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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
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5044 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink first opened in the Miami Design District in spring of 2007, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that chef/owner Michael Schwartz does best – homemade, unpretentious, delectable, with an emphasis on great local ingredients. Our main dining room and courtyard seat 100, and The Bar Room, an additional 16, with 24 more seats at a welcoming bar. Sunday Brunch is where our small plates shine on a weekly-changing menu of savory and sweet. Our restaurant is located in the vibrant Design District neighborhood, luxury fashion’s new playground in Miami.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5044 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMauM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Terrible service and amazing food and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

service was very slow , food took for ever , quality had really slipped .

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were great. Ambience was not the best. We were seated in front of a very large fan which blew our napkins away in the back of the restaurant (outdoor) next to the kitchen and garbage bins. I do understand that social distancing is important during these times, but I felt like I was “baby in the corner”.

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vipAlanLips
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and cool menu with great food and drinks for a great hangout!

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vipLoriD
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I guess many establishments are still getting back to full service after the pandemic.

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vipRanda
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Very fresh and tasty. Excellent service

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LauraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was excellent. Staff was friendly and attentive. Business was bustling but adhered to social distancing practices. Food and drinks were delicious! Will absolutely go back.

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ArtConcierge
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great energy, outdoor dining with retractable roof and constantly changing farm to table menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! It rained and just as the downpour started the matte Di had already closed the roof just in time!

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vipleord123
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic and they are being careful about Covid. They increased their outdoor seating and tables were not too close together. It was nice to be out again. Service was friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with my two girlfriends and ordered almost every plate on the menu. Not a single one disappointed! We
Will definitely be back!

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vipTerrenceD
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an overall excellent experience. This place is "the best" . Food was incredible

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RenatoC
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and services as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We had a reservation for 8 pm and they sat us at 9:00 pm. Manager was really bad but after we sat down she ended up being better.
Unacceptable that with a reservation we waited 1 hr.
They sat 2 people in a table of four before us.
Really bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not what it use to be

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time Miami favorites. Top

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Love Wednesday all day $1 oyster special!

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vipAlberto
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Restaurant in Miami

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vipMarinaG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Extremely overpriced for mediocre tasting food and small portions . Service is terrible considering the restaurant is not busy

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We booked a table at 3:30 without knowing that the kitchen closes at 4!!!!!
Nobody told us!
Everybody was rushing to bring whatever!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses were very patient

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server, Andres was great!

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vipRafaelL
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Restaurant was supposed to offer a special all weekend long and when we asked for the special, were told they decided not to offer it on that Sunday without informing customers of the said change.

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vipTimT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The portion size was extremely small considering they charged $18 for 1/2 an English muffin with one (1) egg and a very small amount of lobster.
It was good but they should consider noting their brunch items as “samples” rather than an entree.

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vipAlexandraRealtor
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous. Best place to eat in Miami and the Lobster special was amazing.

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vipRiss
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

I love this spot & go there quite frequently I will say the service is typically quite slow. However, the food & ambiance (especially sitting outside) is fantastic.

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vipMiklos39
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The tables are small and the chairs are uncomfortable. Definitely I would NOT return to try more dishes. The tuna tartare was so small that I thought I received only half portion. Only one word for the pork on soft polenta: horrible !

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PakitoInt
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michaels is great however what makes the place extra special is the service from the employees. Special shout out to the bar (Jorge) and making awesome drinks! Andres was our server and he made sure we were super happy. It was raining horribly and they provided us with umbrellas too. Amazing!!!

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vipCourtneyT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loooooooooove this place. Always new items and always. So. Darn. Good

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food!

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vipAngie
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as usual would definitely recommend

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vipRoger
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michaels is one our favorite places to go in Miami. Food is always spectacular and fresh. Service is also consistently very good. There is always a surprise on the menu that changes frequently. Never disappointed going to Michaels! Roger Tovar

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was an amazing server !

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Julie
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for the Vietnamese menu, which turned out to be several Tam Tam "street food" items sprinkled into the regular menu. We shared 4 items. Lunch got off to a good start with steamed mussels in lemongrass broth and bits of pineapple, a thin slice of grilled sourdough on the side. The mussels & pineapple combo was weird, but interesting. The crispy pork belly banh mi sandwich was disappointing, only tiny bits of pork, no pate, no piles of fresh herbs. The green papaya salad was under seasoned but had crunchy bits of pig ear, which was fun. The $10 Viet Elote grilled corn with a shrimp dust crust was the most successful and reasonably priced. Lunch for two with sparkling water, no wine, 1 dessert and coffee came to $135. We're huge fans of Michael's, but felt this lunch was over priced and lacked flavor.

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vipNYC2MIAFoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis our server was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork belly and Kimchi to die for .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Although we had a reservation service time took very long, in fact once we were seated the waiter took an additional 18 minutes to bring our Waters and then proceeded to taking the order. We had to flag him down numerous times to check in on the food ask for additional condiments and refills or second rounds on drinks (he was all over the place) it took 20mins to bring the bill overall dinner experience was 2hours!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The drinks were over sugary and horrific. This used to be an amazing cocktail spot. No longer. Appetizers arrived at the table cold to the touch. Both entrees were like warm and over salted. I have spent special occasions and birthdays here. I recently had two bad meals pre Covid so this is not a Covid issue. It is a poor management issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vey careful measures during Covid 19

FAQs

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 5044 OpenTable diners.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1870/michaels-genuine.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.