Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

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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. The restaurant is open seven days a week and serves lunch, an afternoon menu, dinner and brunch. Our main dining room and courtyard seat 100, and The Bar Room, an additional 16, with 24 more seats at a welcoming bar where guests can enjoy our Afternoon Menu including raw bar from 3pm-5:30pm Monday through Saturday. 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.

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HH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Been many times but on this visit had really subpar service. Waiter was dismissive when we did not order appetizers or starters. Totally ignored until time for bill. And wasn't too busy. Was socializing with friends at another table. Noticed several other tables had issues as well.

JB
Miami
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went for brunch. Friendly staff and service. Food was just okay. Portions were very small. There were four of us and the food came out at different times for each of us. The one item they didn't have to cook from the Raw Bar took the longest to get. Overall it was okay.

DE
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Waiter-Liam-was exceptional. Chicken liver crostini and the whole chicken were delicious. French fries were not as good as they used to be.

LL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous at people watching frenetic frenzy. Gotta go!

S
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The restaurant was buzzing with people from the Design Districts mainly. The appetizer of heirloom tomatoes and burrito was the best. Very delicious. The grilled octopus was rubbery and uneventful. The server took it off our check. The grouper was overcooked and so dry. So disappointed. But. The server was very professional and service oriented.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We waited over 45 minutes to even get a basket of bread. Service was bad, I will never eat there again.

RV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jumbo stone crabs were the best in the city. Octopus fantastic deviled eggs delicious!!

p
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

N
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Was great food but the service was too slow we were waiting 30 min between appetizers and main course , but desert was coming with apology and free!;) still the best restaurant in Design District for the ladt 6 years

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food
Very nice terrace

GG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience as always!! Thank you to the staff ❤️

YG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch, was nice a relaxing! Love the location and the food was tasty!

SB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were there for lunch and it took over 30 minutes to get our meal. The meals were average and the portions small . I was expecting more.

PO
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Two in our group had the Tuna Bowl, while I had the Arugula and Pear Salad with Grilled Shrimp. We all stated our meal was great. As well, our server, Danilo, was very professional. Anticipatory, attentive, pleasant and thorough. We enjoyed the Michael’s Genuine experience immensely!

DP
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Smokers should be given a table on the periphery. There were 4 people sitting at the table next to us and it just ruined our meal. In addition, when the pompano was served the bone was not removed until we were about 1/4 way through.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun lively spot. Service was great, food great. A lot of fun!

D
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been twice and it was witthbteyurning too

m
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was ok but not special in any ways. Definitely over priced! A small piece of a one side fillet of a local grouper $28...A small bowl of butter lettuce $15! Etc etc. We had to wait for our table as no one of the staff would clean a empty one even though we had a reservation and arrived on time. We won’t be going back so fast. Shame. They’re so many restaurants to choose from, one would think that restaurants would try harder and give better value but nope.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

I
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We know this place for many years. Excellent food and service, always fresh farm products, friendly staff. Pork belly and hair loom tomatoes salat are amazing. Love this place...

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality food, 10/10 delicious!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and always consistent!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Took 2 hours to get the food which did not all come at the same time. After all that time the $84 steak was rare when we asked for it to be medium and the fingerling potatoes were raw.

GV
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

t
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Has always been 1 of our favorites, thus was a business lunch client was from palm beach had never dined here he was impressed with the food prep & quality. Service was a bit off who

BG
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food is not what is was in prior years At best, all our dishes were average.

PH
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The location, food, and every-day experience at Michael's Genuine earns the restaurant 5 stars. Confidently I am able to bring guests new to Miami to Michael's and it never disappoints. The contemporary American cuisine with a Miami-flare is a great introduction to our local cuisines and the setting makes every guest feel like they are somewhere special.

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Place never disappoints

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch in the history of brunches and great cocktails.

JM
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good location. Good flavor on most of the small plate.

JB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

It's been several years since my last visit and now I remember why. I had a 9:15pm reservation and didn't get seated until 10:30pm. That's completely unacceptable. The manager send over some $5 potato chips and dip as compensation for the wait. Also totally unacceptable. While the food and drinks were great, it is not worth the way they treat people there. Maybe I'll go back in another couple of years after I forget about this horrible experience.

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Losing its edge. Still good

CD
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a blast! Amazing food, great atmosphere
Will be back soon!

OT
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious, fresh and innovative. Staff is helpful, friendly and thoughtful about remembering allergies. One of my Miami favorites!

P
Miami
212 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in a beautiful setting. Great food. Great people watching.

AS
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with the team at Michael's Genuine produces that feeling that you know you are home. From the moment you walk in the door, the host greets you as if you are family. The servers always recognize and have friendly face for new and returning patrons. Although delicious and creative cuisine generally is the main factor for a successful restaurant (and I agree), I also recognize the importance of a well trained team that facilitates the production of the intended dining experience. With the understated casual atmosphere incorporated into the mix, the entire ingredients are there for a memorable experience. I am a big Fan.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We sat outside, and it was lovely.

SA
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super service great atmosphere very good as always

JR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the best Sunday brunches, great ambiance, great place!

MJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Not the usual amazing must visit miami restaurant. Server was poor and food was just ok.