Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.5
5214 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5214 people are saying
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DCCustomer
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

The place is very nice. The service is POOR. They can not handle the traffic specially on a Friday and Saturday night. The menu is very weird. I mean seriously weird. Nothing normal on the menu.

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vipPabloZ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is a great place to dine or just have drinks..

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SaraK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

To begin, our server acted like she was doing us a favor which is never a good start. She never checked in to see how our food was - through 6 different dishes never once stopped by to ask how everything was. If she had, I would have been able to tell her that the little neck clams, while delicious, were so salty the dish was almost inedible. I guess she figured it was obvious that the food was going to be exceptional and therefore there was no need to even ask. Big mistake. All around us, other tables were greeted by managers, the chef, and not a single person inquired about how our experience was. We will not be returning.

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MarcusG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Miami.
We had such a wonderful meal! Pastrami sandwich was so flavorful. The duck confit was cooked perfectly and so tender. Great drinks as well. We’ll be back once you reopen!

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vipSCB1
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael’s never disappoints and is as good as ever! Had the classic Stracciatela with peaches and an amazing tuna crudo with soy alioli which were standouts in our meal and finished with Harry’s chocolate chunk cookies and a glass of milk.

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vipYolandaG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael’s is my home away from home. Everyone makes me feel like a 2nd family.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice restaurant but prices are ridiculous. $31 for a small piece of grouper without any side dishes. You were given two options of a small pizza one for $24 and the other for 42. Quite simply there’s no way that the food is worth this money. If the prices were cut in half and this would be worth it. Not the case though

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vipBonnieC
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always can count on the quality of the food and the service!

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BrettF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

unbelievable 4 people at a table for brunch, and 4 meals came out individually over 15 minute time period. first person was finished by the time last person got their order. BIZARRE!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible brunch! All food was delicious, great service and great vibe! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipClaumun
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We sat at the bar and continuously had to call the bartender and servers to help us with food and drink.
And the food was just OK.

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AdalbertoH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and service. Entrees little pricey, but excellent.

MW
vipMonicaW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was really bad. Waited for food for a long time.
We have been going to michaels for years and yesterday was not great.

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vipPabloZ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan and staff are amazing. Missed our waiter Lian..

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vipKpmi
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food snd setting!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Not bad food and drinks. Very erratic and slow service. Waited 30 minutes after salad for a pizza. Watched others eat and leave while we sat and waited. When asked for our food we got short retorts followed by an apology. Then the waiter told us, “It’s not my fault but I bought you a drink any way.” What a comment. Shame on you, Michael’s. Never again.

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vipRarelyReviews
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at the bar. Always a great time. Jennifer always takes great care. Highly recommend.

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vipDebra
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very consistent with the food and service. Love having business meetings there even though the noise level is high.

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MaryKay
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's is consistently delicious. I especially loved the 2021 summer twist on his usually tasty stracciatella appetizer using fresh peaches- yum!

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LaurenMC
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a friend’s birthday and it was absolutely amazing! The service was on point as usual and we welcomed the recommendations from our server, who did not disappoint. I come here often and can honestly say this is one of my absolute favorite places. Thank you and btw I want to buy one of the hats!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food at MGFD was so disappointing. First, the menu online was not up to date so several of the items we had hoped to order were unavailable. Once we ordered and our food began to arrive, the presentation of the dishes was so unappetizing. The ceviche looked old and didn’t come with anything (chips, etc.) to eat it with. Thankfully our server took it away. The swordfish was the best dish but still lacked in presentation and the spaghetti was much too salty and didn’t match the description they provided at all. Would not recommend or visit again.

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jorgez
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo es delicioso .

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vipmsbny
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love Michael’s Genuine and had been before on our own and with guests. We made this recent reservation about a month ago for our visit in Miami. We arrived 5 minutes early, were told that our table was being set up. After 15 minutes, still nothing. We were told 2 tables were about to pay. Still waiting. All this time there was an empty table (4 person). Finally we were seated at our 2 person table. About 22 minutes after our arrival. Despite this initial aggravation, the food was great and our server was a polite young woman. Highly recommend the tuna carpaccio. Beautiful flawless dish. The wood oven octopus and the beet tops are also stellar. Will go back hopefully not to be aggravated by poor scheduling by the management.

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Lexi
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience! Food was delicious! I got to try the Chips and dip, octopus was amazing, tuna carpaccio!! Chef Dillion Wolff is incredible as he dropped off a plate and to check on our experience! Thank you! Will be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

The food quality is ok, overpriced and just not good enough

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surprise $1 oysters 🍾🌺

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Menu disappointing fir a 20 year customer
Not up to par. Server wanting. Table next to kitchen loud and uncomfortable

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Have eaten at Michael's on several occasions, usually quite good, but this time was not good at all. Very salty food. Salads swimming in dressing. Underside of pizza charred to blackend crisp (and not in a tasty way). Had brought friends from out of town too and was embarrassed that food was so bad yet expensive. With so many amazing options in Miami, I think I'll take a break from Michael's for a while.

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DCCustomer
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place. Good atmosphere. The food could be better and the service definitely needs improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Small portions for full entree. Fun atmosphere but not good value.

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essayem
West Palm Beach
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable lunch with friends. Food more than ample and delicious.

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AndreaV
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinggg!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point. Never gets old. One of our favorite restaurants in Miami.

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mariac
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

food took too long to come out I think is due to the shortage of workers, it never happened before

JJ
vipJezJohnson
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Paid a LOT of money for VERY LITTLE food! I was starving when I got home!

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LaurenG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious! It was my birthday and we ordered a bunch of appetizers and small plates to share .

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KyleH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the absolute best spots in Miami. Would recommend to anybody when visiting Miami.

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MarceloA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow, but the food was great and the atmosphere was exciting.

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vipShayH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food. My husband said the octopus was the best he’s ever had and my chicken was delicious. Service was a bit slow. We sat outside due to Covid and they did a great job adding plants and lights to give it a nice ambiance as well as add fans to keep it cooler.

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vipHollyL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch. Food and service were excellent. Love the sangria!

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You can order delivery directly from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami using the Order Online button. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 573-5550.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.5 stars by 5214 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.