Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
5297 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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  • Half Off Bottled Wine Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Enjoy any bottle of wine on our wine list at half price on Mondays! Any and all bottles are available for this special (dine in only) and there is no limit to how many bottles you can purchase.
  • $1 Oyster + Half Off Champagne Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Enjoy $1 Island Creek Oysters and Half Off select Champagne by the glass and bottle!

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 5297 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBUSA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I frequent this restaurant after this experience will not be anywhere on the list to go to lunch dinner or anything. Spent $100 on a pastrami sandwich a salad and a bottle of water. It’s not the money, point is I couldn’t eat the sandwich. I guess the food quality doesn’t matter anymore…..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great brunch dishes, ambiance was great, music selection usually jazz was changed, not sure that’s a great idea hut it was ok. That was the only thing that wasn’t great.

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vipBigG5
Miami
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Still a delightful destination to dine...but, food is not what it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Pesimo servicio. Carta muy acotada. Increible como ha caido de calidad

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Viv1974
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A bit disapointed with the food. Ordered the whole snapper to share and it wa sbig but full of fish bones…
The grilled octopus apetizer was like a store sample. Like a quarter of a tentacle!
Ither than the food, the service and ambience were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place killer food

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vipMarioV
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were great as usual. Nice to experience consistency and personalized customer service.

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vipGato
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen was awesome at the bar, per usual!

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amantefoodlover
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place is amazing, the food… not so much
I don’t mine to paid for quality. I don’t think the food and drinks were at the level for price .

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vipwmmc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid food as always. A few standouts such as the mango salad. A bit pricey though it seems most restaurants have removed specials and/or slightly increased prices recently (after Covid reopening).

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vipNataliaO
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing.
The food is delicious, and the service is amazing.
Every time I bring my dog, they treat him very special always making sure that he has water and if he is comfortable :)
I recommend 100% this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time food was not outstanding but poor quality

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vipLori
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's Genuine never disappoints. Can't wait to see what they do to renovate! They will be missed during the closing.

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MiguelR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quite simply, one of the best tasting 'chicharron's' in Miami! If you want top-notch pork belly, then you have found it in Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Oh, and great mixologist at the bar!

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Henry
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been in a few years and the food, service and ambience were as top-notch as ever. Great food and service. Highly recommend. In great location for art exhibitions and shoppping.

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vipGato
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Service and food were great, fave local spot.

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vipalexm
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent , wonderful evening

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MehmetC
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice neighborhood, fine place to dine. Service is slow. Expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good that’s why it’s one of my favorite places to have a great meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Good food! The octopus was the winner! The snapper was a little salty but flavorful, it comes with arugula salad but the menu said only grapefruit and fennel salad, a lot of arugula but no fennel. My husband is not fan of arugula, he was a little disappointed. The cocktail Passion in Oaxaca was very good, the Sangria Loca was only ok! Good vibes and ambiance!

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LinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ! We know Chef Michael since his beginnings ! As always superb

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Really disappointed. This has always been one of my favorite restaurants. But this time was a total mess. We got squashed into a tiny corner table when i had reserved a high top. No one came to even offer water for 15 minutes. We were served our food without silverware to eat it. I really hope this was just an off day and not how this restaurant will be moving forward.

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vipDFmiami
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Aperol Spritz was a 10/10. Tough to find a good one mixed properly !

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiter seemed uninterested in attending us.

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vipNomiya
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends! Had such a wonderful time!!! Enjoyed our lunch and atmosphere!!! Thank you!!!

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vipCarmelaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun Vibe! Must to for brucnh

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alang
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as good as always. Michael's never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Waiter explained the menus and was very knowledgeable, and offered suggestion. Only complaint was the drinks. Drinks were expensive but not exceptional. If I am going to pay 20 dollars for a drink, I expect something different or extraordinary not a generic margarita. We switched to beer after our first drink. Beer selection was decent. Would definitely return but would stick to beer and wine. Food was simple but extraordinarily delicious , simple flavors elevated to the next level. Must haves : pork belly , and the rigatoni was fantastic.

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westonjojo
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lite bite full meal can’t go wrong
Food is always creative and delicious

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vipJerseyGirl
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Have had dinner here before and it was excellent. Lunch on the other hand was sub par. The food was ok, nothing special. Turkey sandwich was dry, and prices were high given quality. Service was excellent. Will try again for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love good pizza and oysters paired with my personal favorite cocktail look no further! BEST experience BEST service BEST PIZZA I have ever had!! Trust me on this one, eating inside has a fun bar, eating outside is relaxing and cozy! Enjoy

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null
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like the cocktail drinks and food.
Love Wednesday Champagne Specials :)

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Nicedinner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Huge disappointment.
The waiter was never around and few times when he was, he had attitude.
Unbelievable.
Never asked if we wanted any drinks, took over an hour for main dish to arrive.
Everything was wrong this time! It's time to close this restaurant. Not good anymore.

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vipMattDoris
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Mixed up order, ended up eating the appetizer and than waiting for an hour wrong food came and then we left. They tried hard did not charge us for the food. Just on of those days

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MichaelP
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food was good but slightly overpriced for the quality. The service was excellent. My biiggest complaint is that the restaurant closes at 4 for renovations and our reservation was for 3:15. Although our waitress tried to be as helpful as possible, we felt rushed and weren't evengiven time to order dessert. Honestly with all of the great restaurants in Miami, I would think twice about returning.

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vipChristyC
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, this place is consistently good. Outdoor patio is quite nice,

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BruceP
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was unable to locate my Open Table reservation- fortunately, a table was available and we enjoyed our delicious and creative meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The location and ambiance was great. The food was probably about average; everything we ordered was very over flavored, over cooked and spicey. Our medium rare steak came out medium well, octopus was over cooked, and both were extremely spicey. I think this place could have a lot of potential, but our food was just okay.

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ClaudiaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Always loved Michael’s, have been going since 2010 and has been our favorite restaurant in Miami but we have noticed that service has become poor, few servers, attitude and they barely come to the table to check on us, this is the second time in one month and value for money is really not with it.

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Tambocha
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gran comida como siempre, un servicio inmejorable y calidad unica

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FAQs

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 Postmates and 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 4.6 stars by 5297 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.