Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
5266 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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Experiences

  • Valentine's Dinner

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Treat your Valentine to a special four course Chef's tasting menu. Choice of appetizers include Steak Tartare with truffle aioli or Wood Oven Roasted Uni, and entrees include choice of Char Grilled Cobia and Peppercorn Crusted Beef Short Rib. Vegetarian options are available and our a la carte menu will not be offered. Beverage is not included, and wine pairings curated by our Sommelier team will be available as well as our extensive wine list and full cocktail menu. Credit card will be charged for the base price for the menu ($125 per person + tax) and does not include gratuity or beverage.

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 5266 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice happy hour menu and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the bigger space and the food was all delicious congratulation’s on the crisp and fresh new look ! We loved it very much !

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Brunch tan bueno como siempre, restaurant caro pero de gran calidad.

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vipGioGio2
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food options, great indoor as well as outdoors seating. Loved the new renovation. Just the perfect restaurant in the Design District.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food but took forever!
Half of the order came almost 30 minutes after the first part.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

My steak was over cooked. Neither the waiter nor the manager properly addressed the problem. The refire of my steak didn’t materialize in a reasonable amount of time. I, therefore, ended up eating a complementary salad for my dinner while the other guests enjoyed their entrees. The manager I complained to argued with me about the time required for a medium rare steak - very unprofessional. I have been frequenting this restaurant since it’s initial opening. After this experience I will not return.

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vipLovetoeat
Miami
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was horrible! After the appetizer, the food took half hour to come wrong!
They brought my chicken before the other 2 guests. Then brought a wrong order for my daughter. We sent back. The Steak frites of my son, that was order medium rare, came well done. We sent back. By the time it came back, we had eaten already and my son lost his appetite.
A disaster and super over charged.

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vipmonicaz
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent as always.. location renovated, very nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. We had the octopus, blue fin tuna, truffle pizza, mussels and cookies/confection. Loved our wait staff - Daniel M.

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vipDRfromKS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outside seating. Food was excellent. Design district is so
Cool. Was a little loud. Would recommend.

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vipAlexMP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Great that MIchael’s Genuine kitchen is back.
Lamb and eggplant medium plate is spectacular.
Solid wine list and yes, the signature Manhattan
Is on the menu.
Great service by Lian.
Looking forward to go back with a bigger party
Almost forgot, strawberry tart…. Impressed! The crème pâtissière was on spot, very high end finish 👏🏻

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MICHAEL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new renovations, food as usual was excellent. We had the spicy lamb eggplant, yellowtail, tile fish, and sun chokes

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vipSusanR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael Genuine is back! And we were delighted to find that it’s better than ever. We ate outside in the expanded courtyard, which was comfortable with outdoor heaters. The inside looked spacious and open to the air as well. The experience felt very Covid safe. The food was amazing! Every dish was great, from the chicken liver crostini and shrimp toast snacks to the lamb and eggplant, and the rabbit leg confit, and roasted carrots. And Michael’s special red wine. We took home a dessert of cookies and brownies. Really, a perfect meal.

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vipRodrigoC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food could be better, price of liquor is excessive

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Daniel our server was excellent. We ordered individual appetizers. Two of them (including a salad) came out 5 minutes after the first two. The rabbit leg was cooked perfectly, but the sauce might be too sweet for some. The Chilled Sun Shrimp was mostly "crispy heads". The grouper was delicious but a tad salty. Coq au Vin was good. New larger space is quite nice. Music got a little loud at 6:30. Prices are a bit high. Overall a nice experience. We'll try lunch/brunch soon.

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vipKxg71
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and location. Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The new space is beautiful but we did not think the food was as good as in the old days... which is very sad. The bone marrow dish had about two tablespoons of marrow and the truffle pizza did not have much taste of truffle, and only two truffle shavings on the whole pizza. The roasted grouper was over-cooked too, but on the bright side the onion dip and potato chips are still on the menu and are just as good as in the old days.

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vipMavrickshah
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice food and ambiance service was inattentive

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DiDi
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael’s Genuine is still one of the best restaurants in Miami. Brickell? Eh. Design District and MG = greatness. Great food, lovely service, nice crowd- win, win, win. Just go. You won’t regret it.

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vipRobertS
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthdays…excellent food, professional service, beautiful “new” restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was disappointed with my food- it wasn't exactly what I expected on the burger. Just an average restaurant.

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vipReneR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great experience! LOVE the new addition to the restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Hostess was incredibly rude when I arrived. She was not accommodating even though I had a reservation.

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vipGuyC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always, new dishes are really amazing

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vipElyseE
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Like the new menu items and still the old favorites. Special thanks to our waiter, Daniel, for excellent service in these difficult times. Only down side was the dessert - miss the original dessert chef.

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Hello
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Salad was fabulous!

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NujO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outdoor tables are nice for people watching. Easy to find public parking.
Were here 15 years ago and got cook book. Back then the area was run down. Go back again as I still remember Pork Belly dish that I can't find any where else and the area now is fun for window shopping!!

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MartinZ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice moment spent at the restaurant, i would recommend it without hesitating.

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vipamym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The service is extremely slow. We had the 24oz ribeye which was $139 (not the issue as we knew the price) and it came out freezing cold. They offered to heat it up (cook it some more) but we had waited so long we said no. When we weren’t interested in free dessert they did nothing!

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fresh ingredients. Unique dishes and flavors

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michaelm
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very helpful on menu selection. Location was a bit noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very loud ambiance, and water dropping from the ceiling on the new inside part of the venue.

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vipUlla
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff were super friendly! Joe and Jack specifically!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the new menu and expanded indoor/outdoor seating

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vipGioMolina
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From confirming my reservation with the hostess until checkout, everyone and everything was amazing. Great quality overall!

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vipLisa
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A bit dissapointed in the brussel sprouts. They lacked flavor and were not crispy.

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vipSaraG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and overall experience

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CarmenM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Do not order the COQ AU VIN. It is inedible. So tough we could NOT cut it. Did not eat a single bite of the chicken.

The rigatoni was overcooked and the cheese sauce poured over the top was cold.

Our server was wonderful!!!

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vipOdiguy
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place to eat great food and to see and be seen.

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 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 5266 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.