Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
4709 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. 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Very good food, but EXTREMELY expensive! Watch out for the “off menu” wines.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration with friends. We enjoyed at a round table with delicious food and nice white wine from Hungary.

RO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, reasonably priced, good service,
Good beer (Hrubia)

M
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service.

JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the food, but the gotta do better on the presentation of their so called "Corn Ribs" basically 1 corn for like 14. Not all pieces were fully seasoned. I would have cooked on cob then chopped the kernels off the cob and then combined all the seasonings so every bite gets it and you dont have to dirty your hands.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food wasn’t that good and they weightier didn’t explain that they only sever in tapas portions.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome best brunch ever! French Toast and Kimchi Benedict soooooo delish!

S
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An overall great and satisfying experience as usual.

JC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional cuisine, a gem in the design district!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The waiter we had was mediocre. Barely came to the table. Asked for an update on our food TWICE. Brought dessert menus after we asked for the check and offered free dessert but we declined bc overall everyone was antsy to leave and head out.

j
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was not a good luncheon. The quality of the food was not there. The pastrami was all fat, the beers were warm, and the prices were much higher than previous times. A disappointment for what was a stellar place.

RS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Too damn loud.

ST
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The music was too loud which it hard to talk to each other and our server. Nice location, cozy, nice ambiance. Our server could have a been a bit more genuinely friendly. Price/ quality/ quantity wasn’t fair in our opnion. Thanks.

s
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, awesome menu, have been to Michael's on numerous occasions!!

g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst service ever . for over 20 mins we where ignored at the bar. bartenders where talking to echaother .

EF
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The worst service ever.
Really bad Sunday brunch menu.

R
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was really good. Menu does change a lot so if you really liked something it might not be there next time. Had a hard time ordering but was surprised once we did everything was good. Favorited: rice cakes, corn ribs, and crunchy pig ears!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host and server were extremely helpful and nice!

KP
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and as always amazing service. Ordered whole snapper and it was done perfectly!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as usual.

SS
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way as usual....

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was really fun

K
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!!!

MD
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent brunch!!! Delicious food, the pancakes were excellent and the eggs Benedict. Will return when I return to Miami since I live in Puerto Rico.

MB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. On the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!!!

B
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delectable tastes across a varied menu. Pricey compared to similar designed restaurants, but this is the Design District. Crowded bar scene in this fairly small indoor makes for a fairly loud ambient accompaniement. But flavirs prevail and well worth a visit. Fall or winter periods seating outdoors will make thus far more comfortable.

M
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very spice! 4 dishes hot fire spice! Not happy.

i
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was lovely and patient. Food was really great. Lovely dinner, thank you! xx

L
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great- the chicken and short ribs especially! Great dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It was...just OK. Ordered a glass of wine ($20) and got 1/4 of one...when I complained of was told that they measure their 5 oz pours...but the 2 that were brought out were not the same amount. They brought us “a little more “ in a mini- carafe...not worth the $$$...I would’ve been better off ordering a bottle!!

KG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been going to Michael’s for many years & over time, the quality of the food has diminished. There doesn’t seem to be as much care & attention given to how it’s prepared. I had the grouper & it was over cooked. I’ve stopped ordering the ceviche because the last time I had it, there was too much liquid in the serving. Maybe too many locations with less attention to detail...I’m not sure. I won’t visit again anytime soon.

y
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank you so much! I had a great time at Michaels
I will send my friends.

SK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Happy hour values prior to being seated for dinner were terrific. Staff was very friendly and attentive! However, dinner took a long time to come out from the kitchen...and was served staccato. Prices for salads and fish dishes were a little high; desert prices were especially high. Still, Recommend. Terrific ambience.

NH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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FR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always a good choice in MidTown Miami. Very good oysters, very good chevice and tuna tartare. The octopus was perfect and a good fragrant Pizza. This place is Always a guarantee for our family.

AR
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good but the hostess was not welcoming, the service started extremely slow but got better after a complaint, and the restuarant was loud. Interestingly, the table next to us complained as well and sent the chicken back twice.

SA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a mini reunion with friends from near and far. It’s always a good idea to to MGFD. Thanks again for friendly and attentive service and awesome food! See you soon!

MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. Service friendly and attentive.

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