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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami, Miami, FL

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
4.6
5440 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-0894

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Schwartz, CDC Dillion Wolff

  • Catering

    For private events, please contact Events Manager Tiffany Smith at tiffany@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    Since the restaurant opened in 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.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ocampo: (305) 599-9906

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Cross street

    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and Valet Parking available.

  • Public transit

    Miami Dade Transit Bus Lines # 2, # 3,# 9, # 10, # 36, # 93, # 202, # 236. <br /><br />For detailed route information go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/tm_for_web.pdf

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Genuine Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Bradley Herron and team offer this exclusive interactive experience featuring MGFD classic dishes in a tasting menu format with a few surprises thrown in. Menu may include Prime Steak Tartare, Baby Beet Carpaccio, House Made Spaghetti with clams, Wood Roasted Grouper, Slow Roasted Short Rib and Milk Chocolate Cremoso and is subject to change. This experience is offered for the entire table only and for parties of 6-10 people. Sommelier Ray Sholes offers an expertly curated wine pairing kicking off with a glass of bubbles for an additional $75 per person.

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What 5,440 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Contemporary American

  • Downtown Areas

    Most Booked

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  1. SH

    SophiaH

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Disappointed. This has been my favorite restaurant for years. I take everyone to Michael’s, but last night I had a party of 6 to celebrate my husband’s birthday... And for the 1st time I was disappointed. Most of the things we tried to order from the menu were not available... So so disappointing. The service was also slow.
  2. m

    muhammadq

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really very good experience!!! Definitely a Michelin Star restaurant, amazing waiter and service. Great recommendations.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine List, exquisite great sommelier. Food was super creative, excellent server. The desert that had the ginger ice cream was the highlight. Never have tried something similar the mix those flavors.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The crispy squash blossoms were our favorite!
  5. LF

    LonnyF

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. My only comment would be the food came out too fast.
  6. MS

    MarinaS

    Miami

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The staff are not pleasant. The hostess was not a pleasure to deal with. Did not explain that the kitchen is closing for a break and that’s the reason we have to hurry with our order, was not trying to help us to get fed. The waiter was nice and was trying to help us. The food is mediocre. The atmosphere was nice.
  7. MA

    MARAZ

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    inefficient service, one of the dishes, a chicken was very hard. bad beer choices.
  8. i

    ikeike

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    For the price points I had better expectations- Fish I ordered was not seasoned at all Steak was perfect
  9. CA

    ClaudiaA

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Lunch menu is okay, nothing elaborated or that cant get anywhere else. I was expecting better for their prices.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Ray, was fantastic. Loved all our appetizers. Squash blossoms, thick cut potato chips &amp; shrimp toast was fantastic. Delicious octopus, best I ever had and rigatoni was excellent
  11. S

    Shindy

    Charleston

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I requested a booth and we got one right where you walk in. It was perfect! It was an inside table but close to the outside. Best of both worlds! The food was delicious and the service was great.
  12. o

    omarr

    Monterrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    mal servicio, comida rica pero mucho ruido. tienen que mejorar la atencion.
  13. c

    cristykins

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loving the new layout. Luis was extremely attentive. He gave us great recommendations and made sure we were well taken care of. The food was great, as always. We had the lamb with roasted eggplant, the squash blossoms, king crab tostada, and wild mushroom panini. Everything was fresh and the perfect temperature. The tahini chocolate cheesecake was the perfect ending to our meal. Michael’s never disappoints!
  14. IS

    IvyS

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Have been a regular at Michael’s since the beginning (mid 2000’s). The new space is lovely but the menu is tired, the recipes just OK and it’s no longer “special”. A $30 salad, with protein, for lunch is too pricey. If it was to die for/never had something like it/ well maybe. But both salads were good but were not unforgettable. It will be a long time before I return again.
  15. MJ

    MJH01

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael's was an amazing experience! Our first time, researched on Yelp"best"restaurants in the Design District. Michael's caught my attention from the beginning! We loved it too ❤
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very limited menu for brunch . 90 percent with eggs. Only three lobsters for the day . Ran out . Too many waiters for one table made the waiters confused with questions on the drinks they did t have answers
  17. z

    zoilyluz

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for lunch on Saturday’s! The food was delicious as always with my favorite drink Cabarete Spritz, so refreshing and I have to comment about Kristina, who offered us the best service. Definitely one of my favorite places in Miami.
  18. PB

    PeterB

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous fun menu, great service and Ray rocks ....
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food was delicious. Service was good as well.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Portions are very small for the prices and compared to before. Good quality seems to have gone down a little and service was not great. Waited a long time for drinks, no one refilled water, flat water was poured on top of our sparkling water, table was cleared sporadically.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for girlfriend Sunday brunch!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my long-time favorites got a makeover. Excellent food and cocktails, going strong now for well over a decade!
  24. LM

    LeonardoM

    Miami

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Very disappointed for the first time in this restaurant, service was erratic and food was well bellow previous visits.
  25. S

    Shshs

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    The tuna and hibachi tartare were extremely salty. Everything else was ok not extraordinary.pizza 49$ Steak 139$. Not worth it. Good cocktails good service and nice vibe
  26. CQ

    ChantelQ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Came for Father’s Day and had such a nice time. Food was amazing!
  27. LR

    LeslieR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was very expensive for the quality and quantity. I don’t mind paying for good food, but no one at the table loved any of their meals. It was disappointing.
  28. CM

    CMcG

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful Father’s day brunch with my daughter and husband. The drinks were delicious and the food was impeccable! Enjoyed the hamachi crudo that was just so fresh and prefect compliment of tang and savory… the pastrami dish was exquisite and had the perfect heat and the collards were cooked perfectly - just so yummy!!! My daughter liked the breakfast pizza (although she enjoyed the burrata and peaches appetizer more 🤷🏻‍♀️). The octopus tacos were also superb … octopus was perfectly cooked and within the crunch shell it was flavorful and delectable contrast in that yummy guacamole. We followed with the toffee bread pudding and that also didn’t disappoint - it was a perfect ending - and shared amongst three … couple bites each with dad getting an extra bite since it his day after all! our brunch was a delightful experience and we can’t wait to return !!! Our server, David, was amazing and knew the menu so well; he described every dish we asked about so well that we ordered without hesitation and were delighted with every bite!
  29. VD

    VeronicaD

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a great brunch for Father’s Day! David our server was great.. the breakfast pizza was amazing! Will be back soon
  30. MO

    MicheleO

    Fort Lauderdale

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Michael’s Genuine! The food is creative and delicious! My favorite server is Lian! He is so friendly and attentive to his customers … MG exceeds all our expectations! Bon appetite!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was exceptionally slow. Food took forever and then it was just ok. I had the chicken and it was so tough that it was hard to eat. It was served on a bed of ceasar salad that was wilted from the hot chicken and flavorless. Caviar service was good but pricey for what it was. I’ve had better meals for half the price.
  32. L

    Lplp

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was slow but overall a good experience
  33. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Our server was not attentive. She was also dismissive and sarcastic. Our food took an hour to get to the table. I forgot the servers name but she was on the heavier side and had blonde hair.
  34. GJ

    GregoryJ

    Miami

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is Great place for gathering and has a lot good vibes.
  35. MA

    MARENI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A culinary hotspot in the Miami Design District. Recently renovated, with a stylish bar and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Lots of interesting menu items (with good-sized portions) and an extensive, imaginative wine list. Friendly, attentive service. Don’t forget to make a reservation. Mareni &amp; Bob
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu and atmosphere. Definitely plan on coming back the next time I’m in Miami.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fathers Day
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Raw bar recommendation TRIO: king crab tostada, hamachi crudo, chilled Sun Shrimp! Ambiance: energetic. Service Staff: attentive, knowledgeable, enjoyed their dinner guests. Recommendation: sound absorbent panels to reduce noise and make it easier to hear dinner guests.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michaels Genuine Food was genuinely amazing! My wife and I were visiting from Austin and this was the last restaurant we visited on our trip. The food was delicious! We had the ceviche (wife hates seafood but even she devoured some), the black truffle pizza (so much flavor and it was cooked to perfection, crunchy yet soft) and a shrimp bread which was delicious. Our servers name was Luis and he was super knowledgeable about the menu and crafted a visual for us to know exactly what to expect from the food. He even brought over the Sommelier, Rey, who was able to recommend the most delicious wine after we explained what kind of wine we liked. We were open to trying something new and we were blown away by the service and taste of everything. The outdoor seating is also nestled in between two building so you don't get a ton of sun so you can eat here anytime! The restaurant manager Ellick also swung by to make sure everything came out great. I would recommend anyone who likes good food and good service to stop by because man I wish we visited everyday. Go to this place!!!
  40. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was exceptional, we ordered drinks, an appetizer, a main course, and dessert. Each dish was better than the last. Can highly recommend the crispy squash blossoms and the house made campanelle. My only complaint is that our server was a little bit inattentive. She often would walk in our direction and then turn around when she got close, it was odd. We also had to ask for water several times as she was not actively refilling our cops. Another thing is that it was a little loud in the restaurant and it was difficult to hear her over the noise. However, I will definitely be going back to Michael’s Genuine. The food was great and appropriately priced and the overall experience was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami using the Order Online button.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 5440 OpenTable diners.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

130 N.E. 40th Street Miami, FL 33137

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and Valet Parking available.

  • Public transit

    Miami Dade Transit Bus Lines # 2, # 3,# 9, # 10, # 36, # 93, # 202, # 236. For detailed route information go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/tm_for_web.pdf

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Schwartz, CDC Dillion Wolff

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-0894

  • Catering

    For private events, please contact Events Manager Tiffany Smith at tiffany@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    Since the restaurant opened in 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.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ocampo: (305) 599-9906

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