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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
+1 305-573-5550
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

2 o'clock res, arrived right at 2, still had to wait for a table. Service was slow. Two of the four items we ordered had ingredients listed on the menu that were nowhere to be found when the dishes were served to the table. The...More

Thank ALAN R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the place! We sat outside on a pretty Thursday evening, and we knew we were for a treat! We could have just as well sat inside, but I would have needed a fur coat for that, as the AC was on full! :)...More

Thank martynaonyszko
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at Michael's Genuine since it opened in 2006. When the amazing Hedy Goldsmith was the pastry chef but still Michael Schwartz is totally amazing. This restaurant is known for their farm to table within 48 hours and nothing is frozen. It's...More

Thank AntonioD917UES
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Antonio, Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your experience at our restaurant. We all look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

After a number of "signature" restaurantes we found this. A local bistro type place - set in the middle of the Miami Design District i.e. The fancy shopping district of town. First impression so so - they didn't seem to have my reservation but we...More

Thank Golfista1967
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit. Best Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 20 August 2017

While the menu is not normal - expect unique dishes providing different flavorings, the food is consistently top notch! We shared and I encourage you to share with your group too. Good wine selection and cocktail bar too. Service started on the slow side but...More

Thank gammish
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

It was my first Miami Spice choice this year. The food was delicious, from the duck salad to the chocolate budino with spiced donuts that were still warm. The staff was very attentive and enjoyed the ambience.

Thank latina827
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I went there thanks to Antony Bourdaine show. The place is located in a very nice neighborhood, surrounded by hi-end boutiques like Prada, YSL and etc. There are tables inside and outside and all of them are served perfectly. It is not the cheapest place...More

Thank Irina F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I went to lunch here with a visiting friend. The food and service were excellent! When in the Design district, this would certainly get a return visit!

Thank penny d
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Top-notch dinner; very inventive menu - even the basics were stellar: best onion dip ever; best hummus in North America. Striking decor - great spot for a fun meal.

Thank MarfaMan
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Hello, Thank you for your review. We love to hear you enjoyed your whole experience at our restaurant. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place. Food is great, ambiance is amazing. If you have the pocket to take a date out here, you have yourself a winner. It's also good for night great meal, but think you would be better utilizing this place for a...More

Thank Renemesis
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review and for recommending our restaurant. We'll look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

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Response from OASette | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will have space enough to your baby
22 June 2015|
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Response from winetraveler17 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant, not lodging. Don't know about wifi.
27 April 2015|
Response from WalterCo | Reviewed this property |
They do have vegetarian options, and very good at that. You can see their menu online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
    (N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-573-5550
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is a showcase for the cuisine of Chef/Owner Michael Schwartz, with prices designed to encourage frequent dining. This unpretentious bistro seats 90 indoors and out, with another 14 seats at a handsome bar. Doubling as a casual neighborhood dining spot and a culinary destination, the bright, airy space in Miami’s evolving Design District showcases Schwartz’s trademark new American cuisine at prices designed to encourage frequent dining. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the menu is chock full of choices encouraging everything from a light bite to a multi-course feast. A quick glance at the menu and Michael's intentions for this restaurant are revealed. Notable is the frequency of the word homemade in the descriptions of dishes -- be it pasta, French fries or rabbit terrine. At the same time, Michael's takes advantage of the Chef’s decades-long relationships with winemakers to offer diners the opportunity to try a variety of wines at great value.
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