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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#30 of 3,378 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586 (N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue)
+1 305-573-5550
Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Brooklyn
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here today (1/14/17) I had to immediately post this review to express my extreme disappointment. As I sit here my stomach is still recovering from the greasiness of the food and the lackluster service. We were a total of four and had a reservation and were seated immediately outdoors upon arriving. The restaurant wasn't too busy but seemed... More 

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so sorry your party was disappointed and I will like to discuss further. Please reach me directly at alina@michaelsgenuine.com. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Park City, Utah
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334 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the spot for brunch in Miami. Excellent food all around including the rice cake and the French Toast. Outdoor seating was nice and it has a hip but good vibe. Overall we found the menu inventive and fun. A must in Miami.

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our Brunch menu and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is located in the design district Waited for a seat but it was well worth it We had the Steak au poivre & duck confit Food was very delicious, our bar drinks were great Server was friendly & accommodating Definitely return when back in town

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Lisa. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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187 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Design District is a top fashion street mall with few options to eat! Michael's has outside and inside seating. The price is very affordable! And the food is delicious! Corn soup was the soup of the day! A little spicy but wr loved! Our orders were Veg burger, roasted vegetables salad and tuna sashimi. This is a very cool restaurant... More 

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, Denise. We are glad you enjoyed lunch with us and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have no complaints about the food and service. Everyone was very nice and the good was very good. I recommend making a reservation because it's always crowded. Even with the crowds the staff are nice and friendly. Menu is limited but excellent Very fresh and well made

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took forever to get there from the beach, felt rushed to order, food okay, wouldn't go back. Very $$ for what it was.

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Robyn. We are deeply sorry about your last experience at Michael's Genuine. Please contact us directly at alina@michaelsgenuine.com thus we can further discuss. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant in the Miami District Design. Nice service and very good food. Great choice of food, from meat to vegan friendly lentils... try them! Good choice of beverages and non stop ice tea refill

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello Simona, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We can not wait to see you again. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place into a beautiful block for shopping. Service is a weak point as well as care of details. More to improve

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. Please feel free to reach out directly to alina@michaelsgenuine.com to further discuss your experience. We will love to learn more details on your recent visit to our restaurant. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm and attentive service, but uninspired food (and rather steeply priced priced for what it is ... especially given the options in the city). All in all, a bit "meh"; would not consider revisiting.

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry your expectations were not fulfilled on your last visit. Please email me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com so we can further discuss. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had high expectations for this restaurant with all the rave reviews but was disappointed. Food was good but not great. Setting and ambiance was nice and service was okay. Cocktails were excellent. Will probably not return.

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry we disappointed you on your recent visit. Please feel free to email me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com if you prefer to discuss further. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
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
Description
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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