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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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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (83 reviews)
“pork belly” (93 reviews)
“pig ears” (25 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
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1 - 10 of 961 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a Saturday lunch, and it was jammed. I would recommend a reservation. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating. When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly hostess and promptly sat for our 1pm reservation. Not long after that our server,...More

Thank 3,902,244
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your detailed review. We'll make sure to share your experience with our staff. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice dinner in a up and coming section of Miami. The food was excellent. The wine list was extensive and it was great the waiter actually knew quite a bit about the various selections. We had one disturbing event that was completely out of...More

Thank GerardEvans
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Gerard. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful Birthday Dinner and hope you join us again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to visit this restaurant when I saw an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate at the Food Network where three of the desserts they rated as unforgettable had been served here. I am glad I made that decision! We really enjoyed...More

Thank Luciafernandez62
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Lucia, Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your dining experience. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I seriously can tell that the meals are delicious and the customer service is amazing. I made the decision to try grilled shrimp and yes it was delightful. Unfortunately though, smoked salmon was common. My time here was interesting. I will likely return here.

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

Hello Jesse, We thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed both our food and genuine service. Hope to see you again soon!! Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We came here for lunch on a Monday and sat outside. The inside was very comfortable but outside was what we wanted. My friend had a Cherry Rosemary Soda made from scratch and it was delicious. I had a bottle of San Pellegrino water. We...More

Thank RobMaitland
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review, Rob. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manger

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DeeM0r
13 May 2016|
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Response from OASette | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will have space enough to your baby
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SavvyTraveler305
22 June 2015|
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Response from winetraveler17 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant, not lodging. Don't know about wifi.
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ClaudiaAbroad
27 April 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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