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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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“brunch” (99 reviews)
“pork belly” (93 reviews)
“pig ears” (25 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

Came for brunch last month and had to come back last week. Nice size servings, attentive service, excellent drinks (try the Kimchi Michelada), good atmosphere. It's always busy, so you may want to make a reservation. Located in the heart of the Design District. Highly...More

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the heart of the design district this is a casual cafe style restaurant/ bistro offering an eclectic range of dishes from the US and across the globe. Relaxed and vibrant atmosphere but service is a little too laid back with repeated reminders required...More

Thank aprilsbhoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MGFD is located on the newly rebuild Miami Design District, and it has an outstanding set up with a nice bar & tables inside and also outside. They have an outstanding menu for all tastes and sides, a simple but good wine list and beer...More

Thank Ronaldo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

came here for brunch, wow, food was amazing... very crowded very busy, have to book, it was crazy.....

Thank madiestan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael's Genuine provides a superb experience. The food is great, from the excellent raw bar to precisely crafted cooked dishes, but the outstanding experience provided by the staff is what makes the place unique. The vibe is casual but the service is attentive, with every...More

Thank pamouyal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard many good things about Michael's Genuine and I wasn't at all disappointed when my friend and I visited. First of all, it is located in Miami's Design District just a few hundred feet from the ICA, the Institute of Contempory Art, Miami,giving us...More

Thank linod342
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It was very nice to go out with my family, we were staying in Miami for a while and my daughters were getting tired of my food so we decided to go out. We found this place and my daughters wanted to go there EVERYDAY!...More

Thank 05dabkerc
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Their menu is small plates but impactful food with tons of flavor! The service was quick, courteous, and soo attentive. Its worth every penny, and the location itself is very inviting yet relaxing.

Thank babybookworm45
Reviewed 15 October 2017 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 13 October 2017

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
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12 May 2016|
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Response from OASette | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will have space enough to your baby
21 June 2015|
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Response from winetraveler17 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant, not lodging. Don't know about wifi.
26 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
US$30 - US$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
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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