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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (94 reviews)
“pork belly” (93 reviews)
“pig ears” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank madiestan
Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 6 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 20 September 2017

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 20 September 2017

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

Reviewed 19 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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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