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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” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went for lunch. Service was excellent, the soup's day was incredible, cauliflower and avocado just amazing, but the farro rigatoni was tasteless, I don't know what failed maybe the watery sugo ruined the dish. Ambiance was nice and quite.

Thank BlueBsAs
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review. We love to hear you had a great time. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Foodies, This is the place to eat to your heart’s content of all things amazingly done well.. The atmosphere is cozy as it’s a smallish venue, comfortable and totally not stuffy. Michael’s has an open kitchen not only for you to see what’s going...More

Thank ShoshanaA51
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, Shoshana. We love to hear you had a wonderful time at our restaurant and hope to see you next time you are in the area. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waiter was never at our table. We were always looking for him. They never refilled our water or asked if we wanted another drink. The plates were bland. My husband ordered a small dish with eggplant and we kept tasting it trying to figure out...More

Thank tinefromflorida
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations. Please reach me directly at alina@michaelsgenuine.com to further discuss. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for brunch on Mother's Day and it didn't disappoint! The plates are small (like tapas), so plan on having 2 each. The food was amazing! This seems to be a hidden gem that only the beautiful people of Miami know about! Great people...More

Thank Majornelson76
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time and will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time at this restaurant, somehow we just never got around trying it despite many friends suggesting it. It is a cosy and very busy place even weeknights. Surprisingly tasty octopus and crispy pork belly, nice yellowtail sashimi, good duck confit and...More

Thank SharingIsCaring2013
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit and definitely try the whole fish next time. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place located in an alley being so quite and ideal to have a lunch.everything was great.dont forget to try the pig's ears.

Thank doit776951
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken to the place for dinner by some colleagues who already knew it. All very good, the service, the decoration, the outside seating, but most of all the food ... we ordered lots of different dishes and shared, falafel, shrimp, pork belly, oysters,...More

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Albert. We love to hear you enjoyed what we are known for: genuine food and service. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick stop here for desert and coffee - and well worth it. Have heard lots of great things and I found out why. Great flavors and great presentation. Very busy even at 2:00 on a Friday! Will come back and try it out for a...More

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

Thank you so much for your review, Tom. We hope to see you soon for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch, so you can try our menu in full. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We kinda stumbled in on this one, whilst in the Design District. There is plenty of shade outside and air con inside. Great service and great food. We had the Roasted Pork Rib and a pizza, plus a few drinks. It's not cheap, but hey,...More

Thank RaezoR57
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting outside. All kinds of people -- old, young, couples, families. They have the little Coronitas, which I love. Chicken liver crostini was tasty, as was the crispy pork belly with kimchee. Cookie/sweet dessert platter had one of the best chocolate chip cookies I've...More

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again next time you visit Miami. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

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DeeM0r
Does this restaurant have highchairs? Would a family with a baby (7 months old) be welcome?
12 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
Was the WiFi working well during your stay? Is it available in the rooms?
21 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
What about vegetarian food?
26 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
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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