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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
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 2 weeks ago 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 yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 8 August 2017

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 27 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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 27 July 2017

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 23 July 2017

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

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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 27 July 2017

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

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DeeM0r
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Response from OASette | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will have space enough to your baby
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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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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