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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
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Ranked #92 of 4,853 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue
Transit: 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
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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Nice location, great food, tasty cocktails! Also had vegan options for one of our group. Waitress was helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Come back again soon!

Sincerely
Alina T
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Place is cool, try to make reservations before you go. Dishes are super inventive, and divided by size in the menu. Some dishes were perfect, like the falafel and the crispy pig ears - both appetizers. Some dishes, even though were categorized as medium or large, we felt were small (like the prime rib, the octopus and the pork belly). Despite the size, they were really delicious. For desert, the chocolate fudge was so tasty! Final bill for 3 people (with wine) was $130. Usually service is fast, but in my last experience it took them 40min to bring the food and our waiter would sometimes “disappear”.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello Carolina,
Thank you very much for your review and for join us once again. We appreciate your feedback and we'll make sure to share your comments with our kitchen and front of the house staff. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely
Alina T
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and very much enjoyed this restaurant. The service was efficient and friendly and food came out in a timely manner. The baked feta cheese was outstanding as was the liver crostini. We shared a very delicious turkey sandwich that came with French fries. Food is reasonably priced and delicious .

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 141Dini
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Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely
Alina T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I wanted to check out the Miami Design District on my Sunday before a work event last month, so I Lyfted there from my hotel on Brickell in about 15 minutes and decided to try Michael's because it's well located in the center of this area and it was listed in the new Lonely Planet guide. Dining solo in my experience really is a test for how welcoming a restaurant can be. On this point, Michael's did just fine. I asked about service at the bar, and the friendly hosted invited me to sit where I like. It was a really busy brunch time on a beautiful Sunday so the bar staff were hustling, but a team of really friendly guys (bilingual of course) working behind the bar greeted me promptly and took my beverage order. I then ordered a very tasty breakfast pizza and it went nicely with a glass of Sonoma County chardonnay. Service was quick and efficient but not rushed. The bar area looks back on a wall of windows and outdoor seating. It's all very casual and easy and inviting. Michael's is a great place to refuel after shopping or to protein up before visiting Tom (Ford), Louis (Vuitton) and Christian (Dior).

Date of visit: March 2018
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Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so very much for your detailed review, Michael. So happy, you had an awesome experience at the bar during a busy brunch service. We all look forward to your next visit.

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Alina T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our friend adviced us this place. What can I say, we were waiting for our order more then half an hour, even drinks come too long.. appetizers was so bad, that we send it away.. they bring all together- porcions was too small and everything was ower cooked. Only salad was not bad. Not advice. Around there are a lot of better places.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ольга И
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Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hello!
Thank you kindly for your feedback. We will like to discuss your experience at our restaurant further. Please email me directly at alina@michaelsgenuine.com at your earliest convenience.

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Alina T
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