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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#37 of 3,425 Restaurants in Miami
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130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586 (N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue)
+1 305-573-5550
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11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Havana, Cuba
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place! Someone in the street had just left and recommended it, 'turn left at the Rolex sign.'. Our server,Amanda, was lovely. We had a delicious and am heirloom tomato salad with a burrata so fresh!

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Thank Shona B
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello Shona, Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with some colleagues for lunch and really enjoyed the food and service. The ceviche was good but the pork belly was amazing. Do not order the onion dip, but the rest was very good.

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Thank Fabian P
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello Fabian, Thank you very much for review. Great to hear you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant and hope to see you again soon. Our afternoon menu is also pretty extensive and our happy hours are longer now: 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Eslov, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere, the service, the food... oh dear! One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. A must if in Miami!

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for your review. We love to score "perfect" and love even more to hear about your awesome dinning experience at our restaurant. We all hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

New York
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite spots in Miami. We had ceviche, beet salad and the falafel plate. Everything was very good and the service was also on point. It was very busy and the staff was very prompt and helpful. Yes would recommend it hands down! Every time I eat here the food is consistently delicious.

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Thank Jennifer R
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Jennifer. We will make sure to share your wonderful feedback with our staff. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manger More 

Paris, France
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to Michael's for years - so much so that they reserve a banquette for us whether we remember to request it or not. And there's a new chef at Michael's - we've met him, and the guy definitely has chops - but we did not go to Michael's to meet someone else's chops. We kept going for... More 

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

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

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a hamburger which my lunch friend recommended but I got food poisoning from it and was sick for a day and a half..not fond of the strange combinations in the food choices and that is why I choice something simple supposedly. I rarely go there unless I have to and doubt I will again.

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Thank fkayali
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are truly sorry you did not enjoy your lunch at our restaurant. Please email me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com to further discuss. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here a few days ago, and we enjoyed everything we ate. We shared the ceviche and crudo to start, then had 2 'medium' dishes, the pork belly and duck leg (as our waitress highly recommended both as favorites). We had a side of brussel sprouts and the roasted eggplant to go with it. Despite... More 

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant. We will look forward to your next review. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard how wonderful this place was- I wasn't impressed. Our server was out to lunch for an hour or so of our meal. The signature potato chips with onion dip was nothing but greasy chips with what tasted like Lipton Onion Soup mix- the hummus (served with falafel) was watery therefore not good, the stone crab was a... More 

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so sorry you didn't enjoyed your last visit and will like to discuss more details one on one. Please email me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com to further discuss. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Wellington, Florida
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623 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for lunch today, was my first time, and was impressed. Sat outside, had an enjoyable meal with excellent service. The ingredients in the entrees seemed very fresh as well as had a little twist to make the entrée unique. We started with the Yellow Edge Grouper Ceviche, $14, which all three of us enjoyed. My friend had the... More 

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Thank Stephen R
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello Stephen, Thank you for your review and for joining us for Lunch. We love to hear you enjoyed our menu and will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael's Genuine is a fabulous brunch spot in the heart of the Miami Design District. The ambiance is lively and the food very creative but hearty & comforting. We had breakfast pizza, smoked salmon, Egg Benedict, tortilla and eggs with Brussels sprouts plus walnut banana bread and caramel sticky buns. I loved everything except the breakfast pizza. My ultimate fav... More 

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and THANK YOU for joining us for Brunch. One of our own favorite shifts of the week. We are so happy to learn you enjoyed our menu and will look forward to your next visit. Please when making reservations, mentioned a request for one of our booth and we will definitely try our best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?