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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami, Miami, FL

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.5
4.5
5558 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink first opened in the Miami Design District in spring of 2007, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that chef/owner Michael Schwartz does best – homemade, unpretentious, delectable, with an emphasis on great local ingredients. Bon Appétit Magazine wrote in 2022 "Michael's Genuine is refreshingly approachable yet upscale, offering guests a true neighborhood gem where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy simple, consistently delicious dishes." In 2022, the first Florida MICHELIN Guide honored the restaurant with a Bib Gourmand awards.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

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Options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-0894

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Schwartz, CDC Dillion Wolff

  • Catering

    For private events, please contact Events Manager Tiffany Smith at tiffany@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    Since the restaurant opened in 2007, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that chef/owner Michael Schwartz does best – homemade.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ocampo: (305) 599-9906

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Cross street

    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and Valet Parking available.

  • Public transit

    Miami Dade Transit Bus Lines # 2, # 3,# 9, # 10, # 36, # 93, # 202, # 236. <br /><br />For detailed route information go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/tm_for_web.pdf

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Chef's Family Style Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Bradley Herron and team offer this exclusive interactive experience featuring MGFD classic dishes in a family style menu format with a few surprises thrown in. Menu may include Vito's Stracciatella, Crispy Duck Confit, Wood Roasted Octopus, Black Truffle Pizza, 24oz Dry Aged Grass Fed Ribeye, Whole Roasted Local Snapper and is subject to change. This experience is offered for the entire table only and for parties of 8 guests and more. Sommelier Ray Sholes offers an expertly curated wine pairing kicking off with a glass of bubbles for an additional $75 per person.

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What 5,558 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Contemporary American

  • Downtown Areas

    Healthy

  • Downtown Areas

    Most Booked

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  1. KI

    KandI

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A standard, and a staple for all visits to the design district. Prices are a little high. The menu is unique and not very extensive. The cocktails are handcrafted and wonderfully curated to match with the amazing food. Tonight we met the sous chef. And we knew from his big smile that the face would be amazing. Also, Maria, the server is adorable!
  2. SH

    StevenH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Terrible service here at
  3. GW

    GaryW

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  4. m

    markc

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was good as usual, although I must point out that the salad we had was rather bland and tasteless.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The whole snapper was dry. The hamachi crudo was too complicated. Octopus was great. Lettuces salad also great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was not impressed The waiter took long to bring us water The appetizer came out but then we waited so long for the meal Then another waiter came to process the check not our original waiter si this waiter repeated that the tip was not included which j had noticed already and was going to give our waiter cash so j had to call on our waiter because obviously I was not going to give this dude anything never going back to this place
  7. R

    Reviewer

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal brunch and genuine service. We ordered 3 small plates to share, all very flavorful and unique. Croque madame was divine. Everybody working there was super friendly and helpful from the hostess who shifted around tables for us to the server who gave great recommendations and checked on us regularly, even though it was pretty busy. Outdoor seating completely covered from the rain with a nice breeze and pleasant ambiance. Valet is reasonable as well which was great since it was raining and my mom can’t walk too far.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch experience! We had phenomenal food and great service, definitely coming back for dinner soon 🥳
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch menu was creative and good. Service was friendly and well knowledge in items Looking forward to going back
  10. JG

    JamilG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The plate are all sharable and the definitely get the temperature and timing of your meal correct.
  11. A

    Abel

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We’ve always loved Michael’s Genuine, but after dropping close to $300.00 on a meal for two, you have to wonder if it’s worth it. We ordered a couple of wines by the glass, shared a salad, pasta , a local fish entree and shared desert. The portions are small which we were somewhat okay since we’re not big eaters, but again, there comes a point when you have to ask: was it worth it?
  12. LG

    LauraG

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance. Desserts were amazing.
  13. M

    Michele

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was over cooked. Service was slow and poor. Would not go back.
  14. GM

    GabrielaM

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Mala, pedimos un plato y nunca llego súper mala experiencia
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Over cooked octopus, except for the cauliflower, the rest of the food wasn’t anything drawing me to go back
  16. BZ

    BecZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb experience. Best food, service and vibe. Loved it so much
  17. L

    Local

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Miami Spice menu. All was very good. Chocolate flan was excellent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very bad service. Special brunch menu not up to standards
  19. AR

    AlyssaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and enoyed our experience. Would definitely go back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a wonderful date night. Food and atmosphere. I would have like to see a kids menu something more than pizza but overall we all enjoyed it.
  21. MS

    MyrnaS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely in every way.
  22. HB

    HyeBabee

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was very good. I give a 5 star review rarely, but his was fairly close. When asked to reduce the salt, the team obliged, which is rare, and for that, we enjoyed the food even more.
  23. f

    fussyfoodie

    West Palm Beach

    222 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    222 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to Michael’s for many years…and all the other Michael Schwartz restaurants too. The renovation of MGFD is beautiful. It’s a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a meal and wine. The service this Saturday night was wonderful as usual. Excellent service from Mohammed. Unfortunately, the food was not as good as usual. We had the mixed lettuce with peaches. The peaches were excellent. Otherwise it was just a plate of wet lettuce. There was no detectable dressing of any kind. Just tasteless wet lettuce. I had the wood roasted chicken. It was deliciously seasoned. But waaaay overcooked. Very dry and tough. I didn’t even try to finish cutting it. My husband had the short ribs which we’ve enjoyed many times at MGFD. Last night it was well flavored as usual but also very very dry. Not a hint of any sauce. Not the usual great short ribs. Hopefully maybe it was just an “off night.” We’ll be back and try again.
  24. m

    madg1976

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Food is OK. Ambiance is nice. Service is OK. Beef tartare was packed like a beef patty. Grouper tasty but a little dry.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go for great food , ambiance and service 👍👍👍😉
  26. m

    mariac

    Miami

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, fresh, great presentation, a bit noisy at times.
  27. LE

    LulyE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I've been going to Michael's since it opened. However, this visit was very unsatisfing. I made reservations and I wanted to try the Miami Spice menu that online said it was a lunch menu. When we arrived we were told that the Spice menu is only for dinner. Very disappointed. Then we ordered an appetizer that was the special for the day, with a price tag of $32.00 (for 3 small pieces of bread) which was suppose to have alaskan king crab on it. It was not Alaskan King Crab, it was crab imitation and the greens on it were bitter and tasteless. It was very disappointing. The main dish was the grouper which was ok, but very small piece. Not even 2 oz of fish. The other main dish was the regular house chicken which looked much better than it tasted. It was extremely salty. I expect much more from Michaels. Very disappointed.
  28. h

    healthchick

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived on a rainy night and sat on the completely covered patio and stayed dry and cozy. Had the Miami spice menu and it was terrific. The Nutella flan was really something special, He also added a cocktail option which was a nice complement to the food. Service was friendly. Always consistent quality here.
  29. v

    villefoodie

    Tampa

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice prix fixe option with the Spice menu. Squash blossoms to die for. We enjoyed our meals very much.
  30. c

    chefgwilly

    Miami

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Ate here pre pandemic and it was AMAZING, both food and service were exceptional. Finally had a chance to return, sat at a high top next to the bar to get happy hour prices, the service was inattentive at best. Asked for items to be spaced out, not! No water refills and we were not asked if we wanted another drink. Most of the food was good but not at the level of my previous visit. I would try again but with caution. I was a chef for 40+ years and taught at a culinary college.
  31. M

    Marive

    Miami

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    We could not stay for lunch. There were several tables for 2 people, but we were given the worst table. According to the host the other 3 available tables were “specifically reserved”. Nevertheless, we took the table, waited for 15 mins for the menu and then left the place. Too bad, I liked it better when it was a small restaurant with great food and fantastic service. I’m afraid it lost its soul!
  32. JB

    JamesBrownInMiami

    Miami

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and service. My favorite item is the truffle pizza. It was loaded with shaved truffle. My fellow diner enjoyed his eggs Benedict. A pleasant brunch and experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In our visit to Miami we had to visit twice in the week!!! Truffle pizzas were amazing. I’m shocked to think I had pizza twice in one week - I stay away from cheese these days when at home despite my love for it - but the balance of cheese to flavors were perfect in this instance. I’m glad to see this on food network years ago, we’ve returned everyday since when on vacation when they’ve been open. The pizza was not heavy at all. My husband lived the rigatoni pasta that our waitress recommended and he is so picky when it comes to flavors.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pizza and crab toast very salty
  35. GC

    GregC

    Miami

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always. Incredible service and our courses still great, consistent, and perfect.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was great family dinner, great food, great atmosphere, service was good but not great. We had a great time as usual
  37. CC

    CarlosC

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great again. Chicken was clean and crispy and sexy. Sometimes hot or miss when they add capers or olives and other things that make if heavy and rich and complex when it’s such a beautiful clean crisp salt and pepper dish!
  38. CM

    ChMS

    Miami

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I have been a fan of Michael’s Genuine since it opened but was disappointed by my meal. It was very expensive for what it was and while it wasn’t bad, both the pizza and salad were not as refined in taste t’as before. Too much complexity, too many ingredients can kill a dish. The terrace though is very nice and service was good - as it should. Thanks.
  39. s

    scottw

    Naples

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great menu, great seating, great location..glad you reopened
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Our server forgot what we ordered twice. We even got the appetizers before our drinks. I ordered a drink that never came.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami using the Order Online button.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.5 stars by 5558 OpenTable diners.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

130 N.E. 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and Valet Parking available.

  • Public 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Schwartz, CDC Dillion Wolff

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-0894

  • Catering

    For private events, please contact Events Manager Tiffany Smith at tiffany@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    Since the restaurant opened in 2007, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that chef/owner Michael Schwartz does best – homemade.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ocampo: (305) 599-9906

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