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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

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5012 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. Our main dining room and courtyard seat 100, and The Bar Room, an additional 16, with 24 more seats at a welcoming bar. Sunday Brunch is where our small plates shine on a weekly-changing menu of savory and sweet. Our restaurant is located in the vibrant Design District neighborhood, luxury fashion’s new playground in Miami.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5012 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRoger
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michaels is one our favorite places to go in Miami. Food is always spectacular and fresh. Service is also consistently very good. There is always a surprise on the menu that changes frequently. Never disappointed going to Michaels! Roger Tovar

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was an amazing server !

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Julie
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for the Vietnamese menu, which turned out to be several Tam Tam "street food" items sprinkled into the regular menu. We shared 4 items. Lunch got off to a good start with steamed mussels in lemongrass broth and bits of pineapple, a thin slice of grilled sourdough on the side. The mussels & pineapple combo was weird, but interesting. The crispy pork belly banh mi sandwich was disappointing, only tiny bits of pork, no pate, no piles of fresh herbs. The green papaya salad was under seasoned but had crunchy bits of pig ear, which was fun. The $10 Viet Elote grilled corn with a shrimp dust crust was the most successful and reasonably priced. Lunch for two with sparkling water, no wine, 1 dessert and coffee came to $135. We're huge fans of Michael's, but felt this lunch was over priced and lacked flavor.

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vipNYC2MIAFoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis our server was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork belly and Kimchi to die for .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Although we had a reservation service time took very long, in fact once we were seated the waiter took an additional 18 minutes to bring our Waters and then proceeded to taking the order. We had to flag him down numerous times to check in on the food ask for additional condiments and refills or second rounds on drinks (he was all over the place) it took 20mins to bring the bill overall dinner experience was 2hours!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The drinks were over sugary and horrific. This used to be an amazing cocktail spot. No longer. Appetizers arrived at the table cold to the touch. Both entrees were like warm and over salted. I have spent special occasions and birthdays here. I recently had two bad meals pre Covid so this is not a Covid issue. It is a poor management issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vey careful measures during Covid 19

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vipAbdullahI
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Great restaurant to have some great food if you like to walk around the design district. The place is always busy which makes for great entertainment. Food was great as well as the mojitos. Highly recommend. The management team is exceptional and always on point t to make sure that the customer is happy. Brandon is really welcoming and a great host.

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vipChuck
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service, even in these challenging times!

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Mike
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always, the food at Michael's Genuine was delicious. Due to Covid, we were placed in a table that was tucked away in a corner. Not the boisterous atmosphere in the regular outdoor seating are.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Simple concept and delicious food (octopus was a highlight). Very much enjoyed dinner here. Would recommend.

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vipLovetoeatout
Miami
118 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's Genuine continues to be outstanding on every level. The outside tables are covered, with fans keeping it cool, and the tables are socially distant making it a pleasure to eat outside. The staff (Rodrigo) was personable and accommodating. The manager came over to us and chatted as we asked our waiter a question about her.
Michaels has continued to keep up being an excellent go to restaurant.

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vipJanet
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance at Michael's Genuine holds true, even with masks on. Excellent, recommended1

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YonnickJ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good the service was exceptional. The restaurant was very clean.

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vipYolandaG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Michael’s ‘family’ is always consistent and makes me feel like it’s my second home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh fun small medium large plates perfect for sharing w family & friends. And $1 oysters in Wednesday

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vipMichaelS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean. The care to sanitize and keep everything clean was very noticeable. The wait staff and management was happy courteous and helpful. It was a delight to return.

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vipMrBrickell
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant many times and it's always great food and service, glad that is thriving during Covdi19. We had an issue with one of the plates which they removed and didn't charge for it. It was a very good brunch with very good service.

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ThomasP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food quality would definitely stop in again if in the area

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vipGuyC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, amazing food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location and great food!

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vipPerfect
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Perfect service.

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NormanV
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Perfect Martinis and spectacular food.

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claireb
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious and the service and ambience is always great. Plus they have an awesome cocktail menu. My post work Friday evening staple!

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MicB
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spot on. Tile fish to perfection. Andreas, our server - knowledgeable, courteous, efficient.

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vipVickiL
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner and ambiance. The $1 oysters were the highlight but all of the food was great as was the service.

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vipLennyF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently Excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There were plenty of tables in the Terrace but they sat us on the outside in the sun. Service was very slow. Food was alright didn’t feel good after.

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vipCindyG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure if it’s because of COVID, but not the experience I remember in the past. 😔

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Post covid-19 many restaurants have excelled. This one taken a huge nosedive down. Sorry

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vipanotheradventure
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always food is great

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vipTylerB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor setting. Food and service fantastic.

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LyleS
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance. Food was great. Diverse menu.

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GaryT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in the midst of this pandemic, Michael’s delivers the goods.

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vipDisappointment
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best! Missing T & M but so glad to see A favorite making it through!

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vipDariia
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by server Andres. 1$ oysters every Wednesday, great cocktails, friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

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vipTastytom32
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during the Covid nightmare the staff continues to please and the kitchen doesn’t miss a beat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just OK was disappointed

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami
Responded on August 11, 2020

Hello, My name is Brandon and I'm the General Manager here at Michael's Genuine. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I would love to hear more so that we can improve moving forward. Please send me a note at blaterveer@michaelsgenuine so that we can connect further. Thank you and have a great day.

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vipRoger
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Michaels was spectacular. Food is amazing with always something new and different. Wine list is fabulous and the service is always perfect and where they make you feel like you are their honored guest. Always love gong to Michales!

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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates, Toast and Uber Eats.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.5 stars by 5012 OpenTable diners.

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