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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%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (103 reviews)
“pork belly” (97 reviews)
“pig ears” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
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LOCATION
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice setting in trendy Design District of Miami but a menu offers a few starters and just two sandwiches, it was a bit disappointing. I had a very tasty hamburger, cooked properly but served on a very small wood platter with a piece of...More

Thank luckyus1949
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have visited and it is in our hit list every time we visit. The food here is impeccable. We had the duck confit and pork belly this time. The deviled eggs are so good and, the bread and butter...More

Thank Ronique D
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Michael's has a nice decor with tables and a patio. The service is good and they have a good menu. The weather is great and I sat in the patio.

1  Thank 387indy
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I’ve been eating at MG since it opened. I had lunch at the bar yesterday and in a word it “stunk”. There’s nothing like a good bartender and David is nothing like a good bartender. He might, and I emphasize “might”, be able to bartend...More

Thank MoishePipick
Nicole K, General Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you very much for writing and for visiting us. We sincerely apologize that your experience was disappointing. We aim to please our guests with genuine hospitality and excellent food and service. We dropped the ball on your visit and very much appreciate your feedback....More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

There’s not much variety on the menu for young teens. They have their own version of certain foods. Taste was okay. Waiter was knowledgeable about food but not drinks.More

Thank jyvincent25
Nicole K, General Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks so much for writing. We are very sorry that the menu was too limited. We aim to please our guests, if not blow them away with excellent food and service. We sincerely apologize that your experience did not live up to our standards. We...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

Very good food on the Large portions, the others are like snacks. Good service, and the food prices are fine. Now, avoid asking for alcoholic drinks unless you want to pay half or more of the total bill for your meal for alcohol and the...More

Thank Hector M
Nicole K, General Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Hector, Thanks so much for writing. It's great to hear you enjoyed the food and overall experience. We aim to provide excellence in food, service and ambiance at an approachable price. I'm very sorry you found some prices to be too high and I...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Visited with other couples. Great drinks. Great meat dishes as well and the sides are awesome. They are open til late so you can arrive at 10 or 11 but I would recommend a reservation to avoid waiting. They changed the menu which is refreshing....More

Thank Marc H
Nicole K, General Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Marc, Thanks so much for the great review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your recent experience, and it sounds like you've visited before. I will mention your request for the return of the chocolate cremoso - an MGFD classic (it's in the...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018

On vacation in Miami and were rexeommened to try Michaels while visiting the design district. The vibe was great, very chilled. The food and attention from the staff were also first class. We both had salads and it’s probablay the best salad we’ve had for...More

Thank Hubiemac
Nicole K, General Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for the stellar review! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please come see us again when you're in Miami again. Kindly, Nicole nicole@michaelsgenuine.com

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch and ate at the bar. The food and service was great. An interesting menu with great items with a twist (pork belly with kimchi). The tuna confit panini was delicuous!

Thank Keyanna C
Nicole K, General Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you very much! We're so pleased you enjoyed your lunch visit. Please send me a note when you're coming in again so we can say thank you in person - nicole@michaelsgenuine.com. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kindly, Nicole

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Always excellent service and delicious food. In Miami? Check it out! Make reservations and enjoy every bite of it!

Thank vrancken2015
Nicole K, General Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks! We love Sunday Brunch!!! Please come see us again next time you're in Miami. Kindly, Nicole

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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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22 June 2015|
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Response from winetraveler17 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant, not lodging. Don't know about wifi.
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ClaudiaAbroad
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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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