Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137
305-573-5550
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  • Brunch: Sun 11am to 3pm Lunch: Mon - Sat 11:30am to 3pm Afternoon: Mon - Sat 3pm to 5:30pm Dinner: Mon - Thurs 5:30pm to 11pm Fri and Sat: 5:30pm to Midnight Sun: 5:30pm to 10pm Happy Hour (With half price cocktails, wine and beer) Mon - Fri 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • $$$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Business Dining, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Like all great American cooking, new and old, chef/owner Michael Schwartz's food comes from the heart, not haute. It also comes from the hearth, as in a wood-fired Vidalia onion, its soft, sweet, translucent rings smokily roasted and cupped around ground lamb scrambled with apricots and Moroccan spices. Many of the meals here emerge from that wood-fired oven, from shiitake mushroom pizza to black grouper roasted and served with a side cup of lemon aioli and marvelously charred Brussels sprouts. The menu is a concise, daily-changing amalgam of small, medium, large, and extra-large plates, each involving ingredients produced by local growers and small farmers whenever possible. Top-notch wines, beers, bar snacks, and service, along with a cozy, unpretentious neighborhood vibe, make Michael's Genuine Food & Drink a remarkable restaurant.

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