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Photo courtesy of Genuine Hospitality Group

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Photo courtesy of Genuine Hospitality Group
The Design District’s dining OG — Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink — continues to impress. Restaurateur Michael Schwartz’s strategy can be summed up in six simple words: Serve fresh food, prepared with care. That “genuine” philosophy earned him a James Beard Award back in in 2010. Though he has since assembled a small restaurant empire, Michael’s Genuine remains the purest expression of the chef’s culinary ethos. The menu changes seasonally, but expect classics such as wood oven-roasted octopus, slow-roasted short rib, and plenty of vegetables supplied by local farms. Schwartz's consistent, "genuine" approach won the restaurant a 2022 Michelin Bib Gourmand tag.

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