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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137
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Photo courtesy of Genuine Hospitality Group


  • Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $$$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Local ingredients, Wheelchair accessible, Full service bar, Business Dining, Catering, Family Style, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Metered Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Online Reservations Available

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 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, house-made tagliolini with Calabrian chilies, and crispy pigs’ ears. New Normal: Michael’s offers seating in its expansive breezeway, an outdoor space that’s sheltered from Miami’s infamous sudden storms. There’s no pleasure quite like dining outdoors, safe and dry, with a thrumming rainstorm providing the soundtrack to your meal.

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