Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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


  • Lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. to midnight, Sunday 5:30 to 10 p.m.; brunch Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 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 — still impresses. Restaurateur Michael Schwartz's strategy is simply serving fresh food made with care. That "genuine" philosophy earned Schwartz a James Beard Award in 2010. Though he has since amassed a small restaurant empire, Michael's Genuine remains the purest way to experience the chef's culinary style. The menu rotates seasonally, but expect classics such as wood-oven-roasted octopus, house-made tagliolini with Calabrian chilies, and crispy pig's ears. Insider tip: The restaurant also offers a lively weekday happy hour from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., when you can get a proper Manhattan ($6.50) and a half-dozen oysters ($9.50) while you people-watch at the bar.

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