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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Map & Directions 130 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137
  • Contemporary
  • Sun 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-11pm, Fri 5:30pm-12am, Sat 6pm-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Business Dining, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Highly Recommended, Online Reservations Available, Accepted
  • Meters, Street, Valet


Miami New Times' Description

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.

Member Reviews

  • on 01/28/11

    Try one of their homemade sodas!

  • on 11/11/10

    Chef MICHAEL Schwartz & Pastry Chef HEDY Goldsmith have put Miami on the FOODIE Map with their affordable inventiveness. Recently opened in the Cayman Islands, their NEW Cookbook s now available !

  • on 08/20/10

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink writes... * 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... More >>

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  • Bravo on 01/27/10

    Located in the hot Design District, this place always delivers with their fresh American cuisine. They are dedicated to fresh local produce.Their dishes are small, medium, large and extra large. It al

  • Louis Vuitton on 10/15/12

    The food is just divine, the scene is very happening, and their homemade hot sauce is reason enough to try this place. Make a reservation or be prepared to wait.

  • Eater on 01/13/11

    Design District trailblazer featuring groundbreaking, contemporary American, organic fare by Michael Schwartz and divine desserts masking as art by pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    Chef and owner Mr. Scwartz are heavy! -Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    The name says it all; it’s genuinely excellent. It's my favorite restaurant in Miami.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef

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