Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Once a quiet destination for local interior designers scouting exclusive furniture showrooms, Miami’s Design District owes much of its new-found popularity to Chef Michael Schwartz who opened his farm-to-table American bistro in the heart of the area and brought countless hungry foodies to Midtown. While other eager chefs soon followed, Schwartz remains the Godfather of Miami’s burgeoning culinary scene. Proving his commitment to the area, he has since opened The Cypress Room, an “Elegant American” restaurant along with Harry’s, a wildly popular pizza joint. Laid back and local, Michael’s restaurants give the Design District a more accessible neighborhood vibe.

Crafting his menu with seasonal selections from area farmers, the kitchen sets out snacks, small plates and larger entrees for lunch and dinner and serves a top-rated Sunday brunch. Menu standouts include the wood roast double yolk egg served with gruyere cheese and a sourdough crostini and the tender grilled pork chop served with tart plum chutney. Partnering with James Beard nominated Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith, Chef Schwartz ensures that each meal dazzles from start to finish. Locals gather for half priced cocktails, wine & beer at happy hour weeknights from 4:30-6:30pm. Dine indoors or book a table out on the breezy patio where table hopping and people watching is tops in town.

Restaurant Information:
Name: Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Rating: 4.3 / 4.3 stars based on 2,711 reviews across the Web
Address: 130 NE 40th St, Miami, Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 573-5550
Cuisine: American
Price: $$$
Attire: Casual
Payment: Cash, All Major Credit Cards
Reservations: Yes
Parking: On-street parking
Chef: Michael Schwartz
Website: www.michaelsgenuine.com
Hours: Mo-Th 11:30am-3pm, 5:30–11:00 pm,
Fr-Sa 11:30am-3pm, 5:30–11:00pm,,
Su 11:00am-2:30pm, 5:30–10:00 pm,