Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6 based on 979 reviews
Cuisine Type Contemporary American
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood Design District

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About Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

Since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink first opened in the Miami Design District in spring of 2007, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that chef/owner Michael Schwartz does best – homemade, unpretentious, delectable, with an emphasis on great local ingredients. The restaurant is open seven days a week and serves lunch, an afternoon menu, dinner and brunch. Our main dining room and courtyard seat 100, and The Bar Room, an additional 16, with 24 more seats at a welcoming bar where guests can enjoy our Afternoon Menu including raw bar from 3pm-5:30pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday Brunch is where our small plates shine on a weekly-changing menu of savory and sweet. Our restaurant is located in the vibrant Design District neighborhood, luxury fashion’s new playground in Miami.
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  • Creative Cuisine
Cuisines Contemporary American, Global, International
Dining Style Casual Elegant
Phone Number +1 305 573 5550
Website www.michaelsgenuine.com
Dress Code Casual Dress
Payment Options AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Michael Schwartz, Chef de Cuisine Niven Patel
Location 130 N.E. 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137
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Menus

  1. Brunch
  2. Lunch
  3. Dinner
  4. Dessert
  5. Wine, Beer, Cocktails
  6. Happy Hour
  7. Miami Spice Lunch
  8. Miami Spice Dinner
  9. Wine List
  10. Afternoon

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4.6
Excellent
Based on 979 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's very good for lunch! The sanduíche of Paatrami is Nice!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our reservation was at 3pm for lunch and they gave us our table at 3:20pm. Waiter was extremely rude and slow at the point that we have to pour our own wine.\n\nGood place terrible experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and stellar service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We are big fans of MGFD, been going for years. This meal was a planned celebration and we visited with friends from out of town. The classics were in place - the pig ears were abundant and delicious, the pork belly with kimchee and peanuts, ugly tomatoes with stracciatella.. and it was comforting to have them again all executed perfectly. Also had the pasta bolo and short ribs. This was a solid experience that was really amplified by the quality of wine that we were able to enjoy at a very reasonable price. We made our way through Gruner, to Chablis, to Godello and finished with a Chinon that was stinky-fantastic. In summary, MGFD is a travel-worthy culinary destination. Go there for the food, stay for the wine and service and get a ride home.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always mgfd was stellar, the fresh heirloom tomatoes and buratta was stellar, brick oven roasted whole chicken tasted amazing.. The staff is wonderful

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

As out-of-towners we make a point on every visit to Miami to lunch at Michaels... say twenty times over the past five or six years. Usually we are pretty happy, but the past two lunches were mediocre at best. This week the lunch was very disappointing. The tomato salad as always wS good... there toms are always good! The chicken dish was vastly overcooked, dry and almost unchewable. Comments to waiter and floormanager were met with ' I will tell the chef'. Not good enough guys!\nThe shortrib pizza was average at best, smothered in carmelized onions that were way overpowering.\nAnyone can cook a good pizza and this was not a good pizza. Overall a dismal performance from a team that can do batter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here a few times,consistently good food &good service.Will be back next time in Miami.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I had dinner here a few days ago, and we enjoyed everything we ate. We shared the ceviche and crudo to start, then had 2 'medium' dishes, the pork belly and duck leg (as our waitress highly recommended both as favorites). We had a side of brussel sprouts and the roasted eggplant to go with it. Despite being overly full, we couldn't resist sharing the kaffir lime budino, which was wonderful: a more subtle flavour (unlike usual lime) and a generous portion.\n\nThe only small mis-step was that the crudo seemed too salty to us. But it had very tender pieces of delicious yellowjack (a local fish), and was tasty. The ceviche was a much larger portion than the crudo (partly due to ingredients like avocado), and we polished it off. Both the eggplant and the brussel sprouts were roasted in their wood oven. The eggplant was super, having a wonderful smokiness to it, and it comes with a side of fresh made pita bread: probably the best pita I've ever had.\n\nService and ambience were great - there is a large outdoor seating area, so you can dine in fresh air :) I would definitely go back. Considering the area it is in (surrounded by the high end designer shops like Gucci, Cartier, etc), the prices were reasonable for the quality of food. A great spot if you are a foodie, and want a break from all the usual American chains.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall it was a nice meal. Delicious shrimp toast!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure to eat at Michael's. One of our very favorite Miami restaurants with flavorful and interesting food combinations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

All in all, I just did not enjoy this experience from the moment we were sat in a table for two, which was really like a table for 12 how close we were to the couple next to you. There was no chance for privacy, you are literally eating & sharing the night with the people to both sides. Not a fan, maybe we'll visit again & sit at the bar. But there was a problem there too with crawlers. :(

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Miami area. Always Great food, great service, and ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a favorite, ESP. For girlfriend get together. Sebastian provided wonderful service, as did all the staff, and the food was its usual fantastic. Be sure to reserve an outdoor table in advance.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall food was good not and Service level was lacking which made the overall experience just 'ok'. We never received the Bread and Butter we ordered and had to way over 40 minutes for our entrees, neither of which were elaborate (Pizza and Pan Seared Chicken) ...Seems unacceptable for such a well regarded establishment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second time here and just as amazing. Food is exceptional. Pizza w/ chorizo and egg is amazing. PorkBelly is a must.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is awesome. I would suggest to go no later than 2pm not to feel rushed because they close at 3. The food and waiters are way above average. Loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the carrot-ginger soup (soup of the day) and the pork belly (a classic!). Both were delicious, hearty (don't let the small portion fool you), and beautifully plated. This is the type of restaurant that never fails. It doesn't matter what I order when I go, it's always insanely good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came here for Sat. lunch & sat indoors, but table was too close to the A/C. Service was friendly, attentive at first, but as the place got busy, service slowed considerably. Food was good, location in the design district was convenient. Would likely dine here again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Michael's continues to be my favorite lunch spot in Miami! Great farm to table ingredients, excellent service & fun ambiance!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This rating is a little delayed but a friend recently asked me why I had not left it so... Have been a very frequent diner at Michaels - food is great, love the cocktails and the service. Went with a friend on my birthday for lunch and both of us ended up with food poisoning. This can happen to any restaurant - what I didn't like was I called the next day to give them a 'heads-up'... I made it very clear I wasn't asking for anything and understood these things can happen - never even got a return courtesy call. A call to clarify what we had eaten (so it could be checked) and that we were ok should have been made. The lack of call, not the food poisoning, is what stopped me returning. Rather complacent way to treat any customer.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a great fish plate, but my wife's salad had way too much tahini and excessive lemon - an overpowering combination of sour. The grouper cheeks were swimming in a sea of soil. They graciously took it back and off our boil, but it was a disappointing evening at a restaurant we'd heard so many raves about.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first time in the area and this was recommended by friends who live in Miami. It was fun, good food and we liked our lunch. Good and healthy. We would definitely return and tell others to go there. We did not feel rushed even though they were very busy. It was nice to relax and enjoy our meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really friendly staff and delicious food with great people watching in the courtyard.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brunch is for Sunday only.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and ambience as always and Irene at the bar makes the best cocktails!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance. Delicious food! 😊🌴☀️

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is packed ! We had reservations- got there 10 minutes late ( we called specifying the traffic) , so we waited just a bit... Nice girl at the stand told us we needed everyone here to get our table ... which I don't understand, coz, we can wait at our table sipping a good bottle of wine . \nA lot of people were waiting. \nInstalled, wine, food, service, all very good . \nIt had so many good reviews, I was hoping for something different, don't know why . \nI will come back , the bar looked farther fun . Outside tables , too ! Nice place

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I go to michaels genuine about every 2 months and im usually happy with food and serviced. This last visit it was a horrible experience. First 3 people be hind the bar and no one tending to customer needs for over 10 minutes. Second, the hostest was snarky and ignored me in order to tend to someone else that was behind me she apparently knew personally and expressed frustration when i asked her what i had to do to get a table thas reserved for. Finally, the food. They burn the 2 orders of ribs - one of the siganture dishes. The chef didnt check the food when it came out. So they bring us an additional order to replace the 2 half eaten plates we could finish (and dont charge us for this third). in summary 3 plates 2 burn they credit us for one - i guess this is also a statement of the managers math skills. The manager looked at me strange when i asked why they were still charging us for the burnt food. I paid my large bill 300 bucks for 2 and will never go back. What a joke - they seem to have fallen victim of their own success, and do t uderstand that the local community that supports them can also undo them. Dont go to this hole unless management is changed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always spectacular and this was no exception! Great food, great service, great drinks, it's all great !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really delicious creative menu. Nice buzz to the crowd but noise was moderate and service excellent. Pleasant outdoor dining in addition to inside. Most enjoyable meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding service and excellent experience all-around.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food as usual. Service however was not so good on this visit. We believe it was just the particular waiter we had. The manager is great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent and server was fantastic! We arrived late and they still sat us. We were very happy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extraordinary food and service. Very creative menu and ingredients. Second time there and next time I visit Miami I'm back!! It's an exciting venue and the service could not be better!!! Kudos to the management.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great, different, and interesting food and drinks. The outside seating was really nice with a great ambiance. The waiter was very nice and the service wasn't bad, it was just very slow. Our meal started at 6:45 and ended at 9:00. We like a long meal, but not sure if that would make others upset. I only rated the service a bit low because we had to ask for coffee and water many times and they kept forgetting. Everything else was fine. The food was very flavorful and the portions were just right. Not huge, but not small. The dinner was served a bit sporadically and it took around 10 minutes to get all of dishes on the table, so that was the other kind of bad thing. The prices are steep because it was a la carte. $300 for 4 people. Only 3 drinks. We had 3 meals, 2 apps, 1 salad, 1 dessert, 2 sides. So the price was a bit high.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our favorite in all of Miami

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall good food, service was ok but could have been a little faster. A little over priced for portion size and casual atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was excellent, but the food I will say so and so. Last time I came here, last year, was better.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overpriced food and lacked seasoning. Poor value for content.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had to reduce my Overall and Ambiance ratings due to smoking being allowed in the courtyard. My friend and I had to change tables to get away from cigarette smoke. Personally, I find smoking at any restaurant, regardless of it being allowable technically by law, extremely distasteful and disrespectful of other diners.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious dishes and excellent service!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and terrific service. My go-to restaurant in Miami for a lunch date.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was ok for the price. Didn't like the

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is by far my favourite restaurant in Miami. It’s a nice break from the techno music that is in a lot of Miami restaurants. It’s got a great vibe, but it’s a restaurant for everyone. \n\nLove it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Inventive creative absolutely delicious..Would definetely return

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Michael's Geniune never disappoints. For us outstanding and the cocktails are excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We took our little french bulldog and the staff was more tha accomadating. They also provide housemade treats for dogs so that was a plus! We will definitly be going back! The burger was amazingggg and you must get their housemade hot sauce!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is amazing and there are new items every time I go. The wait staff is ALWAYS warm and friendly. Always an incredible experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant has the potential for greatness but the surrounding area which involves vacant spaces and construction diminishes the overall ambiance. While you can dine inside, arriving at the restaurant still exposes patrons to the surrounding area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Never disappoints.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only thing I did not like was that I asked the bartender at the bar if they have more wine selections other than the short list on the menu we received and he said no. We ended up buying a $72 bottle wine. After we were ushered out to our table, we did get a larger wine list. I feel I was taken advantage of.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have eaten here in the past and thought it was overall good but this time the food was very disappointing. We ordered the special, whole grilled fish for 2. It was overcooked and not edible. Oh well, we will not be going back. The pizza was tasteless too. Ugh.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not a great experience, reminding me why we don't come here. However we needed to pick up something in the District and wanted a place that accepts reservations. Service fiasco from the beginning, with miscommunication on the order. Could be due to the noise level inside, combined with severe table overcrowding. The food was ok, when it was finally accurately delivered. We never did get to order a drink, as the replacement server we were promised never appeared until we got the check. We could barely negotiate between the chairs to leave. We won't return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oysters is about the only think decent on a very limited menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, really good food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and menu. Highly recommend grilled octopus and pastrami sandwich and chicken.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We chose MGD based on an Anthony Bourdain recommendation, and we were very impressed. The unique menu items and tiered plate sizing was perfect. We enjoyed the crispy pork belly with Kimchi, short rib with pistachio, fried pig ears and the bread/salted butter. All exceeded our expectations.\n\nI enjoyed an interesting take on the whiskey negroni (Boulevardier 40) that included balsamic, while my Wife had the Violet Femme, one of the more interesting vodka concoctions I have sampled.\n\nThis place was hopping the Friday before VD,. I highly recommend Michael's Genuine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was absolutely beyond expectations. The vibe was relaxed, unfortunately was a rainy day, however the food and service made up for the weather. The wait staff was very helpful, attentive, but not overly attentive, which is great. A must when looking for great small plates.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Straciatella is a must :) lots of fun appetizers and small plates!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We sat at the bar as it was warm and humid. Good move... bartender was very personable and knowledgeable about the wine and dishes offered,so we all had a nice chat while dining. The Brussels spouts were like candy and the pasta dish was delectable. The vibe was energetic, but not too loud. We were on vacation and considered this to be one of the best places to dine for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

LOv. e the staff members, polite and enjoy the amazing menue they provide. Very tasting and great place to be with friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have eaten here 20-30 times. This was the only occasion where the food was not good to outstanding. It was unacceptable. We told the waiter, and he did not suggest a replacement or financial accommodation. Wrong decision. I have higher expectations on a bill with gratuity is more than $250.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reservations a must! Our waiter, Scott, was terrific. He made great Reccomendations. It's isn't a quiet restaurant but nice music and lots of socializing going on.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We requested an outside table, and confirmed for that! When we arrived they said we needed to wait 40 min for that or just get inside table!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was thrilled that there were more vegetable dishes and lentils added to the menu.\nThe last time I struggled to find something to order.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointed. Started coming to Micheal's after Anthony Bourdain's review about 8 years ago. Menu hasn't changed much but food prep has...our pig's ears and cauliflour way over done and could be called blackened. Not tastly. Noise level seems to have increased and very difficult\nfor conversation mostly because music was way too loud. Our server very nice and did get it turned down...for a while.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great! Wine bottles a little over priced. Extremely high mark-up on California wines

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been dining here for about 10 years. And only once or twice had a bad night. Tonight was one of the two. \n\nBad table, indifferent service and overlooked roast chicken. We will go back. But every place has an occasional bad night. We just hadn't experienced one here in so long. So I hope it's back to the great place Michael's is next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding menu items with novel preparation. Staff is friendly and efficient. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Convenient parking and interesting area to visit. Definitely worth visiting and returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Still a great place to sit with friends and have a great meal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My reservation was 10.15 and I was sat at 10.50. I was at the bar waiting and nobody offer me help and I talk to the hostess tha e need water. The terrace had more than 3 empty tables for party of 4 that need to set up and nobody show sense of urgent include the hostess, because I know how works the business I'm part of it. Nobody offer excuses. It is not my first time here probable I came 10 times before and this time was very disappoint and frustrating. People go out to have dinner because don't want to be worried for anything and look for great service to repeat expirience and comeback is the only way to save business and create loyalty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Some of the best produce I've ever had! Their wall of tomatoes is inspiring, and you can't get enough!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great favorite! We had friends in from out of town, Michael's was the perfect place to take them. We shared 5 small to medium dishes plus 2 large, and all were great hits! We always eat outside but it was rainy and cool so we were inside. Taking out the wall that separated the smaller room and extending the bar makes the inside friendlier. Scott our waiter was terrific, the manager spent time w/us which was appreciated, the whole evening was just fabulous!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! A little noisy but all in all a great experience! Our waitress was very accommodating! I think her name was Naomi! I will definitely return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were great. Two big complaints, however, the inside tables of two are way too close together. Also the noise level is too high. It was impossible to hear. Next time we will sit outside.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place, loved the food and the service. Very nice ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Robin(sp) the server was knowledgeable and friendly, gave detailed recommendations and excellent service! Really enjoyed dinner, the food was exceptional and MGFD will quickly become my 'go to' restaurant on every visit to Miami. Can't wait to return! \n\nThanks MGFD!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were delighted from start to finish. Menu creative with plenty of healthy options and great choices for all, including vegetarians. Waiter was terrific despite hectic surroundings and full tables. It's busy and tables are close together and noise level is up, but we could communicate fine. Foodxwaz uniformly excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our favorites! Was extremely noisy and they tried to seat us by the bar. We made reservations at least 3 weeks before. After some todo they gave us an outside table. They were a little disorganized. Overall it turned out well!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I came here because of Anthony Bourdain and as I expected I was in food heaven after every course. I had the deviled eggs, crispy pig ears, clams with pork belly, lemongrass, and serrano peppers, and the seviche. Every flavor danced on my tongue.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this place and come every winter when we visit Miami....compared to previous years it was not as great...but still very good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved it. Smack dab in the heart of the design district, this is a great space to be outdoors and soak up the ambiance, while not being pretentious. Good food! I had a house salad with a daily special roasted octopus - yummy. A chipotle rub heightened the taste. My friend had an eggplant appetizer, which looked fabulous, and which she ate right up. Recommended!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Me and my wife went for a date, the staff was very kind and helpful. Notably though it felt they were a little understaffed I felt our waiter was sparse throughout the evening. He was working very hard, but was unable to make it a great dining experience. The food was delicious. The pork bellies, the potato chips and chocolate cake were very good. The wood fire Tile fish was ok slightly bland. The broccoli was in between when the bite include all the oil and juice on the plate it was quite good, but if you don't mix all the oil on the plate then the broccoli can be a little dry. My wife didn't enjoy the broccoli but I did. The atmosphere was very vibrant, we are inside so it was a little loud, but it wasn't a distraction. If we'd gone with another couple we would be just as loud. The drink selection we very broad with many good options. I didn't try the snapper, but the table next to us got the 4lb snapper and looked delicious. If u have 4 people getting that and sides would make for a great dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting Miami and are so glad we stumbled upon Michael's in the design district. Cocktails were amazing and my husband is still talking about the chicken he ordered. We ate outside; great ambiance and fantastic service. Can't wait to go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service. Interesting menu

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another fabulous dining experience at Michaels. Incredible culinary creativity - attentive service - all around fantastic restaurant!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sunday brunches should be leisurely and filling. This one was neither. Noise level drowned out any conversation, place was overfilled with people and staff. Food was presented in an unattractive manner. Descriptions did not meet expectations in either taste or size. Disappointed and embarrassed in front of our guests.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great - never fails to please - we stop every time we are in Miami

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The dishes my friends and I had were greasy. When the pizza came it was lukewarn and fries ordered were overcooked. I would not return here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good for lunch and shopping at the design district

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One problem with having servers who were not the person who took your order is that special requests get lost in the shuffle. I ordered the wood oven baked wahoo and requested that it not be over cooked. Someone else in party also ordered it. Did he get my order? It's possible because my fish was definitely on the over cooked side.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was great but ran out of things we wanted to eat and the wine we chose. Should bring back the rice cakes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, average service. My table wasn't ready at the time of the reservation. Had to wait about 25 minutes....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really great use of the wood fired oven. Whole snapper was great. Don't miss crispy pig ears.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrible dining experience. Inexperienced staff and management have ruined what used to be one of the best restaurants in the city.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious! This was a wonderful meal - great environment, friendly and attentive service and tasty foods. Really great flavors, well prepared and yummy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect service food ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, Michael's Genuine Impressed my friends visiting from out of town. With great food, Great service and fantastic drinks, we enjoyed a nice lunch get together with dear friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been to Michael's many times and it remains outstanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a good outdoor dining experience in pleasant surroundings, but found the food a little disappointing. While the menu has a several interesting dishes, we found the saltiness a little excessive - the ingredients should speak for themselves. We enjoyed it, but not enough to eat there again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambiance and service were excellent. The food was tasty. But unless you are on a starvation diet I would not recommend it. The price of the dishes seemed reasonable until portions one quarter of normal size were served.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always wonderful to return and feel like the meal and service were as good as when we first ate here years ago. We had friends visiting from Chicago and they gladly accommodated our request to take a table outside, instead of a booth inside. Stone crabs were fresh and tasty, Stephanie, our server was helpful and cordial. Overall, another great night at Michael's

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The brunch was excellent, great food\nVictoria did our occasion a very special one\nExcellent experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food and superior service. Pricey, but worth it. Nice vibe in Design District.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything we had was outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went and had rabbit for the first time. It was delicious. My friend had the short ribs. The food came out quickly and the service was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place the lentils were killer and the heirloom tomatoes unreal. Ceviche was terrible more veg the fish

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We go last Sunday brunch with my wife,we take the rabbit hash he has no flavor,i return the baby ribs charcoal they are completely burn not charcoal the citrus ceviche hare very good but we do not find the fish only vegetable and the price are high for the proportion.\nWe left very disappointed and hungry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good brunch menu, small portions but very tasty. The skirt steak was excellent, typical Argentina flavour with spicy chimichurri and onions. Breakfast pizza was also very good. Frittata was excellent with mushrooms and cheese. Guac toast with egg is a must have. Would definately return. Very personalized touch and staff very knowledgable. Kudos !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our 'go-to' restaurant in Miami, where you know you'll get great food at a reasonable price, with excellent service and a comfortable ambiance. Valet parking makes it easy although sometimes it's easy to find street parking nearby.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

LOVE THIS RESTAURANT. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT. PERHAPS WHAT I LOVE MOST IS THE CADENCE OF THE SERVICE. THEY DON'T RUSH YOU. WE HAD AN EVENING OF IT, SAVORING THE FOOD AND ENJOYNG THE CONVERSATION. THE WAY GOING OUT TO A NICE RESTAURANT SHOULD BE. MANY THANKS - ONE OF MY FAVES IN MIAMI!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We decided to come to Michael's at the last minute on Christmas Eve. We had a friend visiting from NY so we were trying to figure out where to eat and I saw there was a 10pm reservation available on OpenTable. I heard many praises about Michael's so I was excited to finally try it out and I had high expectations. The indoor and outdoor areas are both nice. We sat in the outside area because it was a beautiful night in Miami.\n\nThe ambiance and lighting were great. Our waiter turned out to be a New Yorker which was exciting for us considering we are from NY. We started with the short rib croquetas and the oysters. We also ordered the bread loaf that comes with goat butter and black salt! THIS WAS AMAZING! We really enjoyed the starters and were looking forward to the entrees. We ordered the pork belly w/ kimchi, the duck, and the rabbit. I would recommend all three dishes. I had the duck. The duck skin was crispy and the inside was so tasty. It came on a bed of wild rice and pomegranate. I've heard the ribs from Michaels are great too.\n\nThere are so many different plate options from pizza to meat dishes. It surpassed my expectations. This visit left me wanting more in a good way and I cannot wait to return especially to try the pork belly pizza.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We don't get there as often as I'd like but are never disappointed. I had swordfish ( which I don't have very often) and it was excellent with it's topping of white beans and tomatoes. My son had the octopus which was very spicy, and wasn't mentioned on the menu...perhaps it listed the spices and he didn't know what they were...\nMy girlfriend had the ceviche and the tuna and enjoyed both,\nWe shared a pizza and two orders of Brussel sprouts - which were excellent!\nA couple of the guys had the short ribs and said they'd order them again.\nOur waiter and his asst. were very attentive

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have enjoyed dining at Michaels Genuine many times, but we were very disappointed this time. The food wasnt anywhere as good as in previous nights, and the prices appear to have gone up, portions have shrunk, and you now even have to pay for bread and butter. I have never minded the prices before, feeling they were fair for the quality, but not this time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good wine, decent food but nothing exceptional ..............................................................................

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grateful for the terrific food. Also, extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I got the classic burger and it was just that. Classic. No frills just great food. Great ingredients. Genuinely enjoyed it. Was not the biggest fan of the deviled eggs, too much mayo and the short rib croquettes would've been amazing if there was more meat inside. Otherwise this place is still a favorite.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

2nd visit to Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in last few months. Great menu, superb food. Now one of my favorite restaurants in Miami.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The focus is on great quality food in a fun atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cocktails at the spacious bar, then dinner outside.\nAmbiance, food and service was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food with excellent service and nestled among luxury shops, great for people watching!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Three of us were in town for a friend's wedding. We were looking for something moderately upscale in food quality, yet reasonably priced. Michael's Genuine hit the nail on the head. Quality dishes with some complex flavors on the menu. The wood fired octopus was delicious and I'd recommend the cauliflower as well. \n\nCocktails were well constructed. Local beer selection available as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good as was the service although we were quite disappointed the menu had changed. Having come here for years it was unfortunate that our favorites were removed from the menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Michael's provided EXCELLENT service, great food, and terrific music. The ambiance is casual and comfy for dining indoors and outside. Drinks were perfect and food was wonderful. Went for New Year's Eve and would highly recommend this restaurant in the design district.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service very slow even though we had said from the beginning that we had theater at 8 pm. Couldn't eat dessert, took more than 15 minutes from the time we ordered dessert to the time we saw the waiter again and we had to cancel dessert.\nMaybe it was because of the holidays . We have always had excellent service at Michaels's

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only food item that is memorable is their cheeseburger. Everything else is forgettable and doesn't live up to the hype. I've come 4 times in the last 2 years and I always leave thinking 'that was just ok, why the crowd?'.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Disappointing. Homemade pasta was over cooked and mushy, though the seafood was perfect and the flavor of the dish was very good. The pasta arrived at the table piping hot in contra distinction to the wood-fired pizza which arrived cold. Service was completely inattentive, as we were without water for over half the meal despite leaving two empty glasses at the table edge.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ok, while the food is over the top great, Michael's is a very casual and fun place, loud but fun, not a 'special meal' place if you want a quiet romantic dinner.\nBut, having said that, it is one of the really great Miami places to go, you have to go!!!\nSo, on a recent visit to Miami we dined at the following, Matador Room at the Miami Edition, (Jean Georges), Casa Tua, and Cipriani. All great in their own rite, but Michael's as far as the food goes held it own and then some.\nI will not go to Miami without going there.....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Michael's to celebrate my birthday while on vacation in Miami. We had a fabulous meal with some extra TLC once the staff knew it was a special occasion. We will definitely go back next time we are in Miami.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visit Micheal's Genuine every year since the beginning, which is probably around 10 years ago. This is very comsistent good quality and good value for money. We love this venue, which is in the heart of the design district. Good service too.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, good service and good atmosphere.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a place where service has gone from bad to non-existent. Food is good but not worth sitting there with nobody serving you.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Horrible service. Food was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always FABULOUS!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Definitely a great date night restaurant. The food was fantastic

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Based on other reviews, we expected excellent food and service. We experienced inattentive service and a mixed bag on our entrees. In particular, 20 minutes passed between ordering our drinks and receiving them. And the chicken entree was grossly over-seasoned and so salty as to be almost inedible. For $24, it was a complete ripoff. Costco chicken tastes better. On balance, not worth a visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Clearly slammed at late lunch on the day after Christmas, so I am willing to excuse the long delay between ordering and being served ... especially as we have often dined here when it is less busy. Moreover, the staff regularly let us knew that they knew they were way behind. Food and drinks great as always, although - of course - the 13 year old with us turned up her nose at the smoky veggie burger she ordered.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been there many times. This time the staff had a horrible attitude.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing ambience for Christmas Eve dinner, not to mention the food (Our selections for the night: short rib croquettes/stracciatella/ oysters/ wood oven roasted octopus/crispy pork belly) was amazing. The service was timely and the drinks (Violet Femme) were beyond great. MGFD will continue to be our go-to for special date nights.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Michaels has an interesting menu, as there really aren't main courses, or starters. It is more of a tapas menu, although portions vary from very small to modest sized plates.\n\nWe ended up choosing 9 plates: short rib croquettes, crispy pig ears, roasted egg plant, duck confit, crispy pork belly, BBQ smoked ribs, grilled short ribs, chocolate cake, and Mexican flan.\n\nThe short rib croquettes were more potato than short rib, as I didn't taste the short rib. This was also the smallest plate with two balls in a great sauce.\n\nThe pig ears were interesting. Similar in texture to bacon but with a twist.\n\nThe eggplant was quite spicy, and didn't have a lot of flavor and was the one thing that didn't have any redeeming value.\n\nThe duck confit was excellent. Crispy skin, moist and tender meat, with broccoli, wild rice, and pomegranate. \n\nThe pork belly was another winner. The kimchi was a nice touch to the sweet and sour flavor of the crispy and juicy pork.\n\nThe smoked baby back ribs was another loss, as they were so dry and charred that all I tasted was char. Not to mention there were only 3 really small ribs with barely any edible meat. \n\nThe beef short ribs were a solid pick. I wish they had more of the chimichurri sauce, as only one of them had it.\n\nThe chocolate cake was quite dry, but the ice cream was nice. The flan was okay, but the almonds and kumquats didn't really go well with it.\n\nThere were quite a few hits and misses. Similarly, the service was on and off. While the staff was very attentive in removing plates, refilling water, and checking on us, our waiter would disappear for extended periods of time. Understandable, because the place was packed and it wasn't really an issue until the end. We finished dessert and the place was emptying out and we were waiting to get a check. It took about 10 minutes to get him so we could ask for a check, and then another 10 minutes until I had to call someone else to bring a check.\n\nOverall, okay but I wouldn't go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chicken was reliably fantastic, but fries were soggy and Brussel sprouts mushy. And the $20 glass of burg was chilled and mediocre. Ran out of $5 bread so offered pita instead (?). Kitchen was backed up....service was so slow we didn't bother staying for dessert. Used to be on of my go-to's but has slipped badly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great spot to bring out-of-towners that feels more local and not so grossly trendy. Reliable food, great atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My boyfriend and I follow Anthony Bourdain religiously and decided to dive in Miami together during the weekend together which is rare for us. We were unbelievably pleased with the service and the quality of the food as we both value eating healthy. I would 110% recommend this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Michael's is a Miami standard bearer that has begun to lose its way. What used to be an exceptional experience has now become quite ordinary through forgettable food and poorly trained and almost boorish servers. The lack of meaningful competition is taking its toll.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant was shabby in every sense. After the unctuous promise that we would be treated to the finest quality meat it was both irritating and disappointing to find that the bacon was inedible (I actually had to remove it from my mouth: it felt and tasted as if it had been cooked a week prior to my dining at Michael's and reheated). The hamburger was so greasy that it made me feel nauseous. \nThe server in dealing with my complaint was steadfastly saccharine and ineffective. Appalling behaviour from a restaurant which purports to be amazing. Shall not be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Michaels is always a phenomenal experience.. An absolute must.. Staff is gracious and the food is epic

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food, tasty\nSeafood pasta excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love this restaurant. Food is so good, service so great. One of the best meals in Miami!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extremly slow for sunday brunch. Better for dinner. Seems the waitor was only one outside serving 10 tables. Waited 35 minutes to order three plates kept waiving for attention none was recieved .. then when waitor got to table he said we need to know what we want now because kitchen is going to close.. plates were not great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service was excellent as always. Special shoutout to Irene the bartender!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was fine. The drinks were fine, but overpriced in my opinion. $9 for two lemonades is extreme. Unfortunately, the inside of the restaurant is SO CRAMPED it is difficult to enjoy a meal. We were seated at a two top that was mere inches from the tables on either side. We had to completely move the tables any time someone wanted to use the restroom, whether it was me or the people on either side of me. This was clearly not the original footprint as there was a low-hanging light fixture right above my head. Outdoors looked like a much nicer option, so if I ever went back, I would try that.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed everything!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good, my waitress forgot to put my order of eggs with my meal so I had to wait about ten extra minutes for my eggs to come out. But overall this restaurant has a great decor and yummy food. Will come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been there many times and cannot wait to go back. If it were closer to us we would go there at least once/week.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Michael's has been a go-to for me for years. Their attention to detail in the food, drinks and service are fantastic. It is definitely worth the price you pay as the quality is always outstanding. If you're in the Miami Design District, definitely pay a visit.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyable lunch, very busy with a fun crowd. \nBut I wouldn't rate this restaurant as a top place in Miami, very overrated.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Be prepared they allow Smoking in the outdoor dining courtyard, I've eaten in the courtyard twice and both times there were smokers, gross!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good! I really enjoyed it and had such a good time with dear friends. The food was well-timed and we enjoyed sharing a number of appetizers. Our entrees were delicious! I would recommend it heartily!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very slow and was. It to impressed with the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved our lunch at Michaels Genuine! We had reservations but still waited a 1/2 hour for a table, it was very busy due to Art Basel. Our waiter was excellent, and the cocktails and food were delicious. We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was outstanding along with the service. The atmosphere was lively and enjoyable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always A-MAZING! Cocktails are great. Service is attentive and super friendly. Portions are small, but that works because you'll want to try everything. Don't miss the Hominy or the grilled octopus. Prices are high, but worth it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant was highly recommended. Arrived early for our reservation, but hostess assured us she would sit us early. We waited forever, were seated 5 minutes before res time. Server was HORRIBLE, catering to larger tables. We barely saw her. The bus boys were much more attentive. Had 2 courses before our bottle of wine came. Bad. Brussels Sprouts were amazing. Burger was good. Fries were inedible, due to salt. Had Heather, our server, been around, these things could have been fixed, we would have finished our bottle of wine, and the experience as a whole would have been better. Very disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gourmet comfort food. Great vibe. Good cocktails.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good. Tabl;es are too close together. A little loud.Nice outdoor patio.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Service and fun atmosphere. Especially for visiting guest to the South Florida area.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food. Have been before and will go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure. The food is kept simple, yet somehow inventive. The atmosphere is always friendly, yet laid back. All staff exemplify professionalism, including the busboys.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Whole snapper was great !!Brussels sprouts phenomenal the pumpkin soup was room temp and watery. We were 8 and spent $500. The $4 cake fee was per person was surprising.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual Michael's didn't disappoint. The waiter was very professional and everything he recommended was amazing. The only downside was eating outside because despite the beautiful weather, there was a back up beeper continually going off due to construction (in the evening!) very annoying for an otherwise great meal. Obviously that was out of their control.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Average food. I had heard lots of great things, but everything was pretty much average. Except the ceviche; it was really good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really well cooked well balanced food, really impressive

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wrote a note with my reservation, mentioning I would be celebrating my birthday that same evening. Maitre d' acknowledged my request when we checked in.\nAnd at the end of our meal... nothing happened. I was expecting a little something to mark the occasion, maybe an offer for a special dessert, or an after-dinner drink. Nada. Zero. \nLet's say I was a tad disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a very good dinner at Michael's. Nothing earth-shattering, but everything was done very well, the service was attentive and the outdoor seating was pleasant (despite being bombed by a bird) and much quieter than inside. The standout for me was the sommelier who helped us select a couple of unfamiliar and very tasty dessert wines from a nicely curated list. Good food well prepared.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second time at this establishment and food two years later still delivers! Tried the pigs ears and found them tasty but a little too salty. The crunchy hominy was also and is best as a bar snack. The egg yolk gruyere dip with crostini was my favorite out of the three appetizers! Delicious and rich so best shared so as to have room for the spare ribs! Melt in your mouth! We also tried the mussels and loved the sauce! Would of liked to have had more bread to dip in the sauce. For dessert we tried the vanilla ganache with strawberries and it did not disappoint! The drinks were fine but could use some sprucing up. My Moscow mule should have been served in a cooper mug. Our second round of drinks arrived late so that we finished them with dessert instead of opting for coffee. We made the reservation in advance but were not given a choice of inside/outside and as it was raining we ended up having to insist on being moved inside as we were getting splashed! So when bad weather be warned do not sit outside as awning do not cover enough! The server was great and helpful! Overall a nice time except for how crowded we were and how noisy it was!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food, environment, and staff were amazing as always. This is my favorite place to eat!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous as always !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What spectacular food and service. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. Every suggestion he gave was on par. We ordered the pork belly and its full of flavor, the cherry and rosemary flavored soda is delightful. Even the coffee is delish. We will definitely go back to this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great eating experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I love coming here for their amazing food and especially the desserts. We always make sure to save room for dessert. I had their burger for the first time during lunch it was the best burger I ever had. No lie. The quality of the beef and the portion was perfect.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to MGFD for a burger with a friend yesterday. Both of us returned our burgers because they were overcooked. The second burger I was served was unevenly cooked and misshapen. The fries were awesome, as usual.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lamb burger and angus burger were both excellent. If you are searching for high-end burger heaven, this is it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Micheal's is my go to place when I want to make my guest feel special or I want to share a special treat. this place is consistent, and the service is always stellar. The only thing I hate is that I love something on the menu and the the season changes and it is off the menu....of course I always find another favorite and it is always great...but I still miss the old... Try it you will LOVE IT.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time here, waiter didn't suggest any items nor when we ordered didn't suggest additional item or let us know it wasn't enough to share. Very expensive for lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! great service! great ambiance! interesting and well created items!\nhighly recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were there on Valentine's Day so I think it was probably louder and less organized than usual. Holidays are always a bad time to make an overall judgement of a restaurant. I was looking forward to the short ribs but they were out of them; however the oysters and octopus that we did have was excellent and we will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing! The service was courteous and attentive. The whole roasted Snapper was outstanding! I'm craving it now. Will definitely go back when we're in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The server was excellent. He was knowledgable about the food and drinks. The food was excellent. Small plates that allow sharing and a wide range of sampling and main courses if you want your own plate. The heirloom tomatoes have the best flavor I've ever had. The wahoo was perfect. The carrots were from the chefs own garden and they did not disappoint. Excellent experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Averaged. Not memorable!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here is good not great or remarkable by any standard. I am not sure why this place is so popular?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wasn't all that impressed given the rave reviews I had heard. There were some items that were just patently off (the pate, e.g.) and then some that were out of this world (the duck). A fun place to go with a few people who are into food but choose wisely...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

love Michael's Genuine and have been going there for years, we were surprised the food and especially the service was average at best. Was seated waited stopped by and said he would get us some water and would we like to order a glass of wine, We did and 10 minutes later no water, no wine and the waiter lost somewhere. Finally asked another waiter walked by and noticed we have been sitting there and filled our glasses and tracked down our drinks. \n\nThe service continued to be spotty the whole time, hopefully we just had someone learning the ropes

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great quality food!!! All fresh

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in Miami for the first night of our honeymoon and indicated that on our open table reservation. From the moment we arrived the whole staff was extremely accommodating. The hostess sat us at a quiet 2-top in the back but also said she would leave the table next to us empty. Our waiter brought us complimentary sparkling wine shortly after we sat and a free snack of falafel shortly after that. He was extremely attentive, knowledge, and just the right amount of present. Basically, the service was flawless. The food was excellent too. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly with the lamb bolognese being the real star.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Decided to take my sister out for her Birthday. She loves brunch and Michael's appears as one of the top brunch spots in Miami. We were not disappointed. All of the food was amazing. Probably one of the most attentive staff I have witnessed. Food presentation was great. Cocktails never watered down after. I really enjoy the tapas style menu, and I like how they are constantly bringing out plates as they are finished so you are never bored at your table. Overall it was a fantastic eating experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Some new lunch menu items and the first fall day in Miami made this a special meal indeed. The grouper crudo and the tuna tataki were excellent, with tangy and flavorful sauces. The shrimp toasts are an excellent starter. Service was impeccable. Eating outdoors in Miami is always special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

MGFD continues to offer creative yet 'not too precious' cuisine. Lots of great things are made in their showcase wood-fired open oven. \n\nDollar for dollar, this may well be the most satisfying food in Miami and the Beaches. \n\nI LOVE this place. The duck confit on frisée is just spectacularly delicious. And their caipirinhas are authentic!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We never miss a meal or two at Michaels. It has been a mainstay for us during each trip to S. Florida.\nI can't pinpoint the change, but it's subtle and a slight down turn. Wait staff attention is lacking the hostess marked me, after checking in with her, as a no show. Somehow the ability to rave is not there as it was. Food good but not stellar, wish I could say more. We will try again next time we are down,. I can only think has focused his energy somewhere else but everyplace needs refueling ! All the right ingredients to have a spectacular, memorable meal are there... Maybe, he just needs to come back and take the reins. \n\nWe want to still love this place... Hoping our last two times was just a transition of sorts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and reasonable prices! The red snapper was the best we had in Miami and the appetizer pig ears was unique, porky and tasty. I also was very fond of the crispy lamb neck. It would be the envy of anyone who prepares or loves Greek food. Can't wait to get back to Miami and Michael's Genuine

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our favorite, the pork dish with parsley sauce was just so-so. A little stringy, a little dried-out and not so tasty as usual. This was always our go-to dish, melt-in-your-mouth and delicious, so very disappointing. The wonderful Swiss chard was nowhere to be found on the menu. Instead, trendy kale had taken its place, and while it was okay, it didn't compare to the Swiss chard. We did have a fabulous cocktail, and the waiter comped us a dessert to make up for the disappointing pork.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Michael's many times and on previous visits, I noticed that our experience was less than stellar, but thought that it was isolated. This visit made it clear that in fact service and food quality are all lacking and that this restaurant has slipped considerably. I called to let the hostess know that we were one block away though the time I called was exactly the time of our reservation. Instead of a 'thank you' or similar, I was bluntly told that they would only hold the reservation for 15 minutes and if we were not there they would give our table up. I just said okay, that we would be there. We arrived and check in. It was raining and though I had requested a table inside which the hostess refuted, she attempted to seat us at an outdoor table that was in the rain as 2 of the 4 chairs were soaking wet. We refused to sit there and she was visibly frustrated when this table location should have never been offered to us. She said she would check her book and come back. She never did and we walked back inside and inquired where our table was. She looked confused and then remembered she hadn't seated us. 40 minutes later we were finally seated sans apology! We sat down and ordered. We tried asking the waitress about different things on the menu. She could not answer our questions and seemed 'put out' to make recommendations. I know the menu and ordered for our friends. I was disappointed with the caprese salad as this is a 'go to' for us. The tomatoes were both sliced and quartered and there was only one 'slice' of burrata cheese for the whole plate! The food was just okay, came all at the same time and had no serving utensils though we said we were sharing. We also ate off of the same plate for everything we ordered. I didn't get my cocktail until we were half way through dinner. I had forgotten about it or would have cancelled it. The waitress was not apologetic just acted like everything was fine. Disappointing...will not go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is loud. It aimed for and achieved a mid-tier. The poached egg in gruyere was delicious and not overcooked. The humus proved very flavorful. The bucatini was flavorful as well but a little dry. The wahoo tartar may have been the most delicious dish sampled. The pork belly with kimchi was moist, and we particularly liked the latter, an inventive and delicious embellishment to the pork. The best thing about the octopus was the smoky flavor without it being dry. The single tentacle was a little less than would be expected as an entree.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The menu has changed and is not as strong as the older menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A dozen visits later MGF is still the best. If the food wasn't as superb as it is I would remove 1/2 star for ambience. Otherwise throw darts at the menu and enjoy the results.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I like-really really like this place. Been here before. Have the cookbook at home and a menu from each visit....This time for lunch.\n\nEpic liver crostini, way tasty crab salad, crispy hominy and melt in your mouth short-rib/ fontina panini. Terrific service. Casual but hip decor & atmosphere with music just enough to notice and have to speak up but not obnoxiously loud.\n\nStill one of the best reasons for visiting Miami! Almost want to visit the other location (grand cayman) for taste & menu test.\n\nYes, yes, yes. Michael's is still a reason to visit Miami.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The smaller dishes we had to start our dinner were delicious. Our larger plates, however were lackluster in flavor and presentation. . The short ribs were flat in flavor and the texture was 'meatloaf' like. I ordered a local fish (barrelfish) that was overcooked. The kitchen took the fish back, but it was still overcooked on second try. I simply gave up.\n\nWe found the staff to be disorganized. They brought to our table another dinner's dish.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall, the food was well prepared and presented. For the price, we expected a bit more wow between appetizers and entrees. By wow I mean the coming together of robust and complex flavors. The crispy hominy was a treat. The short ribs and tagliatelle were good but we thought they'd be a bit more inspiring.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ate there 6 years ago, came back to Miami tried again, it was great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Highly anticipated our dinner but was somewhat disappointed. The location is in an upscale shopping center in the Design District--a considerable drive from SoBe where we were staying. The ambiance is average. Seating outside would have been nice but was not available. Server was warm, pleasant, and had a nice sense of humor. Probably the best part of the evening. Three of us ordered the whole snapper and we all agreed it was too well done and dray and for my companions over salted. The octopus was excellent and so were the grilled okras. The best part were the deserts. Good overall, but not sure a top 10 in Miami as it was rated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service is outstanding but the noise level is too high and makes it almost impossible to have a conversation with your table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sunday brunch, tapas style. My wife and I enjoy sharing plates for all of the different tastes. Michael's was perfect for a Sunday meal. It was very busy but the service was great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took over an hour and half to get our food. Appeared to be the same for most people there.\n\nThe waiter wouldn't even come over to explain why or what was taking so long.\n\nWon't be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

And 'one of my favorite restaurants in Miami, where I always return with pleasure. :-)

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not many interesting vegetarian options. Desserts not as good as when Hedy was there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great as always. I have to say that maybe sitting at the bar was the biggest mistake. We were often overlooked... waiting at the bar for over 10 min before someone even came over, not getting silverware or a plate to eat our food on, having to ask for everything and hounding down the staff. The only helpful person behind the bar was working at the raw bar station. No one ever asked us how our food was, no one asked if we needed anything. The nice big group of loud foreigners who brashly walked in and asked for 6 margaritas and the best tequila in the house got served faster than we did the entire night. I expect much more from Michael's. Poor poor service all around. Cherry on top was no one saying good evening or thank you for coming. The three people we passed on the way out including the people at the hostess stand had that opportunity to make the sour taste in my mouth go away. Plenty of other great restaurants that spend time making their service a priority. I used to think of this restaurant as a great go to for nice ambiance and a great experience. It's sad that I won't be any more.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went for dinner for my birthday and everything was perfect and delicious. I went for brunch this Sunday and we were the first ones there. The service was a bit bad but a little weird. The chileaquiles were so amazing we ordered 2 more too bad the second round wasn't as good as the first but still good. The pros chileaquiles, shrimp and grits, crispy rice, porkbelly benadict, and the fries on the steak. Cons the steak, the root vegetable hash(I ordered it because there dinner root vegetables is amazing). Overall good spot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is always crowded for its reliable dishes. Go for some quality food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every time it's amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've dined at Michaels a few dozen times. I drive from Boca Raton to go here. I love taking newbies to this gem of a restaurant and they always leave blown away by the quality of the dishes. I was 15 minutes late due to trafficand felt so bad as I am a very punctual person. They did not mind and greeted me with a smile. I had a special request and they accomodated me, they always manaage to do so. The entire staff is excellent. I will keep coming back! \nif I had to be critical I wish they kept the spiced leg of lamb on the menu. it was to die for.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous as always! The new bread service is wonderful!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The new menu did not disappoint. It would be hard to say which dish we loved more. From our Fennel salad, to the vegetable dishes and pizza, everything was Delicious. We finished the night with 3 desserts (apple fritters, sticky pumpkin pudding and goat cheesecake) to celebrate our friend's birthday long distance. The waitperson was super sweet and brought out one of the desserts with Happy Birthday written in chocolate around the plate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff's attentive service was outstanding. Their attention to detail stellar a pashmina scarf for a cold patron! and the food bursting with flavors. The short rib panini was delightful, the hamburger juicy and tasty. The roasted eggplant appetizer was interesting but a little too roasted as parts of it tasted burnt. The rest of everything was so outstanding, the eggplant was minor. Can't wait to come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

MGFD never disappoints. Fresh, high quality food. Always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were there early evening on a Monday. Friendly service delicious food & cocktails. Two thumbs up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to michaels quite a few times...it's a favorite....but hadn't been for brunch. It did not disappoint! Everything was as excellent as I've come to love at dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

They should work in their service. Is really bad!! We waited for 2 drinks more than half an hour!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We usually go to Michael's to have lunch or dinner, but this time we went for brunch. It was quite packed but we were seated right away. Although the service was not the best (it usually is) the brunch menu did not disappoint. It was consistently great food, from beginning to end. Highly recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service and food were great. Everyone was so nice and accommodating to our group and our twins.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have had business lunches at Michaels many times, however this week was the worst I have ever experienced. We were only two persons both ordering a sandwich, and it took more than one hour from ordering to getting the food. When asking for the check it took a very long time )more than 15 minutes=, and I finally had to go to the manager to request the check. The food was not at the quality it has been in the past. Very disappointing experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great. Burger overcooked which impacted rating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was amazing, great service. Great drinks, and delicious and fresh food. Only negatives too:much mayo in deviled eggs for my liking, and the kimchi Benedict wasn't 100% enjoyable, maybe it was the crustini. But the pork belly on that dish saved it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went there to celebrate my birthday and between the three of us we had\nthe opportunity sample a varied amount of dishes.\n\nThe mussels were ample in size and had a delicious broth, but there were so few to call\nthat a medium dish of which we shared, seemed to small.\n\nOne of us ordered the short rib which was one of the more popular dishes, had to turn it back,\nthe meat was tender but it lacked taste. The malted milkshake cake was way too salty and\nsmoky to enjoy. The flavors basically were inconsistent for such a professional and long standing restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always love MGD. Food, service, and ambiance is always on point. Unfortunately this last experience was a little off. I had a 115pm Monday lunch reservation. I arrived at 1250 and was told I wouldn't be seated until 115 (which was my reservation). I understood and complied, but also looked around and there were more than 7-9 tables inside and out available. I don't know why the hostess had to be a fuss, but when I asked again around 110, they then sat us but not without a little attitude and smug look from the hostess. Food as usual was great. We ordered deviled eggs, burrata, burger, chicken sandwich, and some other apps I can't recall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

i have been going for years and every area of the restaurant offers a great experience. At the bar, you have a abibrant feel and at home like Cheers with the bar tender and raw bar. Then inside is a great modern look with music to enjoy with friends. Outside offers a nice fun time outside with friends, or a nice romantic night. The wine sommelier Amanda is great, she knows the perfect pairing for your food. The food is great and the service is phenomal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my first visit and wont be my last. Had lunch at the bar. Turkey Club ROCKED!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We bring each brunch item out when it is ready, so the steak may not come out when the eggs do

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

MGF has always been a staple for us to dine at, but recently the service has been spotty. Unfortunately this time we felt somewhat forgotten. Once we gave the food order we barely saw our server who relied on food runners. We sat without water and drinks for some time. Part of the order (a side) came after I had eaten my main course. After waiting another 10 minutes for the check he simply said I have starred the items we have taken off. No apology for the lack of service which he clearly knew was the case, hence the removal of some items. There was even an additional charge on the bill for a beer we did. It have. Food, as always, was excellent but attention needs to be given back to the service which has started to slide.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Second time we have eaten there once for lunch and now for dinner. We went back there for dinner because of our unbelievable experience with our meals we had there for lunch. Place is clean the food is fresh everything we ordered for the table with our friends was delicious highly recommend the restaurant and will go back again. And we drove from Fort Lauderdale to go eat there

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michaels is consistently a great choice. I have been dining here for years. It doesn't matter which meal period you are here for there all equally enjoyable. We were a party of 6 on a Friday night and the service couldn't have been better. The cocktails were all as good as any craft cocktail bar in town. To start we had short rib croquets, pigs ears, and the best play on Shrimp toast Banh Mi. The entrees were equally fantastic from the Whole fish and the caramelized onion pizza. We frequently hit them for Sunday Brunch. One of Miami's gems!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love the ambience at this restaurant- always have. The weather was perfect so we sat outside. For starters we ordered the Short Rib Croquettes and the Thick Cut Potato Chips. Both appetizers were tasty and satisfying. As for dinner, we order the Braised Lamb Pizza, Beluga Lentils and the Pan Roasted Snapper. I know don't judge us, we were hungry. Everything was amazing and tasted incredibly delicious. My favorite hands down, the Short Rib Croquettes, such a distinct flavor. I wasn't in the mood for dessert, but my partner ordered the \nApple fritters with toasted walnut ice cream & crema. I couldn't resist and fell into temptation and boy was I ever so happy. Apple fritters are heavenly. Every spoonful reminded me of being at a carnival fair. Overall, I love this place. From the service to the food. They know what they're doing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

superb service and food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrific restaurant. Very fine snapper dish and attentive service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

After a quick walk around the Design District Michael's provides some great food and drink. Unique twists on many traditional brunch specialties. The menu changes every week. Be sure and order whatever bread is fresh baked. Kimchi eggs benedict and lemon poppyseed pancakes were awesome . Fresh jams and compotes are excellent! Brunch is served tapas style so you can order multiple plates each and try all sorts of new food. Desserts are a must try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best Resturant - love the food and it is great food!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Black angus burger Is fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service and ...... not noisy. Lovely Jazz in the background without overwhelming conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

great atmosphere and really great food --very fresh ingredients

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, very busy..so busy they forgot our first course!\nStill great would recommend !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's sets a standard that other restaurants should live up to. Consistent good food, service, overall a very good atmosphere. Other than they were out of the entree the server recommended, rarely disappointing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's has evolved into a very good place to go. It's still very popular, but not with any attitude. Lunch is particularly good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I hate to say this, but it appears that Michael's Genuine is slipping a bit. While always crowded, it seems that he's letting his formerly very high standards slip. Some dishes lack presentation, and I've had service issues on a number of visits (main dishes don't arrive together, sometimes seemingly forgotten), an overall lackadaisical attitude. And oysters that sickened one of my guests! While I have always admired his cooking, perhaps he needs to focus some and make sure his staff is maintaining the quality that one expects. I still recommend Michael's, as there's nothing wrong that can't be easily fixed, but some attention needs to be paid.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to this restaurant before and had a wonderful dinner here. Unfortunately, my meal here recently was a disappointment. The chicken was undercooked and the skirt steak did not have much flavor. Sorry for this review. If I should come back, I hope I will have a much more positive experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great good! Too good! It's generally a good sign if you can't breathe from how full of great food you are. My stomach did a happy dance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's is the absolute best! The servers are incredibly friendly and remember who you are and take a moment to appreciate you for coming back. Though that seems like a simple thing that doesn't matter, it is rare that restaurants do that and truly appreciate their clients. As far as the food...IT IS THE BEST! Brunch is absolutely amazing and you must get the avocado toast. For lunch the falafel wrap is a hidden gem. They have a wide variety of options and every single thing I have ever eaten there has been perfect. We have brought a ton of different people to the restaurant and everyone always enjoys the food, hospitality, and ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's Genuine, with it's eclectic menu, is one of my favorite restaurants in Miami and this dinner did not disappoint. Our favorites of the night were the pork belly with kimchi slaw, crispy pig ears, the stratciatella, charred octopus, and duck confit. I was very disappointed with the double farm egg--it was overcooked. I sent the first one back to the kitchen and the second one wasn't better because the eggs needed to be runny, not fully cooked, so that it could be dipped with the crostini. The short ribs were ehhhhh, there was nothing special about it. For dessert, we got the chess pie and it was oh so delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and great quality as usual. \nLater brunch than I am used to at MG which increased service time but very upbeat positive service all the same.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent as usual. But a little busy. Just a little off from Previous visits.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place is the best! 100% on point all the time. The new menu is even better than the old one. That Veggie Burger is super. And the desserts are awesome!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

A recent visit to Michaels left us unlikely to want to return. Troubles began with the seating early on a weekday evening when many tables were open. The insistence of the hostess that all other tables and booths were reserved and we should accept a table by the kitchen door was soon found to be less than honest. We watched As other groups were seated at a table near the kitchen door, the first table she offered our group, were quickly moved to the booths that were still unoccupied. When asked as we were leaving what had happened, she was rude and condescending. We eat out regularly in great restaurants in many cities such as New York and San Francisco and it's rare that someone representing the restaurant is as unprofessional as this.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've been going to Michael's Genuine for many years and have found it to always be outstanding in every way. The food is still great as usual. We enjoyed salads, fish, and short ribs. The desserts were a bit less successful….or maybe we just miss Hedy Goldsmith.\n\nThe unusual part of the dinner was the sub-par service which we have never encountered at Michael's before. No sooner had one server put the bread on our table than another server came to remove it along with our bread plates. Also with the wine, our server removed our empty wine glasses without first checking to see if the wine bottle on the table was empty. In general, the staff did not seem as professional or as sharp as in the past.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience and incentive dishes. Decent brunch offering

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best meal I've had in Miami! Small plates but every single item was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our favorite Miami restaurant and one of our favorite US restaurants. We can't get enough of Michaels. From the great welcoming staff to the every changing amazing menu and to the way they treat us and our dog, we love Michaels.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great service. Always great food. I have been eating here for years, from your first day open when no one was there. Still my favorite place. Michael, you do an incredible job.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place is ALWAYS incredible. Our server was wonderful and even recognized me from my last visit, months earlier.\nOur entire table loved their food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Another amazing lunch. Service and food are beyond compare. You always make me look good to my clients.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michaels is consistently great. I have enjoyed dining here many times over the last 5 years and have never been disappointed. No matter if it's lunch, brunch or dinner I always have a good time. The cocktail, beer , and wine service is first class. Delicious oysters and many other unique starters to choose from. You have the option of dining inside or out. I believe this is one of Miami's best restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good experience will certainly return with friends and loved ones.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a great night out! Food was amazing and the service matched.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always Perfect

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The half chicken was the best I've ever had. The BLT salad was also raved about at our table!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's is the absolute best! The servers are incredibly friendly and remember who you are and take a moment to appreciate you for coming back. Though that seems like a simple thing that doesn't matter, it is rare that restaurants do that and truly appreciate their clients. As far as the food...IT IS THE BEST! Brunch is absolutely amazing and you must get the avocado toast. For lunch the falafel wrap is a hidden gem. They have a wide variety of options and every single thing I have ever eaten there has been perfect. We have brought a ton of different people to the restaurant and everyone always enjoys the food, hospitality, and ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Met a VIP client here...and loved the fact they make every effort to source their food locally. A wide and creative variety is on the menu, and I favored the short ribs. Delectable in every sense of the word. A Miami-must that I am now recommending to my business associates. And there's no doubt that I would trust more VIP-level business meetings here!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always outstanding

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'm a regular here and came for a post concert late dinner. The place was crowded and the food was excellent as expected. Unfortunately, the courses were delivered sporadically and salads did not come out with other starters. The one 'large' plate ordered was not served til almost a half hour after everyone else was finished. The server disappeared the entire time and we were unable to find out where the entrée was until finally flagging someone after numerous failed attempts. It really made for an unpleasant experience. There needs to be a house manager that is aware of what is going on. There was no one in sight to contact.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Being a restaurateur & chef, I can appreciate a good restaurant. The pig ears was excellent. Our server was very attentive. Great Miami spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We got it all tonight!!! Excellence in service-thank you Robin and staff; excellent appetizers and we had several; excellent fish, short rib, side dishes and desserts all with warm and friendly staff!!! Perfection!!! We will be back!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is always wonderful. A few things were odd, though. First, the hummus appetizers states that it includes almonds. When it came, there were cashews. Now, I have no problem with cashews, but there are people allergic. So If ind it really odd that Michael's would just substitute a nut like that. Then when I ordered the cauliflower soup, it WAS served with almonds. So it's not like the place had run out of almonds. Just a weird situation.\n\nOverall, the food was very good, though.\n\nAnd we had quite possibly the worst waitress of all time. We weren't even drinking that fast, but when we'd finish a drink, we'd wait FOREVER for her to even check on us to order a new one. And same thing with food. On several occasions, we sat around waiting with no food and no drinks for LONG stretches. It was pretty unacceptable for such a high-end restaurant in the Design District.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Mostly I love all this guy's places and food. \nOnly thing I have to say, is that paying 13$ for a bottle of beer that costs 2.90$ at whole food is beyond outrages. Seriously aggravating.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was ok, the food was very good, the service was ok not horrible but no where near amazing. It's very cramped inside. They love to sit you on top of people. Better to sit outside. I would go back but I wouldn't rush to go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

At Michael's the fish is always a feast.\nService is prompt and competent and they have a very good wine selection.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was just ok. Have dined there many times before, perhaps I just ordered the wrong entree. Short ribs, void of flavor but was highly recommended by the server.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding!!!!!! Loved our bartender who gave us recommendations and we ordered EVERYTHING she recommended...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I absolutely loved the Menu Entrees. Originality at its best , with an acquired taste. Portions are just right. Very interesting ✨✨✨✨✨

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Michael's last week and began at the bar. We had the Hummus and then the Prosciutto pizza, both were very good. The bartenders were great, the place was slammed as always and they were hustling, really good guys.\nWhen i went up to the hostess stand at our appointed time, the hostess, there were 2 looked and me without a smile and was anything but welcoming, which is fine, we weren't there to talk to her, but it is always nice when you are met with a smile.\nWhen we got our table, 30 minutes late, (i understand, a short rain shower rolled in and the outside dining was put on hold until the shower passed), which was by the kitchen, we were warmly greeted by our main server Robin, who was great. He was knowledgeable and very welcoming.\nWe had the chicken and the pork to share, both really, really good, and a couple of sides, could hardly walk after that whole dinner, very excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was delicious and the quality of ingredients is high. For example they use heritage wheat and grits from Anson Mills. The grits were amazing. Our server Jaime was professional and friendly. We'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great eclectic menu for carnivores and vegetarians alike. The drinks are made from fresh fruit/the actual juices from real fruit, and there is an exciting mix of old favorites (ceviche, rigatoni, short rib) as well as new tastes (cheese of the day and rice cake (like a giant flattened arancini) with a farm fresh egg on top desserts were also stellar, and so fresh!! This is a must visit place to dine in Miami!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great for power lunch or late lunch after shopping in the district... Octopus is amazing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consisently amazing

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Whatever you do, don't skip the Mediterranean farro salad or the wood oven roasted double yolk farm egg cave aged gruyere, chives, sourdough crostini appetizers. Pretty much everything we ate was tasty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From the staff , food, drink, atmosphere, it is like eating in your home. There is nothing bad to say. It is as close to perfect as possible. It is all about the food and service, not an ounce of attitude. LOVE IT

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Visited with friends for Miami Spice menu, great deal. I started with an octopus dish (since changed) that was outstanding, Bucatini with crab (also changed) which was also excellent and al dente (even though our waiter never heard the term before - (Training Michael!), great wine list, great service, still one of the best places for high end food in a casual albeit small setting.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had several people tell us to go to Michael's Genuine for Sunday brunch while in Miami, so I had high expectations. I was pretty disappointed. The service was great - very friendly. The ambiance was just ok, pretty standard industrial loft look. But the food was not great. Deviled eggs okay , but heavy on the mayo. I ordered tuna tartare, and they served it with over-cooked kettle chips, which completely overwhelmed the fresh taste of the tartare. We decided to be adventurous and try the pigs ears - big mistake! Over-smoked and over-seasoned; they tasted like horrible BBQ chips. My husband had the steak, which he thought was excellent. Overall it wasn't terrible, just terribly disappointing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff were amazing and accommodating I'd heard for years and years that the food was great but our lunch was meh. \n\nThe appetizers were really really good - tuna tartare, eggplant, chips and onion dip (outstanding) \n\nWe had turkey sandwich (would not recommend) pork sandwich (very good) falafel (good) and rigatoni\n\nDefinitely going back to try dinner menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

They had spilled a little water close to our table but were so apologetic and accommodating. Service was excellent. Food was delish. Trendy spot. They will validate parking as well due to the construction nearby that limits street parking.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good food, nice atmosphere, but too expensive for what you get. Very, very pushy service trying to upsell EVERYTHING was off putting and detracted from experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michaels has great food and is my favorite place in the design district, kudos for keeping the menu fresh.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a lovely evening. The wait staff and service people were some of the most accommodating, informed, pleasant and responsive I have had the pleasure of meeting.\nIt was amazing how quickly they saw to our every request. A true credit to Michael's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was not expecting so much from this restaurant, but lunch here ended up being one of the culinary highlights of my trip to Miami, and probably one of the top 5 meals I've had (which is saying a lot)! Everything I tasted was absolutely delicious, with the ingredients really shining through. The stracciatella with figs appetizer was lustworthy - a huge portion of the creamy cheese drizzled with olive oil paired perfectly with the sweet, ripe figs. Don't miss this! For my entree, I had the skirt steak, which was perfectly cooked, well-seasoned, tender, and topped with crunchy onions, served with a piquant salsa verde. My server also threw in some fries for good measure; mind you, I am not a fan of fries, and usually think they're unnecessary, but THESE? Perfectly cooked and seasoned, delicious. I couldn't get enough! I was full by this point but everything was so good, I ordered dessert for the full experience: a chocolate creameaux. OMG. The creamy chocolate ganache was topped with the thinnest layer of coffee granita, homemade whipped cream, hazelnuts, and served with a crunchy hazelnut biscotti. There was such interplay between the creamy and crunchy textutres, warm and cold components, that this dessert was heaven! I have been dreaming about this meal since, and cannot WAIT to come back next time I'm in Miami!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall Michaels was a disappointment. The service though friendly was lacking. we had to clean our table by moving the dirty dishes to an empty chair where they stayed for most of the meal. The bloody Mary's were spicy but lukewarm and the size of a sample. The fried pig ears were interesting and the chicken liver crostini was very light and tasty. The Kimchi Benedict was the most disappointing. Couldn't taste the Kimchi and the Pork belly was invisible. The anson Mills grits were well prepared but the cheddar was nowhere to be found. The grilled Skirt steak was just okay. The highlight was the Shellfish Plateau. Excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service and food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been a long time advocate for Michaels brunch However recently I went there and the portions were ridiculously small! Either make portions larger for $10-12 or charge $5-6 for them.best example is straciatella and fruit (too small)now when you buy the pancakes they ask you if you want syrup and charge you $2 more (not cool) also nectarines were mealy the waitress did not even offer me a complimentary cocktail or dessert to make up for this. I expect more from them. wont be back until they fix it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was delicious. We had the double yolk egg, buccatini, pork belly, duck Confit and the swordfish; all very delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently excellent with seasonal food prepared in a simple yet attractive manner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fifth time here. Food overall was consistent, good and varied. However, Ceviche was a disappointment. Fish was tough and not chopped properly (had a lot of thin connective tissue attached to it, that was made for tough chewing). Potato chips were tasty, had to get a second helping. Fish was simply seasoned and fresh, which is the way my husband likes it. Semale server was attentive and got our entire order correct. Support wait staff was consistently clearing our table of finished dishes. Valet was validated due to construction outside of restaurant, which was a nice touch. Enjoyed my evening overall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's Genuine is best spot in the Design District for lunch or dinner. I've been going regularly for three years and plan to keep going.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had the Miami Spice menu. The appetizers were very good. The steak was very disappointing. It was the wrong temperature. Plating was terrible. Very unexciting. The grouper was very good. Dessert was delicious. Points were taken off strictly because of the steak. We feel every dish should come out well plated and to the specifications of the patron.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely love MG the food is always fabulous no matter what you order. Options are healthy cuisine, cooked to perfection. This is a great spot off the beautiful Palm Court in the Miami Design District. The server was exceptional, despite the fact that the courtyard was full of citronella candles to ward over the seemingly non existent mosquitoes!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and food... They are pros

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food.. order anything as i'm sure it will taste terrific. My husband and I tried several items and we were not disappointed. The staff was helpful and friendly. Would definitely visit again. I just wish they also had a NYC location so it'd be closer to my home!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Crispy pig Ears needed some type of dipping sauce ...chicken was delicious as well as the parsnip Au gratin. For dessert we enjoyed the Date cake with homemade toffee drizzle (yum)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent. Service was kind of bad. We sat for about 20 minutes before we had to remind the hostess that we were seated and she sent a waiter over. After that, service improved, but wasn't exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We are always happy (and then some) with our dining experience at MGFD. It starts with the friendly greeting and continues with attentive and friendly service. The food speaks for itself - always fresh, carefully-sourced ingredients composed in creative ways. It amazes me that Michael can get the very best heirloom tomatoes and peaches that I can't find anywhere. Be sure to try the fried hominy appetizer. It is such a treat!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding and fresh. Warm and welcoming. Always a pleasure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a wonderful meal and wonderful experience, whether for lunch, brunch or dinner! Great food and great people. A true standard of and for Miami's finest.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved the restaurant! Our server was extremely friendly and food was delicious!!! We would definitely go back again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This visit to Michael's for brunch was only ok. The food was fine though not amazing. Much of the food seemed to have been sitting out for a while before serving and wasn't fresh. Our service was fine one minute, completely absent for 15 minutes. There was a lot of staff running around but tables around us were all waiting for either orators to be cleared, to order, or waiting for drinks to be served. The restaurant was amazingly noisy - we cut our brunch short. Though we were wanting dessert, we waited 30 minutes to order it but finally gave up and got the check from a bus person. We then left so we could talk and catch up more. I'll be back though will do so cautiously.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was in Miami for 5 days and 4 nights on vacation.\nOn our third night in miami we went and we had great service and the food was fantastic.\nWe enjoyed ourselves so much that on the next night, our last nightie went again and got a complete different experience. Our service was poor, she gave me the wrong order, she apologized and didn't offer me the meal I originally ordered and when she finally did, it was more than half way through my meal. When we wanted to order more food to eat on the side, she was hard to get to so we just didn't order anything else, and her recommendation was not to our liking at all. The table next to us was also having the same issue and their order was incorrect as well. There was no extra service for the mistakes or discounts and she was MIA for the rest of the night after we both made a complaint.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Small plates work perfectly for Sunday brunch, and our wait person let us know how many we might want. Two delicious salads came first, then an excellent bagel/lox presentation and shrimp and grits. The latter was my least favorite -- grits were super creamy with no corn texture or flavor -- we left most of them, but the shrimp was excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was mediocre. Our waitress recommended the sticky bun which was nothing special. I had better from stops on the highway. The best thing was the breakfast pizza but that is not difficult to make.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was fantastic and the service was great. Get the pork belly!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was packed even at the late hour we went for lunch. It was definitely a sit and enjoy a leisurely lunch type of feel. Everything was delicious and my husband appreciated their local beer selection.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was sub par.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been frequenting MIchael's when in Miami for a number of years. It's casual, service is always attentive, food excellent, wine list varied and overall value excellent. Get on their mailing list for special events. We like eating outside, fun on a warm evening or for brunch on Sunday. Always busy, reservations via OT normally a must.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From the decor to the dessert. By far my favourite restaurant in South Florida. Always consistent,friendly and delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding service! Delicious food. Never a disappointment there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was amazing ! We also tried the fried pigs ears, good flavor however the texture was a little weird for me. Overall I was not disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good but overpriced. We sat outside and was supper uncomfortable without any room and overpacked

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The only disappointing thing on the menu was the house made pastrami. Great presentation, but tasted like plain old brisket.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have only been once before quite a while ago but the place is still great. Traffic down I would guess only because of street repairs making parking difficult. Food quite fantastic. Knowledgeable service. Solid place

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is the only reason to visit. The avocado toast with a poached egg and some hot sauce was amazing. Service was pathetic. Waited awhile for everything. Food came out timely just could not get refills on drinks or additional food ordered as the server was missing constantly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have eaten here twice. Food, service, attention to detail -head and shoulders above all the rest \nAlready have my next reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food, friendly service and great atmosphere. Highly recommend! The charred octopus was to die for. Such a nice reprieve from the crush of Miami Beach!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

First we looked at eaters.com to checkout the hotspots in town , looking up Micheals it had good reviews , so we booked , laid back bistro with knowledge . \nwe sat outside , nice vibe , nice short menu , but 1 candle at table to see menus , too dark we had to use our Iphones to light up , friendly staff , waiter explained the menu , a few suggestions to try , plates to share . The sommellier was informed , very patient cause we tried a white , didn't like it , he changed with no problem . we had a good resonable red Italian ASKA bolgeri , CAB AND MERLOT BLEND > For the menu we chose : grouper ceviche , roasted prawns chili butter , okra and lemon , green beans , pork belly with kimchi , braised short ribs . \ngrouper was nice , a good acidity , lime tasty , we added spice , 3 roasted prawns were tasty , well cooked , but should be peeled , its a hassle to peel off when the are cooked , we have to use our hands , okra was tender , green beans were cruchy , should be cooked another 2 min. \nbraised short ribs with peanuts were tender , flavourful , a good plate , pork belly with kimchi , good contrast between the spicy kimchi and pork , sweet and sour flavour , missing texture , it needed a crunch . should turn over the skin part of belly and pan sear it at the end in a cast iron skillet to caramelize , to give a little crunch , over all good food and service . $ 210 for 3 people

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent dinner, sat outside on patio. We ate numerous courses, getting a real great taste of this comfort food with creative twists.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cuisine, service and ambiance were all great ... A+ as usual. BRAVO. However, the WINE LIST has gone a bit strange. It obviously is very idiosyncratic to whoever is in charge of of it. And it never was until recently. It's not about the Somm ...its about a broad range of customer palates. Get over yourself, your palate is limited and thus boring.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a pleasure.. Never disappoints

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Each time I dine at Michael's Genuine, I feel like I am eating in a special friends' kitchen. From the hostess to the servers, they look at me in the eye, as if I'm an old friend. They are extremely knowledgeable about the menu items, and always have good suggestions. The menu is classic, and always has something new to try. We brought out of town guests', who will return with their friends! Thank you for a special dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've been to Michael's three times and have enjoyed it with each visit. However, we're not certain if the menu seemed more limited, but we were not as excited about this visit as past ones. The food was good but not exciting and the wines seemed way overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome dinner. Everything was delicious. I can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

After living in CA and NY and moving to Miami, this is the best food in Miami. One of my favorite places. Great wine list, Something for very pallet and price point. The service is extremely friendly and the food is outrageously good! Guaranteed not to be disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

just my expectations , Brunch menu left a lot to be desired , we had an appetizer and a drink and decided to have lunch at MC Kitchen , again its a great place but Brunch was weak

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Way too much AC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tilefish collar with lots of flavorful and juicy meat as a starter. Crunchy skin and lovely presentation. The grilled octopus was fabulous; the only flaw was that it was not offered as a main course. Perfect tenderness and flavor. A great Bonny Doon dry cider was a hit. I would be happy to come back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I wanted to have a nice dinner with my husband during our vacation in Miami. We're both foodies, and I was looking to escape from the traditional junk oversized menus you usually get. \n\nI was surprised to find a fine, healthy but hearty menu at Michael's within a relaxed environment. \n\nI definitely recommend it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had the Spice option. The grilled shrimp were delicious, the tilefish entree, not so delicious. My husband who is not so picky, ate all of his. I took 2 bites and had enough. I asked the waiter to send it back and

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A very favorite spot. The food was fabulous, the wait staff very nice but the service was sooooo\nslow; disappointing as we brought a friend with us who had never been to Michael's before.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful brunch a great service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's has been a long standing favorite of ours. I guess this is what happens when a chef owned gem becomes a big corporation. The menu has gotten smaller yet not more inventive. Salad was good. Chicken was bland, boring and overly salty. It is also on the 'large' menu. It used to be a wonderfully, simple but, delicious roast chicken. Perhaps the most disappointing was the dessert. Desserts were a must at Michaels. The menu went from unique and delicious to absolutely boring and average. We will very much miss this spot. It is no longer worth the drive to get there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We live in Boston and after hearing about Michael's Genuine on Anthony Bourdain's show we were very excited about getting reservations for our first night stay in Miami.\r\n\r\nOur dinner however, was a disaster from the beginning. It took more than 10 minutes to get water. Then we ordered 2 glasses of wine and 2 dinner dishes. Dishes came out, but wine was not served to go with dinner. We asked that they bring wine ASAP or take back the dishes, which they did. \r\n\r\nWe finally got wine and then the dinner, however the dishes were not hot (luke warm pizza and luke warm octupus) . No one came by to ask if we would like more wine or anything else until the dessert menu was brought. \r\n\r\nWe ordered one dessert to share and 2 coffees. Dessert and ONE coffee was served. Most of the way through dessert, the waitress asked if everything was OK. Duh????\r\n\r\nOn the bright side, the waiter Gabriel as very nice. And plenty of people came by to fill up water glasses.\r\n\r\nThis restaurant desperately needs retraining of their wait staff or needs to hire additional wait staff if they are too overwhelmed with the amount of tables they need to service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been going to Michaels since it's opened. Everytime we visit Miami from NYC we make it a point to visit! The menu keeps changing, very fresh and incredibly delicous. Extremely friendly service. Located in the stylish design district surrounded by all the exciting new changes. Never had a bad meal. Anything with peaches when in season is highly recommended. The salads are amazing and I'm a meat eater. Go.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was great. Very professional staff. Something you don't really see anymore when dining out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was amazing, will go back soon

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have not frequented this spot in a while, suggested to some friends to meet for dinner.\nThe service was very poor. Upon seating the server was very slow to approach us. Our drinks were very slow to arrive. Once our friends arrived, the server was nowhere to be found. The restaurant did not have the requested rum our friends wanted. The substituted drinks did not arrive promptly. No suggestions were made by the server for dinner. The food was also slow to arrive, when it did appear it was not complete. The server never returned to the table to ask if we wanted drink refills until we had finished eating. When the busses arrived to clear the table the server returned to inquire if we wanted more drinks or dessert. My drink order never came, my husband received a drink he did not order along with the check. The price of the dinner with gratuity was $200 for a small meal with poor service. The ambience is great but the Design District has much better options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great time. The food was creative as well as excellently prepared. The service was top notch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and presentation is delicious. The portions r very small. Do not plan on sharing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived a little late for lunch menu by 4 minutes but after being seated with a first time guest, the fabulous new manager Eric, without being asked approached our table and said I just just checked with the kitchen and chef says if you order right away the lunch menu is still available ..\n\nWoohoo we thought, even though the afternoon menu was pretty awesome anyway. We had the Uber knowledgeable and attentive Gabriel as our server, so after perusing the wine list we settled on a delicious Sancerre and a bevy of appetizers: the killer deviled eggs, crostini with chicken livers, falafel balls with tahini and the coup de gras 'Peeky toe crab salad' with basil leaves , peaches and the best dressing I've ever had in my life. A meyer lemon dressing , it is absolute must try dish !! \n\nLastly we shared another gorgeous salad of raw shaved veggies topped with a roasted fish of the day. 2 hrs later we left with a coupon for a cocktail at The cypress room and a box of cookies to-go because my life would not be worth living if I arrived home to 2 kids in the house without them, cos these days they can track where you are !!.....\nYou need to like jazz music cos thats on all the time there.....thats my only complaint

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love going there and trying new dishes. Sitting outdoors is always so comfortable and lovely.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michaels always delivers such an incredible experience. Every year we travel to Miami and we always love to enjoy an evening at Michaels. This year was another memorable one on all levels, thank you!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The BEST dining experience I have ever had...SPECTACULAR

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Still one of the best spots for brunch in town. Must do.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was very friendly and helpful.\nFood was delicious, is pricey but worthy

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved the feel of this place - comfortable dining room even with some booths! Would definitely return to try more dishes. The raw bar/seafood appetizers are incredible. Service was well-timed and very friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. We spent two hours there and was extremely well taken care of. The mussels were out of this world, plump with a great broth. The deviled eggs were a must have and my short ribs were grilled to perfection. We have been there once before and will go again. Great place. Fresh food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michaels was an awesome experience. Even though is was raining, we were able to sit in the outdoor area which was well protected. The food was incredible. This was on the list for top restaurants in Miami. So glad we decided on this experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious BLT Salad and Short Rib. Very nice location and great outdoor seating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was in town to work and brought my boss here as a late birthday gift. The wait staff was very efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. When I tell you the food was UNBELIEVABLE, please believe me!! The best way to enjoy the possibilities is to eat tapas style and share. This is a foodie's dream!\n\nWe had crispy sweet & spicy pork belly as an appetizer as well as deviled eggs. Also had brussels sprouts with pancetta & lemon aioli and long beans with shallots. The bit salad was amazing: thick cut house smoked bacon, frisée, heirloom tomato, green hill blue cheese, sherry vinaigrette! Come on! Though we didn't order it (but now I wish we had), the wood oven roasted black grouper with tangerine vinaigrette looked succulent as did the wood oven roasted yellowtail snapper with roasted fennel and grilled lemon.\n\nI cannot wait to go back to Miami just so we can return to Michael's Genuine! Next time I am definitely getting one of the fish dishes! If you are in Miami, go, go, go!! You won't be sorry!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderfully good food with a focus on quality sustainably sourced and organic ingredients. Love it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun place in Miami with really good food and bar scene!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's Genuine has a great mix of light fare and fresh foodie ingredients. It's location right in the heart of the Design District makes it a fun place for a good enegy vibe and an adventurous palate. It's always crowded but worth the people watching and buzz of conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great nouvelle cuisine. Most unique and tasteful food combinations I've seen in a while. Go with my girlfriend once a month for date night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As usual, always a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always wonderful. Consistently good food. The service is always attentive without being overbearing. The menu has a nice variety of items and they regularly add new things to the menu that encourage you to come back. At the same time, they have a core of items that are always available, like the whole snapper, that are always a treat that we look forward to having and sharing with friends who have never been here before.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Michaels, the food is awesome and the waiter was excellent (Adrian), the bus boys need\nmore training,\nThe music is too loud, a good restaurant should never have music that becomes the 'main course'.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always right on. The wait staff is very helpful and knows their menu and how the food is prepared. Something for everyone and the price point is good. Love the BLT Salad, and the way they serve their cocktails.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hostess was lovely when we arrived, table was outside as we requested, music was a nice vibe. Sommelier was first impression of wait staff, he was great. Waiter was welcoming, offered suggestions of his favorites. Everything was good but waiter forgot the fried artichokes we ordered, he ordered it after we mentioned it was missing but when we received the dish, it was really something that could have been missed. Too raw not soft enough to be enjoyed, felt like the little spikes at top of leaf were still attached on these mini artichokes. Coconut cake was super delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We only had a very few minutes to dine here. We enjoyed our entire meal and wished it could have been a little longer with some Adult Beverages. But we had an appointment and the staff accommodated our quick lunch with great service and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Date night with my husband. Enjoyed the food and service. Thought it might rain so was worried because they only had tables outside but it ended being a nice evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The location, staff, wine list and food were perfect!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my 3rd or 4th time at the restaurant and was the best experience I have had. Great good, service and atmosphere. I will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been coming here since it opened and it is as good as ever.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious and specials dishs

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The crudo as well as the burrata & tomato plates were amazing and well executed. However, the collar fish dish was poor. It was difficult to seperate the fish from the collar. My husband kept getting scales in his bite and the sauce overpowered the fish. In addition and while the server indicated the sweet and sour pork belly is among their most popular dishes, we found nothing special about it. This could be because we have had many different pork belly dishes, but to us the kimche added nothing to the dish and the pork belly was average. Lastly we had the grilled octopus. The octopus was cooked perfectly and we enjoyed the bean salad that accompanied it. We would recommend this dish for octopus lovers or those who have never had grilled octopus.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had numerous dishes, each one excellent. Can't wait to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best roasted chicken I've had!!!! Waiter was super sweet but a little slow. Manager was on top of things

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I come to Michaels quite often. I've enjoyed every meal from brunch to dinner, as well as, countless happy hours. The service is always incredible and the food never disappoints. The seafood is outstanding (and i'm not a big seafood lover!)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was disappointed with the food. The service was OK.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for Brunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I know this place because of Anthony bourdain's show no reservation. We ordered what he recommended (pig ear & devil egg) and that's really GOOD. I came with 5 people with me include 1 toddler. Our waiter not so great. Good when we start order a drink but not the rest (prob because we came on 4th of July) so he can't multi task with other table. We ordered duck confit, slow roasted & grilled harris ranch beef short rib, grilled spiced leg of lamb, wood oven roasted sword fish (they change this in the menu), muscle in the hot pot ---> ALL GREAT! include the side: Ocra, zucchini, & Corn. Just ok country Pate. The drink that my husband like is uncle anthony (Gin with chili oil). It's really worth it the money that we spent!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first visit and we had a very nice time. Food was excellent and staff was very friendly. I recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michaels can always be relied upon to serve up very good food in an iconic Miami location. Whenever we're looking to entertain out-of-town guests, Michaels is at the top of our list of quintessential Miami hotspots.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service were excellent. I would have given 5 but they set couple tables inside too close too each other so we heard about how our next table family migrated to the US ;-)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for a quick lunch, and the food and service were excellent! Love the way the menu is set up(small, medium and large plates) because it allows you to try many of the dishes and not be full to still want more. Everything i tried was flavorful and outstanding. The cocktail and wine list is one of the best as well.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went a second time to Michael's with my husband and hoping he would be more impressed because of the unusual menu items. We were quite disappointed. Waiter seemed to be thinking of South Beach not his job. The pig's ears that my husband was looking forward to eating didn't appear until I was done with my meal. It arrived at dessert time. Don't know whether the waiter forgot to put the order in, but he was not fazed when my husband asked whether they were still looking for the pig. He did enjoy them when he finally got them. My sweet and sour pork belly was delicious, but the lechee salad was not tasteful. Interesting texture but not flavorful For all the rave reviews of this restaurant, this time around did not live up.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was just not the best tonight. I have a shrimp allergy and was surprised to be told to avoid all raw fish as the kitchen handled everything together. Odd. We have been to Michaels many times and tonight was a miss.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's is a wonderful Miami gem with fantastic food and service. We dined here for my mother-in-law's 94th birthday, and we all had a great time. The food and service are outstanding. Try the pork belly...it was to die for delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere and food! Service was impeccable!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was in Miami on business and this restaurant in the arts district was recommended by a friend. Inventive and eclectic menu which changes daily. Wonderful dishes for vegetarians and meat lovers. Servers were knowledgeable and friendly. We had a table for 8 people and sat outside. Relaxing and fun evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the ambiance....bartenders were super personal and attentive but not over bearing, food was delish! Only negative comment on the food was the deviled eggs were so-so, nothing out of the ordinary. Oysters were fantastic, pigs ears...with rum cake....yum, short rib sandwich and chicken liver amazing. Truly a great experience and we will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's restaurant is consistently delicious with great atmosphere. It's relaxing, fun and an adventure in cuisine. It's the number one restaurant for us in the Miami Design District. The staff is friendly and attentive. Whenever we're in the Miami area, we eat at Michael's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed Michael's twice in 24 hours on a recent business trip to Miami. Once for dinner, directly from the airport on our way to our hotel, and the next day on the way to the Airport. The whole group loved the dinner, and the happy hour on the way to the airport the next day. There is something for everyone, and all delicious. Service was terrific as well. We will be back next trip for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My hubby and I had been to Michael's about 4 years ago and had a great meal...so we returned this past weekend when we again visited Miami, and to our delight we again had a great meal!! The service was attentive and professional without being stuffy. Every dish we had was excellent-- great flavors, tastes and combination of ingredients. The pasta dish I had was sublime and was the perfect size, i.e. a decent portion for one and not a huge oversized portion. My hubby's chicken was delicious -- moist with the all important very crispy skin. Our aps were also very, very yummy. \nIn my opinion the mark of a good restaurant is one that you can visit often or just every once in a while when visiting a city and be assured that food and service will be top notch. Michael's is that place -- consistently good! Can't wait for our next trip to Miami when we will for sure visit Michael's again. Highly recommend!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's Genuine is one of my favorite places to eat. Not on the menu, but always ask for Burrata and Heirloom Tomatoes (or figs) depending on the time of year. I do not like tomatoes yet I dream about this dish. If you happen to be there for brunch...do not miss the homemade poptarts--we always do a table share and I always try to hid the fact that I took them all rather than share. \n\nThe best thing is the consistency of the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cuisine, Wine, Service it all ROCKS and has ever rarely faltered since I've dined there since they opened years ago. Very casual but elegant in performance. Enjoy the whole snapper for two, to die for.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, great setting and atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always love MGFD. In fact, this is the only place I go with one friend in particular. He always gets the turkey sandwich. He modifies it slightly and considers it the best turkey sandwich in town! Also, something you rarely see on menus are the deviled eggs. These are, hands down, the best anywhere! The staff and ambiance make every occasion a special one.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food comes out as its ready. Went to brunch and there were 5 of us. 2 people got there meal right away. I had mine after everyone had eaten their entire meal. The portions were tiny and not great quality

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time there on a Sunday in design district so all stores closed. Lots of security and parking easy. Lots fun. Food service great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Michael's Genuine delivered another delicious meal. We ordered the Zucchini Hummus, Butter Lettuce Salad, the Whole Snapper, Fries and Green beans. The Snapper was the star- so meaty and cooked to perfection. The fries were also perfectly crispy and worth ordering. We also shared the Apple Bread Pudding which was out of this world and the Chess Piece Pie that tasted like a brownie. We'll definitely be back again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Scott our waiter was extraordinary, he was informative beyond compare from hello to thank you. Food was delivered in a timely manner all at the same time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the special services and everyone is always attentive. Kimberly was awesome this week as well as our server,great team work. Thank you,my experience has always been beautiful

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love everything about the menu, the mix that they do in their dishes are so tasty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything on the brunch menu that we ordered was delicious. Food is always good here no matter if you go for dinner, lunch or brunch. Never dissapointed

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food. smaller to average sized portions. Service was very good. Would return next time at the Design District.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

nice area,lots of (new) luxury boutiques,interesting ,very good food,recommended

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've never had a bad meal here. MG continues to deliver great food and has excellent service. I had a Friday night meal with my daughter who has celiac and cannot eat gluten. The waiter was appropriately attentive generally, but also knowledgeable enough about the meals to talk about what my daughter could and couldn't eat, down to the soy sauce (which contains gluten) in the tuna tartar. Daughter and I had an incredible meal. Will happily return again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A nice variety of brunch choices on the menu and everything was very good. The service started out excellent, but slowly fell off as if the waitress was waiting for the table to turnover faster (from excellent down to fair with an average of very good).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great experience from beginning to end.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I found it a bit overhyped. When I went in Open Table on Sunday for a Monday lunch, they only had 11:45 and 1:00, so I figured 'has to be a hot place'. I originally looked for a Sunday nite spot and could only get 9:45. Well, we got there at 11:45 and left at 1:15 and it was never more than 1/3 full, if that. So I have to wonder about Sunday nite. I know some restaurants play it cutesy like that online then when you call they see if they can find anything for you at your requested time. I have never quite figured out why and, of course, they denied any playing around when I asked --- they chose to blame it on Open Table. Stone Crabs were Ok, sauce not up to par. Really good thin crust pizza and hummus was well done as well. Wouldn't go out of my way to go back, but if in the neighborhood>>>>>>>

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food! Great atmosphere and excellent service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food with a nice bar scene. Make a reservation on the weekends

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is very good as always. I do prefer brunch on Sundays for the diversity of the dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ate here with colleagues for Sunday brunch while in Miami for a conference. The food was inventive and tasted fantastic. A definite hit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, Michael's Genuine was excellent. We met friends for Sunday Brunch and everything we ordered was delicious, specially the ricotta pancakes, the white chocolate French toast and the kimchi eggs Benedict.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food, well trained staff, amazing drinks.\n\nPork belly is best I've ever had.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Did not live up to the recommendations we received.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good food and an amazing staff, everything was perfect and the atmosphere is very good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Another great meal at Michael's!\n\nLeon was our server, he was great. Party of 6 in the middle of a busy brunch. We had a great table in the middle of the indoor dining. Food came out quickly, and service was never intrusive. We were celebrating my Fiancé's birthday and the crew at Michael's made it very special. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent. I had the greek salad and the snapper and it was the best snapper I have ever had! It melted in my mouth! The greek salad had a ton of flavor and was a perfect match with the snapper. The outdoor patio was set with candles and jazz music and felt very romantic. Our server was fabulous and wanted to make sure everything was perfect and to our liking!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious! Great time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fresh, flavorful food, but the service was slow....even for a week night. Took 25 minutes to get a starter salad on a Tuesday night when it was not that busy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The chsrgrilled octopus. Every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I would have preferred sitting a little further away from the other diners.we were literally elbow to elbow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We are never disappointed when we dine at Michael's Genuine. Everything is consistently excellent. We had a brand new server, her first day on the job and she was awesome. Crispy pigs' ears were outstanding, as always. It is one of the best restaurants in town.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Second time we had visited and yet again disappointed ,I had shrimp cocktail which was 5 shrimps with a tiny pot of what looked tomato ketchup and a slice of greens on the side,I opted for the ' special pizza of the day' which was mushrooms when it arrived it must have had one mushroom only sliced on the pizza ,it was sent back and asked them to put more mushrooms on it ,very average meal although service good , expensive meal and won't be returning

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant is on my top ten list. Everything we had was perfectly done. The duck confit was my favorite dish by far. Service was quick and very attentive. I will be going back here any chance I get.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was above average but nothing spectacular. A bit overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of Miami's best places to eat. Service and food are always fantastic.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good, service was terrible

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food !!! Fantastic ingredients worked at its best👑👑👑👑

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I thought the service as well as food were the highlights of our dining experience. The waiter was very attentive and very knowledgeable of everything from food to drinks. Different kinds of food were all very tasty and prepared elegantly, although the portions were a bit too small for my liking. Overall, we were very happy we picked Micheal's.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very greasy and overly spicy food.\nOur waiter was great.\nBut most of the food was so spicy. Not going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Still among the top restaurants in Miami. Never a disappointment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely love the food the service and the ambiance. I visit Michael's every time I am in Miami, sometimes direct from the airport. You can't do better for quality ingredients cooked well. The menu features all sorts of approachable dishes, and they are all prepared nicely, and cooked well and without unnecessary fussiness.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice ambiance, slightly noisier than I expected, but food was delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Part of my 'Must Eat At' list and I finally was able to mark it off my list. American cuisine. Simple ingredients, but tasted band new. Service was very welcoming. Can't wait to try Lunch or Brunch the next time I am in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious. I do recommend going on a weeknight when they are less busy. The food and service is better on those nights.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We sat at the bar and celebrated my 40th Birthday. Yvonna took care of us, and wow, what a star she is. We will definitely be back. Love your place!\n\nJaime

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious atmosphere!!!\nGood food with good people!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never had a bad experience. Our server Adrian was exceptional.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was very slow & unattentive, but the food was great nonetheless.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food that we got was good, but missed out on some dishes that were out. Items we ordered never showed. Maybe the perils of Mother's Day dining. A bit disappointing but the weather and company were great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, great time!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our second time eating at Michael's Genuine and we are equally impressed at both meals. An incredible menu with every bite worthy of a special meal. A true gem in Miami. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Not a single negative element; for what you get, it isn't that expensive either. Will return!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of Miami - as a native New Englander, it's just not my scene. However, I am a devoted foodie and cook, and Michael's Genuine made my 48-hour trip to Miami absolutely worth it. \n\nWe reserved a table a few days ahead of time for a Friday night, and we were seated immediately when we walked into the restaurant. The atmosphere where we were seated was quieter than the rest of the restaurant, next to the raw bar. The lighting was calming and comfortable, and the general design of the restaurant was simultaneously sleek and rustic. \n\nThe service was fabulous: our server was very helpful in making suggestions, she was friendly and not at all pretentious as you might expect at a top-notch restaurant. \n\nFinally, the food was unbelievable. We had the house hummus and 1/2 dozen oysters to start, both of which were very nice portions and flavors. Even the bread that comes to the table is great- chewy and soft and perfectly salted. For mains, we shared the pizza special (lamb sausage pizza), the leg of lamb, the pork chop, and short ribs, with the cheddar grits, rab, and summer squash with anchovy butter as sides. Every single bite was incredible - the meats were perfectly seasoned and cooked, allowing the natural flavors to come through easily. The sides were also great, particularly the grits. For dessert, we had the special and an ice cream dish, both of which were unbelievable. We left feeling like the bill was 100% worth it, and we would certainly come here again and recommend it to anyone traveling to Miami for any period of time!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Michael's is always a good choice! I love the food, the feel of the place, and the service is great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Adrian and Shelly were excellent servers - great food - great experience - thank you !!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very good food and incredible ambience. Love this place

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A friend recommended this place so thought I would give it a try. The food at this restaurant was the BEST I have ever had anywhere. The flavors were intense and the food was inventive. We had hummus with freshly made pita bread, an asparagus, snap pea salad and short ribs. Traditional food but nothing ordinary about it. Our server Adrian was fabulous as well. I will definitely be returning.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Great food as always but service was definitely lacking this time around.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Fried pig ears are amazing, must order with any type of beer.\n\nReservations are a must unless you like waiting, always busy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent everything.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed our lunch, everything was very well prepared except the latkes, they were not crispy and were undercooked. \nI prefer their daily lunch menu to the Sunday menu

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A wonderful experience! As always, MGFD exceeded our expectations. The food is incredible: fresh and locally sourced. The service is great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Service was prompt but not overbearing. Food was perfectly flavored and delicious. Drinks were on point. Bulletproof Manhattan was well mixed with variations on flavor not too overwhelming. Pork belly pizza was not too heavy and the crust was just soft enough. Tuna crudo was fresh and delicious with spring flavors.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A group of friends and I went for brunch on sunday. Everything we tried from the menu is really good. I would recommend the wake up call cocktail for the ones that like a strong drink. Also one plate is not enough for one, the best way to order would be for sharing.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The waiter was very attentive and informative but the food went from good to unsatisfactory. The menu was short in choices.\nThe small portions, usually the characteristic of innovative and superior restaurants, did not agree with eighter the value or the food. For instance the flavor of the small portion of ribs was not better that at any of the cheap ribs-restaurants and were cold to the point that you could feel the grease in your lips.\nMy feeling is that this used to be a very good restaurant in a growing hip area. But competition and the inertia that sometimes comes with been in business for a long time now makes Michael's just another run of of the mill, overpriced restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

we have eaten at Michael's many times and was excited to revisit.\nwe ate outside at 7 pm and the atmosphere was not special or intimate as inside.\nthe food was very mediocre and the service not so great..we were left waiting a long time for our check, my husband had to go find the server to get the check.\nNext time I return I will order more of the specialties and hope for a better meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

So delicious! The signature deviled eggs and pigs ears are a must have. We ordered duck confit, octopus, pork belly which came with a reimagined kim-Chee-yum! All wonderful! Sides were fantastic too. Order the polenta and garlic mashed potato!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I've been here many times and the food and service is consistently amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always great food and service!!!!!! Best pig ears ever!!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

As always, the quality is top notch, the setting is super nice and the service is excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This was my first time dining at Michael's Genuine. I have heard great reviews so wanted to try it out. The food was very good. However, I wish that when I made the reservation for 2:40 someone would have mentioned that the kitchen closes at 3pm as we felt a bit rushed and they were out of a few things we wanted to try. I would have LOVED to try the soy milk chia seed pudding. Our waiter was very nice but was a bit slow in bringing water and cocktails. Additionally my friend wanted bread with her eggs and by the time he told her they were out of two types of bread and finally brought another, her eggs were cold. I think that an earlier reservation and speedier service would have made this brunch perfect.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

It's like eating at the house of a good friend who knows how to cook and mix cocktails really well. You always feel at home here no matter how busy it is and it's always busy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

After researching some of the best eats in Miami, our group of 4 decided to try Michael's Genuine because it kept popping up on 'Best of Miami' lists. It deserves the reputation, the food was excellent, the Duck Confit for lunch was delicious but not too heavy. Great raw and cocktail bar as well. We came back for dinner a few nights later and loved the atmosphere and food at night. Advice: make a reservation because this place can get busy.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Lovely little spot on 40th Street. Great service and good food, but small portions and limited menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

First time having brunch and it lived up to all the hype!\nKimchi Benedict was amazing, the egg was a little over cooked though but overall it was great. The crispy rice cake was also really delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were running 15 mins late and called them to hold the table. They were gracious enough to hold the reservation. The food was impeccably seasoned and well cooked.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always an excellent meal at Michaels 's Genuine. I must write a review that is at least 50 characters in length.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fantastic! I brought a friend from overseas and he was very impressed with the dinner. We loved the entire experience and I will be back again soon!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

the food was outstanding, the service impeccable, prices reflect the excellent quality of the food

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

The staff has no idea of what they are there for, if you sit outside there is an unrented store next door that keeps its lights on thru all glass windows. Food got to our table before our drink order.\nIt's really a shame because the food at Michael's is very good, too bad we couldn't enjoy it.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very nice place outdoor and the food is excellent, lunch time is packed!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We dine here whenever we are in Miami and Michael's never disappoints.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

great food, excellent service, beautiful people, trendy atmosphere, what you want? a right check, you pay gladly for the excellent value for money ..... all this I can tell you because I am also a good Italian chef!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was easily the best meal I had while on vacation in Miami. Not the most scenic location but outdoor dining was still very private and enjoyable. Everyone from the bartender to the somm to the waiter provided excellent service. The food was also excellent, and my professional chef boyfriend who chose this restaurant agrees even more wholeheartedly.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was fantastic! Gabriel was our server and took phenomenal care of us. He was extremely knowledgable and recommended great dishes I had never tried before. I couldn't be happier. Michael's is always a great time!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Ambiance was excellent. 3 sibling reunion and everything was great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food and service. Best chicken ever.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have been coming to Michael's ever since it opened and normally have an excellent meal, unfortunately, on this occasion, while the service was first class as usual the food was a disappointment. The octopus, one of my favorites was tough as was the lamb. It may have been due to the main course arriving a few minutes after the starter and having to go back to the kitchen. It was probably reheated and not prepared from fresh again. \n\nIn spite of this we will certainly give Michael's another chance

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

For me this is the ultimate family style brunch. Every dish is amazing. They have regulars but every week they add new dishes. It is without a doubt the best in Miami area. I just like it for brunch

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Out of towners, tried on a friend's recommendation. Fabulous ceviche, fresh and creative combinations. Enjoyed delicious meals on our trip - this was the best.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

All of the food was outstanding—in particular, the fish dishes and the oysters. Service was a bit slow. Wine list is above average with fair mark-up.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I must say the service was impeccable. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and so so pleasant. I loved the food but, thought it was a bit pricey for the quantity but the quality is superb. Love the drink that was specially prepared for me ( special fruity/gin martini) The ambiance is so relaxing but may I suggest some hip lounge music would really blow me away! Thanks for the hospitality!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had an excellent supper with four friends. We shared a red snapper. The chef excelled himself. Highly recommended.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This place is always a fave for brunch and I would have given it rave reviews for food except for the fact that the stone crabs were very small, not good at all and WAY OVERPRICED! Other than that...I don't have one bad thing to say about it. The duck confit, shimp & gritz and the skirt steak was really good!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The place is truly a great dining pleasure. The staff ensures that you're truly satisfied with all accords of your dining experience. 5 star dining

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This place use to be a five star restaurant but in the last year has degraded itself. The food was decent at best, and the service was far less superior from what I remember. I am sorry to say that I cannot bring myself to risk disappointment again, and will no longer be frequenting this business.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Michaels Genuine was an outstanding dinner experience all around. As a self-proclaimed foodie, it lived up to expectations in terms of quality, service, and choice. The outdoor seating was lovely and we will go back again

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

It had been a long time since we had been to Michael's. We had gotten tired of the front desk attitude and the inattentive wait staff, as well as a menu that had grown stagnant. We took an out of town visitor for lunch several days ago and we enjoyed the experience. Our waitress was superb. The food was good, though our friend thought the pizza was so so. He mentioned this to the manager (she had asked) and she responded by personally delivering a plate of cookies and other sweet bites for dessert. Nice touch, and the sweets were very nice. We will return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

MGFD always delivers! The food is superb; the ambience, both inside and outside is hip and inviting; the service is friendly and very competent. New salad featuring roasted broccoli, quinoa and veggies in a tahini dressing is a terrific seasonal dish. You can't go wrong here! This is definitely among my top three favorite restaurants in Miami and Miami Beach.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Once again another amazing experience at Michael's. What else can I say besides that the food is amazing no matter what you order and the service is impeccable. No once will you have to ask for a refill of water or extra silverware.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and great service. Enjoyed the extra large snapper!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We were really looking forward to our time at Michael's Genuine. It came recommended by several friends local to Miami. While the food was good, it was way overpriced for what you got on the plate. The atmosphere is festive and modern but where we were seated by the kitchen and it was too loud to understand normal talking levels and we did not appreciate the server saying that we got a primo table because we got to see all the meals coming out. On another night with a better table the experience may have been much different.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went to meet up with friends for a few drinks and light food. Tried the Oven roasted double yolk, the pork belly with kimchi, and the tomato salad! All were delicious and I can't wait to go back to try more menu items. The craft cocktails were great too, all very unique! Service was unobtrusive yet attentive! I will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Intimate dinner environment.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I believe this restaurant is overrated! Food is average and overpriced.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The food and ambiance is quite OK but clearly nothing special.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We've been to MGFD ever since it opened and the standard has never slipped. The food is excellent and the staff are unfailingly helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I took and important client here for dinner while traveling for a trade show in the Wynwood area of Miami. Very impressive menu and the food was at the highest quality. The waiter was attentive and personable.\nI recommend Micheal's Genuine and will definitely dine there again on my next visit.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The variety of flavors were astounding and the dishes were expertly executed. A true treat!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Michael's never fails to disappoint. It had been a while since my last visit, so I was pleased to see a nice mix of classics and new dishes on the menu. The cocktail, wine, and beer lists are first rate, the raw bar is fresh and delicious, and the food is stellar--full of flavor while really letting the ingredients shine. I definitely won't be waiting long to go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant is at a convenIent location, somewhere in the middle of my home in North Miami safe and downtown Miami, depending on who I am meeting.\nMGFD, in the design district, is somewhat bohemian, suitable for both pleasure and business lunches our dinners. The menu is limited but ok. The service is good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife was well aware of and dying to try Michael's Genuine in Miami. By chance we stumbled across his location in Grand Cayman this spring during our 20th wedding anniversary and had a great Sunday brunch, incredible fresh drinks and food to die for. \n\nAs a surprise for my wife's birthday we went to the Miami location for Sunday brunch with some friends and were again thrilled with the selections and service. \n\nA great place to spend the day, eating and drinking in a great location that belies the fact that you are in the middle of the city!\n\nWE have decided that this will be a monthly routine now as even our children think its the bets food they've ever had.\n\nGo and enjoy!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

We sat at our table quickly. After sitting for 10 minutes we asked an employee where our waiter was - he said she was busy - when she finally arrived she took our order- she forgot a soda and a cup of ice and had to be told 2 times about it. After 20 minutes we asked about our food and she told us it would be out in 5-7 minutes. 30 minutes later it finally came out. When we were 'comped' an appetizer but when we got our bill it was added on along with an extra entree. After we complained she removed the extras. Not a good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was great, from the service to dessert. Love the ambient. I will definitely go again. Thank you and happy New year.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have never been disappointed at Michael's. The deviled eggs, short ribs and the straciatella are staples at our table, but after my taste of my daughter's lamb, which was melt-in-your-mouth divine, I will be adding the lamb to my list of must-haves. Our server was very knowledgeable about all the foods and the wine. The whole evening was a great success.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved our server. Loved the food. Sat outside and it was gorj.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very healthy creative clean cooking but still creative and interesting.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was delicious. \nI did not love eating outside at night. There could be a little more lighting. \nCan't wait to go back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Michaels offers a trendy inspot for those so inclined. The food is very good, the portions small, everything a la carte and pricey. If this is what you are into. You wil enjoy the place.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent service. Very friendly waiter.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I was disappointed that in spite of having a reservation we had to wait an hour for a table after we refused to sit outdoors in a torrential downpour. The hostess was quite rude and tried to force us to sit outdoors. They had confirmed the reservation, which seems unnecessary if they can't even honor their reservations. The food was good, but the experience was ruined by the attitude.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Made an afternoon reservation for brunch, so some things had sold out - get there earlier. Had the rice cake and wahoo ceviche, which were delicious. Mocha icebox cake was amazing, and the toasted marshmallow 'fluff' was such a good accompaniment. There were people with well-behaved dogs seated outside. Nice casual atmosphere tucked into the design district.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I took my family there on Thanksgiving weekend. Service was excellent and food was superb. Best part of their trip to Miami. We have another reservation in 2 weeks. This is a great place for a date, large group, anyone, anytime. Great experience. We dined outside and it was very nice. Highly recommended

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

The place had been recommended to me but it was very disappointing. Food was burned, lack of flavor, yogurt parfait terrible. Service is terrible. Waiter was the worst. Do not expect food to come when you want it but when it's convenient for them to make it and bring it out. All food comes without any order because it's supposed to be Tapas style but it is not. Terrible all the way!!\n\nNever again...

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We loved the ceviche, the tartare, the octopus, the polenta, the duck confit, the buccatini, and the steak au poivre. Only thing I thought was bland was the mashed potatoes but I was the only one! Great atmosphere, not too loud both inside and out. Really great.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Overall enjoyed the meal and the food was all tasty. The dishes for the most part are all a bit overpriced IMO and won't return only for this reason.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in Miami, we try to come a few times a year. The menu is great, the food is fresh and local when available, and you must save room for dessert. Some favs: crispy hominy, chips and onion dip, duck confit, stracciatella, short rib, roasted chicken and more!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Met a colleague for lunch there and we were very happy with the food. The service was unintrusive and helpful in the recommendation. Would definitely go there for lunch when it's a little quieter when you show up just before noon (versus the wait for dinner because there is at times a wait line).

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Michael's Genuine is a first rate culinary and sensory experience. Menu is great. Service is great. Ambiance is great.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

We arrived o. Time and were told there would be a wait unless we wanted to sit outside - it was raining but canopies kept the rain away\n\nWe were not escorted to a table even after asking the hostess otherwise occupied\n\nSo we sat down at one \n\nAbout 20 minutes later a waiter appeared and asked whether we had just sat down without a res\n\nObviously hostess didn't communicate with waiter\n\nFood was less than what we'd been led to believe in terms of taste and quantity\nAnd entrees had no accompanying starch or veg - I guess those were add ins but not adequately explained\n\nVery disappointing experience

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Seating was very tight, possibly secondary to inclement weather limiting outdoor seating. Two-top tables were separated by mere inches, taking away from a more intimate dining experience. The foods and drink was amazingly good, making up for the ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always a favorite and remains smart and delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Michael's has become our favorite spot to take guests. To eat outside is preferable since it is a bit noisy and crowded inside. We went for brunch this time. Erik was our pleasant and helpful waiter. Everyone had a good meal. The stand-outs were the lemon beignets and the rice cake. We certainly will return for the good food and ambiance but also to follow the progress of the evolving neighborhood.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food! Everything is fresh and in season. The seafood is brought in daily and the menu changes frequently. This is a MUST when visiting Miami and a favorite of locals. In the hip Design district and away from the touristy crowds in South Beach. Loved the octopus pizza and the Strozzapreti salad is to die for! There were three of us so the salad, pizza and half chicken (also excellent) were enough to share. Great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Hip casual restaurant with excellent food and wine. Sit outside in courtyard for calmer, less noisy atmosphere. Reservations essential.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Service took forever and they forgot items, which is a staple in Miami, but something you wouldn't expect to happen at a highly rated restaurant like Michael's Genuine. In fact, there was nobody waiting to seat us at 7:30 PM on a Sunday when we got there, so we just stood there for 5 minutes waiting. When someone finally showed up they promptly told us the hostess would be 'right with us', so I complained that we had been standing there forever and he quickly ran off to get the hostess.\n\nI also expected better food. The octopus was good, but not great. The pork belly, their specialty appetizer, was pretty good. But the short rib dinner, which was highly recommended, was AWFUL. It was charred and dry and had zero flavor. I couldn't even finish it. And my friend who also ordered it had the same experience. The pork shoulder was pretty good.\n\nThe desserts, however, were fantastic. The wine list was also fairly extensive. But for over $120 a person (3 bottles of $50 wine), you would expect a lot more out of a restaurant. Very unimpressed.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food at Michael's Genuine is always fantastic. My only problem is that the portions are ridiculously small. And then to make things worse the waitress says they are small because 'they are meant to be shared'. The Kimchi Benedict is only one egg over one English Muffin. The fritatta was no more than 4-5 inches in diameter, plus it was dry and bland. The wild mushroom toast was delicious.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great brunch there but the AC was way too strong! and it is expensive for what you have in your plate

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The ambiance was phenomenal and the food delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always good. Fried pork belly, octopus, and cauliflower are my favorites.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Nice place tucked away in Miami. The butterscotch budino was delightful.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I have dined at Michael's for many years and have found the food to be unique and enjoyable. However, this last visit was neither enjoyable nor unique. The menu offerings were basically the same as presented last month even though they claim to change nightly. In other words, this was a boring expedition. Furthermore, the food prep was not up to Michael's usual standard. Some items over-cooked, some under. The best part of our meal was an excellent bottle of moscato (my wife enjoys sweet) which is not on the regular wine menu but on the dessert card. Needless to say, we will not return for some time and we hope they return to their winning ways.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

As always ...great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food, service and atmosphere were all exceptional. Each item was delicious and the waiter told us the right amount to order and share. We would definitely go back and would recommend it to friends.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always.great. Food and service are superb

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Solid! Great food and service!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I went to Michael's on a recommendation from someone who lives in Miami. The food was great, the service okay. All around were people focused on ordering all the 'hits' rather than what they could eat. Such a shame. And while my party tried to balance menu choices, ultimately what we chose proved just a bit too rich. Maybe I expect a lot but I do think that is a service good wait staff can provide. The pig ears were great, the octopus and peach straciatelli delicious, but at that point you have to choose between the pork shoulder or the short ribs. Both are just a bit too much! Still it was all delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our waiter was friendly and personable, the food was great and the ambience was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great dishes to share with friends - the chicken liver mousse is a dream. Don't be daunted by the portions sizes they are just right.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always good, always 'adult' ... Noise level kept low enough for conversation, top quality produce, thoughtful touches, laid back and sophisticated.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We were looking for decent places to eat in Miami. We were staying down by The Falls Mall which only had sports bar type food. I choose Michaels for the Crispy Pigs ears and we were not disappointed. lovely fresh oysters on the half shell, perfectly grilled Swordfish and the house vegetables, grilled cauliflower in parsley pesto and the grilled string beans were also delicious. The food is simple with no fancy seasoning and sauces/ reductions because it is all fresh. Thier original dessert (has been on the menu since they opened) of chocolate and salted caramel was worth sharing and paired beautifully with Pineau des Charentes. It is obviously popular with the residents and it is casual and unpretentious.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The menu is small, but outstanding. This visit, we had the thick cut potato chips as an appetizer, the house made pastrami sandwich, the pizza, and two burgers. And followed it up with the peach galette and the butterscotch budino. Everything was perfect, including the service from Alex. And we love the decor. It is bit noisy when full, but that's pretty typical in any popular restaurant these days. We will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This place is not in a nice area, but it is slowly getting better. There are a lot of designer stores opening up across the street. It's kinda hidden and small, but the delicious food makes up for it. The pork belly is to die for. The service is always great.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Delicious dishes. Pastries are fantastic. I did found the ciabatta bread a little hard and complaint to waiter. We ordered the tuna appetizer but the crostini was almost missing, we requested more and got such a small portion.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Absolutely amazing! This spot is tucked away neatly within the swell of swanky boutiques in Miami's design district. To start, Michaels Genuine creates an undeniable pulse on the streets. With woodsy yet modern decor the warmth is there, the trends are there and their welcoming and knowledgeable staff makes dining truly a pleasure. The food is incredible with a revolving and ever changing menu Michael's is the place to go for new and in season eats at a price point that pleases everyone. \n\nSuggestion to diners: try what you can and come back for seconds, thirds, fourths. If you can, host a party here, do it all and do it here Michaels is a sure win!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Went here on a Sunday during , the food was delicious, but portions were way too small. When the food arrived at the table, everyone mistook it for the appetizer. We each had to order another plate in order to have satisfying portions. I guess, overall, I was expecting more bang for my buck.\n\nService was good, but they seriously need to consider hiring more waiters, especially during the busy weekend. It was also very noisy because it was so full, but I can't fault them for that.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had an excellent time at MGFD! Our waiter, Nicholas, was absolutely exceptional - from putting up with our million questions, to making excellent recommendations, and then even taking the time to suggest other places to go in the area (it was our first time in miami). For cocktails i had the jack rudy - a take on a traditional whiskey sour, my one friend got a local beer from Wynwood Brewery, and my other friend had the daily special. All of them were delightfull Collectively for dinner, we had the stracciatella with heirloom tomatoes, the crispy sweet and spicy pork belly, the duck confit, and then homemade bucatini. Everything was incredible. If i lived in Miami i would go back frequently and would recommend this place to everyone! Be sure to ask for nick!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The server was very personable and the wait staff was very attendant. The dishes were amazing and had great flavor to them. Very cozy interior. Loved it

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I've been here a few times before and always had a nice time, but this visit everything was right on point. The service was impeccable, the food came out extremely fast, and we had a nice table in the corner with no one next to us. Best experience I've had there yet, I was very impressed. Will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Booked this well-known Michael Schwartz restaurant in the middle of Miami's Design District for our Anniversary dinner. \n Ordered two glasses of wine and the Puligny Montrachet they poured using an argon injector was far too light and tasteless. When asked about the wine, the sommelier seemed unsure of herself and her wine list.\n Ordered half a dozen clams on the half-shell and the raw bar would have been better off serving Cherrystones or Little Necks rather than the small relatively tasteless clams that were served. \n The snapper was delicious, served grilled as a whole fish. The sides of grilled cauliflower, green beans with shallots, and the kale were tasty. The desserts were a treat although the portions were small.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have been clients of Michaels Genuine since the beginning. It has never disappointed us, food is great from the small plates to the big ones and we always share everything, impeccable service, and their wine list has excellent quality for every pocket.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food. Ambiance. A go to for all foodies! Keep coming back back back for more..

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great spot. Good for brunch, lunch or dinner. Ambience is very inviting, food is creative and delicious. Good cocktails as well

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I've eaten at Michael's Genuine several times. My latest visit was on a Monday evening, so we avoided the crowds and noise level. While the service was outstanding, I found some of the dishes to be a bit lackluster, which is unusual for Michael's. I ordered the fig salad and thought it was mushy. My dining partner's salad was wonderful as was the pizza. My tuna tartare was fine, but lacked creativity. Perhaps I am so used to being bowled over by the creative and normally outstanding cuisine at Michael's that this visit fell a bit flat. I'm not writing it off because this visit was definitely not the norm for Michael Schwartz.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always amazing. Only negative is how close the tables are together. Way too close to the couple next to us.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

First off, if you'd like to have dinner at Michael's Genuine you have to book in advance. This restaurant is very popular thanks to exposure on TV, good reviews, and of course the food. Personally, I'm not a fan of crowded restaurants, and it was crowded from wall to wall, but in this case I can only vouch for a one time dining experience at night. Maybe if I return to Michael's Genuine for lunch and try various plates, I'll have a better impression. As of now, I think it lacks space, romance, scenic views, and parking - typical Miami, I guess.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outdoor dining, with great food and experienced waiters is a rarity in Miami. Hats off

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Salmon and swordfish and grilled octopus were all outstanding as were the roasted carrots.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outstanding food and service. The menu is one of the most interesting I've seen. Try the crispy pig ears ... off the chart.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I was there for the burger, cause a friend told me about it, not only the burger was delicious but we did try other plates and was on the same leve. Really good choice..

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had been wanting to try Michael's for years but just never got around to it. How I wish I would have done so sooner. Just amazing food. Everything is fresh, the portions are perfect, the drinks fantastic, and amazing service. My wife and I have told all our friends that they need to try Michael's. Can't wait to try the brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Arrive earlier than reservations and enjoy drinks at the very cool bar. The service from the bartender to the waitress were superb! Food was out of this world! We will definitely come back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food...a different kind of experience...crispy pig ears, chicken liver poie, sweet and spicy pork shoulder...almost everything we tried was a superb...a must go to restaurant when you visit Miami!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Waited 15 minutes to get portions. I would have preferred to get the food more consistently.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Being entered as a no show on open table was annoying. Their response was slow

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food here is amazing, but unfortunately the portion size is way too small. It is tapas style so I expected that to some degree. Each plate is best shared between only 2 people, meaning you will each get 2 bites. I would go for the experience, but don't come hungry.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The food wasn't good, poor presentation and the 3 most famous entres, they didn't have it. The desserts were awful, not a spark of creativity or effort to make it taste good, we order 4 because I was super excited to try them.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I was in town for a day and I decided to stop for a late dinner at Michael's because I love the food there. We were a party of 3 at 10:45. \n\nThe food was delicious as always but our waiter was a little absent. I know it was late but the place was still open and he was more concern of being talking with the host. I work in the service industry in NY and at least I expect my drinks and my check on time. The host, bussers and runners were great.\n\nI'll be back because I love the food but never for a late dinner again. Note for the waiter: Even if you already make the money for the night, you still have to work for your money.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We loved the food here. My daughter and I shared snapper for two that the server said was caught 2 hours previously. It was so delicious! Burrata appetizer was delicious. Beef short ribs were great. Everything was excellent. I would definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The ford was out of this world. The waiter was goo, but the delivery service for the food was confusing as the food bringer did not know where the food was supposed to go. The waiter should do this not the help staff. A grate dining experience as usual! I am a very regular visitor.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

we had an excellent server, as well as all the wait staff assistants, who never hurried us, during a long 1 1/2 to 2 hour lunch, even without drinks, so not a huge tab. it was very impressive.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I've visited this restaurant a couple of time and was disappointed this time. Food had little or no flavour something that I appreciated during my previous visits.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Some of the best food I have ever had. Simple dishes, but executed perfectly. If I'm in Miami I will be eating here.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We had made a reservation for four to be seated outside and arrived on time. We were told that we would have to wait for an outside table for at least 45 minutes. We decided to sit inside as the wait was 'only' 15 minutes. What is the point of a reservation?\n\nAlthough our waiter was friendly enough his lack of attention really impacted our visit. Perhaps the restaurant should put on a few more waiters? \n\nFood was OK but not as great as their reputation. All-in-all a very poor showing. With all the other great restaurants in town we will not be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had to wait a little while to be seated even though we had a reservation but it was totally worth the wait. The food is fenomenal, everything we tried in our group was delicious, all the seafood was super fresh, the oysters were amazing, the duck, the vegetables, the octopus, the ribs. We tried a little bit of everything and were delighted. The server was great and on the ball. Overall, recommend it.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Outstanding service food and a hip eclectic menu... Yummy!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Innovative menu that definitely has something for everyone - lots of updated twist on some more classic dishes. Amazing flavor pairings and they certain use spices and pair flavors well. Love that it is totally casual and the food quality is so high and everything a bit unique. \n\nLoved everything we ate and wanted to order most of the menu. They also could not have been more accommodating with my gluten allergy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I went this restaurant on a friend's recommendation. The service was impeccable and the food even better. We shared the mussels as an appetizer. I then had the pork shoulder which melted in your mouth and my wife had the short ribs. Finished off with a tangerine creamcicle. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to foodies.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Michael's Genuine because we saw their deserts featured on 'The Best Thing I Ever Ate.' The deserts were great, but I think the rest of the meal was even better. The entire meal was amazing. They were able to coax intense flavors out of everything. Even the green beans with shallots were top notch. We had the double-yolk egg, which was wonderful, then the harissa mussels. They weren't too spicy, as things can be with harissa, but intensely flavorful. We shared the roasted yellowtail and it was amazing - not too fishy , tender, just wonderful. Green beans and cheese grits were also both great. The deserts we had were the tangerine pot de crème - very good - and the candy bar with this wonderful buttered popcorn ice cream. The only down side was the service, which was a bit baffling. They had plenty of wait staff, yet the bread service didn't come until the entrees arrived (and we would have like some of that bread to sop up the harissa sauce) and water refills were hard to come by. Still, we would go back in an instant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The food was of a good standard, we sat outside which caused one major problem, we couldn't see the menu or what we were eating, i don't expect to use the flashlight on my phone to see the food we had ordered.\nGiven the price, $180, the service was poor. The food was served too quickly with no interaction from the waiting staff, it felt like they needed the table and wanted us out as quickly as possible.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything about Michael's continues to excite - food, service, ambience and being in a 'hot spot'.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went there to celebrate a Birthday and when I made the reservation it gave me the option to order flowers and have them at the table when I got there, the food was fast and delicious cooked to perfection, my date and we ended up sharing because we had a big lunch portions sized accordingly...Good stuff cheers

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a wonderful experience here. Waiter was so knowledgable on the foods. Chicken was a red hen , juicy with a crispy exterior.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Our server was sweet and apologetic about how long the food was taking to get to our table. Between the apetizer and the entree we waited about 45 minutes. When the entrees arrived, the fish of the day was completely burned and the gnochi were so overcooked they were like a paste. Not good at all.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very good overall. Would go back. Nice farm to table concept.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Michael's proved to live up to the hype! Everything we ordered was delicious. It's clear that every dish is so carefully planned out. Highly recommend the straciatella and the crispy pork belly, just wow. Service was super friendly--our server gave us great suggestions and checked on us without being intrusive. We only wish we could go back again! *****

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had the house beer which was perfectly smooth and refreshing. For starters we shared the deviled eggs and octopus fritters. They came out fairly quickly and were flavorful. As we finished our last bite the entrees were being delivered. We had the strawberry salad and it was ok. We also shared the crispy chicken sandwich and we found it AMAZING! It was perfectly crunchy and had just the right amount of spice to it. Service overall was great. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had the perfect dining experience at Mochael's. The service was attentive without being pretentious. The food--oysters were fresh and served cold/ the way they should be--country pate had great flavor and most of all the whole roasted chicken and French fries. I forgot to mention the great drinks. This was our first visit and we will certainly return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great spot for artisan, farm to table food. Service was a bit lacking/slow. Very dog friendly patio, great shops in the area, lots of Self parking, valet, cabs. A must visit for foodies!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had heard about Michaels, and as we were shopping in design district, made a lunch time res for 1:45. Arrived and it was super crowded, lots of people waiting for tables. Took nearly 30 min to finally get my table. The wait staff and the menu were great. Very well executed and tasty. If your in the design district, its worth it, but I would recommend going very early, before 11:30 or after 2:30 .

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This is easily one of my favorite restaurants. The menu includes a variety of dishes categorized as small, medium, large and snacks. The small, medium and snacks are essentially great work well when you order a variety to share with your party. I had the large - short rib dish and it was flavorful. This time around the pate (small) was bit tasteless. For dessert we had a variety of desserts including the strawberry shortcake in a jar, the cremoso chocolate, and the candy bar. The cremoso was a little bit ho-hum, but the shortcake and the candy bar were incredible and I highly recommend them. We sat outside and enjoyed a plenitude of white wine.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

An incredible menu of diverse flavors in various sized portions at reasonable prices. Michael's hits the perfect balance of innovative cuisine and a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Don't expect micro green garnishes arranged by chefs with tweezers. Do expects to be wowed with great fresh ingredients combined to make dished that just taste great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Michael's is a consistently fine restaurant. Last Friday it was extremely busy (more than usual!) and I guess the kitchen was overwhelmed. The entrees took a long time coming and our waitress disappeared. When we called the maitre's attention he was genuinely concerned and took matters into his hands. We will return. Things happen.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

great food - great service - great patio!\nLoved the short rib panini and the deviled eggs!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Reservation was honored in a timely manner. We were given our choice of outside dining. Waiter was very knowlegeable. All wait staff courteous and helpful. Food was amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Michaels Genuine menu is delicious and has a edge that leaves you wanting more. The staff work very hard on a Sunday with the Brunch menu going till 3pm and it always being busy. The style is smart casual \n\nI would highly recommend this establishment to any visitors in Miami Florida\n\nIf you don't go you will have missed one of the best

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We've been to Michael's a dozen times and have always had excellent meals, service and an enjoyable experience except for the last couple of visits. There are so many good restaurants in Miami now that it may be a while before Michael's makes it to our list again. \nThe food and service was still good but several things about the environment were annoying enough to detract from the overall experience. We had made reservations several weeks in advance but when we arrived we were told that only outside tables were available. The weather was nice, but I had forgotten that smoking was still allowed outside and it seemed like all the smokers in Miami were at Michael's that night. There was not much of a breeze so the stench hung in the air. On top of that, they were playing jazz over the loudspeakers. Jazz is not my favorite type of music and normally I can ignore it, but their outdoor speakers were not very good quality so they turned saxophones into grating shreaks.\nIf we go again, we'll request an inside table when we make the reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Absolutely no privacy for a romantic dinner to truly enjoy the amazing food, wine and service.\nThe tables are too cramped in for my taste.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I always invite friends to meet meet me at Michael's Genuine. They are always impressed with the eclectic menu and solid service. They never disappoint!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Last time we visited Miami, we were unable to get a reservation to Michael's Genuine but it was THE restaurant suggested to us by several of our friends. When I knew that we were returning to Miami, one of the first things I did was make a reservation here and we were not sorry. Our server was very knowledgeable and provided the right balance of attention and giving us time to enjoy our meal. His recommendations were spot on. We enjoyed every bite of our meal. Will definitely return.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed Michael's food. Would definitely visit again. One of Miami's better food centric restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our favorite place to take guests out, usually for lunch. Nice to sit outdoors. We have always had pleasant, helpful waiters. The food is always excellent and the pork belly I had this time was the best ever. We usually share one dessert but they all sounded so good so we all ordered one and shared. We certainly will return. We have never done the brunch, but it sounds great too,

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

In the hip Design district, Michael's comes through again! My third visit(I live in LA). Very fun and delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outstanding restaurant in Miami. Consistently great food!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have eaten here many times since Michael opened and at his previous establishments. Although everything on the menu is good I always seem to order the roasted chicken as it is my fave. However, this time it was served with pickled vegetables that really didn't seem to go well with the chicken and I felt that it took take away from the crispiness of the dish. Unless you love pickled vegetables I would ask to substitute something else. The arugula under the chicken was great. Others at the table ordered lamb that they really enjoyed and the burger was only okay whereas it used to be much better.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our waiter Scott gave is the best service I've ever had. We felt like all our needs were taken care of without being over attentive. Oh, and this is one of the best restaurants in the city IMHO so the brunch was amaaazing!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Manager gave us credit from bill to compensate for very slow service. Dessert had been kept standing, another not available. Offered us dinner as his guest to compensate but we refused.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Just know that Michael's is one of the very best restaurants anywhere. The food -- farm to table -- is exquisite; the service caring without hovering; atmosphere energetic but allows for conversation. Just can't be beat in my estimation. Still thinking about my steak entree the other night. How did they elevate an otherwise ordinary cut of meat into something sublime?

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I come here once a year after my yearly cruise. Food is absolutely amazing. I live in Las Vegas and we have THE BEST CHEFS in the WORLD. This is the only other place on the planet other than home I consider the food to be edible (haha!). :)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I used to not like Michael's, but with recent changes in staff, uniforms, food, and overall vibe, we really enjoyed it. We will definitely be coming back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was great--failure to honor a reservation made 2 weeks in advance spoiled but did not ruin an otherwise lovely dining experience

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great cuisine! Imaginative cooking. A variety of tastes and seasonings. No pretense. Simply great food. Great service with no obsequies. Avoid the beach. Come here to Michael's.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Loved the brunch at Michael's, out trips tend to turn to eating wherever we go and Michael's Genuine just hit the spot. The portions are small, perfect for foodies, you can try as many dishes as you like, food is rich and wonderfully prepared. Will go back on our next visit!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

You've most likely read about MGFD. It's all true: deceptively simple dishes; casual vibe; polished easy service; tables way too close together; sticker shock for most. Try it at least once, it's worth the effort and expense.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

We had our first very disappointing dining experience at Michael's after many visits over the past years. We ordered 2 Chopped Salad with Shrimp which took over a half hour to arrive. The salads were practically nothing other than pale chopped lettuce (at $24.00 each) and the shrimp were missing. When we brought this to the server's attention, the salads were taken back to the kitchen and we waited another 15 minutes for them to be returned. Each had 4 pieces of shrimp that were clearly heated and then left too long to cool off. The manager took one of the salads off of our bill and apologized. It will be awhile before we return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything about our experience at Michael's Genuine was exceptional. Make sure to save room for dessert. Totally worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food. Accommodates corkage fee, Innovative. Harry's Pizza is also great. Same owner.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing! Incredible flavors! The dessert is the best in Miami

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I went to michaels for a first date and had a great time. The ambiance was great and the food was really good especially the pork belly and the hot donuts . The service could of been a tad better but overall I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody .

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We where very pleased, the time for reservation was rigth on time , however we where having so much fun at the bar , we keep on postponing the table , wind up seating close to 11 !!! Very friendly staff and the oysters where sooo good !! Overall everything was superb!! Defenetly recommend .

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Creative drinks and innovative menu. Food was very good. Not overpriced for the Beach. The service was sporadic though the staff was pleasant -- they need more training. No serving spoons with sides--etc. This was the shocker of the night. I mentioned to the young lady who was the hostess that it was my wife's birthday -- just wanted a better table -- nothing more -- at the end of the meal our waiter brought us a desert with a candle -- I thought that was a nice touch but thought it odd no one sang happy birthday -- the shocker -- we were charged for the desert which was not requested -- it was a little cheesey-- not becoming of an upscale restaurant --an experienced staff would know better. The staff is young and too inexperienced and this restaurant deserves better.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The fame of MGFD drew us in, especially after reading so much praise from people like Anthony Bourdain. We were a group of six, so we can draw some conclusions from several dishes. Frankly, they were good, but unmemorable. The day before two of us had eaten braised short ribs at Harry's Pizzeria and loved them. We were so disappointed that the ones at MGFD were very soft but with unremarkable taste. The ceviche was to soft, and the tilefish good but also unremarkable. The desserts were very good overall and the wine selection excellent. However, at the end of the meal all of us agreed that we just had a nice overpriced meal.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love this place. Often go multiple times during our stay in Miami. Great fresh food from start to finish. Great service. The only place to eat in the up and coming Design District.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I don't know what else to say about this place. I live in LA but I come to Miami several times a year. Michael's menu seems to be different each visit based on the availability of local, fresh ingredients. The home-made pastrami is always a favorite but today I had the slow roasted pork pizza with fontina cheese, pears, and arugula. Ridiculous. Amazing. Please open something in LA Michael. Please!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and great service every time. I make this a regular stop for those that are visiting and it never disappoints.