Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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130 NE 40th St (Design District)
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-5550
Mon–Sat: 11:30 AM–Midnight Sun: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM

According to Michael Schwartz, winner of the 2010 James Beard Award for Best Southern Chef, the most important thing you can take away from dining at his2008 New York Times top-10 establishment and 2013 Golden Spoons Florida Trend Award winner is: “Know Your Source.” Menus at Michael’s Genuine change daily, and it’s often been mere hours since the ingredients on your plate left the field or the water. The restaurant; for instance, procures its organic eggs from PNS Farms, home of supposedly the happiest chickens on earth. Heirloom tomatoes figure not only on the menu here but also as décor in the minimalist dining room. Such dishes as Spring Creek oysters with classic mignonette, duck confit with orange marmalade and frisée, and grilled Palmetto Creek pork chop with tomato chutney define the restaurant's motto of "Fresh, Simple, Pure."






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Foursquare Tips
The food is just divine, the scene is very happening, and their homemade hot sauce is reason enough to try this place. Make a reservation or be prepared to wait.
Louis Vuitton
Mon, 10/15/2012 - 08:03
The name says it all; its genuinely excellent. It's my favorite restaurant in Miami.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 07:04
For Lunch the Harris Ranch Black Angus Burger is a stupendous thing.
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:58
Design District trailblazer featuring groundbreaking, contemporary American, organic fare by Michael Schwartz and divine desserts masking as art by pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. [Eater 38 Member]
Thu, 01/13/2011 - 12:57
the restaurant will debut a gourmet food cart during the Design Districts monthly art walk on March 13 selling items such as a house-made-sausage sandwich and buttered popcorn ice cream.
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 06:17
Located in the hot Design District, this place always delivers with their fresh American cuisine. They are dedicated to fresh local produce.Their dishes are small, medium, large and extra large. It al
Wed, 01/27/2010 - 09:15
Chef and owner Mr. Scwartz are heavy! -Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 09:27
You won't be able to resist the delicious desserts prepared by Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith! Milk chocolate candy bar with buttered popcorn gelato? Yum!
Miami New Times
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 07:11
This restaurant does homemade & straight forward food with a twist. They also focus on fresh & local ingredients. As seen on Travel Channels The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
Travel Channel
Tue, 12/06/2011 - 05:21
Please don't let the snotty attitude of the hostess turn you off - MGFD is one of the best restaurants in Miami
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 17:11
Michael Schwartz serves up a Black Angus burger on a brioche bun, with optional house-smoked bacon. He has been serving at South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash for years and he's won.
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:21
Chic mod digs warmed by the homey open kitchen the source of locally-grown, creatively-cooked classics-with-a-twist that you wont be able to get enough of.
Thu, 08/12/2010 - 12:37
Make room for dessert. Every sweet concoction in that place is innovative and magical.
Mon, 10/10/2011 - 19:12
Winner of Best Animal Part 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/miami
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 12:59
Hedy Goldsmith's whimsical creations have made her a pastry star. Must order: chocolate-peanut butter candy bar with buttered popcorn ice cream.
Bon Appetit Magazine
Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:37
Best of Miami 2013- Best Homebrew: Michaels Genuine Home Brew. Crafted with brown rice grown here in Florida and sent to Alabama for brewing, this is the definition of homegrown.
Miami New Times
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:48
Best restaurant in Miami as far as I'm concerned. You have to try the crispy hominy-divine!
Thu, 03/22/2012 - 07:17
In the mood for comfort food? Try the poulet rouge with garlic mashed potatoes and wilted escarole!
Thu, 10/14/2010 - 16:51
Food is solid but the dessert is truly special (world-renowned pastry chef)
Fri, 01/08/2010 - 15:26
the food here is delish, this is an awesome brunch spot. Try the fresh poptarts for desert, mmmm.
Mon, 05/31/2010 - 09:02
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