Michael's Genuine Food
& Drink

130 NE 40th St
Miami FL 33137
(305) 573-5550
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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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Maryse Chevriere, Staff Writer

A Genuinely Good Happy Hour Deal. Michael Schwartz's top-ranking restaurant gives you another reason to love it with a happy hour that includes $5 "snacks" and cocktails, wine, and beer for half the usual price. Favorites include the savory Caballero (made with Patron... Read More

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Michael Decklever, Staff Writer

Deck on Michael's Genuine Food. Two of the restaurants on my Miami wish list were located in the Design District, and as it would work out, I had two trips to Miami planned. During the first trip I headed to Sra. Martinez and on the second trip, I headed to the tastefully named... Read More

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Foursquare Tips
Please don't let the snotty attitude of the hostess turn you off - MGFD is one of the best restaurants in Miami
Miami New Times
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.
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.
Miami New Times
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!
Louis Vuitton
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.
Travel Channel
This restaurant does homemade & straight forward food with a twist. They also focus on fresh & local ingredients. As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
Agatha Morazzani
Make room for dessert. Every sweet concoction in that place is innovative and magical.
Burger Beast
For Lunch the Harris Ranch Black Angus Burger is a stupendous thing.
Winner of Best Animal Part 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/miami
Bon Appetit Magazine
Hedy Goldsmith's whimsical creations have made her a pastry star. Must order: chocolate-peanut butter candy bar with buttered popcorn ice cream.
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]
Chef and owner Mr. Scwartz are heavy! -Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef
The name says it all; it’s genuinely excellent. It's my favorite restaurant in Miami.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef
Summer LePree
In the mood for comfort food? Try the poulet rouge with garlic mashed potatoes and wilted escarole!
Enjoy a homemade Pop Tart at this soulful restaurant that restaurant critic Frank Bruni says is one of his favorites in the world.
Chic mod digs warmed by the homey open kitchen – the source of locally-grown, creatively-cooked classics-with-a-twist that you won’t be able to get enough of.
the restaurant will debut a gourmet food cart during the Design District’s monthly art walk on March 13 selling items such as a house-made-sausage sandwich and buttered popcorn ice cream.
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
Hugo Guzman
Food is solid but the dessert is truly special (world-renowned pastry chef)
gui ambros
Cool place, awesome food, excellent service, honest price. Great place for a dinner or just a beer on a hot summer day outside.
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