Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Miami
130 N.E. 40th Street
Miami , Florida
Tel: 305 573 5550
Concierge.com's insider take:
The latest spot from chef Michael Schwartz—of Nemo fame—is this industrial-chic indoor-outdoor space with a raw-concrete floor and simple dark-wood fixtures. Schwartz's signature focus on fresh and locally grown food is in place, and the zingy modern American menu includes meant-to-be-shared standouts such as a mouth-puckeringly spicy beef with chile salad and wood-roasted black grouper. On a cool evening, the sheltered, leafy patio is the best place to eat, but try to hit Michael's for lunch. That's when the tables are filled with iced tea–drinking, heavy spec–wearing, black-clad arty types from the Design District's neighboring offices and galleries—and you can eavesdrop shamelessly for tips on who'll be the next Damien Hirst.
Open Mondays through Thursdays 11:30 am to 3 pm.