You don't need to stand on the shoulders of giants to be great. But you do need to sit in a restaurant run by a great chef to have good food. Enter Michael's Genuine, a farm-to-table eatery by celebrity chef Michael Schwartz whose seasonal menu showcases family-style plates. Schwartz's mantra is simple: "The secret to good food is ... good food." And that starts with premium ingredients sourced from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen. The result is an ever-changing menu of dishes that are as simple as they are wholesome. If available, we recommend the chargrilled octopus with gigante beans. Yum.


A farm-to-table eatery by celebrity chef Michael Schwartz.
Chargrilled octopus with gigante beans.
130 NE 40th St., Wynwood
Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m.