Michaels Genuine


The Genuine Hospitality Group operates restaurants including Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink (Miami Design District Est. 2006 and Grand Cayman Est. 2010), Harry’s Pizzeria® (Miami Design District Est. 2011 and Coconut Grove 2015), 150 Central Park by Chef Michael Schwartz aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships (Oasis of the Seas Est. 2011 and Allure of the Seas Est. 2013), The Cypress Room (Est. 2013), Michael’s Genuine® Pub on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships (Est. 2014, 2015, 2016), food and beverage at South Beach’s iconic Raleigh Hotel including Restaurant Michael Schwartz (Est. 2013), and ella, a café popping up in the Design District’s Palm Court (Est. 2015).  

The Cypress Room is Michael’s third restaurant in Miami’s Design District, a nod to the spirit of classic 1920s fine dining in polished food, service and décor.  The menu centers around the kitchen’s wood-burning grill and rotisserie, offering elegant American cuisine with French touches using the freshest, highest quality ingredients, hand-picked from america’s best small farmers, foragers, and fishermen. Daily tasting menus are offered for lunch and dinner. 

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Since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink first opened in Miami’s Design District in 2007, with an outpost in Grand Cayman in 2010, 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 Michael Schwartz does best – homemade and straightforward, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. The brand’s now officially trademarked beer, Michael’s Genuine Home Brew®, is craft-brewed in Gadsden, Alabama by Back Forty Beer Company with Florida-grown brown rice and sugarcane. Michael’s Genuine® Pub, the first American gastropub on the high seas, offers the best of our flagship restaurant’s savory and sweet snacks, craft cocktails and beer including the chef’s own Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, as well as wine and spirits with attention paid to artisanal sources.

From seasonally-inspired pizzas from the wood-burning oven to a welcoming counter where local and craft beers freely flow, our Miami Design District joint radiates the relaxed, unpretentious vibe on which Michael’s Genuine has built its reputation.

Genuinely Royal.  Since 2011, Michael has partnered with Royal Caribbean to incorporate produce from small, family-owned Florida farms into its supply chain. Passengers aboard the largest cruise ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, can now dine at upscale venue 150 Central Park to get a taste of the chef’s fresh, simple, and pure cuisine in two locally-sourced menus per sailing, each changing with the seasons.  

One of South Beach’s most iconic hotels just got even more genuine. Occupying the Raleigh Hotel’s upper lobby and its iconic baroque pool deck, Restaurant Michael Schwartz, offers diners a menu inspired by the rich history and singular charm of Miami Beach’s most iconic hotel property. Complete with the James Beard Award-winning chef’s hallmark seasonal ingredient-inspired Snacks, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and Sides, the restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, and dinner daily, Sunday brunch, as well as poolside and bar service, boxed beach lunches, and a selection of items for in-room dining.

ella is a café popping up in the Design District’s Palm Court for summer and fall, open early for breakfast and into the evening with a menu of freshly made baked goods, sandwiches, salads, charcuterie and cheese, and plates. Stop in for a freshly-pulled espresso, chalkboard specials including soup, and beer and wine, too.