Michael’s Genuine® Cleveland Launches Sunday Brunch on Mother’s Day, May 12

We take brunch seriously.  Seriously fun!  It’s hard to imagine that in October we will celebrate 10 years of brunch service at our flagship restaurant in Miami.  Our favorite weekend pastime at Michael’s Genuine launched a year and a half after opening.  Chef took his time figuring it out, but he knew what he didn’t want — Sunday wasn’t going to be a line of glowing red lamps.  After a whirlwind of planning, our busiest service yet shifted into gear on October 25, 2009 and hasn’t let up since.  Now it’s time for Cleveland to join the party, with chef de cuisine Vinnie Cimino in the driver’s seat, and we aren’t wasting any time greasing the wheels.  Expect the unexpected, beginning Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12!  Click the menu below for a preview.

“Brunch is my favorite meal of the week and always an opportunity to go for it, so why not make food to order and bring the buffet to guests at the table,” says Michael. “It’s a marathon service for the kitchen, but we are better for it and can have some fun making a new menu each week.  The challenge keeps things dialed in — thinking of new ways to approach things and to utilize ingredients.  It’s interesting for Cleveland, because we kind of know what we are doing now with this format. We are really excited to share something we have grown to love with Cleveland and see how they respond!”

Beginning this Sunday, 10:30am – 2:30pm, enjoy our weekly Brunch service including savory and sweet small plates, and special Brunch cocktails like our signature Kimchi Bloody Mary with vodka, kimchi and skewered rock shrimp — the best!  For a look back at our OG Brunch, five years in, click here.  To make a reservation, visit our website.


Valentine’s at Cypress: Love is in the Tavern for Dinner & Brunch


Follow up Valentine’s Day dinner by toasting a special weekend brunch.

No need to coax the team at Cypress Tavern to show the love, especially on the most romantic night of the year. These intimacy professionals will set the mood for a flawless experience with a few more special somethings for your special someone for Valentine’s Day 2017.

Prix Fixe Dinner – Enjoy 3 courses including a choice of appetizers, entrées and desserts created especially for the romantic evening on Tuesday, February 14 by chef de cuisine Max Makowski.  $89 per person plus tax and gratuity includes a half bottle of Champagne for each couple, with available truffle supplement to any dish for $15. The complete a la carte dinner menu will also be available. The restaurant opens a little earlier to accommodate all kinds of love birds beginning at 5:30.

The color of love is Bloody Mary.

The color of love is Bloody Mary.

All the Brunch Feelings – Because there’s always more love to go around, each guest dining on Valentine’s Day will feel it with an invitation to return for Weekend Brunch and receive their first bloody or mimosa complimentary on Saturday, February 18 or Sunday, February 19.

To reserve a table, email reservations@cypresstavern.com or call 305.520.5197. Cypress Tavern is located at 3620 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137.  $5 Design District Valet is available, as well as street parking in the city lot in between 37th and 38th street. Menus and more information are available at cypresstavern.com.

Cypress Tavern’s cozy American Grill and Cocktail Bar offers a warm, welcoming and festive experience in a room like no other, perfect for sharing an intimate meal over candle light on a special occasion like Valentine’s Day.  James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz and Chef de Cuisine Max Makowski of Cypress Tavern bring top notch service, as well as a menu built around seasonal ingredients and a wood grill and rotisserie.


Ladies First | Cypress Tavern’s Jazz Brunch Debuts Mother’s Day


Hanger Steak is wood grilled and served with fingerling potato and ramp hash, and topped with a fried egg.


Marcus Grant on drums leads the trio.

It’s all that Jazz, and then some at Cypress Tavern.  Michael’s American Grill & Cocktail Bar is setting a new standard celebrating Mom with a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch from 11am-3pm on Sunday, May 8. Live music by the “Mutes & Roots” Jazz Trio will accompany a set menu including 3 courses each, with multiple dishes per course to share.  The restaurant’s a la carte menu will also be available, as well as an optional bottomless Bloody Mary or sparkling cocktail supplement.  Sunday’s festivities kick off a weekly Saturday Jazz Brunch beginning the following weekend, on May 14.  Reservations are always recommended at reservations@cypresstavern.com or 305.520.5197.

The Marcus Grant “Mutes & Roots” Jazz Trio includes Ken Ge (bass), Nick Benitez (trumpet), and leader Marcus Grant (drums), who hails from the University of Miami Frost School of Music.  Sunday’s Mother’s Day menu is subject to change as follows. Celebrate the special ladies in our lives that do it all for their families each and every day of the year, and deserve it all.

Lobster Avocado Toast
Citrus-Endive Salad – pistachio, aged goat cheese

Crab Benedict – dill hollandaise
Grilled Hanger Steak – fingerling potato & ramp hash, fried egg
Wild Mushroom Rice Cake – herb aioli, shaved summer truffle, fried egg

Kulfi – confit citrus, pistachio
French toast – fig compote, pistachio, crème fraîche

Executive Chef Michael Schwartz
Chef de Cuisine Max Makowski
$49.00 plus tax and gratuity per person (half price for children under 12)
Endless Bloody Marys or sparkling cocktail – $20 additional


A Brunch Menu of Bottomless Indulgences Saturday 2.20 at Cypress Tavern

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CT_Indulge Brunch MenuCypress Tavern’s Indulge Brunch is Saturday, February 20. We are so excited to finally share the menu! Enjoy a family-style brunch with 3 courses of multiple dishes, a choice between two special bottomless cocktails for the occasion, and a goody bag curated by Indulge magazine celebrating its new food issue with our chocolate truffles and more. It’s all included for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. We are booking through ticketed reservations, so guests can pick an available time from 11am-3pm to indulge; it doesn’t all start at once. Join chefs Michael, Bradley and Max for a super decadent and delicious meal, 4 weeks from today. Tables are going to look insane, so book now to ensure you’re at one of them! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!


Always a Reason to Indulge! Cypress Tavern’s Bottomless Brunch on Saturday, February 20

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A morning in Chef's kitchen, shooting for Indulge magazine's food issue.

A morning in Chef’s kitchen, making breakfast for a feature in Indulge magazine’s Food Issue.

Join James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz and Miami Herald’s Indulge magazine to celebrate the release of its Food Issue with a special Saturday Bottomless Brunch at Cypress Tavern!   One of Miami’s favorite Sunday pastimes now extends to Saturday every weekend at Cypress Tavern, our American Grill & Cocktail Bar in Miami’s Design District.  At his first-ever brunch event, Schwartz goes behind the line with The Genuine Hospitality Group executive chef Bradley Herron and Cypress Tavern chef de cuisine Max Makowski to cook favorites from the restaurant’s Weekend Brunch menu, with several new dishes and cocktails for the occasion. Indulge with Schwartz! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

$79 plus tax and gratuity includes:
~ Family-style prix fixe menu of 3 courses, each including multiple items
*Fresh, raw salads
*Savory dishes
*Breakfast sweets
~ A choice of two new bottomless cocktails created specifically for the event by Cypress Tavern Head Bartender David Ferree and The Genuine Hospitality Group Wine Director Eric Larkee (Sparkling or Bloody Mary)
~ Indulgent goody bag curated by Indulge magazine

NOTE:  Seating is limited and not communal. Book ticket(s) at the available desired time slot and you will be seated with your party!!!