Today, after a brief two week shutter, chef Michael Schwartz will be re-opening a slightly newer Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District. Changes include additional bar seating, extended hours and the addition of a new raw bar. The in-between lunch and dinner period during which MGFD would previously serve only snacks now consists of "Afternoon" service, an extra one-and-a-half hours of things like a la carte options from the new raw bar menu, wood oven pizzas and more. As for those new raw bar options, they consist of a rotating selection of two east coast and two west coast oysters; middleneck clams on the 1⁄2 shell; traditional shellfish platters; classic shrimp cocktail with house cocktail sauce; chilled 1⁄2 Maine lobster; stone crabs with mustard sauce; and one crudo, tartare and ceviche with setups that will change daily. And the private dining area removed, MGFD now seats an addition 11 guests in the "Bar Room," with four tables each seating four on the north wall and an additional 4 window seats overlooking the restaurant's courtyard. Schwartz' makeover comes hand in hand with the eight year anniversary of his flagship restaurant. In a press release, the chef says "we've always tried to stay one step ahead to keep things fresh at Genuine."