About Michael's Tasting Room
Michael's Tasting Room offers a unique casual fine dining experience with a celebrated chef, dedicated staff, and passion for exquisite flavors and world-class wines. Michael's Tasting Room has received numerous honors and accolades. Most recently, the Wine Spectator awarded Michael's Tasting Rooms wine list it's Award of Excellence for the ninth year in a row. Chef Michael has also been recognized as Best Chef of St.Augustine from several the city's publications, The restaurant was featured on The Food Network with Chef Emeril Lagasse during Florida's 500th anniversary.
Global, International, Mediterranean, Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
St. George Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our place or yours, we can cater any size event. Call for details 904-810-2400
The City of St. Augustine Public Parking lot is located 4 blocks northwest of the restaurant. The Toque Lot is located off of Charlotte Street and Hypolita Street. The restaurant is located in the north side of the parking lot.
Private Party Facilities:
The "Red Room" holds up to 20 people for lunch or dinner. The private room, which is also an art gallery, is cozy and fun! The Courtyard can hold up to 24 people. Outdoor heaters and fans are on-site for inclement weather. Our whole restaurant is available for private events up to 100 guest.
Private Party Contact:
Stephanie Lugo: 904-377-4747x
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Michael's Tasting Room Ratings and Reviews
Our experience was awesome. Our server, ...
Our experience was awesome. Our server, Kristin, made our evening over-the-top. Attentive, great personality and knowledgeable about all the menu items. We ordered several small plates. Each one better than the next! Mushrooms are a must try. Also enjoyed the marinated manchego & figs.
My favorite restaurant in St. Augustine. ...
My favorite restaurant in St. Augustine. I like that they offer small plates as well. The dishes are always of great quality. The creativity is outstanding and shows Michael's skills. I could not ask for a better restaurant!
We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversa ...
We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with the Chef's Table at Michael's. This was absolutely incredible. We enjoyed six inventive and delicious dishes. The service was friendly and excellent. We can't wait to come back again! Many thanks to the world-class chefs and servers!
What a nice surprise. The cuisine, atmos ...
What a nice surprise. The cuisine, atmosphere, interior, chef, and wait staff (Gary and Matt) reminded me of Sonoma County wine country venues. Chic and elegant food. There were some items my husband might not have eaten before we went to dinner there. He ate the fresh greens and beet salad and loved it. The Grouper had been seasoned perfectly. Normal he doesn't like fish but he is still talking about how good the whole dinner was. We have told several friends about the restaurant.
Kristen was our server and she was fanta ...
Kristen was our server and she was fantastic. Friendly, attentive and well versed with the menu and ingredients of each dish. Chef Michael spent time in the dining room visiting with guests and was very engaging. Food, service and ambiance were all above average. We have already shared our positive experience with friends and we will be back.
Michael is a great chef and has cooked o ...
Michael is a great chef and has cooked one of the top five meals I've had in my life. However, the service at Tasting Room led us astray. As a St. Augustine resident, I wanted my fiancé to experience the best my home town had to offer. Instead we had an above-average steak dinner with below-average service for an astronomical price.
We were talked into the date night set menu by the young host as we took our seat. We thought that was but one option that would be presented to us, but as soon as we sat down, the server began bringing alcohol, which we did not want on this occasion. We didn't even know what was going to be in the dinner at this point! We asked and our server explained the 3 course prix fixe meal. Ok, but we don't want wine. Fine. They bring out wine anyway. Grrr. The bill comes and it's $130 for a meal that was not worth more than $80 (20% gratuity was added!!) Disappointing to say the least, and our server's demeanor was brusque and rude. The sole highlight was the excellent goat cheese cheesecake.
I want to go back because the regular menu is so good, but I'm afraid it will be awhile before I do.
Michael's Tasting Room exceeded our expe ...
Michael's Tasting Room exceeded our expectations on every front. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and wanted a special experience. We were greeted in a friendly, cordial way and our special event was acknowledged by the staff that showed us to our table. Michael, the owner and chef, came out and welcomed us to the restaurant and let us know he was there to make our evening special! The wait staff (Greg) was exceptional with his expertise of the menu and the wine list. Everything we ordered was delicious! Michael's Tasting Room was an absolute gem and we can't wait to return!
Dinner was incredible. We ordered tapas ...
Dinner was incredible. We ordered tapas and each dish was great. We had chicken chicharones, shrimp ajillo, spicy grilled octopus, and mushrooms. We finished the meal with salted caramel brownie bites. Our tastebuds were very happy and the service was great(Gregory)
We attend for a Lincoln Date Night, so f ...
We attend for a Lincoln Date Night, so food was already pick out for us and prepared. The menu for the night was steak. It was VERY rare and neither myself or my husband eat rare steak. The rest of the dining experience was good. They did try to rush you out, and I understand since we weren't paying for our meal. Champagne to start, before we finished it, white wine came out with salad, and before we finished it, red wine came out with dinner. Rush, Rush. We needed more time to sit back and enjoy. Could've been an excellent evening under different situation.
We dined with 5 ladies and all had a bal ...
We dined with 5 ladies and all had a ball! We ordered lots of small plates and used our server Archie's suggestions for food and wine. The atmosphere was swanky yet homey, the food was delicious, the wine was awesome, service was great, and desserts were tasty. We got tons of food, wine, and desserts, and we spent UNDER $50 each (including tip). Pleasantly surprised with our trip, and we all were thinking of going back the next night. I wish I lived closer.
The location is hidden on a 'tight' one- ...
The location is hidden on a 'tight' one-way road. Once we found the location parking was scarce , but we were able to occupy a vacated spot. We arrived and entered in the rear of the restaurant. We were seated, given ample time to review the menu and place our orders. Food ordered was outside my comfort zone; Spanish ~ Mediterranean and ordered the Gambas Tapa, way different than I expected, but good! The entire dining experience was overall great and the food near excellent.
The appetizer and dessert were good. Th ...
The appetizer and dessert were good. The portion of wine given was great. We ordered sea scallops and the lobster and they were horrible. When you're spending over $30 per entree, you expect the food to be cooked to perfection. Both dishes tasted more like chicken than seafood- WAY overcooked. The meals weren't worth anywhere near what they charged!
We were there for Lincoln Date night, so ...
We were there for Lincoln Date night, so the meal served wasn't on the regular menu. The food was already prepared , a set menu for the Date Night people. it wasn't very tasty, but how can we complain when it was free?
Appetizers were terrific but I was disap ...
Appetizers were terrific but I was disappointed with the Grouper special as my main course. The fish was bland and the cous cous was soaked in the broth used for the fish which made it soft and mushy. Would give the place one more try though.
Bozard Ford called me for LINCOLN DATE ...
Bozard Ford called me for LINCOLN DATE NIGHT. The whole experience was a so breathe taking.
I was able to share with my 16 year old grandson a eglant way of dinning.
He was so impressed with the restaurant, our waiter (Greg) and the CHEF came out to our table twice. My grandson is interested in becoming a Chef. So he loved the evening.
Very very nice. We arrived earlier than ...
Very very nice. We arrived earlier than our reservation and they accommodated us in5 minutes. The service was superb and wait staff was very friendly and courteous. The food and beverages were a fixed menu and served at the proper temperature and quite tasty. All in all it was great and we would definitely pass on our recommendation.
We plan to regularly enjoy Michael's Tasting Room .
My entire family is in love and apprecia ...
My entire family is in love and appreciation of Michael's outstanding restaurant. Whether you are seated outside or inside you will be taken on an exciting journey of skillful creativity. We appreciate the friendly wait staff and the cosiness of the restaurant indoors and outdoors. It is easy to get addicted to the flavorful Sangria but Michael has also an extensive wine list. Your taste buds are being taken onto a pleasant and surprising journey and we love to order several small plates and appetizers to satisfy our curiosity. The presentation is always appealing. Dinner at Michael's is always an outstanding experience and there is no other restaurant in St. Augustine that could hold up a candle to Michael's tasting room in my opinion.
WHAT A GREAT PLACE NEVER FAILS. THIS TI ...
WHAT A GREAT PLACE NEVER FAILS. THIS TIME, IF POSSIBLE, THE FOOD WAS EVEN BETTER. THEY CHANGE UP THE MENU SO ALWAYS NEW THINGS TO TRY. THE WINE LIST IS GREAT. NOT ONE THING WE ORDERED WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT. WE ORDERED SEVERAL APPETIZERS AND EVEN HAD TO REORDER A COUPLE OF THEM. THE SERVICE WAS PERFECT NOT HURRIED, BUT WITHOUT PAUSES. I WOULD AND HAVE RECOMMENDED MICHAEL'S TASTING ROOM TO MY FRIENDS. IT IS ONE OF OUR TOP 3 CHOICES AND THAT INCLUDES JACKSONVILLE.
What a great night with two of our frien ...
What a great night with two of our friends at Michaels Tasting Room. The service, 4 course dinner and atmosphere was fantastic. This was a first time experience at Michaels and we all loved it. After dinner, we walked down Cuna Street and listened to the Spanish musician playing the guitar. Thank you from all four of us!
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