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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.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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) 377-4747
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
We loved the Tasting Room 8 years ago and returned this week to find it just as good. In fact, we liked it so much we went back the following night for another dinner. The shrimp ajillo, goat cheese terrine, and crispy chicken tapas are excellent and the duck confit is to die for. Great Caesar salad too. Oh and the creme brulee is out of this world. Wonderful wine list and great service. Will be back.
Whoa! Phenomenal place and atmosphere in a quaint little town; St. Augustine. I had the fish special and my wife had the scallops. Presentation was first class. Service was impeccably timed and the food delicious, well prepared just right. Wine selection demystified by our waiter/former chef David who let us choose the most amazing bottle of Spanish red wine. Desert was an unfair treat; tres leche cake is a must.
I was very excited to bring a friend in to have dinner here since she was visiting from out of town and I'd heard so many great recommendations on Chef Michael. It wasn't a bad experience by any means but it just wasn't memorable. We split 6 tapas and truly none of them really stood out. We're both fans of Spanish Tapas and these didn't really do it for us at all. The atmosphere was also pretty bland. Restaurant seemed sort of empty for a Saturday night and felt really quiet. Wasn't a repeat offender for me.
What has happened to The Tasting Room? It used to be such a unique, sexy experience, with the couches up front and live, Gypsy Kings-like music keeping the atmosphere lively. This was our 4th dinner at The Tasting Room however, it had been over a year since our last visit. We were dissappointed that there was no live music. The romantic, sexy atmosphere has vanished (as have the couches up front), replaced with a generic restaurant atmosphere that carries the memories of much better days long ago. The menu is smaller than I remember with far fewer tapas available (what happened to those delicious albondigas?!?!?) and a more limited selection of full meals. We were there on a Friday evening and I'd estimate far less than half of the tables were filled during our meal...a meal that further let us down when we were informed that they ran out of Cedar Key steamed clams tapas. On a Friday evening during July 4th week??? Guess they were really great because there were none left by the time Friday rolled around. What used to be a "can't miss" tapas experience is now just a watered down reflection of what used to be. It's now just another St. Augustine restaurant in a town that has so many...some of which that have now caught up and passed The Tasting Room. With all that being said, the tapas we did enjoy were delicious and although small in size (as tapas should be), I still felt that they were fairly priced. Service was good however, we did indicate on our reservation that we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary but sadly, there was no recognition of it. Our server did a nice job of efficiently taking care of us but we never felt rushed. Although, we voluntarily decided to cut the evening short due to the disappointment we felt. We were in & out in less than 45 minutes. All good things must come to an end I suppose and due to, what must be necessary decisions of management, we won't be going back to The Tasting Room in its current form.
Portions were ridiculous!!! Ordered the scallops - received 3!!
Asked for bread - they bought us one tiny roll each!
Fancy prices for fair cuisine, this place tries too hard to be a 5 star restaurant.
Save your money - there are 25 other restaurants in the area were you'll get a good meal for a respectable price.
Great atmosphere. No pressure. Relaxing. Amazing food w great flavor. So nice to have a wonderful meal and be able to have a conversation at the table without loud noises and interruptions. Thank you for creating this space and giving the attention to the flavors and presentation of the food.
The braised beef ribs were sensational! I would order the same thing again. The meat was done to perfection, and it melted in my mouth. The side dishes complemented the meat so well. The brownie dessert was decadent! My husband loved the scallops and the brownie. The wine was just right. We will be back.
The food ranged from good to poor. The manchego tapa was nice, the fish special for the day was good, but the duck confit was poorly prepared and only barely edible. The wine list is impressive and fun, and two of the three wines we ordered were adequately served. However, the Bordeaux was served too warm (well over 70 degree). Overall a disappointing food and wine experience.
We chose Michael's based on a glowing review in a state-wide publication, and they did not disappoint. As an extra surprise touch, I had accidentally left my hat when we hurriedly dashed off to catch a concert nearby. But when returned the next day, the staff cheerfully retrieved and returned it. Great, great staff! Fantastic food! Like Arnold says, "We'll be back."
We visited for Father's Day and planned our afternoon shopping around our early evening reservation at Michael's. We typically sit outside in the quiet courtyard - one of our favorite spots - but due to the heat & humidity we opted for the dining room this time. The large open room was a bit noisy for our taste, but not excessive. The food, as usual, was outstanding. In addition to the seasonal tapas (we had a shrimp dish and dish featuring goat cheese), I had the rib-eye. It literally melted in your mouth. My wife and son had the hanger steak, which was uniquely seasoned and quite tasty. We finished the meal with desserts (creme brulee and chocolate brownies all around!). The service throughout the meal was impeccable.
Michael's is our favorite St. Augustine restaurant, which is saying a lot as there are countless to choose from. We typically visit 2-3 times a year,and it is well-worth the drive. Nice job as always, Michael's!!
This was the first time the four of us have dined at Michael's Tasting Room and it was outstanding! We each had a different entrée, which we all sampled, and every one was delicious. Staff welcomed us as we entered the restaurant, and our waiter, David, was terrific. Very friendly, professional, and made great suggestions. We all agreed that The Tasting Room is one of the finest restaurants in St. Augustine. We will be back very soon!
My son gave me a gift certificate as part of my Christmas present. We decided to use it now- in June. It was totally worth the wait! There is an extensive wine list which is fab! We decided we'd go with the white sangria- great choice.
Our daughter is vegetarian and there was plenty of choices for her She went with the vegetable risotto which she said was great. I went with a couple tapas . They were amazing- especially the chicken thighs! Hubby had the Hanger steak which he raved over.
We finished up with the Coconut Trea Leches which was so light and fluffy. The mixture of the coconut, caramel and cinnamon was so flavorful that I can't wait to return to Michael's again Two thumbs way up!
Went to this restaurant as part of the Bozard Date Night promotion. The restaurant is located on one of the most picturesque streets in St Augustine's historic district. We went early in the evening so it was not at all crowded. Archie, our waiter, was outstanding - friendly, informed, very precise in his suggestions. The food was gourmet quality, obviously prepared by a chef who took great pride in his offerings. My only reservation in totally recommending Michael's is that ordering a la carte could be fairly pricey.
This was our first visit, and we will be back, without a doubt. The food (a hamburger for him; tilefish for me) was superb. The winelist is excellent (we had a nice sancerre). the service was attentive but discreet. the room was lovely and nicely decorated. the tables are spaced far enough apart to provide privacy. This is a true gem!
Totally recommend it. Tapas and food were absolutly delicious and good size portions.( we shared) Love the Ambiance and it felt like inside an old house( very cozy). Prices were decent and service was great. Must try the mushroom soup, goat cheese tapas the yuca mofongo with the shortrib.
My girls friend got sick from her swordfish. A friend bought a bottle of wine ahead of time for us as a surprise. Was brought out half way through dinner. I don't know if it was on purpose to make us buy wine but either way the communication through staffing isn't good
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