The Honeybadger Cares !We accidentally showed up an hour before our reservation and were seated within 20 minutes on a very busy Friday night. The hostess, Kristi, was very friendly and professional. Our server, Nate, was very attentive without being intrusive and met all our needs quickly and effectively. The owner, Michael, came by our table midway through the entree course to be sure we were satisfied and was friendly without lingering. This is a great establishment that has obviously earned its reputation and is doing all the things necessary to make sure they maintain it. The Honeybadger cocktail was unique and delicious and if you enjoy beef, the veal chop was a symphony of taste and texture.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SteakI took my mom to this restaurant for special occasion. She's not a steak person so ordered the snapper. The fish was excellent, but artichoke hearts had so much lemon it was inedible. The lighter portions are perfect as regular entrees are very generous. The cowboy steak was cooked to perfection. Don't miss their signature dessert which is the chocolate lava cake. It's not too sweet and served with vanilla ice cream. Parking is really tricky, but I lucked out and got a spot practically at front door. Overall don't miss this when visiting Key West.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my all-time favesNote, the noise level indoors is a little high, but outside is perfect.
It's the first thing I book when heading down to the island.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful eveningWe had a change of plans and were able to get a reservation in the afternoon for dinner in the evening on a Sunday. The meal was delicious and it was a relaxing experience. We will return again I'm sure the next time we are in Key West.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and staff were excellentFood and staff were excellent Resturant itself is one not to miss went visiting key west6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot to CelebrateI was in Key West celebrating my birthday. After looking online I liked the reviews and made reservations for Michaels before arriving in Key West. I was not disappointed. The outdoor seating area is a gem. The staff was wonderful and the meal was perfect. The molten chocolate lava cake is to die for. If you want to celebrate a special occasion or have a nice meal go to Michaels.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is wonderful.This restaurant is wonderful. The grouper was the best I have ever eaten and the filet mignon with blue cheese was amazing. My husband had the strip steak which was recommended by the waiter and although it was good it was not a favorite. Service was wonderful and the restaurant itself is lovely. The chocolate volcano cake was delicious. Wine was excellent. One thing that was disappointing was that I had arranged in advance to have a dessert come out with a candle to celebrate my husband's birthday. Confirmed twice and they didn't bring anything out. All in all it was a lovely evening and the food was excellent. You really can't go wrong here.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choiceDinner for five guys. We ordered 2 bone in strips, 2 filets and the signature veal dish. Everyone was very pleased. All the beef was cooked properly and very tasty. The veal dish was a real winner. If i went again i might have to go with the stuffed veal chop. Several ordered the "Our Salad" and loved it but it's not a salad for the light eater. It's like a meal itself. All of us definitely would recommend the resturant, especially if you can get a garden table on a pleasant night as we did. Michaels is a winner.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodGreat food and friendly staff. Recommend the outdoor seating if you can!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Dining in Key WestA gem of a place
Wonderfully prepared food
Very good wines
And attentive service
Highly recommend5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at MichaelsThe food, and the service was great! That was our first time there, but not our last. We have already recommended Michaels!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a meal!I had an absolutely wonderful server, atmosphere, and especially food. I had salmon and my fiancé had a seafood Alfredo dish, both were immaculate. The outdoor seating was lovely and it is in a quiter area than most other places. Highly recommended.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNot BadThis restaurant is not cheap by Key West standards, but the service, food, and ambience where great. Definitely a place for a special occasion.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SteakI am a steak lover. I don't mind paying good money for a great steak. For years this place has been consistent in delivering a perfectly cooked delicious steak. Now you can get a bigger filet if you ask for it, and I did! As always, it was delicious. My wife got the mutton snapper and it too was fantastic. Will definitely go back!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent Michaels!We absolutely loved this restaurant. It was such a delightful dinner with my husband, myself and our
twin college aged daughters. The waiter was so nice, helpful and attentive. We loved the salads and
they allowed us to half the large wedge and the spinach salad. Both were delicious! Bread was hot and
very good. The girls shared an order of pasta that they loved. I had a fish dish which was so very good,
but the winner had to be the meat loaf. My husband raved and raved about it. For dessert, we all shared
the chocolate molten cake with ice cream which was fabulous. Truly a great meal in a pretty area and we
would definitely go back.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!The food was fantastic, the restaurant was beautiful and our service was great.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Key West's best restaurantsOne of Key West's best restaurants - the best veal chop, great staff and ambiance5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy Key West gemI've been told about Michaels for years and finally got there. The wine list is extensive, the steak was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. My husband had the veal chop which was large and very flavorful. Another couple was enjoying their dessert of creme brûlée near us and seemed to be enjoying every bite, so we indulged in one between us and it was the best creme brûlée I have had in the Keys. The service was attentive but not overly done, and friendly. Overall the best restaurant I have been to in Key West.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's is Seriously RomanticCharm, charm, charm. Great ambience. Great food and service. Good wine choices. Not for kids. A little challenging finding parking, but so are most places in Key West. Been to Key West ten times and Michael's is always #1 or #2 on our list of must do dinners.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's is my favorite restaurantMichael's is my favorite restaurant. The food and the staff are always wonderful. The veal chop is outrageous. Great martini menu5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's Was MarvelousWe were told by several locals that the best restaurant in Key West was Michael's. We saved it for our last night in Key West, and it was the best dinner on our trip. It was not haute cuisine, but they excelled with good, fresh ingredients using relatively simple preparations. But the flavors had sizzle - especially the steak with blue cheese and the veal chop. It was much better than some of the more highly touted spots in Key West. We would/will return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMJust this side of excellent!We are local and frequent several restaurants. Michael's was recommended so we decided to try it out for a special occasion. Ambiance reflected fine dining but nothing spectacular. The server and table attendants were perfect. The food was great but one of the main reasons we went there was for the steak. I ordered med well and it came back med to med rare. We did call it to our servers attention and she offered to return it. But by that time i had already eaten 1/2 of it and did not want to wait. The only reason I was able to eat it was because it was very tender. Just a small error to keep me from rating the food perfect. The rest of our meal was very goof. Also felt we have had food just as good at lower prices in Key West.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSo impressedGreat appetizers, food and service was outstanding.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!My mouth was so happy we found this place, found on the internet of all places ;) The only drawbacks were when another server gave us our entree-a little too sarcastic; and the table next to us was seated half way through our dinner with an amazingly loud woman that couldn't seem to stop talking. The food was out of this world and I have recommended it already to several people. I'll definitely go back. I think our waiter was Nate-he was perfect!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good and a nice change of paceWe loved this restaurant. Good food. Good service. Cool atmospere. we will be back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved Michaels. My friendsWe loved Michaels. My friends got the steak and they agree it was the best steak ever. I got the seafood crepe ad it was delicious. The service was excellent. Our waiter talked us into dessert and we were so glad he did. Chocolate/ raspberry lava cake with vanilla ice creme. I still dream about it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!!!During our visit to Key West, my wife and I dined outdoors at Michael's and enjoyed every aspect of the experience. The food, service and atmosphere were superb and I highly recommend Michael's for couple's seeking a quiet, romantic dinner that they will most certainly enjoy.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Michael's is consistentlyDinner at Michael's is consistently good, as is the service. The courtyard has the best atmosphere, so be sure to book early to request outside seating.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat wine list, deliciousGreat wine list, delicious steaks, nice ambiance. I highly recommend Michael's!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dinner hereWe enjoyed our dinner here very much and did not have any problems with service as mentioned by previous reviewers. In fact, service was top notch: present but unobtrusive. Our server did forget a glass of wine for our party but he apologized promptly and comped us a dessert. The comp was unnecessary as we could see they were very busy and often, all one wants when something is forgotten is just an apology. It was very professional of them to do that, however, and we will definitely be back -premier restaurant in Key West!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever we visit Key West,Whenever we visit Key West, Michael's is always on the top of our list. We simply love it. The food, atmosphere, wait staff are all wonderful. Would highly recommend.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals in KWMichaels is a great neighborhood find in KW-Service is outstanding and quick. Martini's served with a sidecar. We started with the Been Carpaccio-prime beef thin and flavorful. I had a scallops dish and my partner had the snapper meuniere. Both dishes cooked to perfection and full of flavor. I can't stress enough how wonderful and service was. For dessert-don't miss the chocolate volcano-one of the best desserts on the island if you like chocolate-make sure you order it about mid-way through your entree (your server will ask)-it takes about 15 minutes to prepare but is well worth it.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday at michaelswhenever we are in key west we eat at michaels...we live in florida, so we are in key west frequently, and have eaten there since they opened...
always they have been warm and welcoming, reservations are always on time...drinks are great, and the food is always consistently wonderful...
I made the reservation a few weeks before coming down because it was my husbands birthday...our waiter, robert, had worked there forever as well, greeted us with a big hello, nice to see you back at michaels, and ...happy birthday Robert!
he gave us a choice of two wonderful tables...everything was wonderful...we will be back! and thankfully they DIDN'T all come around and sing happy birthday...4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a clasic and away fromalways a clasic and away from the maddening crowds of tourists on Duval Street and environs4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came from Wisconsin toWe came from Wisconsin to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary.
Everyone made us feel like we lived there! We sat in the midst of the
locals who were simply out for a Saturday night dinner and it felt like
home.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treatWalked to the restaurant with 3 friends from out-of-town. Great service and the ladies loved their meals and especially the "lighter fare" menu with smaller portions.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Key West classic! AlwaysA Key West classic! Always a "must-do" on our list, we keep coming back year after year, and Michael's never disappoints. Don't forget to make a reso. Probably one of my all-time fave outdoor dining experiences. Not suitable for groups more than 6-8. Grouper Oscar and their Filet al Forno is divine. Enjoy this culinary classic in KW!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best in TownMichaels is a wonderful place that never disappoints!
Great food, excellent service and in a wonderful setting on a quiet Key West side street.
It does not get much better.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's restaurant is aMichael's restaurant is a wonderful experience. We like it so much that during our week-long visit to Key West, we ate there twice. The food is excellent and the chocolate volcano dessert is worth the wait. If you visit Key West, Michaels is a must!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love their early diner'sWe love their early diner's Small plates, which offer the right amount of food for us. Also, the asparagus salad small plate is absolutely the best salad ever!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the feeling of beingWe love the feeling of being pampered at Michael's. Service has always been excellent and the food has never disappointed.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA new favorite!Michaels moved to the top of our Key West list after one visit to the restaurant. We both had the filet al forno, and it was sensational!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to Key West 6 timesWe've been to Key West 6 times in the last 10 years...
This is a must visit every time. This was our first time using OpenTable, very convenient and no issues.
My favorite is the Veal Chop and the wife alway has a great fish dish. Great Service and good wine selection.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was tasty and well presentedFood was tasty and well presented but over priced by about $10. I chose one of the specials that was a fresh locally caught fish with vegetables and rice for $29.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's is one of our favoriteMichael's is one of our favorite restaurants in Key West...We have never had a bad or even mediocre meal...The staff as well as the food is wonderful...It's one of those places that when you step through the entrance you magically live your problems at the door...We always recommend it when anybody is asking where to go...3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and fantasticFantastic food and fantastic service. Lava cake was a bit over cooked but everything else was super.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were a few things wrongThere were a few things wrong with our meal (sovercooked meat) but they were dealt with immediately.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this Place!!!!Great food. Great service. Michael even came out to our table to see how the food was and to be sure our experience was good. Our experience was exceptionally great! I highly recommend this place! My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and brought our children with us (ages 24, 15 and 12). We had never been to Key West before and didn't know which dinning place to choose. We were very pleased with Michael's and will be sure to come back the next time we are in Key West. The entrees were excellent and a good portion. The wine was wonderful! The dessert was FABULOUS!!! I ordered the key lime pie and it was the best key lime pie I have ever had!!! Make sure you order it if you dine here. My family and I had a great evening!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in the Keys.We took our friends to Key West for a few days and wanted to end with a memorable meal. Having been to Michaels two years ago we hoped that the restaurant would be as good as we remembered since our friends truly enjoy good food. Michaels completely met our expectations. We ordered the grouper and the red snapper. The grouper was beautifully prepared, cooked to perfection with a very nice sauce that was just enough to compliment the fish. My wife, who is very finicky about fish, said that the snapper was so good it could turn her into a fish lover. A good bottle of wine and the Key Lime Pie for dessert completed a very enjoyable evening of dining. We will return to Michaels when we next visit Key West and hope that the quality remains.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best of the Best!!!Going to Michael's for the first time was like hitting
the restaurant lottery! Everything from the hostess, bartender, the quality and presentation of the food was nothing less than perfect!!! I really appreciated the innovation of the menu as well-so hard to find. I live in Nantucket Island MA and have had a seafood business there for 34 years selling to all the restaurants there. All I can say is if Michael's opened a restaurant there, they would be on top of the list in a hurry!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM