Michael's Table

Michael's Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://michaelstable.net/
  • Phone: 3342722500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hochhalter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Chef Michael for your catering needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Malone
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Michael's Table
Recognized as one of Alabama"s Top 10 Dining Experiences, Michael's Table features international comfort foods and the finest wine list in the city.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Michael's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)neighborhood gem (22)romantic (20)fit for foodies (19)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Brunch
    Beau
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I had their spin on Eggs Benedict. It was probably the most flavorful I've ever had. The egg was served over smoked salmon and some type of potato cake. The sauce had a nice tang to it and it was accompanied by chopped onions and capers. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had not heard of Michael's 'til the day we went for our anniversary. Quaint, quiet, good food...the type of place my wife and I enjoy for celebrations. Relaxed, eclectic atmosphere...especially in the middle of the week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little worried but got better
    likemontgomeryrestaurants
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Upon arrival quickly seated (had reservation) but was concerned with limited menu selections--many items looked great--just not much choice. Not a kid friendly menu. Waiter did not speak good English so many of our request were wrong or not done. He was kind and conscious and I did tip 20%. Atmosphere was good...did not feel rushed......nothing unpleasant at all-----just limited menu and minor service issue.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's fantabulous!
    EricR
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We go about once a month. This time my parents were visiting so we went for brunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the experience, as usual. Can't wait for the Monday dinner with Chef menu items to filter to the regular menu. See y'all soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was very professional and the food great. Reasonably priced for the large portions as well
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience from the start.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The perfect atmosphere for a Sunday Brunch. The salmon was delicious addition to our Eggs Benedict. The kind restaurant that makes you smile when you walk in the door.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Always love our time at Michael's ❤️Food is always delicious! Service is great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, as always
    foodie23
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Dining with Chef is a relatively new dining experience at Michael's on Mondays: one seating (at 6:30), fixed menu, fixed price ($25). It's an adventure, because you never really know what Chef has come up with until you get there. It's clearly a way for him to create new dishes in a limited environment - to see what works and what doesn't. Genius! Chef's discussion before dinner is served is always entertaining and educational. So far, these dinners have been regional: everywhere from Mexico to Sardinia. It's a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    RayRay
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had a wonderful Sunday brunch to celebrate a friends birthday. The food was so good and the setting couldn't be beat. Was able to have a nice conversation without having to raise our voices. So nice and relaxing but most of all ENJOYABLE!! Plus, the Bloody Mary's were awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Healyha99
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Such a great dining experience. The food was incredible. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommended
    cardinalsfan
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went here for a special dinner with my wife. We ordered an appetizer, salad and entree. The waitress totally forgot the salad. I had the sesame tuna steak. The portion was large, but the tuna was bland and came with nothing to compliment it, just Cole slaw. I have had better seared tuna at Outback Steakhouse. Wife had the filet. The steak was just ok. It came with "steamed vegetables", which turned out to be steamed celery. A little weird! Will not go back, would rather just go to sushi cafe in the same shopping center.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Found a gem while in Montgomery
    MistoffoleVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We had a group of 6 folks and wanted something good. Michaels delivered with exquisite combinations and outstanding service. Everything we ate we truly enjoyed. From the prosciutto wrapped fruit appetizers to the soup if the day to the salad made from sheer goodness to the schnitzel of all things combined with pickled cabbage. Subtle and superb combinations to tease the taste buds. Give it a try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 230 reviews are from the Michael's Table reviews archive.
  • texasinalabama
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    As usual, the food and serviced were both excellent. We've had the gazpacho previously, but it was up to its usual high standards as one of the best we've ever tasted. We did think the brunch menu had somewhat fewer selections than on previous occasions but the eggs benedict, mezze plate, and shrimp were all good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eduardo
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Another fine experience! Great food , ambience and service - keep up the good work!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great montgomery find
    onion
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Headed into Montgomery for a paddle wheel boat ride then onto a smoke stop at a nextdoor humidor. Then a short walk to the restaurant for a dinner so good you eat the whole salad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CircusCelebrations
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Greeter was very welcoming and set evening off to a cheerful start. Lovely food presentation. Flavors pleased everyone. Would appreciate a fantastic vegetarian entre...our vegetarian guest left somewhat unfulfilled. Server had ideal balance of providing attention without hovering. He might have informed us there was no schnitzel from the 'get go' rather than have 2 disappointed German guests at time to place order. Wine list is good. Poor selection of beer, especially for German flair. Tart of the day and Key Lime pie were authentic and delicious. Noisy inside. Outdoor dining our choice but need fans and planting barriers on patio to separate from parked cars. Make it prettier! Enjoyed having Michael meet us at the end of our evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find in Montgomery AL
    Nancy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were traveling through Montgomery Memorial Day weekend and wanted to have a nice dinner. Michael's Table fit the bill nicely. We loved the ambience of the place and the menu. My husband got the schnitzel and I got the shrimp black bean cake. Both were delicious. We followed them with the coconut cream pie and orange cinnamon gelato. Perfect way to end the meal. We will definitely try to get back there when we go through town again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect
    foodie23
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The menu changes at Table, but it's always incredible! A true culinary learning experience...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for pre theater
    bigsue
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We live in Birmingham and took a couple who had never been to Michael's. They loved the menu - wanted to order on of everything - and weren't disappointed with their choices. We had an early dinner before going to the Shakespeare Festival for a play. Appetizers, entrees, wines and deserts were all delicious. We'll be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We love going to Michael's Table. The food is healthy, creative and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome experience
    babychef07
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My family and I went to Michael's Table on May 3, 2014 and were blown away by the great greeting, service and food. The food was so great, there was nothing left on any of our plates. The filet was melt in your mouth delicious and the corn tamales were so delicious, it was a shame when we realized there was nothing left in the husk. The schnitzel was cooked to perfection. The chocolate soufflé was so fantastic, it needs to be one of the seven deadly sins. The gelato was also to die for. This was one of the best meals my family has had in a very long time. If you haven't been to Michael's Table, you have missed out on a truly wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating
    Out2Eat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We celebrated a birthday in the family at Michael's Table on April 26. Chef Michael and the hostess both greeted us warmly and we were seated quickly. After debating the enticing choices, we ordered wine, appetizers (empanadas and a spinach salad) and entrees (lamb and schnitzel). My husband said the lamb was, "to die for". My schnitzel was cooked perfectly. Both plate presentations were beautiful. In spite of the generous portions we'd just finished, desert proved tempting. I enjoyed coconut cream pie with a cornflake crust, which was a nice contrast of textures. My husband ordered the key lime pie, which had a chocolate crust Our entire meal was outstanding. The ambience at Michael's Table is relaxed and casual, most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining evening.
    AlabamaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The atmosphere was very romantic and energetic. The food was delicious. The wine selection was limited, but of good quality. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the best
    Barb
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Michael's Table is the best choice for dinner in the Montgomery area. The menu is a surprise on every visit and the choices are unique and developed with care The owner visits the patrons with a genuine desire to discuss the food and the servers are a joy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good night out
    Ishamal
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Everything was very good. The only complaint was that there was a family there with two kids and they were pretty loud. The place tried to keep them separate fom the other diners and I believe it was nôt a normal thing. This is a very minor complaint considering the quality of everything else. One really positive note is that they used only very full and fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    It has a fresh ingredients. Real foodies will enjoy the small and fresh menu. A small but decent wine and beer menu. The atmosphere is nice. Worth your while for special occasion or just an enjoyable food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Atmosphere
    N1CKDangerVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I came in alone when I was traveling in Montgomery for business. The service was great, the restaurant is awesome, very quiet and welcoming. However, I honestly expected the food to be better. I had the snapper piccata... The fish was cooked well; however, it was fried in a batter of some sort (as piccata is) but it was not crispy at all. The batter was just soggy covering the fish. The pasta was also cooked perfectly, but had very little sauce and lacked flavor. To finish, I had the coconut cream pie. It was good, but the balsamic drizzle was a little off putting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No smoke & mirrors
    iCanEat
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    It was an enjoyable experience. The Jäger Schnitzel was delicious. Time is always a factor with me & I must say that the food was in front of me faster than I expected. The atmosphere was quiet & intimate. I personally would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is trying to rekindle a relationship, having an anniversary, or trying to impress their significant other with something out of the norm.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, romantic atmosphere
    farr0095
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I love the romantic atmosphere and eclectic clientele. There were guys in tuxes and tails as well as shirts and sweater vests, all we're welcome and managed to fit into the ambiance. My wife and I only managed a few dishes, but each were amazing. We started with the prosciutto wrapped pears, then we had the table steak and jäger schnitzel. Each dish was succulent and masterfully served. Our desserts were the vinegar custard pie and the chocolate soufflé, perfect endings to the meal. The staff never rushed us and we felt incredibly welcome by each staff member we encountered, especially Michael himself. Prices were reasonable, especially for the quality. I highly recommend Michael's Table for a fantastic dinner out in Montgomery!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the eggs benedict and
    Steve69
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Loved the eggs benedict and the spinach salad with meatballs
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Michael's!
    delta3
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Brunch at Michael's Table was, as always, delightful. Dining here is like going to a friend's house, a friend who is an excellent cook. A favorite Montgomery restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines
    Joey
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wonderful experience, didnt overbook restaurant So atmoshpere was very quaint! Food delicious, service was Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    BobGVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    My wife and I took two guests for lunch. The usual friendly greeting from Gayla. We were glad to see our favorite server, Michael (Spain), who asked about our recent travels (he remembered). The Potlicker Soup was on the menu! The last time we took a quart home. Friend and I had the Thai Quesadilla...good but not one of their best...needs more spice. Wife had the Croque Madame; friend had the tart of the day. They both loved them. The Basil EVOO gelato for dessert was stupendous! We love the funky ambience of Michael's Table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Dave
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I had a fantastic evening at Michael's Table. The food was delicious and there were many more things on the menu that I would like to try at a later date. The atmosphere was also very fitting for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Experience
    Midtowndiner
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Food and service were top-notch!! The tomato tarte is divine!! Highly recommend Michael's Table!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hadn't been in months
    Sabrinalaw
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    And I so missed it. Very glad to see big crowd at lunch. Food was, of course, amazing, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Pleasure
    BobGVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Had lunch again. Chatted with Michael (server) and Michael (owner). Nice people. The soup was superb. I enjoyed the chicken pot pie; wife had the Cuban sandwich. This is our go-to spot when we are in Montgomery for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Rodney
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. I had a pork sandwich and salad that was delicious! She had a pizza and enjoyed it as well. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, good food
    Adie0510
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    It was nice and quiet at Michael's Table, we enjoyed the food and the ambiance. For the first 15 minutes or so the door was open and it was a little drafty at our table, but they soon shut the door (we didn't even have to ask). I ordered a glass of Reisling and I appreciated being able to try a taste before pouring me a full glass. I found it too sweet so the waiter went to find a drier wine. Portions were good, dessert was good. Overall I would recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Amyf
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Everything was perfect!! Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.