Michele's
Michele's
  • Address:
    2761 East Oakland Park Blvd
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Michele's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.michelesdl.com/
  • Phone: 9545331919x
  • Hours of Operation:
    CLOSED SUNDAYS, EXCEPT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS


    HAPPY HOURS: MONDAY - SATURDAY FROM 5 TO 7 PM. ENJOY HAPPY HOUR PRICED DRINKS AND SPECIAL $7 BAR MENU.

    DINNER: MONDAY - SATURDAY 5PM TILL


    WE CAN ALSO HELP YOU WITH A BUSINESS LUNCHEON, CELEBRATION OR PRIVATE PARTY.

    MICHELE'S DINING LOUNGE OFFERS CUSTOM CATERING FOR YOUR LUNCHEON, BUSINESS MEETING, PARTY OR EVENT. See our hostess and inquire how you can become a Michele's Dining Lounge VIP!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Michele's offers LUNCHEON, FORMAL AND CUSTOM CATERING. You can also host your private party or business meeting of 20 or more people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Michele's Dining Lounge's Private Dining Room is the perfect location for your Business Luncheon or Social Celebration (birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings). You may choose from our Luncheon, Dining or Catering Menus. The private dining room is perfect for groups up to 20.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeffrey Belcher or Adam Irvin 954-533-1919x
  • Entertainment: Monday-Wednesday Pianist Mickey Havens 7pm
    Thursday-Saturday Pianist Sal Fazio 7 PM
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bayview Drive
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking on Friday and Saturday from 5 PM
A word from Michele's
Michele's Dining Lounge, voted "BEST NEW Restaurant in Broward County 2011" offers you chic and comfortable dining. You can enjoy a wide range of culinary experiences from cocktails and tapas to a spectacular dining menu. You may choose an appetizer like Crispy Eggplant cake or a scrumptious entree from NY Strip, Pork Osso Buco, Grouper, Salmon, Beef Short Rib or Penne Alla Vodka just to name a few.
Enjoy Happy Hour drinks and $7 Bar Menu specials Monday- Saturday from 5 - 7PM, Dinner is served Monday - Saturday from 5 till. We are closed Sunday except for Special Events.
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Michele's reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Wonderful all around!
    Nancy
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    We were warmly welcomed by the staff and our waiter and servers were perfectly attentive but not hovering. We would have been charmed even if the food had not been terrific. Everything we ordered was delicious. Just a shame we did not discover Michele's earlier in the Florida season but we hope to return many times next year.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff needs training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/13/2011
    Needs a bit more polish. The special menu was read to us twice. Our reservation was for 7 PM and even at that early hour we were told the kitchen was out of the first item we ordered --- strange for a top-notch restaurant and so early. The martinis were not prepared correctly and olive juice had to be brought separately to our table. The food was EXCELLENT --- but the staff needs more training. We will return because the food was so good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You Have to Try It
    ljpesqVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2011
    This is a new restaurant that deserves attention. Although the menu is limited, the food and service were excellent. Beautiful ambience, nice music - a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    While the food and service were good, the restaurant is a little over the top Vegas style. It seems to be a hit with the over 70 crowd. My fish special was much better than the fish on the menu
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful new restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    A wonderful new restaurant. I hope they do well...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great prices for wine and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    Great prices for wine and cocktails. Great service!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kitchen much in need of improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    kitchen much in need of improvement.... steak temp's not as requested...veg's overcooked while potatoes raw...filet bland with a strange(called metal?) taste. the other two just so so.. didn't seem like the cowboy steak was 18 oz.. would suggest a better roll although the spreading choices made up for them.. the caesar salad of the day was excellent whereas the beet salad lacked beets and was rather pudgent... entire staff good but maybe a little overthe the top/overkill...also ,chicken dish was good as was server justin...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    The food was great, service and ambiance. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We're in from New York on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    We're in from New York on vacation and don't know where to go. I found this great App "Open Table" and found Michele's Restaurant. We'll we found a winner. The place is only 5 weeks old to our understanding and is everything my husband and I look for in a restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding, the place was elegant and classy,the music was great (not too loud either), great adult crowd, and after mentioning all that the price was right. We had the pleasure of meeting the chef and the beautiful owner Michele. We will be back there by the end of the week. Thank you Michele and good luck. Chris & Tina from Long Island, NY
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, nice ambiance,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2011
    Great food, nice ambiance, extraordinary attention from staff (almost too smothering). Price is reasonable, especially considering food quality. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • You won't be disappointed!
    MexicanVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2011
    We were very pleasantly surprised, great service, food was Excellant, beautiful atmosphere. It felt like you were going some place special even though it is right in your area. I think this going to be a regular for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michelle's has been added
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2011
    Michelle's has been added to our list of restaurants to enjoy. The staff, music, & decor all add to the dinning experience. The tuna special which I understand will be added to the menu was the best I ever had. The bread's accompaniments were superb. And I want the recipe for the braised artichokes. Um um good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chopped salad was superb as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2011
    Chopped salad was superb as were our entrees (salmon & grouper). Loved the wasabi mashed potatoes!! I expected the wasabi to be overpowering & was pleasantly surprised. The waiter was knowledgeable & attentive. The decor is beautiful & very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and ambiance were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    The service and ambiance were terrific. We loved the way the restaurant looked and felt. The personnel were highly attentive, with Michelle and the Maitre 'd coming over more than once. Our water glasses were kept full (bottled water, either plain or carbonated, no extra charge) The food..the presentation was lovely. The grilled ceasar salad was unusual and delicious, but should have been served on a warmed plate instead of an "iced" plate. Other then the steak, the other dishes..chicken, pork chop, branzino were over cooked and without flavor. However, after 2 in our party shared their dissatisfaction, they took the charges off the bill and were very apologetic. Everything about Michelle's works great, except the kitchen.Worth another try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful evening with nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2011
    Delightful evening with nice recognition by Maitre D who introduced us to Michele. Would be nice if a small salad came with the meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal. Fourth visit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2011
    Great meal. Fourth visit. Food and service continue to impress. Cheese platter a nice addition. Justin, Royce and Giovanni took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic meal. Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2011
    Fantastic meal. Great service and excellent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambiance, good food,
    BelajerryVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Nice ambiance, good food, music, atmosphire, nice dining experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michele's Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    I really enjoyed our night at Michele's. The food was great. I enjoyed the evening very much. The music could have been a bit more entertaining. However the night was lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Work In Progress
    FatsoVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    We had a party of six and were anxious to sample the menu. The Foie Gras was excellent, the Caprese Salad was excellent, I had the Veal chop which was fatty, untrimmed,and under cooked. The crab cake was pretty good, and several diners had the Grouper which they thought was very flavorfull. One diner had a steak which was very tough, and when sent back the replacement fish entree took over 20 minutes to produce. This was very dissapointing. In addition, It was my wife's birthday and I called and asked them to make a desert for her. They never did!! I will probably try it again, but they need a lot of work.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spotty is the best description.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    Spotty is the best description. They were not crowded, but our server didn't visit our table in the first 10 minutes of our arrival - but 3 other people did. Food took forever to prepare and was flavorful, but very small portions for the price. They asked for our feedback, which was provided honestly but diplomatically, and they responded with attitude, basically saying, "fine, I'll fix it,but you're wrong"...we really wanted to like this place. No vegetarian options beyond salad. May return in a few months to see if they worked out the kinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They are new and trying to
    totestiffler
    Dined on 3/9/2011
    They are new and trying to figure it out. Great layout and good prices. Food selection was being changed and menu was dated. Server was good, just a little to chatty. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still getting itself into
    FLLdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2011
    Still getting itself into shape but starting to shape up pretty nicely. Decor quite lovely and so far, the strong suit. Big time bar action. Quite sophisticated. Food good if not exceptional. Service still not smooth.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice new upscale restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/6/2011
    It's just a month old, so it hasn't reached its full potential, but so far so good. We dined on a Sunday night and were pleasantly surprised by some great entertainment, a jazz soloist blowing a mean horn. The ambiance was wonderful. Clearly,nsomeone spent a lot of money making the place really attractive. The menu was broad enought to satisfy different palates. I had the bouillabaisse. It was excellent. The crab cake appetizer was huge and delicious, but the salmon entree, while excellent, was tiny. There's a great happy hour with half price on all martinis and bar appetisers. A little pricey? Yes. Worth a visit? Absolutely!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful new addition to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Wonderful new addition to the Fort Lauderdale restaurant scene. Beautiful space, fanastic food, very smooth service. A new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2011
    Outstanding dining experience. Food, service....everything first rate!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very happy to find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    We were very happy to find a new place to go. Each of us enjoyed our meal, and ate everything on the plate...had an amazing meal and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A well polished gem worth visiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    With it's elegant atmosphere and great service, Michelle's is by far one of the best spots I've been to in Ft Lauderdale. The food is superb. I ordered the cowboy steak medium well. It was tender, well marinated and presented to perfection and the wine list was versatile with new and old world wines for every budget. Ms Michelle welcomed us adding a personal touch to our special ocassion. I highly recommend Michelle's to anyone and it will be a definite spot for my out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great addition to the FtLauderdale
    FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Great addition to the FtLauderdale restaurant scene. Will certainly return and spread the word.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Making the reservation online
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Making the reservation online there was nothing on the web site to indicate there would be no other food other than the Valentine's Day Special. The $60 per person special menu was limited to 3 entrees - scallops, fish, or lamb. The scallops were so salty they were not enjoyed. The 3 "lamb chops" had less meat than many lamb appitizers have. The appitzer of shrimp I got was OK but very small. For $60 a person this was a big dissapointment. I would much rather been able to order from the regular menu for far less money. Wth tip, over $150 per couple without alchol we could have gone to the Capital Grill were we are never disappointed.
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  • Arrived at 8:15 , seated but
    BelajerryVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Arrived at 8:15 , seated but changed tables. Waiter took our order in about 10 minutes, asked for bread, after 3 requests, bread brought out in 20 minutes, after 40 minutes asked for our salad for the 3rd time, was told it was being "prepared", got it after 45 minutes of arrival. Now at 9:45, no dinner, however the table near that were seated after us got their dinners. We questioned the waiter what is the problem, told us maybe our dinner was late due to we had a salad, idiotic. Then the table behind was served, at that point the table next to us who also were not served got up as we did and walked out. During this fiasco no manager came over to apologize or explain the delay. It seems to be a very nice restaurant but they need to get much
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great, but service lacks
    MissLizVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    For a brand new place, it is understandable they still have some quirks to iron out- especially with service when the place is packed. The menu has something for everyone and the taste is A+++. Unfortunately, with just OK to poor service, you'll overlook the fabulous food. Bartenders are super! But insist on an experienced waiter when sitting at a table. Worth a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved Michele's
    JamesG
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    For a Resturant open for a very short time, Michele's has a lot going for it. Great space, fab bar scene, excellent food, fun and energetic, and on site owners who are very interested in making everyone happy. That is a great recipe for success. Michele's has the potential to become a long runner in an area where lots of places come and go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful decor, great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Beautiful decor, great food, dinners piping hot, and music level was good. Great new find in our neighborhood!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special of the Night?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    The special of the night was Sea Scallops. In our party of 12 we had 3 orders. There were only 3 scallops on the plate with a rice patty with a sliced asparagus on top. Very pretty presentation, but spare. (I think it was $26). You had to order a-la-carte for anything extra. All vegetable portions were on the small side. I was responsible for picking the restaurant and each couple spent at least $100. I don't believe in huge portions and wasting food, but that was the size of an appetizer. If they want you to order a-la-carte, then price it for a-la-carte! The service was wonderful and our waiter very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible $ for the food quality!
    MissLizVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2011
    Food is wonderful! Amazing value. Must try the calamari! If they have the scallops, they are a must order. For the meat lover- Cowboy steak.... try and finish that one. And the most moist pork I've had aside from my Mom's home cooking. Most places with this ambiance are two to three times the price. Don't hesitate for that special dinner. Beautiful and relaxing decor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, ambiance, service,
    Rabelais
    Dined on 1/21/2011
    The food, ambiance, service, attentiveness were outstanding. The chef is very cretive. Excellent food, beautifully presented! For a two week old restaurant, they are doing a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A real treat
    MrJSAVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    The food is excellent and the ambiance is even better. Service is impeccable. The grace and humility of the owner is overwhelming. A true dining experience. This is a destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet