Loved it - waiter was great
Loved it - waiter was great and so was the food. Would go back.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good and
The food was very good and the staff was excellent. I was especially impressed how they treated my 7 year old granddaughter.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dinner.
We had a wonderful dinner. both had fish and it was done to perfection. Had a window seat and the view was lovely.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Dinner, good food and
Nice Dinner, good food and wine, excellent service. We recommend to a friend.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A local told me about this
A local told me about this place. Would recommend.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Lunch Bunch
We held our once a month lunch at Michael's on Main this month and what a pleasant treat we had. Reservations were made on line without any problems. Infact, the time had to be changed and again no problem and confirmation was instant. The food was Excellent very tasty and very plentiful. If you leave hungry it is your own fault. We all enjoyed ourselves and will be going back to Michael's again. Thanks ALL at Michael's for a FUN Time and Great Food we all enjoyed!!!!!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a group of 9 people, and were seated in the "Wine Room". It was a smal private room which was perfect for our group.
The service was wonderful and our server made every effort to please the group.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was overall a nice place. Our starter was delayed. We had the cheese plate. Presentation was questionable, think it could have been better. I think our server could have been a bit better. He appeared young and a little scattered. Bar scene was good. Nice bartenders and had great live music and was full of people. We are on the fence if we would try it again.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We unfortunately had to cancel
We unfortunately had to cancel our reservations because the other couple were honored with a family dinner for their 53rd anniversary that evening which took precedence over our plans. We know and love "Michael's on Main and will make new reservations as soon as possible.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
dog friendly patio and bar
I booked Michael's as it was listed on farm to table site as having grass-fed beef, but turns out it's only on the dinner menu for ribs and stew. We tried the kobe beef burgers anyway and they were tasty. We are grain, gluten, sugar, dairy free and they were accomodating for all our limitations.
They asked how we wanted our burgers cooked, and we asked for med well but they were all well done, which is safer for ground beef probably. the kitchen only gave us 1 lettuce leaf and forgot the extra avocado, so they are not so practiced in paleo foods.
The patio is nice, sunny and shady spots. lots of locals bring dogs on leash who were all well behaved.
Service was very good, attentive and friendly.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiters were really excellent -- the waiter who took our order and brought our food as well as those who brought water and cleared our dishes. They were all helpful and personable -- something wonderful to see in people so young.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a wonderful find!
We had a lovely evening at Michael's on Main. The white linen covered tables and warm atmosphere were very inviting. Local art hung on the walls....we were greeted by a friendly staff. The food was very fresh.....farm to table. We both enjoyed a delicious pistachio encrusted salmon with creamy risotto and sauteed vegetables. The food was served piping hot! The wine list was extensive and very reasonably priced. Michael's features many local Santa Cruz Mountain wineries. We savored a Cabernet Franc. It was a wonderful leisurely meal. I will definitely return with my husband and other friends. Michael's on Main is a great find!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fabulous location
Whether you want a romantic dinner for two or a lively gathering for a group, this is the place to go. The food is wonderful and you can choose from indoor elegance to outdoor ambiance. Thanks for a great night out for the gals!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, relaxing, GREAT SERVICE
I was in charge of leaving tip, and now i want to go back and tip more..such great service.. the food is always good, but sitting outside in the gazebo= we had reservations, and got there early for Saturday brunch..on a regular beautiful Santa cruz early afternoon..
AND IT WASN"T crowded (too bad for them - good for us) on 9/29 -- can't get any better,
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were pleasantly surprised the food and service were both exceptional. We haven't been here for well over a year,but we will certainly be returning in the near future
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a Santa Cruz Favorite
The food was delicious with solid portions. Ambiance and service would have been rated higher but it was Restaurant Week and by luck of the draw we got a back room that the servers tended to visit less frequently than other parts of the restaurant. All in all, was excited to try this restaurant after hearing so much about it. Michael's lives up to its long-standing reputation.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely local gem
Beautiful setting next to Soquel Creek. Wonderful food - locally sourced. (The salads are spectacular). Friendly, helpful serving staff. Inside can be noisy but the deck is sublime.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girl's night out!
Picked MOM for our girl's weekend dinner out. Was very pleased with our meal and the atmosphere. We loved our waiter too! Will definatly go back soon and take my husband!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM