Always a good choice
Have been to Michael's many times with terrific results. This time food was great, the restaurant treated me very well upon arrival but this time, the server treated us like we bullied him in high school. Very disinterested. Michael's has proven to be too good to many times, so this time they get a pass.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Michael pleased again
Celebrated my wife birthday with a group of 6 people- everybody loved restaurant- good food (fish/veal/duck- everything was very taste, great selection of fine), cozy atmosphere, great service. Definately return
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, staff very attentive,
Great food, staff very attentive, excellent rapport with our waiter.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall fantastic experience. I will be back and recommend to others.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The waiter (Fred) took very
The waiter (Fred) took very good care of us, he also noticed that we were celebrating a birthday and brought a piece of cake with candle.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Dining Experience
wonderful service, very attentive. Food prepared perfectly with wonderful taste and quality.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Service! Fabulous Food!
Our family has been coming to this restaurant for years and definitely need to say that it is one of the best restaurants I have ever been too. They are always consistent with excellent service, hospitality and food. A MUST TRY if you have not been. :-)
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time and had an enjoyable
First time and had an enjoyable evening with friends. Food was good and portions generous.
The Service was good but went through a lull when a several tables arrived.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Great friendly
Excellent food. Great friendly service. Although it was my first time there, I'm not surprised it's been in the neighbourhood for a long time.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Returned After Several Years
Wasn't quite as good as I remembered, but still a very nice evening.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it for years
I've been going to Michael's Back Door for over 25 years and enjoy it every time!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
New experience, celebrating a family birthday, great location, food super, service only fair for such a good meal! Will try again!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went for my birthday with my wife and parents. Cesear salad was outta sight! Beer on tap was very tasting, and unique. Pasta dinner were great! Steve, our waiter was fantastic! Would defiantly go back again!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I recently celebrated our 20th Anniversary and decided to go to Michael's Back Door. We moved out of the area a number of years ago and therefore hadn't been to the restaurant in 10 years. It was nice to know that nothing had changed. There was a great selection of specials. The food was amazing and the waiter was excellent in providing advice throughout the evening (e.g., wine selection). It was a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere. It was all that one would expect from Michael's Back Door. We'll be back....and this time we won't be waiting 10 years for our next visit.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Evening Out
Had a lovely dinner. All dishes were very good. Calamari salad and sweet potato ravioli were excellent.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service to go with good food
The service from all staff we encountered was excellent. Don't get me wrong the food is very good, too.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will keep going back
Fantastic food and service is always excellent. We've been going since before we were married and went back for an anniversary dinner, and we'll keep going back. Great little place that never disappoints!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for the Clarkson Days special menu in July and enjoyed it very much. We had the Caesar salad which was very good. The salmon was excellent, the lobster sauce made the dish; one of our party did not want the rice, so they substituted extra vegetables with no problem. The veal was excellent, again the sauce was amazing. We had all three desserts and found them to be very good, the crème caramel was one of the best. The service was fast, efficient and friendly. The value was excellent, and we will try to get back for the winter specials.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great restaurant for romantic dinne
We wanted a special restaurant to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary, and had never tried Michael'S BAckdoor, but was recommended by some friends, so decided to give it a try. We ate there on a holiday Monday, so was very quiet, so very nice for a romantic dinner. We went with the "Taste of the Clarkson" menu, which included an appetizer, entree and dessert. Food was good, service very good. When my husband mentioned that is was our anniversary, they kindly send over complimentary glasses of champagne.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time ( have been to Michael's many times ) that we found the wait staff to be rather distracted and slow on the up-take. Usually wait staff are attentive and unobtrusively ready to attend to your needs. The food, as it always is, was excellently prepared, well presented and a culinary delight. We have dined here as a couple, in a small group and as part of a large group. All occasions have been memorable dining experiences. Good value, extraordinary food and, usually, excellent service.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still excellent restaurant
We visited Michael's Back Door for the second time in the past 3 weeks, and were pleased to find that the food and service were equally excellent. This is a family-run restaurant, with a core of long-term staff, and itbs apparent that maintaining quality control is part of the culture of the restaurant. Highly recommended.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my wife's birthday. The restaurant knew and provided extras to make the occasion more special. Fred was our waiter and he delighted us. My mother has special dietary needs which Fred was happy and eager to accommodate. The portion sizes were great and the pricing reasonable. This restaurant has an old family feel in a rapidly changing world. You don't see that very often. You can see the pride taken in their menu and service. We'll be going back!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Myself and my partner had an absolutely outstanding time at Michael's Back Door. The staf was very helpful, polite and very friendly. They were able to recomend wine and food choices, but also made our anniversary extra special by going that extra mile to make our dining experence wonderful. The food was delicious and arrived in a timely fashion. I would higly recomend anyone who enjoys good Italian food to visit.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy eating at Michael's
We enjoy eating at Michael's Back Door Restaurant, the food is always good and well presented. Probably because of a low ceiling the noise level can be rather high.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant with awesome food and attentive service (and reasonably priced)
Looked as though waiters knew many of the patrons which of course is a great sign for a great restaurant.
I had the wild game menu and my wife had Dover Sole and both were cooked to perfection. We had a great wine suggested by the server. Great thing is you can eat low or high end and enjoy either way. Will certainly return for the service, food and wine and will suggest this as an option for an upcoming Christmas party.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good,the service was great ,also the food choice was extensive ,will visit again soon.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Michael's Back Door. War, inviting, excellent food & service!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found new favourite
Great food, excellent food presentation, very pleasant and natural staff, great wine recommended with our food. Definitely will come back. A real gem of the neighbourhood.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two people in our party had the trio special and loved it. Myself, I had the risotto and could only eat a third of it due to the high salt levels!
Too bad that restaurants cannot cut back on the sodium levels. I don't eat out too often due to salt in restaurants. I am not on any medications and don't have high blood pressure. I don't like salted food. It still does a number on my mouth and body because I eat clean.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
RELIABLE SERVICE, VERY GOOD FOOD
This restaurant has been around for many years --- and they have got it right!
The only downside is the "upselling" of water --- unless you specify "tap water", you'll be buying still or sparking water --- at a price!
But the food is very good, and it wouldn't deter anyone who wants a good meal.
They also have a large wine list --- mainly reds, as you would expect in an Italian restaurant.
We'll be back again....
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food...Good Times
We enjoyed our dinner very much. Each time I come, I can never finish my meal, that is a good thing! The portions are wonderful and the taste is fantastic!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Front door service at the Back Door
It is a lovely restaurant, and the service was wonderful, so very friendly and our server Chris was professional and helpful and made sure we had a great time. Now, for the food, oh my gosh, the calamari salad was fantastic, the meat lightly charred, served warm on top of a bed of fresh greens and a lovely flower adornment. I had the pasta with bacon and chicken and my husband took the night off from our regular vegetarian meals to have the bison/venison plate (the night's special dinner) which he proclaimed to be amazing!! We had bread with our appetizer which, when I go again, I might not do because, although delicious, we weren't able to get to the desserts (which we watched go by...with longing in our eyes!) An excellent evening!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sinful Seafood Pasta -Lunch
The lunch special was absolutely delicious! The pasta was topped with perfectly cooked scallops, tasty shrimp and a generous piece of easy to remove lobster, all displayed beautifully! Very delicious!
The squash soup was silky, tasty and soothing on a cool winter day.
Thank you for a lovely Christmas lunch!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classy and Romantic
Michael's Back Door has exceptional food and service. The ambience is warm, inviting and romantic. It is intimate and perfect for an anniversary dinner. Their is a private room available for larger groups as well. Would definitely go back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM