Loved all 3 visits to CM!
Loved all 3 visits to CM! Food is really really good. Service is great! Lovely to dine in the fine atmosphere, the staff is very pleasant. The art work on the walls (wine bottles) beautiful! My daughter and son in law are permanent fixtures in Chico, and this is her favorite place to dine. So we celebrated her Birthday there. We will be back again in the near future!
2/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Only thing that didn't happen
Only thing that didn't happen is the waiter didn't bring over a basket of bread until later when we were already starting to eat our salads. Also ASKED IF we wanted bread which I know in all restaurants it is a given.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef Special's two thimbs up!
Excellent food, great Chef Special's, and superior customer service (at least our waitress) and in this town that is hard to find.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were wonderful.
Food and service were wonderful. We will be back. I loved the charred romaine salad with jalapeno dressing!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Please read comments
We were celebrating a friend's birthday that night with dinner and concert. I left a note in the comments section to the restaurant of the special occasion and the birthday girls name. I thought the restaurant would acknowledge with a lighted candle on the desserts or at least a Happy Birthday from the hostess or server at some point in the meal. It was apparent when we left that they don't read the comments left for them. Other than that over sight, our whole experience was wonderful.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took the family (4) for Mother's Day. A little disappointed that they had made a special Mother's Day brunch menu as I had my mouth all set for the regular menu. The food though made up for it and I left very satisfied. I would suggest in the future to leave the regular menu intact and add a few special brunch items for the holiday if desired, or at least make the customers aware when they are booking reservations that menu will not be as expected. Thanks for you consideration and I will be back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, great food
Excellent service, great food and drinks. The noise level was a little high for quiet conversation but overall not distracting. Light was a little low but the whole experience was exceptional.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a reservation for 6, but a family member flew in at the last minute and they accomadated us even though the restaurant is quite small and cozy.
The service was attentive but not overbearing, and the food was really nice. A water glass was broken by accident and they cleared the table quickly efficently with no fuss and our dinner continued as planned.
If I lived in this area it would definetly be the place to take out of town guests. I work in San Francisco so eat in the city a lot. It was like dining at a San Francisco restaurant in the small town of Chico. two thumbs up or 4 stars in our book.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a special dinner
Regardless of the occasion, a dinner at Christian Michael's is always special. Ambiance, food, service are excellent
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service
The food here is just outstanding and the service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
I had the beef tenderloin with parmisan mashed potatoes and green beans. The meat was cooked to perfection and the marinade was outstanding. The mashed potatoes were also excellent and the green beans were not over done.
My wife had the Coq Au Vin. The chicken was tender and juicy and the sauce was delicious.
Try the caramel cheesecake. We were still talking about it the next day.
We have never had a bad meal here. It's always excellent.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for Two
Service was very good and courteous. General setting and atmosphere was very good. We enjoyed our overall dining experience. The Tempura Prawns were great! Salads were very crispy and colorful. The spinach and risotto ravioli was good, topped with fresh spinach greens. The hot chocolate brownie was lovely.
Throughout the meal, our waitress was unintrusive yet perfectly attentive. EXCELLENT SERVICE!
Because the overall experience was very good, we will come back again and try different entrees. Thank you for sending this survey.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful Ladies Luncheon
I planned a luncheon for a dozen lady friends and Christian Michael's provided us with a quiet separate room with lots of light and elegant atmosphere. The server was very accommodating, patiently waiting to talk our orders (while we chatted), giving us separate checks and making sure those who needed to leave early had their checks first. The food was excellent too! We will come again!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a birthday dinner
We went for a birthday dinner, and had a wonderful meal. As other reviewers have noted, the service is attentive but not intrusive. The food not only tasted great, but the portions were satisfying. Though a "white tablecloth" dining place by ambiance, many diners were dressed casually which made it feel very comfortable.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Granddaughter (almost age
Granddaughter (almost age 12) loved her dining experience Thanks!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
51 st birthday
Went for my 51 st birthday after going for my 50th the year before,and it was just as good!Chris our waiter was very nice and the food and service is excellent!Get your dinner order in before 6pm and you can get early bird specials for $20.Great value,will definitely be going again,best deal for food and service and ambience in Chico!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and food, great
Great service and food, great presentation, nice atmosphere a litle loud for my taste but not offensive. Coming again
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been a while since I had dined here and it was as good as I remembered. Service was outstanding, and the food and presentation were excellent. The prices are reasonable and the restaurant setting is really nice. Not as noisy as some of the local competitors. Overall a very nice dining experience.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely amazing, knowledgeable wait staff. Each course was packed with flavor. Great portions, the cocktail menu had a nice selection. I had the dealers choice (gin n tonic) which was really great not typically a fan of this drink but everything else that was suggested was so good that I decided to go out on a limb, and was pleasantly surprised. This has jumped up to the top of my Chico list and will definitely be coming back!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service, very friendly people. A real bartender and prices comparable for the area. Will continue to go back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st Time Fanatics
We came to Christian Michael's after hearing positive things about it for years. The ambiance was beautiful, and the service impeccable. The prices were comparable with other nice dining in the area, if not a bit cheaper. The quality of the food was incredible, I would say the best we've had locally. We are looking forward to visiting again.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, drinks, and service
Christian Michaels never disappoints. Our food was cooked perfectly, super flavorful, and good portions. Which is expected considering the price. The Rye Manhattan is the best cocktail there, and unlike most places, they have a large selection of rye whiskey... so we tried a few. Our server was in training and very personable, the trainer was equally awesome. He recommended some specialty beer that was perfect for our tastes. We would come back just for that! Its nice to have fine dining without the pretentious attitude to go with it.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The early bird special is
The early bird special is amazing....Includes salad or soup, main dish with veggie and or potatoes and an amazing dessert! More than you can eat - all for $20 if order is to the kitchen by 6:00pm Waiter was very kind and attentive.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dinner out
We made reservations for our son's birthday and had never been to this restaurant before. We had the bruschetta and crab cakes for appetizers, and both were very good. The salmon dish (early dining special) was prepared exactly as we requested and was very good. My husband had the osso bucco and enjoyed it. The field green salad was nice.
The server was very attentive and apologized when the entree took longer than we had hoped. They offered to bring our young daughter's dinner out early.
The dessert selections were varied and tasty.
I would definitely return to this restaurant. The food was very good and reasonably priced!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very noise bar scene and lots
Very noise bar scene and lots of echoes throughout the dining area. We sat near a wall so conversation was difficult. Food was good, with the early bird three course meal for $20 a good value. Wait staff was efficient and professional.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Chico, CA
We found this restaurant to be good on all levels. Try to avoid the one room that is too bright however. Good three course dinner for $20 from 5 - 6 pm
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been going to Christian Michael's for years and the food has always been amazing! Happy hour has delicious small plates, lemon drops etc. Romantic dinners are on par with any 5 star city restaurant! Sunday Champagne Brunch is exquisite! All in the quaint little city of Chico!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very good waiter. One of our party of four was celebrating a birthday and he was presented with a desert with a candle. Very classy.
It's a shame in Chico that more people do not dress appropriately for a fine dinner experience. Shorts, thongs and t-shirts are not desirable attire to look at when you are trying to make a special evening out more memorable. I doubt that the restaurant could have a dress code enforced.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Experience
We brought our 85 year old mother here for her birthday. The food was delicious and the server was excellent. One issue was that the food came out of the kitchen very slowly – probably 25 minutes to receive entrees. Even though mention was made twice to the staff of our mom's birthday, the restaurant apparently does nothing to recognize those celebrating. It was our second time there, and each time the wait for the food has been longer than might be expected. We were, however, very satisfied overall with everything else at the restaurant.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great to have a place to go to have a quiet dinner, great food and conversation. Consistently great food!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early dining menu - exceptional.
We attended for a romantic birthday dinner. The seating hostess was very sweet by wishing a Happy Birthday on the way to our table. Service was great and the food nicely done. Choices for our meal were many and portions were generous.
The Cesar Salad which was exceptional.
We had the pork medallions bistro tenderloin. The pork dish was good but I have to say after tasting the tenderloin selection, especially the mouth watering bacon-mozzarella mashed potato and green bean side dishes, I would choose it over the pork on future visits.
The Creme Brulee dessert was wonderful.
We look forward to returning soon.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can count on liking my dish or they do something about, which hardly ever happens.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food with outstanding value
We had the Chef's special, so a 3 course menu for just 20$. The food was good and surpisingly substantial, as you normally get a reduced portion if you have a special offer. Therefore an outstanding value of food and price!
People should also try the bar happy hour with snacks, which is quite popular. Only negative aspect was that dinner was protracted unnecessarily as service was slow, but very frienly and skilled.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I received a gift card as a wedding gift a few weeks ago, so decided to go out for a date. We loved the food and our server was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this restaurant as a great spot for a date. Chico needs more restaurants like this. I recently moved from the bay area, and this restaurant was a nice surprise in downtown.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent menu and service.
Excellent menu and service. The whole experience was enjoyable and we can't wait to return with our guest.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had dinner at Christian Michael's during the Christmas Preview night in Chico. The food was excellent and the service outstanding in spite of the crowds attending the preview. We were very glad we had made a reservation. In addition to couples and small groups, there was a large group enjoying a party in which a very young baby was the star of the evening. It wasn't apparent whether the party was for her, but she certainly stole the show.
In spite of the level of conversation in the restaurant, we were still able to hear the conversation at our table and not at the adjoining tables.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM