Michael's is terrific. You
Michael's is terrific. You should give it a try. We liked:
- The steak cooked rare was the best my friend had had outside of France. That is saying something coming from a a foodie.
- The homemade pasta - tagliolini in cream with zucchini that had been nearly crisped was delicious.
- Service was attentive but not overbearing. Toronto needs more service like that.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall a good experience
Overall a good experience at Michaels and I am looking forward to going back again. My meal was fantastic but, unfortunately, my wifes had some issues with it. Manager dealt with it and they were overly generous in their compensation for the meal. Well handled.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
All i can say - Short Rib Poutine!
I had the short rib poutine as an appetizer and it was fantastic, the portion was large I could barely eat my main course after. The staff was very nice and accommodating.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time at Michael's on
First time at Michael's on Simcoe. Food, atmosphere and service amazing. Would highlly recommend it and will return.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Picked Michaels for location. I was going to RTH for symphony that evening.
It was an absolute delight. Food very good, service totally flexible as my sister was held up in traffic.
I would definitely go back plus recommend it to others.
Thanks so much!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu. Sophisticated
Great menu. Sophisticated comfort food - a great alternative to the "hip foodie" restaurants that at times go a little overboard on the experimental. Very classy and modern decor makes for a cool spot.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Michael's on Simcoe - Fabulous!
This restaurant was recommended by a good friend of ours. Although, the wait was over an hour, we enjoyed cocktails by the vibrant bar area, with great music. Once seated, the waiter was extremely professional. Our food was spectacular! If you are looking for a great steak, this is the place to check out. After finishing up, we were pleased to be introduced to one of the owners, who joined us in a complimentary shot for our wait time. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the second time for
This was the second time for me....and it was just as great as the first time. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Helpful, but not intrusive. Wine suggestion was perfect. Food was spectacular.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 3 best friends and I were at michaela to celebrate a bday...love love loved it! Best halibut ever! Gin, vodka and wine! The service impeccable and saying hello to the owner was the icing on the cake:) cozy abiance....must go o restauraunt ...
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to Michael's and will not be our last. The Seared Yellowfin Tuna was done to perfection but the Foie Gras was not done just right. When we mentioned this to the waiter, the chef sent out a portion that was just the way it should be. The waiter was great, attentive but did not rush us, answered every question we had on the food, wine and was knowledgeable on everything on the menu. We did find it a big loud, but the group behind us was having a good time, which added to the excitment of evening.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a large group for a
We had a large group for a birthday celebration. Our waiter took very good care of us. The steaks and the lobster ravioli were great. I have to say that my favourite was the octopus salad - olives, capers and nice big chunks of octopus - so delicious! All the
guests reaved about the place. Pricey but great for a special occasion. Became a little too noisy as the evening wore on.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Michael's on Simcoe was a
Michael's on Simcoe was a very good experience in all aspects.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was very diligent
The waiter was very diligent - never an empty water glass, always checking on satisfaction. Actually replaced a main course which was not to our taste with another main course at no charge. Very aware of time left to attend show presentation on King Street
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One heck of a steak, perfectly done
I had the porterhouse which is unusual to find these days. Even better, it was cooked perfectly - medium rare. The tuna appetizer was even more enjoyable.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A most enjoyable dinner
My wife and I recently dined at Michael's On Simcoe and were pleased in every regard. The lobster bisque and the Caesar salads were exquisite and the yellow fin tuna perfectly prepared. Michael's surely employs a chef that is in the ranks of Toronto's foremost cooks. Kelly is an attentive waiter whose timing and anticipation of events is rarely encountered. Michael, the owner, introduced himself and it became apparent that the balance and clarity in him translate well into the harmony found in his restaurant. Well done Michael. We're glad we came to dine for the first time and look forward to happy returns.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 2nd time @ Michael's and the food, especially the steak and sides are great. I was surprised it wasn't busier on a Saturday night. Would recommend for meat lover and the prices are decent as well.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came into Michael's On Simcoe with a good friend of mine and we both had a fantastic experience. Not only was the food excellent but the service was impeccable. We sat on the the lounge side closer to the bar and even though they do not yet offer a cocktail menu our server verbalized some new seasonal cocktails they were introducing and I was very pleased with everything I tried. I will definitely be dining at Michael's again soon, highly recommended!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service and food
Went back this time around with 3 business colleagues.
Trevor was our server again and he us simply one of the best
in the city. His only two directives were feed us and make
Meat medium rare. That was it. We weren't disappointed.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to this great restaurant
I've been to this great restaurant several times with in the last month. Each time I visit I am greeted by a wonderfully friendly staff. The most recent visit my friend and I decided we would have our lunch at the bar. The bartender was extremely knowledgeable and offered us a large variety of different drinks she thought we would enjoy. It was difficult to choose off of the menu because everything sounded so delicious. I finally decided on a salmon dish. The food came out quickly and was absolutely perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. All in all this place exceeded my expectations.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bay Street Busy
Michael's on Simcoe is a cool restaurant. The food is outstanding and the menu is varied. We went for date nite on a Thursday nite and we were seated beside a group pf approx 30 suits. They arrived approx half way thru our meal and proceeded to take over. We should have moved, but I did not want to disrupt our meal. I think this was bad luck, but be aware. Lastly, the desserts are a disappointment, esp when the waiter suggested we do a tasting menu. Three full sized desserts arrived on one plate - all under par. Way too much dessert for two people. The service start to finish was excellent.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and service
Dined with my husband and son. The service was excellent--courteous and prompt. My husband said his steak was good as well as the pepperonata and he enjoyed his tiramisu. My son said his caesar and seafood bisque were ok--same for his ice cream sandwich dessert. I had the halibut which was beautifully presented, however the fish was overcooked and the dish overall a bit dry and lacking flavour.
Dined early before a hockey game so it was very quiet in the restaurant. Loved the decor--nicely lit and cool, contemporary design. Valet parking and shuttle (in Mercedes SUV) to the ACC was an excellent touch. Walking back might not be as enjoyable in the cold weather, however.
Would definitely give it another try.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
unparalleled service !!!
Last night while staying in T.O. for the Eagles concert we made late afternoon reserv. at Michael's close to our hotel.
Kind Michelle at reception offered Valet service.
Dinner AND a ride ~ fantastic !
Not only valet TO the ACC BUT as it was raining they picked us up at our hotel in a black Mercedes SUV . My husband ran late but Sebastian , our driver, waited until my husband arrived .
Service was unparalleled ~ came through a private entry, sat at a magnificent table, drank an outstanding bottle of wine . Stuffed zucchini blossoms ~~ and a delicious octopus salad with chick peas, capers and greens. Then a succulent steak for my husband and lobster ravioli for me ! The food was delicious and service perfect and time observant. Thanks !
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, High-end Food
Very good food and good drinks. Clearly steaks are the specialty, but my friend and I had fish and pasta and were very satisfied. They were very slow bringing our cheque but otherwise service was good.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I booked this last minute, the food was good and our server was very energetic, it was delightful
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Used to be Monsoon. Well done renovation. Black Cherry drink was fantastic (very expensive though). Steak (fillet) was incredible, rivals the top steak restaurants in TO easily. Pasta delicious. Overall excellent food, comfortable hip atmosphere and great waitstaff. Only drawback is the noise level. Sometimes I couldn't hear the people across from me.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow.. I usually don't write reviews but my recent experience at Micheals was so great I felt the need to share.
We were running late for our reservation, when I called to let them know, they thanked me for calling to let them know and assured it wasn't an issue. Our server was very attentive, friendly, and very knowledgeable. The food was perfect. I would highly recommend the Burrata appetizer and the black cod I had as my main was cooked perfectly, the cod melted in your mouth. Micheal (the owner) came over to thank us for coming and check how everything was and brought us complimentary dessert and after dinner drinks.
Micheals definitely gets 5 stars from me.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good experience over all!!
Went to dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday. Had called in advance to request a special desert or piece of Cake for the person celebrating in our party. They told me no problem asked how to spell her name said they would prepare a sample desert platter. When it was time for coffee and desert the other members in out party ordered something off the menu, and I was anticipating them bringing the feature guest a special desert as requested. Instead they platter two of the deserts ordered and presented it to our guest. And then brought us large dinner plates to share. I thought that was unprofessional and not very nice.
The food however and ambience of the restaurant was excellent I would recommend it and definitely go back.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, a great
Great atmosphere, a great wait staff, and really good food as well.
We went before a show and the service was quick and efficient without being hurried.
Our waiter was outstanding : attentive and prompt without being intrusive.
Went with just two of us this time, but would return with a group any time.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently celebrated a birthday at Michael's on Simcoe and everything was perfect right from the moment we walked through the door! The food was fabulous and the spacious booth made the dining experience all the more comfortable and cozy. The staff tended to our every need (even those we hadn't anticipated). The special touch to the birthday dessert was beautiful. We will be back!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM