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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: May 6, 2019
Ends: May 7, 2118
Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-7:00PM
Got there and learned that they were not part of the Baltimore County Restaurant week. We were scheduled to go to the theater that night, so we could not go to another restaurant. Rockfish was well cooked but the dish was just OK. Would not order it again.
Food and service was great.
Excellent food every time I go there and a convenient location.
We celebrated a birthday and it was all handled well.
The last few times I’ve been here nothing tasted good enough to try again. soup was terrible. Full pound of steam shrimp was like brine- even the cocktail sauce was too salty. We keep trying different items - sandwiches, burgers, apps , crab cake , but our table is always disappointed with the food. Service is fine.
The restaurant was not busy but my brunch food was served at room temperature. We liked our cheerful waitress a lot. She was very attentive about coffee refills too. Cold food is cold food though.
Please bring back baked potatoes!!!!! Also please bring back chicken marsalla.
The petit filet mignon was perfect: rare as ordered and very tasty. Olivia was an excellent server and the martinis were excellent!
First time here and would go back again. I enjoyed the split level Maryland Crab and Cream of Crab soup.
Would like to commend Jenna H for her quick and efficient service. Also a hearty commendation to Jeff, the manager for service far beyond the call of duty in trying to straighten out an issue with an Open Table cash voucher. The food was very good, but it would have been nice to have had a baked potato with the meal. For some inexplicable reason, Michael's won't put them back on the menu despite many other requests from patrons to do so. In the past, the baked potato was exceptional.
Our experience was fine. We will likely go somewhere else the next time.
The waitress was not really attentive. The menu has changed hard to decipher. Lots of items said market which made it difficult to decide having to wait for the waitress to show up to ask. Food was not worth the money spent. Won’t be coming back any time soon.
Food was disappointing this time. Value and taste were below par. Noise levels were high.
The distraction from Michael's Cafe was the taste of the food. Reading reviews everyone talked about how good the food taste. I thought this would be a great place for lunch. My friends had been to Michael's Cafe before but, I had not. This is the first time I have gone to a 4 star and above restaurant and the food was not up to the rating. The food was lacking seasoning which cause me to never want order the meal again. I had the fried green tomatoes and fish and chips. Though the cod was nice and tender it lacked flavor. The friend green tomatoes was nicely friend and the tomato was tender, but again it lacked seasoning.
The service, location, atmosphere were great it was just the food.
Always fantastic food and fun!
The foos is always terrific. You never have to wait very long. The staff is friendly and very nice. That's why I continue to return to Michael's.
We went to Michael’s for New Years Eve dinner. They had a special menu. I was disappointed that they didn’t have the regular menu as well. The food was OK but not as good as the regular menu. I think next time I will go somewhere else.
Robert, we are sorry you did not enjoy our New Years Eve menu. Almost all items were items selected from our normal menu. If there was a particular menu you would like to see on next years menu we love all feedback! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
The shrimp and grits was absolutely delicious. The portion was so generous, I couldn’t finish. Always great service and yummy drink options.
Thank you for such wonderful feedback on the shrimp and grits! It is one of our favorite dishes on the menu! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Food was much improved over my last visit
We are sorry to hear your previous experience was not up to par but we are very please you tried us again and enjoyed! We hope to see you again soon.
Another Great Meal at Michael's Cafe
Michael's Cafe never disappoints and this recent visit was no exception--our waitress Lydia showed perfect, intuitive timing (despite a very busy Christmas Eve dinner service) and was charmingly funny and engaging; the food was excellent in the lively, friendly venue; the manager was making the rounds and was interactive and truly interested in the patrons. We drive a bit of a distance to get to Michael's but it is always worth the trip, and we shall return!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such wonderful feedback. We are truly thankful for choosing us to celebrate your Christmas Eve dinner. Lydia will be thrilled when we relay this message to her. We hope you had a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Our crab cake dinners were delicious! We always enjoy Michael’s and look forward to eating there. When you request that your food be prepared a certain way, it is. Best local restaurant!
Robert, thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
This used to be our “go to” place. Not any more. Menu has changed for the worst. Who ever heard of a restaurant that doesn’t offer a baked potato ? Food is mediocre at best. We won’t be returning.
Jim we are very sorry if you are not intrigued with our new menu items. We have kept all of our go to classics and added a few new seasonal items to ensure we are always bringing in the freshest ingredients. The research we have done in our area many restaurants do not have baked potatoes, that being said that doesnt mean it will never return but we wanted to bring in other starches and vegetables for the time being.
Excellent service with outstanding food. Our waitress was wonderful.
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon.
I would recommend Michael's, but with some reservations. Their food is well prepared, but quite expensive for what it is. I mean $23 for a single crabcake, that comes only with fries and coleslaw? There are very limited selections on the menu for "standard" sides......mashed potatoes, coleslaw, fries and cooked spinach.....not even a baked potato .
Good food, but way overpriced
Mark, we are very sorry if we did not live up to our Michael's Cafe standards when you joined us. We pride ourselves on our crab cakes bringing in the best local jumbo lump crab meat which reflects the pricing. Many other restaurants use crab meat from other countries during the winter but we only like to bring in local meat to ensure you are getting the best product around. We will speak to our chef about a larger side choice selection. We hope to see you again soon.
I was a little disappointed.
Our waitress was very a nice young lady but she somewhat unfamiliar with the entrees.
I was unhappy with my Rock Fish - it was a little pricey for what seemed like a small-medium sized filet on a large pile of white rice. There was some decent lump crap meat pieces but, no other vegetables???
Michael, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We would like to apologize for the lack in service the evening you joined us. We also would like to apologize if the Rockfish Nicholas was not up to our Michael's Cafe standards. It is one of our signature dishes that has been on our menu for years. We hope to see you again soon.
So this was an outing for my mom's 75th Birthday. The service was really poor. Our waitress name was Mary. She just did not make me or my mom feel welcome. The food was very underwhelming. Would not tell anyone to go there ever. Worst experience ever.
Sammie, we are very sorry to hear about your experience with us. We never want our guests to leave unhappy due to food or service. If you would like to discuss this more in detail please contact me at emma@michaelscafe. c o m
Food and drink was good and service was great.
Great lobster roll....full and delicious.
Great service from a young woman
Nathan, thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful feedback! Our lobster roll is one of our favorite sandwiches! We hope to see you again soon!
I first had lunch in the bar a few months ago while house hunting. I had the split level soup and the lobster roll. The soup was stupendous and I have been craving it ever since. I ordered it for dinner and it did not disappoint! It was as good as I remember! I even took a pint to go! I ordered the Rockfish with lump crab meat, crispy leeks, and jasmine rice with a lemon buerre blanc sauce. It was delicious! I will definitely order it again. My husband started with the Caesar salad which was ok. He had the blackened salmon. The taste was delicious but the fish was rare when he ordered medium rare. They did make it right promptly. I like the informality of the bar and I would definitely eat there again.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are thrilled you enjoyed everything but we do apologize about your husbands fish being undercooked. We love to hear the staff jumped into action to have the situation resolved. We hope you had a nice holiday and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Food was excellent. Can't do better than this for seafood! Place was packed and noisy. Service was okay....a topping was forgotten and then forgotten again when it was pointed out to our waiter. Wish we lived closer to Michael's because we can't get seafood like that in our area!
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are very sorry that service was lacking when you joined us but we are thrilled you enjoyed your dinner. We hope to see you again when you are back in the area!
Great time with great friends to celebrate my birthday, coupled with good food and drinks. The Pork porterhouse was really good. The one thing I would do for the Lamb Meatball in the starter would be to put in a bit more of oregano and cumin. (I have friends who are Lebanese and Greek that make them all the time.) But I've never had a Maryland Mule that good in years. The Starters and Entrees were amazing. Many thanks to your chefs and their staff, and to the wait staff and hostess for a memorable evening. I haven't been to Michael's Cafe since 2015, I think, It's good to back. Thank you, Merry Christmas!
Nicholas, thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your wonderful experience. We are thrilled that our staff was able to make your dining experience enjoyable. We hope you had a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Leslie the hostess is the nicest most accommodating person. The food is always spot on delicious and the dirty martinis can’t be beat. I Love Michael’s
Terri, thank you very much for the outstanding feedback! We will make sure Leslie see's your kind praise. We hope to see you again soon!
We had our Christmas lunch at Michael's and everything was perfect from the wait staff to the food.
Thank you Maryanne! We hope you had a lovely holiday! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
I have to say how disappointed I was with my entree- short ribs. We began with the hot crab dip - which was quite good, a bit too cheesy but tasty. I had been looking forward to the short ribs all day long. They were fall off the bone tender, as you would expect. The only problem was that they really had no taste. Disappointed
We are very sorry that our short ribs were not up to par when you joined us. We will speak to the chefs to ensure that they are cooking and seasoning them properly. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we hope to see you again soon.
I came for breakfast. I had a Bloody Mary, half dozen Blue Point oysters, Steak, Eggs and Potatoes. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced.
Gary, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are thrilled you enjoyed your brunch! We hope to see you again soon.
Excellent food and great service!
Thank you very much! We hope to see you again soon.
Best crab cakes anywhere. Place as become somewhat of a factory setting. Lost some ambience. Service was good. A little pricey.
Tuna steak special with wasabi infused mashed potatoes was excellent. Perfectly cooked. Service was good too.
Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback! We hope to see you again soon.
The waiter was very attentive.
The food was mediocre.
I like my hot foods hot. The soup was great, the fries were cold. The waiter asked if I wanted more fries, but I declined.The seafood club was not good. It may have been because of the type of bread we chose.
We treated friends to dinner for their retirement and they consumed their meals. They did not indicate any issues.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are very sorry that your fries were served cold. We are glad you and your guests were able to enjoy the rest of your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon.
We have been patrons of Michael's Cafe for over 20 years and can't remember it falling so low relative to the food and value. One of us ordered the red snapper and when it arrived it barely resembled a piece of fish. ( had to send it back) and order the old standby delicious crab cake) which fortunately the current chef of the past 2 years has not had the opportunity to change and thus, ruin. We were served by a gal by the name of Lydia who was more than attentive and tried her best to make us happy. We continue, at this point, to try to be loyal, but can only be happy with the crab cake and lobster on Sunday nights. Other than that, unless there is a major change in the kitchen, we will be taking our patronage elsewhere.
P. S. We loved the baked potato of the past and miss it. It just seemed to go with almost every meal!
Sandy, we are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at our restaurant. our very talented chef works extremely hard to ensure that we keep our amazing classics and incorporate new delicious dishes. As for your red snapper, we do serve all of our fish with the skin on, which we have done for years. As a restaurant that has been around for years we love to keep the classics but also have to grow with the culinary trends. We appreciate your years of patronizing our establishment.