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Michael's Cuisine

4.2
260 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Chef and Restaurateur, Michael S. Thomson is a recognized leader in the Texas food movement, and the force behind Fort Worth¹s successful Michaels Restaurant. Founded in 1992, and located at 3413 West 7th Street, between University Drive & Montgomery Street in Fort Worth’s nationally acclaimed cultural district. Our kitchen, led by Jorge Romero, features “Contemporary Ranch Cuisine”, which utilizes fresh & dried chili peppers combined with the flavors of Mexico and the cuisines of the American south. Michaels prides itself on its cuisine, unequaled guest service, and fanatical attention to detail. One of Fort Worth’s most celebrated Chef’s, Michael has served his “Contemporary Ranch Cuisine” around the world, from US Embassies to the famed James Beard House in New York city, as a proud ambassador of Texas cuisine & culture.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southwest, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(817) 877-3413
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jorge Romero
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Catering
We offer both in-restaurant and off-property catering services. For current menu’s, upcoming events, and special requests please visit our website www.michaelscuisine.com
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Cross street
Montgomery
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 260 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Been many times... food and service are always top
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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Just a little disappointing. No one was in the restaurant when we arrived so they seat the next party right next to us? Service was friendly but a bit lacking. No tea till halfway through meal, busy with other table which meant no one to clear ours of dirty plates. CFS was great, steak was okay, crab cakes were crab less. Only option for iced tea was mango flavored.
It was okay, just was a bit surprised.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Been to Michael's many times. The food is outstanding and the service is great.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent fish. The creative sides are unique and tasty. Presentation was outstanding. Staff was very attentive and helpful.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Disappointed.. we love trying new spots for dinner and this was a flop.. The restaurant was not very busy and unfortunately the wait staff was terrible with time management and took forever for the basics . Had to ask for simple things such as bread and butter. Began with the soup, which was spicy but other than that no great flavors, the very basic salad was the best thing I had on a plus.. the salad had lots of avocado that was fresh which was nice. Husband ordered the steak special but sadly, the steak had a terrible flavor I’ve had so many better steaks actually, I can cook a better steak that is flavorful and juicy. I however, had the swordfish and could not eat more than four bites due to the red sauce poured over it that had both crab and sausage. I think that is a personal preference but really dislike sausage with my blackened fish.. The fire roasted cauliflower side was pleasant but for the cost of $34 it would’ve been nice to of had a second side dish such as a green of spinach or anything that was green... there were so much red on the plate With all the sauce. We were hoping for a new spot but I will tell you I will never return here again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was exceptional. Cuisine to service. Red velvet was the best i’ve ever had

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Michaels Cuisine has a unique, local vibe that reflects Fort Worth culinary tradition with a modern, creative touch. My husband and I celebrated our double b-day there & we couldn't pick a more fitting place! Michael's Valentines Menu was outstanding! The best oysters I've ever had!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine dinner and it was awesome

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a swordfish dinner that was not the quality that we expected. The other chicken dish was excellent. When we voiced our displeasure at the swordfish, we were immediately visited by the chef to address our complaint. He was very apologetic, took the dinner off our tab and gave us two great desserts at no charge. We understand that sometimes you get a bad meal, but the attention we received after our complaint showed what a classy place Michael’s is. We will go back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic as always

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife treated me to Michael’s as a Valentine’s Day date and we had a wonderful experience. We discovered Michael’s just the week before and met Michael himself. We were warmly attended to by Azreal and sat at table 8 which is rather cozy next to the fireplace.

The food was clearly unique, especially with the southwestern flare and ancho chile inspired dishes. Enjoy the prime rip with the house made ancho chile creamed horseradish.

Tucked away in a quaint location on West 7th, Michaels is a locals favorite. The menu rarely changes, which can be a good sign of an exceptional chef. Michael has been there for over 20 years! We are now regulars.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

A friend recommended Michael's and it was a hit! We had friends in from out of town that were showing at the stock show. We wanted a place that was nice, yet not crowded (good luck on a Friday during stock show!) and we found it! It was great! We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great spot convenient to Cultural District area - will definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Our waiter, Adam, did a masterful job. No pressure to order the entree. Food was all very well prepared (appetizer and entrees). Price was as expected. We were not rushed and had a very full and enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Returned after a long absence to find that the same quality I had always enjoyed still prevail. It was a late night visit after a TCU game.

I enjoyed having the Mac’s House salad which was prepared to perfection. The added bonus was getting to see Michael once again.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

All four of us had a different meal. Everyone of them was good. Wait staff was attentive and the atmosphere was great for casual conversation.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

seafood special was grilled redfish and it was delicious! Best I’ve ever had

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Really enjoyed our evening, our waiter was very attentive and our food arrived on a timely manner.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We had the tile fish special that was very good. Cooked just right. Good wine list and reasonable. Would go back again

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants- a solid but not overwhelming menu, well prepared food , always attentive service in an environment where you can actually hear whoever you’re dining with....their presence on the scene for 25 Years suggests a lot of other people agree...,

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing food! 25 years and counting for a reason, the food is delicious. Ft Worth mainstay!

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2.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Not a very nice restaurant. The food was ok. The service was great. It is not a gem as some other reviews reported.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service from Adam, a perfect balance of efficiency and friendliness. Atmosphere was great, comfortable and quiet enough for conversation. Starters of fresh bread and olive oil were excellent, as was my friend's pecan-encrusted chicken. I was glad that we'd decided to share, as I'd ordered the chicken-fried steak, which was tough and lacked taste. Brussel sprouts were to die for, as were the mashed potatoes. Definitely will return, and recommend to friends - except for the chicken-fry.

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3.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Love going to Michael's. the best thing on the menu is Mac's Salad.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Michael's is a neighborhood gem. The food is consistently very good. This night we ordered the Pepita-Crusted Red Fish (Restaurant Week special) and it was delicious - in fact all three courses were outstanding.

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2.0Dined on August 16, 2017

Overpriced, underwhelming. We ordered an IPA beer and the waitress brought us something that tasted like Bud Light. Then she refused to admit that it was the wrong beer, which just seemed unnecessary. The ambiance was oddly casual for the fancy menu and prices during restaurant week. Why are there TVs in the dining area? The salad was literally just iceberg lettuce with average tasting Caesar dressing. Adding insult to injury, the menu said it was the 'famous salad.' What? The main dish was good, but did not make up for everything else. I do not recommend.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We arrived before the dinner rush so we had the dining room all to ourselves. Server did not hover and gave us room to enjoy our conversation. Food was perfect. We really liked the quail pops. Quality and atmosphere was delightful

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

This was restaurant week in Ft Worth and the menu was really good. The optional appetizer was outstanding also. The service was excellent with the waitress both knowledgeable and extremely friendly. It was an excellent experience and we will definitely return at another time.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The food at Michael's was delicious - unanimous vote from our table! Loved every bite. You could tell the fresh ingredients and care into the dishes. Loved his soup that evening! We will be back.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was good and seeing Michael again was worth the trip, despite the unexpected expense.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

I found Michael's to be a neighborhood bar with an upscale restaurant attached. The service was really good. The acoustics was not so good. The menu is pretty upscale, yet the dining area has TVs, and an industrial look. The food was good, I can not say the best I have ever eaten. The servings were well prepared and presentation very nice. I would like to try Michael's another time and see if the results are the same.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Had been a while since I had been there but the food is still very good. Michael takes a different slant on things from and adds Texas flair. The ambiance is great and they have a pretty large bar as well.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Great restaurant week menu! The soup and quail were fabulous!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. Neighbor table a bit noisy (but that is not the restaurant's fault). Soup of the day was delicious (Clam chowder).

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Interesting menu items available at Michael's. The pecan crusted chicken with goat cheese was truly outstanding, the chicken scallopini was also excellent but huge. Perfectly cooked pasta, not mushy and overdone like so many other places. Well-priced.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was very good but extremely limited menu. At $70/ person plus wine the experience was not worth the price. Wine list was printed on the back of the menu so no imagination there. Saturday night at 7:00 and only 4 tables occupied should say something. Tired look to a long time Fort Worth establishment.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Tremendous appetizers, including oyster and calamari-Top Notch.
The crab cake on the main course was bad, overpowering sauce and hard to identify the crab.
Fish of the day was very good.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Food was good for there and the main room was taken forced to sit in bar if we made reservations why weren't we notified especially for a special occasion. No mention of happy birthday or if lingering on wine and dessert how was your food and wine option felt service lacked and ambiance disappointing and took away from a great meal

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

Great spot. Stopped for lunch and had a sandwich and soup. Soup was good. Friendly staff

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