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About Michael's Cuisine

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.

3413 W. 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southwest, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Montgomery

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 877-3413

Website:
http://www.michaelscuisine.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Jorge Romero

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Michael's Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (6)
Good for a Date (6)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 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...,

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 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

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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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·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tapas
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Spicy
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 (México)·Dined on July 29, 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).

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 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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 (Houston)·Dined 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 3, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was my first time to Michaels. Food was excellent. Service was superb. Highly recommend it

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We have not been to Michaels in several years due to all the great restaurants Fort Worth now has. We decided to go for dinner since it had been awhile. So disappointing. We had a reservation. When we got there only one other couple was there in a booth and he sat us down right next to them in the same booth....really? No one else was even there, can we have some room please. We started with the goat cheese appetizer, it was nothing but whipped goat cheese nothing special at all. I got the steak salad which was just slices of over cooked steak on lettuce with an oil dressing. Very blah and boring especially for 18.00. My husband got the fried steak, gravy was good but that was about it.
Our waiter acted like he didn't even want to be there. We asked about the desserts and he didn't even explain them. He just said mousse for ancho chile moose etc.
The place is outdated and a lackluster atmosphere.
They need a new menu, update the place and hire a wait staff with personality.
There are so many great restaurants to go to now, Michaels wont be one of them.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I always enjoy Michael's creative menu with a distinctive southwestern/creative ranch cuisine, including amazing uses of ancho chilies (even in desert!). The creativity stretches into the cocktail menu as well. I'm not sure I've ever been dis-satisfied at Michael's.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Fabulous - Food was great (tenderloin, sea bass & pecan crusted chicken were excellent)

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food is always good and the service attentive. It has been a few years since I was last there but I will be returning often. Definitely worth a try. A lot of restaurants come and go but Michaels has been a stable part of the community. Honestly, Michaels was one of my "go to" restaurants for years but at one point, they started charging for butter for the hot bread they serve because they encourage you to used the olive oil on the table. If I'm going to spend $60 for a meal, charging for butter was too much. I asked for butter this last time and expected to be charged for it but was surprised it wasn't on the bill. Good for you, Michaels. I'll be back.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The service was horrible my swordfish was cold. We asked for bread several times and never got it until after we ate our food. We will never go back there.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great food and service would highly recommend. Save room for dessert peach cobbler and black forest cake or out of this world

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We ordered steaks and they were awful. We spent 140 on a meal that wasn't even edible

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Great...!crabcakes were so tasty...I will be back...peace..................

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Upscale friendly and delicious.
We will be back soon.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Always a treat!!! Looking forward to my next visit.
Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2016

One of my favorites in Fort Worth!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Service was slow. Had to hunt down waiter for butter, doggie bag, stale tonic water, etc. Husbands chicken fried steak had no meat. Left chicken fried doggie bag on table. C F Steak should not be on the menu .

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Totally loved it! The goat cheese appetizer was wonderful, everyone loved it! The tenderloin was amazing as was the swordfish special. I love that it is small and intimate. We had such a wonderful evening with friends. Love the fireplace! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2016

As always great service and a menu that never fails to please

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Made a reservation, told hostess we would sit in the bar until 7:15. There was a private LOUD party in the bar and only one seat. I sat, my boyfriend had to stand. So at 7:15 we went to be seated as we had a reservation and she said she thought we were going to eat in the bar and wanted to seat us right in front of the front door which was a table no one would want to sit at. We went back to the bar and waited for a table to be cleaned as the loud party left. Before we could sit at one of the 3 tables slowly being cleaned other people came and sat down, so as a man was cleaning the table we were trying to sit down and he rudely said we couldn't sit there it was reserved. So needless to say the hostess and the Hispanic man were very rude. Food was good but I'll never go back due to the rudley incompetent staff.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Great food at a great price. Quality is always there. Enjoyed the time with friends with great wine and food.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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