Michael's Grill

4.6
387 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Michael's Grill is a cozy bistro-style restaurant tucked away in The Main Street Plaza. Its welcoming charm starts with terracotta floors and cherry furniture. Peruse the menu, ask about our daily specials, and enjoy a meal expertly prepared in-house by our chefs. Must try dishes are our award-winning She-Crab Bisque, Chef Michael's Signature Crab Cakes, and Wasabi Crusted Tuna. Whether you choose us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you will be delighted with the fresh salads, pasta, chicken, seafood & steaks.

We offer a boutique bar and a wine list with a generous 8 oz. pour by the glass. Enjoy your dining experience with friendly & attentive service. Be sure to indulge your sweet tooth with our famous sweet treat, Andrea's Sticky Toffee pudding.

Planning a special event? We have a beautiful and accommodating space available for private parties of any size. Custom menus are catered to your needs. Off-site catering also available.
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KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service fantastic. No wonder Michael's has been in business so long, Just a great experience.

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WE
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at bar and watched the chefs at their best. What a sight to see such orchestration and taste the results.

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SS
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We shared the Crab cake appetiser which was really good
Then for mains I had the shrimp linguine which was ok but a bit lacking in flavour, and my partner had the tequila lime chicken. The chicken had probably been cooked before and reheated so was extremely dry. He mentioned this to the server who brought him extra sauce which helped. Also the piece of chicken was rather small. However the pasta dish was large with plenty of shrimp - so my partner finished mine as there was too much for me!
It is a very different restaurant to most we’ve experienced in the USA with more of a European feel. Certainly individual which was lovely.
A little on the pricey side - especially for the wine which was nice but not exceptional for $36 a bottle!

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our meals at Michael's Grill. They prepare their dishes with fresh ingredients and everything is delicious.

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OT
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable place with great, enthusiastic service. It was a perfect spot for a Sunday brunch - great cocktails, great food and great service!

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SS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a Delicious and Cozy evening!! The staff and Owners are Fabulous!!!!!

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F
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our go-to spots when we want a great meal and service. We had the Pompano (special), delicious. For an app we had the sweet chili calamari. Outstanding!
Looking forward to our next visit.

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S
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish on the new brunch menu is scrumptious! Loved the shrimp and grits presentation; the Tasso ham and gruyere grits was nice twist on the typical recipe. Trust Michaels to add something special to the ordinary and make it superb!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Appreciate the small intimate setting, superb friendly service and good culinary representation. Great way to celebrate my Birthday.

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DZ
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed lunch and brunch at Michael's Grill a number of times over the years and have always had an excellent experience. The service and the food is wonderful.

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JD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service and food was outstanding! The short-rib eggs benedict was delicious.

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N
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delightful intimate restaurant and bar with very good food. Owner is the chef and occasionally greets diners.

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BR
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best meals I have ever had. Met Michael, and our waitress Lexi was Divine. If your in Tampa this is a must. From the appetizer to dessert, it was absolutely marvelous.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and of a good variety. The service was just as good as the food and the server/chef was more than willing to make minor adjustments to the menu to meet our requirements. The wine was perfect as well.

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R
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We like Michaels grill for breakfast, its a bit of a drive for us but sometimes we want a nice sit down meal. The atmosphere is nice, clean and has outside seating. I think this time we hit it on an off day. The coffee was super strong, and I like strong coffee this was not the norm. My farmers breakfast was good except everyone at my table that ordered bacon got burned to crispy. Biscuits are always good. We will be back but I will make sure they know not to over cook my bacon, not everyone likes it that way. Thanks.

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B
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

One of the daily special was American Red Snapper. It was bland and over cooked, making the fish tasteless and rubbery texture. Appetizers were good and filling, but so disappointed in the main meal.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent the chocolate moose was delightful

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JD
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great neighborhood restaurant. No million dollar interiors just a nice comfortable place to enjoy a well prepared dinner with friends. Interesting menu with a variety of selections so that everyone can find something they like. The wine list will probably have a number of selections rhat you are not knowledgeable of. I pay a lot of attention to wine but there are always a number of wines on the list I have not heard of. Always willing to try something new and have never been disappointed by an unknown wine. Give it a Try!

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LM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great! They have an updated wine menu, which we love. The owners & staff are friendly & service oriented.

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c
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Maybe they were having an off night but it was not a great experience for us. I booked a table for 6 people and originally they showed us to a table for four people even though they had it written as 6 people. Food was disappointing for the price. Shrimp was rubbery/over cooked. They knew the occasion was for a birthday (again it was written on their reservation), but never asked whose birthday. At the end of the meal, no dessert was offered (they just gave us the check when clearing the plates even though one person was still finishing her meal). Complete contrast to the night before when we were celebrating someone else’s birthday and we went to Sacred Pepper. At the end of the meal, the waitress brought a birthday dessert for her. Special touches like that will keep me going back.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious gourmet food and they now have a full bar. Love this place

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N
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Thank you!

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OT
El Paso
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a great meal here - the crab cakes and the salmon dishes were really excellent. Nice neighborhood restaurant!

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l
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Tampa for one night and wanted to eat at a good restaurant. We went on Open Table and found Michael’s Grill.

What a wonderful restaurant!!!!!!! I had the pasta and my husband had the pork Diane and both were outstanding. The owner and his wife both stopped by the table during the evening, they are great people. The service was excellent👍👍👍👍👍.

When we return to Tampa we will makes we go back. Thanks for a wonderful evening!!!!??

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p
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I e tried this place several times and just ferl the stmosphete is nice but the goid is pretty tasteless

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AB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meals but neither of us saw other items on the menu to bring us back. Very limited menu means it'll be a while before we go back to get the same meals, regardless of how much we enjoyed them.

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent but our main waitress never gave us the specials for the night nor did she stop by to see if we wanted another cocktail during our meal. In addition, I think it is very rude to clear the table of dishes while a person is still eating their dinner. Also, our coffee came out luke warm and when we mentioned it to our main waitress she never offered to bring us a fresh hot cup but just apologized . In lieu of these minor comments we will definitely be returning since the food and all the wait staff that took care of our table were fantastic.

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael's Grill was fantastic, they were able to accommodate our large party. The food delicious, great atmosphere and the service was wonderful...Overall a great neighborhood gem to have brunch.

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 10, and everyone enjoyed their meal. Appetizers were great. Wine selection was good, but not great, which is the only knock. However, the wine they had by the glass we very good.

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TG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was great especially the Seafood Omelette. Fast and Friendly service.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Restaurant is clean. Nice ambience. Specials are tasty but expensive.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been a while since we dined at Michael’s Grill, and it was for no particular reason. We decided to have dinner there on a Friday night. Our server Claudia was very sweet, seemed a little nervous at first but definitely wanted to make sure we enjoyed our experience. The soup starters and egg roll appetizers were delicious. As for our entrees, 1 person ordered the pork meal and 3 of us ordered the Grouper special. We were all very happy with our meals. Andrea kindly came to greet us at our table as well, which we feel gives the dining experience a personal touch. We appreciated that. The food, wine and service is always delightful at Michael’s Grill and we will most certainly be back soon!

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LL
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their specials, especially fish, are always outstanding!!

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D
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael's Grill is a great find. We drove over from Clearwater based on the reviews on line. We were very impressed with the service, the quality and presentation of the food and the overall atmosphere. Micheal's is definitely on our return list.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Handed large group on a very busy night. We dined outside and was kept warm with warmers. Food was outstanding!!

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R
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very courteous and attentive. The food was outstanding, with every dish being excellent.
There were a couple of large groups there and it was extremely noisy and hard to carry on a conversation.
But if you want outstanding food and excellent service, this is the place to come

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h
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Would have liked to have know ahead of time that the prices would be raised for Valentine's day and it would be a limited menu.. I have food allergies and had a specific meal in mind..

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e
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I paid $45 for the Paris Steak" Decent presentation and good flavors, BUT the stake was too tough to eat. When we told the waitress she said "I'm very sorry" and that was it, no replacement, no decreased charge, nada! It was our wedding anniversary, I was happy and wanted to stay that way so we paid up and left, NEVER TO RETURN.

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DS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I don’t recommend Michael’s Grill for Valentine’s Day. The options were limited and forced us to spend a lot more than we would have on another night. It feels like we’re being taken advantage of, and the staff was uninformed about the menu. We ordered steak and cheese egg rolls, and we were told there was “a little bit of broccoli” in them...only to find that they were essentially broccoli egg rolls with barely any steak and cheese. As one of us doesn’t like broccoli, when we said something, the server asked if we wanted something else. We got crab cakes and were charged full price for both. It was a very expensive and disappointing night.

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ED
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting and wonderful service. For the price the food could’ve been much better. I had the tenderloin which was good but the sides were mediocre to say the least.

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