Michael's Grill

4.7
350 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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Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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WS
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! Best salmon I’ve ever tasted. Best crab cakes too. Filet awesome. My only issue is it’s a bit pricey which means we cannot come often.

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SS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was terrific. a great dining experience, especially for Valentines Day1

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

After calling two weeks ahead to ask if they would have their usual menu, I was surprised to see a Special Valentine's Day menu with significantly higher prices and different entrees. I could not have been more disappointed. We started with the Valentines salad which was mixed greens with strawberries and a sprinkling of feta. There were literally two slices of strawberries so it was more of a garnish. My husband had Scottish Salmon that was accompanied by an uninspired side of mixed vegetables. I usually get grouper but unfortunately it wasn't on the special menu so I went with the duck. It was the worst $37 dollars I've spent....it actually tasted like bbq fatty pork. The sauce was inedible and I had to scrape it off. To finish off an unfortunate evening, we had to ask for them to point a noisy fan away from us since the cold air was blowing towards our table and the fan noise made it difficult to have a conversation.

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

Fun and unique lunch atmosphere.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!!!

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The family went to celebrate my mother’s 94th birthday and everything was perfect

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was fair as well as the ambience. But the service was VERY SLOW and our server was mediocre. We had to reminder her about several things we had ordered (like side dishes) which she never brought over; then, she said she had taken those off from our bill but she did not.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Been there before and had a great experience which is why my wife and I went back. This time, we had 7:15 reservations. We saw many people get seated before us. When we finally were sat down at 7:50, I had to get up at 8:20 to ask for a waiter to come over. By the time we got food it was 8:50pm. Really very bad service! Totally disappointed and likely won’t go back.

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B
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were impeccable. I am never disappointed with the food or the service.

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D
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was wonderful. We are never disappointed here.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Made fresh and wonderful. Get away from chain restaurants and start eating at local GREAT restaurants!

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TC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to try Michaels Grill based on Open Table reviews and had a great meal. Food, atmosphere and service were all top notch. Will definitely add it to our list of favorites even though it is a 45 minute drive for us.

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j
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the few really great neighborhood (i.e., not a chain) restaurants in Carrollwood Village.

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NR
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The appetizers were excellent but the entrees we ordered were just okay.

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T
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious as usual. Had the Brie, crab bisque, and a caeser salad.

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I
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service!

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JC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved everything! I had the crab soup and crab cakes. Both were absolutely delicious.
The other meals included the pork chop Diane, chicken with mushrooms, bangers.... Everyone was thrilled! We will go back!

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BA
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice lunch. Guest enjoyed themselves.

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MP
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michaels never disappoints! Always have a great meal in a warm, friendly environment. Chef Michael even came over to chat with us. Wonderful night!

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EM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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JG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood, locally-owned bistro type restaurant. Never disappointed here after many meals.

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SM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael's is the jewel of Carrollwood. The restaurant is ideal for a romantic date and an indulgent meal. Chef Michael is all about quality and fresh ingredients, and whether it's for brunch on weekends, lunch, or dinner, it's a wonderful culinary experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Year’s Eve dinner

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WM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing. Had NO IDEA of "pre-selected" menu, and FIXED PRICE. My main course (duck) was VERY dry and sent back for a steak. My wife's scallops were quite burned on one side and barely cooked on the other. They should have been thrown away. Will not recommend or return. Unpleasant NYE.

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G
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve ever had! Can’t wait to go back!

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M
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed. The service and food were excellent. We look forward to eating there again soon.

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BB
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this local gem on OpenTable. Great Tampa place to eat and celebrate special occasion.

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M
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of my favorites. I highly recommend it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. I’ve never had anything bad from the menu. Anytime I bring someone, they love it just as much!

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G
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. Nice intimate setting in a cozy environment. Good for romantic dinner or getting together with family or friends. Delicious food with nice presentation. I highly recommend Michael's Grill!!

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N
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner!! Great service great food!

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael’s Grill is a very nice bistro style restaurant with great options like escargot and duck. The entire table found it tough to chose between all the great sounding choices.

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Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a little noisy on the Friday night prior to the Christmas holidays. Generally that is not a problem. The people were friendly, Michael and Andrea always say hello! A pleasant experience again.

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