Michael's Grill

4.7
371 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.

Specials

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Easter brunch served 9-4 serving, crab cake Benedict’s, breakfast bowls, Scottish salmon and baked Ham. Mimosa, wine and full bar. Special Easter menu with tablecloths and flowers for a beautiful family Easter, book your table now so you don’t miss out.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Tampa
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent the chocolate moose was delightful

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JD
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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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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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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SS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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WS
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
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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J
Tampa
58 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy restaurant; owners are very welcoming. Food was great! Loved the eggs Benedict and the special - a short rib omelette. No fancy coffees.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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 19, 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 18, 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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