Michael's Grill

4.6
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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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Michael’s Grill late on a Friday night. I attempted to get reservations for one at a seafood restaurant on Open Table. I did not find any near me.

I found Michael’s Grill by searching Open Table. I was very pleasantly surprised. The food, service, and ambiance were outstanding!

Kamryn and Marcella were great in their service and hospitality. I will return to Michael’s Grill the next time I am in town.

P
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going tp Michael's Grill for years and always have had on enjoyable experience.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michaels is one of our favorite hidden gems!! Excellent food and service.

ST
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great, and although it was a slow night for the restaurant he acted as if we had booked it for ourselves. Very upbeat, excellent recommendation on the wine and the special which I had.

RL
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall this was a great place for a business meeting.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Amazing meal. Staff is there to ensure you have an experience to remember. The food is creative and cooked to perfection. Wine options are carefully selected. You’re made to feel welcome and appreciated. Never disappoints, we come here for every special occasion.

k
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner! Menu had many selections and meal was exceptional

MS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner. Everything was picture perfect, from the food, to the ambience and the service. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience a great local spot in North Tampa/Carrollwood.

W
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Three of us went to celebrate a friends 78th birthday.
First I order hot tea and was told they were out of tea bags!
There is a Publix grocery store right down the street. I realize it’s the holiday but this was the Monday before New Years and you would think they would stock up better.
Next two of us ordered the Malibu.
It was awful.
It is listed as a tuna salad with cucumber which actually it has a cucumber slice as garnish. The tuna salad was sooo wet it dripped all over the plate and our hands to the point we had to go wash our hands. I did mention to the waiter about how wet and messy the tuna was. He offered to have the chef make another but we declined as one we were on a time schedule and two there was no guarantee it would be any better.
We both said we would never order it again.
The side of fruit was soo small barely a half of the cup and the melons appeared to be old.
Very disappointed
We have been to Michaels in the past and are eclub members but that doesn’t make up for this celebration being soo disappointing

TH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful small intimate restaurant. Went on Christmas Eve which is always a busy time as most restaurants try to close early. . But we never felt rushed. We had 7:45pm reservations and they had our table waiting. Loved our enthusiastic waitress who was so knowledgeable about all the food items. The steak au poivre was incredible! Almost cut it with a fork. And the house cabernet was perfect with it. It is definitely a place to go for that "special" dinner. Or lunch!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

No vegetarian options.

KL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Bruch

L
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Started w calamari..goos but batter could have more crunch & flavor. Sauce put on top makes it wet softer.
Tuna tartare was excellent.
Hamberger sliders not great ..too pricey.
Pepper steak recommended w mashed potatoes onion ring was very good. Ambiance great ! Need more choices on menu !! We would return if menus has more to offer !
Scottish salmon isn't preferred salmon. So unfortunately you have 2 dishes that offer that...orange color..stronger flavor.
I know this can be an excellent choice if items are added to menu .

J
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Atmosphere was cozy and inviting. Food and service were fabulous. Highly recommend.

c
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a marvelous special dinner place - the special entrees are always unique and delicious. I had pan-seared scallops with sautéed veggies and a wonderful, flavorful sauce. It was marvelous. Our waitress was sweet and attentive. The atmosphere was just great - This is a very good restaurant.

EM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Outdoor seating is uncomfortable chair and table are small, food is alright a bit too pricey for the quality and presentation, waitstaff is ok, a bit clumsy and in a rush serving guests, one of them ended up broke a wine glass close to our table.

l
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch after running a 15k earlier in the day. Wanted something still in the Tampa area and great reviews according to opentable. This place didn't disappoint, a menu with a variety of options but not too big, healthy options as well and portions big enough to get you full and not be overwhelmed. The service was great,fast, and our server was polite. The food was delicious and greatly priced. This had indoor and outdoor seating but smaller than typical restaurants. We would visit here again.

JJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We selected Michael's after quite a long search on a busy USF graduation day. Every fine-dining establishment was packed but they were able to accommodate our sizable party. I am incredibly glad it played out that way as we truly LOVED our experience. The atmosphere is quaint and intimate without being stuffy. The service was flawless and fast. The food was SPECTACULAR!

Michael's will be on our list of go-to places from now on!

TG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, in a pleasant atmosphere.

LL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch and fabulous food

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Great food in a cozy setting.

MS
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambience! Delicious as always when we visit for brunch, but this was a dinner and was excellent.

AS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the restaurant, food great. Does not like the back room. Always freezing in there. Will not accept to be seated in the back room again!

BM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Service was great. Food taste and price/value... not so much.

SS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistent and affordable. It is a real community treasure.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome as always

CP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!
Great service.
A memorable birthday celebration🎂

B
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience! This was a business lunch and our server was there only enough to meet our needs; never in our way. The food was scrumptious. Thank you!

KV
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Melanie and entire staff was fantastic. Food was excellent

J
Tampa
85 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent with great service. Nice quaint atmospere!!

TC
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Service and great food - exceptional value

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat.

R
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, as my *'s indicated, Michael's is one of the best, if not the best place for
dining in all of Tampa....

Not hesitating to choose a special, it was A+, we had an attentive, yet not "clingy" waitress,

My guest and I were headed to the Straz that evening and did not feel rushed.....had plenty of
time to enjoy the meal and surroundings of a truly lovely spot.

Will plan to return soon!

a
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Steak ordered medium. Came out rare and bloody. A new one came out well done and burnt. Awful experience.

M
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent and the the food was good. I thought a couple of the fish/special dishes were a bit pricey...Enjoyable evening with friends...

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Lovely service and staff

SN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great, personable service and wonderful food. Highly recommend

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food! One of the best gems in Tampa!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I’m hoping it was an off day as this is one of my favorite local spots. Had a crab cake appetizer and normally it’s perfect. This time there was a lot of filling and not as much crab.

Had the Halibut special and it was REALLY salty. Again, I’ve been here a dozen times in the past year so it was probably an off day.

SW
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bistro in Carrollwood with superb food and great service!