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
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat.

R
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!

L
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good not great. I feel it was overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It's a bit pricey but delicious!

g
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for all three course and great service from Gabrielle. The selection of wines by the glass was very good and the serving size was generous. We enjoyed our evening very much

b
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh, crab-crusted Halibut was outstanding, cooked to perfection in every way.
The house salad & dressing was excellent, and the service was very attentive.
The restaurant has a subdued and lovely ambiance and very good wine selection.
The four of us totally enjoyed our evening at Michael's.

AM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was well done. This place should be on everyone's list of places to eat.

RO
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Think liquor available needs to be improved. There’s no Hendrick gin and they ran out of Tito.

JW
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was so nice. We were able to talk at the table. The service was awesome. The food was cooked perfectly and the plating was appealing

c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most marvelous small restaurant. The chef/owner is a genius with food - his specials are unique and outstanding. I had blackened halibut over a salad of mixed greens, which included candied pecans, fruit, feta cheese and topping. The halibut was just delicious - tender and sweet. Our waiter was very attentive, and our table had fresh flowers. This is a wonderful restaurant in the Carrollwood area.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic we will go back

OT
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always consistently good quality and freshness. they had a special appetizer of rock shrimp thermador which was very good. their calamari is much different from others in the area. their specialty fish dishes, this time halibut with orange juice, rosemary rick and red pepper sauce was a great combination!

SS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Always consistent in service, atmosphere and food. A real gem n the Carrollwood area.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never a disappointment, always a treat. Kudos to the chief/owner for great food and service.

MI
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. Nothing special. My first time there for a date night. French onion soup was good, Caesar salad dressing was too fishy for me. Too many anchovies in there. Pasta was bland and chicken was dry. The dessert we had the chocolate torte was decent. Service was nothing special but it wasn’t awful. It was just an average experience. I wasn’t wowed for the price. I won’t be returning, but don’t let it deter you from at least trying it.

AB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The young lady that was our server didn’t know anything about the food on the menu. We asked questions about the special of the day which was a grouper sandwich and she couldn’t answer anything about it. Took too long to get food, she refilled our tea but no ice. She had the incorrect amount on our bill for the grouper. My friend that I bragged to about Micheals will not be back, I probably will give them another chance and hopefully get better service.
The grouper sandwich was $20 and only covered half of the bun so the other half was just a bunch of bread. Very overpriced and not worth the money. I had the Chicken Julie and it was great, no problems. The fruit salad was very good and fresh.

TF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Michael’s is the best kept secret in Tampa! We dine out frequently but it’s very infrequently that you find a restaurant where EVERYTHING is spectacular! The Chicken Avocado Salad was fantastic as were all the salads but the Wasabi crusted tuna is the best I’ve had in my life. If you’ve had better tuna anywhere please let me know!

B
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit. It was a convenient location and I couldn't have improved upon a thing.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Greeted by the hostess with a smile and a glass of champagne. An adorable table tent with my name on it was waiting for us.

The crab cakes and egg rolls were delicious!! I highly recommend and will be back.

OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We uncovered a gem! Michaels is a quaint, local, Italian restaurant with charm, great service and fantastic food! Will be back!

S
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Michaels. The food is always excellent!!. Always a good experience!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Server was attentive!

s
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the 6ounce filetand it melted in mouth. Presentation was disappointing as the filet came pre cut.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tuna is the best!!

t
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood special was outstanding.

AD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I dined at Michael's for the first time this last Friday, we had a wonderful experience!!!
Due to making a reservation just earlier that day, they had our table ready "on time" dressed with our name! We've been to a lot of Restaurants and have never seen that kind of personable touch.. well done!! Our Server was outstanding, and everything else from our Sangria (both red & white were fantastic), to our Appetizers (she crab soup & fried zucchini were fantastic), to our entrees were excellent!! We were even offered the use of an Umbrella to our car, due to the bad storm that was passing through! We will be returning for sure and will highly recommend Michael's to anyone! Thanks!

J
Tampa
85 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is consistently good and fresh. The rustic salmon was delicious. Neighborhood gem.

CM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level is not usually loud. There just happened to be a family dining there that day with 3-4 kids. Parents must have been tuning them out and oblivious they were affecting other diners.

C
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local establishment. Consistently great experience

DV
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

A
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hands-down, my favorite restaurant. Always the best service with the kindest people and ultimately, just an amazing experience:)