Michael's Grill

4.6
407 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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JL
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

good service,website needs updating as it differs from the menu in price and available items. Food is okay but definitely noy worth the cost.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I was excited to try this restaurant out; had heard great reviews about it. They were quick to get us our table, even a few minutes before our reservation. After that, the experience was downhill. They did not have a great variety of food on their menu. We ordered the fried Brie appetizer, which was way better than expected; it was the only good that came out of this experience.
The price for the food was a little over the top. My kids ordered the waffles with chocolate chips for $10, no sides, or extras. I’m expecting a nice size waffle to come out. What came out looked like two frozen waffles bought from the local grocery store.
My food was not seasoned at all. I got the filet omelet. The steak was cooked perfectly, but had no taste. The home potatoes were dry and over cooked.
My wife’s food, ribeye steak sandwich, was dry and the Parmesan fries were a joke, a few pieces of shredded Parmesan cheese melted on fries.
Just extremely disappointed for the amount of money that was spent and the quality of service received. We barely saw our waitress. Probably will not come back, not will I recommend this place to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great little restaurant. The food is really good and it feels intimate, plus they have a outside area to eat. I love it.

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is awesome, love the atmosphere, staff is pleasant and nice. We went on mothers day. Got pretty crowded, but food was delivered timely. Chef is awesome!

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C
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Michael's Grill with friends. All of us enjoyed our meals immensely. The various appetizers were quite good, especially the escargot that had a homemade puff pastry along with it. The wine list is small but has many nice wines from which to chose.

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NT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Slow service but, the food was awesome ! If you have time I would definitely recommend! Crab bisque and seafood omelette were both great.

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AF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Fairly pricey for average entrees. I was charged extra for Tito’s vodka when the description of the drink specifically mentioned Tito’s. I didn’t ask to modify anything about the drink so I’m not sure what the cause of that was. Nice locally owned restaurant but prices don’t match the quality of the food. For what I spent here I could had a night out at Bern’s.

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NB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service. Space was a bit loud for easy conversation.

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AM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was a very busy night with a lot of groups enjoying themselves. Food as always was excellent.

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistent good food and great,service. Love going to family owned non chain restaurant.

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MS
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love their specials and today did not disappoint

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JS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We have not been to Michael's Grill in a couple of years. We were meeting friends and they suggested we dine there because they had been wanting to try it and we had always had good experiences there so we agreed. All in all it was another good experience. The décor is starting to look a bit tired and the menus are worn, but it does have a warm bistro kind of ambiance that is nice. All of the food was quite good with the exception of the onion soup and fried onions served with the steak (come to think of it they are on the onion soup as well). There was a raw flour taste to the fried onions that was quite unpleasant. But between appetizers, salads, entrees, and deserts....the fried onions was the only blemish. Our server was young and looked a bit frazzled by the number of guests she was having to tend to, so the service was a bit slow and impersonal and our drinks were not refreshed as often as I prefer. We never had a manager or chef check in on us, which I seem to recall they used to do quite consistently. I would definitely be happy to return, especially given all the chain restaurants in the Carrollwood area...it is nice to have a neighborhood bistro for some variety.

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b
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!! The entire staff makes eating here a pleasure.

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

The food and service is consistently good. Great variety of salads and sandwiches. They are very accommodating for people with food allergies that is why I like to go to Michael’s Grill.

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DC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience here. It was a beautiful night, so sat outside. Grouper was outstanding. Service very good.

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IW
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Michael's Grill and bringing guests from out of town. Food and service were excellent. We sat outside on Easter Sunday with the beautiful weather and great service, our guests were raving about this place. Will keep coming back for sure!

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Easter Brunch was amazing!

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted upon arrival and seated promptly (we had reservations). The ambiance was cozy and comfortable and perfect for brunch! The food was excellent and everyone in our party enjoyed their meal immensely! We will return!

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KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
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
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
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
14 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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MA
Tampa
4 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
60 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
3 reviews
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
48 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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