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Date
Thu, 4/19
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11:30 PM
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Michael's of Brooklyn

4.8
186 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
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Family owned and operated since 1964, Michael’s of Brooklyn offers three generations of pride and excellence at our restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Loyal customers visit from near and far to enjoy generations-old family recipes, lovingly handed down as a legacy of Italian tradition.

So come and join us as we celebrate the tastes of Italy in our elegantly appointed dining room. From delicious warm and cold antipasti and tantalizing pasta creations…to delectable seafood, veal and poultry entrees… tempting desserts, too. All served to you by a warm and friendly staff. Visit us today and find out why Michael’s has been a Brooklyn institution for nearly half a century.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 12pm-10pm
Saturday 12pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(718) 998-7851
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Private Lot with Valet Parking
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 hours ago

This place is one of my favorites. Service is superb! Even though we hadn’t been for awhile, they recognized us and welcomed us back. Food is amazing! A bit pricey, but well worth it!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The meal was elegantly served and delicious. The atmosphere was excellent for our anniversary celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Enjoyed our ninth annual cousins' dinner at Michael's Restaurant. Obviously we enjoy the food, the service and the ambiance as we keep coming back year after year!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

You can't get better Italian cuisine in my native Brooklyn. The product that they use is expertly and deftly prepared.

The service, regardless how busy the restaurant is, is attentive and subtle. This is truly a gem, and are always satisfied after dining.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great wait staff. Delicious food.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Amazing food and outstanding service. Thank you to Gregory who went above and beyond to make our 30th anniversary celebration special!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very welcoming atmosphere although crowded setting. Food is good but overpriced. $17 for 8 small stuffed clams is outrageous. Special, Veal Chop Parmigiana did not come "well-done" as requested although quite tasty and dessert, apple crumble, was a disappointment as was the pistachio ice cream tartuffo because the chocolate coating was tasteless.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

After hearing Ken Dashow talk about this place every Sunday on Breakfast with the Beatles (Q104.3), we all just had to come and try out all the delicious foods that Ken talks about each week.

Everything was excellent! The service ---- impeccable ....thank you ENZO for taking such good care of us!

We made the trip from Holbrook, Long Island ...along with 2 other family members from Garden City South, Long Island ....and we are already planning our next trip to Michael's of Brooklyn!

Thank you Michaels ...and thank you KEN DASHOW for always speaking up about this place every Sunday!

Bon Apetit ...you won't be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing food every time !

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I have been wanting to go to Michaels for such a long time. I keep hearing about it on my radio show. We had a great dinner. Food was excellent, service exceptional and ambiance perfect. Our waiter Enzo was so warm and friendly. He even gave us a jar of Michael’s sauce.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This place has been around since the 60s. It is really a gem in the neighborhood of Marine Park/Madison and no place like it if you wanted delicious Italian food and really great service. The wait staff wear suits and ties, they are attentive, they’re polite, the food is superb, and I really feel like I’m going someplace special when I’m here even though it’s only a few minutes from where I live. I also think the prices are good what for you get and experience you have.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was so delicious. Our waiter Gery was attentive and sweet. The wait staff were prompt to clean up the tables after we had finished eating. The crab cakes were amazing. I had the lobster fra diavola and my mother had the lasagna very good.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing! Will be back

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food was delicious. We didn't appreciate a 45 minute wait with a reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great evening. they have (free) valet parking, which is very convenient. Food & service were great - appies, entree & dessert.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great authentic Italian Atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food and service. Always top b

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The restaurant was lovely. It's more old style looking and although it was clean it feels like it can use an update. That aside, the food and the service was very good. We saw a lot of regulars coming in and I think one of the owners was there and very attentive. Would recommend .

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Michael's features very good Italian food and is great for a special occasion. I enjoyed the Chicken alla Michael's.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Michael’s has a clientele of regulars. Consistently excellent food and service is the reason. Owners keep an eye on everything. That’s how you run a restaurant. Michael’s never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

My wife and I always enjoy dining here. It's a little pricey, but that keeps out the riff-raff.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Michael's is my favorite Brooklyn Restaurant. The food is consistently excellent, service is always good and the restaurant has wonderful ambiance. I have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

i highly recommend this restaurant! The food is authentic Italian. The service is too notch!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Great food, excellent service, nice ambiance.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

You can read my review in full on Yelp. Basically it is a beautiful venue with old world charm and a friendly staff. The complementary bread and antipasto were excellent but the entrees mediocre and the wait staff was spread far too thin to provide the type of service a restaurant in this price range should offer - even or especially on a busy Saturday night

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Food good. Waite staff attentive but food slow to arrive

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Michael's is a winner. Delicious food, excellent service and old school ambiance.
The veal marsala and my rib eye were exceptional.
Don't pass on dessert. The melted chocolate chip and blueberry crisp were exceptional.
Added bonus, parking.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation time - which is good for a Saturday night. We did have to wait 15 minutes after seating before we were attended to by our waiter who was very good. Our orders were accurately followed and the food was excellent with large portions . The only thing we wish was better was the time between order taking and delivery of the food which was longer than we wished for. By the time we finished over 2 1/2 hours had elapsed

But on the whole we enjoyed our first experience at Michael's and we intend to dine there again.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a great experience. Food is wonderful and the service is excellent!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Best place ever

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Michael's never disappoints. Excellent food and terrific service every time. Best to avoid the busiest time but owners are very accommodating and even without a reservation they will try to get you a table. Can be pricey for Brooklyn but it's worth it. No other Italian restaurant in Brooklyn can match it.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

A charming old world Italian experience. We were greeted immediately as we entered and graciously shown to our table. Waiters quickly appeared with menus, a sampling of salami, cheese and olives accompanied by warm bread and some of the best butter I’ve tasted. As we browsed the menu assistance and suggestions were a quiet arm length away. A delicious meal was presented and completed with a sumptuous dessert of profiteroles. Even the parking valet was charming.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Perfect dinner for our family get together. Service excellent. Menu excellent. Food perfect. Wine perfect. We really enjoyed the meal and highly recommend Michaels.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

An always wonderful dining experience. The wait staff is excellent (thank you, Enzo) and the meal was perfectly prepared. They use fresh ingredients and will prepare your meal to your liking. Needless to say, this is a classic Brooklyn spot! Go and enjoy!

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was generally very good especially the veal Parmesan special… Although it was a little bit on the expensive side… Duck wings were not worth the money for the appetizer… Bottle of Merlot was delicious recommended by the waiter… I will be going back soon

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

The food here is always consistent. It is family run and they make you feel like family!

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Michaels of Brooklyn reminds me of Home. I come from an Italian family (although I’m adopted). On holidays, special events, or anything that meant something to us...we would go to nice Italian restaurants. So when my two year anniversary came up with my now fiancé I wanted to find a romantic Italian restaurant. The ambience, the food, was wonderful...but was outshined by one particular aspect. Enzo. Enzo was our waiter and was the best server I’ve ever had. He not only wrapped up the biscotti made at the bakery across the street because he saw we enjoyed it during dessert and coffee but he shared his stories and life with us. Enzo...makes this restaurant and they are very lucky to have him. If he left and went to a different restaurant I would follow him there.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Simply outstanding, the food was excellent and the service was as close to perfect as I’ve experienced in quite some time. I had the gnocchi Bolognese, and I was wowed, the gnocchi were light and tender, and the sauce was excellent. I had mentioned to the waiter, Enzo that I was having a hard time deciding between the white clam or the gnocchi, he brought out a small bowl of the linguine as my appetizer, it was one of the best white clam sauces that I’ve ever tasted.
Thank you for a great meal for my family, and for such outstanding service. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Brooklyn.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Wait staff was somewhat accommodating
Mixed drinks orders were wrong, asked for shrimp scampi over risotto - got a plate of something that a 5 year old can make. For Italian restaurant not being able to make a risotto ? It’s was pretty much a plate with cooked dry rice and 4 tiny shrimp.
They changed the dish eventually.
It’s been a local staple for a loong time , but I’d expect things to be a lot better for a place that’s that busy. Especially with the owner there in the dining room

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

GREAT FOOD & SERVICE ! WILL NOT RUSH YOU . YOU CAN ASK FOR ANYTHING SPECIAL TO BE MADE AND THEY WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN . KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK .

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