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About Michael's Tasting Room

Michael's Tasting Room offers a unique casual fine dining experience with a celebrated chef, dedicated staff, and passion for exquisite flavors and world-class wines. Michael's Tasting Room has received numerous honors and accolades. Most recently, the Wine Spectator awarded Michael's Tasting Rooms wine list it's Award of Excellence for the ninth year in a row. Chef Michael has also been recognized as Best Chef of St.Augustine from several the city's publications, The restaurant was featured on The Food Network with Chef Emeril Lagasse during Florida's 500th anniversary.

25 Cuna Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Mediterranean, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
St. George Street

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 810-2400

Website:
http://www.michaelstastingroom.com/

Catering:
Our place or yours, we can cater any size event. Call for details 904-810-2400

Parking Details:
The City of St. Augustine Public Parking lot is located 4 blocks northwest of the restaurant. The Toque Lot is located off of Charlotte Street and Hypolita Street. The restaurant is located in the north side of the parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Michael Lugo

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year's Eve celebration. Four course menu for $75 per person. Please list any allergies or dietary restrictions in the reservation notes.

Michael's Tasting Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Creative Cuisine (27)
Romantic (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Tapas (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Small restaurant in the shopping district offering a very flavorful menu.
I would recommend it highly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed our first night out with the baby while also celebrating a birthday. Audrey took amazing care of us. We enjoyed all of her great recommendations from the food menu to the wine / beer / and sangria selection. We Would make the drive down again to dine in.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Let me preface this review first by saying maybe I just ordered the wrong dish because of the 7 others dining with us their meals were quite tasty. I ordered the Pork Flat Iron which came with a side of small round potatoes. The Pork was on the oily/greasy side and it was quite small. The potatoes also had quite a bit of oil. Not that the dish was bad, it just wasn't great and would give it two stars. I also had the Pulpo (octopus appetizer) It was tasty but a bit chewy as well. It was served with two very large French fries which actually saved the dish. My wife ordered the salmon and it was excellent as was the spicy black rice it was served over. Others in our party ordered the filet, (tasty and tender but small), & the tuna appetizer which was delish. The steamed mussels in a bacon tomato broth was quite good as were the Pinchos Boricua. They claim to have a huge wine selection and their menu is extensive. Only problem is they were out of bottles we requested. Same with the beer. I ordered a Moritz, (From Barcelona), and was told they were out of it. It's great that they tout their wine selection, not so great when they are out of items on the menu. The wait staff was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I went there for dinner on a trip to see St Augustine lights. We were warmly greeted, and waitress was prompt and friendly. Extensive wine list. The menu list was not extensive but a good variety of foods offered. And the foods were very good. My wife had braised ribs of beef that were very tender and exceptionally tasteful. I had a salmon steak that was mild, tender and flaky, with a very tasty sauce. Sides and dessert were great as well. The ambience is fine with an old English flavor. Our thanks for a great dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious Spanish wine and many other wine selections. Tapas choices were varied--the polpo was a bit tough, though. Short rib was tender! Attentive service.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were very impressed ! Our server was excellent !

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was my girlfriend Kem’s 26th birthday. Tasting room came heavily recommended by friends who had been in there before. It did not disappoint one bit. From the decor, atmosphere, amazing food and not to mention our server Greg was amazing delight. He was so knowledgeable about every aspect to the restaurant. He def made our evening one we wouldn’t forget. Thanks to michaels tasting room, we had an evening we will never forget.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I thought it was pretty good but not outstanding. The service was a little clunky and the Christmas music was very loud and annoying.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our server was excellent. The meal was perfect. I will recommend Michael's to everyone.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food. We ate a couple of tapas plates. Ate in the court yard and loved the food and atmosphere, great service. Michael was very nice too!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was not very good. Appeared to be understaffed.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food is delicious and nicely presented. Always courteous service, regardless of how we are dressed or what we order.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent service, delectable food and fine wine. What more needs to be said!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and a wonderful waiter! We especially loved the flan, unique and now we can't have regular flan ever again. Can't wait to come back again!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent service and the food was fantastic. Try the brownie dessert!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Underseasoned food. The Patatas Bravas were not that at all, I'm from Spain and was very dissspointed. Only redemption was the yuca flavorful and very authentic to Caribbean food.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderful experience for the Lincoln date night. First time visiting, will definitely return for special events and evenings such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Knowledgeable staff when it comes to wine pairing and great chef prepared meals.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

My meal of braised ribs were so salty as to be unworthy to eat. The waiter offered to return the dish and I declined. I never care to return food that is ill prepared...

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Micheal's is one of my favorite restaurants in St. Augustine, FL. Chef Michael Lugo is an excellent chef. His small bites you could make a meal with. We enjoy his dinner menu as well. The octopus was a treat to get in Florida! We love to go there for special occasions! I had the filet of beef and my husband had salmon. Michael's Wine Room is one of the best in Florida!

It was my birthday and my husband took me there!

LisaR

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our meal was from a special date night menu. First came a bite sized hors d'oerve called an Amuse. The beet and goat cheese topping was tasty but the tiny pancake-like base tasted soapy. It was paired with a sparkling rose with a pleasant fruity note.
Next came a delightful green salad with a soft vinegarette that did not overwhelm the taste buds. I chose the viscysois of shrimp, scallops, and mussels in a light tomato and wine broth. Delicious! The toast points were burnt, though. My wife chose the broiled scallop entree. They were done just right. The entrees were paired with a choice of red or white wine. I did not ask about the variety but it was smooth like a cabernet. The meal concluded with a rich, moist brownie bite.
Service was excellent. Th staff was attentive at just the right times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was phenomenal. the wines were excellent. The service was right on. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice quiet sit-down meal or a date.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

This restaurant lives up to its great reputation! Enjoyed tapas and a wonderful bottle of wine. The octopus was fabulous. Bringing the whole family back for the holidays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We went to Michaels Tasting Room for a birthday. The Appetizers were great! The main dishes, I wasn't too crazy about. The wine was also great. Our waiter was nice, the lights were dimmed pretty low, so it was a little hard to read the menu. It was a cool intimate ambiance. If I go next time, I'll just eat tapas and drink wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Michaels Tapas menu is outstanding as is the wine list. The brie en croute and the MTR burger were great, staff is friendly and knowledgeable - we ate outsidw and it was lovely.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We got the idea to visit this restaurant because it did a good job at a huge food and wine dinner a couple of weeks earlier. Last evening we were seriously disappointed at the restaurant. We sampled four dishes on the tapas menu. Weak ingredients, including some that should have been fresh but were canned; uninspired preparation. Waiter didn’t apologize when asked to correct an overcharge on wine or when he presented the corrected bill. Maybe the restaurant just wasn’t fielding it’s A Team on an almost deserted Halloween night.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The servers were very attentive. The food was tasty and very nicely prepared. The atmosphere was conducive to a great dining experience. I would recommend Michael's to everyone for a relaxing time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best Meal in St Augustine tbat I have had so far and I have been to many places

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had 5 people at dinner, ordered 5 appetizers and an entree for the entire table to share. This was an awesome way to dine, everyone got to taste a wonderful variety. Also ordered an excellent bottle of wine. Our waitress timed the arrival of our food perfectly, so we were not overwhelmed with all the food at once. It was a great dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our food and service were Outstanding! First time visitor and definitely will return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved dining here. Excellent wine list, great menu choices and excellent service. Our waitress was Audrey and she was friendly and professional and recommended a wonderful Spanish wine choice. My husband loved the salmon and I ordered the MTR burger which was incredible. For dessert we enjoyed key lime pie . We will most definitely return soon.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time there for our Wedding Anniversary will not go back. Waitress at first was very on point but as the evening progressed she was rarely seen. Food was good but don’t expect a lot of it. Expensive for what you get. Sticking to my all time favorite restaurant in St. Augustine “Collage”.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. We wanted outdoor dining. It began raining. Our server Rachel with help from the staff moved us underneath the roof hang over. It was wonderful. Great tapas, watching the rain, and enjoying good wine

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were there for "Bozard's Date Night". Service was very good and accommodating.
Our menu had 3 choices. Food was good, except my yucca was very salty.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food preparation and quality were exceptional. We had some shareable dishes and 4 separate entrees and each was amazing. Would recommend MTR to anyone visiting St. Augustine.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

St Augustine has numeros restaurants and several really fine dining establishments. All four of us agreed that all of our meals were excellent, best in current memory. Michael’s has gone to top of our list, can’t wait to share with our ever stream of visitors.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great restaurant located off the main strip. Great ambiance and relaxing decor inside. Audrey was our server and she was attentive and professional. We had the pork flat steak meal and it was delicious. The courses were served in a timely manner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Michael's is delicious!! The food is very upscale but the price point is reasonable. My only wish is that they had a full bar but that is not a complaint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Healthy
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We went on a double date with our Pastor and his wife,we had a great time,the food and service was wonderful.I will probably go again soon,maybe try something new.Ray

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were promptly greeted and seated. The waiter was attentive and had some great recommendations for wine and explained the entree options to us and was spot on. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I loved everything about the experience!! The food was great! The wine was great! The service was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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