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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.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Global, International, Mediterranean, Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 11am - 3:00pm
St. George Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our place or yours, we can cater any size event. Call for details 904-810-2400
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.
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
Michael's Tasting Room Ratings and Reviews
We have been dining at the Tasting Room for years although it has been almost a year since we’ve dined there. We were all ready for paella only to arrive and realize the menu had changed from traditional spanish flare with a twist to a more Americanized influence. The tapas were delicious but we opted out of having a full dinner.
The atmosphere & service were superb!!
Outstanding, creative food selections and presentation. I was disappointed in wine selection by the glass in view of large selection of wine by the bottle. I ordered a Malbec but was served the house red wine. Bathroom doors were somewhat difficult to open especially for a elderly or person with disabilities. Otherwise a very nice way to spend an evening at dinner.
Am I too critical?
It was a cold night in St Augustine. so, the interior dining room was the only one that could be used. about 10 tables for four that were mostly used by couples. bare wood floors and tables...somewhat minimalist. the wine list is extensive and, naturally, expensive. a St Jean chardonnay was $12 a glass...we had a few. two of us decided on a few small plates. a burrata salad had a good slice of burrata, but not much else for $12. vegetable empanadas had a crust that was way too thick. an octopus appetizer was very good but there wasn't much of it. Moorish meatballs could have been very good as they were tasty, but were way overcooked. Service by two waitresses was good except they were sometimes absent delivering dirty dishes to an outside place (kitchen?).
We get to the restaurant early, and are checked-in in a timely way. However, when we are brought to our table, NOTHING has been set up. We would have been happy to wait a few minutes so that the table was properly set.
We order wine and an oyster small plate to start. The wine service was fine, but the oysters took over 15 minutes to get there (our waitress DID apologize). HOWEVER. . . NO small oyster forks (we used the salad forks), and then the waitress DID NOT CHANGE OUT the salad forks that we used for the oysters-- even though we put them to the side of our table as a "hint."
The Caesar salad wedge looked better than it tasted. Kind of strange. . . the lettuce was actually kind of hard and tasted like cardboard.
The "Tomato"-Mozzarella salad had two small cherry tomatoes. . . each cut in half (!!!!!!!) Why call it a tomato salad when there are no tomatoes???
How many times did I have to asked to have our water glasses refilled. . . . one dude came by to give me a steak knife to cut my salad wedge, and never returned after we ask for water. Our waitress (who was a nice person). . . . forgot the water for over 10 minutes. Why does this restaurant not employ someone to do bread and water???
The entrees (a chicken dish and a scallop dish) had the SAME sauce. . . . a kind of overpowering (I think it was ) curry sauce that could have stripped rust off of steel.
The chicken was just OK. . . . the scallops must have been communing with the salad wedge. . . no taste at all.
If this is supposed to be an upscale restaurant, it has more upscaling to do. If you read the reviews, they are kind of bipolar (maybe that is the problem with the chefs). Do yourself a favor... assume you are going to be on the wrong side of the pole, and go to a different venue. You can thank me later.
Food was wonderful! Sangria, Oysters, mussels,cheese and meat plate, fantastic!
No accommodation for gluten free diet though, they didn’t have gf crackers or bread we could put the cheese on, the gf person who ordered the cheese was expected to just eat the cheese alone. A little odd.
I had the mushrooms as an appetizer. They were nothing special. My husband had the lamb meatballs which were good. He also ordered the octopus which was inedible. I ordered the sea scallops and they were not cooked inside. Our waiter disappeared. The man at the next table was very loud. It was a horrible experience. The manager was very nice. She only had us pay for the bottle of wine. Very disappointing birthday.
Totally overated and mislabled as a spanish tapas restaurant. They have no clue as to what real spanish food is supposed to taste. Worst shrimp al ajillo ever! Nice and friendly staff but have no clue of what is professional level service. Go for the wine tasting only although their wine list is well overpriced.
We live locally and it was our first time at the restaurant. I read mixed reviews prior to booking. Our experience was wonderful. We made reservations. The service was attentive, the food was prepared perfectly- salmon was cooked spot on along with the short ribs, the vegetables were in season, the wine selection was extensive. The prices are comparable to any mid/ range restaurant. We had an appetizer, 2 glasses of wine and meal all for under $100.00 not including the tip.
Do need let the restaurant exterior deceive you. The inside is cozy and inviting. We loved the experience and will be back again.
Took my wife here for our first wedding anniversary. My wife has a food allergy and cannot have any dairy what-so-ever. I called the restaurant ahead of time to let them know and they went above and beyond to accommodate us and went as far as creating a menu for that evening that was completely dairy free . I was very impressed with this establishment from top to bottom. Service was outstanding, food was excellent. I cannot say enough about Michael and the staff, they provide a superb dining experience. We will be going back
Great experience. We had a great tasting meal and wonderful service. It was really cold on Sunday, we waited for our reservation which ran late and wished they got those space heaters going to make us comfortable while waiting. Definitely will go again on a regular night to get more options and not on a night for a set menu.
Excellent service - table was not ready so they gave us each a drink and an appetizer to share in their wine room. Above and beyond. Burger was truly phenomenal and the met time w go back I will have it again. Other entree was filet mignon. Smaller portion, but at least it wasn’t manageable and not a waste. Fantastic meal.
Overall it is a nice place and we enjoyed our meal. However, the service was very slow. Took quite a while to get our 2 drinks once ordered (wine and beer) and the one app/tapas that we ordered took a long time. Everything was slow. Once we got our bill, she took a long time to come back and get it to process. Maybe it was just our server? She was nice but very slow and not overly attentive. Definitely affected our experience. Also thought it was a little pricey for what we got. For these prices, I at least expect quicker and more attentive service to make it a more quality experience.
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