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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

Michael's Tasting Room Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (50)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Special Occasion (40)
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Notable Wine List (40)
Romantic (39)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Tapas (32)
Tasting Menu (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Cozy (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Authentic (18)
Casual (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Late-night Find (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food, great ambiance and the staff was friendly and quick. Fantastic place to start our honeymoon!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner at Michael's outstanding. Our server was excellent without being overbearing. There are certainly a lot of options in St Augustine, and we will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Our service and entrees were disappointing. The small plates were lovely, but the rest of the experience was really negative.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Organic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always Excellent!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Organic, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have our annual dinner meeting here and it never disappoints! The service is fantastic, the food is always wonderful and they know how to handle large groups.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

As always, Michael's Tasting Room was great across the boards. Service, food, atmosphere, wine list, etc... ...I could go on and on. Star, our server, was a Star as well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our dinner was great and the service was excellent. It was the perfect relaxing evening to celebrate our new marriage together.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Pleasant ambiance. Food was a bit salty and overpriced.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We feel we paid too much for we had. Sure it was nice, but $150. 00 for a taste of wine pairing on top of $75.00 per plate? Come on! The killer was a 20% service charge. Never again.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Big disappointment, sadly. We tried many of the small plates, all were just mediocre, nothing special at all. I had high hopes due to all the great reviews, oh well - maybe was an off night idk.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is a long-standing favorite for us. Michael Lugo s likely the best chef in our little town and the food is consistently good. Everyone we've sent there has enjoyed it as well. There's lot of interesting dishes and the wine list rocks!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beyond my expectations!!!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service was excellent. Very nice atmosphere. The whole dining experience was very nice. Will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

All the food we had was delicious! The only downside was the slow service. We will definitely eat there again next time we're in St Augustine

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a terrific dinner on Christmas Eve. A great find!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, wonderful service. Fantastic wine list. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful tapas menu and extensive wine list. It was the perfect place for us to have a quiet celebration of our anniversary.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Were seating outside even though we asked to be seated inside because there were plenty of tables inside available. Fiancé ordered the grilled chicken and it was extremely under cooked (bleeding). Server was friendly but will disappear every time we had a request

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Small plates were the best. Entree portions were small.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Menu has a really nice selection and the wine list is extensive. The food was cooked to perfection. Service was good. My only complaint is that I wanted a cappuccino and the machine was down. So I asked for a decaf coffee, and the waiter said they didn't have any. Never heard of such a thing. I felt like they wanted to clear the table.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic service. David our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Good was great. We focused on the small plates and really enjoyed the pork skewers and the goat cheese. Wonderful and plentiful sangria. Finally the restaurant has a cozy romantic atmosphere but remains family friendly. A good choice in the old city.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very favorite Place to eat on occasion. Extensive wine list. Great Small plate offerings. They had changed up to a winter menu during this visit. Was not as fond of the Main offerings and was slightly disappointed with it to be honest. The menu is limited but everything is very good and well prepared. The service was very good and our server was polite and friendly and came back to check a few times to fill wine and give service. One of our favorite places. Need more main menu offerings please.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service were outstanding!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary over Christmas and enjoyed the food and great service. Very memorable!!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Hostess had an attitude! Server didn’t write down our order (party of five) and one person in or party didn’t get their salad, the servers response “orders come out if the kitchen as they are prepared!” Translation, he didn’t write anything down, so he never placed the order. One person in our party did not get their appetizer, the servers response “Oh it didn’t come out?” Translation “He never placed the order.” One person in our party did not get their entree, when it arrived (Scallops, arrived 10 minutes later!) was room temperature. No apologizes from our server! When he presented our check he said “Oh, I removed the appetizer from your bill.” He said it like he was doing us a favor, our response “. “Thank you for not charging us for something we did not receive!” The restraint offered us no compensation for all the servers mistakes. We will never dine here again, definitely over rated!!!! Beware!!!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The only complaint I have is that we tried to arrive early and our table wasn’t ready for the reservation and ended up not being ready until 20 minutes after our reserved time.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Had friends in from Denver and wanted to show them one of the Gems of St. Augustine. They were not disappointed. I have dined here multiple times and have always been amazed. I am a bit of a service snob and have always been very impressed. Everyone needs to experience Michael's Tasting Room!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was exceptional and it’s the only place in St Augustine that has good tasting water. This was easily the best meal we had while in St Augustine and we dined at some great restaurants. Their salmon entree is THE BEST salmon I’ve ever had.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food and service was absolutely wonderful! We will recommend this to our friends and family.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food and wine was outstanding. My favorite was a salmon purée appetizer and also the scallops entree. Everything was cooked to perfection. Service was very prompt. We will definitely return

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We always go to this restaurant when in st Augustine and never get disappointed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and food, everything was so fresh and tasty.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The ambiance where we sat was not great. There may be better areas outside. The food was good, some items were great. Lamb meatballs seemed overdone. Generally good.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Dined alone on the small patio. Delicious food and wine pairing. Watched the world go by. Dining alone is not my favorite but the small outside table was perfect. My food was wonderful and I was content even solo.
Could have eaten a whole tray of the salmon mousse amuse bouche!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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