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About Michaels Restaurant
One of the finest Key West restaurants is nestled among the charming tropical back streets of
Key West's Old Town District. Come discover a garden oasis where Chef Michael Wilson
and his wife Melanie offer a classic menu with an island twist. Their emphasis on
quality and service, coupled with casual island elegance, has established
Michaels Restaurant as a favorite of Key West locals
and visitors with discriminating dining palates.
If you're searching for Key West restaurants, search no further. Treat yourself to a delicious dining experience outdoors in a relaxing Key West garden atmosphere or indoors in one of our two dining rooms. Michaels Restaurant is in Old Town Key West,
near the corner of Southard Street- on Margaret Street.
"From the first chilled martini to the last sumptuous bite of the
warm chocolate volcano, Michaels will delight and satisfy. "
Key West, FL 33040
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Requests for specific tables will be honored on a first come first serve basis. If a specific table is a necessity please feel free to call us at 305-295-1300 after 3:30pm.
$31 to $50
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Michaels can cater any event from 20 to 200! You can expect our same attention to detail and excellence that you get when you dine with us! Let us make your special occasions out of this world!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Michaels Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We were visiting Key West for my husbands 40th and someone suggested this restaurant. The location was lovely, we sat outside and the weather was perfect. I ordered the Veal and my husband the Strip. The food was good but wasn't great - and we really wanted it to be great because we had a tough time finding a place in the area that wasn't just fancy bar food (which don't get me wrong we are TOTALLY fine with, but wanted one really yummy special occasion dinner while visiting). The drinks were expensive considering that every other bar served the same mojito for $5 less. I don't mean to sound like we didn't enjoy ourselves, because we did - but it didn't live up to the hype. Our server was great, the timing of the meal with the salads and starters was perfect, we didn't feel rushed at all. If we visit Key West again, we won't go back - we will try someplace new.
Let me start with a disclaimer. I am from Pittsburgh where fine dining is always on point. Food and service is excellent every time. I bragged to my friend from Toronto about Michael's from my visit several years ago. I had three friends with me. We were sat thirty minutes late. When I had a discussion with the owner about the wait in order to give her personal feedback (instead of online and far too late about it) she said I was condescending and loud (as I learn from her my voice carries...guarantee I never raised my voice). I was trying to tell her to be up front on how she could have made things right...which she eventually said I was going to give you free desserts. We didn't want them.I returned to the table and my friends ask why I was talking to my "friend" so long as they all witnessed it. I didn't want compensation. I ask just to make my friend from Toronto feel special. He ordered steak medium rare and got medium well. I tried to have another conversation and she was not only not open to listening to me she had her chef/husband (understand he would come to her defense which is respectable) and another friend verbally attack me outside the restaurant and would not listen to anything I would say...stating that I was yelling. I was not. Friends beside the conversation did not hear anything I said...as I "yelled" at her. I never felt more disrespected at a restaurant. Food for two out of four was good; cold or overcooked for two. The server did his best, however, at this point his mood was flat the remainder of the evening.This restaurant is the greatest fall from grace I have ever experienced. And honestly the owner doesn't care about what you have to say. She only cared about her reputation as should would sit with me inside her restaurant to have that conversation. Well...to be blunt....it was terrible for fine dining. Now...it doesn't matter ...none us will ever go back. You may catch her on a good night, but that's a gamble you will have to take.
Drinks were slow coming and being ordered.
Lots of waiting starting out. Evening got better as night emptied out customers. Food was good.
Expensive for the service. Has lost ambiance. Lights bright music more the helps taste. I will keep going back because of the many good times there.
Quaint, quiet location in Key West; great ambiance inside and out. Service was excellent and staff friendly n gregarious and helpful. Great memu options although my wife and I thought the entrees would be helped with a bit more bold seasoning. Overall a very good experience, highly recommended.
I was impressed the hostess remembered me from prior visits and accommodated my seating preference which I had requested when making the reservationvation. The food was excellent and innovative. Strangely the large and small portions of fish looked identical except for the size of the plate
All the food was exceptional including the deserts. The ambiance is exceptional at all outdoor seating and the noise level in the rear outdoor room is at whisper level. All in all MichEls is my favorite Key West restaurant
Ordered the Porterhouse steak. Steak was ice cold, overcooked. I asked for the manager and he came over and was not very friendly and his customer service skills were non existent. The restaurant was not busy and to serve food ice cold that cost $49.00 for a steak was unacceptable.
Will never go back due to the way the manager handled the situation.
Michaels has always been our go to spot. We stopped in for our anniversary and were expecting the same wonderful experience. Unfortunately, we had a lengthy wait for our food. One of the dinners was completely wrong and two of the steaks were well done instead of medium. Maybe it was just an off night but with so many other restaurants to try
We'll have to give a few others a go.
Well, my girlfriends and I spend 10 days in Key West every year. Our last night we eat out. We had been gong to the same pace for years but found Michaels on Google, and tok on line The food was reasonable priced and really good. The cocktails were way to pricey for us. The service was excellent. Thank you.
Had not been here for a few years, but walking by in the morning we noticed that they had half portions of many of their entrees. Since we were leaving Key West the next morning, we knew we could not take any leftovers with us so the half portion option was appealing. Food was okay--nothing spectular, but nothing terrible. Seems like Michael's is just "tired" so to speak. Service, on the other hand was top notch. Waitress was Brittani I believe and since server's tips are dependent on how much food is ordered, I expected her to "push" us to order larger quantities of food then we wanted. Exactly the opposite. She was pleasant and even encourage us to order just soup and a half portion of an entree as we could only get last minute reservations for 5:30. For that alone I would consider going back on our next visit to Key West. However, I would say there are other options in Key West where I would opt to go.
Very pleasant atmosphere; nice service; interesting and appealing choices on the menu. I ordered a 14 oz Cajun-seasoned ribeye cooked medium and it was the toughest ribeye I can ever remember - didn't stop me from eating it all. But, that would keep me from going back.
Visiting Key West for first time. While sitting in Sloppys with my bride I surfed the net for a fine dining restaurant. Found several but decided on Michaels.
Walked up from Duval and was greeted and welcomed by staff. I did not have a reservation. Sat outside. We had snapper and steak, cooked to perfection.
Staff were attentive and friendly.
A little pricey but I would still recommend Michaels to anybody visiting Key West!
The staff of the place we were staying suggested the restaurant as it was just around the corner, The restaurant had a very nice outdoor seating area, with a bar, we chose to sit inside, it was fairly quiet, and a nice atmosphere for a date or romantic dinner, Our server was very friendly and informative regarding the restaurant and menu suggestions. We actually didn't drink alcohol on this occasion..Rare for us, but Michaels was a Nice reprieve from the Craziness that is duval st. THe food did take a bit long to come to the table but was Very good and prepared as we requested. I would definitely recommend Michaels to anyone who wants a nice fairly quiet restaurant with good food in key west.
We were on vacation and had the opportunity to try various places in Key West and after looking at others we chose Michael's based on the web site and location. After our dining experience we decided we absolutely made the right decision! We will definitely return there when we are back in KW. The food and service were very good and the ambiance was very pleasant as well. Great selection!
We’ve been to Michaels many times over the years and a dinner there is always a wonderful experience. This time we took some old friends (from a town noted for excellent restaurants) and they were impressed. The new menu combines both reliable standards with some exciting new choices and provides a smaller portion option for most things which means both big eaters and light eaters can enjoy a meal at Michaels!
Friends told us about Michaels and that they had small plates for a more reasonably priced dining experience. It's important to have a reservation and the restaurant was good about changing ours by a half hour even though OpenTable showed no availability for half an hour later. We saw two sets of diners turned away (and two accepted who hadn't booked in advanced, so you can TRY). The portions are small but the Mahi w/ Bananas was a creative and delicious offering and my husband LOVED his shrimp w/ sundried tomatoes over noodles.
Wine by the glass is expensive and my husband was dismayed that the waitress walked off with his last sip of the Chardonnay he hadn't yet finished. The service was okay; friendly enough, but a bit slow on both drinks and food.
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