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Michael's Tasting Room

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25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084 (St. George Street)
+1 904-810-2400
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Chef Michael Lugo pushes the limits of traditional culinary expectations...
Chef Michael Lugo pushes the limits of traditional culinary expectations with his skills in presenting and sharing his innovations with mastery that have become a lifelong pursuit and accomplishment. Chef Michael Lugo divides his time in educating guests about cutting-edge cuisine and small production wines, and leading a devoted kitchen team through hands-on examples in the subtleties of a perfect fine-dining experience. He changes his menu seasonally to bring you the most innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients possible. Chef Michael Lugo believes in organic and sustainable ingredients, and uses local or meticulously sourced products throughout. The menus are designed to offer range as well as adventure with overtones of Spanish flavor.
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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Early dinner

We were looking for a place to get an early dinner. We found Michael's and knew we needed to try it. The food was Delicious. The service was excellent service. (Server was Nick) we are still talking about it. Thank you

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Lynn H
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a place to get an early dinner. We found Michael's and knew we needed to try it. The food was Delicious. The service was excellent service. (Server was Nick) we are still talking about it. Thank you

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Greenville, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Took good friends to dinner Sat. Evening at Michael's Tasting Room. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our waitress offered a beverage and we inquired about a Spanish Red. She suggested E, just E, and it was terrific. We started with a sautéed shrimp appetizer and a cheese plate that came with almonds, chorizo sausage, crackers and delicious cheese.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great food (had scallops, shrimp, and potatoes ). Awesome service (wish I could remember the guys name). Beautiful place. Huge selection of wines by the bottle.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I really don't often give 5 stars but this place is worth it. After getting sick of eating the beach bar food and dealing with beach bar crowds on Memorial Day weekend, we found this place in Old Town St. Aug. Cute little place, we sat on the patio in front by the garden which was nice. It was late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had lunch after renewing our vows on our 25th wedding anniversary. they could not have been more accommodating, the food was outstanding and the service was great. We had preordered some apps and one of the people in the party had to leave early, they had the order boxed and ready to go. we could not have been happier!

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Springfield, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We reserved a table at Michael's on Memorial Day...perhaps it was Chef's night off. We lovelovelove tapas, and frequently make and serve a variety of tapas to our own friends at home. So, we eagerly looked forward to this meal, on our last evening in St. Augustine. Too bad for us. We tried the lamb meatballs (very overdone and oversalted);... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Michael’s Tasting Room (MTR) is tucked away on one of the small side streets in St. Augustine, Florida. MTR offers an extensive menu and vine list. The menu consists of a mix of tapas and dinners. The lunch menu is similar to the dinner menu with less choice. The wine list is extensive. MTR offers local wines, wines from many... More 

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Ambience, fabulous service, and food to die 4. Scallops and lamb chops fantastic. Our waiter Jason paired our wines perfectly!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We ended up at Michael's because we left the establishment next door after all four of us got bad "vibes" after being seated at a dirty table. Boy, were we grateful that we did! Everything on the menu sounded so delicious it was difficult to choose. But honestly, there are no bad choices here. Everything from the atmosphere (we sat... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

What an incredible culinary explosion occurred in my mouth this evening. We went to celebrate friends birthdays, And we were all treated as if we were gods and goddesses. The tasting room had immaculate bathrooms. the best silent service I've ever experienced. And the food was fit for a king. It is certainly some place I will be going back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
    (St. George Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-810-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Chef Michael Lugo pushes the limits of traditional culinary expectations with his skills in presenting and sharing his innovations with mastery that have become a lifelong pursuit and accomplishment. Chef Michael Lugo divides his time in educating guests about cutting-edge cuisine and small production wines, and leading a devoted kitchen team through hands-on examples in the subtleties of a perfect fine-dining experience. He changes his menu seasonally to bring you the most innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients possible. Chef Michael Lugo believes in organic and sustainable ingredients, and uses local or meticulously sourced products throughout. The menus are designed to offer range as well as adventure with overtones of Spanish flavor.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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