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Michael's Tasting Room

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Contemporary, Seafood, Spanish
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25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084 (St. George Street)
+1 904-810-2400
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Yummy

Everything was made fresh and the flavors were fantastic. I had the skirt steak which was tender and flavorful. It came with yuca which I enjoyed, my first time ever trying yuca. Relaxing pace good wine list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AnnaB10
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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189 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really disappointed! First, few "tapas" were offered. Then they arrived and were both cold (the lime/corn as well as the flatbreads) and not very special. We were not offered small wines for tasting, just "What can I get you to drink?" Expensive and not at all worth it. The advertised musician sang out in the patio area so could not... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was made fresh and the flavors were fantastic. I had the skirt steak which was tender and flavorful. It came with yuca which I enjoyed, my first time ever trying yuca. Relaxing pace good wine list.

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Thank AnnaB10
TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words following your evening spent with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read that we ranked so highly among your dining experiences while in St. Augustine and certainly hope to have the opportunity of serving you many times over. Cheers! More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner a few nights ago...enjoyed it. Lamb flatbread appetizer was very good, and the moroccan spiced pork chop was outstanding, cooked perfectly. A good wine selection (wine and beer only). The only disappointment was the street corn appetizer...good seasoning, but it wasn't fresh corn - previously frozen with seasoning sprinkled on, which was very surprising given the fresh ingredients... More 

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to provide us with your experience following your evening spent with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We so enjoy to read of the selections enjoyed by our guests and very much appreciate your opinions and feedback. Cheers! More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Michae's Tasting room with a large group for a friends birthday. We had a private dining room for our large group. Our sever was very patient and professional with our large group. He was able to recommend foods and wines that we would enjoy. I had the shrimp small plate which was delicious and then had the... More 

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

We're thrilled to read of your evening spent in our Private Red Room at Michael's Tasting Room. Thank you for your acknowledgement of our service and staff and for your very kind words. Do dine with us again soon as we make routine changes to our menu to reflect what is freshest and in season. Cheers! More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had to take a minute and rave about one of my favorite places to eat in St. Augustine. Michael's is always a nice and relaxing environment, with an amazing wine list and even better menu (the terrine in my fav!). You can have small plate or full entree and not be disappointed! Try the sea salt brownie!!! The service... More 

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words following your evening at Michael's Tasting Room, and even more so for choosing to celebrate such a special time with us. Certainly we hope to have the opportunity of serving you and your friends for many more years to come. Cheers! More 

nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BISON SHORT RIBS are LEAN and BEST YOU'VE EVER HAD, SEA SCALLOPS and SALMON COOKED to PERFECTION, DUCK BREAST too? Yes! It's ALL PERFECT even the BREAD. Nice big wine glasses, FRESHLY OPENED WINES by the glass. As excellent as my top 10 meals EVER, ANYWHERE (even Florence Italy). No actual sit down restaurant in St Augustine will cost less... More 

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2 Thank 4gullys
TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Goodness, where to begin. We have never received a review like yours, ever. Your kindness and attention to detail is incredible. We cannot begin to thank you for taking such time to provide us, and our audience, with your overwhelmingly thorough recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We would love nothing more than to have the absolute pleasure of serving you... More 

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Michael's Tasting Room. The fish special was delicious and the short ribs were tender with a wonderful sauce. Our waiter, Dave, was so helpful in recommending excellent wines to pair with our dinners. Top-notch service and lovely atmosphere made this a great evening. Deserts were fantastic, especially the brownie and creme brûlée. We will... More 

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3 Thank Kathi K
TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words following your evening spent with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We strive to provide an exceptional experience to each of our guests and we so appreciate your recognition of our staff and their professionalism. It would be nothing short of our pleasure to serve you again during your next visit to St. Augustine. Cheers! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé and I went to Michael's Tasting Room on 1/9/16 to celebrate our anniversary. Our waiter was incredibly friendly and attentive. We tried both of the sangrias (he had the red and I had the white) and they were both delicious. We decided to get a small plate and an entree to share as we had eaten a lot... More 

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3 Thank Alexandra J
TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Our sincere thanks for choosing to spend such a special evening with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We so enjoy to read of the selections enjoyed by our guests and truly appreciate the high marks for the attentiveness and professionalism of our staff. Certainly we'll look forward to having the opportunity of serving you and your family and friends soon.... More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tasting room was a great name because it is just a large room. The voices carry and it can get loud. The pork sliders were very tasty and I wished they had more pork belly on them. The braised buffalo short ribs were by the far the best dish at the table and was is the reason you should... More 

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1 Thank Tj W
TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking a moment to provide us with your experience following your evening at Michael's Tasting Room. Though we're certainly pleased to read of the attentiveness of your service we are disappointed to read of your feedback on some of the dishes you and your party chose to enjoy. Do dine with us again soon as we make... More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Michael's Tasting Room for a romantic evening with my wife after hearing several recommendations from friends. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with a warm welcome. Our server Jason was prompt and extremely knowledgeable about the menus. He recommends the tuna cruda and goat cheese terrine for starters with a nice white Spanish... More 

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2 Thank James S
TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Our sincere thanks for your lovely recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read of the selections you and your wife chose to enjoy, and sincerely appreciate your acknowledgement of the attentiveness and professionalism of our staff and service. Cheers! 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 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Seafood, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings

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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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