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25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084 (St. George Street)
+1 904-810-2400
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Simply the Best

Our fourth visit to Michael's Tasting Room and it just gets better and better. Taps are varied and delicious. We had the grilled octopus, tuna. scallops and lamb chops for appetizers. One dish can satisfy two diners for appetizers but more is better, so we had more. The duck breast on the dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Duckman715
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The Villages, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
The Villages, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Our fourth visit to Michael's Tasting Room and it just gets better and better. Taps are varied and delicious. We had the grilled octopus, tuna. scallops and lamb chops for appetizers. One dish can satisfy two diners for appetizers but more is better, so we had more. The duck breast on the dinner entrée was the best duck I have... More 

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

Thank you so, so very much for your absolutely stellar review of Michael's Tasting Room following your recent evening with us. We're thrilled to read that we rank so highly among your dining experiences while in St. Augustine, and to learn of the selections you enjoyed. Certainly we hope to have the opportunity and pleasure of serving you for many... More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Michael's Tasting Room was the perfect venue for the destination rehearsal/family dinner party in St. Augustine. We were anxious to find a place that offered a local vibe combined with great food and it was perfect. The Catering menu features delicacies from the house menu and the White Sangria is the best. The dishes were beautifully prepared, graciously served and... More 

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

Our sincere thanks for your lovely words following your incredibly special evening spent with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We're just thrilled that you and your family were able to spend such a memorable occasion together and are incredibly grateful to have had a hand in it. Thank you for your acknowledgement of our staff, as well as our menu... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Hands down one of the best dining experiences we've had anywhere! Chef Michael and Chef Josh prepared an extraordinary vegetarian Chefs Table Tasting menu for us! Words can't describe how creative and flavorful each dish was. The wine pairings and the service was nothing but stellar. This is a must dine in when visiting St. Augustine. Thank you for making... More 

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

Many, many thanks for your overwhelmingly gracious recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We are absolutely thrilled that both Chef Michael and Josh were able to create a memorable Chef's Table experience and evening for the two of you and so appreciate your kind words. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a special occasion. We only... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

we discovered this restaurant by recommendation of a waiter of another establishment. We asked, if you had a special date, where would you go for dinner? After naming his own restaurant, he said, Michael's Tasting Room. Excellent, food, service! And, they have a good wine list as well.

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

Many, many thanks for your feedback on your recent experience with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We so appreciate your kind words, and are thrilled that we lived up to the recommendation. It would certainly be our pleasure to serve you again in the future. Cheers! More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Michael's Tasting Room is incredibly romantic. The menu offers quite a bit of diversity and the wine list is fantastic! My wife ordered a dish with Tofu and absolutely loved it even though she would normally order chicken or fish. I would suggest that you request a table outside if the temperature is right. The lighting is perfect and they... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your thoughtfully written recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed a romantic evening with us--and to read that she tried something out of the ordinary! Do dine with us again soon as we make routine changes to the menu to reflect what is freshest and in season. Cheers! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Took the girls out for a treat in St. Augustine. We started with the Crispy Calamari - very lightly battered and served with an outstanding garlicky aioli and lemon. Calamari should never be ruined by marinara! It was perfectly tender with a light crust. We also selected the outstanding Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs, which are not your Mom's deviled eggs!... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your overwhelmingly detailed and kind recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room (and for including a photo, too!) We're thrilled to read that you chose to enjoy a number of selections, and that you found the paella to be just as tasty as we do. We truly appreciate your acknowledgement of our staff and hope to... More 

Ocala, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was one of my favorite memories from St. Augustine. The food is outstanding. We had the boiled egg with salmon and gulf shrimp appetizer, soup, diver scallop and steak entree and salted carmel brownie dessert. I have no adequate adjectives to describe how lovely the flavors worked together. Wine was perfect as well. Will be back.

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

Thank you for your overwhelmingly kind recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read that we rank so highly among your dining experiences while in St. Augustine, and are delighted to read of the selections that you chose to enjoy. Do dine with us again soon as we make routine changes to the menu to reflect what is freshest... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The menu changes frequently, but this time we had hot peppers stuffed with goat cheese and stuffed dates for appetizers. Both were wonderful. Nice wine selection and excellent service. We have never been disappointed dining here.

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

Thank you so very much for your incredibly kind feedback. We're thrilled to read of the selections that you chose to enjoy and sincerely appreciate your acknowledgement of our staff, as well as your patronage over the years. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you for many, many more years to come. Cheers! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

In a town which serves 98% overcooked and oversalted fast food it was good to find a restaurant which provided quality food, properly cooked and professionally served (no gushing waiters). The portions are generous for tapas and were all delicious both for my carnivore partner and my non meat eating self.

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

Many, many thanks for your wonderfully kind and thoughtful recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and are thrilled to read that both you and your partner were able to find a number of tapas to enjoy. It would certainly be our pleasure to serve the both of you... More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best appetizers ever..... a spicy small hot pepper stuffed with creamy goat cheese covered in a sweet and tangy sauce.....5 for $10. Utterly fabulous. Followed that with Pisto Manchego...a veggie plate with potatoes......nice but not fabulous. This was while we awaited the paella (30-45 minute wait) for 2. It was overcooked. The rice was not good and... More 

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

Though we're sincerely disappointed to read of your unfortunate review of Michael's Tasting Room we thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We wish that we had been given the chance to remedy the situation regarding the paella during your time with us as there is always a manager nearby. Should you have any further... 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: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?