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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 - 9:00 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, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, 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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    Very good
  • 11
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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
Phenomenal experience

Amazing food, amazing service, great Spanish wine list. Started off with the manchego cheese with marcona almonds and cherries as well as the clams in white wine with chorizo. Both were fantastic. My dude had the hanger steak with chimichurri and I had the scallop dish with grits and Brussel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Nicole S
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing food, amazing service, great Spanish wine list. Started off with the manchego cheese with marcona almonds and cherries as well as the clams in white wine with chorizo. Both were fantastic. My dude had the hanger steak with chimichurri and I had the scallop dish with grits and Brussel sprouts. Holy Moses. Both were absolutely incredible. I wish I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food is spectacular. The service was crisp and attentive. The atmosphere was pleasant, but friendly. If you are expecting very quiet one on one, don't, but it is nice.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words and recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Since this is our favorite restaurant in town, we were of course going to have them cater our party. Michael and Stephanie worked with us to set up a lovely menu. The day of the party, he and his staff set up in our kitchen and made an exceptional array of tapas as well as entrees and dessert. Everything was... More 

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

Our sincere thanks for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful celebration in your home. As always it is nothing short of our absolute pleasure to work with you and we look forward to serving you for many, many more years to come. Cheers! More 

Alameda, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am so happy my husband and I found Michael’s Tasting Room. From the moment we contacted Stephanie to inquire about having our Wedding rehearsal dinner and Post-wedding Brunch there, to the moment we left the restaurant, we had a really wonderful experience. Stephanie was fantastic to work with, and since (at the time that we booked the restaurant for... More 

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

Many, many thanks for your lovely recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're truly grateful to have had the opportunity to play a part in your incredibly special weekend and only hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the near future. Cheers! More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are visiting St. Augustine and fail to eat at Michael's Tasting Room, you've made a big mistake. Outstanding cuisine (Michael and Matthieu in the kitchen!), fabulous wine list, and a lovely courtyard. Have the pork belly!! Ed

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

Thank you so very much for taking a moment to provide us with your 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 hope to have the pleasure of serving you for many more years to come. Cheers! More 

Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was recommended at the hotel. Has the best wine list that I ever seen. The food was wonderful, all made from scratch and local. Service was very good. I will go back. The cheese plate is the best!!!

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

Many thanks for taking a moment to provide us with your recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read that you enjoyed a number of items from our menu and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. Cheers! More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were in Town looking for a place to celebrate a future event and though this restaurant would be the best spot to host few friends for dinner. Upon our arrival at 7:30pm we stood at the host stand for more the 5 minutes waiting for someone to acknowledge us. Finally a Manager came to us and said that the... More 

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

We're terribly disappointed to read your review of Michael's Tasting Room as we unfortunately have a different understanding of the evening's conversation. We are always happy to accommodate children as there were multiple children dining with their parents at the time you arrived. We do recommend reservations though they are not always necessary. There were however multiple reservations that evening,... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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125 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Came here on Saturday night for dinner with friends. We loved the tapas style of the restaurant, so the three of us ordered 6 tapas and got dessert and shared everything. A few comments: 1) Absolutely order the Truffle Mushrooms. It is to DIE for. The sauce is creamy and rich and the truffle essence with the mushrooms is a... More 

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

Our sincere thanks for taking a moment out of your day to provide us with your recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so love to read of the selections enjoyed by our guests and will certainly look forward to having the pleasure of serving you again very soon. Cheers! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We’ve taken several long weekend trips to St. Augustine over the years and had many fine meals. But our dinner at the Tasting Room on July 4th was the best meal I can recall. There were six of us and we decided to just order a lot of tapas to share. What a good decision on our part; everything was... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your incredibly kind and detailed recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read of all the selections you and your group enjoyed and very much appreciate your acknowledgement of our service and staff. Do dine with us again soon as we make routine changes to our menu to reflect what is freshest and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visited for the first time, back in 2012. Made it a point to come back at least once a year since! Food's excellent, if modestly portioned. The atmosphere has a mysterious cosmopolitain vibe, like something from a cool old movie. The entertainment, though, is my favorite part. Their tableside performers are the best. Not like other places, that blast music... More 

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

Many thanks for taking a moment to provide us with your lovely recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so appreciate your patronage over the years and hope to have the pleasure of serving you for many more to come. Cheers! More 

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Additional Information about Michael's Tasting Room

Address: 25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-810-2400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
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
Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

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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 $20 to $35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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