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Michael's Tasting Room

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$$$
Contemporary, Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish
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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, 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
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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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Lovely food, excellent service

My girlfriend and I celebrated a special occasion here on the 24th August 2015. The friendly staff greeted us and let us choose where to sit, before bringing out the champagne I had ordered in advance at the perfect moment! We had a delicious selection of small plates, which is great if you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Sean S
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Chose Michael's Tasting Romm from many sites saying how wounderful it was. What attracted me was the extensive Tapas menu on line. We arrives very attentive servers the perfect table was set up for our Mom's 93rd birthday. So far so goodwe place the drink order, Great French Pinot Noir I asked to make sure they had more than 1... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I celebrated a special occasion here on the 24th August 2015. The friendly staff greeted us and let us choose where to sit, before bringing out the champagne I had ordered in advance at the perfect moment! We had a delicious selection of small plates, which is great if you are vegetarian or traveling with one as... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We heard very good things about this place and it has been well received on trip advisor. Overall we had a good time. We experimented with a number of tapas dishes and our favorites were the stuffed peppers, clams, and the 5 portion cheese board. everyone but me really liked the tuna. We all agreed that the potato dish could... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so enjoy reading of the selections enjoyed by our guests and certainly look forward to having the opportunity of serving you again in the future. Cheers! More 

Anderson, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited for lunch on our 1st visit to St. Augustine. Nothing bad to say, just not enough to recommend. Ambiance is relaxing and pleasant, with soft music in background. Food was good, and good sized portions, but it was good food for a $8-10 per plate, not for a $18-20 per plate restaurant. Would have preferred to visit another place.

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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 feedback following your afternoon spent with us at Michael's Tasting Room, though we are disappointed to read of your review. We strive to use seasonal, fresh and local ingredients and hope that you will try dining with us again in the future so that we may restore your opinion... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My daughter and I, wanting to experiment with new foods, visited Michael's Tasting Room for tapas. We had the cheese plate, prawns, mushroom/goat cheese dip, and croquettes. Our waiter Greg, was very friendly and attentive. I loved all of it, my daughter had thumbs way up for the sea salt prawns and pollo croquettes. The only possible negative I could... More 

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

Thank you so very much for taking a moment out of your day to provide us with your recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read of the selections you and your daughter chose to enjoy and certainly hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the near future. Cheers! More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Michaels is perhaps the foremost fine dining restaurant in town, with fabulous food and an extensive wine list. Spanish fare, available in both tapas and entree portions ... the menu is interesting and unique. It is quite pricey, however, and many of the wines are for either extremely special events or for those who feel price is no object. They... More 

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

Many thanks for your thoughtfully written recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We certainly hope to have the pleasure of serving you and yours for any evening you choose to celebrate for many more years to come. Cheers! More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great small plates, Shrimp are awesome and tasty . Pork was done just right with enough Fat left on and rendered down to add perfect complement to the prepared meat. Portions are just right and the wine list to match your food choices. I really like the idea of getting multiple two ounce glasses of wine. This helps me pick... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking a moment to provide us with your recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so appreciate any and all feedback from our guests and hope to have the pleasure of serving you once again in the near future. Cheers! More 

Trinity, Florida
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We started with wonderful Spanish wine and had several small plates that were all wonderful and finished with delicious desserts. As terrific as the food was, the highlight was Monroe the magician. He performed tricks that we still can't figure out how he did what he did. Justin was a very attentive and friendly waiter. We enjoyed our night!

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

Many thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We so appreciate your acknowledgement of our service and staff and are thrilled to read of your experience while dining with us. Do dine with us again soon as we make routine changes to our menu to reflect what is freshest and in season. Cheers! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Outstanding, hidden behind the main drag of tourist attractions, we came here after walking out of Sangria's horrified but their tacky menu. Thank goodness we did or we would never have found the Tasting room. Great wine menu. Fun friendly and knowledgeable staff. Marinated Manchego and Rack of Lamb was fantastic and if they happen to have the Tres Leches... More 

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

Thank you for your incredibly kind recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room, and for including a photo, too! 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 chose to enjoy. Do dine with us again soon as we make routine changes to our menu to reflect... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Kristi was our server, the chef Frenchie was amazing, the magician made a believer out of us. Over all an amazing evening!

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to learn of your recent experience with us and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. 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 20 to 40
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, 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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