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The Tasting Room

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Spanish, Tapas, Contemporary
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25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084 (St. George Street)
904 . 810 . 2400
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Michael's unique ability push the limits of traditional culinary...
Michael's unique ability push the limits of traditional culinary expectations with his skills in presenting and sharing his innovations with mastery have become a lifelong pursuit and accomplishment. In May of 2014, Michael became owner and executive chef presenting an innovative menu with Spanish flair, an award winning wine list featuring global and boutique wines and special preparations for you and guests at "The Chef's Table". Michael divides his time in educating guests about cutting-edge cuisine and small production wines, leading a devoted kitchen staff by hands-on example in the subtleties of a perfect fine-dining experience. DINNER: Open evenings at 5pm
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Great Tapas

This is one of the best restaurants in at Augustine. We tried some of the tapas along with the wine. The food was exceptional as was the service. Our server, Greg, also recommended we try some tasters of wine before we ordered a glass of wine. The wine menu is extensive and you will need some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Roy E
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West Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Virginia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants in at Augustine. We tried some of the tapas along with the wine. The food was exceptional as was the service. Our server, Greg, also recommended we try some tasters of wine before we ordered a glass of wine. The wine menu is extensive and you will need some guidance from the waiter... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is the best restaurant in St Augustine! my wife and I come here every year and it just keeps getting better and better! Executive chef and owner Michael Lugo and his staff go above and beyond expectations creating the best fine dining experience in St Augustine Fl. Frachot, Greg and Britney great job! See you next year!

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Titusville, Florida
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I love a tapas menu. After enjoying the tapas at Michael’s I’m sure the entrees are equally superb… but how do you ever save enough room?!? Our server, Greg, was the perfect combination of professional and personable. The room is lovely and the tables are not right on top of each other, but close enough to share... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Jennifer was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable of St. Augusing history and fun facts. Loved seeing and tasting locally owned restaurant's fare. Amy was an awesome driver, she and Ben (the horse) made for a very enjoyable tour. Can't wait to book another tour from The Tasting Tour.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My hubby and I come to St. Augustine a few tines a year. We enjoy it very much and as a result we've been to many restaurants in this beautiful town. Hands down Michael's Tasting Room is our favorite! Tonight, Valentine's was no exception, great special menu and prices were worthy the quality! Great service too!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We enjoyed a great light meal in a romantic atmosphere but paid a little too much for the experience.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read that you enjoyed both your meal and ambiance and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon as we've just introduced our new menu this week. Cheers! More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Michaels Tasting Room is my favorite place to have dinner in St Augustine. You cannot beat the creative menu, addictive atmosphere, top notch service and wine selection. There is no place quite like this restaurant and they just keep getting better!

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review

Many, many thanks for your kind recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so appreciate your acknowledgement of our food and wine, our ambiance and professional, attentive staff. Do dine with us again soon as we've just introduced our new menu, offering an array of interesting, delicious choices. Cheers! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is such a great treasure in St Augustine. The food never disappoints. The wine list is extensive-choices for all tastes and budgets. Service also exceptional.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so appreciate your valuable feedback and thank you for your continued patronage and acknowledgement of our professional, attentive staff. Do dine with us again soon as we've just introduced our new menu. Cheers! More 

Cumming, Georgia, USA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a delightful evening here. The waitress enthusiastically answered our questions, offer some specific suggestions that met our interests, and graciously coached us through our first experience with Tapas. The meal was delicious, served in a timely manner, and beautifully presented. Thank you for a lovely experience that was well worth the price. Highly recommended.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review

Many, many thanks for your wonderful recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read that you enjoyed your first experience in tapas with us and so appreciate your kind words on our knowledgeable, professional staff. We certainly hope you will dine with us again soon as it would be our absolute pleasure to serve you. Cheers! More 

High Springs, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We ended up here after too long of a wait at our first choice. Good food and nice atmosphere. Would return.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review

Many thanks for spending your evening with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read that we were able to accommodate you 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: 904 . 810 . 2400

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Michael's unique ability push the limits of traditional culinary expectations with his skills in presenting and sharing his innovations with mastery have become a lifelong pursuit and accomplishment. In May of 2014, Michael became owner and executive chef presenting an innovative menu with Spanish flair, an award winning wine list featuring global and boutique wines and special preparations for you and guests at "The Chef's Table". Michael divides his time in educating guests about cutting-edge cuisine and small production wines, leading a devoted kitchen staff by hands-on example in the subtleties of a perfect fine-dining experience. DINNER: Open evenings at 5pm
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 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
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?