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15 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55901
+1 507-288-2020
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The "Classic American Restaurant" has been serving quality steaks and...
The "Classic American Restaurant" has been serving quality steaks and fresh and innovative seafood for over 62 years. The "New" Michael's now proudly run by third generation restaurateurs, Michael, George, James, Laurie and Barbara blends a combination of established traditional steakhouse cuisine with current cutting edge foods and new culinary trends to create an ever-evolving dining experience for our guests. This will mean healthier, more organic salads and vegetables, sustainable wild-caught fish and seafood, and a larger selection of prime/high choice, natural and grass fed meats. Enjoy a daily lunch, dinner, a special business meeting or romantic occasion in one of our many warm and inviting dining rooms. Please join our new and longtime patrons who have enjoyed many fond memories over the years as dining guests in our restaurant. Michael's a "New" Classic American Restaurant.
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Good for:
Large groups

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sadly now closed.

An awesome place for lunch, but sadly it closed at the end of 2014. Nights were always busy, piano bar in the past and I never had a steak here I didn't love!! Michaels we will is you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Diane G
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Rochester, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant CLOSED at the end of 2014. Everyone said how good this place was but it is no longer open.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I did not have a favorable experience. Service was terrible, once we were sat nobody came to our table and when we asked for a server it still took another 5 min. And we were one of two tables occupied in the restaurant. When the food arrived the order was incorrect and when reported to the server we got a... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I heard great things about this restaurant and was very disappointed. The food was mediocre at best, the service was terrible and it was pricey.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

An awesome place for lunch, but sadly it closed at the end of 2014. Nights were always busy, piano bar in the past and I never had a steak here I didn't love!! Michaels we will is you.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

closed. overrated, medium fare. I have lived here since early 70s and Michaels has always been medium to poor quality. clinic patients who need food without salt liked it. Apple Bees beats Michaels any day.

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Rochester, MN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Michaels closed at the end of 2014 after many years. There a new development in the works and they may reopen in a different format in the future, stay tuned.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They had great steaks too bad they are closed DMC wants something more opulent it was a great older establishment

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were here three times while visiting the Mayo Clinic. Large menu with several Greek dishes. It is nice but not fancy The restaurant is just outside the small mall so you do have to go outside to get there, it is not accessible from the subways or skyways.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. My family and I have met here as an in-between restaurant for get together's.

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Minnesota
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180 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our last meal of steak and salmon was excellent. The service was excellent. We appreciate the older, more experienced wait staff that you do not get at most restaurants. The restaurant will be re-opening in 1-2 years with a new sleek design. The current building will be knocked down and a new sleeker Michaels will re-open along with other establishments.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-288-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The "Classic American Restaurant" has been serving quality steaks and fresh and innovative seafood for over 62 years. The "New" Michael's now proudly run by third generation restaurateurs, Michael, George, James, Laurie and Barbara blends a combination of established traditional steakhouse cuisine with current cutting edge foods and new culinary trends to create an ever-evolving dining experience for our guests. This will mean healthier, more organic salads and vegetables, sustainable wild-caught fish and seafood, and a larger selection of prime/high choice, natural and grass fed meats. Enjoy a daily lunch, dinner, a special business meeting or romantic occasion in one of our many warm and inviting dining rooms. Please join our new and longtime patrons who have enjoyed many fond memories over the years as dining guests in our restaurant. Michael's a "New" Classic American Restaurant.

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