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“Good but not the best!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room
25 Cuna St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
9048102400
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Ranked #104 of 484 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: St. George Street
Description: We change our 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.
Daytona Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good but not the best!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We came here for dinner and I have to be honest, the food was good, but way overpriced. I had the "octopus", if you can even call it "octopus", it was more an octopus arm on a piece of lettuce and some olives and my partner had a steak with potatoes, nothing special, very average food, definitely not worth the price. We won't be coming back. We were hungry after 30 minutes :(

  • Visited November 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write of your experience while dining with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We're disappointed to hear that both you and your partner left feeling unsatisfied as we certainly would have liked to have had the chance to remedy the situation that evening. Do feel free to contact us if you have further comments and we surely hope you will try dining with us again in the future.

Cheers!

(904) 810-2400
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English first
Brunswick, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Flavor explosion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Such a great time here. Food is exquisite. Drinks were unbelievable and such wonderful ambiance in there. Worth the money and I am not a huge fan of "fine dining" but this was an experience that I will surely remember.

Visited November 2014
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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you so very much for your kind words, we're thrilled that Michael's Tasting Room ranked so highly among your dining experiences while in St. Augustine. Do visit us again soon as our menu is constantly changing to reflect what is in season.

Cheers!
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing experience! Highly recommend it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Had dinner here recently and it was absolutely fantastic. Food was exquisite. Service top notch. Wine was fabulous. Staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Will certainly be back for another amazing evening

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind feedback regarding your recent experience while dining at Michael's Tasting Room, as well as for aknowledging the professionalism of our wonderful staff. We certainly appreciate your recommendation and will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Cheers!
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Romantic dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

First time dining at The tasting room and what a pleasant experience it was. They have a great selection of wines and per our request Greg recommended a wonderful bottle of spanish red. We asked our server Jason to pick tapas for us, mentioning that we are pescatarians. The food was cooked to perfection! We tried beet salad, shrimp, olives with marcona almonds, peppers stuffed with goat cheese, snapper with brussel sprouts and everything was delicious. Many compliments to the chef.
Jason did a fantastic job, at no point we felt overwhelmed or wondering where out food was, the service was spot on, personable, attentive but not annoying.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Many, many thanks for your incredibly kind recommendation regarding your recent evening spent with us at Michael's Tasting Room. The snapper and brussels sprouts is a lovely dish and we're thrilled you found it to be as tasty as we do. Thank you also for aknowledging the professionalism and attentiveness of both Greg and Jason, we certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to you dining with us again soon.

Cheers!
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“Want delicious food and wine? Eat HERE! Yummm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Great way to end the night! All of our 7 different plates we ordered was absolutely delicious (4 people who like to eat), we had to order more. Food presentation, taste and freshness was definitely on point. Our service was fantastic! Our waiter Greg was like a Ninja with filling all our drinks, removing empty plates and bringing in more delicious food. The wine was was delicious and paired great with what we ate thanks to Greg's suggestions. Very knowledgable regarding wine pairings. Environment was beautifully classy and clean, including the bathroom. The restaurant was a bit empty to my surprise, but then again it was a Sunday night. I think this restaurant should be filled with plenty of hungry people because I've been there plenty of times and have never had a bad experience regarding service or food. I'm a huge critic in reference to service and food and I can definitely say this is a great place to eat delicious food and wine. My husband and I even went back the next day for more.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheTastingRoom, Manager at The Tasting Room, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your truly kind review of your and your group's recent evening spent with us at Michael's Tasting Room. It is so appreciated that you took the time to acknowledge our staff and found your service as excellent as we strive for it to be. We look forward to you spending many more evenings with us in the near future.

Cheers!
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