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“Great Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michael's Tasting Room

Michael's Tasting Room
25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-810-2400
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Ranked #48 of 508 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: St. George Street
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.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant not only has great food, but ambiance was nice as well. It was a beautiful night so we chose to eat on the patio, surrounded by lovely plants with lights hanging above. We ordered clams as our appetizer and a bottle of Pinot Noir to start. While we were waiting the chef stopped by our table and offered assistance in ordering dinner. We chose two different paella dishes. Everything was excellent. Best meal, so of course we had to try one of their three house made desserts, a yummy bread pudding.
Before we left we peeked inside dining room and it was cozy warm and inviting. We definitely recommend eating here. And best yet, prices were reasonable.

Visited April 2015
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Jacksonville
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“Best wine and food bistro in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Friends recommended cellar 6. Wasted money! This is the place for great wine and food! The service is great, especially Kia, my waitress! The restaurant has a great atmosphere and was clean and welcoming.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review, yesterday
Many, many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled you stumbled upon us while in town and even more so that you thought so highly of our wine selections and menu offerings. Do dine with us again soon as we make routine changes to the menu to reflect what is both freshest and in season.

Cheers!
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“Fantastic all the way around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I walked much of the historic center in search of nice place to eat. Drawn in by the outside posted menu we went inside to see if we can get a table. The manager got us seated promptly even without reservation. Our waitress was very friendly, helpful and professional. We took a long time to order as there was a great variety of interesting items on the menu. My wife had the marinated Manchego, which was to die for. She also had gnocchi, hmmmm excellent. I had truffled mushrooms, amazing ! And then a steak with vegetable and truffled fries. All the food was simply amazing and exciting. The wine list is also very well put together with a great selection of different regions and bouquets.
Plus, the restaurant is in a great location and has charming flair and atmosphere. Great decor.
We very much enjoyed our visit and will, should we come through St. Augustine again make a point of dining there once more.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review, yesterday
Many, many thanks for your wonderfully detailed and kind recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so enjoy reading of the selections that are enjoyed and very much appreciate your praise for our wine list--and atmosphere too! Do dine with us again soon as it would be our absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you and your wife once more.

Cheers!
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“Disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Left michaels tasting room with deep disappointment. would not recommend if your on a special vacation

  • Visited April 2015
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St. Augustine, FL
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“We love this restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

St Augustine is a great place for dining out but few places do it as well as Michael's Tasting Room. It is a lovely place with a fun menu. Their food is delicious with an A+ in presentation, and they have an excellent wine list. The bonus is the service! They are professional and friendly. They also have a nice patio for outdoor dining. It's a favorite!!!

Visited April 2015
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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review, yesterday
Thank you so very much for your kind words following your recent evening spent with us at Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to learn that we rank so highly among your dining experiences in St. Augustine and very much appreciate your acknowledgement of both our menu offerings and presentation, as well as our staff and service. It would be our absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Cheers!
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