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“Best Steak Dinner Anywhere!”

Michaels Restaurant
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Ranked #98 of 456 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Southard Street
Description: One of the finest Key West restaurants is nestled among the charming tropical back streets of Key West's Old Town District. Come discover a garden oasis where Chef Michael Wilson and his wife Melanie offer a classic menu with an island twist. Their emphasis on quality and service, coupled with casual island elegance, has established Michaels Restaurant as a favorite of Key West locals and visitors with discriminating dining palates. If you're searching for Key West restaurants, search no further. Treat yourself to a delicious dining experience outdoors in a relaxing Key West garden atmosphere or indoors in one of our two dining rooms. Michaels Restaurant is in Old Town Key West, near the corner of Southard Street- on Margaret Street. "From the first chilled martini to the last sumptuous bite of the warm chocolate volcano, Michaels will delight and satisfy. "
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Reviewed October 10, 2005

We dined at Michael's the last night of our stay in Key West. Most of our top restaurant picks had closed their doors for vacation during our stay, so we were so excited to call and find out that Michael's had just opened their doors that week! We arrived early (around 6:00pm) and were seated immediately outside per our request. This restaurant is as fine dining as you can get in Key West while still "Key West casual." The waiters are much more polished than your typical waiters at other Key West restaurants. We hardly noticed when they serviced our table. Do order the Tropical Martini.. I don't usually drink martini's but this drink (actually two of them) changed my mind! For appetizers, order the Seafood Crepe (The best appetizer I have ever had!) and/or the "House Salad" (not sure correct name, but you'll know what I mean). Both were delicious! For entrees, The cowboy steak (cooked medium, don't insult the chef with well done request!) and the special filet that was stuffed with panchetta, mozzarella and red peppers encrusted with a herb/parmesan crust. Also included were garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. I savored every bite! It was truly the best steak dinner I have ever had... and I have eaten at Morton's! Top it off with the chocolate volcano dessert! Wow! Truly, Truly a wonderful dining experience! Don't miss out on the best restaurant in Key West!

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Reviewed August 2, 2005

We had a fantastic meal here in Sept 04. There were 8 of us and we got to sit in a private room... it looks like it was an old house converted so there are several seperate dining areas. They never seated anyone else in our room- we had fantastic service - and all 8 people enjoyed their food- That never happens! We did have one guy who complained about the price the entire time but he is just cheap and didn't want to splurge for one night. We still talk about that meal and when we go back will definately go there!! Great atmosphere!!

4  Thank bizeliz
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Reviewed July 24, 2005

Best dinner we have had in all the years of coming here!

we had the beef tenderloin and the veal chop - started with the tamotoe and roquefort salad (shared) it was the best meal - service was easy and nonbothersome - restaurant needs new a/c they had fans in the indoor part that they were mving around the room - for the prices it should have been a meat cooler - but it was hot - food made up for it - highly recommend - we found the restauant on tripadvisor - so thanks to the previous reviewers we had an awesome evening!

5  Thank Cormar
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Reviewed June 26, 2005

Had to write a review to encourage anyone who loves steak to make sure you don't miss Michael's in Key West! It was one of the best steaks that we ever had. The setting is great and offers fine dining in a laid back atmosphere that is perfect for the Keys. We both got the signature steak and could not believe how good it was. Also, if you love chocolate, do not miss their famous "chocolate volcano" desert. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly and we had a seat outside and felt like we were dining in a very secluded, romantic spot. Dinner for two with a cheaper bottle of wine and desert came to about $110, but worth every cent. Enjoy!

5  Thank StephanieH042
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Reviewed May 17, 2005

Great price, great setting, quality food. Good wine list. Excellent attentive staff. Wouldn't have known it was there without a recommendation and glad we went. Can eat both inside or out - in a covered courtyard setting. You have to try this place

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