Michael's of Brooklyn

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378 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Family owned and operated since 1964, Michael’s of Brooklyn offers three generations of pride and excellence at our restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Loyal customers visit from near and far to enjoy generations-old family recipes, lovingly handed down as a legacy of Italian tradition.

So come and join us as we celebrate the tastes of Italy in our elegantly appointed dining room. From delicious warm and cold antipasti and tantalizing pasta creations…to delectable seafood, veal and poultry entrees… tempting desserts, too. All served to you by a warm and friendly staff. Visit us today and find out why Michael’s has been a Brooklyn institution for nearly half a century.
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DG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michaels of Brooklyn is by far the best restaurant I ever went to. The food was better than I could ever imagine! The service was superb. I highly recommend this place to anyone who will listen!

E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the food and service were sensational. I’ve been dining her with family and friends for over 40 years. I’m Italian and this food would make my mother and grandmother proud. Gerry is one of our favorite servers always smiling and making us feel at home.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! The food is excellent, and the service is the best around.

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was wonderful, from the delicious food to the outstanding service. Love this place!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with delicious food and excellent service. Michaels never disappoints!

AV
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and so was the service. Would recommend to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and insanely good service

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service and the food was delicious. They have a wide array of menu options.

K
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband is from Brooklyn but in all his years never went to this restaurant. So finally we made our way. It was fabulous. Servers very friendly and helpful. From hot antipasto to main dishes nothing to complain about. We will go back.

CC
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Michael's is consistently excellent. From the delicious bread basket and antipasto to the appetizers, entrees and desserts, you can't go wrong from anything on the menu!! Service is always excellent too. Michael's is one of the best!!

T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Michaels for a birthday dinner. Really classic, perfectly cooked Italian food. The service was fantastic - and it was very busy night. I can't wait to return!

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Couldn't walt to try this iconic venue and after a 90 minute ride from central NJ, we arrived promptly for our reservation only to be told there was a little wait which turned into a 40 minute wait. We had a table on top of the bar where there was constant in and out traffic. Our waiter took drink orders and forget one drink. Appetizers came out quickly and were unimpressive for the price. Our meals took almost an hour with not one person checking to see if we needed water or another drink. When someone from the kitchen came to us to say there was a problem in the kitchen, we were ready to leave. All in all, one of the most underwhelming, overpriced restaurants I'd ever experienced. You'd do better at your local pizzeria! And at one quarter of the cost.

PD
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food , great service, very friendly staff

MA
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Great food. Great service. Authentic Italian restaurant right in Brooklyn.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Very expensive.

DT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Michael’s before and I always leave there with a smile on my face. The food is very good and the staff is very pleasant.

PE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Once again, as is my tradition, I ate at Michael's to celebrate my birthday. I had a scrumptious meal of: lentil soup with pasta, veal ossobucco (served with potatoes, carrots and risotto), and warm chocolate cake (served with berries and whipped cream). The veal was soft and tender - falling off the bone. The chocolate cake was decadent and worth the 12 minute prep-time wait. The meal, as always, is memorable and wonderful - and that's why I keep going back to Michael's each year.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Italian restaurant, and the service is impeccable. Every dish was good. The prices are not crazy either. And they know their clientele. If you've been their before they know it ! And one of the guys will even remember the drink you ordered !

MI
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I gave it a shot and we were so impressed! Love it and I will return again!

JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and great food, never fails!!

KC
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found Michael’s after a wake a couple of weeks back and has quickly become our new favorite Italian restaurant. Food and service are amazing. Piano music is a perfect added touch!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service.

JJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I visit the city, I try to dine here. Celebrated a bday with family & the staff went out of their way to make it so special. Food was excellent as always.

PM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael's of Brooklyn is a great restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn. We have been going there for many years as well as having several events there. Never a problem and everything is first class.

AG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Pappardella bolognese was to sweet and the actual pasta is the size of ravioli the lasagna was soaked with sauce could hardly recognize it was lasagna this place is usually very consistent maybe a bad day

f
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall good meal. Nice setting, even though a bit of a blast from the past in terms of decor. The pasta cacio e pepe was just wrong. Tasty, but totally NOT cacio e pepe. Appeared to have been made with mozzarella since it was strangely gooey/stringy like melted mozzarella though the only cheese that should be used is pecorino. Steak was very good as were sides. Server was excellent.

SS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was by far the Best I have had in a very long time.
Loved the restaurant and will return very soon.

MT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Without a doubt this restaurant is worth waiting for a table but get a reservation ahead of time - it's worth it. The food is well presented and served to perfection. Enzo is a great associate, attentive and efficient at the same time. This location is great for a date night, celebration or just treating yourself to a well deserved evening out. Enjoy!

KM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite restaurant! I have been coming here for a few years and nothing else compares in the entire borough.

L
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything, from the beginning to the end of dinner. On this occasion, we were a party of 4 and dined midweek. Our waiter was Enzo, who I can’t say enough good things about. He is so professional and genuinely a nice person. We have been dining there for years and will continue to do so.

JF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I made the mistake of ordering the Lobster Ravioli special instead of one of their regular items. The pasta was so thick and the filling was so lame. I bit on three shells. I am pretty made at myself for not sending it back. I also felt out of place since it was pretty dressy. We had no idea we are from Florida I wish the reservation had said people tend to dress up for this white table cloth experience and also having a sign when you walk in no Tank Tops and no sport shorts would be more professional to post in the reservation on open table I thought that was tacky. The waiter delivered the food. No fresh Parmesan and I was hungry so started eating. five minutes later he came up and said do you want fresh parm. He went and got it but stopped and chatted with a co-worker for minutes before bringing it to me. Biting on Lobster shells in my too thick not enough lobster ravioli was a huge drag. My name is Julia Fontera if the restaurant wants to contact me.

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Working at Downstate Med School for many years new, I have dined at Michael's a few time a year. It has become a place where I would bring old friends and retired colleagues to. In my opinion, this is a restaurant that has excellent food, long tradition and pride. I have eaten all around the world traveling for business meeting and with family, I definitely consider myself know a thing or two about excellent food with its presentation, its qualities and its flavor!
For a recent visit, a former medical student came to visit after more than 20 yrs- an occasion that called for special attention and celebration. I brought him to Michael's. For lunch, we shared a rack of lamb on a bed of fava bean paste and a seafood plater for two people. The latter consisted of mussels, shrimps/pawns, scallops and clams. Both were presented with elegance and abundance. The meat was cooked to med/rare as we ordered, and the seafood was very very delicious too. When made reservation at "OpenTable", I put in the note requesting a dessert to celebrate the reunion. At the end of the meal, we were brought in a plate of a portion of chocolate mousse cake with shaves of dark chocolate, raspberries and cream to accompany our cappuccino. That was one of the best chocolate cake, and a great way to end a happy meeting.
My usual favorites are the eggplant rollatini, gnocchi, and crab avocado salad! Michael's is one of the top restaurants that has both tradition and reputation. It is located in Marine Park- it is another precious gem for those of us who takes pride in Brooklyn.

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best service and top notch food. 55 years of excellence and many generations of enjoyment.

h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

consistent great food and service for years.
Michaels is a spot for any occasion they really do a great job!

l
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and service, very noisy and cramped

M
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael’s Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Brooklyn for a casual lunch, or dinner, or for formal dinners or parties. The level of service is always excellent as Michael and Freddy walk around the dining room to make sure your dining experience is memorable. You will always want to go back again and again and again.

GM
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Michael's of Brooklyn for dinner for our 40th Wedding Anniversary. As always, we were greeted, served, wined and dined by the staff. Our food matched the occasion, homemade ravioli, chicken cardinale for my boyfriend and surf and turf for myself....dessert came by way of our waiter singing "Happy Anniversary"......a great time was had by the loving couple. PS we even brought home pastries for the family....

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Micheal’s is the best kept secret in Brooklyn. Truly the freshest home cooked Italian meal in Brooklyn

CA
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MY WIFE AND I ARE FREQUENT DINERS AT THIS SPECIAL DINING VENUE. YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE BEGINS WITH A DIFFICULT CHOICE-----WHAT DO YOU SELECT FROM A REASONABLY
PRICED, EXTENSIVE MENU OF REGULAR AND SPECIAL OFFERINGS, OF DIVERSE AND TEMPTING STARTERS AND MAINS? ALL ARE CONSISTENTLY WELL PREPARED AND DELICIOUS.

OUR RECENT PARTY OF FOUR ENJOYED MICHAEL'S SALAD, EGGPLANT ROLLATINA, VEAL CHOP PARM, REGULAR VEAL CHOP, LOBSTER TAILS ARRABIATA (AS REQUESTED), AND SHRIMP SCAMPI.

THE HOSTS AND THEIR STAFF ARE PLEASANT, ACCOMMODATING AND EFFICIENT.

THE SOLE NEGATIVE: MICHAEL'S, AS MOST RESTAURANTS, DOES NOT OFFER A SINGLE, SUGAR FREE OR NO SUGAR ADDED DESSERT. WHY NOT?

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