Michael's of Brooklyn

4.8
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448 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Larry
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food. Service was attentive and polished. Atmosphere a bit dated, but certainly pleasant.

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midwoodguy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Don't miss the crab cocktail and the "smashjob" a giant flattened veal parm plate.

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milagrosp
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always fabulous. Two thumbs up!

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vipTinaS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar. Food was excellent and so is the service. Great local spot. Will definitely be back.

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vipKgee
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food comes out in portions to last two days. Very old school service by a black-tie staff that’s also extremely friendly and relaxed. Nice welcoming space with a big parking lot out back. Prices totally reasonable. List of daily specials longer than the menu itself. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch. Very friendly and engaging. Food is great. Second time there. First was a big event. Love the family/regular neighborhood vibe.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is authentic Italian in Brooklyn. Not only is the food spectacular, you feel like you are in a movie. It’s the ultimate dining experience and my family and I had a blast. This is where they make the special “sauce”. So we went home with a few jars of sauce, some pasta, and even some desserts from their bakery next door. This is a must eat! And a highlight of our trip.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Now that we've experienced the situation, we will know how to order. It's a bit pricey. If it were a bit more moderate we would frequent the restaurant more often.

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VincentS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's is not just my favorite Italian restaurant, it's my favorite restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Detailed service that fits your personal dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old school Italian food.

MP
MarlaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We had heard rave reviews about it and it lived up to our expectations. Food was fresh and delicious and service was great! Will be dining here again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time and food. Everything was pure perfection.

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Leeamy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing Italian food. Great service. It was our first time there and out server took his time explaining the menu to me and my family.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg thank you so much. Best experience. Amazing food. Great stuff. Gregory made our stay even better with choices of yummy food. Thank you . Definitely coming back

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olgaz
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! My favorite spot. The food and the service were amazing.

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BrittanyP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food was awesome and quick. Everything was tasty. All the staff was friendly and observant. Clean. Went on a Sunday night, packed but was seated very quickly. Great for families. They have coat check.

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SherriceS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a great time at this restaurant. The service was excellent and the waiters were very friendly. The food and drinks were decent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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vipTina
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to Michaels. Everything was just as good as we had hoped. Going to Brooklyn is about a 2 hour drive for us, but we make a fun day out of it. It's worth every mile! The waiters are super nice and the stuffed artichoke was just like I remember from childhood. Baked clams, Lobster Fra Diavlo, super Chicken a la Michaels - couldn't have been any better. Topped off with a trip to the bakery next door and it was a fabulous day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a truly enjoyable evening . The entire meal was exceptional.

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MattF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best authentic Italian menu in NYC!
It’s like your Grandma and mom wrote down all the favorite food from an Italian/American house and put them together for Michael’s menu.
Prices are a bit steep and some specials are down right expensive but, no complaints from this Gavone!

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THOMASS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with great service

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vipSalT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for the best Italian restaurant in Brooklyn on Google and found Michaels of Brooklyn.
The food was fantastic, portions generous. Being Italian my family and I are very particular when it comes to Italian restaurants. You wont be disappointed with Michaels.
The wait staff was very professional and courteous. The owner was introduced to me and even gave us some Michaels jarred tomato sauce on our way out the door. He made me feel like I knew him for years.

I would recommend this restaurant highly.
This will be my new favorite Italian Restaurant every time I visit my family in Brooklyn,.

Sal

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PeterP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

As someone who has been dining out for over 60 years and who had been a waiter myself many years ago, I cannot understand a restaurant with a reputation as yours (As Joe P says: "one of the ten best in the country") has to ask "who gets the Pinot Noir, the vodka?" ...... "Veal Chop, Veal Palm". and only three had a drink order? Maybe because four different people were involved in the service but in any case, there is a better way. Sincerely, Peter P.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in NY!

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RonB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best around town. Consistently excellent, great service, great bar, great food.

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Mike1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Beautiful room and decent ambiance. Unfortunately it was crowded, loud and served pretty mediocre food. Based on the reputation of the place I expected much better food.

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vipNyankees
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don’t here often with family or friends or just us as a couple. We love it

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Leftt0429
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Great atomosphere.

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JimR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding!

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midwoodguy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, from the crab cocktail to the smashjob , veal chop, rack of lamb etc. Our server, John was ever attentive and helped to choose a fantastic wine. All on all a great evening.

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Howard
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fine dining with a casual atmosphere for Italian food outside of Italy! The sauce is award winning ---- the seafood, veal, homemade pasta, and homemade pastries are unsurpassed. Michael's of Brooklyn is a one of New York's crown jewels of Italian food!

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JanetY
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection. Stellar service and presentation. This is definitely the go-to restaurant in Brooklyn for a totally delightful dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and service I have ever had.

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KarenS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Enzo, was a delight
The food was authentic and plentiful and delicious
It was a bit of a ride from Long Island but worth the ride if you want great Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the restaurant, the service
The atmosphere and the food was great!
Very professional and restaurant was so bright and festive for Xmas!
Will be back soon
Recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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Lori
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and service was also very good considering how busy it was

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Michael's of Brooklyn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 998-7851.

Michael's of Brooklyn is rated 4.8 stars by 448 OpenTable diners.

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