Michael's on Main
Pistachio Crusted Salmon
Baked & drizzled with mint vinaigrette over wild mushroom risotto
steamed or butter glazed
Spinach & Avocado Benedict
Poached eggs & traditional Hollandaise sauce all stop a toasted English muffin & served with breakfast potatoes or fresh greens & fruit compote
We had a fabulous brunch on creek. Waitress, busboy, hostess were all friendly!
Experience was chaotic. Turned away. Explained that there had been a glitch in the reservation system causing them to be severely overbooked.. hostess seemed “tipsy”. Not even sure who the hostesses were. I know they are a popular place when they have live music but some signage out front would have been helpful. Especially after driving around 10 min looking for parking.
Had reservation 6.30 no buddy greeted us 7.15 there was to many people , to much noise No social Distancing felt unsafe
They suggested that despite i made the reservation a day before, a mistake was made with “open table” web site. Lost my reservation.
Lots of construction going on and NO bathroom was available. How can this be?
Food was good and the dining area pleasant.
We got there about our reservation time and were seated promptly but we waited for 45 min and no one came to take our order. We left. Not sure if it was because we were mixed couple or had kids (who were well behaved) with us but it was terrible and we could not just kept waiting while we were all hungry. I will write up this note to other forums too.
I ended with a better table than reserved. The waitress was prompt and friendly.
There were so many parties, unmasked. Not distanced. The staff couldn’t be safe with this going on. I tried to get a table as far away from the parties as possible. Can’t believe parties are legal.
Decided to try Michael’s for breakfast. It was great! Beautiful outdoor sunny deck and delicious food. Recommend!
The setting is amazing but the food wasn't great and the service was supper slow - my dish was missing ingredients and was soggy. It took 15 minutes to get a server to take a drink order.
Forty five minutes to take our order even though they knew they had packed reservations- only one waitress and no bus staff. There was a stick in my salad- not a twig, a stick. Bacon half cooked. Usually good but not on Valentine’s Day.
The staff was great!!! Charming outdoor seating. Food was delicious! Will be back.
I come for the music and stay for the food. I think they could use some new tablecloths and not serve water in plastic glasses. I always order the side dishes of polenta and veggies, very good.
Great food, pretty place, GREAT and friendly service! Always!
Outdoor seating very nice on back patio. Service excellent. Lots of choices on menu and we have enjoyed all the meals we have had there.
Great Service! And a beautiful outdoor area with a great view.
Michaels on Main has a wonderful outside dining area, upgraded to meet social distancing requirements.
The staff is nice, especially Kelly.
The food is good.
It was wonderful except that it was very chilly on the back patio and the few heat lamps around were not producing much heat at all. We had to leave early because of ice cold feet!
Great setting; good food.
The food was outstanding and the heaters were behind which made it so nice outside!
Fun lively atmosphere with live music, which is such a rarity during COVID. The outdoor deck was great for outside dining and watching the band play (outdoors and socially distanced). Very pretty to look out at the trees, and lots of space in between tables. The appetizers were all big--one app could have easily made for a light meal. We over-ordered because of this, but we didn't mind since we just took it home. This is a great spot if you want to get out, see other people, and enjoy some food and drinks in a fun atmosphere.
Our waitress was AMAZING
Kelly provides terrific service each Sunday we dine at Michaels on Main!
Great place with great food and service. Beautiful deck overlooking creek.
We were utterly delighted with our decision to have our family Thanksgiving dinner at Michaels-on-Main. They greeted us at the door to confirm our reservation, seated us where we had requested, took our orders promptly with some flexibility on the actual contents of the holiday plates. The food was absolutely delightful and came quite quickly. The deck ambiance is cozy and not cold even in late November due to the outdoor heaters. The waiters/waitresses are knowledgeable about their wine pairings, and we were all very satisfied with their suggestions. Dessert was scrumptious! We'll be back in a few days, it was that good!
Only the second time I've gone to a restaurant since March but being on the deck felt safe. The food and service were great.
It seems that portion sizes have been reduced due to COVID-19. One can only hope they return when business picks up
Very quiet due to spaced dining.
Sitting outside, sharing the deck with several well behaved dogs was lovely way to spend afternoon. Food was good, service not so much. There was only one server and one busser, seemed they couldn't keep up...or server thought two older women could "wait". Not used to having margarita served in tall water glass ~ no salt at all. Generous serving but missed the salty rim, was like the frozen drink machine at casino in Reno. Also would have been nice to have been offered sugar with tea, rather than fuss I drank it black.
Will I return? Most likely, everyone has an "off" day now & then. Also loved Grateful Sunday before Covid. Still happening but haven't been to dance, can't imagine doing that in socially distant manner.
Michael's on Main continues to offer a varied menu, prepared with care. The pistachio crusted salmon with citrus buerre blanc is a personal favorite! They will make subsitutions as needed for special dietary needs. The bar has a good selection of cocktails/liquor/liqueurs, the wine list is good (my favorite: the Opera Prima Brut champagne), and the taproom of course has a terrific selection of beers. The service is good, especially considering that sometimes there's a lot of action when a live band is playing! I'm sure the noise level would be quiet at a time when a band is not playing, but as we always go for music, I'd have to characterize the noise level as moderate :-) Between the large entry patio which has a big covered section, and the riverside deck, there is a LOT of safe-feeling outside seating. Patio heaters keep it cozy. Michael's is one of our favorite places in the entire county, even more so now that the pandemic has made dining out safely such a challenge.
Our waitress was stellar, the hostess too, the drinks were generous & tasty, the appetizers and main course were yummy. However, we will never be back when there is a band, the amount of unmasked, drunk people was concerning during the time of Covid. We felt safe outside, thankfully. We’ll be back at lunch or a late dinner after the band has left.
If you think you're booking outdoor seating - you're not!
I made reservations 3 days in advance. Showed up 15 mins early and were told there is no outdoor seating. Even though I had outdoor seating reservations. They do not prioritize Open Table reservations is what we were told by the host.
We were seated in a back room instead. Every other table that came in and were seated in this room had the same issue with outdoor reservations.
The service was poor and inattentive. The menu is ridiculously laid out and hard to understand. There's no distinction between appetizer and entrees, I had to ask the waitress to point them out because they're all listed under "favorites".
My husband tried to order 2 different cocktails and ended up with wine because they didn't have the vodka in stock for the MOMs specialty cocktails requested and no substitutes or suggestions were offered.
We ordered the shrimp & pork wontons and they are extremely over cooked.
My chicken wrap contained black beans, avocado, and chicken. That's it. For $14. With over cooked tortilla chips.
The shrimp with polenta was surprisingly good. But that's the only thing I can recommend.
We will not be going back.
I enjoy Michaels on Main for Sunday breakfast. Kelly’s service is fantastic.
I wish they would let us order a hamburger for breakfast.
Love Michael’s on Main. Tucked away next to creek with great outdoor space and ambiance. Food was very good, service was friendly, music was rockin’
The hostess was distracted when we walked up, the band was so loud , that we couldn’t even say anything she could hear! We were finally served after quite a wait to order... drinks were marginal at best, the food was terrible. The chicken piccata was so over breaded and tasteless No one came to ask how our meal was... no refill. No return to this place
Our server was warm and generous but shared with us that she was poorly trained. She had no idea how the beer flights work. The atmosphere really made up for the ok service.
The sourdough pancakes were phenomenal, everything else was just ok.
The music is the draw to going to this restaurant.
We ordered the same items the last time we dined there. Tonight, the salad had too much dressing.
The seafood pasta dish was totally different than last time in terms of the sauce. Also there was not an abundance of seafood in the dish. It was so disappointing.
We told the manager after, when we were leaving.
The service was good.
Great food. Great service.
Setting is beautiful, especially on the back patio. Large tables and they were very helpful with providing heaters. Food was good - short rib special was fantastic, pistachio crusted salmon had a yummy burre blanc but was slightly undercooked in the center and pistachios over cooked on the bottom.
Service started really good and waitress was attentive. After entrees arrived, she passed our table several times but never returned to check on us or our drinks. We waited so long for her to return that we declined another round of drinks or to have dessert because the service had been so slow. Especially frustrating that wait staff kept stopping to check on other tables around us who appeared to be regulars.
Overall, had potential but our experience was disappointing
We enjoyed a very relaxing lunch from our table overlooking Soquel Creek. Good service, good food and great ambiance. What more can you ask for?
Michael's on Main wird von 312 OpenTable‑Gästen mit 4.2 Sternen bewertet.
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