Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New York City
  4. Brooklyn
  5. Midwood
Michael's of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Michael's of Brooklyn

4.9
4.9
830 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 sixty years.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 998-7851
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Midwood
  • Cross Street
    Nostrand Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot with Valet Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 830 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brooklyn

    Best Overall

  • Brooklyn

    Best Food

  • Brooklyn

    Best Service

  • Brooklyn

    Best Ambience

  • Brooklyn

    Best Value

  • Brooklyn

    Italian

830 Reviews
  1. Rockawaylady

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After hearing about Michael’s of Brooklyn for years, I finally made it there. Our party of 4 were all extremely happy, full, and already making plans for a return trip! Service was impeccable, ambiance lends itself to expectations of Frank Sinatra possibly being seated at the next table. Noise level was pleasant, valet parking made it easy, and the food was out of this world! You will not be disappointed if you choose to dine here.

    Is this helpful?

  2. TomL

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was wonderful: cocktails, food and the service was second to none!

    Is this helpful?

  3. AandM

    New York City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Delicious food and wonderful service. Oysters on the half shell, eggplant polpette parmigiana appetizers, chicken cardinali and Sunday dinner with penne, complimented by a tartufo for dessert. YUM

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Service, selection, food advantage be beat. Fantastic specials.

    Is this helpful?

  5. Mich

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First. The ambience - just a beautiful establishment. Second, the service was excellent. All male waiters in attendance, dressed in their black and white - clean. Third, the food - was very good and tasty. It was a delightful evening.

    Is this helpful?

  6. KarenN

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and delicious eats at Michael's of Brooklyn!!

    Is this helpful?

  7. KarenW

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great night out. Cozy ambiance, good food, delicious drinks and excellent service, capped off with live piano. We’ll be back!

    Is this helpful?

  8. JamesC

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael’s is the BEST! The food is amazing and has been for years!

    Is this helpful?

  9. FrankB

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a long time …. albeit not regular customer of Michael’s. One again they failed to disappoint. It’s always good to know whether it’s for a date or business Michael’s never disappoints. From service to food even an somewhat obscure Brooklyn eatery can rival the best.

    Is this helpful?

  10. Archlet1

    New York City

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The absolute best cuisine, expertly prepared, and served so well. We hadn't been there since the pandemic, but it continues to be outstanding. Every dish was huge, and delicious. We arrived early and had a cocktail at the bar. The bartenders prepared our cocktails expertly and insured that we were well taken care of. Once again, a wonderful evening. Thank you Michael's for a great evening.

    Is this helpful?

  11. BarbaraK

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous from beginning to end. Not one detail is overlooked. Great drinks, baked clams,the famous fried lobster, chocolate caramel sea salt cake. Service is perfect and we are so happy 😀

    Is this helpful?

  12. JoeyNYC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Previous dinners at MOB were truly outstanding. Last night was very good. Oysters were below expectations. Portobello Mushrooms & Fava Bean Puree - Surprising hit. Fillet of sole - magnificent. Branzino - excellent. MoB’s Rigatoni Vodka Baked N' Burnt Original - outstanding as usual. Vegetable and sides - always excellent. Deserts, and wonderful specialty coffees very nice. Service was slower at the end of the meal not sure why, Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

    Is this helpful?

  13. KimC

    New York City

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent, never disappoints! i believe this was my first time having the beef carpaccio, it was absolutely perfect. They never rush us so we can enjoy our appetizers and cocktails before ordering entrees and wine, it’s truly the best experience in Brooklyn!

    Is this helpful?

  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, wonderful and delicious! From the service to the food and dessert-Michael’s is a guaranteed great experience!

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yesterday evening was fantastic. We marked my sister’s birthday with joy. The cuisine was exquisite, and the ambience couldn’t have been better. The live piano performance added a delightful touch, setting the perfect mood in the restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  16. TommyJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael's is a beautiful spot and the service is always so professional! Excellent food...great spot for a special day!

    Is this helpful?

  17. Michteach

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST FOOD AND SERVICE!! Always a FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!!😋😋😋

    Is this helpful?

  18. LenoreW

    Atlantic City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is consistently perfect. Drinks Food Derive 5 star

    Is this helpful?

  19. Southslope

    New York City

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael’s is a fantastic restaurant with the best Italian food in NYC!

    Is this helpful?

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The baked rigatoni in vodka sauce was phenomenal! My wife and I are from Texas, we would come back just for that!

    Is this helpful?

  21. John

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. We loved it there. Can’t wait to return.

    Is this helpful?

  22. TatyanaZ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great visit, as always. Delicious fresh food, impeccable service. John was the most attentive and kind. Thank you.

    Is this helpful?

  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael’s is my family’s favorite for a special occasion or a weekend lunch. The food never disappoints and is presented with old school charm in a lovely setting.

    Is this helpful?

  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was homey. Enjoyed Michael’s immensely. Will definitely return.

    Is this helpful?

  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Traditional Italian with old world quality and service.

    Is this helpful?

  26. MarlaP

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going to Michael’s for years and the food, ambience and service are always on point! Bonus- restaurant always is very clean and well-maintained. Highly recommend!

    Is this helpful?

  27. oneforthethumb

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is superb. The service is outstanding. An excellent restaurant for lunch or dinner.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    John should teach a class on how to host a table for this new generation. No one does better than he.

    Is this helpful?

  29. KendallS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The at Michael's of Brooklyn is a amazing! I went will my family & really had a good time.

    Is this helpful?

  30. Tessy

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at this restaurant. The first time my friend took me there for my birthday, the food was delicious and the service excellent. This time I took my husband there for his birthday, my husband is not easily impressed. When we got there is said this is lovely, I said to him Waite until you order your dinner. At the end of dinner he looked at me and said I’m empress.

    Is this helpful?

  31. Mandy

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My family and I have only been here for lunch, over the last month we dined in 3 times with reservations. The food is delicious and on the expensive side. Our recent visit left a sour taste in our mouths. We had let our server know early on that we would be ordering 2 additional meals to go around the time we’d order dessert, yet when we were done eating the 2 waiters in the restaurant would not acknowledge us. The busboys were very attentive in wrapping our leftovers, but understandably unable to take any food orders. My father tried to get assistance for almost 20 minutes, the dining room was empty besides us with the exception of one other guest, whom one waiter was speaking to with his back to us for the entire time we were attempting to order. We come from restaurant backgrounds and this was shocking behavior, considering how quiet the restaurant was and the cost no longer seemed appropriate for the service level. We had hoped to keep this restaurant as a weekly visit but have totally reconsidered ever returning.

    Is this helpful?

  32. FrankG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve eaten in a very long time. Can’t wait to go back

    Is this helpful?

  33. MichaelP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing! Would definitely recommend

    Is this helpful?

  34. NancyV

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. Service is top notch and food is amazing. I patronize this restaurant often and never have had a bad meal. This is where Italians go to eat when they want a truly home cooked meal. Highly recommend!!!

    Is this helpful?

  35. DeniseG

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, had the most delicious meal at Michael’s. The service is perfect and the ambience is beautiful. And the food is THE BEST.

    Is this helpful?

  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service. Old school Italian restaurant vibe.

    Is this helpful?

  37. BarbaraK

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael’s is the best of the best. Fantastic food and service. Every time is special.

    Is this helpful?

  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Baked clams was tasteless ordered the Fishermans platter Fra diavolo sauce was watery and not spicy

    Is this helpful?

  39. TimB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly authentic, delicious Italian food with a classic ambience. Gregory, who took care of our table, was down to earth and friendly. Will definitely return.

    Is this helpful?

  40. GeorgeR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing time with amazing people always a treat at Michael's 10/10 Would recommend

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

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

Michael's of Brooklyn is rated 4.9 stars by 830 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Michael's of Brooklyn

2929 Avenue R, Brooklyn, NY 11229

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Nostrand Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Midwood
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot with Valet Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo