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Michael's Fine Food & Spirits

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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7672 State Route 20, Waterville, NY 13480-2124
+1 315-841-3077
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Wow, what a fabulous fine dining experience! Everything our party ordered was fantastic, from the calamari, to the beet salad, gnocchi with lobster and shrimp, spinach ravioli, steak, and chicken special. The dessert menu looked fabulous but we were stuffed and could not fit in another bite! The chef/owner came out and greeted us after our dinner, very personable and... More 

Thank Baby-whisperer211
North Norwich, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place exceeded any expectations we had in our mind. The moment you walk through the door it begins. A friendly welcome and an offer to take your coat. We arrived in casual dress but were treated as if we arrived in black tie and gown. The service from Andrew was attentive yet not intrusive. The ambience was calm and... More 

Thank wdowdall13
Beaufort, SC
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped on the way home from Manhattan and had a superb meal. My spouse is very finicky about his shellfish and said the lobster bisque was as good as anywhere. The food was outstanding and the bartender, Nicole, provided outstanding efficient and friendly service.

Thank jodyreynolds2
Richfield Springs, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

My family and I have enjoyed each and every meal we have ever had here. Better cocktail service than in most other CNY restaurants. Food is fresh, healthy, plentiful, and well-plated. Decor is fresh and sophisticated. Service is at CNY average, but consistent -- with a couple of tweaks, it could be memorable. So glad we have this gem in... More 

Thank Scoron
New Hartford, New York
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Michael's is very nice. The food is always very good, with an excellent presentation. We have always found the service to be second to none. The prices are a little on the high side so we usually go just for special occasions, but always an enjoyable meal.

Thank wine-guy13413
Albany, NY
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

An unexpected unique dining experience with great food, very good service in an atmosphere made up of several small rooms. Chef owned serving everything from tavern style items to full fine dining.

Thank Albany_Traveler23
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Food and service ...second to NONE! Highly recommended. My entire family loves it including my teenage sons.

Thank Scott W
Cazenovia, New York
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The restaurant has small quaint dining rooms that are very comfortable and would normally be a pleasant couple of hours if not for the flies. Our waitress was very inexperienced on many levels. House wine is terrible which was served because the didn't have the specific wine we ordered??? Bread plates and no bread. When asked - she just said... More 

Thank BeachFan711
bellawaterville, Owner at Michael's Fine Food & Spirits, responded to this review

I am very sorry for your recent experience at our restaurant. We take much pride in what we do here and continually try to improve our guests experience. We will definitely look into the bread issue as it is very rare for us to be out of a menu item, especially bread. I cannot apologize enough for the fly issue.... More 

Deansboro, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

one of my favorite local restaurants!! Great food at a great price and I have never tried anything here I havent loved

Thank Tracy P
Madison, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Food was good but the flies landing on us and table was not. The waitress saw us several times swatting at flies but never once mentioned it. Very disappointed over visit today because of the nasty flies.

Thank wendy5492016
bellawaterville, Owner at Michael's Fine Food & Spirits, responded to this review

I am very sorry for you recent experience at our restaurant. Each year around this time we have an issue with flies but it has never been as bad as it was this year. Numerous businesses in the area have complained of the same problems. We are doing everything we can to control it and the situation has greatly improved.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7672 State Route 20, Waterville, NY 13480-2124
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 315-841-3077
Michael's Fine Food & Spirits offers fine dining and a unique menu in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. In addition to our diverse menu options and homemade desserts, we also offer a full bar with an exceptional listing of wines, both by the bottle and the glass. Guests can dine in one of our quaint and cozy dining rooms or can enjoy our upstairs dining room with parties of up to 40.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?