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Michael John's Restaurant

1040 Carlton Arms Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208-5061
+1 941-747-8032
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“filet” (29 reviews)
“beef tips” (7 reviews)
“potato gratin” (5 reviews)
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French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1040 Carlton Arms Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208-5061
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the unassuming exterior, the interior is cozy and romantic. We didn’t have reservations, but being a Wed night, there were a number of open tables and we were seated right away. Drink orders were taken and filled quickly. We both ordered the romaine wedge...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited with friends for the first time in August. Two of us had delicious, perfectly cooked steak and two had fish dishes cooked to perfection. The Asian slaw was a great side dish. It was flavorful and crunchy with a little...More

Thank mama57_12
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We are locals!! The food is great! We bring our guests every time to eat here!! Going some time this week again!!

Thank enjoyinglife22
Reviewed 14 December 2017

When MJ's daily e-mail says "ahi tuna" we automatically call for a reservation. We invited some new friends to join us (they'd never been there). She loved her liver and onions and the rest of us were transported with the fork-tender ahi. The new french...More

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Decided I needed a steak meal and chose MJ’s. Did not disappoint. Chicago style or “Pittsburgh “ style as they referred. Dirty Caesar and glass of wine. Great service. Highly recommend.

Thank NickL007
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Michael John's Restaurant is our once a week fix for great food, great service in an interesting and unlikely setting. You have to seek it out but it is worth the effort. The menu is continuously changing but there are also consistent bistro standards. Try...More

Thank U5604UBjamesg
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Michael John's. The staff is a collection of delightful young women who must be previous beauty contest winners. They were attentive and engaging. The cuisine is truly extraordinary. We had filet pinot noir and crab cakes and both were...More

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Went a few weeks ago.....going back Tonight!!! They offer once in a while a -- purchase a $100 gift card for $70. The food is great! A great place to take a date!! You don't need reservations......but if you know your time, you may want...More

1  Thank enjoyinglife22
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stopped by for an early dinner after reading many excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. It was Restaurant Week so I ordered from the prix fixe menu. We received a small ramiken of their crab bisque which was delicious, followed by a wedge salad also excellent,...More

1  Thank artp3272017
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We were in town for my bday, saw this place with good reviews , so we decided to try it! OMG , the food was amazing ! We had the Friday prefix, we both had the filet , literally the best filet next to Ruth's...More

1  Thank Betsy A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 Carlton Arms Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208-5061
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-747-8032
  • E-mail
Michael John's or MJ's as it is known by its local following, is an informal French-American Steakhouse that serves beer, wine and hearty food. One of Manatee's best restaurants, Michael John prepares house aged USDA Prime cuts of beef and incredibly fresh local seafood. Signature dishes include his French Mussels in garlic, white wine butter broth, Prime Delmonico Ribeye and Maryland Lump crab cakes with chili aioli. At Michael John's it's about food- and company-and the enjoyment of both. Bon Appétit
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