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Michael John's Restaurant

1040 Carlton Arms Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208-5061
+1 941-747-8032
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1040 Carlton Arms Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208-5061
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service at Michael John's is always wonderful. Their attention to detail makes it consistently a perfect experience.

Thank Frances B
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The restaurant has a very nice ambiance, i.e. wood tones, quiet, subdued lighting, white tablecloths. It is a perfect choice for a business dinner or romantic date. Prices are typical for a high-end steakhouse. However, there was a Sarasota restaurant promotion going on that was...More

1  Thank FanaticTripPlanner
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Yes, MJ's is still our best choice for a really good dinner. we didn't want to make dinner and about that time Michael's email came with Tuna in Tapas.we called and got our reservation ,Jennifer was our wait person,, very personable and efficient. She checked...More

Thank beachbumBradenton
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We went with friends who wanted to try it, although it was too expensive for our taste, they offered to pay :-) There were 6 of us and i could see where this could be a romantic place for two. We were sat in the...More

Thank GuessWho1
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Best Steak Dinner. The owner (MJ) came out and greeted us and checked in during the meal. The service. The attention. The food. Whole Notha Level.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I was told about Michael John's last month and decided to go there for our 4th anniversary. From the time we arrived service was great. My husband had their beer cheese soup and I had their house salad to start off with. My husband had...More

Thank Hilde B
Reviewed August 21, 2018

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant after being recommended by friends. What a lovely surprise we never expected such a nice restaurant out of the way for us. It was well worth it. From the moment we walked in we were taken...More

Thank ArleneSarasota
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We booked MJ's for the three of us on our last night of holiday in Bradenton area. Although a little off the beaten track this is a real winner. The service was great and the food was excellent. Had huge Chilli Shrimp starter to share...More

Thank DarrenB67
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

The food and atmospher is perfekt, really familiar and the point was the espresso at the end! The food is excellent😋 well worth a visit!

Thank Eva G
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Numero uno in Manatee county! Tucked away in a hidden spot that is a must visit. From the ambience to the service, this American brasserie is top notch.

Thank robertgreene391
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from NickL007 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. V small resto. I went alone and had a nice seat but don’t recall a bar. Think small family house converted to a resto.
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 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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