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Christian Michaels Ristorante

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192 E 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928-5404 (Wall Street)
+1 530-894-4005
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Chico, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The bar is cozy - the drinks are generous. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable, well-groomed and really care about presentation. The food is wonderful. The ambiance is quiet and elegant. We've been to most restaurants in town and keep finding that none can compare to Christian Michael's

Thank Chicohottie
Los Gatos, CA
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I found ourselves in Chico for a weekend recently and were not at all familiar with the area. Based on reviews we picked Christian Michaels for dinner and were delighted with our choice. Our waiter, Bill, was friendly but not overbearing. He made good recommendations on both our entrees and the wine. My husband had the rockfish... More 

Thank Calgirl3
Chico, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

They have a barrel aged Manhattan that is AMAZING! Their happy hour is pretty good. Cocktails are around $10 each but happy hour is 25% off and they have good appetizers on the happy hour menu. HA! That was a lot of "happy hours"

Thank 120sierrac
Paradise, California, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to Christian Michaels for an early dinner on our date night. We had an excellent dinner with exceptional service and the bar made my husband and I a couple of very tasty cocktails. May be a bit pricey if you're on a tight budget, but if you go before 6pm. the dinner specials are... More 

Thank Lena S
Chico, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Met a date for drinks & appetizers at the cozy bar. Had to get the bartender's attention for any type of service. Two were working, and it wasn't that busy. We eventually got our drink, then our food (which was almost cold and extremely small portions). Thought about sharing a dessert, but got tired of the cold shoulder from the... More 

Thank Alcrocker
Chico, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Have been enjoying this restaurant for years. The food is always excellent with a wide range of choices. The service is professional and very helpful and friendly. Very civilized with table settings and appearance. It is quiet enough to have good conversations. Brunch on Sunday makes one happy for a week.

Sacramento, CA
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190 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here last week. Ceased salad was excellent and others enjoyed special house soup. Main course for me was filet Mignon, but I have had MUCH better many other places in the world.

Thank gparrott
San Francisco
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The title of this review just about says it all. White table cloths, great service and creative and well-executed dishes add to a really fine dining experience. Brunch on Sunday is a great way to start the day, and if you need that football fix, you can have brunch in the bar area, which is separate from the main dining... More 

Thank Bob K
Chico, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The employees were so polite and very up to speed on taking our order and made sure to come check on us. The food was amazing with a lovely glass of wine. The inside is incredible. It is nicely decorated.

Thank 28tianam
Chico, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with old friends Saturday night. Dinner was tasty & & service excellent. We chose this restaurant because it is one of the few places in town where you can talk. It offers a pleasant setting & decent menu. We walked away very full!

Thank CarolTchico

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 E 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928-5404
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-894-4005
A unique downtown dining experience. Located on the corner of Third and Wall Streets in downtown Chico, Christian Michaels prepares California Cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian and other seasonal dishes to tempt your palate. Selections include fresh seafood, steak, pasta, salads, desserts, a full bar and an extensive wine selection. Allow us to host your next business luncheon, reception or any other celebration.

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