Michael's on East
Loved it!The food was wonderful, the wine choices were interesting and well priced, and the service was great.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGanz großes KinoWir sind nach all den Kritiken mit einer großen Erwartungshaltung zu Michael's on East gekommen und wurden nicht enttäuscht. Unser Ziel war es den letzten Abend unseres Urlaubs mit einem Steakessen zu beschließen. Ein einfaches Kettenrestaurant sollte es nicht sein und so beschlossen wir in dieses Restaurant zu gehen. Und es war eine gute Entscheidung, es war das beste Rib-Eye Steak, dass wir jemals gegessen haben. Unglaublich aromatisch, zart und auf den Punkt gegart mit krosser Fettkante war es wirklich sensationell und bei einem Gewicht von ca. 800 gr auch genug für zwei. Dazu kommt noch eine große Auswahl erstklassiger Rotweine by the glass und außerdem noch ein aufmerksamer und freundlicher Service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have enjoyedMy wife and I have enjoyed a couple of Epicurean Dinners before. Having lived in Peru for a number of years, we were looking forward to the Recent Peruvian offering. The food was good, as always, but definitely not typical Peruvian cuisine. I am afraid the chef tried to do too much with dishes that are a model of simplicity in cooking, particularly the cebiche and the anticuchos.They were too sophisticated. I just wonder if other Epicurean Dinners suffered from the same.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMReally Good FoodWe had a lovely evening at Michael's last night. Food was excellent, Service from a waiter who has served us before was watchful but not stuffy or intrusive. Two of us had fish, one had steak and one had the monthly Peruvian special and said all his choices were good. Our fish (pompano and swordfish) were both cooked nicely, not dry, and served with roasted beans. And the gal who got the so-called 6 oz fillet (a huge fist of a piece of meat) was very happy with hers. Michael's is usually reliably pleasant. Some people go there for special occasions -- we just go. No regrets ever.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at MichaelsNever a disappointment at Michaels. We don't eat out that much but always when at Michaels we wonder why that is. The food, service and ambience are always consistently good.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently terrificConsistently great food and terrific service. Wonderful for a special occasion. You feel very welcome and cared for. Just lovely.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding as always!The food and wine at Michael's never disappoint, I can honestly say from apps through entrees to dessert, I've never eaten anything here I haven't loved. If I was wealthy I would eat here often but for me it's strictly a special occasion kind of place, but they make that occasion oh so special!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Love Michael's!!You always deliver on your promises...excellence in dining. Delicious food and great atmosphere. Love Michael's for lunch or dinner or just a Happy Hour cocktail!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time withWe had a wonderful time with great food. In addition, the place has style, which appears to rub off. Guests just do not come in there with shorts and baseball caps. The Crab and Tuna cannoli are out of this world. I rate Michaels on East as the best Restaurant in Sarasota.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMProfessional and polishedProfessional and polished in all aspects. I want to give it outstanding ratings for food and service but this busy restaurant usually slips in these areas.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEpicurean Adventure was delightful!There were four of us in our party, and we all had the Moroccan-inspired Epicurean Adventure dinner. Each course was absolutely fantastic, in terms of both taste and presentation! The various blends of spices and herbs made each appetizer and entree spectacular in its own way. The desserts were wonderful. The chef is to be commended.
Our waiter, Mike, was attentive and knowledgeable. He helped to make the dining experience even more successful. We never lacked for anything.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI have lived in Sarasota forI have lived in Sarasota for over 32 years and Michael's On East is one of, if not the best, restaurant in the area! I enjoy going to lunch there. I have also been at many banquet type events as well.
The dishes are prepared to perfection - aesteticlly pleasing and exquisite tasting!
The wait staff is attentive, friendly, professional and caring!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was one of the best restaurantThis was one of the best restaurants we have ever had the pleasure to dine in, anywhere in the world. I can think of very little which could have been improved. AJ was simply a superb server and we very much enjoyed chatting with Molly. Excellent! Jim and Judi George, Baton Rouge LA4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved everything,especiallyWe loved everything,especially the Moroccan menu and look forward to our return. We heard that next month there will be Peruvian menu.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's on East is the gemMichael's on East is the gem of all of Sarasota. It has consistently outstanding food and service and lives up to it's Golden Spoon Awards as well as the National Awards it has received. Joe Michaels on the piano tops off a wonderful evening with great ambiance.
When in Sarasota, don't miss this place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best place toThis is the best place to have fun and wonderful food in Sarasota.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur fixed price three courseOur fixed price three course Moroccan dinner was fun, unique and delicious. The menu has many diverse choices. Most interesting was the sustainable caviar produced at the local Mote Aquarium. Our meal was definitely worth the price. We appreciated the table side visit from the owner and the chef.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner I highlyExcellent dinner I highly recommend Michaels on East4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently a great placeConsistently a great place escpecially for special occasions.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably one of the best filetsProbably one of the best filets we've had since we moved back here. It was so tender you could cut it with the butter knife. The scallops were good, but I've had better. The Carpaccio was outstanding. The only strike I will give the place, is no cheesecake. How can you not have cheesecake? Overall, I look forward to going back and trying other dishes.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThey picked up on my noteThey picked up on my note on Open Table and called to confirm that we were celebrating my husband's birthday. A personally signed card was waiting for him and he received the chocolate cake with candle I had ordered for him without having to remind anyone there. It was a perfect evening!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress (I don't rememberOur waitress (I don't remember her name but she was from Virginia) was outstanding.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood quality and presentationFood quality and presentation exceptional. Outstanding service. Nice variety of menu items.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMwe went to michael's on eastwe went to michael's on east - three neighbors - for lunch and to catch up on each other's lives. we ordered three different salads - they were all delicious. service was very good - reasonable speed and attentive. we all relaxed and enjoyed the food and the ambience. first time two of us had been there - a lovely find!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad reservations for EasterHad reservations for Easter brunch. We were a little early but were immediately seated. Buffet had a nice variety. Carving table offered beef and ham. Both were delicious! Service a little slow. Would definitely do brunch again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were so happy to bringWe were so happy to bring our friends to this SUPER , OUTSTANDING restaurant before leaving for Canada. They are anxious for 2014 to visit your restaurant again.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe MIchael's Culinary AdventurePhil and Michael,
As always, the atmosphere was Fabulous! Bringing in a group from the North for a Michael's experience. I just smiled with all the ahs as they looked around to take in the ambiance.
From the pleasant hostess, terrific waite staff, and engaging food, I achieved my goal to have them talking all night and the next day about your restaurant. The talk of "when we come back to Sarasota" we are definitely coming here again.
My sincere appreciation for the extras you provided us. Everything from champagne, appetizer, to excellent wine choices just was the frosting on the cake. I know that you will be talked about at all our family gatherings. Thank-you! Dennis and Rita3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first experience and weOur first experience and we liked the restaurant very much. The service very friendly and food very good (even though 2 of 4 Entrees were only lukewarm and needed to get reheated). The ambiance very classy. The pianist very good (good voice), but sometimes a hint too loud, so conversation at dinner a bit difficult. Still a great place to recommend!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA best bet in SarasotaThis is a special restaurant, perfect for fine dining or a special occasion. It was my friend's birthday and they gave her a large slice of chocolate cake. Menu offers delicious salads, sandwiches and hearty entrees. Fine service too!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place in the area forBest place in the area for a special occasion. Well trained and knowledgable staff. Excellent food and presentation. No complaints or surprisese..3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I love going toMy wife and I love going to Micheals on East so much so we go for dinner when we are over on holiday from Scotland and staying in Orlando two hours away3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious dinner, lovely ambienceDelicious dinner, lovely ambience and great service!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dinner at Michael’sWe enjoyed our dinner at Michael’s very much. The drinks were well made. The food was great. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. It was a very pleasant evening.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent.Everything was excellent. Server, Shannon, was great. Only criticism is the sauce on the lamb rack. Much too sweet!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently a Class Act withConsistently a Class Act with Great Food and Service. A Gem to Sarasota Food Community.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMwe go to Michael's on Eastwe go to Michael's on East every time we are in Sarasota. We are never disappointed.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMichaels is a great adventure monthWE had the Baltimore Epicurian Adventure and found it delightful--made us nostalgic for our hometown.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant did a nice jobRestaurant did a nice job on party of 8. Most of our party enjoyed their meals; my cod dinner was just OK.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went on a Friday at 7pm,We went on a Friday at 7pm, we were seated immediately.
The service was great, A.J. our waiter helped make this a special occasion.
I don't drink martinis, but the IPad with wine and drinks lists an amazing number, with their ingredients, so I confidently ordered a Vesper martini, like James Bond in Casino Royale.
We had a great dinner, although for me it was a filet, not too creative. My wife had the 2 pound lobster, and our waiter prepared it for my wife, so no mess or bib and she loved it. Dessert was excellent.
There may have been a little wait here and there,but we weren't there to rush through dinner, and enjoyed the piano player,in the bar area.
Last time we went they had a singer, who did a nice job. Definitely will be back.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Dining ExperienceThis is the best upscale dining in Sarasota. Food, service, wine list and ambience are all great. Michael's could prosper in any market. You can't say that about many restaurants in this area.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIt doesn't get any betterIt doesn't get any better than this between Manhattan and Florida. Creative dishes, presented with great artistry by and enthusiastic and well-trained staff. Tops on the West Coast of Florida.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellenceDelicious. Great staff. Owners very personable and attentive.2/25/2013 12:00:00 AM