Michael's On East

4.7
3822 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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Founded on April 27, 1987, the celebrated Michael’s On East restaurant takes fine dining to another level, offering award-winning cuisine and outstanding service, in an exceptional 1940s supper club atmosphere. Michael's On East has been inducted into Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame, considered the Oscars of the restaurant industry, and recently received their 31st consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award.

Upon entering the dining room, you are immediately dazzled by the plush design and inspired décor. The restaurant’s intimate aura, along with its contemporary fare, world-class wine cellar and incomparable service, create an unparalleled dining experience that will give you every reason to keep coming back.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3822 people are saying
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vipF1Tifosi
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damon and Felipe were awesome as was the food

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vipLianeMJ
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and server

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SarasotaFats
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

For an upscale restaurant the food was surprisingly poorly prepared. We had to send the spinach side back because it was so salty as to be inedible. The squab was over cooked to the point of being hard and stringy and was sitting on a bed of hard dried-out something with a sauce that stuck to the plate. The fish was ok but bland. We waited at least 40 minutes between courses which makes one wonder how the kitchen is being managed. The desserts were amazingly good and our waiter was first rate (but if he said "Michael Klauber" one more time we were going to kick him). He did try to discreetly warn me about the squab but I missed the cue.

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vipDaveSCA
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our key question for each other is always “Would you come back?” Our answers were both “probably.”

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vipMeducator
Tampa
162 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest Sarasota restaurants . Exceptional cuisine , cocktails , wines and atmosphere , with impeccable service make this our all time favorite.

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JohnB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back. Great food, wonderful atmosphere.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants i have ever been to. Food was incredible, and the service was 1st class. I loved the look of the restaurant as well. Like the set of a 1950s movie. Perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and our waiter was awesome!

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vipGulfside
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The experience in all areas was as consistently excellent as we've had in the past. I wouldn't however want a table on the terrace again. Sitting inside the restaurant is far preferable, it was just too humid outside.

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Greenie
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There’s no question the ambience, atmosphere on the terrace at Michael’s is probably the most romantic and beautiful in the city of Sarasota.

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LincolnshireGirl
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday. The food and atmosphere was wonderful! The veal chop was moist and delicious. My husband had the filet mignon tartare, and he said it was outstanding. We’ll definitely go back.

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vipAnitabfranklin
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as usual. Kathy takes such good care of us and the Epicurean menu is always a delight.

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SRQKel
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Michael’s on East has made a special occasion fantastic. We spent our 21st wedding anniversary there last night and were well taken care of by Damon. There’s no question why this place is our go-to. Thanks again!

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PhilipL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the ambience is perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Rendle was terrific. Another diner at our table tasted my cocktail and said he liked it. Rendle insisted politely that he would replace it even though my friend didn’t ask him to and there was nothing wrong with his drink.
My Wife and I split everything we ordered and everything was split for us when it arrived. The Cesar salad was excellent and the steak was done perfectly. The wine selection is top notch. We can’t wait to return.

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viprudytootie
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate in the outdoor area, and had a hard time hearing, it was quite busy. The food was good, risotto not what our guest expected. Steak delicious, Pear and Apple salad delicious, lobster bisque very good, steak tartar excellent, cream spinach overcooked, burned on the sides, ice cream and brownie and ice cream dessert delicious.
Beautiful setting but needed our flashlights to see menu. We are probably too old to give this review!!

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RichardB
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words can not describe. This is the best meal I have had in Florida

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MarkY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Michael's is our go-to place for a special occasion dinner, or when friends come to town. Our experience last night was typically excellent.

Michael's On East
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Mark! We're so grateful! Hope to see you in again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heldon the waiter was unbelievable!!!!!

Michael's On East
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you had a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will definitely go back-
Everything was perfect !

Michael's On East
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! We're so happy to hear this! We're looking forward to see you in again soon :)

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vipLovefunfood
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Also love Kelly. She is an incredible waitress! Everything we order is always fabulous and they could not be any nicer

Michael's On East
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed everything!

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BeckyT8
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew was exceptional as a server. He anticipated pot every want. Joe the piano player makes eating there a special occasion everytime I go.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks, Becky! We're so glad you had a great evening with us.

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vipTomC
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal. Loved the snapper and sea bass. Service was good. Robert did a great job. Drinks were great!

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

You made some excellent choices, Tom! Thanks for dining with us and leaving a review. We hope to see you again soon!

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KenS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beverages were outstanding, well worth the price. Service was impeccable, from the valet parking to the hostess and wait staff.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 17, 2022

Thanks for the awesome feedback! I'm so happy your first visit with us was wonderful :) I will pass along your kind words to our staff. Come see us again soon!

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SamM
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's on East is good old fashion fine dining. The restaurant was wonderfully laid out and decorated. The outdoor area is simply beautiful and romantic. The valet parking was appreciated. Our waiter, Rendle went above and beyond to give us a memorable experience. He explained the menu meticulously and spaced all our courses out perfectly. The filet mignon was butter knife tender. There was a wonderful piano bar player in the room beside us and everyone was enjoying his selections.

I have been dining out to new restaurants 2 or 3 times a year for the last year in Sarasota County and I can say without any hesitation that Michael's on East is my No 1 fine-dining restaurant!!

Michael's On East
Responded on January 17, 2022

Wow, thank you so much, Sam! We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Rendle. Thanks again for your great feedback and we look forward to having you in again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful date night at Michael’s on East! The food was excellent and our server Eddie was very attentive and had great recommendations. We will definitely be returning soon.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 17, 2022

Thanks for sharing your great experience with us! We're so glad you had a wonderful evening and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipJamesB
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to Michael’s many, many times, but the experience this past Saturday with the Espana menu was exceptional. We always receive incredible service from James while being seated outside in the beautiful garden setting. My wife started with the Oxtail Empanadas, and I had the Croquetas-both were delicious, but the star of the evening was the Bacalao Envuelto en Jamon Serrano, Serrano Ham wrapped Cod, Sweet Pea Purée, Mango Beurre Blanc and Piquillo Pepper Salsa. This entree needs to be placed on the permanent menu. It was simply an outstanding dish. The fish was unbelievably moist and flaky, and the combination of flavors with the pea purée and mango beurre blanc was perfect. This, by far, from the wonderful service, pleasant surroundings and elegant, delicious food was one of the very best experiences we have ever had. Please consider putting the Serrano wrapped cod on the permanent menu.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 17, 2022

Wow, thank you so much for the excellent review, James! We're so happy to hear you loved our España menu! We hope to see you in again soon!

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BigSkyChick
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally wonderful dining experience. Service was great, the food fabulous, and the overall ambiance was perfect for a birthday dinner. Our server, Eddie, was very helpful and attentive without being overbearing. The chocolate brownie dessert was the perfect ending to a perfect evening.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 17, 2022

Wow, thank you so much for sharing this! We are so happy you had such a great evening with us! The chocolate brownie dessert is SO good – glad you got to enjoy it! We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love love Michael’s ! We all had such a lovely evening and delicious meal, once again

Michael's On East
Responded on January 17, 2022

Thank you so much! We appreciate your kind words and are so happy you enjoyed your night with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
47 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone who always dines at Micheal on East when we are in Sarasota This time was a bit special due to the Coronavirus my wife and I were not allowed to visit USA until recently so we were delighted once again to dine at Micheals on East

Michael's On East
Responded on January 17, 2022

We're so happy you were able to dine with us again! Thanks for leaving us a great review, we're already looking forward to your next visit :)

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JoeT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazed at the quantity of the high quality meal. Definitely did not leave still hungry

Michael's On East
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thanks, Joe! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed everything!

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LoriD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in town. You won’t be disappointed.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thanks, Lori! We really appreciate the view!

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MichaelG
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perhaps the best veal chop anywhere.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you, Michael! You made an excellent choice with the veal chop :)

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vipBandC
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Michael's is always an excellent choice. Sometimes difficult to get a desirable reservation.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thanks for your feedback! We hope to see you in again soon!

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CCTravels
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Loved the atmosphere. Lobster & escargot, ribeye with Gorgonzola, and the colony snapper all delicious and came out perfectly timed. Brussel sprouts were sweet and not my fav. Robert & Homer were very attentive and took care of all our needs. Had to wait 20 mins for a table even though we had a reservation. Overall very good and would return again.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you for your review. We will share this with our team to let them know how we are doing. Hope to see you again soon!

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Bobbie
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was excellent as usual and our guest was happy as well. It is always a treat at Michael's.

Michael's On East
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for leaving us a great review! We’ll be sure to share your praises with our team. Looking forward to having you in again soon!

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