Michael's On East

4.7
2823 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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 was one of only ten restaurants in the nation to be inducted into the 2009 Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame, considered the Oscars of the restaurant industry, and recently received their 29th 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.

Specials

SECRET WORD MONDAYS

Each Monday, Michael’s On East Facebook fans enjoy a special opportunity to claim a free treat during happy hour in the bar. All are invited to visit the Facebook page each Monday to learn a unique “secret word of the day,” then simply provide the word to Michael’s mixologists every Monday, 5-7 p.m., to receive a select small plate appetizer.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 16, 2018

Ends: October 17, 2117

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-7:00PM

All-Night Happy Hour

ALL-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR EACH MONDAY NIGHT
Join us on Monday evenings for "all-night" happy hour! Michael's popular $6 beverage specials are offered from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (or close) in the Restaurant's Lounge each Monday.

Michael’s On East will donate 10% of beverage sales in the Restaurant’s Lounge benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Every Monday starting at 5pm, now through December 17th, 2018

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 16, 2018

Ends: October 17, 2117

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-9:00PM

What 2823 People Are Saying
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New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

They did a great job accommodating us for our anniversary dinner. However, the stuffing was coming out of the upholstery in our booth, the food was good, but we felt overpriced. The creamed spinach was not very good at all. For the money we would probably choose the Capital Grille or Ruth’s Chris or Fleming’s in the future.

s
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So nice to enjoy a real fine dining experience again.
You will not be disappointed with the service or the food. All go above and beyond to create a great experience.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Michael's on East and once again, it did not disappoint! The food is phenomenal and the service, excellent! If you are looking for a real treat, this is it! Will be back again for sure!

MG
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had meat dinner entres. Both were excellent. Service was great. Restaurant is a little pricey but with it.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Michael, we are thrilled to hear you and your wife enjoyed your evening with us! Thanks for coming in!

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AC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal - fresh ingredients- normal portion sizes! Original combination of ingredients.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Anna, thank you for the kind words. See you next time!

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B
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb experience, service, and meal.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Brielle. Excellent to hear!

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F
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kathy our server in the dining room was magnificent. The bar staff outstanding and having the piano player performing made for an outstanding time for us at Michael’s on East.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad you had a great night with us. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Kathy!

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CA
New England
32 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from the moment we walked in the door.

Friendly hostess. Attentive waitstaff. Excellent food.

We will be back.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

We can't wait to have you back!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for a business lunch.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

We agree!

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SJ
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner!

I
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been here msny times and it’s a favorite of ours. But this time they were not at the top of their game. The waitress seemed rushed although she admitted she only had two tables. My veal chop was not hot. The place seemed noisy.

GK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed moved here two half years ago and it was best meal we’ve had here yet - definitely back - my fish was wonderful.

Michael's On East
Responded on August 5, 2019

So happy to hear that, Ginger!

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic dining experience. Beautifully modern decor with an established presence in the community. I am partial to "white tablecloth" restaurants and they did not disappoint. The extensive wine list is expertly curated. Fabulous entrees. Exemplary wait staff. Kristine(Krissy) is a fifteen year veteran of this restaurant and I will always request her to attend our table. The pricing is reasonable considering the quality and atmosphere. There is a warm piano bar as well, elegantly located adjacent to the dining area. It is a great place for after dinner cocktails. A marvelous evening all-around.

Michael's On East
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you ever so much for the kind review, Jorge. We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. And, we'll be sure to extend the compliments to Krissy!

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T
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the wine flights and bites! Great idea. Creative bar food and the regular menu options are always outstanding.

Michael's On East
Responded on August 5, 2019

So happy to hear that, Terri :) Come back this week for our "blind" flight!

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MC
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service very slow and confused - 2 waiters to our table so it appeared that one did not know what the other was doing. Went for lunch, specifying it was our anniversary - that was not acknoweleged.

Buss service was lacking too - notably when setting up tables throwing silverware on tables and touching eating ends with his hands and holding glasses by the rims - not the stems.

We will be back as it is one of our favorite restaurants - but it took 2 hours for lunch in a fairly empty dining room.

FL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, our dining experience was without equal. We had the lobster pot and it surpassed any lobster dinner we have had anywhere else. The lobster and everything else served with it was cooked to perfection. The wine we selected was excellent and reasonably priced. After dinner we opted to skip dessert and go directly to an after-dinner coffee. We both very much enjoyed our selection. The service was every bit as good as the food. Our waiter, Joe, was courteous, pleasant and very attentive. We have never been disappointed with either the service or the food. Michael’s sets the standard for other restaurants to follow.

W
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner celebrating my Mother's 90th birthday. Drinks at the bar were great, food and service was exceptional. Wine prices are also reasonable. Overall a great experience. Will be back

OT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The epicurean dinner was singapoe. It was great. The cobia was outstanding. The pork buns were better than in Singapore. Great meal.

SJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. I ordered raw oysters and a small filet. I must say that both were among the best I have ever had. The ambience was very nice and the noise level was fairly low which is great for me since hearing is an issue.

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi Samuel. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! See you next time!

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Great music by Joe on the piano. We’ll be back soon!

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

Cheers!

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C
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have always enjoyed dining at Michael’s and this was no exception. However, it was a Friday night and the bar was exceptionally noisy and this carried over to our table. We had asked for another table but they had only a very small one available so we did not take that one. We had the Lobster Pot and it was very good and also a good value. The service was excellent. The only negative was the noise level.

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi Cazzy, our apologies about the noise! Our lounge is a popular place on Friday night! So glad you enjoyed your lobster!

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PA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

new menu from about 3 weeks ago n lot same food or value. my wife salmon way too salty

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

So sorry to hear that your wife found her salmon too salty. We do hope you'll come back soon for a visit!

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a terrific lunch here. Prices were reasonable for quality of food. Perfect restaurant for an “upscale” lunch— able to sit
and talk with luncheon guests too. Highly recommended.

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi David, we agree, lunch is terrific here, and a perfect place to host a luncheon with friends!

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HW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Ambiance was great but... it was Monday evening

d
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends for the first time. We all loved it

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

:) so happy to hear!

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All things being equal with "upscale" restaurants in the area, Michael's on East pays particular attention to the little things that make a huge impact. The hostesses, while still young college age gals, are schooled in the art of welcoming the guests, and displaying an eagerness to serve. Insuring we don't miss the Epicurean menu (chef designed) for the evening, the hostess points out the features and benefits. There is a modest corkage charge (bring your own wine bottle) which wine snobs (us) really appreciate. The menu feature truly premium name purveyors (Niman Ranch, Snake River Farms) sure to please the food connoisseur. O!ur server was experienced, delightfully pleasant, made excellent suggestions, timed the delivery of appetizers, salads, entrees, etc. perfectly...and as a final note, Michael's served us a complimentary dessert in celebration of our special occasion. Michael's on East...where the value is much greater than the price. Go tonight, go every week

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

You made our day! Thank you for such kind words!

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LS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the attendant who parked our car to the delicious chocolate cake provided by the restaurant we enjoyed every part of dining at Michael’s on East. All courses including the bread were so delicious as was our martinis and glasses of wine. We came to the right place for a special occasion.

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

This is awesome, we are honored you chose us to celebrate with! See you next time!

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at Michael’s to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. All patrons were greeted nicely and asked if it was a special occasion. Several people said yes and complimentary dessert was offered. The variety of food was expansive. The quality was excellent. Our waiter was very good in explaining the menu and describing and recommending items. The swordfish and rack of lamb were cooked perfectly. The wine list is expansive. We were too full to eat dessert and the waiter offered to box it for home.

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many more, we will see you next time!

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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Really cool Sarasota vibe .... classy and elegant .... but friendly and warm. Food.... exceptional! The dessert.... out of this world. We will be returning 😁

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

Love this! Be sure to check out our next Epicurean adventure menu, starting August 1.

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L
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good not great. Very diverse menu with excellent service. Our waiter was extremely helpful with recommendations and describing the dishes on the menu.

Michael's On East
Responded on July 23, 2019

Sorry to hear your food was sub-par. Come back and see us and try the new Epicurean menu next month! It's good one!

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CG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! We always come with family and friends- the food the service the ambiance is great!! Love the tasting menus! And ending the night at the piano bar with Joe Michaels is a must!! Love this place!

j
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately, the entrees lacked flavor. We ordered the scallops and Chilean sea bass entrees and started with the filet tartar. The filet tartar was very nice and flavorful with a beautiful presentation. Caviar was a nice touch. Entrees both lacked flavor, cook was nice but sea bass was in a soupy, flavorless liquid. Scallops were cooked well but also lacked flavor. Carrot cake to go was average at best. Waitress was attentive but not intrusive. We have been in Sarasota for 15 years and have dined at most every restaurant in the area. Michaels did not live up to our expectations. This is our third try and will likely be our last.

l
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience. Rib eye cap was a delight. Great service. Very nice wine list....Our new favorite restaurant.

R
New England
58 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We asked to be seated in bar area high top but should h e taken a table. Piano player very good but too loud for conversation sitting right next to him.

Ryan was our server and he was excellent. Was quiet when we arrived at 6:00pm reservation but quickly filled up and his service was still fantastic.

My friend and I shared an appetizer. Lobster & L’escargot in a wonderful sauce were delicious. My husband had baby romaine salad and it was very tasty.

We had a thick Pork Chop, bone in which was delicious. 9 oz
Beef Filet was very tasty but my Pompano was out of this world.Quite a generous portion..
No dessert. Too full!

JE
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, quiet and NOT freezing!!! Loved it! Didn't have to bring a blanket!!!!!!!!!

TK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Michael makes rounds to all of the tables to ensure you are having the dining experience you expect. Great value with their epicurean selection. The whole staff congratulated us on our anniversary, very nice touch.

Michael's On East
Responded on July 1, 2019

Happy Anniversary, Tim! Come back in this month to try our new Epicurean menu - Singapore!

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VT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Michael's on East after hearing rave reviews and it did not disappoint! We were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary, and we were wished a Happy Anniversary from the start by our hostess and our server. We took advantage of their Signature Cocktail menu as well as the Prix Fixe internationally-inspired Epicurean Dinner, which changes monthly. The server's description of the Filet Mignon Tartare as a starter and a side of Truffled Mac 'N Cheese as a side convinced us to add those, too. All of the food was absolutely delicious, but there was so much we had to take some home. We left as the patrons were gathered around a piano listening to live music in the bar area, and we certainly plan to return.

BS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant is very noisy. Had to lean into table to hear other person. Got worse when piano was playing. Seemed everyone had to talk louder once the piano started playing. Not much to absorb the sound, which is too bad. Others have said that it is noisy also. Owners should invest in some sound absorbing material.
Waitress never asked if it was our first time in the restaurant, which is was. I ordered filet medium rare and when I cut into it, it looked rare. When the waitress came to the table, she asked if it was too rare and I said yes. Only then did she tell me that at this restaurant medium rare means cool red inside. She should have said that when I ordered it that way.
Wild mushroom medley in garlic butter was bitter.
Waitress brought cream when coffee was served to the person who ordered it, who is vegan, which she was reminded of twice. Clueless.

MB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We regularly come to Michaels on East for special occasions and lunch with friends. The elegant ambiance and fine service are always present. The food is consistently excellent. We often order the Epicurean Menu, which gives a sampling of food from different cuisines. Well prepared every time. Michaels is one of the highlights in the Sarasota restaurant scene.

Michael's On East
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thanks much for the kind words, Margaret! July's Epicurean menu is Singapore - it's a good one! Come back and see us to try it!

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RF
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As close to nyc fine dining as there can be.
Superb savor Sarasota menu
Great piano player to enhance ambiance

Michael's On East
Responded on July 1, 2019

This review just made our day! Thank you!

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