Michael's On East

4.7
2622 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 28th 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 2622 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday. The food was great but there was a round table near us that were the rowdiest group ever. People were moving their tables away from them left and right. If you go fir a special evening to relax, that was not it

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LP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Only problem was the noise level. But, when people are enjoying food and drinks that is to be expected. Overall great!

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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. It was far too loud though. The server had to raise his voice to speak to us.

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G
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimberly and Eric ARE the benchmark for service.
From the moment starting with the valet service.....prompt and courteous.
To checking in....prompt and accomodating.
To Eric.....taking our drink orders which were perfectly prepared and returning for a second round.
To Kimberly....explaining in detail the specials and high lighting the menu.
The meal was perfect starting with recommended salmon crostini, thru the entrees of snapper and veal chop to dessert key lime pie and cappuccino.
A truly wonderful Valentines celebration for us .
We shall return again and again.
Bill & Nancy
Northport

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L
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s day

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ZL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a food snob. I rarely love a meal at any restaurants. Michael's surpassed any experience I have ever had in a restaurant. The interplay of flavors was equaled to the interplay of notes in a symphony. The presentation of the food was a Monet painting, the environment was lovely and the service was impeccable.

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LM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. I had a perfect Cosmo, tasty Caesar salad, and a delicious veal chop. Service was perfect!

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CD
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with cocktails. The martinis were a generous size and well made. Our appetizers were salad wedges. Nicely made with a good dressing. Three of us ordered the chicken bow tie pasta, which is one of our favorites. Generous portion and very tasty. One of us had the wagyu steak. It was huge and so delicious. We all tasted a bite. Perfectly prepared and seasoned. Our waitress was attentive, informative and pleasant. It was a very nice experience in total.

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ML
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tobis was an excellent server. Food was excellent. Onion straws, Rubin, and Michael's Cobb salad out if this world. Thank you

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Latest trip was the best! Would rate five star except one guest was not excited about her selection.
Service was outstanding.

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LA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Scallop dish which included Gnocchi. It was the best I've ever had. It was light and flavorful.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good, albeit slow, service, good food, nice ambiance. A fine birthday dinner celebration for two.

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P
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Based on online reviews, we decided to dine here for our anniversary. For the first time here in Sarasota, the experience matched the reviews. The food was excellent. Our server attentive and professional. It was a top-notch evening that will have us returning again.

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TD
Seattle
155 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never visit Sarasota without a dinner at Michael's on East. All food is superbly prepared. Service is exquisite without being over bearing. Lived in Florida for about 18 years and eaten at restaurants throughout the State - none better than Michael's on East. Pricey but worth every cent.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

65th birthday

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LI
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening, the food was delicious and our server Kimberly was outstanding!

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SP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can not go wrong for a special occasion meal. I wish the portions/prices were less so I would not have to take some of it home.

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MD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandon was a great waiter. Loved the food and Joe Mical.

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TS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was terrible.

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a
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome restaurant. loved the food and service was superb!!

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j
Naples
77 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really love the imaginative cuisine coupled with a great wine list. Piano player in the lounge was a bonus! Highly recommend dining here and/or enjoying the music in the lounge.

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RC
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael's never disappoints. The old adage is the "You Get What You Pay For". Yes, Michael's is on the pricey side, but in my estimation, and we dine there three to four times a year, worth every penny!! Everything is to perfection + the willingness of the Chef to accommodate guest requests. Want to do something nice for yourself?? Then, book a table at MIchael's!!! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!!

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TB
Philadelphia
121 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drink are to be found at this posh little spot. Though the big star of the show here is their wonderful piano lounge !

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G
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always top notch at Michaels.

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DO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met fiends who we hadn't seen in a year so were specific when making the reservation to be seated so we could talk. There were empty tables so we did linger a bit longer than normal and kevin respected that. One couple brought a very good bottle of champagne and we brought a 2009 Bordeaux - both served properly.
Three of us had the fillet tartar and a salad which was fabulous and the perfect amount of food which left room for a dessert to share.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a really good atmosphere as the layout has been so well designed.
You can eat away from the bar and piano so that there is just pleasant background noise in swish surroundings or, you can get a table near the piano in a cosy bar type room. Here you can just enjoy the music, interact with other guests if you choose and ask the pianist for special requests.
The menu is very good. Steaks are brilliant quality.

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S
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful. Our server,Joe, was very attentive. He remembered us from previous visits.

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E
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent fish selection as well as beef. Wonderful ambiance and service. The pompano was excellent.

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DG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great service and delicious food
brownie dessert amazing

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s
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Michael's on East is always a wonderful place to lunch or dine. Great food and wonderful ambiance.
It was nosier than usual when I dined that evening, but I learned they had 30 unexpected diners.
Otherwise...a great place. I recommend it highly.

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TK
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michaels never disappoints and always meets or exceeds expectations. Nice pacing by the servers.

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SS
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael's is my favorite restaurant in Sarasota and has been for 20 years. The food is always excellent, the service exceptional and the ambiance pleasant!

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e
Indiana
61 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

This restaurant is super expensive and not that good. Very loud, unpleasant music. Slow service. Waiter should have told us more about the menu.

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ML
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment!
Service and food always the tops!

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a really nice restaurant, the only problem I encountered was the noise level - I was there on a Saturday night, it was full and the noise level was too high. After 9pm the noise level was fine - if that's important to you avoid prime time when it's crowded and noisy.

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t
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent as usual. This restaurant is consistent with high quality food and the best service you will get anywhere.

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R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had to wait 40 minutes beyond reservation time for our table. Not a good start!

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S
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great, wine lovely, beautiful place....too bad band from event next door intrudes on the west dining room. Love Joe’s music, too.

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LD
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the finest meals I have ever consumed !!! Bravo!

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SF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always heard great things about Michael's on East. Now I'm upset with myself for not going sooner. The people were great, our server Kathy was fantastic! The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD FANTASTIC! We will be back!

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