Michael's On East

4.8
3309 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 3309 people are saying
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BarbaraG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We waited quite a while before the server approached us and a long time for our drinks. Things moved along nicely once we placed our order.

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ChetG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. We celebrated our friends 25th Anniversary. A nice chocolate cake was presented at the end of the evening to celebrate the anniversary. Food and service was excellent.

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SherylS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The piano bar was too loud. Made for no conversation! Food was excellent but when things got busy the waiter was not getting any help from others to step up and clear things or check on guests. Loved the waiter but support staff could have been more attentive.

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vipLynneK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fabulous evening! The food and service were outstanding!

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SRQfoodie
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy the excellent food. The new outdoor terrace seating is great.

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vipappreciateanicesurprise
Naples
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of Sarasota's finest restaurants. The food and service are always excellent. Their outdoor dining area is the best in the area. And we have never been disappointed here. This is alway the place we go when we want to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipCulinarian
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

As a long-time Michael’s patron, the food is consistently excellent, probably the best in town. We made the mistake of sitting at a high top in the lounge on a Saturday night because our reserved table in the main room was not yet ready. The noise level was deafening, the lounge was packed with no visible social distancing. Predictably the service wasn’t great, yet amazingly the food was incredible. Kudos to the kitchen. Don’t dine in the lounge.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Waiter was amazing, just wish he had mor help. Waited 30 minutes to be seated, with a reservation. Then spent another just waiting on any type of drink. Waiter was running around so much, seemed like they are short staffed. Ended up leaving before even getting our drinks.

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RogerM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All good except for the service. Drinks were comped so at least management tried to make up for the very slow service.

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vipPatT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

We have eaten at Michael’s several times over the years. This experience was pretty bad. After sitting our party, we had to wait about 20 minutes for someone to approach our table and take a drink order. We never received a wine list and after one hour, we still had not placed an order for food. It took us close to 3 hours to eat and after complaining several times one of the manager’s had to help us.

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vipRicA
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had in our couple years in the area as snowbirds... just great service from our server David and a beautiful setting... food choices were terrific

Michael's On East
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Ric! Come see us again soon!

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David
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was the best taking care of us on our anniversary.
Food is great. Beautiful restaurant. Outdoor dining is spectacular.

Michael's On East
Responded 5 days ago

Aww thanks David! And Happy Anniversary again :)

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vipMarkG
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience . Excellent service!

Michael's On East
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Mark!

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Buddy
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Problem with trying to redeem a $10.00 reward card from Open Table as the waiter brought it back saying it was declined. I gave to waiter with all of the written instructions from Open Table on how to use it at the restaurant. Too noisy and also difficult to explain to waiter what the reward card was. I will have to contact Open Table to get a new reward card as this one will expire before I am able to use it at another restaurant.

Michael's On East
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Buddy! I'm so sorry you had an issue with this. Can you let me know what name the reservation was under so I can look into this more for you? I'd also like to make a note in your profile so this doesn't happen again. Again, so sorry you had this experience with us!

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Pallew
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved where we were seated, listening to the piano player, the food was delicious! We look forward to making another reservation in the future.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! Come see us again soon!

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vipKenV99
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the New Orleans Prix Fixe meal. Everything was excellent. We both had the oysters and then the duck and trout. Excellent presentation, taste, portion size, temperature. The wait staff was excellent: attentive, but not over-bearing. We have eaten hear many times and will continue to return.

Michael's On East
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Ken! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! We are extending our New Orleans menu into March so please come enjoy it again!

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vipRafikS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding ambiance, outstanding service

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much!

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Foodlover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The price fix was New Orleans theme. Oysters and duck breast were Devine. My husband had the short ribs which he said was excellent. The ambiance in the court yard is lovely, romantic.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

We love the Epicurean menu this month! The duck is amazing! So happy you enjoyed everything and we look forward to having you back!

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SanfordC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtyard setting was beautiful and tables well spaced. Wait staff knowledgeable attentive but not intrusive. Multiple options to choose from. Food well prepared and delicious.

Michael's On East
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you! So happy you enjoyed our courtyard seating!

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vipKarenC
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. We dined outdoors and the atmosphere was lovely. Highly recommend.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate Karen! And we're thrilled you enjoyed our courtyard dining!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I think in Sarasota for over 30 years and i hear so much about Michael on the east!
I was lucky enough to go tonight with a couple.
it’s overrated expensive and I was not impressed the spinach was very salty the
Fillet mignon was not juicy it was dry .
I’m sorry but that’s my opinion I won’t be going back

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vipFood4thought
Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner at Michael's On East. I had the special New Orleans meal, which was excellent. My wife had the lobster bisque (excellent) and the scallops and shrimps as main course. The shellfish was excellent, but the accompanying ravioli was very disappointing -- drenched in too much olive oil and the filling had leaked out, plus they were very doughy. And, there was just too much ravioli, which overwhelmed the dish. Service was good, although there was a slight mix-up over whether we had received the main courses or not. The draft beer and per glass wine offerings were also rather limited. We'd definitely give Michael's On East another try, since the the positives more than outweighed the minor negatives.

Michael's On East
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! We apologize that the ravioli dish was disappointing– this does not sound like it was up to our standards! Please come back and see us again so we can give you a better Michael's on East experiencce!

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BruceG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around Fantastic! Great Food strong drinks and a whole Pianist/Singer!

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Bruce!

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vipWM2021
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent and the monthly regional month is a fantastic value

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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DAYLE
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Got the New Orleans fixed price meal. The gumbo was excellent, however, it could have used a little hot sauce. The pork medallions were tender and tasty in more or less in a ratatouille sauce. The dessert was a banana foster in a waffle cone served in a mason jar - a bit over the top.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback Dayle! We're happy you had a nice evening with us!

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Ruster1
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Can't share much if the experience as after arriving to a hightop in the bar area, they were obviously poorly staffed and one server had 4 tables of varying degrees of completion. After waiting 10 minutes to be greated and have a drink order.. we immediately saw a group of 6 people walk to the bar and get drinks immediately. We then felt uncomfortable and moved to a more secluded location as my wife is immunosuppressant and waited another 10 minutes with not more contact. Frustrated we left... Sorry as this had previously been a very enjoyable destination. Very dissappointed as we did not have time to complain as my wife is also diabetic and sugar was dropping. We went to another restraraunt.

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vipThomas
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration. Food was amazing; all enjoyed their meals. Service as expected. All in all it was a terrific evening. Thanks!

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Happy Birthday! We're so happy you had a great evening with us!

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vipCarolS
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time outside. A truly magical setting.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Our courtyard is so pretty! We're happy you got to enjoy it!

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vipgoodbad
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Most beautiful restaurant with great food and service. Outstanding

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate your kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great ambiance great service great, I always wonder why I pay more fore the food though. That said, I’ll go back.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! We appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best steak I’ve ever had at any restaurant. Service was excellent. Sat outside in the courtyard and it was picturesque. Plan to make regular visits.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

We're so glad you got to enjoy our courtyard! Good choice on the steak! We looking forward to having you back!

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vipBleeckerResident
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David, the waiter, was great. Good was first-rate. The luxor space is gorgeous.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks! We will pass along your kind words to David! We appreciate it!

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vipMikeB
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food was overpriced for the quality and service received. They forgot to do anything for the wife's birthday celebration. Would not go back.

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vipMassimoc
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Looking forward to our next dinner

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! Come see us again soon!

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vipGeorgeH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great New Orleans food adventure. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Such a great menu! Hope you got to try the beignets :)

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It was our first time here. Chose this location for Valentine’s day because of other reviews and pictures. We had outside seating reservations at 5:15 and were sat upon arrival. After that it was absurdly slow service. Food was extremely overpriced for average quality. Took 30 minutes to receive our drinks and 1.5 hours to receive food. They were not busy and had plenty of available tables. The hanging lights were very pretty and set a beautiful scene.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Heather! I'm glad you our Manager, David was able to get in touch with you! We truly look forward to having you back in soon for a proper Michael's on East experience!

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vipJDinParadise
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. We both had black seabass. The fish was cooked to perfection. All in all, it was a fantastic experience and a great place to go for a special occasion.

Michael's On East
Responded 6 days ago

The Seabass is soo good! One of my favorites! We look forward to having you back in!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Michaels on East is an over all beautiful experience. From the service to the food everything is always amazing! We almost always take our kids ages 8 and 10 to dine with us and they are treated just as special as the next guest.