Michael's On East

4.6
2528 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(941) 366-0007 ext. 224
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jamil Pineda
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Private party facilities
For an unparalleled dining and wine tasting experience your guests will never forget, Michael's Wine Cellar. One of Sarasota's hippest locations to entertain, Michael's Wine Cellar can accommodate 125 guests for a cocktail party or 50 for an elegant sit down dinner.
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Private party contact
Cloe Drapkin: (888) 653-7905
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Catering
In addition to the fabulous Ballroom, Atrium, and Wine Cellar, Michael's has other incredible venues for your parties and special events. Whatever the occasion, Philip Mancini and the staff of Michael's On East are in the business of crating Memorable events. From dazzling galas for 1,000 or more, to an intimate candlelit dinner for two. We pride ourselves on making every event unique, on providing Sarasota's finest cuisine and the best service on Florida's Gulf Coast!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bahia Vista
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Parking details
We offer both Valet and Self-Parking. Valet Parking is located on East Ave.
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Entertainment
Enjoy live music nightly in the Michael's On East Piano Bar Lounge.

Joe Micals, Tuesday - Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24, 2018, 4-8 p.m. Michael's holiday menu will feature signature dishes a la carte.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 2-8 p.m. Michael's holiday menu will feature signature dishes a la carte.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Year's Eve - Monday, December 31, 2018, 5-7 p.m. or 9-10 p.m. Ring in 2019 in style at Sarasota's only AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant. A $50 cover charge applies for the later seating, which includes live music & dancing. Michael's holiday menu will feature signature dishes a la carte.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2528 People Are Saying
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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. I especially liked the crab bisque.

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Tampa
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING FOOD WITH SERVICE TO MATCH . BAR ALSO IS TOP QUALITY.

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Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael's On East is always enjoyable! We usually go for super delicious dinners, but took a friend for lunch recently and thoroughly enjoyed the lunch offerings. The tomato soup with goat cheese and basil was delightful and the Thai Salmon quite special. Our server, David, was very attentive with a very nice sense of humor. We will include Michael's more often now for lunch.

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Key West
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not great for the expense. Expected more for how much they charge.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience at Michaels for the last night of our vacation

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great food and service...makes every meal a special event

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food only second to their exceptional people who cater to their clients and patrons like VIPs.

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Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with excellent side table manners from the staff. Unfortunately, the wait for the food was long (12-15 mins for soup and entree was another 15 mins). To add insult to injury the entree was cold. Sadly, we will not be returning.

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Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent!

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Naples
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always impeccable service and exquisite cuisine!

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JC
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favourite. Inventive sauces, great variety in food selection, always delivered hot, nice place settings great selection in wines and outstanding service.

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Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

this restaurant over and over excells with excellent food. Very recommendable is the epicurean menu with the pairing wines. A nice starter is the Graham Beck Brut (Sparkling Wine). We asked for a booth to have a more quiet ambiance, but we did not get one. Apart from that top hole.

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Naples
47 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Michael's On East for our 41st Anniversary dinner. The restaurant is the perfect place for a special celebratory dinner because the service is stellar and the food is the best in Sarasota. It's always a pleasure to dine at Michael's On East for any occasion.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious, and the service impeccable. We were celebrating an occasion but perfect spot for those who appreciate a great dining experience any time.

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JM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was so-so...especially the lobster & escargot, French fried onion rings and duck spring rolls. Waited a while to get beer for one of us. Waiter was more attentive to his other tables.

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C
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all around. The service was impeccable and our waitress handled a table of ten with ease. And we had separate checks! The food was fresh and wonderfully prepared and presented. Definitely worth celebrating a special evening!

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Brazilian menu was very good. Wine pairing is a bargain. The amuse niche was really delicious!

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LS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food. Michael's is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota.

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JG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, good food, good service, everything was very enjoyable for my wife and I. We will go back again.

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r
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

I took my wife to Michael's for our 45th wedding anniversary. Mussels ap was good. Caesar Salad was good. My fish dinner was very good but my wife's med. rare filet mignon was extremely well done. The steak was taken back and a new one was served 20 monutes later. It was raw in the middle. I finished my dinner without my wife being served. This was not the anniversary dinner we had in mind.

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a
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional - definitely a place to celebrate a special occasion. I thought it was a bit pricey compared to other restaurants in the area but the service was a level above the other restaurants.

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c
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant consistently ranks as one of the best in the area.

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c
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a little more noisy than we hoped for on our anniversary, but overall it was great food and great service.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at many fine dining establishments but this night's dinner at Michaels was beyond wonderful. The filet was fabulous and my husband had the Scallops and not sure which I liked most. Our waiter Kevin was attentive to everything and gave superior service. Will definitely return!

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P
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lunch Meal was outstanding. Fresh fish cooked perfectly. Texture was lovely.
Dessert:
Carrot cake large enough to share with a friend, moist and delicious.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our group was five in number. We had salads, pasta, etc. The food was very good. The wine by the glass is overpriced. Special occasion was recognized which we appreciated.

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LD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

always delicious!
we had a couple of combos and everything was delicious: mac & cheese, caesar, club, and spring rolls!
The Portuguese shrimp entree was excellent. sadly no room for dessert, but there will be next time!

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R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Portuguese special menu was great. Wine pairing was excellent. Almond cake was really delicious! Next month is Brazil and we intend to go back.

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Naples
48 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael's On East is the best restaurant in Sarasota and wins the triple crown for food, quality and service. The wait staff is professional and attentive. The timing of the food delivery is perfect. This is the perfect restaurant to linger over a meal and dine with friends; however, efficient service allows for those on a limited time frame. The noise in the bar area from the piano does tend to get loud so sit far away from it if you want quiet conversation.

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L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the most consistent restaurant as far as excellent service, food, ambiance. Kevin, out server was outstanding, charming with some great recommendations.
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Wagner

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FA
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL.... as ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (wanted 50+ characters to post?!?!?)

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Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed dining at Michael's. Dishes are prepared with the finest ingredients, and the bread basket is exceptional. The lobster special on Friday nights is outstanding. Dessserts are fabulous.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pefect atmosphere for a special occasion meal, a quiet lunch, or just a romantic evening for two. Food, service, and presentation are unexcelled in Sarasota

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IM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

the service and food were excellent. We did wonder later whether MSG had been used in the food as we did have some issues later similar to other situations where msg had been used? We both enjoy the Epicurian dinners and suggested wines. Always an interesting and wonderful way to try different cooking styles from different areas in the world.

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Naples
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

We enjoy fine dining and partake every other week on average. This was our first experience at this restaurant. While we found the setting, ambience, service, and live music to be very delightful, we found the menu and the flavor of everything we ordered to be, well, boring. We did not find the menu to be innovative or imaginative. The presentations were not particularly inviting and the flavors of all the dishes were dull. The bread basket was the highlight of the offerings. An ice cream cake was highly recommended by the server. It was large, as stated, but also less than impressive. While you might go there for the active bar and social scene, we wouldn't recommend going for the cuisine.

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KP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have eaten here before and food was good. We had the Portuguese dinner and just okay. Meat dry. No spice. Will not do that again. Bar and apps always good

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S
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend moving.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was half empty and 2 of us were seated at a very, very small table under a very bright light. When we asked for another seating, the hostess placed us at another 30 inch? round table. The the was so small that you could not have ordered side. When had drinks and mentioned the unacceptable table but the waiter did not respond. When he came for our order, I informed him that we just needed the check as we would dine elsewhere. As it was two thirds empty by now, we were placed at larger table. This is a good place to dine, but the experience will probably keep us away for some time.

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PC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Michael's and it was a fantastic dinner. The food was five star.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went because i noticed on the menu foods that i can eat. Knew they should be able to assemble something for me.This summer in the mail received a gift certificate, knew then this was going to be the place to celebrate my birthday. Went with another she had the lobster rolls and said they were quite good. We celebrated with a shared piece of devil's food cake with the chocolate mousse filling. needless to say it was the best.

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