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Michael's On East

4.6
2255 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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 6:00 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
What 2255 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great meal!
Fabulous wine pairings.
A special occasion that was made memorable by Michael’s On East.
Thank you!

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vipSarasotaDiner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food, lovely ambiance, and wonderful service! Our server, Kathy, was attentive and professional.

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vipToots (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had not been to Michaels in years. We having been missing out!
Great table, terrific service, food was outstanding and wine was great too.

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Debbie (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing! From appetizers to entree everything was perfect. Server Kathy was fun, knowledgeable and attentive. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Acapulco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Michael’s on East is a special place. It’s ambiance beats no other. The food is fabulous and service is impeccable. The only complaint I would have is we were at the piano before dinner having a drink and Joe Michals who plays was a little rude. After dinner we returned for after dinner drink and he was very rude. The only downside of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

always a winner there- we try the Epicurean Adventure almost every time;
they are usually a good value and an EXCELLENT choice!
and the wines and DESSERTS are YUMMY!

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vipdoinker1 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It was a perfect setting for Valentine's dinner. The atmosphere is lovely, and a piano player brings an extra charm to the ambience. The food was exceptionally good( fig salad, crab cakes, and swordfish); the drinks robust, and the dessert capped off a delightful evening. The service was warm and welcoming, and we both dined with leisure even on a holiday. Of course my date made it an even better occasion. I highly recommend Michael's on East for dining excellence.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

As always, a Wonderful meal & great wine selection. You can’t go wrong at Michaels on East

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Jorge (Naples)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Never disappointing! Great food, service and wine! Great place for lunch too.

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vipJandE (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Michael's is our go=to restaurant for a special occasion or any "want to be pampered" event.
From the warm greeting from Maggie at the door, to the excellent, friendly, but professional service by Kelly, it was a splendid experience. The food is always as good as can be desired.
All our remarks are superlatives .

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Rover (Savannah)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Having read the reviews before we booked we found the restaurant disappointing. Our reservation was for 8pm. There was a lot of loud piano playing and rowdy shouting/singing in the bar which was separated from the dining area by a flimsy curtain. Our server seemed tired and uninterested. She took a long time to bring our drinks and had to requested twice before she gave us refills.
The food was disappointing. Our starters were excellent. I had the beef carpaccio which was among the best I had ever eaten my wife said that her crab was excellent. We had read that the portions were very big so we did not order any extra sides. Mistake. I had the pork chop which was very good but I could not eat the vegetable and therefore just had the chop and nothing else. My wife could not eat her veg either.

We will not be back.

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dinner42 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The restaurant is expensive and worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We thought that the meal was delicious although the service was a bit slow at the outset. Overall it was a wonderful experience.

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vipFoodie (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always great food and service at Michael’s. Nice menu, something for everyone.

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Kakie (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

It was our anniversary and we chose to eat both apps and dinner in the bar. Didn’t count on the noise level in the bar. But that was our fault. Service unbelievably slow tho. Waiter was nice; wished us a happy anniversary when he brought the bill. We will stay in the main dining room like we usually do for dinner from now on. We do love Michaels

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Airmom1 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We had a delightful evening at Michaels. The tables were spaced so that you were not listening to other's conversations. We enjoyed the ambience of the quieter dining room. Our server was attentive, knowledgable and effecient. The appetizers and entrees were attractive as well as delicious. Michaels has a wonderful wine list. The only disappointments were the desserts (Gateau and sorbet with cookies). They were very difficult to eat . The cookie and cake were hard and lacked that flavor you come to expect, in a restaurant, such as Michaels. Desserts should compliment and end your fine dining experience on a "high note".

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KRDavi (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I usually do not leave reviews but I was amazed at how terrible the food was at this restaurant and with such a high price tag. I ordered a 14oz. fillet medium. The outside of the steak was like charcoal and the inside was terribly raw and cold. The truffle mac and cheese had no flavor whatsoever. The staff were very unprofessional and inexperienced. The check was for $150 and we could of had a better meal at longhorn steakhouse. To top it all off as we were leaving they had a CBI truck parked outside, "low quality ingredients equals low quality food which does not equal high quality price tag." Just doing this others will not waste their time and money. If you want a high quality meal at these prices go to Ruthe's Chris.

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vipDee217 (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Michael’s is possibly our most favorite Sarasota restaurant and never disappoints! Food and service are A+ even on a busy Saturday night. So worth the price for a truly lovely dining experience!

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Andrea (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I was disappointed in Michael's because I thought it was overpriced for the quality of the food. And I was most disappointed in the desserts, because the three that I sampled were either stale or too sweet to eat, or just not tasty.

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vipTheDon (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We eat out frequently and have eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world. We now add Michael's on East to that list of great, fine restaurants. Everything about Michael's is first class, Save for a special evening with the one you love. Worth every dollar. A real treat. We will go back every time we visit Sarasota.

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BonnieF (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

From the beginning in the bar to the end of our meal everything was awesome! Our table had different dishes and everyone’s food was outstanding. The people at the bar were super nice and Kimberly was our server and she is fantastic we asked for her to be our server :)
We will be back again. We tell everyone how get Michael’s on East is

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always consistently good

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vipharrykhi (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Christina is our favorite & amazing waitress! She brought us a complimentary dessert 🍮 to celebrate our anniversary.

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AlDmz54 (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Exceptional as always at Michael’s on east. Wedding anniversary (July 18) reservation made that night on our way out.

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Wonderful (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

A truly excellent restaurant. Food interesting, well prepared and served. Staff attentive and welcoming. Pianist wonderful as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Extremely over salted food and desserts too sweet to eat.
Good service but inedible food.

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BeverlyP (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

For the first time I was disappointed in the Wendy’s salad. I have recommended it to friends but hope this was a one time it fell short of my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We had the special tasting menu which was French this month. Very good as usual. Always a pleasant experience.

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BarbaraO (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Never a bad meal or bad service at Michael’s on East!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Elegant & casual. Food delicious

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