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Michael's On East

4.6
2333 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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 2333 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a delicious dinner brought by friendly servers. Service was impeccable. The piece of birthday cake was delicious.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I had a very nice evening at this high reputation restaurant. Michaels on East has been around for some time and has good food and professional staff. We sat at the bar before moving to our table. My one "gripe" would be that the owner consider turning off the television unless something major is happening. The bar has a nice atmosphere with lovely piano music which makes the TV baseball game seem out of place and unnecessary. I know.. its what all the restaurants do now days but consider upping your "game".

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Last year cousin from Maryland was visiting and we came to Michaels - she insisted we come again because she enjoyed it so much.
Food as always was superb - particularly liked the Tempura Shrimp - waiting staff excellent. Did have to wait about 20 mins to be seated and bar area was full - there was a group celebrating a birthday.
Would recommend to anyone and will certainly come again. Joe on piano is always good.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful evening from beginning to end. Attentive but not intrusive service, wide array of menu choice for food and spirits.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Home run all around. Special evening out with excellent service and meal followed by great after dinner drinks and intimate time around the piano.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our outstanding attentive server Kathy made our night memorable and our 90 yr old mother’s celebration one to remember. She guided us in selecting the red snapper and crabmeat drenched in cream and sun dried tomatoes - an outstanding choice. The scallop entree with gnocchi also delicious. A wonderful evening topped by a huge slice of chocolate cake to add to the celebration.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Server, Joe, was excellent except that it seemed to be a little slow probably because there was a whiskey obsession event going on at the same time and there were not enough servers. Food was excellent, both the Epicurean and the Al a Carte menu.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Hadn't been in a few years and was glad it was as good as I remembered. Service impeccable, a nice ambiance, wine list extensive but they don't kill you on the price-except for a couple of popular labels that are already over priced. Food has a touch of uniqueness along w some solid standbys. All was really delicious. Piano bar is fun without being intrusive. I don't give many 5 5's. Really enjoyed our time.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Incredible service and delicious good. The perfect place to celebrate our special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had a wonderful experience celebrating. my wife’s birthday

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Really great food and service. We will go back!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything overall was great, we had a good experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous ambience the only thing I can recommend is you need a dress attire. I don’t think it serves the restaurant well to have people with white T-shirt, sweatpants and flip-flops that are underdressed for the style restaurant this is.
Otherwise love the service, love the food you’re one of the few restaurants that you can dress up and attend.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a delight, the consistency of the food offered is the magic of returning.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was great. Sommelier was one of the best I have ever encountered.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

After a disappointing star the meal was overall very good. I had the 3-course menu and the rock shrimp appetizer and mahi mahi entree were excellent. My wife had the scallops and we were pleased with the size and taste. The waiter was excellent as well. The only hiccup came when the hostess tried to seat us at a table for two right at the entry to the restaurant, despite many open tables further in. After we voiced our complaint we were eventually seated at an excellent table and the manager made sure our meal was satisfactory all-around.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We have found Michael’s on East a wonderful place to have friends for lunch. Never have to worry about quality or service

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Very amazing restaurant. A little pricey but definitely worth going to Michael's on east for special occasions. The filet melted like butter when you ate it. And the truffle macaroni and cheese is a very tasty delicacy.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Sometime you hit a single, sometimes a double. Not Michael's - they HIT A HOME RUN!!! Absolutely superb cuisine and beautifully presented. The ambiance of the entire restaurant is pleasant to the eye and the low noise level allows you to converse with your dining partners without having to shout across the table. The old adage is "you get what you pay for." Michael's in not inexpensive but, in my estimation, worth every penny!!! We will most definitely be going back!!! Do yourself a favor and make a reservation. If you do both their pompano and sea bass were outstanding as was their beef carpaccio appetizer.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch looked beautiful but the food was not typical Michaels. The beef was super tough, the desserts were made days before, the manager had her bra strap exposed, the diner had their dog in their lap inside the dining area and never washed their hands before going to the buffet, the bathroom was overflowing with dirty paper towels, and coffee nor tea was included in the $60. If you want to enjoy Michael’s, it’s a great place but never on a buffet holiday.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I took my Mom here for Easter expecting it would be wonderful as it usually is, but we were a bit disappointed with this visit. The food on the buffet was not the best quality, meaning, it was not fresh at all. The English muffins in the Eggs Benedict were too hard even to cut, and the blintzes were hard on the bottom from sitting out too long. Same with some of the desserts. Some were dry, some were just bland. The best desserts were the fruit tarts and the creme brulee. The biscotti was delicious, but not baked enough, almost doughy. It was even tough getting our waiter to come back to our table to even offer us coffee with our dessert. Sorry Michael, you failed this round.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful food, service, ambiance...always special to eat here.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Kelly was a very excellent waitress, added class to a very nice restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

40 wedding anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food and the service was fine. Entrees we're very slow arriving. Long wait.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great experience. Best veal chop I have ever had. Waiter recommended the perfect Pinot noir. Two Gluten free diners at our table were well taken care of. The service was excellent. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent dinner. Our server, Kimberley, accommodated our special requests, and also managed to deliver a dessert we had enjoyed in the past that wasn't on the menu this week. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Lovely and delicious

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Michael's is a premier restaurant offering excellent food & superb service.Would highly reccomend to everyone.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Waiter was well mannered, attentive and understanding that we wanted limited interruption as we were having a business meeting.

The food was exceptional too! Hostess greeted us and found the perfect table for us.

Great experience!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Quality food but expensive. 12-14 for a side salad, 12-14 bucks for sides. 50-60 for most steaks is plain high.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Your service is always excellent. Love Maggie up front. It is so rare in restaurants today to be able to converse with your group of guests and hear each other. Nice elegant atmosphere, great varied menu for all tastes.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We felt neglected - the Manager of the restaurant appeared to go from table to table to check on everyone except out table. Over server seemed a bit overwhelmed in that he was very busy but did have a back up staff supporting him. He never came by once our entrees were served to see how our meals turned out. We had to flag him down to ask for a side that was served. I believed we were not charged but it came out at the end of the meal. A little too late. I felt bad in that I highly recommended Michael’s to our group. My husband and I had been there for dinner and felt it was truly a special experience that evening. That is why I recommended it to my friend who paid for the entire dinner for five. The room was extremely cold. One our entrees were served no one approached our table until it was time for our check. Very disappointing.

Barbara Fox

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing! Expensive but totally worth it. We got 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 1 dessert beverage and a few rounds of drinks. Honestly absolutely delicious. Complimentary valet out front. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fantastic Friday night lobster dinner. Lobster and all the fixings were like being at the cape. Service was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Unlike our usual experiences at Michael’s, this was a Bad night. Lousy waiter - Joe - maybe he had too many tables. Freezing - they couldn’t control the AC except by turning it off altogether ; then it got warm. LOUD! But that’s not going to stop us from coming back. Food is too good and service usually is also.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

A wonderful evening ....excellent service from the lounge and dining room wait staff...large, varied menu, excellent preparation. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary! We started with outstanding calamari with pancetta and shaved Parmesan and three dipping sauces. Entrees: Chilean Sea bass and scallops with lobster meat, both entrees were excellent. We shared a creme brûlée that was delicious. A wonderful experience! Pricy but it was a special occasion.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food just okay. Ridiculously overpriced. Ordered a side dish that had no taste & was not as described. Server did not offer substitution or take it off our huge bill ( e.g. - martinis $15 each!!!)

No way we will ever go back.

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