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About Michael's On East
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.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Contemporary American, Steak, International
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(941) 366-0007 ext. 224
Enjoy live music nightly in the Michael's On East Piano Bar Lounge.
Joe Micals, Tuesday - Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m.
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!
We offer both Valet and Self-Parking. Valet Parking is located on East Ave.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Cloe Drapkin: (888) 653-7905
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
Michael's On East Ratings and Reviews
Excellent meal. There were four people in our party. We all were intrigued with the 3-course tasting menu - a menu that changes monthly based on a different country's cuisine. December featured South African cuisine. We all agreed that our meals were wonderful. I would highly recommend Michael's on East for anyone visiting Sarasota.
This Place was Amazing! The server Kathy was awesome. The Owner came by an greeted us, even the Piano player came by to say hello after playing my request. I took my wife here for her birthday and I must say, had to be the best thing I could have thought of. The food was more than great, we had the Duck, a couple appetizers and the truffle mac n cheese. In fact, the food was so good, the world actually slowed down, almost like I was in a high. I am very please with this place and I will definitely be coming back! Thank you Michaels's On East for a fantastic experience!
We went there because we love having good food and piano music. Well the piano man was horrible. He sang two songs and would take a break. He must think he has an awesome voice because that’s all you could hear. Yuck! Food and wine was good not excellent, sea bass was a bit dry which, in my opinion is a crime. Overall, i don’t think I will go back.
Excellent food as I had the swordfish which was as good as I’ve ever had and my wife had the bone in ribeye which she loved. We also split asparagus and potato croquettes both were very enjoyable the croquettes were lukewarm and they made sure to rectify the situation as the service was impeccable.
A great evening but be prepared to pay a rather hefty price tag. All that would recommend.
The usually good food at Michael's was even better than expected. I often have the Lobster Rolls and they were even better than before. Plenty of lobster and no filler.
Not an inexpensive place for lunch; however, if you want a touch of elegance and good food, it's a fine choice.
A definite do-over. One visit was enough to consider this restaurant as one of our favorites. Creative cuisine, beautifully served, in a great atmosphere. It hit all the right notes. Cannot believe it took as long as it did before we experienced this Sarasota standout but surely our future visits will make up for lost time.
Hadn't been to Michael's on East for about 15 years or longer, but it lives up to my memories. Outstanding food, if a bit overpriced. A Dewar's Scotch Robroy at $18 beats even most New York prices, and was no better than the one I had the night before at another upscale Sarasota restaurant for $11 the night before. Service was good, but we really didn't need the server to keep blaming the "kids" (runners) for not refilling water glasses or for failing to bring our side with our dinners -- that should be her responsibility or she should be taking charge, not looking to blame others. And while we LOVED the piano music, when the guy started singing the atmosphere when down about 5 notches. He should just play, not sing.
I have eaten at Michael on East frequently and it always exceeded my expectations in every way, Thanksgiving was excellent. It was definitely crowed and the pace was a bit frenetic but not as much as I expected given it was Thanksgiving and the crowd they were handling. The food was excellent, as always, but the ambience, although better than anticipated, was slightly less than I have experienced on previous 'regular day visits'
From the moment we sat down and were greeted by Kimberly, to the very last sip and bite, everything was FABULOUS. The classic martini was perfect and Michael's garden martini might be my favorite new drink. The calamari appetizer was fabulous with three different dipping sauces and the lobster pot ... died and went to heaven. And even though we were too full, dessert was mandatory due to the birthday celebration. A+ memorable wonderful night out. And Kimberly was the perfect server ... helpful, informative, fun, invested.
“Wow” describes it all- food, decor, service. Entire evening was a wonderful experience from the time we gave the car to the valet to the time we picked it up. Server AJ was attentive and friendly, very professional without being overbearing. Will absolutely return!
The atmosphere, wine list and service are all top shelf. The menu was beautiful for the finest of carnivores! Sadly there was not one vegetarian/vegan offering to be found. And although our attentive, friendly helpful waiter did a wonderful job in suggesting an entree, my meal was not prepared and presented as described. So, three out of four .. 75%. Sadly, I will not return.
It was a beautiful space in the backside of a strip mall. (Not what we expected.) The food was excellent. I had the filet mignon with a Gorgonzola crust and the Mac and cheese. My husband had the scallops. Both dishes were delicious. We also had the Chocolate black out cake. It was rich and delicious. The wine menu was great. The beer menu was not very exciting. We both opted for cocktails. Service was excellent.
We had dinner on Michaels on Friday night. We had eaten there several other times, but not on a Friday night. The lobster pot was ordered by three of us and was exceptional! This was a surprise, and a very great one, at that.
The lobster is served in the shell or already shelled for you (we all chose the shelled version). In addition, mussels and clams steamed perfectly came with the meal. The red skin potatoes and corn on the cob were additional sides that were included. All of it was fabulous!
One of us ordered the complete three course meal. This month that meal comes from South Africa. Since two of us had just returned from Southern Africa, we can vouch for the authenticity of the dishes that were selected to be included. From the soup to the KingClip to the dessert, the meal reflected the best of South African cuisine. Delicious!
We have been to Micheals several times and always enjoy it although found it to be a bit pricey this time.
Atmosphere is superb and there was a wonderful piano player singer in the lounge/ bar area.
We had a wonderful server by the name of Kristy who could not do enough for us. We celebrated my husbands birthday and it was just perfect.
Will definitely try it again this winter.
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