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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
8:30 PM
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Michael's - Santa Monica

4.4
1115 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Michael's Santa Monica has maintained the standard for 'California Cuisine' with our newly renovated art filled indoor/outdoor garden dining, bar and private party spaces. Our seasonal menu is composed from the finest ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmer's Market and products responsibly sourced from the best sustainable producers.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Closed
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Phone number
(310) 451-0843
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Miles Thompson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Wilshire Blvd. and California
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Parking details
Valet parking offered daily. Public lot next door.
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Special events & promotions
Michael's has 2 private dining spaces available for groups of 2-40+. The full restaurant is also available for larger parties. Please contact Director of Special Events, Laura Barner, for details. (310) 451-7470; laura@michaelssantamonica.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Michael McCarty is one of the founders of California Cuisine-food inspired by the best ingredients, simply cooked and beautifully presented. Michael's prides itself on excellent service & customer satisfaction in a beautiful dining area.

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What 1115 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Michael’s is both a fabulous restaurant and a neighborhood “joint”. The food is imaginative without being intimidating, the wine list accessible, but the overall feel is less restaurant than convivial home. Always friendly, never posh.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great experience

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vipfoodart (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Fabulous food. Creative, fresh, seasonal. Brilliant chef and lively beautiful environment and great staff. Always a fun and delicious experience with great art on the walls and in the garden.

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NancyR (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Terrible. Waiter rude owner rude. Will never go back

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howie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Terrible service

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SharonJ (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our dinner was amazing! Perfect food - new tastes and combinations. We loved it all.

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vipHarmonyPartners (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We moved to Santa Monica from Washington, DC in 2017. Michael's has become our favorite restaurant in Santa Monica for a truly enchanted evening. Three thumbs up all around!!

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vip12468 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Michaels has changed the menu since we were there last, towards a more hip tasters-type menu, but we kind of miss the old one. Service is always excellent. We were disappointed to not be seated in the garden, we were in the raised area above it which is not as nice.

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vipNeurospine (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Anniversary

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EdwardR (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It took the wait staff a while to notice that we had been seated (plus I suppose we looked like tourists), but once they did the service was very good. Food was exceptional, although I'm not sure why it took 40 minutes to grill a couple of steaks (waiter warned us ahead of time). The bread was so amazing I asked for a box to take the uneaten slices home. You should sell your bread in the lobby - I would buy it regularly! Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Chef Miles Thompson's food is incredible. I would eat here every night if I could.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Michael's has a new young chef and a new small plates menu. There are many dishes
to choose from in all categories of food. The concept is to share with your dining
companions. The food was excellent. We sat in the garden, but there are many more
tables than in the past so quite noisy, but everyone seemed happy to be there.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

i loved everything about this restaurant, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is great and the service fast and friendly. I strongly recommend to go to this restaurant to anyone, it is the place to go for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great restaurant. We’ve been going there for years

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The menu is very limited. While it works ok for the apps and mains, the two desserts on offer were pretty terrible.

I love the setting and would go back if the menu got more attention.

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