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For 2
Date
Fri, 1/19
Time
9:30 PM
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Michael's - Santa Monica

4.3
1087 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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.
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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Cross street: Between Wilshire Blvd. and California
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What 1087 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.7
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LeeAnnDaly (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

New chef and great energy!! The room is gorgeous and the garden unmatched in Santa Monica. Our meal was delicious and the wine ( a Malibu pinot) was superb. This is a true gem right in my back yard.

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vipLLL17 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The service and food were fantastic. Michael was as friendly as always. The ambiance is special. Unusual menu that was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

A lovely garden surprise! First visit and not disappointed. Our shared dishes of sea bass and chicken were delicious - the chicken especially, a flavor standout! Friendly, helpful, accommodating staff - and the owner stopped at the table for a brief chat. Now we'd like to try the NYC Michael's!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

This was a great place to dine. The owner came over as soon as sat down to introduce himself and chat. The servers were extremely attentive and the food is remarkably good. Highlight: my friend and I are both gluten free so instead of bread for the table we were provided with a huge salad! Will be eating here again.

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vipOfeB (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing food and great service. Very creative dishes and reasonable prices. Great cocktails try the fig cocktail.

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Barozery 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Such a beautiful spot! My friend and I had some great food here celebrating New Years Eve! We even met Michael himself! Great service and great tasting food. A very romantic feel to the place. Absolutely loved it and recommend it !

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vipBarryM (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

A consistent treasure for culinary adventures. Have returned a few times and Michael's never disappoints. Plus the staff are wonderful!

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foodnerd (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been dining at Michael's in Santa Monica for over twenty years now, and though this gem of a restaurant has undergone several changes in management and food style, it has remained one of the finest dining experiences on the west side and continues only to improve, maintaining its reputation as an icon. By the way, yes, Michael still owns it and his touch remains obvious.

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vipWem123 (Los Angeles)
1.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

I came here to have a nice new year's dinner with my wife. The food was subpar. The fish was mushy and very fishy. The persimmon appetizer was just cut-up fruit on a plate for $14 with nothing else on it.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful evening at a beautiful garden setting with Michael the owner greeting everyone. Loved the unusual food and atmosphere. I will return

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Between Wilshire Blvd. and California
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(310) 451-0843
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Parking details
Valet parking offered daily. Public lot next door.
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Executive chef
Miles Thompson
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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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

Private Dining

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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