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Michael's on the Thames

1 York Street, London, Ontario N6A 1A1, Canada (Central London)
+1 519-672-0111
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Ranked #36 of 861 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central London
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English first
London, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I have frequented this restaurant many times, it is our favourite by far! I have tried so many items from their menu and they always exceed my expectations, even when I know it always does. Never a disappointment. Last evening I had the smoked salmon appetizer and the pasta with beef tips and shrimp... Excellent! I absolutely... More

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London, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Michael's is one of your old time fine dining restaurants. The food is very good, yet basic and simplistic and more than one can eat. It is an old style dining restaurant. We were there about 15 years ago and decided to go again for old time sake to celebrate a wedding anniversary, and it felt like we stepped back... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Their Ceasar Salad hand made table side is worth the trip,. The boys had the prime rib and the girls had the scallops , all dishes were well presented and delicious ! The only comment from the girls was "this is so rich" I find that the pricing is comparable to many road houses ,but what you get is upscale... More

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Burlington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were recently at Michael's on the Thames to celebrate my daughter's convocation from UWO. We had a party of 8 and everyone was very happy with the food - from the catch of the day - pickerel, to liver and onions, to chicken crepes, etc....the food was delicious, the portions were perfect, there was an excellent selection (we were... More

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London, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

On all fronts we had a terrific dinner at Michael's which consisted of an offering of prime rib and one of chicken. In the case of both meals the serving size, quality, presentation and taste was exceptional. The caesar salad, which is prepared at ones table, is just the best with abundance and flavour. The facility itself is situation along... More

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London, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It was disappointing. We started with 2 Caesar Salad's done tableside. We appreciate the garlic and even the incorporated anchovy that a true Caesar has but the salad's were so STRONG and they were not "nice" creamy, they were "SOAKED" creamy. I don't know if people reading this will understand what I mean. They were so overpowering and saturated with... More

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London, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were at Michael's for my Wife's Birthday. Service, Atmosphere, & Food were the Best... The Caesar Salad is the best ever,,, Thank You...

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London, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a quaint restaurant in the heart of London right on the Thames River. It is a very formal setting with professional staff and good service. The kitchen must be staffed with top notch chefs etc. because they prepare excellent food. My only negative is that the decor is a little dated. On the whole this is a good... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I went here for our very first wedding anniversary and the place was packed but they saved us a romantic table for two by the fireplace. The Cesar Salad for two is made for you right at your table and is by far the best you will ever have. For the main course, my wife had the... More

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michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Michael's on the Thames. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed celebrating your 1st wedding anniversary with us. We are all to happy to agree that our Caesar salad is the BEST in London, and we are glad that you enjoyed it as much as we... More

Grand Bend, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

You cannot go wrong if you go to MOTT. Be prepared to spend an eveing there because it's not fast food. Perfect for good conversation and enjoying an evening with someone. Try the specials. There is usually some meat or special that is waaayout of the ordinary. (I think I had bison?) It was delicious. A little pricey but worth... More

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michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Michael's on the Thames. We take pride in being known as London's celebration destination, where you can take your time to enjoy good food and good company. We are very happy to hear that you ventured out, and really enjoyed our evening feature. I will be sure to pass the compliments on... More

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