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Michael's on the Thames

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Central London
Italian, Seafood, International, Vegetarian
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1 York Street, London, Ontario N6A 1A1, Canada
+1 519-672-0111
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, Tired Décor

My wife and I decided to go out for lunch to celebrate our 24th anniversary. The service was very attentive (...maybe even a bit too efficient, as it seemed rushed at the beginning of the experience). For all the raving about the Caesar salad, it was disappointing to see that the Parmesan cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
OptimistTrav
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decided to go out for lunch to celebrate our 24th anniversary. The service was very attentive (...maybe even a bit too efficient, as it seemed rushed at the beginning of the experience). For all the raving about the Caesar salad, it was disappointing to see that the Parmesan cheese was powdered and not freshly grated. While... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We've been coming here for our anniversary for 4 years. Unfortunately the Italian man doesn't sing anymore, but the ambiance, service and quality of food is still high. They now have a gluten free bread basket, and they were able to accommodate my wife by offering most meals gluten free. There was a great service to get anniversary flowers delivered... More 

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

We are glad to have made your anniversary so memorable! Having your flowers ready at your table, gluten free bread, and gluten free meal options, are just some of the things that we do to try and make our customers dining experience more enjoyable and stress free. It's obvious from the pictures you attached that you thoroughly enjoyed your evening,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Michael on the Thames never disappoints. Excellent food, quality and meticulous professional service. Many dishes are cooked at your table and special occasions are celebrated with complimentary dessert. We enjoyed both house and Caesar salads with Caesar Salad being made at tableside. Also wonderful Chatieubriand and Rack of lamb with mint sauce. The Rack of lamb was fairly expensive...over $40... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. As you pointed out, the Michael's team is proud to offer high quality food & excellent service at affordable prices. We ensure that our customers receive great value for the money they spend, and to create a memorable experience for everyone. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My partner and I brought my mother here for her birthday. The staff was attentive, the food delicious, and the atmosphere was sophisticated, yet relaxed. At the end of our dinner, my mom asked to have part of her meal boxed to go, and then forgot it. After we we for an hour long walk in the nearby park, we... More 

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

At Michael's our goal is to make everyone's dining experience something to remember. We are so glad you enjoyed the delicious food, and that our dedicated team looked after you so well! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

well received and seated quickly. the service was prompt and efficient. the food, chateaubriand was done as requested. the room is well appointed and there is enough space between tables to allow a private and intimate dinner.

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

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your private and intimate dinner. You are not alone as quests have chosen Michael's as the "Best Romantic Restaurant" for 2014 & 2015 for the "Best Of London" awards in the London Free Press! More 

London, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I have gone to Michael's many times to celebrate special occasions. Recently we went for an anniversary dinner. We found the prices to be high and the service to be low. The servers seemed to really try, but I ordered something fairly simple: filet mignon. no potato, please substitute a salad instead. Medium rare. No dripping blood,... More 

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback as it is very important to us! At Michael’s On The Thames we operate in a team environment to serve our customers, so we are sorry if that was confusing. The team atmosphere is a dynamic way for us to offer a unique dining experience to our... More 

London, Canada
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is not a place for loud or casual evenings. It's refined and friendly, and the food is top end. Of course you pay for what you get, but the value for money is excellent!

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

Thank you for your nice comments. We are so glad to hear that you love the atmosphere and our food! We are looking forward to your next visit us! More 

London, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place remain a wonderful, fine dining experience. The staff are top notch as is the food, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, not stuffy. The mussels I had and my husbands Prime Rib were perfect, we wanted to keep eating but were too stuffed. The table side Caesar salad is... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. We pride ourselves on having "Top Notch" (as you stated) staff and food. We are extremely glad to hear that your mussels and Prime Rib were perfect! We look forward to your next visit, and to continue to deliver the outstanding service and value that you have come to know from Michael's On The... More 

London, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Been there on a couple of occasions and never been disappointed. Always great food and service. Love their shrimp cocktail. Good wine selection.

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

Thank you for your very nice comments. It's nice to hear that you "love" the Shrimp Cocktail, as it is an extremely popular appetizer here. We are pleased to hear that you are a returning diner, and that you have always had great food and service from us! More 

The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The old surroundings are still there, along with the piano playing mellow songs, side table prep and cooking, the ceasar salad is just mouth watering, love their shrimp cocktails, but most of all love the Service, first class all the way!!!!

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments. You are certainly not the first to say that Michael's On The Thames famous Caesar salad "Is just mouth watering." We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service. It's great to hear that you "most of all love the Service, first class all the way!!!!" Once again thank you, and we look forward to your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 York Street, London, Ontario N6A 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-672-0111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 to 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?