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Michael's on the Thames

Certificate of Excellence
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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 - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 17
    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
Doing it Old School

We have traveled 2 hrs to London to dine here on several special occasions and have never been disappointed. I am so glad that they continue to do it old-school with classical dishes including tableside service that you rarely see anywhere anymore. They have the best Caesar salad I have ever had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
Cambams
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Hamilton, Canada
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St. Maarten
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Celebrating our 54th Anniversary - we couldn't have chosen a lovelier place! Dinner was exceptional - escargot with a flair!! A wild mushroom soup we will dream about! Filet mignon that made us swoon! AND the grand finale - a caramel chocolate cheesecake that was truly amazing! The service was exceptional - friendly and competent servers who seemed to really... More 

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Thank GrandmaT16
London, Canada
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95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I went to Michaels' on my birthday, our last time there was 20 years ago; This time unfortunately did no mirror our past experiences. My prime rib was over cooked and they served it to my one a burnt bun. The manager did buy us desert to make up for the poor food. Hopefully, our next experience... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and once again, our apologies for the not so great Prime Rib experience. That is for sure one of our 'staple' dishes and we usually exceed all expectations. We would love to get the opportunity, hopefully soon, to once again WOW you and your guests, just like we did 20 years ago. Please come back... More 

London, Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there to celebrate my wife's special birthday. We were seated in front of the huge fireplace. The Staff work in teams and it may take some customers a while to get used to but the Staff were very efficient and cordial. You don't go here if you are looking for a "quick" meal. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing and enjoying... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time and commenting on your experience at our Restaurant. We sure appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you. Kind Regards, More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had to plan a very last minute celebration (2 days ahead) and we choose Michael's on the Thames. I can't tell you how amazing Joelle and her team were - everything was a 'Yes, we can make that work!' Organizing the event with them was SO EASY. The venue was cozy and beautiful (well designed), the food was... More 

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

Thank you very much for your warm comments and such high praise. We are very happy that we could be of assistance and exceed your expectations. Looking forward to having you visit us again. Kind Regards, More 

London, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a lovely old fashion evening! Piano playing, Caesar salad prepared at our table and the meal was perfect !! Couldn't ask for more!

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

Thank you so much for your very positive comments. We LOVE reading and sharing them. Looking forward to your next experience at our fine dining establishment. Kind regards.... More 

Tillsonburg, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We have been celebrating special events at Michael's for 12 years - it has been outstanding and a favourite until this year. We dined on Dec. 18th; starting at the door, where instead of a greeting we got a look from a young man and an older man eventually asked "table for two?" and after checking our reservation lead us... More 

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Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We were there to celebrate a family Christmas with my 90 year old father. We have always gone to Michael's for special occasions and will continue to do so. From the girl who greeted us to the man who prepared our meals, the service was excellent. The wait staff were very attentive and very patient. We never felt rushed. Everyone's... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback and positive write-up. We certainly appreciate that and love sharing these with everyone on our Team. We look forward to seeing you back - real soon - for more memorable dining experiences. Kind regards.... More 

London, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Warm and cozy. Food is amazing. Table side preparation is very fun too. This is a fantastic place to come for any special occasion.

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

Thank you for the great comments. We certainly look forward to serving you again and very much appreciate the feedback. Kid regards...... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We have traveled 2 hrs to London to dine here on several special occasions and have never been disappointed. I am so glad that they continue to do it old-school with classical dishes including tableside service that you rarely see anywhere anymore. They have the best Caesar salad I have ever had as well as the best tiramisu I've ever... More 

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

Thank you so much for making the long trip to London just to visit and dine with us! Our table side cooking is extremely popular with our guests, and it does appear to be something that is offered less and less these days by other restaurants. We look forward to continuing this fantastic Michael's tradition. More 

Canada
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Six women for lunch. Four had crepes- stone cold to luke warm. One sent hers back and their solution was to zap it in microwave! One had tourtiere, overcooked with burned pastry. Came with a very small side that the diner tried to use to mask the dryness. One had fish - quite enjoyed it but when she asked the... More 

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Thank mathladyca49
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this review

Thank you for your note and feedback. It is very much appreciate it, as we always strive to exceed our Guests' expectations. I understand corrective action has been taken but our goal is to get it right the first time. Please accept our apology for not doing that on that occasion. We look forward to seeing you back so we... 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 6 - 36
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 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?