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Michael's on the Thames

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Central London
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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
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not impressed with the food.

My husband and I each ordered medium filet mignons and both steaks were rare-blue. If your paying $37 you expect your steak done right. French onion soup was bland. Was not impressed with the food and wouldn't go back.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
SarahVanAlphen
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Thamesford, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Thamesford, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I each ordered medium filet mignons and both steaks were rare-blue. If your paying $37 you expect your steak done right. French onion soup was bland. Was not impressed with the food and wouldn't go back.

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London, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had the coconut shrimp, it was great and the prime rib sandwich with a caesar salad for lunch. And dessert was salted caramel cake and carrot cake...it was a lovely lunch

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Thus is by far the best setvice i have ever received. The spinach dip was beyond amazing. All the good was fantastic. And the serving sizes were larger then i was expecting. I would definately return for future occasions, and reccomend it for somewhere special!

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

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. We are very pleased to have impressed you, and we look forward to doing it again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have been to Michael's numerous times and always find it very comfortable and very good. I always have a beef course of some kind and have never been disappointed. Everything is done to perfection. My wife usually varies her meals from beef, chicken or a fish main course. Deserts if any room is left for them are excellent. We... More 

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michaels_gm, 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. Your kind words are appreciated, as is your continued patronage. We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us yet again, and we look forward to your return! More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This restaurant was simply amazing. Right from the start with the friendly service and the amazing venue. Then the food was just amazing, you can tell it was all fresh local ingredients just as advertised and made with love. Then the desert was also homemade and delicious. With live piano in the background made the night even more enjoyable. Also... 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 us. We were so pleased to read you enjoyed your evening at Michael's from start to finish. We have a pianist here tinkling the ivories most nights except Monday. Join us again anytime. Glad you enjoyed your birthday dinner. More 

Toronto, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Michaels has been my favourite since it opened in 83. I had not been for a long time and wanted to share it with some special friends on a recent visit to London. I emailed to arrange things and ask for a river table - the gm was quick to respond and I was thrilled to learn being gluten free... 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 post your review. The restaurant opened in 1983 and I'm happy to say we are still thriving after 32 years in business. I'm so pleased you decided to visit us again with friends after not being here for awhile and that you enjoyed your evening with us. As far as those with dietary... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Food and ambiance very good. Prime Rib was very good. Thought Caesar Salad recipe had changed..a little too acidic now.

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review Michael's On The Thames Restaurant. I am so glad you enjoyed dining with us. I would like to address your concern regarding the caesar salad: I can assure you that the recipe has not changed and it is still the same recipe we have used for the last 33 years. While... More 

London, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely setting, great service, and overall a good experience. Asked for a break between starter and main and they accommodated us. A bit disappointed with the food. Shrimp starter : the coating was soggy and not crisp as you would expect, the escargot were over done. Main - the scallops were succulent and beautiful, but the accompaniments were indistinguishable from... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review Michael's On The Thames Restaurant. We appreciate the feedback as an opportunity to gauge our performance. We strive for excellence, and it appears we fell short of your and our expectations. I am so sorry that there were elements of your dining experience that were disappointing. We have discussed the points... More 

London, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Well I would have to say that this is one of the more famous Fine Dining Restaurants in London. I knew it would be pricey but I had heard wonderful things about Michael's. The menu item I was so excited to try was the famed Michael's table side Cesar salad. It was good admittedly but not the best I had... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of Michael's On The Thames Restaurant. I'm very sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. At Michael's we aim not only to live up to, but exceed our customers expectations. Clearly, in your regard we have failed in this endeavor. Your patronage is important to us, and if you would like... More 

London, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Food was delish. We were there for a special occasion and they kept rushing us ... not allowed to linger AT ALL. We paid a fortune for this meal but will never return as our presence there was obviously a problem.

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

Hello Janet. Thank you for your review of Michael's On The Thames. I can assure you we do very much value your business. We are truly sorry you felt rushed. When booking tables we allow for two and half hours per reservation and find this is usually sufficient for most of our guests. If you choose to dine with us... 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

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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