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1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-0843
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Ranked #314 of 577 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $40 - $80
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic, Californian
Santa Monica
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wilshire Blvd.
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English first
Cincinnati, OH
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Michael is very nice, and the ambiance is good. The food was a disappointment. There was nothing special about the flavors. The food was served cold/lukewarm. My wife ordered a simple steak medium rare. It came out very rare and room temperature along with the accompaniments. Overall it was a disappointment in an area full of great options to dine.... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped here for drinks one evening. The wine was overpriced and not too good. We asked for seltzer and ended up paying $9 for a bottle of Pellegrino.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Every time we come to Santa Monica we walk by this place on our way to the 3rd street promenade but have never gone in. From observing the people who go in, I assumed it would be stuffy & expensive. This time we decided to give it a try, what a nice surprise. From the outside you would never know... More 

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Malibu, California
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330 reviews 330 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not sure why its till open...There's no reason to return for more nonexistent service and poor food. Good: Reservation and greeted presently and seated immediately Beautiful and relaxing space Bad: Sat a long long time before server stopped by to say he'd be back Finally ordered drinks from the water-server Finally asked bussed walking by for a menu Server finally... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went to Michael's for happy hour and ordered some appetizers as well. The food was tasty and the indoor garden atmosphere was pleasant, but these were Santa Monica prices, for sure. The owner's wife's artwork graces the walls. The lighting was dimmed for evening diners so I couldn't actually see everything I was eating, but I remember liking the fresh... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Dirty glasses Five waiters, one with an attitude Defensive general manager Eat here if you value style above substance (the decour is wonderful the food, haha come on)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Should of left after waiter recommended the pork, which was sold out and then the water glasses were dirty and I mean dirty. Went to dine with 3 friends after good reviews on LA weekly. Service very slow. Waiters not professional for the type of establishment. Only ordered main courses, 2 were cold and the swordfish was raw. Tried to... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Michael's remains fresh and refreshed through the years. New menu with small plates added is full of wonderful surprises and can keep the costs down. Service has always had a unique informal formality which is very comfortable as well. Decor is gentle and lovely as always.

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Santa Monica, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I normally don't write negative reviews, but this is the 2nd time Michael's has disappointed me. I used to love the old Michael's. It was classy and one of the 5 best restaurants in Santa Monica. Not anymore. The New Michael's is more casual and informal. The menu is simple and not interesting. Michael's still has one of the finest... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a really great place to go! I enjoyed everything - food, wine, service, location, atmosphere.. Really.. Its a place not to miss! Since we were there in April and its still a bit chilly at night, their terrace is covered and heated, and is really beautiful!! You have the impression of eating in somewhere exotic! Its really nice.... More 

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Additional Information about Michael's

Address: 1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone Number: (310) 451-0843
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
Cuisine: Eclectic, Californian

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