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Michael's On East

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Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239 (Bahia Vista)
+1 941-366-0007
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Founded on April 27, 1987, the celebrated Michael's On East restaurant...
Founded on April 27, 1987, the celebrated Michael's On East restaurant takes fine dining to another level, offering award-winning cuisine and outstanding service, in an exceptional 1940s supper club atmosphere. Michael's On East was one of only ten restaurants in the nation to be inducted into the 2009 Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame, considered the Oscars of the restaurant industry, and recently received their 25th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award - one of only two restaurants in Florida with this distinction. Upon entering the dining room, you are immediately dazzled by the plush design and inspired decor. The restaurant's intimate aura, along with its contemporary fare, world-class wine cellar and incomparable service, create an unparalleled dining experience that will give you every reason to keep coming back.
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  • 23
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always bring special friends from out of town to your restaurant!!! 5 star rating!!

Always has the best wine list and innovative entrees!!! Would recommend this restaurant and wine cellar to all my friends visiting from Manhattan.....

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Sally W
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sarasota, Florida
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325 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Seems like this is the business meeting hub in Sarasota. The food is okay with pages of salad and chicken options. Some are outstanding like the one with mangos and pecans and some given you the sense that they were prepared a day earlier, like the Ceaser chicken salad. Iced tea and coffee are the norm and the service is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Always has the best wine list and innovative entrees!!! Would recommend this restaurant and wine cellar to all my friends visiting from Manhattan.....

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Celebration, Florida
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am never surprised to find Michaels on East a buzz! The food is fantastic! The steaks are grea, and awonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. We enjoyed a wonderful selection of wines, and the best service. Never skip on dessert... and be sure to enjoy the ambiance...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had two couples visiting from Toronto and wanted a more elegant steak house. We had never visited Michaels on the East. The food was very good.... each and every meal. Steak, lobster, every dish. All Served quickly and hot, despite being incredibly busy. What was over the top was the service. I wish I could remember the name of... More 

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Venice, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I have never been disappointed at Michael's. We give 5 stars to the Bartenders who are efficient, professional and welcoming. The cocktails are always on point and perfect. We enjoy the bar area between the wonderful piano music and songs from Joey, to the beautiful ambiance and decor, it is always a special night out for us.... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Michael's on East catered our wedding at the Ca D' Zan during memorial day weekend and we have no complaints. Phil Mancini went above and beyond helping us orchestrate an amazing day. Our venue required us to bring in everything so with the planning help of NK productions, Phil set us up with tables, chairs, chargers, linens, wine and an... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We love the cosmopolitan decor at Michael's on East - feels like an event to dine there. We usually go for lunch - good food and service accompanied by a wonderful atmosphere - enjoy!

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University Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Formerly from the New York/New Jersey Tri-State area, we were accustomed to eating in excellent restaurants wuite often. Upon our relocation to the Sarasota area, we searched and searched for meals that could compete with the "New York experience." Far too often we were disappointed, and, in fact, our first couple of experiences with Michael's on East left us saying...... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great atmosphere at this restaurant! The piano player in the bar is too much fun. Great service from our waiter and all others at the restaurant. You don't expect much because it is in an outdoor shopping center, but then you go around the corner and the outdoor space is beautiful. The food was very good, but not my favorite... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Michael's On East is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota. It is also very expensive nut worth the price, because service and atmosphere are top notch. Durning June and maybe extended into summer longer, Michael's is offering a few of their best dishes they have had over the past 10 years. A very limited menu but excellent food, expertly... More 

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Additional Information about Michael's On East

Address: 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone Number: +1 941-366-0007
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
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 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 48
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239
    (Bahia Vista)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-366-0007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 48
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Founded on April 27, 1987, the celebrated Michael's On East restaurant takes fine dining to another level, offering award-winning cuisine and outstanding service, in an exceptional 1940s supper club atmosphere. Michael's On East was one of only ten restaurants in the nation to be inducted into the 2009 Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame, considered the Oscars of the restaurant industry, and recently received their 25th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award - one of only two restaurants in Florida with this distinction. Upon entering the dining room, you are immediately dazzled by the plush design and inspired decor. The restaurant's intimate aura, along with its contemporary fare, world-class wine cellar and incomparable service, create an unparalleled dining experience that will give you every reason to keep coming back.
Open Hours
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
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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