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Michael's On East

1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-366-0007
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Ranked #29 of 849 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $48
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
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bahia Vista
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.
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English first
Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is a classy restaurant in a mall like area. The tables are spaced nicely so you're not eating and hearing everything from the table next to you...but, it can get a little noisy in general. There is a lobster special with clams and corn and stuff that is great, They pick the lobster out for you (need to ask).... More 

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great service. Perfect wines. Interesting and varied menu. Love the interesting specials. We try something different each time. Something for everyone. You cannot miss.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Dined here for the first time this Saturday.? Our server explained the empty restaurant was due to Xmas events in town. From 8p through 1030p we literally had a space holding 10+ tables to ourselves. So, why were we kept waiting and waiting and WAITING? Food was timely, but after that, she was MIA. I wanted to call over anyone... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The store turned dining space for our group led to many discussions of wine and fine liquors…the food was amazing…I had a dish with scallops and lobster over Ricotta filled gnocchi…There was delicious steam, a 14 oz Kubota Pork Chop and fish…each dish was praised by it's eater as wonderful…appetizers and salads were great and the wait staff brought extra... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We once again went to Michael's for dinner Saturday night. It is such a pretty place. It has a vibrant bar scene with a nice piano player. We had AJ as our waiter once again and he is just fantastic. Always the professional who aims to please and he does! We had duck, sea bass and swordfish. I had the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Superb food, wonderful staff and never disappoints. Maggie is amazing-she is very attentive and personable. I would highly recommend Michael's for any occasion!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautifully decorated with exceptional service is the way I would summarize the dining experience. Had the pompano which was served in this delicate but flavorful sauce with shrimp cooked to perfection. Ordered a side of potato croquettes that I wish every restaurant could duplicate as an alternative to baked potatoes. For dessert, had the apple ravioli served with ice cream... More 

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Independence, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of our staples in Sarasota. First of all the food is amazing. We have been here so many times and everything we have had has been wonderful. My favorite appetizer is the beef carpaccio. This is NOT to be missed. Steaks, fish, pasta and sides are all so good and desserts as well if you can fit... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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297 reviews 297 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We used to go here a lot, but decided to increase our horizons of haute cuisine. After last night's dining, we have to admit that Michael's is pretty tough to beat. Everything about this meal was first class - the service, the wine, the food and the ambience. Our waiter (AJ) was attentive to a "T" and made excellent suggestions... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My son and I had a wonderful dinner at Michael's tonight although when we first arrived we felt somewhat ignored as waiters swished past our table for at least 10 minutes and no-one greeted us. I told the maitre d' and he was very apologetic and our waitress arrived quickly afterwards to take our order. My son had the pork... 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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, International

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