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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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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, Dessert, Late Night, 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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  • 22
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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
Best Caterer in Sarasota

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
kgrangaard
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Claremont, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was there for a business lunch - so I did not order much - Get the Caesar salad - service was great like a late 80's decor but still nice. Cocktails - try Bloody Mary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I made a reservation and we were seated promptly upon arrival. The ambiance was tasteful. The service was A+. The food was scrumptious. I had added a note to my reservation that it was my friend's birthday and they offered him a free dessert of his choice. Unfortunately, we were too full to take advantage of the offer. The owner... More 

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Osprey, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience (yet, again) at Michaels On East where the menu selection is excellent and the service is "world class." Our experience has always met or exceeded our expectation, especially with our favorite server - Chrissy. Michael has successfully combined great kitchen staff with well trained serving staff and a deep wine cellar for... More 

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Sarasota, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place has (for Sarasota) a unique/big city atmosphere. The menu is extensive with an excellent selection of unique salads. Each of our party ordered different dishes and all were pleased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

No matter what age, the food and service are fabulous! Adults will also enjoy their variety of bar drinks. Went with a group of friends for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful experience. Some in our group had eaten here before, and they gave glowing comments regarding the consistency in the service and food. Will definitely be going back... 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, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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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