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Michael's On East

1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-366-0007
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Ranked #30 of 844 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $48
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
Cleveland, Ohio
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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295 reviews 295 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
392 helpful votes 392 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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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had dinner at Michael's last week. We were surprized by the location from the outside (in a strip mall beside a drug store) and were questioning our choice, but once inside we were very glad we went. The interior is nice and the piano bar area was a nice touch. The food was excellent. One of the best meals... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Michael's on East has been a favorite restaurant of mine for the 16 years that I have been in Sarasota. It was the place that we always entertained customers for business, but it has been and is a personal favorite for private dining. Last evening, my wife and I visited and enjoyed their monthly Culinary Adventure menu, which was Northern... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were invited here by another couple to enjoy the Friday Night Lobster Dinners, although my wife and I have dined here before, but its never our "Go-to" restaurant. We were greeted by Lou, our server. He was nice enough but lacked the true professional skills than one would expect to have in a "Finer dining-ish restaurant". He would take... More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to see your comments, as we are typically in the business of exceeding expectations. We would greatly appreciate another opportunity to offer you the exceptional customer service that our team has prided ourselves on for 28 years. My sincere apologies that our service standards were not upheld during your most recent visit. Please contact me personally to... More

Venice, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We've been to Michael's many times, though often a good stretch of time in between visits. We are never disappointed. We had a party of 8 and were celebrating 2 Birthdays and an Anniversary. 3 of the couples ordered the Epicurean Adventure (Northern Italian) and 1 couple off the main menu. My husband and I had the bruschetta appetizer and... More

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Venice, FL
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We live in Venice, FL and have several very nice restaurants close to us, but we choose Michael's for my birthday celebration. This was not our first time at Michael's but it will be our last. The food was fine, but not exceptional as you would expect at this higher end restaurant and for the prices charged. But, the service... 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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