We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 859 Sarasota Restaurants

Michael's On East

1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-366-0007
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #35 of 859 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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

264 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I took some friends here for a thank you dinner. The Resturant is upscale in dress,cost and service. It was one of the more expensive places I went to in Sarosota ,but the food was very good,the service was impeccable. We enjoyed our meal,we're not rushed and my only complaint would be the air conditioning was a little too col... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We've been to Michael's long time ago for Anniversary. Great food,service was wonderful. Always enjoy the atmosphere and vine. Can't wait to return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Longboat Key, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I've lived in Sarasota for many years and I've heard over and over what a fine restaurant MOE is. I wanted a special place for Christmas dinner this year, so I booked a 6:30 reservation. I will say up front that the food was good and not the problem... It was the service and atmosphere. There were several open tables... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westport, Connecticut
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The food was fresh and the tastes complex and interesting. The interior design is very nice and contributes to the ambiance we enjoyed. The sea bass and crab cakes were superb as were Michael's salad and the beet salad. If you have room for dessert, the chocolate blackout cake is sublime. Don't miss this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota, FL
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food quality, food selection, food service, food presentation. Michaels on East has it all. This restaurant is still at the top of it's game. They seem to re-invent themselves every year. Kudos to the staff! This is still among the top restaurants in the area. Highly recommended. Every month they feature food from a different region of the world as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Before dining at Michael's on East, I knew they had a reputation for great food and service, so my expectations were high. These expectations were exceeded. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt very welcomed. The service was prompt and attentive. They have a great wine selection, and we enjoyed trying a few different glasses. The calamari... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarasota, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were there for happy hour and bar snacks. The piano player was excellent and very friendly. Our waiter Chris was the best waiter ever. Look forward to going back real soon. Food was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have been living in this area for 6 years and been to Michael's on East three times. I can't believe we haven't been more. This is absolutely the best restaurant in the area. We went last year for New Years Eve and the night before last for New Years. I usually am disappointed at ANY restaurant's fare on special... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bergerac, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went the night before NYE thinking it would be a bit quiet but buzzing got the last table in the lounge/Bar area, well looked after by Chris Filet steak correctly cooked.All I can say is I cannot thing\k of one complaint, and that is very unusual for me. Not cheap but if you've looked at the menu you will already... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Table for 2 on Christmas afternoon: The hostess was borderline adequate, the table was ideal. The calamari was average, the beet salad average. My entree was definitely very, very bad: barely warm, and heavily salted crab cakes, with undercooked potatoes, also vaguely warm, and completely uneatable asparagus, arguably the worse asparagus I had in my lifetime. My partner had the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this review

Please accept my personal apologies if your recent experience did not meet the high expectations we strive to deliver each and every visit at Michael’s On East. We would greatly appreciate another opportunity to offer you the exceptional customer service and cuisine that our team has prided ourselves on for 28 years. Please contact me personally to allow me the... More 

Travelers who viewed Michael's On East also viewed

Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast

Been to Michael's On East? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Michael's On East staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?