I was nearby for a business meeting and popped into Michael's for lunch. The parking situation was strange (not being from Sarasota, and not knowing the area) - it seemed as though valet was the only option. Not knowing whether there was a fee for valet (there were no signs indicating whether it was complimentary) I drove a bit past the building and found some parking close by and made the short walk to the restaurant.
Although it seemed busy, I was seated promptly. The waiter made some excellent recommendations and I ended up having the crispy oyster salad. I am not one to typically eat a salad for lunch (especially when I am traveling - I like to experience new dishes and such) but they had several salads on their menu that looked far from your ordinary "we have to have a salad on our menu". They served three different types of warm bread while I waited for my meal.
The service was excellent, the salad was DELICIOUS. My only regret was not being able to come back that evening for dinner. If ever in the Sarasota area again, I will definitely come back for another great experience.
The prices were reasonable and their wine list looked amazing - they have the Moet Chandon Ice Champagne - yum!
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