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Michael's On East

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1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304 (Bahia Vista)
+1 941-366-0007
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had an amazing evening . Celebrated our 25 anniversary and so glad we chose Michael's for it! Kevin our waiter was superb. Food tremendous .

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We wish you a very Happy Anniversary & thank you for including us in your celebration. I will let Kevin know you were thrilled with his service! Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is evident on entering why this has been a standout in Sarasota for so many years. Interesting decor, friendly, attentive service and excellent food. I had the lamb chops - delicious and with a presentation worthy of a photo in Gourmet. My wife had the scallops, equally good and photo-worthy. It was nice to have piano music during dinner,... More 

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

We are thrilled that you thought of us on your recent trip to Sarasota! Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we do appreciate it! I apologize that the volume was too loud for you & suggest next time asking for a table away from the bar area when you book the reservation. Thanks again! Best... More 

Venice, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently received a gift from our son to celebrate our Anniversary here. We have lived here 13 years full time , why did we wait so long? Are members of the connisours club, purchased wine here when I worked nearby , but because I no longer work nearby, we got lazy and don't come to Sarasota often enough. What... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Congratulations on your 44 years of wedded bliss & for making us a part of your celebration. I will make sure that Mike get the accolades he deserves as we pride ourselves on the highly professional staff we have here at Michaels on East. Please don't stay away so long next time!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing. The bar has a piano right in the middle which was nice. Although i was by myself sitting at the bar The food more than made up for it.

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

I'm thrilled you enjoyed out pianist, Joe Micals! We have an upcoming Wine Tasting Open House on Saturday, December 10th from 2-4pm. Admission is free with an unwrapped toy for our Salvation Army Toy Drive. Please come join us, as this is an extremely social event with great wines for the holiday season. Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Lobster pot Friday supper provided us with the perfect excuse to dine at this upscale restaurant. Our friends recommended it as a culinary high spot in our visit to Sarasota so we were intrigued to find out if it matched up to expectations. It was very busy on our arrival resulting in a short delay before we were taken to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time in providing such a detailed and helpful summary of your recent visit with us at Michael’s On East. I am thrilled that you enjoyed Lobster Pot Friday recently. Thank you for your patronage we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext.... More 

Louisville, KY.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

First we have say Chris our waiter made the evening very enjoyable I had the Swordfish which was magnificent and my wife had a wonderful salmon while my son took the waiters suggestion and got the pork chop which was the best ever. I can't forget the wedge salad which had a taste making you want more. This is one... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words about Chris and Michael's On East. I am glad you also enjoyed your overall experience regarding your recent experience. We look forward to another opportunity to serve you! Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Whether you are visiting Michael's for luncheon or dinner, the service and food quality are superb. Servers are there within seconds when you beckon them and the timing of cocktails and delicious food served is perfect. The menu is varied, lots of a la carte options and the noise level is excellent. There is a piano player in the bar... More 

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

Thank you for the fantastic review, I am thrilled you always enjoy your dining experience at Michael's On East. I have shared your kind words with our entire Michael’s On East team. We look forward to another opportunity to serve you! Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

Virginia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a sophisticated family run restaurant with white tablecloths and well trained servers. The bar is also a comfortable place to linger and its cocktails are all very well made. The restaurant operates an adjacent wine store and many of those are offered on the restaurant bottle and by-the-glass lists. However, despite a plethora of unusual offerings, many of... More 

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

First of all, I would like to thank for your patronage during your stay in Sarasota. We are in the business of exceeding our guests’ expectations and I hope you will accept my personal apologies if your recent dinner experience did not reflect that high standard of excellence. It’s unfortunate that we did not learn of your disappointment with these... More 

Osprey, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A small group of friends always celebrate our birthdays and this year was Michael's. From the time we were seated, we had great service and polished staff attend us. We all chose salads and we all loved our selections. The glasses of wines were wonderful as well. And the decadent chocolate cake for the birthday girl was the perfect ending.

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

Thank you for the first class review we truly appreciate your business. It is our pleasure to host your party for a birthday, special occasion​ or a casual meal. It is hard to believe we will soon be celebrating our 30th anniversary we appreciate our loyal guests. We certainly look forward to hosting you again! Many thanks and best wishes,... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Michael's has long been known for fine dining in the evening, with the area's best wine list. The chef, Jamil Pineda, runs a professional kitchen, as good or better than any in other Sarasota. But dinner is pretty expensive. The solution? Lunch. It's just as delicious, and there are seasonal specials that can actually make it something of a bargain... More 

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

Thank you for joining us for lunch recently & for your nice review! A great option for Dinner would be The Epicurean! We offer a different Epicurean Menu every month for Lunch & Dinner. December is "Southern Comforts"- A Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner from Exotic Destinations 34.95 Per Person • Add Wine for 10.00. A Two-Course Lunch from Exotic Destinations ~... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $60
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304
    (Bahia Vista)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-366-0007
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 received their 26th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award in 2015 - 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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