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Michael's On East

1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304
+1 941-366-0007
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (65 reviews)
“lobster pot” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304
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1 - 10 of 707 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Co-owners Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini have masterminded a culinary masterpiece in Michael's on East. They are celebrating 30 years in the restaurant business and they have produced Sarasota's only AAA Four Diamond Award eatery. From the minute you drive up and leave your car...More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review, we truly appreciate the positive feedback. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Michael’s On East! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kindest Regards, Michael Klauber

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Michael's on East is probably the most well known, and certainly the best marketed restaurant/catering business not only in Sarasota, but possibly all of Florida. Michael Klauber is simply a master at public relations and as professional of a restaurant "front of house" personality as...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Dear Doug, Thank you for the wonderful review, we truly appreciate the positive feedback. We appreciate your continued loyalty to Michael’s On East. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Michael’s On East for a wine tasting dinner, great to hear that the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very comfortable and great ambiance. Service from Joe S. Was exemplary. We had the lobster special and everything was prepared perfectly. Not to forget to mention, it was all delicious. Dessert was obscenely wonderful. We will certainly be back.

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

Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I will defiantly let Joe know that he was exemplary. It will be our pleasure to host you again soon! Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tibias, Mark and Antonio made our experience very enjoyable. Great food as usual. Black bean soup of the day was excellent.

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

Thank you for the rave review! It warms my heart to know that you had such a wonderful experience with Tibias, Mark and Antonio in the Restaurant. Cheers! Michael Klauber

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to make reservations on "Open Table". Hostess greeted us immediately, then we had time for a happy hour cocktail and small bite. For some reason soccer (and not the World Cup) was on the TV, as opposed to the Rays game. Once we were...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am thrilled that you had such an outstanding dinner! I will send Jonathan your outstanding review! Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. We look forward to hosting you again soon at Michael's On East! Michael Klauber Michael's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normally we go to Michael's for dinner but decided luncheon would be fun to make a day of celebration for our anniversary. We had a special private booth and terrific service from Tobias, Mark and Eric. No matter what time you choose to dine, the...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. Happy Anniversary! I can't wait to tell the staff about your praise. We look forward to hosting you again soon at Michael's On East! Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually think of Michael's on East for all our SPECIAL occasions, but met my cousins there last week for lunch since it is about halfway for both of us. My husband and I both were enthralled by the sound of their Chicken Bowl and...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. We pride ourselves in offering inspired, always-evolving cuisine, and I'm very happy that your recent experience was great! We look forward to hosting you again soon at Michael's On East! Michael Klauber...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really like Michael's On East. We've probably been here 30 times over the last 7 years. The food is always good, the service excellent and the pricing reasonable for a high end restaurant. Not his time. The food was good (we had the Lobster...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm very sorry that your recent experience was not five-stars. If you would be willing to contact me personally, I would like to hear more about your experience. Please email me at michael@bestfood.com Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber

Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Good food and good services. This restaurant is our # 1 choice of restaurant and our server AJ is excellent. We always request for him to serve us. He is friendly, efficient and gave good recommendations on the menu. We had a great time celebrating...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Happy Belated Birthday! I am so happy that you had such a wonderful time and that one of our star servers, AJ, took such good care of you. I will most definitely tell him about your rave review! We can't wait to host you again....More

Reviewed June 13, 2018

We dined here 2 nights ago on a Monday night during a Savor Sarasota week. Rather than bring out that menu when asked, like other places do, Michael's actually includes it on their regular menu. Our server, Kathy, was terrific and remembered us from a...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

I am so happy that you had a wonderful experience during our Savor Sarasota event! Kathy is one of our amazing servers and I can't wait to tell her about your review! We thank you for your patronage and welcome you back soon. Thanks again,...More

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AVGW
July 2, 2018|
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Response from MHLNJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Especially if you go on the early side for dinner.
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1989mustang
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Michael K | Property representative |
We offer seafood lovers a "Lobster Pot" special every Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. for $38.95 per person. (No sharing please.) We'll even provide you the signature bib to wear as you enjoy two 1 1/4 lb. live Maine... More
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pvthawk52
March 27, 2018|
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Response from ashman2013 | Reviewed this property |
Average 30-35$ though they have a price fixe for lunch that is well worth it 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $60
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 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
  • E-mail
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 28th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award in 2017 - 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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