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Michael's On East

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1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239 (Bahia Vista)
+1 941-366-0007
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to celebrate my daughter's birthday and were blown away. The food, the wine, the service was impeccable. My daughter felt like a princess. Thank you so much for the amazing memory!

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been going to Michael's for the past four years and have accumulated over 8000 points in their Connoisseur club. We've had some pretty amazing experiences, but lately the bad one are all you remember, especially when it's your 41st wedding anniversary dinner. We booked our reservation with our favorite server, AJ, who was unavailable, so we chose our... More 

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

Mrs. Wojtecki, I'm very sorry to see your comments. As you undoubtedly know from your many wonderful experiences here, we are typically in the business of exceeding our guests expectations. It was disappointing to learn about this interaction, but having tediously reviewed the situation with multiple members of our team and guests, I do stand by our service staff and... More 

Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went during Sarasota's special food festival where a number of restaurants include $15 luncheon choices. The meals were delicious and our waiter was superior -- both friendly and helpful.

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Sarasota, Florida
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66 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit. Based on the reputation and reviews I expected more than what we experienced. The hostess staff were friendly and accomodating which was a good start. There seemed to be a party going on in the lounge, so maybe that is why it seemed so loud in the restaurant, not really romantic. Our waiter was initially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joe was our server (even though we were late because we got lost on the way) he was patient and attentive down to every last detail. We ordered the red snapper and a fillet; the food and service were both outstanding! We will visit again this week before we leave Sarasota!

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

I am delighted that you had a wonderful experience with Joe! I have shared your kind comments with Joe and our entire Michael’s On East team. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Michael’s On East sometime this week. Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with great menu choices and wonderful service by Kelly! My escargots were super and the filet perfect. Highly recommended!

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

Thank you for your patronage and your high praise! I am thrilled you enjoyed the escargots and our filet. I have shared your kind words with Kelly, who deeply appreciates the positive write up. Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

Venice, Florida
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183 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a birthday celebration dinner and had a very nice meal. My wife ordered a small 7 oz filet $38 and a side of mushrooms $12, yikes. She said the steak was good but at that price it better be. I had the 3 course dinner, the starter and entree were very good, the banana cake desert was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful, as always. Delicious food attractively served. This is definitely the "go to" place for our special occasion lunches.

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

Thank you for sharing your delightful review! I am thrilled you choose to dine with us for a birthday celebration recently. We look forward to welcoming you back to Michael’s On East. I hope you do not wait until the next “special occasion” to dine with us. Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext.... More 

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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to Michaels for over 15 years. The ambiance, and service are fine ( though the interior hasn't changed in over a decade ) but after our birthday/anniversary dinner last night, I feel he's been "resting on his laurals". The appetizer of chicken satay was too salty and had to be sent back. The duck breast was grossly... 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 perspective about your recent experience at Michael’s On East. I have shared your feedback with our entire staff. The current inspiration of our restaurant ambiance is based on the feel of a 1940s cruise ship and a “supper club” atmosphere. Our goal is to purposely “take you back in time.” However,... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service and food was fabulous. Food was fresh, tasty and the presentation was spot on. The server was very attentive and caring. Need to be this Restaurant on your list.

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

Thank you so much for your impeccable review I greatly appreciate your positive feedback! Thank you again for your patronage, I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239
    (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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