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“Outstanding food & service!”
Review of Michael's On East

Michael's On East
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Ranked #29 of 1,046 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
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 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.
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Outstanding food & service!”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I loved the seasoning of the food and the service was outstanding. We'd drive across the state just for dinner.

Visited August 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Meal!”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We arrived underdressed as we came straight from a Yankees-Rays baseball game to a nicely lit, piano playing, white table cloth restaurant. Greeted friendly by the hostess and waitress. Only complaint was the time to receive our drinks and food, we were the last patrons that Saturday night. Lobster bisque soup poured at your table with large pieces of lobster and crab was delicious. Bread and chopped salad were equally good. Filet and veal chop were cooked to perfection and very tender. Parmigiana asparagus was tasty. Not a Peter Lugar's comparison (what could compare except for Wolfgang's in Downtown Miami) but definitely in Capital Grille category.

  • Visited August 2014
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Dunedin, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
846 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
“Upscale Dining”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wondrous Continental cusine always prepared perfectly. Share a starter and a dessert and salad as the entrees are ample. Lovely wine list. Exceptionally comfortable surroundings. Return seasonally.

Visited May 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Magical wedding reception”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

We attended a family wedding receptioin here in July. The atmosphere was festive, the service was amazing given the amount of people, the food was amazing, bartenders and servers were courteous, and most attentive. Fun and memorable for everyone involved.

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

A great Happy Hour in a fine restaurant. The music is great and the appetizers are just fine. A very relaxing place to spend some time with your special lady.

  • Visited March 2014
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