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Michael's

1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
+1 310-451-0843
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“quail” (2 reviews)
“new chef” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, International
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a respite from the crazed-trendy, sardine-packed restaurants in the area... the front exterior of small white adobe belies the beautiful dining area which opens up upon entering the building. There is a terrace dining area that overlooks a larger dining area that is...More

Thank Ironman713
Reviewed 11 April 2017

New chef, new menu and a new look added up to a great dinner and great evening to celebrate. Michael and Kim are great hosts and the staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating.

Thank ptort1
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue, good cocktails nice vibe. Menu was confusing, couldn't tell appetizers from main dishes. Waiter said dishes were meant to be shared but the portions were extremely small. Food was average but the roast chicken was unappetizing as it was served with feet on...More

Thank stephanierI7666VO
Reviewed 28 March 2017

First of all there is no better ambience in any restaurant around Santa Monica than in this restaurant. Outdoors with a light shade for a ceiling , the main space is filled with lots of beautiful plants and the way the tables are placed around...More

Thank Caroltod
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Michaels has been around forever with various ups and downs. Mixed buzz on the place with a new chef. We've been before but decided finally tried it...Something is missing. Small plates from a new chef. Marginally creative food. Over-priced. Disappointing--- Something us missing. It's fairly...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Dimly lit. Crowded. Noisy. Salad was inedible. Steak was raw. Sent it back. Still raw. Would not substitute another vegetable for brussel sprouts. So many better options in Santa Monica. Disappointing.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Every bite was a flavorful delight! The small portion of black garlic and yogurt rice was served with with many turnips (6-8 small ones); barbecued quail with small pieces of orange was juicy with wonderful seasoning. The duck breast and grilled branzino were entree size...More

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Michael has hit it out of the park. From the modest storefront entry we were escorted to our table in a lush backyard garden covered strategically by a large tent. The staff were attentive, personable and sincere. You could tell everyone was very proud and...More

Thank martinray2016
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was a delightful surprise. Very intimate and charming. Dinner outside without the weather . The food was wonderful and having small plates allowed us to taste many of the offerings. The octopus, quail and beets were our favorites. The service and attitude of...More

Thank jamescK2535UJ
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted a dinner to celebrate the holidays with family. Michael's was the ideal place to gather and enjoy a delicious meal and be able to have meaningful conversations. It had been many many years since I'd dined there and I was pleased to see...More

Thank Vicki M
Nearby
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
    (Wilshire Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-0843
  • E-mail