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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
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently dined at Michael's on East, after quite a hiatus. The restaurant decor is quite stunning and pleasant. The wait staff are incredibly good and were available when needed and accommodating. Unfortunately, the entrees were of only mixed quality and preparation. First, our starters were very good, my wife enjoyed her oysters and I enjoyed the American produced mix... More 

Thank Dennis R
Manchester, Lancashire
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place pleasent Staff food Good great for special accasions we would definitely go again on our next trip back to Sarasota

Thank John P
Montpelier, Vermont
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210 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly defines fine dining. The physical environment is lovely, all the staff are gracious and helpful, and not an ounce of pretension. The menu is extensive, and the food simply outstanding. Huge wine list, great selection of beer, and desserts worth planning a meal around. There is a good reason this restaurant has been thriving for three decades. Not inexpensive,... More 

1 Thank MWitz
Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They do everything right. Meals are always excellent; the bar is lovely for a date with your significant other (going Friday night with wife to celebrate her birthday with champagne and oysters); had 10th anniversary party in the Wine Cellar for 50 and it was spectacular; had our wedding party in the banquet room for 150 and everything worked perfectly.... More 

1 Thank Jan S
Venice, Florida
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222 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we have dined at Michael's On East, and it never fails to impress. From the service to the Epicurean delights, Michael's On East is top notch!

1 Thank janconover
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked the food but I will have to say that the price was extremely high - too high for a regular visit. We had 5 at our table and paid almost $600 and 4 of us only had one drink so it wasn't high price because of the bar tab. I probably won't go back any time soon... More 

1 Thank Mariette L
Long Beach, California
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503 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 931 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Sisters and Brother had a fantastic Lunch. Kimberly was our attentive server. I ordered the Crab Cakes and they are out of this world delicious. Big chunks of Crab meat and you get 2 really fat ones that I couldn't even finish. This is the kind of dish you day dream about again and again. My Sisters had a... More 

3 Thank PeggyChism
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service and atmosphere! What made our celebration special was Joe on the piano! We would definitely return to this establishment again!

1 Thank Lori J
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

2 months ago I posted a lukewarm review of Michael's (that someone on TripAdvisor emailed me and told me I was a "pissy" reviewer). Tonight, we revisited and I'm pleased to report it was wonderful. We shared the Romaine wedge with blue cheese and homemade lardons. Also had some delicious oysters. My wife had the sea bass with fregola that... More 

2 Thank SDinSarasota
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330 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We have dinner at Michael's 4 times in 3 months and each meal was spectacular. Lunch & dinner is brilliant. Career attentive wait staff. Creative delicious seafood cuisine from his caring kitchen.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 60
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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