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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
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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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Prestbury, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying with family on Siesta Key, having just arrived from UK, we were looking for somewhere special for dinner in the Sarasota area. We found Michael's On East and were not disappointed! We booked quite late on a Saturday night, the restaurant was very full, our table was not ready and our waitress was hard pressed, but the staff could... More 

Thank Arthur D
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Michaels has been a leader in cuisine for years - with a superb wine list and menu- the place is always a great escape from the ordinary. I love the crispy duck spring rolls & the salmon crostinis

Thank Kentucked
Little Rock, Arkansas
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very high quality restaurant. The salad was unique and flavorful. I had the fresh locally caught pompano prepared with a white wine butter sauce. Wait staff personable and engaged professionally. Also, don't miss the key lime pie, unique and memorable!

Thank Tim G
Longboat Key, Florida
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've done the Mother's Day & also the Easter Brunch, they are now a must do each year. I recently had a private event for my birthday in the Wine Cellar and the food, staff and entire event was amazing. Any bad review for Michael's on East is someone that doesn't have good taste. The truffle mac & cheese and... More 

Thank Amy A
Jefferson City, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday Jan 7, 2016 my wife and I traveled from out of state to celebrate our anniversary with family in Sarasota Fl. Based on the favorable reviews it was my recommendation that we try a new restaurant and make a reservation for that evening at Michael’s On East. Unfortunately the overall experience was disappointing. If you’re interested in the details... More 

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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an upmarket restaurant clearly favoured by the rich of Sarasota. Prices were high, steaks $60+. A bit too much for us for an ordinary night out so we settled for the set 'Korean' menu. Lovely duck starter, moderate 'Korean' ribs main, and good green tea Icecream. Portions were large enough, but for me the ribs disappointed being rather... More 

Thank Cobham_SurreyRetired
Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for my in-laws anniversary & had a great time! It's a very high class restaurant, so be prepared to spend a lot of $$$. Service was good, we had a new server. Drinks, Apps, Entree, Desserts all Excellent!

Thank 556stu
York Beach, Maine
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242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michael's On Eaat is a beautiful elegant restaurant. I especially liked that there are lovely salads on the evening menu. Oysters are excellent. Wonderful bread basket Excellent pianist. Great dining experience! Can't wait to return!

Thank DRH0PS
Fort Lauderdale
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ribeye was absolutely outstanding and the lobster topping made it even more scrumptious! One-half star deduction for forgetting to bring both at the same time, and for mixing cocktails that are strong but not very delicious. Rounded up to 5 stars because we were served 3 full-sized desserts on the house (due to celebrating 3 special occasions); 1 drink... More 

Thank Sine-Wave
Venice, Florida
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times and it has always been fabulous. Tonight was our first disappointment. The food was very good as it always has been but the service was a real disappointment. Our server could have been less attentive and less interested in our dining experience. This takes so much away from a normally great experience. We will... More 

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

I would like to first thank you for your choosing to dine at Michael’s On East. We are in the business of exceeding our guests’ expectations and I wanted to personally apologize if your most recent experience did not reflect that high standard of excellence. I would greatly appreciate your detailed feedback so we can immediately address any challenges. Please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
American, Seafood, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?