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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
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17:00 - 23:00
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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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Goderich, Canada
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

food, entertainment, atmosphere, service all away above par. The staff and the waiters go mout of their way to make myou feel that you are the most welcome guest in the place. My last two birthdays have been held here and while mI do not want a lot of strangers singing and clapping hands i am most impressed when a... More 

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Thank lucerne11
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this review

It was truly our pleasure to host your Birthday celebration! Thank you for taking the time to share your outstanding review on tripadvisor. We hope you don’t wait until the next special occasion to dine at Michael’s On East. Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

See previous review by William J. Monday Feb 20 was a bad night for this restaurant. We went for our anniversary. I had the Caesar salad boldly priced at $11 or so. Dressing was industrial Sysco food service. I had duck, unlike previous reviewer, it was great. My wife had the scallops that were served on over-buttered gnocchi. Scallops weren't... 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 

Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Considered one of Sarasota's best and a place we have often been on special occasions, tonight was disappointing to say the least. This was our first night out after my wife had serious back surgery. I picked Michael's confident it would be a success. I made a 5:45 PM reservation to get in and out early, as she still can't... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. As you alluded to in your comments, your most recent experience certainly did not meet our high standards & for that, I apologize. We appreciate you taking care of Joe & allowing our management team to take care of your dinner last night. However, it would be... More 

Bradenton Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a special romantic occasion . I was amazed at the beauty of this resturant . We went into the bar first for a drink. The bar and piano player made it very hard to leave. This was such a relaxing feeling I've had in a long time. Our meal was excellent. The dinners were a lamb... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Michael's On East! I deeply appreciate your wonderful review & look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant proves again that its quality is top notch as well as the service. This is especially noteworthy because of the high volume on a holiday night. Where I believe the restaurant needs improvement is in its ambience. I say this because it requires a paint job and refurbishing owing to its run down look. The place should also... More 

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

I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of your dinning experience with us. I also appreciate your feedback about the ambiance & will be reviewing your note with my team. Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

Lakeland, Florida
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171 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to Sarasota for many years, however, despite the great reviews, for some reason, we just never made it over to Michael's. Well today was Valentine's Day, and my sweetie of 38+ years and I stopped in for lunch. The location is great, and while in a 'shopping center', is so big, it transports you to another place.... More 

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

It was truly our pleasure to host your Valentine's Day celebration! Thank you for taking the time to share your outstanding review on Tripadvisor. We hope you don’t wait until the next special occasion to dine at Michael’s On East. Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to look for good food and cocktails for the Happy Hour. When it is too hot to go outside for MIchaels does not have an outside bar(wish they did) I come here. The bar is BIG so even in season I know I can get a single seat. I love the bartender Chris and he makes great cosmos.... More 

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

Thank you for the first class review! I appreciate you taking the time to share your positive thoughts about Michael’s On East on TripAdvisor. I would also like to thank you for your patronage, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

Morro Bay, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not impressed with the service, the food, or the prices. We would not go to this place again.

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Thank judithschaab
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 

Longboat Key, Florida
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. Reservations are a must for dinner. The menu is very creative and the wine list is extensive. I highly recommend it for a special occasion. We like to go on Friday night, because it is lobster night. You get 2 lobsters with clams, mussels, corn on the cob... 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 kind words Michael's On East. We look forward to another opportunity to serve you! Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236 More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There for dinner with another couple after a few years absence. This has been considered one of Sarasota's best fine dining restaurants for several decades. It didn't disappoint. The food and service are still excellent. Two of us had the chefs special menu, 3 courses, which included an outstanding tomato bisque soup, salmon course and desert for $35. My only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?