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Michael's On East

1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304
+1 941-366-0007
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (55 reviews)
“lobster pot” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I dined here to celebrate his birthday. The menu speaks to fresh preparations of kind of traditional fare. I enjoyed my lobster bisque, but not nearly as much the diver scallops with ricotta gnocchi with butternut squash and brown sage butter. Both...More

Thank djvdw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arriv d at Michaels and we're promptly shown to our table. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful in selecting our drinks and meal. The surroundings are elegant and low key. I had a lemonade strawberry basil martini. It was delicious. We had a...More

Thank skinnydipper598
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years, we have had mixed results dining at Michael's. Today was a down day. The Asian chicken salad featured an uninspired mix of greens, topped by strips of over cooked chicken. The peanut dressing was tasty, but there were no crispy noodles or...More

1  Thank FLDiner101
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Michael's on more than one occasion and the food is always great. We had the Friday night lobster pot and could not have enjoyed it more. Joe our waiter was amazing and super funny. I would recommend it highly.

Thank Jromanokp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lysondra provided 5 star service and the manager, Justin visited our table and made us feel very special. Our party of four (4) ordered the Kale & Brussels Spouts Salad, Wendy's Chicken Salad, Michael's Cobb Salad and the Chinese Chicken Salad. Every dish was delicious...More

1  Thank 431don
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently celebrated our anniversary at Michael's on East with a very lovely dinner. The service was wonderful and we both took advantage of their special Epicurean Adventure meal. On this visit the theme was The Caribbean. We enjoyed three courses with wine pairings and...More

Thank Patti O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 2nd visit to this wonderful great place to have dinner on any special occasion. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary there because we like your staffs, Kimberley, Sergio, and others serving us more drinks making sure we're being well taken care of....More

Thank stevie34289
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner with my mother-in-law, who is very particular about her food and dining experience. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Our dinners were great. I had the beet salad then Ahi Tuna, which was buttery smooth. My husband had the snapper, which...More

Thank MTR14
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had the duck YUMMY, my husband had the blue crab cakes and our friends shared the rack of lamb. The food was awesome. The service on the other hand.well a big disappointment - our friends salads arrived within seconds of ordering, our cocktails did...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The first time my wife and I had lunch at Michael's On East, co-partner Phil Mancini approached our table, introduced himself to a pair of tourists from Chicago and recommended his speciality, butter roasted flounder. I'll never forget that experience because I've never ordered anything...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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11 October 2016|
Response from DrMike60 | Reviewed this property |
I never call it a bean crisp, but we do ask for more almost immediately, and we simply call them "crisps." The raison bread is the best in town. Try it, please.
Keith F
24 August 2016|
Response from Philip P | Reviewed this property |
27 February 2016|
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Response from Cerph |
Dress codes in Sarasota went away at the turn of the century. Anyone can get in anywhere wearing anything! Really sad.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
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, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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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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