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Michael's on the Thames

1 York St | corner of York and Thames, London, Ontario N6A 1A1, Canada
+1 519-672-0111
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“chateaubriand” (15 reviews)
“caesar salad” (49 reviews)
“prime rib” (22 reviews)
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American, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 York St | corner of York and Thames, London, Ontario N6A 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I reserved a table at Michael's on the Thames for a Friday night in London. It was my convocation from Western and a big celebration for me so we wanted to celebrate at restaurant that sounded lavish. My family and I don't...More

Thank Anne C
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Anne, At Michael's, we strive for excellence and I am profusely apologetic that we did not meet or exceed your expectations on the 27th when you had chosen to dine with us. We have not received any negative feedback of the Shrimp Creole in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and our daughter who lives in London where trying to decide where to go for a nice meal when I suggested we revisit Michael's on the Thames. We had been previous times for many celebrations but we were not celebrating anything...More

Thank June Q
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi June, Thank you for the wonderful review! Despite being known as the Celebration Destination of London, we love to help guests turn any regular night into a special evening out. I'm also very glad to hear that you were able to enjoy our Tableside...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The initial impression was of a Warm & Inviting Dining Room ! There was some confusion re our table we were shown to a table & told that our reserved table was not ready ! We were not given a Menu or asked if we...More

Thank pccam16
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The building itself is needing cleaning and painting outside, inside is very dated decor. The wait staff are not organized and constantly forgetting things. The food was subpar for the price. The French onion soup was more like onion stew , very bitter. The meat...More

Thank Chris B
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello Chris, I'm very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your french onion soup and that you weren't thoroughly pleased with your meal. We appreciate all feedback that we receive and will now be looking into our French Onion Soup to make sure...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Empty dining room on a Thursday night -- not a good sign. Starters were a mixed bag: minestrone was good, calamari was perfectly cooked but spinach dip was grey and musty. The dipping triangles that accompanied it were hot but drenched in cooking oil. A...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The restaurant reminds me of the 80's decor wise and it is a bit more formal then most restaurants in London Ontario. I have been here several times over the years as I have family in London. The food quality is good and so is...More

2  Thank UBM10
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We have a bad experience with the service and food. A table was booked for seating close the window to see the river but it wasn't. The table was isolated, the staff didn't go to the waiters were inefficient taking the orders, they didn't wear...More

Thank lunato88
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Good place for romantic dinner. but pricey. good wines. I gave 3 star because of the food quality was not great, service was top, ambiance was great.

1  Thank eattravellondon
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This restaurant has a long history between us. The past 30 years enjoyed lots of good times. So it's 2017 - it's been a while , perhaps a couple years -I'm craving your famous ceasar salad made tableside - unfortunately my guest isn't a fan...More

Thank Paul P
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hello Paul, I'm so glad to hear that you were able to come back in the other night after not being in for a few years! From the sounds of it, it seems that you relatively enjoyed your evening! I'm glad that you were enjoyed...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

After many years away from returning to this location, I was invited for a celebratory dinner with good friends. Having my name on the marque out front was great, and entering into the very cozy, comfortable arrival area we were met with very friendly staff...More

Thank David H
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hello David, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us. We take great pride in all of our table side features, so I am greatly pleased that you were able to indulge in our...More

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Taylor O
22 September 2017|
Response from michaels_gm | Property representative |
The same answer is still valid. We do not have a dress code. Dress up, come casual. However you're comfortable.
Pat P
11 August 2015|
Response from michaels_gm | Property representative |
Not at all. Come as you are! Sincerely, Andrew Fratepietro General Manager/ Sommelier Michael's On Thames
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 York St | corner of York and Thames, London, Ontario N6A 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighbourhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-672-0111
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We invite you into our warm dining room and have a seat in in front of the fireplace or a lovely table overlooking the river. Our famous table side Caesar Salad is something you'll never forget and the best London has to offer. Our dinner menu has something for everyone.... pastas, steak, pickerel, lamb, seafood. You'll be impressed with the selection.

Enjoy live music Friday to Sunday every week ranging from our 3 piece jazz trio, to a baby Grand piano to guitar and vocals.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
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