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Michael's

1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
+1 310-451-0843
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good19%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
American, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very lovely and the very small amount of dishes I tried were tasty, but I have a warning. Yes, unfortunately I am one of “those people”. I have celiac disease and I must stay completely gluten free. Upon mentioning that to the...More

Thank Randi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal here could be best described as a mix between Master Chef and Chopped. We could not but help wondering if the ingredients used were forced upon them, to make something in a certain amount of time that in the end Just Did Not...More

Thank RThompson_12
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

While the setting and atmosphere was very nice, we found the layout of dinner rather odd. Perhaps we ordered wrong... but being served potatoes first as it's own course followed by cabbage on it's own and then the

Thank John N
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Have been at this restaurant several times already and received good and very solid service and quality of food every time over the years now. Location is good and all over a nice experience.

Thank TravellerLion
Reviewed 6 August 2017

It's not the fanciest but it's fancy enough for most nights out. Food is reliably good and the menu changes seasonally. For this part of LA, the prices are moderate. I don't go out to spend hundreds or see celebs, just done well and enjoy....More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Santa Monica visiting this restaurant for special occasions. The restaurant has been updated and is now less expensive but just as beautiful as ever. The food is high quality and they have great service. Food is meant to be shared among...More

Thank travelingworkingmom
Reviewed 19 July 2017

MIchael's for decades was one of the finest dining establishments in LA. An inventor of Nouvelle Cuisine, Michael's always had the freshest ingredients from the Santa Monica produce market and a varied and excellent menu, featuring the freshest of ingredients. The restaurant had a beautiful...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is the second visit to the "new" Michael's and the second disappointing meal. While the patio is as lovely as always and the service is attentive the food just doesn't live up to the reputation of this restaurant. The menu is limited and the...More

Thank _dt_arch
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a respite from the crazed-trendy, sardine-packed restaurants in the area... the front exterior of small white adobe belies the beautiful dining area which opens up upon entering the building. There is a terrace dining area that overlooks a larger dining area that is...More

Thank Ironman713
Reviewed 11 April 2017

New chef, new menu and a new look added up to a great dinner and great evening to celebrate. Michael and Kim are great hosts and the staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating.

Thank ptort1
Nearby
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
    (Wilshire Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-0843
  • E-mail
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