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Michael's On East

) #22 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota $$$$ American, International,
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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American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304
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Reviewed 3 days 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 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in, we were catered to and treated specially. They wished me happy birthday (which we had told them during reserving) throughout. There was a live pianist named Joe who also walked over during a break and wished me happy birthday....More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The live piano bar make this a nice choice. The menu has nice variety, with many seafood options. Our server was plesent and professional. The dining space is attractive and comfortable. We came on a recommendation from a concierge at the Ritz Carlton. It was...More

Thank vimatravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been asked many times "What's your favorite restaurant in Sarasota " and my reply is always Michaels onEast. We have been going for well over 15 years and have tried their epicurean menu with another couple for the last 8 years.....that means once...More

Thank flatony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my husband for Fathers Day and he absolutely loved it. Great atmosphere and amazing food. Our server was helpful and energetic. Can't wait to go back.

Thank alpine715
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We came here for the Sarasota dining menu and were very pleased. The service was spot on, friendly, efficient. The food was seasoned perfectly with large portions. Wine pairing by-the-glass was offered in a very affordable wine that was excellent. We joined their dining club...More

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went there for my wife's birthday with family and was amazed. Everything was first class from the service to the amazing food. Our server, Kristi was very knowledgable and patient. Assistant Derrick was attentive to the smallest detail. We had the lobster bisque, rack or...More

Thank beachboundeddie
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Questions & Answers
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
25 August 2016|
Response from Philip P | Reviewed this property |
28 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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