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Michael's On East

1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304
+1 941-366-0007
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (63 reviews)
“lobster pot” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-2304
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Reviewed yesterday

We took friends to Michael's last night. They had never been before and were blown away. The food, the wine, the service were all excellent. They want to go back soon. It is a great experience.

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Michael's on East is probably the most well known, and certainly the best marketed restaurant/catering business not only in Sarasota, but possibly all of Florida. Michael Klauber is simply a master at public relations and as professional of a restaurant "front of house" personality as...More

2  Thank Doug S
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Dear Doug, Thank you for the wonderful review, we truly appreciate the positive feedback. We appreciate your continued loyalty to Michael’s On East. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Michael’s On East for a wine tasting dinner, great to hear that the...More

Reviewed yesterday

It's been 30 years since my wife and I visited the west coast of Florida and as long since we had the pleasure of dining at Michael's. It is still truly outstanding. The service by Kathy was wonderful, professional and warm. The food was wonderful,...More

Thank SteveKMontreal
Reviewed 3 days ago

We reserved two weeks before a birthday dinner on a Saturday evening. My wife told the restaurant that it was a special occasion. We were brought to the worst table in the house -- easily spotted. The noise level from the bar would have made...More

1  Thank mhsflorida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and will definitely be back. Food was delicious, lobster bisque to filet. Flexible and accommodating . Waitress, Kimberly, was tremendous.More

Thank Mary1055407
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we truly appreciate the positive feedback. We appreciate your continued loyalty to Michael’s On East. We have shared your kind words with Kimberly. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Michael’s On East for lunch, as well...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michael's is our favorite restaurant In Sarasota and once again, they proved themselves to be #1. The ambiance, service and food were outstanding. The service provided by Alexander , a somewhat new server, was fantastic. As to our dinners I decided to have the Epicurean...More

Thank JHDawg
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time in providing such a detailed and helpful summary of your recent visit with us at Michael’s On East. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your meal recently. Thank you for your patronage we look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to hold a dinner meeting for the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association District 7. The food and service were outstanding. An Evening that was enjoyed by all!More

Thank lkunke
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this rave review! We can't thank you enough. Please let us know when your next event is, we would be thrilled to be your number one selection. Not only do we hold ONSITE VENUES, we also hold OFFSITE VENUES such...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 special guest In from out of town and needed to host for a nice dinner. Michael’s was perfect in every respect. From seating us at the table where conversation could flow, to explaining the wonderful menu options, to just being at our...More

Thank Wrightway4010
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's comments like this that gives us so much satisfaction for the hard work we do each and every day and it's people like you that make the difference and that encourages my staff to there best. From the cooks, the preps, the dishwashers, the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've eaten at Michael's many times, but it is always more special when you have family in for the holidays. One granddaughter had the Friday Night Special, the lobster pot which was completely shelled before serving. Two people had the Epicurean Special that allows you...More

Thank sarasota-experience
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this fabulous review! We are so happy that your granddaughter enjoyed the Friday Night Lobster Pot Dinner! Our Epicurean Menu changes every month and we hope to see you next month, when Chef Jamil Pineda performs his magic once again...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Michael's on East was recommended to me and we gave it a go. WOW! were we delighted.... The food was awesome and the waitress (Kristi) we had was very thorough and professional. I enjoyed the Roasted Bone-In Pork Chop Niman Ranch Prime Pork Chop, Caramelized...More

Thank Paul H
Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your extraordinary review. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of your dining experience with us. This is what we hope to hear from everyone that comes to our restaurant; your comments stand true to so many people that come...More

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trekker954
11 October 2016|
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Response from Michael K | Property representative |
A papadum is a thin, crisp, disc-shaped food from the India; typically based on a seasoned dough usually made from made from lentils or chickpeas. They are imported directly and are lightly fried. They are gluten free!
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25 August 2016|
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The incomparable Joe Micals delights Michael’s Lounge guests with timeless favorites at Michael’s Piano Bar, Tuesday – Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. Enjoy Joe’s performance of hits from Neil Diamond, Tony Bennet, Billy... More
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28 February 2016|
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As you prepare for your dining experience at Michael’s On East, we often receive questions about the appropriate dress. We suggest “business casual” or cocktail attire. Ties and jackets are not required for gentleman.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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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 28th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award in 2017 - 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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