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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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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (15 reviews)
“caesar salad” (70 reviews)
“prime rib” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
1 York St | corner of York and Thames, London, Ontario N6A 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Met up with some friends for supper on Saturday March 3rd. The waiters and service staff were very pleasant and professional. Two of us ordered the Caesar salad which is prepared right at your table. Great to see the waiter prepare the salad with all...More

Thank 588Bl
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We greatly appreciate it when guests notice the dedication that goes into preparing all of our meals. We take great pride in preparing delicious food, providing excellent service and creating an ambiance like none other. Hearing that...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018

Went there as a surprise birthday dinner for my wife. We chose Michaels for the reputation and past experiences - particularly the Ceaser salad made at the table and beef dishes. We had arranged a private Dining Room for 10 - and it was fine....More

Thank londonontario48
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Went here last night for our Valentines Day dinner. From growing up in the city, this restaurant used to have the reputation as being one of the best in town. So when it came to booking this year’s dinner on Valentines Day, I was excited...More

Thank Geebro
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Went here on Saturday night. The place looks great when you get inside. Very cosy and I was expecting a great experience. Ordered the escargot and Brie for starters and they were both good. For main course we both had the captains cut prime rib....More

Thank AlienDrifter
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

I'm very sorry to hear that you found your experience with us underwhelming and that you did not enjoy your night. I do hope that you had mentioned something to your server about the Prime Rib as I am sure that she or the manager...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Wonderful atmosphere. Welcomed when you arrive. Coats taken and put in cloakroom. Taken to beautiful table with white table cloths and black napkins. Quick service with drinks. We went during Londonlicios. Best dinner for only $30. We will go back again and probably pay twice...More

Thank gordanc630
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us during Londonliscious. Thank you very much for your very kind review. And we hope to see you sometime soon!

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Very disappointed. Were there celebrating an anniversary for my parents. Our waiter was disengaged and apathetic (the others seemed great). We were here before the new owners years ago and it was much better. Now they are substituting less expensive ingredients while still charging premium...More

Thank S J
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

I'm very sorry to hear that you felt your Michael's experience was underwhelming. While many of the "less expensive options" that have been stated above were being used by the previous owner, I can assure you that the new Owner is continuously searching to find...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018

Missing in Attention... small details... Went with friends to celebrate birthdays this week & we were disappointed in the experience. The food was ok. The water was topped up regularly but, no attention to detail. Would you like another drink? delivering apps to the wrong...More

Thank Susan M
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hello Susan, I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us during Londonliscious. I can assure you that the experience you have described is certainly not up to our usual standards. So I'm very sorry that we had dropped the ball...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018

Went here for the first time for a birthday celebration and was not disappointed. the service was great, the ambiance was top notch with a piano player and fire place close to our table. The meal was well done and prepared at our table. Add...More

Thank Commander1812
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us to celebrate your birthday! We love to help make every special moment that much more unforgettable. We hope to see you again in 2019 for your next birthday, or before!

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Just had dinner with the wife for our anniversary. Just needed to treat oursleves to a special night. You'd think for the price you would have a fantastic dinner and service. The first waitress we had was an older lady I'd understand if your having...More

Thank Kevin L
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hello Kevin, I'm very sorry to hear that you felt your experience with us was merely okay. I do hope that you had mentioned to the manager that you had found the Prime Rib to have too much muscle tissue and that they were able...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Reservations were for 7 pm on a Saturday evening for 4 people. We had to ask twice about being seated until we were finally shown to our table at 7:40. Several empty tables as we passed. Server seemed very flustered. Dinner finally came and it...More

1  Thank Betty T
michaels_gm, General Manager at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hello Betty, I'm very sorry to hear about your dining experience with us. We always do the best we can on our end to keep the reservation times as close as possible, however, sometimes mishaps can occur with other tables. We do apologize for not...More

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gordanc630
24 January 2018|
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Response from Kevin L | Reviewed this property |
we just dressed up anyways. and it seems everyone there is dressed up too
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Taylor O
22 September 2017|
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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.
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Pat P
11 August 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$38
Meals
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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 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
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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