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1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
+1 310-451-0843
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  • Very good20%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue, good cocktails nice vibe. Menu was confusing, couldn't tell appetizers from main dishes. Waiter said dishes were meant to be shared but the portions were extremely small. Food was average but the roast chicken was unappetizing as it was served with feet on...More

Thank stephanierI7666VO
Reviewed 28 March 2017

First of all there is no better ambience in any restaurant around Santa Monica than in this restaurant. Outdoors with a light shade for a ceiling , the main space is filled with lots of beautiful plants and the way the tables are placed around...More

Thank Caroltod
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Michaels has been around forever with various ups and downs. Mixed buzz on the place with a new chef. We've been before but decided finally tried it...Something is missing. Small plates from a new chef. Marginally creative food. Over-priced. Disappointing--- Something us missing. It's fairly...More

Thank SanMo
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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