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Michael's On East

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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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 5 days ago

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

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you are looking for a first class dinner experience in Sarasota, Michael's on East is the place to go. They offer a creative and traditional menu of fresh and well prepared ingredients. The staff is the most friendly and professional you find anywhere and...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Michael’s On East for dinner. Thank you for the wonderful review, we truly appreciate the positive feedback. We appreciate your continued loyalty to Michael’s On East. We look forward to hosting you again soon. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Happy Hour with several couples recently. Beautiful bar with a grand piano in the center. Unfortunately no one was playing that night. They offer delicious house wines, select cocktails and domestic beers for $6.00. Several appetizers and small plate options are also...More

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

Dear Katherine, 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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Michaels on East to celebrate with friends who had decided to get married! No formal reception, just the four of us...we couldn't have been happier with the service, food and accommodations as we brought a small cake to share!More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time, we very much appreciate it. We appreciate you reaching out and hope to see you soon at our Michael's On East restaurant or Wine Cellar.. Many thanks and best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a birthday party with 9 other people, the food was excellent and the service also, the only reason not 5 stars was sometimes there was a lack of attention, possibly due to the restaurant being full, however I would returnMore

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

Thank you so very much for writing your review on Trip Advisor. I love reading comments like this, knowing there are people out there that really understand fine dining and appreciate the hard work are a total team of dedicated employees. From the time you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sarasota has lots of good restaurants and a number of them would be considered fine dining. For my money, Michael’s has everything. Starting with free valet parking, reservations are honored promptly, service is the best, and the food is marvelous. You have basic dishes and...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Jordan for taking the time to share your positive thoughts about Michael’s On East via TripAdvisor. I deeply appreciate your patronage and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Best wishes, Michael Klauber Michael's On East Co-Proprietor 941-366-0007, ext. 236

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Sarasota for the weekend and decided to try Michaels, on recommendation from a friend and great reviews. We go to Sarasota often, it’s our spot. Let me tell you, as a restaurant manager, service professional and lover of great...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 and that we are your "spot" when visiting Sarasota, great to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is Sarasotas finest. Always my favourite restaurant. Great quality and service. Great for special occasions. A room for large parties and there is a fabulous wine shop that sets up to be a fabulous party venue. Good for any occasion.More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 and for sharing your love about us on TripAdvisor. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Michael's during our holiday on a quiet rainy Monday evening. It was supposed to be our gourmet event during our stay and, it was. Even though people do not care to dress up anymore these days (no need for a jacket...More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Michael’s On East. Thank you for the wonderful review, we truly appreciate the positive feedback. We appreciate your continued loyalty to Michael’s On East and our staff is constantly striving to be the best. We look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I enjoyed a very nice anniversary dinner at Michael’s. The food was excellent, the wine list was extensive at reasonable prices and the service was top notch. We highly recommend Michael’s for a nice fine dining experience.More

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Michael K, Owner at Michael's On East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 your 30th Anniversary, great to hear that it was wonderful food...More

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trekker954
11 October 2016|
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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.
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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
    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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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