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 31st consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award in 2020. In February 2012, U.S. Airways Magazine selected Michael’s On East as an East Coast Icon, in good company with the ‘21’ Club in New York City.
Now a part of Sarasota’s history, partners Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini have built their unmatched reputation for exceptional service and inspired cuisine on the principle that “each guest should be treated the way they expect to be treated,” every moment of each and every visit. The Sarasota culinary duo have been recognized regionally and internationally for their dedication in helping more than 500 nonprofit organizations throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties, and giving back more than one million dollars through in-kind donations, contributions and partnerships.
Located at 1212 S. East Avenue in Midtown Plaza, the iconic fine dining restaurant is currently taking dinner reservations from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Monday–Thursday and Friday & Saturday 5:30–9:00pm.
Michael’s Lounge and Bar open at 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday until close, featuring Happy Hour specials from 5–7pm. Live entertainment in the lounge begins each night starting at 6:30pm. The restaurant is currently closed on Sundays. The restaurant’s Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 48 guests. Michael’s Wine Cellar can seat up to 50 guests for private events.
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 gentlemen.
Reservations for the restaurant are accepted online or can be made via phone from 10am to 10pm, Monday through Saturday. For more information about Michael’s On East, call 941-366-0007.