Celebrating more than 30 years, Sarasota’s only AAA Four-Diamond Award restaurant features contemporary fine dining for all occasions.
Founded on April 27, 1987, the iconic 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. After 25 consecutive years being recognized with the “Award of Excellence,” Michael’s On East was presented its first “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator in 2017. The legendary restaurant is Sarasota’s only AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant, receiving its 28th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award in 2017.
Now a part of Sarasota’s history, Co-Proprietors Michael Klauber and Philip 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 locally, regionally and internationally for their dedication in helping more than 500 nonprofit organizations throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties, and giving back millions through in-kind donations, contributions and partnerships.
Located at 1212 East Avenue South in Midtown Plaza just south of Downtown Sarasota, the contemporary fine dining restaurant is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, open for dinner 6 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday. Michael’s popular Happy Hour menu featuring select Hand-Crafted Cocktails and Private Label Wines is available in the Lounge 5-7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, with the exception of Easter and Mother's Day each year. The restaurant’s Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 48 guests. Reservations for the restaurant are accepted online or can be made via phone from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information about Michael’s On East, call 941-366-0007 or visit www.bestfood.com
Michael’s On East is a proud member of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals.