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Epicurean Adventure

Michael’s culinary team presents inventive “Epicurean Adventures” – special menus inspired by the most exotic food and wine destinations on the planet – each month. Click here to view the current specialty menu. 

Power Lunch at the Lounge

The powerhouse team Michael’s On East has unveiled a new two-course lunch menu which promises to deliver award-winning cuisine in 30 minutes in the popular Lounge. The new lunch feature offers those dining for business – or pleasure – the full Michael’s On East experience for those seeking a quick lunch break before powering on with their day!

$18.95

This specialty lunch menu includes non-alcoholic beverage of choice:
Soda, Coffee, Tea, Vivreau Sparkling or Still Bottled Water or Fresh Pressed Juice of the Day

MENU: POWER LUNCH IN THE LOUNGE 

Enjoy Two Courses in 30 Minutes
& Power On with Your Day!

FIRST COURSE 

(Please select one)

Michael’s Special Seasonal Salad,
East Avenue Caesar or Chef’s Market Soup of Day

SECOND COURSE 

(Please select one)

Imperial Portobello Mushroom
Forbidden Rice, Ginger-Scallion Vinaigrette, Watercress Salad, Roasted Baby Carrots & Asparagus

Thai Chicken Paillard*
Cilantro-Marinated Chicken Paillard, Fresh Avocado, Thai Mee Cucumber Salad & Vine Ripe Tomatoes

Bowtie Pasta
Grilled Chicken, Pancetta, Snow Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms & Sundried Tomatoes in a Light Cream Sauce

Chimichurri Tenderloin*
Skewered Broiled Filet with Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Red Onions & Red-Yellow Pepper Relish, Treviso Radicchio & Argentine Chimichurri

Butter-Roasted Flounder
Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc, Brown Butter Sage, Toasted Almonds, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts & Potato Allumettes

Matt’s Freshly Ground Half-Pound Burger
Pat LaFrieda’s Legendary Short Rib & Sirloin Burger Accompanied by Shoestring Fries or Coleslaw

Thai Salmon*
Pan-Seared Lemongrass-Honey Salmon, Mussels & Seasonal Vegetable Stew
*CityLite: Globally-Inspired Dishes Under 600 Calories

 

Michael’s On East is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. For reservations, call 941-366-0007, ext. 224 or click here for online reservations. The 30-Minute Power Lunch is offered exclusively in the Michael’s On East Lounge.

 

Lobster Pot Fridays

Enjoy a Lobster Feast at Michael’s On East each Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. for only $38.95 per person.

Lobster Pot

Enjoy two 1 1/4 lb. live Maine lobsters, mussels, clams, new potatoes and corn on the cob.

(No sharing, please.)

Lounge Bites
Enjoy our inspired Lounge Bite menu in the bar at Michael’s On East. (This is not your typically “bar food!”) The Michael’s On East Lounge is host to daily happy hours (Monday – Saturday), girlfriend gatherings, featured fundraising socials and guys nights out. Of course, our regulars will tell you the bar is simply their favorite spot for dinner most weeknights. We hope to see you soon!

 

Beijing BBQ Spare Ribs
Sesame Seeds, Asian Slaw & Sweet Rice Vinaigrette
12

Pat LaFrieda Beef Sliders
Grilled Onions, Dill Pickle, Yellow Mustard, Michael’s Famous Angel Hair Onion Rings
5

Provence Turkey Sliders
Free Range Turkey, Dill Havarti & Tarragon Mayonnaise
Michael’s Famous Angel Hair Onion Rings
5

Thai Chicken Wings
Housemade Sweet Chili Thai Sauce, Kabayaki Sauce
Sprinkled with Toasted Peanuts, Scallions and Sesame Seeds
5

Ajax Truffle Fries
Aspen’s Ajax Tavern inspired this dish! Crispy French Fries tossed in Truffle Oil
Dusted with Parmigiano-Reggiano Snow
5

Lemon Poppyseed Tempura Shrimp
with Soy-Ginger Glaze & Spicy Mango Ketchup
10

Michael’s Half-Pound Burger
Pat LaFrieda’s Legendary Short Rib & Sirloin Burger
with Ajax Truffle Fries
14

Freshly-Shucked Cold Water Oysters
3.50 each

Blackened Mahi-Mahi Mini Wonton Tacos
Housemade Fresh Guacamole, Pico De Gallo,
Shredded Lettuce, Queso Fresco & Lime
12

Michael’s Bowties & Chicken
Demi-Portion Grilled Chicken, Pancetta,
Snow Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes with Light Parmesan Cream
12

Mote Siberian Sturgeon Caviar
Raised Locally & Sustainably by Mote Marine Laboratory (2 oz.)
125

Crispy Asian Duck & Hoisin Spring Rolls
Housemade-Hoisin Duck & Vegetable Spring Rolls, Sweet Chili Sauce with Pickled Ginger Aioli
5

Crispy Calamari
Artisan-Cured La Quercia Rosa Prosciutto,
Olive Salad, Manchego Cheese and Sherry Aioli
5

House-Cured Salmon Crostini
Olive Oil Crostinis with Roasted Yellow Beets and Montchevré Goat Cheese
Drizzled with Caper Oil
8

Black Pepper Beef Carpaccio Rolls
with Parmesan Shavings, Baby Arugula, Black Pepper Oil & Chives
8

Pan-Seared Diver Scallop
with Gooseberry Jam & Scallion Ginger Vinaigrette
10

Mussels Mariniére
Fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, White Wine, Pancetta, Cream and Fresh Garlic
14

 

Starters

Chef’s Market Soup of The Day
6.95
Calamari

Fried Calamari, Shaved Parma Ham, Manchego Cheese, Olive Salad, Sherry Mustard Aioli, Basil Salad
9.95

House-Cured Salmon Crostini  

Olive Oil Crostini with Roasted Yellow Beets,
Montchevré Goat Cheese Drizzled with Caper Oil
10.95

Hoisin Duck and Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Sweet-Sour Chile Dipping Sauce, and Pickled Ginger
10.95

Angel Hair Onion Rings

Housemade Ketchup
8.95

Mussels Mariniere

Fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, White Wine, Bacon, Cream, Garlic
13.95

City Lite

(A Creative Approach to Healthy Eating)
Imperial Portobello Mushroom 

Forbidden Rice, Ginger-Scallion Vinaigrette,
Watercress Salad, Roasted Baby Carrots & Asparagus
Calories 380   Fat Grams 24
13.95

Southwestern Seared Mahi Mahi

Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, Corn-Avocado Salsa, Yellow Tomato Gazpacho and Sautéed Spinach
Calories 545 Fat Grams 24
15.95

Coffee-Rubbed Yellowfin Tuna

Seared Coffee-Rubbed Yellowfin Tuna, Sesame Slaw, Crispy Wonton Chips, Ginger Scallion Vinaigrette
Calories 480 Fat Grams 18
21.95

Chimichurri Tenderloin

Skewered Broiled Filet with Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Red Onions and Red-Yellow Pepper Relish, Treviso Raddichio with Chimi-Churri
Calories 350 Fat Grams 24
18.95

Tandori-Glazed Free-Range Chicken

Glazed Chicken Skewer, Charred Beef Steak Tomatoes, Spinach, Garlic, Feta Cheese and Yogurt Raita Sauce
Calories 560 Fat Grams 24
14.95

Thai Chicken Paillard

Cilantro-Marinated Chicken Paillard, Fresh Avocado, Thai Mee Cucumber Salad and Vine Ripe Tomato
Calories 470 Fat Grams 24
13.95

Roasted Beet Salad

Cucumber Fennel Salad, Mandarin Segments,
Toasted Goat Cheese, Sweet Potato Chips & 
Pistachio Vinaigrette
Calories 582 Fat Grams 24
14.95

Thai Salmon

Pan-Seared Lemongrass-Honey Salmon with Mussels & Vegetable Stew
Calories 539 Fat Grams 24
16.95

Fresh Pressed Vegetable Juice of the Day
6.95

Salads

East Avenue Caesar
12.50
with Grilled Chicken Breast   16.50
with Fried Calamari   17.50
with Grilled Gulf Jumbo Shrimp  19.50

Maple Leaf Duck Confit & Baby Kale Salad

Baby Kale with Applewood Bacon, Candied Walnuts, Mandarin Segments, Carrots, Sesame & Rice Wine Vinaigrette with Angel Hair Onion Rings
15.95

Michael’s Special Seasonal Salad

Tender Greens, Gorgonzola,
Figs and Candied Pecans in Pear-Poppyseed Vinaigrette
13.95
with Grilled Chicken Breast  16.95
with Fried Calamari  17.95
with Grilled Gulf Jumbo Shrimp  22.95

Michael’s Famous Cobb Salad

Marinated Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Bacon, Diced Tomato, Chopped Egg, Ripe Olives and Crumbled Bleu Cheese on Crisp Romaine, drizzled with Honey Mustard Dressing
16.95

Wendy’s Warm Chicken Salad

Baby Greens, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans in Honey-Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette
15.95

Chinese Chicken Salad

Ginger Marinated Chicken and Cabbage, Pickled Vegetables, Asian Dan-Dan Noodles & Peanut Dressing
15.95

Phil’s Chopped Salad

Romaine and Field Greens with Gorgonzola, Swiss, Parmesan, Black Olives, Chopped Cucumbers, Tomato, Julienne Vegetables, Toasted Almonds and Garlic Oregano Dressing
14.95
with Grilled Chicken Breast  17.95
with Grilled Gulf Jumbo Shrimp  22.95

Crispy Oyster Salad

Fried Apalachicola Oysters, Baby Spinach, Toasted Walnuts, Stilton Blue, Steen’s Cane Syrup-Apple Vinaigrette with Pear Bourbon House cured Bacon
16.95

The Art of the Sandwich

Turkey Club

House-Smoked Turkey, Honey-Glazed Ham, Three-Pepper Bacon, Sliced Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce & Tomatoes on Grilled Sourdough Bread
13.95

East Avenue Reuben

Corned Beef Brisket, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese and Russian Dressing on Marble Rye with Shoestring Fries
14.95

Phil’s Rhode Island Lobster Rolls

Two Fresh Maine Lobster Rolls with Olive Oil Mayonnaise, Lemon Zest and Celery on a Buttered Toasted Roll and Creamy Cole Slaw
21.95

Combinations

Choose Any Two!
15.95 
Angel Hair Onion Rings
Michael’s Seasonal Salad
Caesar Salad
Crispy Calamari
Chef’s Market Soup of The Day
Hoisin Duck Spring Rolls
One-Half Turkey Club

The Burger

Matt’s Freshly Ground Half-Pound Sirloin Burger

Pat LaFrieda’s Legendary Short Rib & Sirloin Burger
Accompanied by Shoestring Fries or Coleslaw
11.95

Build Your Own Burger

by adding any of the following (1.00 extra each):

Wisconsin Aged Cheddar
Imported Gruyère
Smoked Gouda
Danish Bleu
Sautéed Mushrooms
Three Pepper Bacon
Roasted Red Peppers
Avocado

Specialties

Veronese Lobster Ravioli

Maine Lobster Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Tuscan Kale, Pancetta, Roasted Garlic & Burrata
18.95

Michael’s Bowtie Pasta

Grilled Chicken, Pancetta, Snow Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes in Light Parmesan Cream
16.95

Butter-Roasted Flounder

Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc, Brown Butter Sage, Toasted Almonds, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts & Potato Allumettes
18.95

Pan-Roasted Bluefin Crab Cakes

Roasted Potatoes and Herbed Tartar Sauce
24.95

Rustic Flatbreads

Mediterranean Flatbread
Olive Tapenade, Grilled Chicken, Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Feta & Fresh Mozzarella
14.95

Fromage & Légume Flatbread
Rosemary Pesto, Grilled Asparagus, Marinated Baby Artichokes,
Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese, Roasted Pepper, Manchego & Gruyere Cheeses
13.95
with Curried Chicken or Shrimp   17.95

The Starters

Maine Lobster Bisque

Tempura Blue Crabmeat, Fresh Maine Lobster & Brandied Creme Fraiche
14.00

Mote Farm-Raised Caviar

Siberian Sturgeon Caviar 
Raised Locally and Sustainably in Sarasota
Served with Traditional Accompaniments
2 oz. 125.00

“Made in America” Cheese Flight

Enjoy our Ever-Changing Trio of American Artisan Cheeses
Sourced Locally through Sarasota’s Artisan Cheese Company
Served with Traditional Accoutrements
14.95

Angel Hair Onion Rings

Housemade Ketchup
8.95

Crispy Calamari

Fried Calamari, Shaved Parma Ham, Manchego Cheese, Olive Salad, Sherry Mustard Aioli, Basil Salad
13.95

Hoisin Duck and Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Sweet-Sour Chile Dipping Sauce, and Pickled Ginger
12.95

Sesame Shrimp Tempura

Jumbo Shrimp served Golden Brown with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce
19.95

Mussels Mariniere

Fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, White Wine, Bacon, Cream, Garlic
16.95

Lobster & Escargots

Sautéed Maine Lobster, Escargots, Fennel Confit, Thyme-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Curry and Goat Cheese Crostini
19.95

Black Pepper-Crusted Beef Carpaccio

Parmesan Shavings, Baby Arugula, Black Pepper Oil and Chives
15.95

House-Cured Salmon Crostini

Olive Oil Crostinis with Roasted Yellow Beets, Montchevré Goat Cheese Drizzled with Caper Oil
12.95

Freshly-Shucked Cold Water Oysters

3.50 each

The Salads

East Avenue Caesar
10.00
Michael’s Special Seasonal Salad

Organic Tender Greens, Gorgonzola, Figs, Red Grapes and Candied Pecans in Pear-Poppyseed Vinaigrette
12.95

Phil’s Chopped Salad

Romaine and Field Greens with Gorgonzola, Swiss, Parmesan, Black Olives, Chopped Cucumbers, Tomato, Julienne Vegetables, Toasted Almonds
14.95

Crispy Oyster Salad

Fried Apalachicola Oysters, Baby Spinach, Toasted Walnuts, Stilton Blue, Steen’s Cane Syrup-Apple Vinaigrette with Pear Bourbon House Cured Bacon
16.95

Roasted Golden & Chioggia Beet Salad

Gorgonzola, Dolce Spuma & Pistachio Vinaigrette
12.95

Specialties

Tempura Vegetable Skewer
Forbidden Rice, Ginger Scallion Vinaigrette, Watercress Salad, Roasted Baby Carrots & Asparagus
22.95

Michael’s Bowtie Pasta
Grilled Chicken, Crispy Pancetta, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes, Snow Peas & Light Cream
24.95

Bucatini with Shellfish & Sausage
Bucatini with Scallops, Shrimp, Grilled Octopus, Sausage, Baby Kale & Roasted Yellow Tomato Sauce
Topped with Shaved Pecorino Romano
36.95

The Seafood

Lemongrass Grilled Ahi Tuna
Sesame Forbidden Rice, Teardrop Tomatoes, Watercress Salad, Roasted Asparagus, Baby Carrots & Ginger Scallion Vinaigrette drizzled with Kabayaki Sauce
38.00

Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Lemon Lobster Risotto, French Peas, Lobster Beurre Blanc and Roasted Asparagus
46.00

Pan-Roasted Scottish Salmon

Forbidden Rice, Curried Apple-Beet Vinaigrette, Crispy Yucca Fries, Ginger-Scallion Emulsion
35.00

Pompano Casbarian

Sautéed Fillet topped with Gulf Shrimp & Tomatoes, Seasoned with Garlic, Fresh Herbs & Crushed Chili Peppers
36.00

Roasted Atlantic Swordfish

Roasted Red Potatoes and Onions, Prosciutto, Caper and Mushroom Beurre Blanc
38.00

Pan-Seared Scallops

Maine Lobster, Scallops, Housemade Ricotta, Gnocchi, Roasted Butternut Squash, Sage Brown Butter with Crushed Amaretti
39.00

Pan-Roasted Bluefin Crab Cakes

Accompanied by Truffle Roasted Potatoes with Herbed Tartar Sauce
36.00

The Meats


Phil’s Chicken Spaetzle
Panko-Crusted Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc, Spaetzle, Braised Red Cabbage and Green Apples
28.00

Grilled Provimi Veal Chop

Pignolias, Basil and Parmesan Mash with Rosemary Tomatoes
14 oz.  48.00

Duck Two-Ways

Crispy Thyme Leg Confit, Honey Fennel-Lacquer Breast, Yellow Beet & Fingerling Potato Hash, Garlic -Scented Swiss Chard & Pomegranate Demi-Glace
39.00

Roasted Bone-In Kurobuta Pork Chop

Snake River Farms Heirloom Pork, Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, Cumin-Spiced Chestnuts, Quince-Cranberry Chutney, Ancho-Glazed Carambola with Poblano-Tomatillo Reduction
14 oz.   38.00

Porcini-Rubbed Colorado Rack Lamb
Demi-Reduction, Mint and Tomatoes Chutney,
 Applewood Bacon & Gruyêre Potato Croquettes, 
Sautéed Garlic Scented Green Kale
58.00

The Steaks

We are proud to offer our guests the absolute finest hand cut, hand picked USDA Certified Prime steaks. Aged a minimum of twenty-five days and prepared to your exact specifications!

New York Strip Sirloin Steak

USDA Prime
14 oz.  56.00
18 oz.  62.00

Bone-In Ribeye Steak

USDA Prime
24 oz.  64.00

Filet Mignon

7 oz.     38.00
9 oz.     44.00
14 oz.   48.00

Phil’s Carved Prime 14oz. New York Strip

Porcini-Rubbed, Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms, Arugula and Lemon-Oregano Fingerling Potatoes
62.00

The Sides

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Candied Pecans & Scallions
9.00

Roasted Asparagus
Aged Balsamic & Crunchy Parmesan
10.00

White Truffle and Herb Roasted Red Bliss

Robustly Seasoned Potatoes with White Truffle and Herbs
8.00

Royal Trumpet  Mushrooms

Wild Mushrooms Sauteed with Garlic
10.00

Potato Croquettes

Enriched with Apple Bacon and Gruyere
9.00

Baked Potato

Available with Bacon, Cheddar, Sour Cream, Butter
6.00

Fresh Creamed Spinach

Classic Wilted Spinach, Folded with Aged Cheese Finished with Pernod
9.00

Molly’s Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

Manchego, Gruyere, Parmesan, Truffled Bechamel
10.00

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding
Housemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
10

Carrot Cake Napoleon
Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting
& Housemade Pumpkin Ice Cream
10

Gala Apple Ravioli
Warm Caramel Rum Sauce
& Housemade Vanilla Ice Cream
10

Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake
Fresh Raspberries & Vanilla Anglaise
10

Brownie Ice Cream Stack
Layers of Dark Chocolate Brownie, Heath Bar Crunches, Espresso Crunch Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, drizzled with Chocolate Sauce
10

Crème Brûlée
Traditional Tahitian Vanilla Bean topped with Seasonal Berries
10

Key Lime Tart
Pecan-Graham Crust, Tangy Filling, Cloud of Baked Meringue, Balsamic-Black Pepper & Strawberry Salsa
10

Nutella Cinnamon Crêpe
Bananas or Berries & Powdered Sugar
10
With Housemade Ice Cream
12

Chocolate Blackout Cake
Layers of Dense Chocolate Custard Cake Covered with Chocolate Jimmies
9

Housemade Ice Cream & Sorbet
Served with Assorted Cookies
9

“Made in America” Cheese Flight
An Ever-Changing Trio of American Artisan Cheeses,
Sourced Locally through Artisan Cheese Company
Served with Traditional Accoutrements
15

Wines at Michael’s on East are uniquely paired with our fabulous menu. Co-proprietor Michael Klauber personally selects the wines – which offer tremendous diversity and consistent value. Michael’s offers Sarasota’s finest wines by the glass, including a wonderful selection of “wine flights”, martinis and beers, ales and lagers from around the world.

Click HERE to view our current wine list.