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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freshly-Shucked Cold Water Oysters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Starters

Chef’s Market Soup of The Day
Calamari

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

House-Cured Salmon Crostini  

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

Hoisin Duck and Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Sweet-Sour Chile Dipping Sauce, and Pickled Ginger

Angel Hair Onion Rings

Housemade Ketchup

Mussels Mariniere

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

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

Southwestern Seared Mahi Mahi

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

Coffee-Rubbed Yellowfin Tuna

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

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

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

Thai Chicken Paillard

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

Roasted Beet Salad

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

Thai Salmon

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

Fresh Pressed Vegetable Juice of the Day

Salads

East Avenue Caesar
with Grilled Chicken Breast
with Fried Calamari
with Grilled Gulf Jumbo Shrimp

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

Michael’s Special Seasonal Salad

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

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

Wendy’s Warm Chicken Salad

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

Chinese Chicken Salad

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

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
with Grilled Chicken Breast
with Grilled Gulf Jumbo Shrimp

Crispy Oyster Salad

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

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

East Avenue Reuben

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

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

Combinations

Choose Any Two! 
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

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

Michael’s Bowtie Pasta

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

Butter-Roasted Flounder

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

Pan-Roasted Bluefin Crab Cakes

Roasted Potatoes and Herbed Tartar Sauce

Rustic Flatbreads

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

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

The Starters

Maine Lobster Bisque

Tempura Blue Crabmeat, Fresh Maine Lobster & Brandied Creme Fraiche

Mote Farm-Raised Caviar

Siberian Sturgeon Caviar 
Raised Locally and Sustainably in Sarasota
Served with Traditional Accompaniments

“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

Angel Hair Onion Rings

Housemade Ketchup

Crispy Calamari

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

Hoisin Duck and Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Sweet-Sour Chile Dipping Sauce, and Pickled Ginger

Sesame Shrimp Tempura

Jumbo Shrimp served Golden Brown with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

Mussels Mariniere

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

Lobster & Escargots

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

Black Pepper-Crusted Beef Carpaccio

Parmesan Shavings, Baby Arugula, Black Pepper Oil and Chives

House-Cured Salmon Crostini

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

Freshly-Shucked Cold Water Oysters

The Salads

East Avenue Caesar
Sunset Watermelon & Sheep Milk Feta Salad

Aged Balsamic Reduction, Micro Mint, Orange Zest & Citrus Vinaigrette

Baby Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad

Toasted Walnuts, Pecorino, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Green Apples, Crispy Bacon, & Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette

Michael’s Special Seasonal Salad

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

Phil’s Chopped Salad

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

Roasted Golden & Chioggia Beet Salad

Gorgonzola, Dolce Spuma & Pistachio Vinaigrette

Specialties

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

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

The Seafood

Colony Snapper
Lump Crabmeat, Basil & Sundried Tomato Beurre Blanc, Sweet Potato Planks & Sautéed Haricot Verts

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

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

Pan-Roasted Scottish Salmon

Sesame Forbidden Rice, Curry-Coconut Thai Eggplant Stew & Scallion-Ginger Vinaigrette

Pompano Casbarian

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

Roasted Atlantic Swordfish

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

Pan-Seared Scallops

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

Pan-Roasted Bluefin Crab Cakes

Accompanied by Truffle Roasted Potatoes with Herbed Tartar Sauce

The Meats

Brick Roasted Chicken Breast

Garlic Scented Broccoli Rabe, Crashed Red Bliss Potatoes, Capers, Herb Butter & Roasted Baby Heirloom Carrots

Grilled Provimi Veal Chop

Crashed Red Bliss Potatoes & Garlic Scented Broccoli Rabe

Duck Two-Ways

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

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

Porcini-Rubbed Colorado Rack Lamb
Thyme Demi-Reduction, Parsnip Puree, Caramelized Cipollini Onion & Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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.
18 oz.

Bone-In Ribeye Steak

USDA Prime
24 oz.

Filet Mignon

7 oz.
9 oz.
14 oz.

Phil’s Carved Prime 14oz. New York Strip

Porcini-Rubbed, Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms & Lemon-Oregano Fingerling Potatoes

The Sides

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Candied Pecans & Scallions

Roasted Asparagus
Aged Balsamic & Crunchy Parmesan

Royal Trumpet  Mushrooms

Wild Mushrooms Sauteed with Garlic

Potato Croquettes

Enriched with Apple Bacon and Gruyere

Baked Potato

Available with Bacon, Cheddar, Sour Cream, Butter

Fresh Creamed Spinach

Classic Wilted Spinach, Folded with Aged Cheese Finished with Pernod

Molly’s Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

Manchego, Gruyere, Parmesan, Truffled Bechamel

Wild Blueberry Crisp
Fresh Blueberries & Pistachio Gelato

Warm Sugar-Dusted Berliners
Filled with Chocolate, Caramel, Hazelnut & Fresh Raspberries

Toffee-Covered Popcorn
Pecans, Walnuts & Cashews
Drizzled with White Belgian & Milk Chocolate

Traditional Malva Pudding
Crème Anglaise & Housemade Mango Ice Cream

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

Crème Brûlée
Traditional Tahitian Vanilla Bean topped with Seasonal Berries

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

Nutella Cinnamon Crêpe
Served with Bananas or Berries & Powdered Sugar
or Housemade Ice Cream

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

Housemade Ice Cream & Sorbet
Served with Assorted Cookies

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

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.