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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 35th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award in 2024. Just recently, Michael's On East was named Top 100 Romantic Restaurants in America 2024 by OpenTable!

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.

Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm

Complimentary Valet Parking available or Self Parking at Midtown Plaza

Live music in the lounge every day beginning at 7pm

The restaurant’s Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 48 guests. 


Michael’s Events & Catering is Sarasota’s premiere caterer creating memorable events from candlelit dinners for two to dazzling galas for 1,000 guests held at any venue. The Michael’s On East Ballroom in Midtown Plaza can host up to 550 guests for a seated event or 1,000 for a reception. The Ballroom is easily partitioned for smaller, more intimate gatherings. The stunning glass-covered garden atrium space works beautifully for cocktail receptions. Michael’s is happy to accommodate your client’s audio/visual needs, including projection screen and microphone, as well as Wi-Fi capabilities.


The newest addition to the Michael’s family is the hip, urban Michael’s Wine Cellar which hosts more than 1,000 International estate-bottled wines. The Wine Cellar also offers premium & boutique spirits, imported & craft beers and more than 200 boutique wines under $20. Store hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm. The wine store can also be transformed into a magical space perfect for any type of special event, including luncheons and rehearsal dinners for 125 guests up to 200 guests for receptions. An outdoor covered patio with wrought iron tables and chairs is adjacent to Michael’s Wine Cellar.