Lounge Menu

Guests are encouraged to enjoy a small plate or a multi-course dinner as they celebrate with friends and family at the Michael’s On East Lounge. The bar is open beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.

Michael’s Lounge is one of Sarasota’s favorite gathering places. Exceptional Mixologists and a unique atmosphere coupled with an impressive Lounge menu are sure to please!


Join us on Tuesday evenings for "all-night" happy hour! Michael's popular $8 beverage specials are offered from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (or close) in the Restaurant's Lounge each Tuesday. 

It is our privilege to donate a percentage of sales to select local nonprofit organizations throughout the year with Michael’s Extended Happy Hour which extends dollars for important causes. Previously, Michael’s On East have given back to the following causes in Sarasota: All Faiths Food Bank, Alzheimer’s Association (Gulf Coast Florida Chapter)Child Protection Center, Children’s Healthy PantryDesigning Daughters, Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Animal Rescue Coalition, Circus Sarasota, Humane Society of Sarasota County, Make-A-Wish of Central & Northern Florida, Cat Depot, The Circus Arts ConservatoryThe Sarasota Ballet, The Players Theatre of Sarasota, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Easter Seals, Van Wezel Foundation, American Cancer Society, SPARCC and the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.


From memorable wines, to vintage and modern cocktails, Happy Hour at Michael’s Lounge is a great way to start your evening, or wind down your day.

From 5-7 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday in Michael’s Lounge, enjoy the following $8 specials:

  • Select Hand-Crafted Cocktails
  • Domestic Beers
  • Glass of Michael’s Private Label Wines or Sparkling Wine


The incomparable Joe Micals delights Michael’s Lounge guests with timeless favorites at Michael’s Piano Bar, Tuesday thru Saturday- piano stylings from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. Singing and entertainment from 9pm until closing.

Enjoy Joe’s performance of hits from Neil Diamond, Tony Bennet, Billy Joel, Bruce Springstein, Barry White, Joe Cocker, Tom Jones and many more. Of course, Michael’s favorite “Piano Man” is always accepting special requests.

Made in America Charcuterie

La Quercia Prosciutto, Smoked Speck, Nduja Americana, Creminelli Salami Calabrese, Garlic & Wine Soppressata, Artisan Cheeses, Grain Mustard, Fruit Chutney, Tear Drop Red Peppers, Greek Olives & Mini Baguettes

Miso-Glazed Chilean Seabass Lettuce Cups (2)

Topped with Crispy Phyllo

NC Brasstown Farm Grass-Fed Beef Sliders (2)

Sauteéd Onions, Mustard and Pickle on Brioche Bun. Served with Angel Hair Onion Rings and Housemade Ketchup

Virginia Blue Point Broiled Oysters (4)

Chili Garlic Butter and Parmesan Butter

Grilled Filet Mignon Brochettes

Housemade Ketchup, Grilled Garlic Bread, Roasted Plum Tomatoes & Balsamic Reduction

Mezze Spreads

Spicy Greek Feta, Hummus topped with Sweet Red Pepper Chutney, & Baba Ghanoush topped with Caponata, Served with Grilled Nan, English Cucumbers & Heirloom Carrots

Michael’s Famous Angel Hair Onion Rings

Housemade Ketchup

Crispy Calamari

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

Lobster & Escargots

Sautéed Maine Lobster, Escargots, Scampi Butter, Shiitake Mushrooms, Thyme-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Espresso-Rubbed Ahi Tuna

Ginger-Scallion Vinaigrette, Toasted Pistachios, Roasted Yellow Beets, Edamame, Hearts of Palm Salad and Gochujang Soy Sauce

Mussels Marinière

Fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, White Wine, Pancetta, Cream & Grilled Garlic Bread

Hand-Rolled Duck & Hoisin Spring Rolls

Sweet Chili Sauce and Pickled Ginger Aioli

Lemon Poppyseed Tempura Shrimp

Soy Ginger Glaze & Spicy Mango Sauce

Well Cocktails
Michael's Private Label Wines

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Shiraz

Draft Beers
Domestic Beers
Specialty Cocktails
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
1212 East Ave. S.
Sarasota, FL 34239
1259 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239