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., Monday – 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!


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., Monday - Saturday in Michael’s Lounge, enjoy the following $7 specials:

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


Join us on Tuesday evenings for "all-night" happy hour! Michael's popular $7 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.


The incomparable Joe Micals delights Michael’s Lounge guests with timeless favorites at Michael’s Piano Bar, Tuesday – Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m.*

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

Artisan Cheese Flight

Trio of Artisan Cheeses, sourced locally through Sarasota’s Artisan Cheese Company. Served with Traditional Accoutrements

Lobster & Escargots

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

Crispy Asian Duck & Hoisin Spring Rolls

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

Lemon Poppyseed Tempura Shrimp

Soy-Ginger Glaze & Spicy Mango Ketchup

Angel Hair Onion Rings

Housemade Ketchup

Small or Regular

Chilled Shrimp Provencal (4)

With Classic Cocktail Sauce

Phil’s Jumbo Blue Crab & Maine Lobster Roll (1)

Served On A Buttered & Toasted Roll with Angel Hair Onion Rings

Pat LaFrieda Beef Sliders

Grilled Onions, Dill Pickle, Yellow Mustard, Michael’s Famous Angel Hair Onion Rings

Ajax Truffle Fries

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

Crispy Calamari

Artisan-cured La Quercia Rosa Prosciutto, Olive Salad, Manchego Cheese & Sherry Aioli

Michael's Half-Pounder Burger

Pat LaFrieda’s Legendary Short Rib & Sirloin Burger with Ajax Truffle Fries

Michael’s Bowtie Chicken Pasta

Pancetta, Snow Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes, & Light Cream Sauce  (Demi-portion)

Cape Malay Prawn Tacos (3)
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