As an independently-owned and operated restaurant, Co-Proprietors Michael Klauber and Philip Mancini are proud to showcase dozens of family-owned and operated wineries at Michael’s On East.
In fact, a majority of our wines are sourced from individuals Michael has had the privilege of knowing personally for decades. Inventory for the restaurant wine list is sourced from Michael’s Wine Cellar, our adjacent retail wine store, which allows our guests the opportunity to enjoy 1,000 additional boutique wines on top of the 350 wines listed on the iPad menu in the restaurant. The wine program at Michael’s On East has been recognized annually by Wine Spectator for more than 25 years!
Michael’s On East has been honored with the “Best of Award of Excellence” designation for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2020 Restaurant Awards. Recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers, the restaurant is the only honoree in the Best Of Award of Excellence category in the Sarasota-Manatee region. The Best of Award of Excellence award in 2020 represents an upgraded level of recognition for Michael’s On East in the annual Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards.
We also host monthly wine dinners and public wine tastings in our Wine Cellar to challenge our chefs and allow guests to explore unique and world-class wine in concert with original culinary creations. We hope you’ll join us soon, whether you are true wine connoisseur, budding collector or novice looking to appreciate different wine varietals, the Michael’s On East and Michael’s Wine Cellar teams are ready to guide you. Cheers!