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 28th consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Award in 2017. In February 2012, U.S. Airways Magazine selected Michael’s On East as an East Coast Icon, in good company with the ‘21’ Club in New York City.
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.
Located at 1212 East Avenue South in Midtown Plaza, the iconic fine dining restaurant is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, open for dinner 6 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday. Michael’s Lounge open at 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, featuring happy hour specials from 5-7 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, with the exception of Easter and Mother’s Day each year. The restaurant’s Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 48 guests. Reservations for the restaurant are accepted online or can be made via phone from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information about Michael’s On East, call 941-366-0007.
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 Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The wine store can also be transformed into a magical space perfect for any type of special event, including luncheons and rehearsal dinners for up to 125 guests and up to 300 guests for receptions. An outdoor covered patio with wrought iron tables and chairs is adjacent to Michael’s Wine Cellar. www.michaelswinecellar.com