Fodor's Expert Review Michael's on East

$$$ Sarasota American

Not only do the lounge and piano bar, with their extensive wines and vintage cocktails, lure the after-theater set, but inspired cuisine and superior service also entice. Dinner fare ranges from pompano sautéed with Gulf shrimp, tomatoes, and fresh herbs to pan-roasted chicken breast with anise-scented sweet potato puree. There's also an ever-evolving menu of creative desserts. Inside its Midtown Plaza shopping center location, you'll find a decor similar to New York's better bistros of the 1930s and '40s, but there is plenty of veranda seating for enjoying Sarasota's balmy weather.

American Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

1212 East Ave. S
Sarasota, Florida  34239, USA

941-366–0007

www.michaelsoneast.com

Known For:
  • Large menu of seafood and meat dishes
  • Extensive wine list
  • Supper club atmosphere with piano bar
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.

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