Michael's

★★★★★
  • 1147 3rd St

    Santa Monica, CA 90403

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  • 310-451-0843

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I was a bit nervous to bring my girlfriend to this place. It has mixed reviews, it's either you'll love it or you'll hate it. I was hoping she'll love it, it's our anniversary and had to do something special for her. I made reservation to

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I was a bit nervous to bring my girlfriend to this place. It has mixed reviews, it's either you'll love it or you'll hate it. I was hoping she'll love it, it's our anniversary and had to do something special for her. I made reservation to

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This is one of my favorite restaurants, though I can't come often because its pretty pricey. Michael is sometimes at the restaurant and greets you in. The wine expert is so helpful and the service is impeccable. The dress code and crowd

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This is one of my favorite restaurants, though I can't come often because its pretty pricey. Michael is sometimes at the restaurant and greets you in. The wine expert is so helpful and the service is impeccable. The dress code and crowd

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This was another dineLA experience. Everything about this place was awesome -- the outside dining area, the food (Snake River kurobuta pork chops), the service. My only complaint was that they charged like $4-5 for a small diet Coke. It was unbelievable how much they charged for a really small glass of soda. And no refills either!! I probably wouldn't have been able to afford to dine here if it wasn't for dineLA.

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This was another dineLA experience. Everything about this place was awesome -- the outside dining area, the food (Snake River kurobuta pork chops), the service. My only complaint was that they charged like $4-5 for a small diet Coke. It was unbelievable how much they charged for a really small glass of soda. And no refills either!! I probably wouldn't have been able to afford to dine here if it wasn't for dineLA.

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Sometimes you get what you pay for. This place is not cheap, but it's one of the best all around dining experiences in Santa Monica. The staff could not have been cooler and the food was amazing. Plus the place has a great name.

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Sometimes you get what you pay for. This place is not cheap, but it's one of the best all around dining experiences in Santa Monica. The staff could not have been cooler and the food was amazing. Plus the place has a great name.

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I took my boyfriend here for dinner and it was great. They have a huge selection of wine that ranges from stupid expensive to mildly affordable. We settled on a French Rose wine and it was very nice. We both ordered fish entrees and they were amazing! It was the best fish I have had in a long time. Expect to pay at least $40 plus an entre but its well worth the price. If you go on restaurant.com then you can purchase a coupon for a good price and it will help save some cash.

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I took my boyfriend here for dinner and it was great. They have a huge selection of wine that ranges from stupid expensive to mildly affordable. We settled on a French Rose wine and it was very nice. We both ordered fish entrees and they were amazing! It was the best fish I have had in a long time. Expect to pay at least $40 plus an entre but its well worth the price. If you go on restaurant.com then you can purchase a coupon for a good price and it will help save some cash.

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Michael's a great place for a romantic dinner but it more on the expnsive side. The food was decent but the presentation was lovely. \r
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Also, I must say being a coffee enthusiast the place served a great cup of coffee ! Idid some

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Michael's a great place for a romantic dinner but it more on the expnsive side. The food was decent but the presentation was lovely. \r
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Also, I must say being a coffee enthusiast the place served a great cup of coffee ! Idid some

Pros: Nice patio and great ambience

Cons: Expensive

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There's really nothing terribly wrong with Michael's, but nothing stood out. Aging decor, plastic seats on the patio. I do not pretend to be a gourmet, but I do know when I'm dining on wonderful food. This restaurant does not provide

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There's really nothing terribly wrong with Michael's, but nothing stood out. Aging decor, plastic seats on the patio. I do not pretend to be a gourmet, but I do know when I'm dining on wonderful food. This restaurant does not provide

Pros: The decor...

Cons: Uninspired food....

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For what the prices are, the service was pretty bad. One of my favorite things to do is to go out and have a nice dinner. Of course it is at a cost but when I went to Michael's I was shocked at how we were treated. There was hardly any

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For what the prices are, the service was pretty bad. One of my favorite things to do is to go out and have a nice dinner. Of course it is at a cost but when I went to Michael's I was shocked at how we were treated. There was hardly any

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Went with boyfriend for romantic dinner. Very sad to go there - wont go there again if I can help it. Service was very poor. Waiters were rude and quite frankly for a place like this I was shocked! Food was served cold - duck wasnt even

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Went with boyfriend for romantic dinner. Very sad to go there - wont go there again if I can help it. Service was very poor. Waiters were rude and quite frankly for a place like this I was shocked! Food was served cold - duck wasnt even

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I'd heard about Michael's for years - but since i was daunted by the price - i'd never consider it as an option... But when i saw it was a featured restaurant during the Dine-Out restaurant week, I jumped at the chance. The food was quite

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I'd heard about Michael's for years - but since i was daunted by the price - i'd never consider it as an option... But when i saw it was a featured restaurant during the Dine-Out restaurant week, I jumped at the chance. The food was quite

Pros: Lovely garden, well prepared food that was nicely presented

Cons: slow service.

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I'd heard about this spot - just a half a block down from the Promenade across Wilshire - but never made a point to visit. Absolute gem, with a tree-filled patio and impeccable service. Menu was tasty meats and seafoods. But, expect to pay

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I'd heard about this spot - just a half a block down from the Promenade across Wilshire - but never made a point to visit. Absolute gem, with a tree-filled patio and impeccable service. Menu was tasty meats and seafoods. But, expect to pay

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We had a dinner party for 15 people for my wife's birthday. It was the worst restaurant experience I've had in my entire life. Service - terrible! They made us feel like they were doing us a favor by throwing us some dinner rolls every 1/2

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We had a dinner party for 15 people for my wife's birthday. It was the worst restaurant experience I've had in my entire life. Service - terrible! They made us feel like they were doing us a favor by throwing us some dinner rolls every 1/2

Pros: Nice Back Patio

Cons: Expensive, Terrible Service, Mediocre Food

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Michael's has been on my "to eat" list for a while. It was definitely worth it!! Yes, the place is like walking into a time capsule from the 80's, but it has it's own bungalow-esque type of charm. Not to mention, the enthusiastic owner,

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Michael's has been on my "to eat" list for a while. It was definitely worth it!! Yes, the place is like walking into a time capsule from the 80's, but it has it's own bungalow-esque type of charm. Not to mention, the enthusiastic owner,

Pros: food, romantic

Cons: expensive, stuck up hostess

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Went for my hubby's birthday and sat outside- overall romantic atmosphere and attentative service. The food was excellent in taste, but portions were extremely small. We started with an appetizer, a few martinis and then entrees;

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Went for my hubby's birthday and sat outside- overall romantic atmosphere and attentative service. The food was excellent in taste, but portions were extremely small. We started with an appetizer, a few martinis and then entrees;

Pros: delicious food

Cons: small portions, tacky furniture

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Excellent selection of art products. Great way to get creative and find a new project to work on. This store has what you need (2 floors) with all kinds of gift ideas. Highly enjoy this place an one and this one in particular. Satisfactory is guaranteed and the coupons help you with indecisive purchases. Painting supplies, etc.

PROS: Coupon
CONS: None

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Excellent selection of art products. Great way to get creative and find a new project to work on. This store has what you need (2 floors) with all kinds of gift ideas. Highly enjoy this place an one and this one in particular. Satisfactory is guaranteed and the coupons help you with indecisive purchases. Painting supplies, etc.

PROS: Coupon
CONS: None

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We went there to celebrate my 30th Birthday and were quite dissappointed with the overall experience. Dinner took over three hours and the service was non-existent. The food was bland and cold.

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We went there to celebrate my 30th Birthday and were quite dissappointed with the overall experience. Dinner took over three hours and the service was non-existent. The food was bland and cold.

Pros: Atmoshphere

Cons: Service, Food, Valet

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After hearing rave reviews we were expecting a fabu experience. Not so. Don't get why people love the patio so much. Uncomfortable lawn chairs - portable heaters blowing on the tables. If it's cold enough for a heater perched near your

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After hearing rave reviews we were expecting a fabu experience. Not so. Don't get why people love the patio so much. Uncomfortable lawn chairs - portable heaters blowing on the tables. If it's cold enough for a heater perched near your

Pros: decent food

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It is only a few times in life when you eat food so good that you ask to see the menu and write down the name of the chef. This restaurant was exactly that. Chef Nadav Bashan is a culinary genius, carefully crafting this gourmet ecstasy

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It is only a few times in life when you eat food so good that you ask to see the menu and write down the name of the chef. This restaurant was exactly that. Chef Nadav Bashan is a culinary genius, carefully crafting this gourmet ecstasy

Pros: culinary experience

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My story - I had to leave dinner at 7pm to make it in time for the theater...being usually tardy, I arrived at Michael's at 6:15pm. Not being a stranger to 2-3 hour fine dining experiences, I was naturally a bit concerned. However, I

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My story - I had to leave dinner at 7pm to make it in time for the theater...being usually tardy, I arrived at Michael's at 6:15pm. Not being a stranger to 2-3 hour fine dining experiences, I was naturally a bit concerned. However, I

Pros: Great Service, Great Food, Valet

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I was a bit turned off by the presence of some of the cruelest foods imaginable: foie gras and veal. The appetite quickly disappears when you think about where this stuff came from.

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I was a bit turned off by the presence of some of the cruelest foods imaginable: foie gras and veal. The appetite quickly disappears when you think about where this stuff came from.

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Everything about this restaurant is nothing short of excellent. The service was friendly and helpful. I recommend the seared foie gras for appetizers. Be forewarned: it's a pricey night out, but you should never use that as an excuse

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Everything about this restaurant is nothing short of excellent. The service was friendly and helpful. I recommend the seared foie gras for appetizers. Be forewarned: it's a pricey night out, but you should never use that as an excuse

Pros: Extensive wine list, Great atmosphere

Cons: Not cheap,, but the best never is

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Ok it's got flowers out back, but if you are seated anywhere else you are surrounded by stained, ripped carpet, chipped wallpaper and dreadful paintings. The food is overly rich, a white truffle orzo would have been delicious except for

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Ok it's got flowers out back, but if you are seated anywhere else you are surrounded by stained, ripped carpet, chipped wallpaper and dreadful paintings. The food is overly rich, a white truffle orzo would have been delicious except for

Cons: , if

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Having read some of the negative reviews on this site, I was skeptical about my dining experience. Boy were these people wrong. We were seated right away (9pm reservation), service was all you could ask for (Mark), food was great, wine was

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Having read some of the negative reviews on this site, I was skeptical about my dining experience. Boy were these people wrong. We were seated right away (9pm reservation), service was all you could ask for (Mark), food was great, wine was

Pros: food, service, romance

Cons: price

 

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