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Michael's

1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
+1 310-451-0843
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“quail” (2 reviews)
“branzino” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:30All hours
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1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

MIchael's for decades was one of the finest dining establishments in LA. An inventor of Nouvelle Cuisine, Michael's always had the freshest ingredients from the Santa Monica produce market and a varied and excellent menu, featuring the freshest of ingredients. The restaurant had a beautiful...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second visit to the "new" Michael's and the second disappointing meal. While the patio is as lovely as always and the service is attentive the food just doesn't live up to the reputation of this restaurant. The menu is limited and the...More

Thank _dt_arch
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a respite from the crazed-trendy, sardine-packed restaurants in the area... the front exterior of small white adobe belies the beautiful dining area which opens up upon entering the building. There is a terrace dining area that overlooks a larger dining area that is...More

Thank Ironman713
Reviewed 10 April 2017

New chef, new menu and a new look added up to a great dinner and great evening to celebrate. Michael and Kim are great hosts and the staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating.

Thank ptort1
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue, good cocktails nice vibe. Menu was confusing, couldn't tell appetizers from main dishes. Waiter said dishes were meant to be shared but the portions were extremely small. Food was average but the roast chicken was unappetizing as it was served with feet on...More

Thank stephanierI7666VO
Reviewed 28 March 2017

First of all there is no better ambience in any restaurant around Santa Monica than in this restaurant. Outdoors with a light shade for a ceiling , the main space is filled with lots of beautiful plants and the way the tables are placed around...More

Thank Caroltod
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Michaels has been around forever with various ups and downs. Mixed buzz on the place with a new chef. We've been before but decided finally tried it...Something is missing. Small plates from a new chef. Marginally creative food. Over-priced. Disappointing--- Something us missing. It's fairly...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Dimly lit. Crowded. Noisy. Salad was inedible. Steak was raw. Sent it back. Still raw. Would not substitute another vegetable for brussel sprouts. So many better options in Santa Monica. Disappointing.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Every bite was a flavorful delight! The small portion of black garlic and yogurt rice was served with with many turnips (6-8 small ones); barbecued quail with small pieces of orange was juicy with wonderful seasoning. The duck breast and grilled branzino were entree size...More

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Michael has hit it out of the park. From the modest storefront entry we were escorted to our table in a lush backyard garden covered strategically by a large tent. The staff were attentive, personable and sincere. You could tell everyone was very proud and...More

Thank martinray2016
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5005
    (Wilshire Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-0843
  • E-mail
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