Michael's Restaurant
Classic Californian cuisine in arty spot
New American · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.3
Food
4.4
Decor
4.3
Service
 
A "pioneer of California cuisine" , this "endearing" "survivor" in Santa Monica is still a "standout" after more than 30 years, impressing "old-school money" with "memorable" market-driven cooking in an "art gallery–like" dining room or on the "magical" outdoor patio; though "hardly the trendsetter it once was" , it remains a "solid" choice with "cordial" service and a "sophisticated" wine list – plus "now you can get in without the monthlong wait."
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Chevron
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
location 1147 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA phone +1 310-451-0843 website www.michaelssantamonica.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of Michael's Restaurant
Google Reviews
4.2
(78)
This is an amazing restaurant on 3rd street and one my favorite restaurants to go to when I am down here. The first time I went here was when me and my husband were first dating over 10 years ago. He took me here for our first date, so I would never forget it. The food is great and atmosphere really nice, specially if you seat in the garden area.
Nicole Johnson · November 1, 2017
Food was meh. Overpriced underwhelming taste. Most of the cooked food came out lukewarm to almost cold. They must have let the food sit too long between each dishes. If they served it all at the same time or when it's ready then I would have enjoyed it more.
victor woo · January 17, 2018
Incredible place, the garden is lovely, best spaghetti I've had in a while. Nice flavors and good drinks and service.
Caterina Russildi · December 1, 2017