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
4.1
(96)
Bitter old grump of a manager treated my boss and I like absolute DIRT when we confronted him about a problem our party was having. He was rude, sarcastic, and I was totally shocked at how disrespectful and offensively impolite he was. We approached him with respect and he met us with total contempt. NEVER coming back here. The food was alright but absolutely no meal is worth being treated so terribly by another person! This place needs new management or they won't be a "survivor" in Santa Monica much longer. PEOPLE LIKE CUSTOMER SERVICE not uncompromising managers who obviously hate their jobs. I am so incredibly disappointed and I will be telling everyone I know to stay far away from this restaurant and that nasty manager!
Emily Gottlich · May 3, 2018
Nice ambiance and service. Food was good, though I wasn't impressed with the ribeye. Overall I would recommend and will likely return.
Jeffrey Chew · May 17, 2018
Always a nice place to have a romantic dinner. Was not impressed with rabbit leg pappardelle pasta. Service is good, so is wine selection. Michael always makes a point of introducing himself to customers.
Lotus Physical Therapy Inc. · April 6, 2018