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Michael's - Santa Monica

Come enjoy our NEW exciting, sharable and accessibly priced chef-driven menu! Michael's Santa Monica has maintained the standard for 'California Cuisine' with our newly renovated art filled indoor/outdoor garden dining, bar and private party spaces. Our new menu is composed from the finest ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmer's Market and products responsibly sourced from the best sustainable producers. Enjoy one of our "Farm-to-table" cocktails, craft beers or a a bottle from our award winning wine list.
"A true locavore experience"
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213 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(213 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 213 reviews
5 stars
(103)
4 stars
(66)
3 stars
(27)
2 stars
(10)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(96)
  • romantic(93)
  • fit for foodies(80)
  • neighborhood gem(79)
  • special occasion(79)
  • good for groups(46)
Michael's - Santa Monica Reviews List
Review 1 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The fish I had was one of the best I've ever eaten.
Can't wait to go back!
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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2013
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Review 2 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Another beautiful evening in the garden

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This was our first visit to Michael's since they changed to their Bistro format. We always loved coming here for their beautiful garden patio and the food of course. The tables lacked table cloths and the patio seemed a little more crowded. Also, the clientele seemed overall younger and louder. But the garden is as beautiful as ever. Perhaps I'm just getting older and more sensitive to noise, but that would be my only negative. We all enjoyed ourselves completely; the food, ambience, and service still met our expectations. I'm sure we'll be back."
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 3 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Wickedly overpriced mediocre dishes. Nothing great and one dish in particular was bad (a halibut small plate). The patio is lovely but overall a very disappointing meal."
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2015
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Review 4 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"David was so helpful in showing us the private meeting area upstairs. GREAT SERVICE, thank you!"
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2009
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Review 5 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/25/2016
 2010
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Review 6 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Review 7 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 8 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent service, okay food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"My husband and I tried Michael's on Saturday night and had a mixed experience. The dining area is beautiful - outdoors but covered with tons of plants and twinkle lights, like a welcoming little jungle. It was very quiet and the other patrons were on the "mature" side but it was an early dinner (5:30pm) which may explain that. There were some odd elements to the service (e.g. asking if we'd like to see the wine list rather than presenting it along with the menus, etc.) but our server was nice and provided good cocktail recommendations. We had an assortment of small plates to share and while perfectly fine, none were exceptional. $20 for three spears of white asparagus and a single poached egg was the worst value of the bunch. All in all, the $150 did not feel like money well spent. There are substantially better restaurants at the same price point. We would return for happy hour but not for dinner."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
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Review 10 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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Review 11 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 12 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a blip or two with the service that was quickly dealt with and to our benefit. The food was fantastic, the service superb. The patio ... sublime. You will love Michael's."
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2006
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Review 13 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 14 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
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Review 15 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
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Review 16 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect dinner in patio

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our dinner with just perfect in the beautiful outside dining room. Michael makes a very good pinot noir and we often enjoy it with dinner. All the seafood dishes are outstanding and the salad fresh from farmers market was yummy."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
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Review 18 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/26/2016
 2010
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Review 19 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2014
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Review 22 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic
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Review 23 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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Review 25 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Michael's is one of our FAVORITES

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 26 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2012
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Review 27 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/16/2016
 2006
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Review 28 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 29 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2008
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Review 30 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/10/2016
 2010
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Review 31 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

special night out

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I hadn't been here in years, but my favorite aunt was visiting from the Mid-west and had heard about Michael's, so we went for her last weekend in LA. The food was superb! The wait staff is very kind and attentive. Will definitely bring other friends and family coming in to town."
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/27/2016
 2009
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Review 35 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/01/2016
 2012
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Review 36 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, great for outdoor dining
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Review 37 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Very pretty setting."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2013
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Review 38 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Reliable, excellent, lovely. Festive-intimate.

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Was with my San Francisco foodie family. All members happy. Loved the yellowtail. Great ambiance under outdoor "tent." Lights evoke a Renoir painting. Impressionist-festive. Best part (sad that I am writing this because it means it's noteworthy/rare) was that there was no TV! We could hear each other talk. We could converse and dine. Michael was circulating, greeting every table."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

billb

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I thought the environment and service as great, but the food and presentation was not up to old Michael standards."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 41 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2013
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Review 42 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/19/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2010
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Review 43 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Michael's is Back!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a wonderful dinner on the patio, first visit in five years. Highly attentive server who made an excellent wine suggestion. The menu is interesting again and the food delicious. Steak tartare, quail, and duck were all delicious. Michael McCarty himself came by to say hello and did the manager. What's not to like? We've already made our next reservation, this time within a fortnight..."
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful special occasion restaurant

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is a place we have been to for years and it never disappoints"
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
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Review 46 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 47 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Wonderful evening on the patio at Michael's

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We arrived a bit early and although our table was not quite ready the staff could not have been more accommodating. Although my party included two teens, we were escorted to a nice couch in the bar to wait and the girls loved the cool scene at the bar. Creative drinks and bites on the bar menu - I ordered a cocktail. It was superb,and it was served immediately along with two attractive Shirley Temples for my girls. Our table was on the lovely patio. Perfect lighting, plenty of space between tables and discretely placed heating units made for a wonderful and comfortable atmosphere. Michael went around to each table greeting patrons and chatting for a bit. Most of the food was excellent. My daughter's salmon was perfection. Large portion, perfectly cooked and flavored. Only negative of her dish was that the calamari it was served with consisted of only two small pieces. Duck confit tacos were delicious. Pizza toppings worked together beautifully, but crust was disappointing - both in terms of texture and flavor. Overall, a great experience."
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 48 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Place

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Being at Michael's is like being at a friends! Michael greeted us and check in on us- the entire staff is welcoming. Good was great- when something wasn't right- they took care of it immediately! One of my new favorites!"
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Michael's - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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