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Easter Sunday Brunch

Each year, we open the restaurant on two very special Sundays for luscious brunch buffets: Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day.

Savor Michael’s Famous Crab Cakes, Oysters Rockefeller and Veal Osso Bucco and enjoy Eggs Benedict along with memorable dishes, salads and sides including Smoked Salmon, Seafood Salads and Coffee-Rubbed Seared Tuna with Sesame Cabbage. Carving stations, complete with Beef Tenderloin served with Horseradish and Housemade Worcestershire as well as Slow-Roasted Honey Pineapple Glazed Bone-In Ham, plus omelet and pancake stations will top the bevy of hot and cold buffet items, plus legendary dessert creations.

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 20, 2014
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Adults: $48.95
Children ages 3-10: $19.95
Children under 2 years old: Free

Please click here or call for reservations: 941-366-0007, ext. 224.

Reservations are required and space is limited for our popular holiday brunches. (Menu is subject to change.)

Mother's Day Brunch

Each month, Michael features a unique two-course “Power Lunch” offering a choice of entrée and dessert for $18.95 per person, inspired by the world’s most exotic – and delicious – destinations.  Click here to browse the current Epicurean Adventure “Power Lunch” menu. Available Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Epicurean Adventure

Michael’s culinary team presents inventive “Epicurean Adventures” – special menus inspired by the most exotic food and wine destinations on the planet – each month. Click here to view the current specialty menu. 

Power Lunch

Each month, Michael features a unique two-course “Power Lunch” offering a choice of entrée and dessert for $18.95 per person, inspired by the world’s most exotic – and delicious – destinations.  Click here to browse the current Epicurean Adventure “Power Lunch” menu. Available Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Lobster Pot Fridays

Enjoy a Lobster Feast at Michael’s On East each Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. for only $38.95 per person.

Lobster Pot

Enjoy two 1 1/4 lb. live Maine lobsters, mussels, clams, new potatoes and corn on the cob.

(No sharing, please.)

City Lite Lunches

A Creative Approach to Healthy Eating

Globally-Inspired, Modern, Fresh

Fresh Pressed Vegetable Juice of the Day
6.95

Imperial Portobello Mushroom
Forbidden Rice, Ginger-Scallion Vinaigrette, 
Watercress Salad,
Roasted Baby Carrots & Asparagus
Calories 380    Fat Grams 24           13.95

Southwestern Seared Mahi Mahi    
Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, Corn-Avocado Salsa, Yellow Tomato Gazpacho and Sautéed Spinach
Calories 545   Fat Grams 24            15.95

Coffee-Rubbed Yellowfin Tuna
Seared Coffee-Rubbed Yellowfin Tuna, Sesame Slaw, Crispy Wonton Chips, Ginger Scallion Vinaigrette
Calories 480 Fat Grams 18           19.95

Chimichurri Tenderloin
Skewered Broiled Filet with Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Red Onions and Red-Yellow Pepper Relish, Treviso Raddichio with Chimichurri
Calories 350 Fat Grams 24          16.95

Tandori-Glazed Free-Range Chicken
Glazed Chicken Skewer, Charred Beef Steak Tomatoes, Spinach, Garlic, Feta Cheese and Yogurt Raita Sauce
Calories 560 Fat Grams 24          14.95

Thai Chicken Paillard
Cilantro-Marinated Chicken Paillard, Fresh Avocado, Thai Mee Cucumber Salad and Vine Ripe Tomato
Calories 470 Fat Grams 24          13.95

Roasted Beet Salad
Cucumber Fennel Salad, Mandarin Segments,
Toasted Goat Cheese, Sweet Potato Chips & 
Pistachio Vinaigrette
Calories 582 Fat Grams 24          14.95

Thai Salmon
Pan-Seared Lemongrass-Honey Salmon with Mussels & Vegetable Stew
Calories 539 Fat Grams 24          15.95

 

Vintage Cocktails

 

The Samauri

(Asia-Inspired Connoisseur Club Cocktail)

Tito’s Vodka, Rock Sake Nigori, Kiwi, Lime & Simple Syrup

 

The Poire Valley
(France-Inspired Connoisseur Club Cocktail)

Matilda Poire, Pom Wonderful,
Fresh Lemon Juice,
Simple Syrup & Organic Sage

 

Acai Caipirinha
(Brazil-Inspired Connoisseur Club Cocktail) 

Leblon, Cedilla Acai Liqueur,
Lime & Simple Syrup

 

Apple Orchid
Absolut Orient Apple, Apple Juice, Strawberry, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice
& Fresh Ginger

 

Antioxidants
Absolut Berri Acai,
Pama Pomegranate,
Fresh Blueberries, Lemon Juice,
Simple Syrup & Fresh Sage

 

MOE-jito

Death’s Door Gin, Lemon, Lime,
Mint & Simple Syrup

 

Blue Grass Cobbler

Maker’s Mark, Maraschino Liqueur, Muddled Cherries & Oranges, Splash of Pineapple

 

Blood and Sand

Highwest, Rosso Vermouth, Cherry Brandy, Fresh Orange Juice

Lounge Bites
“Made in America” Cheese Flight

Enjoy our Ever-Changing Trio of American Artisan Cheeses
Sourced Locally through Sarasota’s Artisan Cheese Company
Served with Traditional Accoutrements

15

Mote Siberian Sturgeon Caviar

Raised Locally & Sustainably by Mote Marine Laboratory (2 oz.)

125

Freshly-Shucked Cold Water Oysters

3.50

Crispy Asian Duck and Hoisin Spring Rolls

Housemade-Hoisin Duck and Vegetable Spring Rolls, Sweet Chili Sauce with Pickled Ginger Aioli
5

Crispy Calamari

Artisan-cured La Quercia Rosa Prosciutto, Olive Salad, Manchego Cheese and Sherry Aioli
5

Beef Sliders

Beef Sliders with Dill Pickle, Yellow Mustard, Grilled Onions, and our Famous Angel Hair Onion Rings
5

Ajax Truffle Fries

Aspen’s Ajax Tavern inspired this! Crispy French Fries tossed in Truffle Oil dusted with Parmigiano-Reggiano Snow
5

Lemon Poppyseed Tempura Shrimp

with Soy-Ginger Glaze and Spicy Mango Ketchup
10

Michael’s Bowtie & Chicken

Demi-Portion Grilled Chicken, Pancetta, Snow Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes on Light Parmesan Cream
12

Michael’s Half-Pound Burger

with Ajax Truffle Fries
14

Thai Chicken Wings

Housemade Sweet Chili Thai Sauce, Kabayaki Sauce sprinkled with Toasted Peanuts, Scallions and Sesame Seeds
5

House-Cured Salmon Crostini

Olive Oil Crostinis with Roasted Yellow Beets, Montchevré Goat Cheese drizzled with Caper Oil
8

Black Pepper-Crusted Beef Carpaccio Rolls

with Parmesan Shavings, Baby Arugula, Black Pepper Oil and Chives
8

Pan-Seared Diver Scallop

with Gooseberry Jam and Scallion Ginger Vinaigrette
10

Mussels Mariniére

Fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, White Wine, Pancetta, Cream and Fresh Garlic
14

Martinis

Strawberry Mint Martini
$12

Stoli Strawberry Vodka, Cranberry
Fresh Muddled Strawberries & Mint


Kim’s Blueberry Bliss Martini

$12
Van Gogh Blueberry, Cranberry, Pineapple, Blueberries & Blueberry-Sugared Rim
Raspberry Champagne Martini
$12

Absolut Raspberri, Cranberry, Muddled Raspberries, Topped with Champagne
& Candied Raspberries


Lemon Basil Martini
$12

Square One Basil Vodka, Lemon Juice, Housemade Simple Syrup,
Muddled Lemon & Fresh Basil


White Chocolate Raspberry Martini
$12

Absolut Raspberri,
Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
& Muddled Raspberries


Espresso Martini
$12

Corsair Vanilla Bean Vodka,
Dark Crème De Cacao, Fresh Brewed Espresso & Lemon Twist
Chocolate & Sugar Rim


Michael’s Garden
$12

Tito’s Vodka, Fresh Lemon Juice
Honey, Rosemary & Basil


Five Star Picnic
$18

Stoli Elite, Lemon Juice,
Housemade Simple Syrup,
Champagne & Strawberries

 

Starters

Chef’s Market Soup of The Day
6.95
Calamari

Fried Calamari, Shaved Parma Ham, Manchego Cheese, Olive Salad, Sherry Mustard Aioli, Basil Salad
9.95

House-Cured Salmon Crostini  

Olive Oil Crostini with Roasted Yellow Beets,
Montchevré Goat Cheese Drizzled with Caper Oil
10.95

Hoisin Duck and Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Sweet-Sour Chile Dipping Sauce, and Pickled Ginger
10.95

Angel Hair Onion Rings

Housemade Ketchup
8.50

Sesame Shrimp

Tempura Jumbo Shrimp
Served Golden Brown with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce
18.95

City Lite

(A Creative Approach to Healthy Eating)
Imperial Portobello Mushroom 

Forbidden Rice, Ginger-Scallion Vinaigrette,
Watercress Salad, Roasted Baby Carrots & Asparagus
Calories 380   Fat Grams 24
13.95

Southwestern Seared Mahi Mahi

Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, Corn-Avocado Salsa, Yellow Tomato Gazpacho and Sautéed Spinach
Calories 545 Fat Grams 24
15.95

Coffee-Rubbed Yellowfin Tuna

Seared Coffee-Rubbed Yellowfin Tuna, Sesame Slaw, Crispy Wonton Chips, Ginger Scallion Vinaigrette
Calories 480 Fat Grams 18
19.95

Chimichurri Tenderloin

Skewered Broiled Filet with Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Red Onions and Red-Yellow Pepper Relish, Treviso Raddichio with Chimi-Churri
Calories 350 Fat Grams 24
16.95

Tandori-Glazed Free-Range Chicken

Glazed Chicken Skewer, Charred Beef Steak Tomatoes, Spinach, Garlic, Feta Cheese and Yogurt Raita Sauce
Calories 560 Fat Grams 24
14.95

Thai Chicken Paillard

Cilantro-Marinated Chicken Paillard, Fresh Avocado, Thai Mee Cucumber Salad and Vine Ripe Tomato
Calories 470 Fat Grams 24
13.95

Roasted Beet Salad

Cucumber Fennel Salad, Mandarin Segments,
Toasted Goat Cheese, Sweet Potato Chips & 
Pistachio Vinaigrette
Calories 582 Fat Grams 24
14.95

Thai Salmon

Pan-Seared Lemongrass-Honey Salmon with Mussels & Vegetable Stew
Calories 539 Fat Grams 24
16.95

Fresh Pressed Vegetable Juice of the Day

Enjoy the many Benefits Fresh-Pressed Vegetables, Toasted Goat Cheese, Sweet Potato Chips & 
Pistachio Vinaigrette
6.95

Salads

East Avenue Caesar
10.50
with Grilled Chicken Breast   14.50
with Fried Calamari   15.50
with Grilled Gulf Jumbo Shrimp  19.50

Michael’s Special Seasonal Salad

Tender Greens, Gorgonzola,
Figs and Candied Pecans in Pear-Poppyseed Vinaigrette
12.95
with Grilled Chicken Breast  15.95
with Fried Calamari  16.95
with Grilled Gulf Jumbo Shrimp  21.95

Michael’s Famous Cobb Salad

Marinated Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Bacon, Diced Tomato, Chopped Egg, Ripe Olives and Crumbled Bleu Cheese on Crisp Romaine, drizzled with Honey Mustard Dressing
14.95

Wendy’s Warm Chicken Salad

Baby Greens, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans in Honey-Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette
14.95

Chinese Chicken Salad

Ginger Marinated Chicken and Cabbage, Pickled Vegetables and Asian Dan-Dan Noodles
14.95

Phil’s Chopped Salad

Romaine and Field Greens with Gorgonzola, Swiss, Parmesan, Black Olives, Chopped Cucumbers, Tomato, Julienne Vegetables, Toasted Almonds and Garlic Oregano Dressing
13.95
with Grilled Chicken Breast  16.95
with Grilled Gulf Jumbo Shrimp  21.95

Crispy Oyster Salad

Fried Apalachicola Oysters, Baby Spinach, Toasted Walnuts, Stilton Blue, Steen’s Cane Syrup-Apple Vinaigrette with Pear Bourbon House cured Bacon
15.95

The Art of the Sandwich

Turkey Club

House-Smoked Turkey, Honey-Glazed Ham, Three-Pepper Bacon, Sliced Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce & Tomatoes on Grilled Sourdough Bread
12.95

East Avenue Reuben

Corned Beef Brisket, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese and Russian Dressing on Marble Rye with Shoestring Fries
13.95

Phil’s Rhode Island Lobster Rolls

Two Fresh Maine Lobster Rolls with Olive Oil Mayonnaise, Lemon Zest and Celery on a Buttered Toasted Roll and Creamy Cole Slaw
19.95

Combinations

Choose Any Two!
13.95 
Angel Hair Onion Rings
Michael’s Seasonal Salad
Caesar Salad
Crispy Calamari
Chef’s Market Soup of The Day
Hoisin Duck Spring Rolls
One-Half Turkey Club

The Burger

Matt’s Freshly Ground Half-Pound Sirloin Burger

Pat LaFrieda’s Legendary Short Rib & Sirloin Burger
Accompanied by Shoestring Fries or Coleslaw
9.95

Build Your Own Burger

by adding any of the following (1.00 extra each):

Wisconsin Aged Cheddar
Imported Gruyère
Smoked Gouda
Danish Bleu
Sautéed Mushrooms
Three Pepper Bacon
Roasted Red Peppers
Avocado

Specialties

Michael’s Bowtie Pasta

Grilled Chicken, Pancetta, Snow Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes in Light Parmesan Cream
15.95

Butter-Roasted Flounder

Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc, Brown Butter Sage, Toasted Almonds, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts & Potato Allumettes
17.95

Pan-Roasted Bluefin Crab Cakes

Roasted Potatoes and Herbed Tartar Sauce
22.95

Rustic Flatbreads

Mediterranean Flatbread
Olive Tapenade, Grilled Chicken, Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Feta & Fresh Mozzarella
14.95

Moroccan Flatbread
Date, Apricot & Roasted Pine Nut Chutney, Onion, Baby Arugula & Beef Steak Tomato
Served with Housemade Hummus
13.95
with Curried Chicken or Shrimp   17.95

Fromage & Légume Flatbread
Rosemary Pesto, Grilled Asparagus, Marinated Baby Artichokes,
Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese, Roasted Pepper, Manchego & Gruyere Cheeses
13.95
with Curried Chicken or Shrimp   17.95

The Starters

Chef’s Market Soup of the Day
8.95
Mote Farm-Raised Caviar

Siberian Sturgeon Caviar 
Raised Locally and Sustainably in Sarasota
Served with Traditional Accompaniments
2 oz. 125.00

“Made in America” Cheese Flight

Enjoy our Ever-Changing Trio of American Artisan Cheeses
Sourced Locally through Sarasota’s Artisan Cheese Company
Served with Traditional Accoutrements
14.95

Angel Hair Onion Rings

Housemade Ketchup
8.95

Crispy Calamari

Fried Calamari, Shaved Parma Ham, Manchego Cheese, Olive Salad, Sherry Mustard Aioli, Basil Salad
12.95

Hoisin Duck and Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Sweet-Sour Chile Dipping Sauce, and Pickled Ginger
11.95

Sesame Shrimp Tempura

Jumbo Shrimp served Golden Brown with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce
19.95

Mussels Mariniere

Fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, White Wine, Bacon, Cream, Garlic
15.95

Lobster & Escargots

Sautéed Maine Lobster, Escargots, Fennel Confit, Thyme-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Curry and Goat Cheese Crostini
18.95

Black Pepper-Crusted Beef Carpaccio

Parmesan Shavings, Baby Arugula, Black Pepper Oil and Chives
13.95

House-Cured Salmon Crostini

Olive Oil Crostinis with Roasted Yellow Beets, Montchevré Goat Cheese Drizzled with Caper Oil
11.95

Freshly-Shucked Cold Water Oysters

3.50 each

The Salads

East Avenue Caesar
10.00
Michael’s Special Seasonal Salad

Organic Tender Greens, Gorgonzola, Figs, Red Grapes and Candied Pecans in Pear-Poppyseed Vinaigrette
10.50

Phil’s Chopped Salad

Romaine and Field Greens with Gorgonzola, Swiss, Parmesan, Black Olives, Chopped Cucumbers, Tomato, Julienne Vegetables, Toasted Almonds
11.95

Crispy Oyster Salad

Fried Apalachicola Oysters, Baby Spinach, Toasted Walnuts, Stilton Blue, Steen’s Cane Syrup-Apple Vinaigrette with Pear Bourbon House Cured Bacon
13.95

Roasted Golden & Chioggia Beet Salad

Gorgonzola, Dolce Spuma & Pistachio Vinaigrette
10.95

Specialties

Tempura Vegetable Skewer
Forbidden Rice, Ginger Scallion Vinaigrette, Watercress Salad, Roasted Baby Carrots & Asparagus
22.95

Michael’s Bowtie Pasta
Grilled Chicken, Crispy Pancetta, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes, Snow Peas & Light Cream
23.95

Cape Malay Curried Shrimp and Scallops
Seasonal Vegetable Stir-Fry, Date & Pine Nut Chutney
37.95

Pesto Rigatoni
Pancetta, Kale, Tomatoes, Toasted Pine Nuts, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Basil & Shaved Pecorino Cheese
23.95

The Seafood

Lemongrass Grilled Ahi Tuna
Sesame Forbidden Rice, Teardrop Tomatoes, Watercress Salad, Roasted Asparagus, Baby Carrots & Ginger Scallion Vinaigrette drizzled with Kabayaki Sauce
38.00

Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Lemon Lobster Risotto, French Peas, Lobster Beurre Blanc and Roasted Asparagus
44.00

Pan-Roasted Scottish Salmon

Forbidden Rice, Curried Apple-Beet Vinaigrette, Crispy Yucca Fries, Ginger-Scallion Emulsion
33.00

Pompano Casbarian

Sautéed Fillet topped with Gulf Shrimp & Tomatoes, Seasoned with Garlic, Fresh Herbs & Crushed Chili Peppers
36.00

Roasted Atlantic Swordfish

Roasted Red Potatoes and Onions, Prosciutto, Caper and Mushroom Beurre Blanc
37.00

Pan-Seared Scallops

Maine Lobster, Scallops, Housemade Ricotta, Gnocchi, Roasted Butternut Squash, Sage Brown Butter with Crushed Amaretti
39.00

Pan-Roasted Bluefin Crab Cakes

Accompanied by Truffle Roasted Potatoes with Herbed Tartar Sauce
34.00

The Meats


Phil’s Chicken Spaetzle
Panko-Crusted Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc, Spaetzle, Braised Red Cabbage and Green Apples
27.00

Veal Chop

Pignolias, Basil and Parmesan Mash with Rosemary Tomatoes
14 oz.  46.00

Duck Two-Ways

Crispy Thyme Leg Confit, Honey Fennel-Lacquer Breast, Yellow Beet & Fingerling Potato Hash, Garlic -Scented Swiss Chard & Pomegranate Demi-Glace
34.00

Roasted Bone-In Kurobuta Pork Chop

Snake River Farms Heirloom Pork, Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, Cumin-Spiced Chestnuts, Quince-Cranberry Chutney, Ancho-Glazed Carambola with Poblano-Tomatillo Reduction
14 oz.   36.00

Porcini-Rubbed Colorado Rack Lamb
Demi-Reduction, Mint and Tomatoes Chutney,
 Applewood Bacon & Gruyêre Potato Croquettes, 
Sautéed Garlic Scented Green Kale
49.00

The Steaks

We are proud to offer our guests the absolute finest hand cut, hand picked USDA Certified Prime steaks. Aged a minimum of twenty-five days and prepared to your exact specifications!

New York Strip Sirloin Steak

USDA Prime
14 oz.  46.00
18 oz.  52.00

Bone-In Ribeye Steak

USDA Prime
24 oz.  59.00

Filet Mignon

7 oz.     37.00
9 oz.     42.00
14 oz.   48.00

Phil’s Carved Prime 14oz. New York Strip

Porcini-Rubbed, Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms, Arugula and Lemon-Oregano Fingerling Potatoes
52.00

The Sides

Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Candied Pecans & Scallions
9.00

Roasted Asparagus
Aged Balsamic & Crunchy Parmesan
9.00

White Truffle and Herb Roasted Red Bliss

Robustly Seasoned Potatoes with White Truffle and Herbs
7.00

Royal Trumpet  Mushrooms

Wild Mushrooms Sauteed with Garlic
9.00

Potato Croquettes

Enriched with Apple Bacon and Gruyere
8.00

Baked Potato

Available with Bacon, Cheddar, Sour Cream, Butter
6.00

Fresh Creamed Spinach

Classic Wilted Spinach, Folded with Aged Cheese Finished with Pernod
9.00

Molly’s Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

Manchego, Gruyere, Parmesan, Truffled Bechamel
9.00


“Made in America” Cheese Flight
An Ever-Changing Trio of American Artisan Cheeses,
Sourced Locally through Artisan Cheese Company
Served with Traditional Accoutrements
15

Salted Caramel Apple Cake
Vanilla Mascarpone Cream, Apple & Rum Anglaise
10

Caramel Panna Cotta
Brown Sugar Tuiles & Chantilly Cream
10

Chocolate Flourless Mousse Marquis
Fresh Raspberries & Vanilla Anglaise
10

Brownie Ice Cream Stack
Layers of Dark Chocolate Brownie, Heath Bar Crunches, Espresso Crunch Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, drizzled with Chocolate Sauce
10

Crème Brûlée
Traditional Tahitian Vanilla Bean topped with Seasonal Berries
10

Key Lime Pie
Pecan-Graham Crust, Tangy Filling, Cloud of Baked Meringue, Balsamic-Black Pepper & Strawberry Salsa
10

Chocolate Blackout Cake
Layers of Dense Chocolate Custard Cake Covered with Chocolate Jimmies
9

Housemade Ice Cream & Sorbet
Served with Assorted Cookies
9

Wines at Michael’s on East are uniquely paired with our fabulous menu. Co-proprietor Michael Klauber personally selects the wines – which offer tremendous diversity and consistent value. Michael’s offers Sarasota’s finest wines by the glass, including a wonderful selection of “wine flights”, martinis and beers, ales and lagers from around the world.

Click HERE to view our current wine list.