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Michael's - Santa Monica

Restaurants, Californian Santa Monica
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Michael's Santa Monica
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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 seasonal menu is composed from the finest ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmer's Market and products responsibly sourced from the best sustainable producers.



Address: 1147 3rd St.
Santa Monica
Price: $31 to $50
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Newly re-opened, this place has a large outdoor space which can be covered or open depending on the climate. It serves a mix of tapas-style dishes for groups to share. The food comes out when it's ready which can mean you're there a while if in a large group, but each dish does have an explosion of flavour whether you order the duck, steak, spaghetti, black rice, shrimp or quail! The dishes do look a bit on the small side for the price and the cocktails didn't seem all that strong. Not a terrible experience but I won't be rushing back.


Michael's is a Santa Monica institution, but their new chef, Miles Thompson, has injected some new life into both the restaurant and its dishes. Plates come out with a mix of savory and sweet components, like violet yams paired with grenache vinegar marshmallows. And the deconstructed cheesecake for dessert is a must-order.