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Michael's Restaurant
Today 5–10:30PM
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1147 3rd St Santa Monica, CA 90403
1147 3rd StreetUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90403
$$$Restaurant, Bar
American Restaurant
Californian Restaurant
Today 5–10:30PM
Wednesday 5–10:30PMThursday 5–10:30PMFriday 5–10:30PMSaturday 5–10:30PMSunday ClosedMonday 5–10:30PMTuesday 5–10:30PM
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Longtime classic offers Michael McCarty's upscale Californian cuisine in an art-filled room.- Google
"Highly recommend the beet salad, pork chop, or veggie bowl."
"This place has a great happy hour and a fantastic ambiance!"
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Joseph August
3 weeks ago
I haven't actually eaten here but I go to the bar on occasion. They have a small bar offset from the dining area that servers great drinks at good prices. The owner is very nice and will likely come by to say hi. I recommend the Micheal's Mule.
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9 months ago
This place has a great happy hour and a fantastic ambiance! Come here for a very affordable experimental menu item experience and if you want a place that is not too crowded but still very much part of the LA scene. I went here with a friend early Friday night and we stayed til closing since happy hour is all night long. All the happy hour menu items were $6 and the drinks and food all seemed very unique. Although the drinks were kind of small, they were quite good. My friend got the "Yes, please" and Daiquiri, both which were quite flavorful and delicious. I got the 15, which was very refreshing for a bourbon drink and still strong. The "chicken and waffle" wings were a perfect blend of sweet and savory. The music is great too! I'm a fan and will definitely come more!
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Clive Gorman
9 months ago
Lovely place to come for dinner. We were unlucky enough to turn up on the night the kitchen was super busy. Even before the evening rush. However the friendly owner and friendly staff were great. Bit pricey but worth if if you're out for a special occasion.
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Barndi Kim
5 years ago
there is nowhere else to go on a beautiful sunny la weather for brunch/lunch than michael's, and sit in their back, garden area. just bliss. surprisingly low key, the service is very friendly and personable and while the food isn't groundbreaking, the classic fares are solid and delicious. would also be wonderful for a romantic dinner for two. one of the few "institutions" that are still nice to try for the 30-somethings.
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Kanesha Oliphant
4 months ago
Sandy is the restaurant manager and he is very warm, welcoming , and professional. All but one of his bar tenders/servers are very welcoming, and always have a big smile on their faces. My colleague and I have had meals and drinks at this bar/restaurant more than six times. The bar tender/server who my colleague and I thought seemed a bit snooty, unbothered and disinterested in her position recently, stated that her name is Whitney. Overall, the food and service from everyone else but her was 5/5. Whitney needs to work on becoming more hospitable. Perhaps she has become comfortable in her position, I'll never know. But never forget that good paying customers should always be treated like family in your home. We will be back! All the best!
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Laureen Fenner
8 months ago
YUMMY!! They definitely know how to infuse healthy and delicious. I tried their Farmer Salad and would recommend it to anyone!! The vinaigrette absolutely made this salad!! Their prices are very reasonable and their quick service make this a great lunch spot!! For those that are calorie counting, this place is perfect. The calories are listed and even broken down on the receipt!!
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Karim Varela
2 years ago
All around great experience. Excellent food with really unique and pleasant quasi outdoor dining experience. Refreshing!
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Erik Maser
a year ago
Very cool old school vibe, with nice outdoor seating area. Delicious, fresh-tasting food. Highly recommend the beet salad, pork chop, or veggie bowl.


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