private dining


With over 3,500 square feet of gorgeous event space, Michael's is the perfect indoor/outdoor venue for groups and parties of all sizes and styles. We can accommodate groups of 2 - 350 guests in a variety of settings and spaces. Our private dining rates typically range from $200 - $250 per person, all-inclusive. If you are looking for a venue with a convenient location, classy atmosphere, and a menu that will sweep you off your feet, look no further. 




Thank you for considering Michael’s Santa Monica as your next special occasion location! Please tell us more about your upcoming event by following the link below to our inquiry form. 

You may also contact the Director of Special Events, Laura Barner, directly at:

phone (310) 451-7470 


our event SPACES


The Garden (60 seated, 100 standing)

Surrounded by live foliage and soft lighting, the Garden is the most idyllic of our rooms and is also the most versatile: it’s perfect for dining, mingling, ceremonies, presentations, performances, and more. 


Palisades Room (40 seated, 75 standing)

Located on the second floor, the Palisades room is used exclusively for private dining. Another incredibly versatile space, the Palisades room can be set with dining tables, lounge furniture, high-top cocktail tables, or left completely blank for an all-night dance party. You’ll find two private restrooms, a fireplace, a full bar, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, a separate high-tech sound system, and a hidden entrance all upstairs in the Palisades room.



Santa Monica Room (10 seated)

Michael’s best kept secret is hidden away upstairs in the Santa Monica room. Here you’ll host private, intimate gatherings with cocktails and appetizers enjoyed on your very own private rooftop patio. Also equipped with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and separate sound system, the Santa Monica room is equally ideal for business dinners and small presentations. We also offer the Chef’s Tasting Dinner exclusively in the Santa Monica room.



Full Buyout (75+ guests)

If your guest list is larger than 75 or you seek the exclusivity of the entire venue, then a full restaurant buyout is your best option at Michael's. By reserving the entire venue, you and your guests will have unfettered access to all of our rooms for the duration of your event. You’ll also have the comfort of knowing that your event will not be interrupted by outside guests, and you’ll have the full attention of our entire staff (Chef included).

kind words

“Thank you for making my sister’s memorial so very special for all of our guests. Your team was awesome and cool and great fun to be with.” -Dirk M.
“Laura was a pleasure to work with and thought of everything from the valet to the configuration of the table.  They responded very quickly to my inquiry and I was able to secure the venue and contract in no time at all. ” -Nick M.


“Thank you for making our evening so special. All our guests kept telling us the food was so delicious & kept coming over to our table to tell us how fabulous the service was & how beautiful your restaurant is, too. Thank you again.” -Jacki G.


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