private dining EXPERIENCES


 From business dinners to social gatherings, launch parties and anniversaries, let Michael's help you host an experience that your guests won't soon forget! We can accommodate groups of 2 - 350 in our private dining spaces with rates typically ranging from $150 - $250 per person, all-inclusive. If you are looking for a Southern California icon, with a convenient location, classy atmosphere, and a menu that will impress your guests we’ve got you covered. Get in touch with our Events Director to schedule your experience today!


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Thank you for considering Michael’s Santa Monica as your next special occasion location! Click the button below to submit your event inquiry:

You may also contact the Director of Special Events, Drexel D Heard II, directly at:

phone (310) 451-7470 


our event SPACES


The Garden (60-90 seated, 150 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 (50 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.

Palisades Room 2019

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 (60+ 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 unlimited 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).



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kind words from our clients

"Women Who Whiskey L.A. events at Michael's are always fantastic and 'An Evening with Fawn Weaver and Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey' topped all that went before! It was Women Who Whiskey L.A.'s best event ever thanks to Meredith Hayman's gorgeous, bespoke cocktail and Chef Miles Thompson's always innovative and delicious food. Laura Barner did major lifting on the event planning before she moved on and Drexel Heard II made the event support seamless. The staff was great, as always, despite the very busy night. Thank you, as always, for a wonderful evening." - Kim O., Women Who Whiskey L.A.

“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.

"This is the second time this year I have organized an event for the same corporate group at Michael's. Working with Laura Barner is a real pleasure: She is clear in her emails, pleasant over the phone, extremely attentive to details and committed to making the event a success. I am looking forward to working with Laura and the staff at Michael's Santa Monica very soon." - Gilda P., Group Travel Consultant

Past Clients