large party reservations

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Non-private large party reservations are available for groups of 8 - 20 guests. Except for private events, we are unable to accommodate more than 20 people for a reservation in our main dining area. If you are interested in hosting a private event at Michael’s, please click here for more information.

Requests are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Seating arrangements will be made based on availability. Our weekend slots fill up quickly, so we advise you to inquire at least two weeks in advance for Thursday - Saturday reservations.

Please review our large party policies below and email james@michaelssantamonica.com to initiate your large party reservation request. please be sure to include your requested date and time for your reservation and how many guests are in your party.
You may also submit your completed Credit Card Authorization form at this time.

Large party reservation POLICIES:

  • All reservation requests are subject to availability. If there are any conflicts, we will notify you promptly.

  • At the time of booking, we require a signed credit card authorization form to secure the reservation. Reservation requests will only be confirmed once the signed credit card authorization form is received. Your card will not be charged.

    • Michael’s reserves the right to cancel a reservation request if the completed authorization form is not received within 48 hours of the reservation.


MENUS:

  • To ensure a smooth flow of service, groups of 8 or more will need to have menu selections made prior to their arrival. We will be in touch to request your menu selections a week prior to your reservation. The menu and pricing are available below.

    • Please notify us of any dietary restrictions or severe allergies within the group. With prior notice, we are able to make menu modifications.

    • Please keep in mind that all dishes on our menu are meant to be shared, and will be served in the middle of the table for all guests to enjoy.

    • Please be aware that due to the seasonality of certain ingredients, our menu is subject to change.

Cancellations:

  • Please confirm your final guest count 24 hours prior to your reservation. Cancellations within 48 hours of reservation time will incur a $25 deposit per guest.

    • Deposits are only collected if the reservation is canceled within 48 hours prior the event or if any of the confirmed guests are a “no-show” the day of the reservation without prior notice.

  • Please be mindful of your arrival time. We are only able to hold your confirmed reservation 30 minutes past your reservation unless we are notified in advance. After 30 mins, we will cancel the reservation and charge the deposit in full.


SEATING:

  • Accommodations will be made in either the Garden or the Terrace based on availability. Please include your seating request when initiating your reservation request.

    • The Garden can only accommodate parties of 12 or less. The Terrace can accommodate parties of 13 - 20.

    • For groups larger than 20, we offer full or partial buyouts, subject to availability.


GRATUITY:

  • A 20% gratuity will be added to the final bill. To obtain a copy of your itemized bill, please visit the request a receipt page.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us below