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Michael's on the Thames


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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soup du jour
french onion soup “au gratin”
small 6.99
large 8.99
our famous caesar salad
jumbo shrimp “martini”
five large black tiger shrimp nestled in a martini glass with a traditional cocktail sauce and a relish skewer
“caribbean” spring rolls
three house made spring rolls stuffed with a medium jerk seasoned quinoa rice, black beans, sweet sesame oil, a mélange of vegetables and a mango ginger dipping sauce
spinach, artichoke & cheese dip
a‎ warm crock of creamy spinach, tender artichokes and melted cheeses comes with warmed flat bread triangles for dipping.
a hearty blend of iceburg and romaine lettuce tossed with smoked chicken, bacon, feta cheese, tomato and red onion is topped with a hard cooked egg and our house made dressing
grilled chicken or salmon caesar
fire grilled chicken or salmon joins our famous caesar salad
The following items are served with your choice of soup, salad or French fries. substitute French onion soup 3.99 or caesar salad 3.99.
monte cristo
thinly sliced peamealbacon and swiss cheese stacked in a veneto stick and baked in a savory egg batter with a peppercorn dijon dip.
beef dip
our‎ slow roasted “aaa” alberta beef stacked in a french breadstick and served au jus.
chicken crepe
fresh ontario chicken breast with peppers, onions and mushrooms is folded into a housemade crepe with cream cheese and herbs, then topped with a mornay sauce
frittata “dujour’’
large canadian grade “a” eggs baked with ever changing local and exotic ingredients is served with our famous caesar salad
pasta della giornata
our chef offers you an ever-changing selection of pasta recipes. new, authentic and fresh daily
il piatto del pescatore
our “fresh catch” is prepared daily. the chef selects various seasonal seafood dishes to satisfy your palate
beef stroganoff
tender tips of alberta beef sautéed with spanish onions and cremini mushrooms are tossed with fettuccini noodles and a white wine sour cream sauce.
turkey pot pie
fresh ontario turkey breast simmered in poultry stock with cream, tarragon, vegetables and white wine is baked in pastry case with a sausage stuffing and is topped with a cranberry cumberland sauce
michael’s “tourtiere”
a french canadian classic from our chef’s hometown. ground beef and pork is baked with traditional seasonings in a pastry case and then topped with aunt marg’s chili sauce.
the following items are served with potato of the day and market fresh vegetables.
chicken supreme “tapenade”
a fresh ontario supreme is rubbed with kalamata olive paste, oregano, garlic and white wine, then roasted and finished with a lemon beurre blanc.
ny steak “oscar”
a fresh cut 6oz. certified angus strip loin steak is chargrilled and topped with a tempura crab fritter and a béarnaise sauce
pickerel “veronique”
“jackson’s fresh fish market” lake erie pickerel fillet is pan seared and finished with a burgundygrape, red wine beurre blanc.
prime rib of beef
canadian‎ “aaa” alberta beef slow roasted for the ultimate in taste perfection
java braised beef
fresh ontario beef cheeks slow cooked in veal stock, espresso and white wine
dessert tray
6oz 8.50
9oz 12
½litre 24
bottle (750ml) 33
pinot grigio, serenissima, italy
aromatic,‎ lightly fruity, medium bodied
6oz 8
9oz 11.50
½litre 22
bottle (750ml) 31
sauvignon blanc, valle d’orado, chile
orchard fruit, crisp, round finish.
6oz 8.50
9oz 12
½litre 24
bottle (750ml) 33
chardonnay, leaping horse, california
toasty, fruity, full bodied
6oz 7
9oz 10
½litre 19
bottle (750ml) 27
white zinfandel, beringer founders estate california
fruit sweetness, delicate, soft
6oz 8
9oz 11.50
½litre 22
bottle (750ml) 31
riesling, konzelmann, ontario vqa
floral, fruit aromas, dry, refreshing acidity.
6oz 11
9oz 15.50
½litre 30
bottle (750ml) 42
trebbiano d’abruzzo, masciarello, italy ~ intense aromas, elegant, medium bodied
prosecco la robina, astoria, sparkling wine, italy
light mousse, elegant fruit flavours glass
6oz 9.50
9oz 13.50
½litre 25
bottle (750ml) 36
tall poppy merlot, australia
bright, fresh, smooth finish
6oz 10
9oz 14.50
½litre 28
bottle (750ml) 39
carmenere, echeverria chile
rich, velvety, well balanced
6oz 11.50
9oz 16.50
½litre 32
bottle (750ml) 45
malbec blend, amalaya, argentina ~ full bodied, well rounded, decadent
We invite you into our warm dining room and have a seat in in front of the fireplace or a lovely table overlooking the river. Our famous table side Caesar Salad is something you'll never forget and the best London has to offer. Our dinner menu has something for everyone.... pastas, steak, pickerel, lamb, seafood. You'll be impressed with the selection. Enjoy live music Friday to Sunday every week ranging from our 3 piece jazz trio, to a baby Grand piano to guitar and vocals. We look forward to seeing you soon.
US$6 - US$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Canadian, International
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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I would like to share with you our experience at Michael's that occurred Saturday, March 23, reservation at 6:30pm for my wife and I. I would first like to start out by saying my family and I have been coming to Michael's for over 30...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were visiting family in London this weekend. It has been quite a while since we were at Michael's on the Thames. We were very pleased with our evening. The restaurant was full on a Saturday night, excellent live jazz music, the service was over...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 526marnieb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got there late on a cool night in March. We were arriving as everyone else was leaving. In spite of this this, we were treated as if we were early. All food was fantastic: escargot, salads for appetizers; lamb chops and tenderloin for mains. Service...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 901denniss
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Took my wife out for a Valentines Day celebration and from easily booking a reservation on line, a table overlooking the river, attentive staff, and an awesome dinner, I would rate this as the best restaurant in London.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Clayton M
michaels_gm, Owner at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. Pleased that you found our on line reservation system user friendly. Very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed February 9, 2019

Went with my wife and son to Michael's since I heard they were starting a new live jazz series every Thursday night. I have long felt that London needs more places to catch local jazz performers while having a beverage or two - and this...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Christopher P
michaels_gm, Owner at Michael's on the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Love Michael's Jazz Room as well and look forward to Thursday nights each week! I hope Londoners take advantage of what we are offering and the ability to hear such great talent. The live music has been amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I booked a date night that we hadn’t gone on since our son was born. The dinner as uaual was amazing. However nearing the end of the dinner the hydro went out. While I agree that is totally out of anyone’s control...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ShawnV84
Reviewed January 31, 2019

We went with another couple to try the "Londonlicious" menu. For a reasonable price (for fine dining) we had a wonderful meal and the waiter, picking up on the way we were joking among ourselves made a few tentative quips and when we responded well,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ww507
Reviewed January 20, 2019

We have not been to Michael’s in years. The restaurant was busy this night. If you are looking for a romantic night out for dinner this is a good choice. The staff were attentive from the moment you walked in the door. You have a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Zinny1946
Reviewed January 14, 2019

I wanted to give this place a chance because it is long established and well known and I did. Positives - the bread was delicious, the servers were nice and attentive, the music was lovely and the fireplace was warm. But the highlight of a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Angela R
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Came here for a small reunion gathering of five. The ambience is cozy and the place is not too dim. Quite a few “consigned” paintings decorated the walls. They were quite impressive. We ordered three Canadian sea scallops with pancetta carbonara sauce on a bed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vivtsang
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January 23, 2018|
Response from 388kevinl | Reviewed this property |
we just dressed up anyways. and it seems everyone there is dressed up too
Taylor O
September 21, 2017|
Response from michaels_gm | Property representative |
The same answer is still valid. We do not have a dress code. Dress up, come casual. However you're comfortable.
August 10, 2015|
Response from michaels_gm | Property representative |
Not at all. Come as you are! Sincerely, Andrew Fratepietro General Manager/ Sommelier Michael's On Thames
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