A new sharing-plate chef comes to an old market-driven restaurant
1147 3rd St., Santa Monica, (310) 451-0843, michaelssantamonica.com.
Small dishes $6-$19; large dishes $20-$40; desserts $11-$13.
Dinner Mon.-Sat., 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Credit cards accepted. Full bar. Valet parking (and city lot next door).
Dungeness crab chawan mushi; fried quail; pork Milanese; roasted barley pot-de-crème.
DUNGENESS crab chawan mushi with uni, ginger sprout and Japanese sesame is featured at Michael’s in Santa Monica.