Great breakfast spotWould be better if they could open at 7 am rather than 7:30, but still excellent.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little restaurant withGreat little restaurant with wonderful selections.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMlovely restaurant. Had beenlovely restaurant. Had been before but there's more of a vibe during lunch. very quiet evening. But the food was very good.
Not sure if they shouldn't have offered 1000 pts. for dining there with Open Table. Might have had a whole lot more diners. A lot of us look for those extra points!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, excellent serviceThe restaurant was very comfortable, even with a table for four in the center of the action we were not bothered by the full house. The timing couldn't have been better with courses being served at precisely the moment anticipated and the menu offers a broad and easily suitable variety without being difficult to read and follow.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMJust an outstanding spot toJust an outstanding spot to dine. Beautiful room, gracious and friendly sevice, great food. A gem!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMReally happy to have finallyReally happy to have finally tried Michael's. It's a great location for an early dinner before Carnegie Hall. The salad nicoise was disappointing, but all raved about the pizza.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to lunch in midtown.Michael's is super convenient to the Museum of Modern Art and shopping. The restaurant is filled with wonderful art by Jasper Johns and Frank Stella and the garden room abounds with flowering tree branches in all four corners. Waitstaff is efficient and friendly and you can linger or eat quickly and return to work or fun. Menu highlights fresh ingredients and the portions are normal, not oversized. A room filled with dealmakers and conversation seemed remarkably quiet and you can easily communicate without shouting. A super choice for a business lunch or comfortable visit with an old friend, Michael (the owner) will visit your table and chat and he is want to do. Highly recommend. Lunch for two was $50 with tip but no dessert or liquor.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, theThe food was very good, the service was great and although it was our first time there the management including Michael McCarty but especially the hostess or manager made us feel like we were old regulars. My office is on that block and I will certainly be going back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWine Director Kasi SheltonWine Director Kasi Shelton was very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. She made the overall experience delightful. Food was very good and the ambiance was comfortable, not too "claustrophobic" (like many of the NYC restaurants). We would go back just for the Portuguese wines and the Korean Tacos.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOn purpose, knowing it wouldOn purpose, knowing it would be calm and quiet, we booked for 8pm on Saturday night. Michael's is known for its weekday lunch scene, of course, but our experience on the weekend could not have been better: every staff person was attentive and gracious, but not overbearing. We were not rushed, even though we were the last to leave, and our meals and wine were superb. I'd never been to Michael's in New York for dinner...what a find!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a terrific place. Yes,Such a terrific place. Yes, it is expensive, but Michael himself comes around to shake your hand and ensure you are happy. Walk me through what other restaurants do that in the city.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI feel Michael's is a midtownI feel Michael's is a midtown neighborhood secret. The staff are very accommodating and the menu is very well-priced. The decor was a bit alarming at first, but then I soon realized it was because it wasn't uber trendy and overly branded like many of the restaurants in NYC. The building is older so the restaurant feels dated when you walk in, but don't let that fool you. The staff is very personable and the menu has a little something for everyone. We told them it was my sister's birthday, and they even gave her a small bouquet of flowers to take home. I'm sure if I lived in the area, this would be a regular place for me and my family. Loved their Korean tacos and the mango cheesecake!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Michaels. It is myI love Michaels. It is my go to restaurant in mid-town. Thank them for continuing the great choice.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely, quiet retreat...wonderfulLovely, quiet retreat...wonderful service. In our neighborhood and we need to visit more often!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent restaurant for aexcellent restaurant for a breakfast meeting - food and service are outstanding - I go to this restaurant for breakfast every time I am in New York City.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a gracious, consistentlyAlways a gracious, consistently fine place to dine3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place!I have a permanent table at this venerable hot spot every week for a reason. Everything on the menu is good. The wines are a perfect compliment to the meal. The service is family friendly without being intrusive and annoying. And the scene...well, you don't go to Michael's if you're shy and seek privacy. I love this place!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA colorful, very upscale,A colorful, very upscale, lively spot with superb service, an energetic crowd and great food!!3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a bad seat in the houseNot a bad seat in the house. Chicken dish was decent enough as if it was served on an airplane. Nice staff and a beautiful room would bring us back.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific option for dinnerA colleague and I had a terrific dinner at Michael's. The food was great, the wait staff couldn't have been nicer or more attentive, the ambience is outstanding, and the wine list (maintained on an iPad) was extensive and excellent. This restaurant is slightly less expensive and a lot friendlier than it was a few years ago, and our dinner there was fun and memorable.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Hidden Gem in Midtown ManhattanA hidden gem in the heart of Midtown Manhattan! One of my new faves, right in between great shopping and great theatre. The food is wonderful-"California Cuisine," prepared by a Korean chef. Raw items, salads, small plates, and then a la carte entrees. Everything we ordered was a hit! The service is attentive yet not overbearing or fussy. We had a lot of food, all of which was delivered in a timely and thoughtful style. The atmosphere is sophisticated, simple, and serene; quite different from most midtown spots. Run, don't walk, to Michael's NYC!2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM