Nice selection, everything
Nice selection, everything was very tasty and excellent house wine. It was our first time and would definitely return and recommend.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best kosher restaurant in
Best kosher restaurant in NYC. Chef Mike makes the effort to showcase the freshest ingredients.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out experience was great! Our
Out experience was great!
Our waitress spoke with intense passion as she described the menu.
The food she recommended was delicious and we couldn't get enough.
The only down side is the portions were too small.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly gourmet kosher
We had the rack of lamb special for two. I was the best lamb either of us had even had, and my dining companion doesn't keep kosher so she has had ample opportunity to sample many fine NYC restaurants.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, casual waitress
A regular fave of mine, I always go with the duck. They seem to have changed it a little and no serve it with white asparagus which really doesn't give anything to the plate and when my companion ordered a (gasp) steak well-done, they suggested an off-menu cut which lends itself to such a preparation. Our waitress had a very laid back attitude, which is fine, except she took our order and we never saw her again. Also, at least 2 tables which ordered after us got their food before us and left us wondering if we were forgotten. Overall, very enjoyable!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Any restaurant I've been to and I'm not even kosher.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Most consistently excellent
Most consistently excellent kosher restaurant in NYC
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Luthien, Quuen of the Elves, is the world's greatest waitress. She is attentive, effiicent, and charming. Plus, the most gorgeous girl in NY! She put our dining experience over the top (in addition to the great food she brought from Mike's kitchen, of course!). Also, thanks for bumping up our reservation time after we got to the restaurant 45 minutes earlier than anticipated. We were seated immediately and loved the location of the table. Also, we enjoyed shmoozing with Mike at the end of our meal. He, like Luthien, is charming and delightful!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best kosher restaurant in NY
Excellent food, good wine list, what else could you ask for?
It's not cheap but if you ever want to celebrate a special occasion in style, this is the place. I had the marquez dumplings, shared the chateaubriand, and finished with a terrific dessert. Total bill, with a bottle of wine and 2 drinks for four people was a bit over $400, but we got a ten percent discount with the kosher advantage card if you pay cash.
If you're really hungry, try the chef's tasting menu. 7 courses for 110, 130 if so the wine pairings.
I've been there three times and never had a bad experience.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kosher food at its best.
We chose this restaurant because two in our party keep kosher. Those of us who have no dietary restrictions thought the food was very good, although not great. Our kosher friends say it's one of the best in town. The service team was excellent. Really nice. We had an opera singer/waitress and she was fabulous!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food outshines All
This was our first time to Mike's Bistro. It was recommended to us. We were seated on the second floor in the corner on a second tier. It was either romantic or like being stuck in a corner. I'm not sure which. We tried their famous duck gnochi. I loved it but my wife didn't enjoy it. I had the braised beef rib. It was out of this world. It was tender and delicious. My wife had the pan roasted chicken. She could not stop raving about it. We shared the apple crumble for dessert. It was delicious. This place is not cheap, but the food is worth it. I highly recommend Mike's Bistro.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mike's Bistro Tasting Menu
We tried the tasting menu with accompanying selected wines, quite a satisfying culinary adventure.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best lamb i ever had. Also great sides taken as appetizers.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night at Mike's
Mike is a food artist. Great ambience and if you are lucky, Mike will come by and tell you what to order or how he was inspired to create a novel dish.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great experience,
It was a great experience, food was something out of this world even the plain mushroom and onions were delicious.
The whole place was just great!!
Thanx Mike's Bistro for making our dinner so nice and wonderfull!!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for a business dinner and even the non kosher among us remarked on the food's excellence.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
not just for kosher foodies
Excellent food, interesting and varied menu, very knowledgeable service. I have been several times and will return again and again.
The owner/chef/proprietor also has a terrific burger place (Amsterdam Burger Company--also kosher)--on the Upper West Side.
While the cost of kosher meat and kosher supervision means that a good restaurant will not be cheap, the quality here shines.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great kosher dining experience
The food is excellent and the fact that it is kosher does not detract from the menu
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner at Mike's Bistro
Our dinner at Mike's Bistro was terrific. The one disappointment was that we were there to celebrate a family birthday and despite a phone call and a reminder when we arrived, we never got the cake with a candle for the person who's birthday we were celebrating. That being said, we enjoyed a number of other deserts and it was lovely when the chef stopped to say hello to our group.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best kosher steak and duck
Best kosher steak and duck we have had in decades!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in kosher
From the moment you make a reservation and arrive at the restaurant to your exit, you are treated like royalty. The restaurant is unassuming but make no mistake, this eatery is a gem. The food is superb, the portions generous and the service is friendly without being intrusive. Dishes like sweetbreads, short ribs and duck are outstanding--really cooked to perfection and the steak was magnificent. I don't find this restaurant pricey for the high quality food you get. The only thing I found wanting is the presentation; I would like to see more artistic, edgy presentations to enhance the dining experience.
This is the best and most sophisticated kosher restaurant in town.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & location
Steak was amazing. Waitress funny & helpful. Would highly recommend even over the other, more expensive kosher steak houses.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM