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Michael's, New York, NY

Michael's

4.4
4.4
1372 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A unique, spacious dining and garden room filled with fresh flowers and modern art by Stella, Johns and Hockney as well as sculptures by Robert Graham.
Michael's opened in 1989 with much fanfare and continues to create seasonal dishes that live by Michael McCarty's ethos of the best ingredients thoughtfully prepared. Good food, great people, great party!!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 9:30am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm Closed Saturday and Sunday in July and August

  • Phone number

    (212) 767-0555 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kyung Up Lim

  • Catering

    Our beautiful indoor Garden Room welcomes private parties from 15 to 150 guests. Decorated with fresh seasonal flowers and contemporary works by noted artists including Frank Stella and Robert Graham, the setting is ideal for a wide range of events

  • Private party facilities

    The Garden Room at Michael's provides the ideal setting for corporate events both large and small, rehearsal dinners, family celebrations, holiday parties, wine tastings, and media events. We offer a specialized seasonal menu paired with wines from our award winning wine list.

  • Private party contact

    Robyn Wolf: (888) 386-4911

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    5th & 6th Avenue

  • Parking details

    There is a Parking Garage directly across from Michael's on 55th.

  • Public transit

    Take the N/R trains to 55th Street and 7th Avenue

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

What 1,372 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. D

    Dianne

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we had a great meal in lovely surroundings with superior service that is always pleasant. Michael’s really can’t be beat. PHD, NYC
  2. JD

    JosephD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, from the person who greeted me when I arrived and all the way through the lunch. Made everything feel very relaxed
  3. B

    Bobo

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful space but could use a little updating. Overall, great food and service!
  4. n

    nashdash

    Nashville

    459 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    459 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a good experience at Michael's. From the minute you walk in the door the staff is friendly, professional and the food is excellent. A very nice oasis in the bustling city.
  5. d

    debfeld

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waitress named Nora was exceptional! All staff are very welcoming. We were pre-theater and they hit us out in time. Just lovely, we’ll be back for sure.
  6. D

    Davey

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael came to our table to introduce himself - great touch. Food and service was great!!
  7. j

    jbp3

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very fine evening with superb service, excellent food and a comfortable venue. We will return!
  8. HK

    HKSCPS

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive server
  9. C

    Carync

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m never disappointed when I dine at Michael’s. Great service, food and atmosphere!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday lunch
  11. U

    Utes64

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First rate. Every time. Terrific scallops, excellent shrimp cocktail, prefect frites, superb cheese plate. Wine was outstanding, as was the Rusty Nail. Service cheerful, and you can actually have a conversation because the noise level is very manageable.
  12. MJ

    MeritJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a business lunch/dinner. Food is great also.
  13. DF

    DFNY

    Mississippi

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a warm, gracious place for business lunch.
  14. SG

    StevenG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a perfect place for a business breakfast.
  15. r

    redsquare32

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I have reviewed this restaurant many times which in and of itself says enough. We had a lovely lunch although I will say my cheeseburger was over cooked and lack luster. But that is the first time I didn't love what I ordered
  16. KS

    KimS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    MIchael's servcie and food were very good. A bit overpriced as most fine-dining restaurants in New York City. Two appetizers, two entrees, two side vegetables, two glasses of wine $200 with tip $240 total; for lunch. The decor is a bit dated; the restroom is very dated and needs renovation. I'd recommend if you want to splurge...
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Not sure what is happening at this restaurant but the service when down a lot. The staff was not professional and our waitress never came to our table to see if we liked the food or needed anything, she was very pushy and wanted us to order more food. It is obvious that everyone on the floor needs more training. The Manager was very nice and he helped us out more then anyone else. The food was good but no great like it used to be.
  18. M

    Mari

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed lunch during Restaurant Week. We were a group of 5. Most of us ordered the branzino and leek potato soup. One person ordered the pizza and 2 order the smoked salmon appetizers. Our shared extras, were a side of string beans with mushrooms and for dessert citrus cheesecake and brownie. All food prepared perfectly and we were most satisfied.
  19. T

    Tvr410

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing. Service Was very slow for a not too busy room. We attempted to split check between 4 cards and numbers all screwed up. But I’d go back because of the food but we ran out of time for dessert.
  20. NK

    NKas

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Our initial impression after walking into the restaurant was that it was going to be a disappointing experience as the ambiance and decor was very dated. For a split second, we regretted making this reservation. However, the service was very friendly and servers were very attentive. Then we were impressed with the presentation of food and the taste of the food was impeccable. My husband also loved their negroni. I would definitely recommend Michael's to others. I think if the restaurant was to be updated it would definitely elevate the experience.
  21. LS

    LindaSueFoodie26

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone on staff is helpful and cordial, from evening service manager, Elisa, to waitstaff and bus service. My favorite cousin from Chicago was in town on business and she couldn’t stop raving about the food and relaxed ambiance after a super hectic day. I am a business lunch customer, but the night time service makes Michael’s an all day destination! And my martini was perfection! Thank you.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Beautiful restaurant. Love the decor. Simple with a garden. Food was excellent. Branzino was so tasty.
  23. GS

    GailS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as always and fun to meet Michael and his star chef in person. This meal was lunch during restaurant week. We wanted our good friend to see how great the food is at Michaels! Can’t wait to return!
  24. F

    Foodmaven

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, restaurant week so small portions and a glass of wine is expensive.
  25. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere
  26. AB

    AdamB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, from the food to the service. They made a celebratory night special.
  27. RB

    RichardB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding value during Restaurant week Lunch! Highly recommend Michael's for Restaurant Week. Food was delicious and prepared just as requested! Excellent for a business lunch! Thank you Michael's for the great experience!
  28. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Filet was mediocre, at best.
  29. c

    carrobin

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    For the Restaurant Week dinner, the portions seemed small (but adequate); there should have been more information about prices, as the $21 glass of wine was a surprise, but I should have asked. Altogether it was a pleasant experience but neither of us is likely to try it again.
  30. LP

    LennaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend was in from abroad and we Wanted to catch up. Michael’s was the perfect spot. The food was excellent (we ordered all the tapas and two sides) - we were able have a conversation (not too loud) and while the staff was very attentive we never felt rushed. I did deduct one star for ambience because it was a bit too dark and let’s face it going out to dinner midtown Manhattan isn’t really looked for value - it is not cheap but it is wellworth it!
  31. j

    jaciel

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Michael's--the management is always accommodating, respectful and helpful. They have a great clientele and the food is good. What more can I ask for?
  32. IL

    IsobelLA

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael's is a wonderful restaurant. The food is perfect, fresh, delicate, beautifully prepared and the service is excellent, the wines lovely. We went to see Alvin Ailey at City Center and it was incredibly convenient and delicious....
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Was expecting better food for the price. The burrata app basically had a smear of burrata on the bottom. The app should have been called beet salad with a hint of burrata.
  34. N

    Nikki

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It is beyond time for a top to bottom freshen up in the main dinning room. The food and service continue to be top notch however, at this Midtown price point a nicer ambiance is really key to the overall experience.
  35. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a great meal in a very nice setting. It’s a little loud in the front room but most New York City restaurants are noisy.
  36. M

    Mikey10002

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and consistent. Nice to see this restaurant still exceeds my expectations.
  37. KW

    KennethW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for breakfast in NYC. Great food, ambiance, convenient,...a great way to start ones day.
  38. EG

    EGhfdh

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    The place is very dated in decor. There is a ton of erotic art which we found off-putting. Old smelly carpet. Really a problem. Food and drink was tasty and modern but was very very expensive. Location is convenient to 5th shopping. Def wouldnt return until total remodel.
  39. NY

    NYCFood

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I found Michael's because it was near a venue I was heading to later that night. Nice, upscale place, but good for a group because they have these giant wedding-like tables. It's pretty pricey, but everything we had was good. Cocktail list could be stepped up. They had 6 drinks on it and were out of one.
  40. SH

    SteveH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm normally not impressed enough with a place to actually take time and do a review, but the food and and service was so good it's worth giving a review. We had a party of six and ordered six different entrees- all were spectacular. We've been to many restaurants in this neighborhood and we all agreed Michael's is by far the best we've been to.

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Michael's is rated 4.4 stars by 1372 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th & 6th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 9:30am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm Closed Saturday and Sunday in July and August

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a Parking Garage directly across from Michael's on 55th.

  • Public transit

    Take the N/R trains to 55th Street and 7th Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kyung Up Lim

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 767-0555 ext. 1

  • Catering

    Our beautiful indoor Garden Room welcomes private parties from 15 to 150 guests. Decorated with fresh seasonal flowers and contemporary works by noted artists including Frank Stella and Robert Graham, the setting is ideal for a wide range of events

  • Private party facilities

    The Garden Room at Michael's provides the ideal setting for corporate events both large and small, rehearsal dinners, family celebrations, holiday parties, wine tastings, and media events. We offer a specialized seasonal menu paired with wines from our award winning wine list.

  • Private party contact

    Robyn Wolf: (888) 386-4911

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