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1081 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Californian
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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 on Sunday (Private Events Only)
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Phone number
(212) 767-0555 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kyung Up Lim
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Our beautiful indoor Garden Room welcomes private parties from 20 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
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Cross street
5th & 6th Avenue
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Parking details
There is a Parking Garage directly across from Michael's on 55th.
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Public transit
Take the N/R trains to 55th Street and 7th Avenue
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Special events & promotions
It's always a great party at Michael's New York, where we take pride in delivering great food, great drinks, and great service.
Our beautiful indoor Garden Room welcomes private parties from 20 to 130 guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1081 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDailydiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Extremely odd blast from the past! I felt like I had stepped into circa 1986 or a scene from American Psycho.

Great food, lovely garden view, interesting 80's decor and art collection.

Efficient and friendly staff.

$37.00 for a salad. A little pricey.

savas (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We’ve had our breakfast here. It occasionally being used for bussiness people. The staff, the food and the ambiance is very good for everyday dining.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Michael’s is my go to power breakfast spot. The staff actually know my name and make accommodations when necessary. I never go anywhere else if I am in the neighborhood

Bendelow (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

They always make you feel like a celebrity with their warm reception and service, and the place just feels so comfortable. Great food and wine list too!

vipLandB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service begins when you are greeted at the door. Our dinner was excellent from crab cakes to Nantucket bay scallops with arugula in a delicious sauce. My companion had the Korean beef tacos. Wine by the glass list was a cut above. Our waiter was both personable and efficient. A lovely evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My friends and I tried this restaurant for Restaurant Week Dinner for the first time.
Overall, we all liked food and enjoyed.
However, our waiter’s service was not as good as food, which was very disappointed.
As we didn’t get a bread basket even other tables got, I asked him if we could have it. And he just said “oh you want breads? Ok...”.. Excuse me?? He should not say “oh sorry...”?!
And after the payment, the lady just picked up our card receipts without saying “Thank You”. She said “I need to collect these”.

Floor managers and coat check lady were very nice.
However, personally I am not sure if I want to go back there...

viplinnie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Michaels is an elegant restaurant with a wonderful menu and great food. I love it.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

One of the best restaurants in NYC I’m convinced- the food was so impeccable and unique that my friend and I came twice this month. This will be a place I come to again and again and recommend to anyone in town.

MajorB35 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We had to ask for the restaurant week menu. It might have been better to have delivered both the regular and restaurant week menus, instead of just the former. Best hamburger I've ever had, will give them that, but $28 is a tad prices for a burger. The greeting staff were amiable and courteous, first rate I'd say. Rather too noisy at lunch for my comfort.

viponthego110 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Michael's was a very pleasant experience with very good food. the owner came around to make you feel welcomed. the food was nicely presented . all courses were very good. the tables were spaced well so you didn't feel crowded. It was a very nice evening.

vipGolfBravo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Michael's is always a welcoming environment with great food and great hosts in Michael, Steve, L'Oreal and Joanna among others. Six stars would be better!!

Egghead (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our 3rd time having dinner at Michael's. We had Branzino, Scottish Salmon and Rack of Lamb. Exceptional! Not one single, small complaint! For sides - Potato Puree and Haricot - Verts (string beans) with almonds - perfect!! And to end this perfect meal - Michael's cookies - truly, truly the best cookies I've ever had.

I will not lie - this restaurant is not inexpensive - but absolutely worth the cost for such an exceptional meal. Of course, we'll be back : )

vipRimaS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Comfortable, elegant dining room. Easy to have a nice conversation. Restaurant Week dinner was tasty but not amazing. Service should have been much more professional for a restaurant in this class. Instead, it seemed as if the servers were untrained college students.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

We went for NYC Winter Restaurant Week. Place is very pleasant, nicely decorated and very noisy at lunch time. We were promptly seated. Staff is nice but totally discombobulated, mostly the server of our section: tables seated after us were served before, for instance. After being “watered” to death for 40 minutes we had to call the attention to one of the Maitre D who promptly made sure we got our appetizers! Restaurant Week Menu Selection was good, nothing fancy, but the quality was there and main courses had been prepared with care, unfortunately the desserts were nothing special. Selection of wines by bottles very expensive. We will give another chance to this place

anemone (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

very pleasant dining room, tasteful, quiet, nice view of garden. waiting staff very attentive. excellent appetizer of smoked salmon and excellent dessert of banana brule. the linguine was a bit disappointed... not al dente and the sauce a bit watery.

Foodie218 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service, food, and ambiance; the restaurant seems to be popular with nearby residents in this high-end neighborhood. The lunchtime crowd caters to nearby media-publishing execs. A good place to dine after a MOMA visit for an updated take on classic American-French-influenced cuisine.

vipCinderella (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Service always great
Holland Dover Sole not as good as usual last two times and also had price increase
Wine great
Sides and salad great

vipClive (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic restaurant week dinner. Great tasting foods. Outstanding services. Memorable dining experience.

vipNoname (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Chosen due to proximity to City Center and because of restaurant week. It is spacious and quiet enough to have a conversation — both in short supply these days. The sea bass was outstanding: crispy on the outside; moist and tasty on the inside. The winter fruit for dessert was a welcome light alternative. May not be able to afford this if not restaurant week, but it was a real pleasure.

vipMezzaluna (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I've been wanting to try this place for awhile so when I saw it was participating in Restaurant Week I jumped on the chance. We were seated in the back room which was fine, the place was full and we even saw a few famous faces there. I was very surprised by the very dated 80s décor though. I guess I was expecting a very rich, classic ambiance. The service was excellent, very attentive and friendly. The food was good, however, I found the portions to be very small, I'm not sure if it was because of the pre-fixe menu or if that is the way they serve all the time. The prices were hefty so I doubt I would go back for a regular menu meal. You can tell that the clientele oozed $. The owner Michael greeted all the customers, which was a nice touch. Not a bad experience at all, just not for me.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We’ve dined at Michaels for breakfasts and brunches but lunch was perfect
We’ve made Valentine Day’s reservations

Michael was charming !

Thank you

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Two of us went for Restaurant week and experienced that Menu, the presentation was beautiful ,the food delicious, flavorful ,the ambience lovely and the Service delightful.
Highly recommended

TinaO (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Thank you to the staff and of course the chef. Dinner was delicious and the service was top notch.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was wonderful. I had butternut squash fries and winter squash risotto (clearly, I like squash); both were delicious. Service was great. Nice environment.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

This was a business/Friends' get-together lunch.
Michael's is perfect for both categories.

vipThebest (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Hate writing a great review because I always worry that too many people are going to find out that Michael's is the best place in New York City, and then I will have trouble getting in. I love this place. Great food. Perfect atmosphere. I hope they never change a thing.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

It’s always good!

SLRock (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

a nice restaurant, good food, attentive attendants, a little high price

vipbennettbuchanan (London)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Just my favourite lunchtime spot in midtown. Always very welcoming and friendly with reliably excellent food.

vipabmenu (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

There's always a great vibe when dining at Michael's. From the moment you walk in and are greeted by the smiling hostess through the manager's stopping by to make sure things are just right, you're sure to enjoy yourself especially at lunch when it's truly a bee hive.