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About Michael's

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.

24 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
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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 on Sunday (Private Events Only)

Cross Street:
5th & 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 767-0555 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.michaelsnewyork.com/

Catering:
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

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

Executive Chef:
Kyung Up Lim

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

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.

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.

Michael's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (8)
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Notable Wine List (7)
Casual (6)
Healthy (6)
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Fun (5)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It’s always good!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (London)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food excellent, if pricey; service perfunctory and disappointing. The format is becoming "tired" and Michael's trades on it past reputation. Needs a facelift and an injection of adrenalin.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Pleasant surprise. Sensitive to time for Broadway.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Indeed, the prices are high but that is typical here in NYC. I have eaten here several times for lunch and I have found it to be so consistent every time. If you order a burger (which is delicious!) medium rare, it is medium rare every time. I love the white table cloths and the service is excellent. I never feel rushed even when it's very busy. Michael himself actually stops at each table to say a few words. Such a nice touch! I will be back!
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Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Michael's is a NY Power scene for breakfast. Great food and service. Tables are far enough apart that you do not need to worry that others can hear your conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a great experience and food great! Salmon , chicken , brussels ,duck tacos fab

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We really enjoyed our light pre-theater meal here. Lovely atmosphere, excellent wait staff, tasty food, welcoming management. Will definitely return.

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It had been a few years since my last visit to Michael’s. Even then, I had only been for lunch. The service remains professional and impeccable. We ordered 3 small plates for the four of us to share. The brussel sprouts were delicious. The butternut squash fries were delectable. But the Korean beef tacos stole the appetizer show.

The main courses also did not disappoint. Two in our party ordered the Salmon - both exclaimed at the same that it was the best salmon they had ever had. I had the New York strip. Cooked to perfection on the inside with a crispy outside. Loved it. Thank you Michael’s for being ... well... Michael’s.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Michael makes everyone feel welcome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a great lunch went in about 2pm which is a good time a the height lunch traffic starts to exit and the restaurant starts to get quiet

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice. Great food and service would go again easily

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food, service, ambiance were all terrific. The thing that really set this restaurant apart is how they handled a situation that could have made this a bad experience. In our party of 4, two of the steaks arrived over cooked. That happens. What happened next was really a nice touch. Of course, everyone was apologetic and would make it right. And right they did! First, since two of us were eating, the waiter delivered two cups of soup to those who were having their steaks replaced. So everyone had something to eat. Next, we wondered what would happen to the side dishes that were also whisked away when the steaks returned to the kitchen. Moments later, two perfectly prepared steaks appeared and two fresh side dishes were placed on the table. A very nice touch. I will return to this restaurant and will tell anyone who will listen how a restaurant can take a negative situation and turn it into a wonderful customer experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was solid, not exceptional. Service was terrible. 20 minutes from arrival to drink order. Our waiter spent half his time flirting with the manager or eating his dinner at the bar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Attentive staff and great atmosphere.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We went to Michael's for lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. Food was great and everyone was so nice. A little dessert for his birthday with his name on it, he was thrilled

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent place. Excellent setting and atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great location, service varies between good to excellent, food good but very pricey--trade off if you want a "power" meal a very good place but be ready to pay the price when the bill comes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I celebrated my 60th birthday and was totally surprised by two things. First I was greeted by a gentleman who I never met and who was not a restaurant owner or employee who gave me six crisp New $2.00 bills along with a silver dollar coin wished me a happy 60th birthday and left without saying who he was.Second my boyfriend of many years proposed to me and presented me with a gorgeous diamond ring. Now as for the restaurant...I could not have picked a better place for such an event. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and right on target. Loved the experience. Definitely recommend it to anyone who loves an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food is great. You need to add a Nother larhe lunch salad to your menu

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Such a wonderful experience we made another reservation for a December visit. We rarely go to the same restaurant again in such a short time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just because we booked thru Open Table should not mean we are given last table in back of 3 rooms with table of 16 men celebrating at lunch in front of us -- when many other tables available. We asked to move as soon as we saw the situation and they found Table near service stand. The large party dominated the room which meant service was "catch as catch can!" I have been to Michael's before and had much better service then.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Go to Michael's for the food, but be prepared for the wait.

The menu is eclectic and every dish we had was wonderful.
But the service was abysmal. We waited close to 15 minutes AFTER being seated before anyone came over to collect our drink orders.
The venue is gorgeous, but the noise level and jammed-packed tables make it very difficult to have a conversation unless you're sitting within inches of your fellow diners.
5+ stars for the food
2 stars for the service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Took a new customer out to lunch who was from Australia. He raved about the bay scallop dish. Said it was the best he had ever had. Thank you Michael's.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food. Outstanding Manhattan cocktail. Very quiet environment. And great art as well. Excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

After being greeted at the door by both the hostess and management, my wife and I took a seat at the bar. We were promptly given menus and recommendations for cocktails. After a short wait, the cocktails were brought to us, beautifully presented and great tasting. The bartender and management were very helpful when it came to questions we had about the menu.
After that we were escorted by Jason, the restaurant manager, into the dining room, which is spacious but creates a romantic and cozy atmosphere.
There was a live tree above our table which added some leaves to the meal throughout the night,but overall, is hardly worth mentioning and actually provided a few good laughs.
Soon after we were seated, our server Joanna came to the table. She was well informed and passionate about the food she was selling. This helped us immensely when it came to navigating the menu. We were also visited by the Wine Director Mario, who after allowing me to look through the vast list of wines he has, made perfect suggestions for both my wife and I. As the evening progressed, we were  checked on periodically by management and servers alike, which made my wife and I feel special. We decided to go with the small plate options and to try as much food as we could. Every new plate that came to the table was better then the last. The food was fresh and innovative but also very approachable. The Head Chef Kyung has done a wonderful job.
We didn't think after all that beautiful food that we could even look at the dessert menu, but I sure am glad that we did. The resident pastry chef, Mimi, makes all desserts fresh and by hand. Her passion for all things sweet was evident from the moment the dessert was placed on the table. The presentation of every dish was breathtaking.
Overall, my wife and I would highly recommend  Michael's for any special occasion, or for just a nice dinner out.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We've enjoyed Michael's in Santa Monica for some decades and NY since it opened . This time, all was as expected --a lovely table with enough space around to speak quietly, quick service for the arrival and gracious welcome. The main courses took quite a while to arrive, so service was a bit slow. After the wait, my special salad of shrimps with quinoa and arugula was fine but not really so special. Scallops were great, and chicken paillard was terrific. The special octopus was delicious. We had a wonderful time, enjoyed the cookie plate with coffee, and naturally will return

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Really great burger! Good service. Michael was there and visited our table which was nice! It was crazy busy and loud but fun people watching!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A vibrant space, highlighted by Hockney and other contemporary artists. Perfect lunch menu - tho pricey! Michael made personal tour of the tables, adding to the general sense of hospitality.

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 (Hong Kong)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Taste alright, but I have no idea about its positioning. Menu is not creative but prices are equivalent to some of the Michelin starred restaurants. There are good selection of comparable or better restaurants within a 300 meters radius. Can't find any justifications for going back. Restaurant was only 1/3 full but I couldn't understand why we had to be squeezed into tables at the same corner!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Burgers at this place are fine dining! Butternut squash fries were fabulous!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is a quiet restaurant with an excellent, eclectic menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food is always top notch. The staff is accommodating and professional. Very good place for business dinner or date. Michael and his people keep the standards high!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Welcoming, friendly staff. Food was quite good, well seasoned, and generous. Nice NYC meal.

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