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Michael's

4.7
1096 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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Cuisines
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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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
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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
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 1096 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food; great atmosphere

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and superb service! I would recommend this mid-town marvel to locals and visitors.

Dianne P

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good old classic Cobb salad, a glass of Rose — all is well with the world at Michael’s. Service very good and ambience lovely.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We've been going to Michaels on both coasts for decades. This time the food was better than ever

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It is simply New York’s most happening lunch!!!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Michael's is a nice, mid-range American restaurant in mid-town. There are restaurants that are more pretentious, more exotic, or more lively, but Michael's is a place where you can sit, enjoy your food and companions, the unobtrusive service and not feel harried. There is a variety of contemporary art on the walls, a little fusion spin to a few dishes, but overall it's just a nice restaurant. In a city often guilty of overkill, where restaurants flame brightly and then flame out, Michael's is a steady oasis of dependable service and food. When a minor problem cropped up with a nearby table, we were quickly and quietly moved to a different spot and made comfortable. We enjoyed our meal and the understated, high quality service.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing staff, amazing food.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

From the moment we entered the restaurant everyone was friendly and accommodating. We sat at the bar first had delicious cocktails before going to our table. Once at the table our waiter was attentive and very funny. The manager Jason could not have been more wonderful. A great experience if you need somewhere with good food that’s not loud so you can enjoy your conversation Michael’s is the place for you.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was very good; service was slow during the noisy lunch hour.
We requested a table on an outer edge due to the noise level, principally so could have a productive conversation. We were informed by the manager that all of those tables were reserved by and for “regulars”.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great time. Food was excellent. Service great. Quiet place in midtown near 5th Avenue. Good for romance

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The servers were wonderful as was the food. It.was so nice to be able to go to a restaurant where you could actually have a conversation with wonderful ambience and good food. We will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Michael's is classic. The food and service are terrific.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food was great and Michael's is one of my favorite business lunch venues. However, this lunch experience was embarrassing. The food was great, as usual. That being said, what normally would be a one hour/ one hour 20 minute lunch was over two hours as we could not get the eye of the pink shirted waiter. There were many pink shirted wait staff walking about, in fact I would say approximately 15 of them. No one seemed to want to address our table. Perhaps because it was a table of women. A table of men seated after us, were served and left 35 minutes before we had a chance to leave to make it to our 2 PM meeting-- a 5 minute walk--, for which we were late.
Anyway, it just took way too long and at the end even my guest commented that the service was not good. These pink shirted men were milling about, never making eye contact, nor offering nor asking at our table. We sat for very long periods of time between courses, and between main entrée and coffee and dessert. There were a group of pink shirted men talking by the back, but we just could not get service. We practically had to stand and waive each time to a pink shirted man to get service. These pink shirts need to be trained. I will not go there again.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Nice restaurant and excellent service . Prices while expensive are typical for Manhattan

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wonderful experience! Will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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...

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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 : )

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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