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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.
New York, NY 10019
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)
5th & 6th Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
(212) 767-0555 ext. 1
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
There is a Parking Garage directly across from Michael's on 55th.
Take the N/R trains to 55th Street and 7th Avenue
Kyung Up Lim
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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 : )
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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