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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·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...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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 : )

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·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

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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

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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Cleveland)·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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 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.

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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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 9, 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 8, 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 8, 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 5, 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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