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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

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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People Watching (11)
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Pre/post Theatre (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (5)
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Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
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Fun (4)
Hot Spot (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Vegan (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Wonderful evening. Food was excellent. Even better than our last visit. Looking forward to our next dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

A great spot with a broad and casual menu. Tables are well spaced so that you can have a quiet conversation and for business a confidential space.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Hot Spot, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great place. Must have walked by over 1,000 times but never went in. Now it is on my radar screen!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Wonderful warm service. Round tables great for conversation. No loud music. Great food.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Good place for a business lunch but beware that it is noisy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

One of my favorite breakfast spots in Manhattan

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Amazing service, great food & ambience !

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Sadly the price was high for food of average standard. Fortunately the wine list is very good...

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was my first time dining at Michael's. My friend had dined there a while back. The food and service were uniformly excellent. I know Michael's been around for a long time, and it's clear why. Owner Michael McCarty even came by to say hello -- very much something that I wish more restaurants would or could do. Would love to return to try a mid-day meal and sit in their garden.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The food was quite delicious. The entrees average at $30 a la carte. Sides are separate at $11/each. The hostess greeted us and we were seated promptly. The atmosphere was nice. There were plenty of waiters as the restaurant was not busy. However; nobody came to assist us. After sitting for over fifteen minutes, I finally spoke up and asked for a menu. We were ready to order, but nobody came back to our table. Ironic that the tables around us received proper service, but we were skipped or not important enough? I felt so horrible in there. Why am I paying you $35 dollars for my entree & another $11 for a side? Five Guys across the street would've been a better choice. It's as if my party and I came in there looking raggedy and homeless (we weren't). What a waste of my NY experience.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Always good. Love the atrium seating. Food is good and service is impeccable.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on April 22, 2017

3-----3 scallops on an entree meal. At these prices? Unacceptable. Sorry.

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 (London)·Dined on April 22, 2017

OK restaurant but nothing special. Food good but rather dull setting.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Good food and a great place to meet friends to have a good conversation - but it's more expensive than advertised and not the best value.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The food and service are top notch. The decor (the seating, lighting, carpet, waiting area) could use a complete overhaul.
If I'm paying 200 for a business lunch for two there should probably not be holes in the fabric of my worn out chair.
I'd certainly go back as I said the food and service are fantastic. The place looks tired...exhausted actually.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Our experience fell far short of the other reviews. The food was ordinary and uninspired. Despite being a very quiet night, the waiter was totally inattentive. Our sides didn't come until we were more than half-way through our main course. The ambiance, however, was fabulous - except when a very loud table ruined the stately calm. We would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Delicious food, beautiful dining room, great service. Expensive but worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Michael's was elegant in a very low-key way. Staff was attentive but not fawning. Food was excellent, very fresh and well-prepared. And this may sound strange for a restaurant review, but the artwork displayed on the walls was of museum quality. We were very impressed and will look for another occasion to dine here.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Fantastic night !
The food was amazing...service perfect! And we even met the owner Michael who was charming.
Even other diners were awesome! A must visit when around Midtown, actually, make the trip - we did! All the way from Melbourne, Australia

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We wanted to find a great dining and wine place.
And this place lived up to all our expectations.
Fantastic food, great wine and great service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Michael's is a long-time favorite and never disappoints! The entire menu is outstanding. I have been countless time for lunch, usually business, and it is a happening business lunch scene, for sure. This was my first time for dinner as I wanted to share Michael's with my wife. Kind of surprised to see the garden room closed for dinner, but we had a terrific experience anyway. Highly recommended!!!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Michaels is an excellent choice for business meals. Tables are sufficiently apart leaving it ideal for a business conversation. The menu is varied and the management is seasoned. First thought when having a meeting

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Special sole Pea Soup and Pea Ravioli were amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Very tasty food, great attentive service, love the veranda with the garden, must be even prettier when spring has arrived

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We went to michael's for a group business dinner. Everything was amazing, especially for the prices. Daniel was our waiter and helped with recommendations. We will be back the next time we are in the city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Incredible service!!!! Best I've experienced in such a long time!!

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

Michael's has been a favorite of mine for some time, though its been a while since I went to the restaurant. Both my wife and I are strict vegetarians and the menu was very amenable to our restriction. All the items were outstanding. I would strongly recommend Michael's to anyone wishing to have a fine dining experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Very crowded lunch scene. Noise level too high. Nice space because you see natural light.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Always a favorite! The service and experience is impeccable. A must place to visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Beautiful art display (especially liked the David Hockneys) in an uncramped space with large windows and stunning bouquets of blooming forsythias. Borderline to poor service with apathetic and uninformed attendants keen on finishing their Sat night shift in a hurry. Restaurant nearly deserted by 10 pm, possibly a sign that this is more of a lunch hangout than a dinner destination. Food average at best with a $45 tough-as-leather NY strip that arrived Gazpacho-cold and a "Dover Sole" that was rubbery, extremely small, and almost certainly not the real thing. Sadly the highlight was the cheeseburger receiving rave reviews from the lucky few who got a taste.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We chose Michael's due to its central location to parking and theater. It was a family birthday celebration and our entire group was more than satisfied with the food and service. Both were wonderful and a great value for the money. Highly recommend Michael's.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 23, 2017

This is always 5 stars! You can't go wrong choosing Michael's for any occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great spot for breakfast, definitely on the pricier side ($20 for eggs!) which is expected in Midtown. Service was attentive and wonderful

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Michael and Kim run two of the best restaurants in LA and NY. The food is always excellent the staff well trained and the overall experience...one of being well looked after.
The NY restaurant reminds of the one in Santa Monica ...pleasant...wonderful art....great flowers...and elegant.
It was a pleasure to be there.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Michael's is consistently good, with excellent fish selections, a super wine list, and an attentive wait staff. It always feels like an occasion even though there is a casual , relaxed atmosphere. I especially appreciate the space between tables and the low noise level. The food tastes fresh and looks wonderful on the plate. This is a great restaurant for before the theater.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Food was inconsistent...appetizers were outstanding but main courses were just average to poor. I was particularly disappointed in the scallops entree. It was barely warm when it came out and there were only THREE scallops no bigger than a quarter each. The scallops entree was $32 which is ridiculous when the portion is barely appetizer size.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Very accomodating to our time schedule. Great service and excellent cocktails!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Good service, spectacular food quality and preparation of a traditional menu. Best NYC meal we'very had in years.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great ambiance. Good, friendly service. Would go again.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2017

This is the consummate power business breakfast in NYC.

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