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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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
Exquisite food. Quite and good service. The decor is a bit 1980’s. But the carpet keeps the room quiet. Owner greeted us. Great place before theatre. Worth the walk from there. Not touristy. Wine at $19 a glass is pricey.
Our group with three far flung friends from summers at camp in the early '50s met for lunch allowing two husbands to join us. We arrived a bit early for our reservation and were greeted cordially and were accommodated with our request to be seated in the back room nearer the garden. Part of our agenda was to have time to catch up with each other and were not looking for a hurried meal so the leisurely ordering and service was perfect. Water glasses were not filled immediately but that was preferable for us rather than a hovering staff. All of our selections were thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed. We commented knowledgeably about the excellent art throughout the restaurant, even the restrooms. And, yes, a good time was had by all.
We booked this reservation hoping that the restaurant would be a great experience. We were very pleased with the location, the ambiance, the menu choices, the wine list, and the customer service. We ordered prosecco for a toast, a bottle of Caymus cabernet, the korean bbq tacos as an appetizer. As entrees we ordered the beet salad & the truffle pizza and the shrimp pasta. For dessert we had the chocolate pistachio opera & the pumpkin cheesecake. All very delicious! We recommend & would come back...
A reap off! Went there for a business breakfast. It appears that a $15 granola comes with nothing - just dry cereals. So when you order a classic granola with fruits and yogurt, they charge you for 2 additional sides at approx $10 a piece. You end up paying $35 for a parfait granola! When salmon eggs benedict cost approx $22 you really feel having been taken for a ride...
Michael's is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan, and probably the best restaurant in Midtown West. By every measure it is beyond excellent. The host/hostess and owners make you feel like an old friend from the moment you enter. The food is simply stunning. Their young Chef is daring and inventive, adding shockingly tasty twists to classically cooked dishes. The decor and ambience are friendly and casual, with just enough formality that it feels special. The clientele consists of the Media & Entertainment elite, with celebrities in the mix literally every day. You just feel so good when you leave Michael's, as if you've been to a special event. Don't change a thing.
Crazy expensive (french fries were twelve bucks) and hamburger was $25. But elegant atmosphere and great people watching. Was recommended by a NYC savvy friend, and would recommend myself after the experience (with the $$$ caveat). We went for lunch and had several people tell us never book before 12:30 because the place is typically empty until about then.
I chose Michael's in part because the description started by claiming that the restaurant was "A unique, spacious dining and garden room." Actually, it's a relatively standard restaurant with modern ambiance that might have a bit of French flair to it. I counted about 4 plants in it, other than the little ones on the table, which does not come anywhere close to a "garden room" to me.
That being said, the dishes were delicious, well thought out, and presented immaculately. In particular, the beef tacos were a real treat, as was the s'mores desert. The wine selection by the bottle was admirable, though any selection by the glass (including beer) was disappointing. What they had was good, but there simply weren't a lot of options if they didn't have what you wanted by the glass.
The service was among the best I've experienced recently! At least 4-5 people were checking in on us, taking plates, refilling drinks, etc. They were extremely attentive, pleasant, and helpful. Between the excellent cuisine and service, I could almost recommend it.
Ultimately, despite these notable positives, I could not recommend it due to its misrepresentation as a "garden room" and the value. While it's location on the upper west side doesn't lend itself to particularly economic eating, the portion size and price charged were excessive enough that I'll probably look elsewhere next time I'm in town. However if paying $20 for a side salad isn't an issue, this could probably be something I could recommend.
My friends and I went here on a Thursday night for restaurant week. Overall, we were disappointed with the experience. The hostess and wait staff were very friendly and attentive but the food was not worth the price. The appetizers were larger than the main meals and the desserts. My friend and I ordered the Pesto Gnocchi and were expecting normal portions. There were only 5 little Gnocchi on the plate and with a few grape tomato's, nothing else. Our other friend got the salmon which was a decent sized filet but there was nothing else on the plate besides some decorative lettuce. If you want a really fancy restaurant with $10 sparkling water and crazy expensive art inside, this is the place to go. If you want a hearty meal, do not go here.
Staff was average -- attentive in terms of service but unfortunately there was an arrogance of sorts that they seemed to have by working in a restaurant like Michael's. The main courses were delicious so well done to the chef on that, however the lobster roll was mediocre and should simply be listed as "1" lobster roll, as opposed to listing as "2" -- its an average sized roll cut in two (I know it's not a seafood restaurant but my expectations were high nonetheless).
A Week night in August. Three occupied tables. Two ignored women. Two drinks, one appetizer,two main courses - both flavorless and overdone . Large bill. Never again, even if it is a pleasant room with space between tables in a location convenient to both UES and UWS.
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