Michael's

4.7
1133 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
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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Reviews from verified diners
1,133 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
79%
Very Good
17%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MD
Baltimore
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Vibrant, lively atmosphere, beautiful surroundings in the Garden Room. One of the best Nicoise salads I have ever had. Michael McCarty was nice enough to stop by and say hello. Our server was adequate but everything else was enjoyable and I look forward to returning.

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C
New York Area
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Pea raviolli amazing ! Farro salad great too
Service always good but Nora was best ever

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m
New York Area
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed lunch, hear dinner is quite good. I held my daughters wedding rehearsal dinner here and would highly recommend for a private party

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EL
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Excellent as always. Has been a favorite for many years.

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SH
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

The best lunch in town

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M
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Food and Service here are consistently very good. Although usually crowded, the tables are well spaced so it is a go to spot for business meals or quiet conversation.

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BR
New York Area
2.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

This restaurant is over-rated. The food was okay but nothing like the 4.5 star rating with over 1000 reviews would imply. The interior decor looks like it was last updated in the early 90s. My experience was very different than what I expected based on what is represented on the OpenTable reviews and photos.

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C
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

I'm sorry I don't remember her name but our server was incredibly patient and gracious to the people I was with. Always great food! Nice atmosphere.

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k
3.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

I have been going to Michael's for a very long time; my coworker and boss were very friendly with Michael himself. However, I presented a $200 gift card at the beginning of the dinner before my friends arrived and the gentleman who took it from me (he saw me holding it and said he would take care of it) did not listen to me and thought I did NOT want my friends to know I had the certificate. I said to take the $200 off the total and I would pay the balance. He condescendingly advised me that I would have to tip on the total BEFORE the $200 was deducted which is something I certainly knew to do. I have been dining in NYC restaurants for over 35 years and certainly know the protocol -- I do not need anybody telling me the "rules." It was quite a turnoff and I don't think I will be returning to Michael's as a result.

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IG
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

Delicious and perfect location for a great business lunch. Must try. Must dine at

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K
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

Whether NYC or Santa Monica, Michaels dishes are fantastic. Today he brought the joy of a late spring/early summer garden to the table. Thank you!

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FM
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

Michael's, my "go to" lunch place, is always wonderful both for food and service. The food is innovative, prepared with care and there are lots of light choices. The staff is extremely accommodating. I eat at Michael's frequently with business guests and they love it, as do I.

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SN
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

Perfect business lunch in midtown. Personal and attentive service. Excellent location. My consistent go-to and they consistently get it right.

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AM
New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 4, 2018

Food was very good but the prices where very high for what was set on the table.
Kale Caesar salad was good, nothing special and certainly not a good value at $19
$38 for 4 sea scallops? Very tasty, but then anything sautéed in 1/2 stick of butter is pretty good, no?
Good for quiet conversation, but I have to say "pass" based on the disingenuousness of the owner. Came over to shake hands and ask about the meal- yes a very nice touch, all owners should do this, but when he said "great to see you again." when I have never met him before ...
This is a good expense account restaurant, but you can find much better and more interesting places for the money if you are footing the bill.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

We celebrated my birthday at Michael’s, it was an absolutely wonderful dining experience. I love how the chef prepares the scallops which are seared perfectly and adds an amazing combinations of flavors. The manager and staff are wonderful, great service, attentive and friendly. Highly recommend!

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Wonderful.. very chill classy place

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A
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Great service and delicious food. Tried the tacos and the bao and was pleasantly surprised.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

Outstanding service and food.

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j
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

I think Michaels is one of the best restaurants in New York City, The service was attentive and friendly. The food was great. The ambience of the restaurant is wonderful. Beautiful art, a garden in the back, and a light, airy feel. I will definitely go back.

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JR
3.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

The resto was just fine...but phenomenally expensive.We had bfast;
2 cappuccinos, a small fruit plate and 2 omelettes...$140 including tip...that's insane and it was good..not great.Micheal himself worked the room and chatted w/ us.That was fun and he is very personable...but not enough to justify price.

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SP
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 23, 2018

What is especially nice is that Michael stops
by every table and chats whether you are a
regular or not ! Been there many times for
lunch but never for dinner. Enjoyed it all,
beautiful restaurant and the paintings on
the walls are a sight to see.

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FG
New York Area
1.0
Dined on May 23, 2018

Extremely slow service. Food was adequate. On balance was overpriced.

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p
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 23, 2018

lovely space with excellent food fine wine and a casual comfortable atmosphere.

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C
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 22, 2018

Fresh Pea soup seasonal and amazing ! Soft shell crab outrageous! Pea ravioli divine ! If you love peas ( i am obsessed) you must get there before menu changes!

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SC
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

Two friends and I get together for meals in the City a few times a year. Michael's is now our favorite venue. The restaurant has lovely decor and an interesting menu. It is quiet and the service is attentive, flexible and professional.

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v
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

very lovely dining room, excellent food and prompt service

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JC
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

Just a great staff. The maitre de is a treasure. Likes his job. And good at it

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

We had lunch at Michael’s, the restaurant was packed but staff still provided excellent service. The food was excellent! We both ordered soft shell crab for appetizer, I had seared scallops and my friend had a Cobb salad as a main course. Food was so delicious, I can’t wait to go back on my birthday for dinner.

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San Francisco
4.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was excellent; however, the timing was simply terrible. We ordered cocktails that were not delivered until AFTER our entrees — not ideal at all. The waiter just muttered an apology that the bartender had not seen the order — nothing taken off the bill. Our entrees were served too quickly but we sat for a long, long time waiting for the dessert we ordered — long after our espressos were delivered and finished (which one would prefer to have WITH dessert). It was a shame that the timing was so off because the ambience is nice and the food quite tasty. There seemed to be only one waiter working. It also took a very long time to get the check. I would still recommend this restaurant with the hope that our experience was not the norm.

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w
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 9, 2018

Always top notch and lots of fun with delicious food. And good people watching.

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on May 8, 2018

Great staff, they know their menu and made great menu suggestions for our meal. personable owner, we will visit the Santa Monica location... great location to catch up with out of town visitors staying nearby.

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C
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 7, 2018

Pea raviolli amazing

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j
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Simply a great place for a great dinner in NYC on a Saturday evening. There was simply nothing wrong. Food delicious and service great. At 8:00 PM, presumably after a theatre crowd had left, the room was quiet enough to talk, tables well spread so we weren't overhearing other conversations, and price reasonable for midtown. It's a place I will add to my dining spots when I visit NY.

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n
Nashville
5.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

We had a very nice lunch at Michael's last week. Service was very good, food was very good and it is a nice, civilized room with a very nice vibe.

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P
New York Area
4.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

Excellent food quality and good service.
Owner is very nice and speaks good french!

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l
San Francisco
4.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Nice to dine in a restaurant that is quiet… Finally!
We will be back

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DK
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 19, 2018

Excellent food; great atmosphere

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DH
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 18, 2018

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

Dianne P

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SH
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 16, 2018

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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RN
New York Area
3.0
Dined on April 9, 2018

snooty service
good food
not a place that makes you feel very welcome

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