Michael's

4.7
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1411 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Michael's opened in 1989 with much fanfare and continues to create seasonal dishes that live by Michael McCarty's ethos of the best ingredients thoughtfully prepared. Good food, great people, great party!!
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4.5
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4.5
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Dianne
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had a great meal in lovely surroundings with superior service that is always pleasant. Michael’s really can’t be beat.

PHD,
NYC

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JosephD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, from the person who greeted me when I arrived and all the way through the lunch. Made everything feel very relaxed

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vipBobo
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful space but could use a little updating. Overall, great food and service!

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vipnashdash
Nashville
413 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good experience at Michael's. From the minute you walk in the door the staff is friendly, professional and the food is excellent. A very nice oasis in the bustling city.

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vipdebfeld
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitress named Nora was exceptional! All staff are very welcoming. We were pre-theater and they hit us out in time. Just lovely, we’ll be back for sure.

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vipDavey
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael came to our table to introduce himself - great touch. Food and service was great!!

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jbp3
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very fine evening with superb service, excellent food and a comfortable venue. We will return!

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vipHKSCPS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive server

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vipCarync
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m never disappointed when I dine at Michael’s. Great service, food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday lunch

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vipUtes64
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate. Every time. Terrific scallops, excellent shrimp cocktail, prefect frites, superb cheese plate. Wine was outstanding, as was the Rusty Nail. Service cheerful, and you can actually have a conversation because the noise level is very manageable.

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MeritJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business lunch/dinner. Food is great also.

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vipDFNY
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a warm, gracious place for business lunch.

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StevenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a perfect place for a business breakfast.

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vipredsquare32
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I have reviewed this restaurant many times which in and of itself says enough. We had a lovely lunch although I will say my cheeseburger was over cooked and lack luster. But that is the first time I didn't love what I ordered

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KimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

MIchael's servcie and food were very good. A bit overpriced as most fine-dining restaurants in New York City. Two appetizers, two entrees, two side vegetables, two glasses of wine $200 with tip $240 total; for lunch. The decor is a bit dated; the restroom is very dated and needs renovation. I'd recommend if you want to splurge...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not sure what is happening at this restaurant but the service when down a lot. The staff was not professional and our waitress never came to our table to see if we liked the food or needed anything, she was very pushy and wanted us to order more food. It is obvious that everyone on the floor needs more training. The Manager was very nice and he helped us out more then anyone else. The food was good but no great like it used to be.

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Mari
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed lunch during Restaurant Week. We were a group of 5. Most of us ordered the branzino and leek potato soup. One person ordered the pizza and 2 order the smoked salmon appetizers. Our shared extras, were a side of string beans with mushrooms and for dessert citrus cheesecake and brownie. All food prepared perfectly and we were most satisfied.

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vipTvr410
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing. Service
Was very slow for a not too busy room. We attempted to split check between 4 cards and numbers all screwed up.
But I’d go back because of the food but we ran out of time for dessert.

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NatK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Our initial impression after walking into the restaurant was that it was going to be a disappointing experience as the ambiance and decor was very dated. For a split second, we regretted making this reservation. However, the service was very friendly and servers were very attentive. Then we were impressed with the presentation of food and the taste of the food was impeccable. My husband also loved their negroni.
I would definitely recommend Michael's to others.
I think if the restaurant was to be updated it would definitely elevate the experience.

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vipLindaSueFoodie26
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone on staff is helpful and cordial, from evening service manager, Elisa, to waitstaff and bus service. My favorite cousin from Chicago was in town on business and she couldn’t stop raving about the food and relaxed ambiance after a super hectic day. I am a business lunch customer, but the night time service makes Michael’s an all day destination! And my martini was perfection! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Beautiful restaurant. Love the decor. Simple with a garden. Food was excellent. Branzino was so tasty.

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GailS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always and fun to meet Michael and his star chef in person. This meal was lunch during restaurant week. We wanted our good friend to see how great the food is at Michaels! Can’t wait to return!

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vipFoodmaven
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, restaurant week so small portions and a glass of wine is expensive.

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vipMichaelP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere

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AdamB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, from the food to the service. They made a celebratory night special.

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vipRichardB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding value during Restaurant week Lunch! Highly recommend Michael's for Restaurant Week. Food was delicious and prepared just as requested! Excellent for a business lunch! Thank you Michael's for the great experience!

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vipSteve
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Filet was mediocre, at best.

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carrobin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For the Restaurant Week dinner, the portions seemed small (but adequate); there should have been more information about prices, as the $21 glass of wine was a surprise, but I should have asked. Altogether it was a pleasant experience but neither of us is likely to try it again.

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LennaP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend was in from abroad and we
Wanted to catch up. Michael’s was the perfect spot. The food was excellent (we ordered all the tapas and two sides) - we were able have a conversation (not too loud) and while the staff was very attentive we never felt rushed. I did deduct one star for ambience because it was a bit too dark and let’s face it going out to dinner midtown Manhattan isn’t really looked for value - it is not cheap but it is wellworth it!

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jaciel
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Michael's--the management is always accommodating, respectful and helpful. They have a great clientele and the food is good. What more can I ask for?

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vipIsobelLA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's is a wonderful restaurant. The food is perfect, fresh, delicate, beautifully prepared and the service is excellent, the wines lovely. We went to see Alvin Ailey at City Center and it was incredibly convenient and delicious....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Was expecting better food for the price. The burrata app basically had a smear of burrata on the bottom. The app should have been called beet salad with a hint of burrata.

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Nikki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It is beyond time for a top to bottom freshen up in the main dinning room. The food and service continue to be top notch however, at this Midtown price point a nicer ambiance is really key to the overall experience.

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JohnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great meal in a very nice setting. It’s a little loud in the front room but most New York City restaurants are noisy.

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vipMikey10002
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and consistent. Nice to see this restaurant still exceeds my expectations.

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vipKennethW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for breakfast in NYC.
Great food, ambiance, convenient,...a great way to start ones day.

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EGhfdh
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The place is very dated in decor. There is a ton of erotic art which we found off-putting. Old smelly carpet. Really a problem. Food and drink was tasty and modern but was very very expensive. Location is convenient to 5th shopping. Def wouldnt return until total remodel.

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NYCFood
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I found Michael's because it was near a venue I was heading to later that night. Nice, upscale place, but good for a group because they have these giant wedding-like tables. It's pretty pricey, but everything we had was good. Cocktail list could be stepped up. They had 6 drinks on it and were out of one.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm normally not impressed enough with a place to actually take time and do a review, but the food and and service was so good it's worth giving a review. We had a party of six and ordered six different entrees- all were spectacular. We've been to many restaurants in this neighborhood and we all agreed Michael's is by far the best we've been to.

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