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24 W. 55th St., nr. Sixth Ave. (Midtown West)
New York, NY
(1) 212-767-0555 | www.michaelsnewyork.com
HOURSMon.-Fri.: 7:30am-9:30am, 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
BEST FORBreakfast; lunch; dinner
PRICE (BREAKFAST; APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)USD 9-26; USD 16-22; USD 30-45
FAMOUS PLATESCobb salad; seared scallops; skate wing with seafood salad
DRINKS AND WINEExtensive wine list with American emphasis; cocktails; beer
# OF SEATS100-150
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
METRO5th Ave.-53rd St. (E, M); 57th St. (F); 7th Ave. (B, D, E); 57th St.-7th Ave. (N, Q, R)
A power scene with a West Coast edge, Michael’s is packed with media tycoons and corporate bigwigs wheeling and dealing over the seafood-focused, Cali-inflected cuisine of chef/owner Michael McCarty. In the spirit of schmooziness, diners often spot McCarty himself making the rounds in the brightly lit, contemporary art-filled dining room, which looks out upon (and, in the warmer months, opens out into) a private sculpture garden. Those not interested in the see-and-be-seen crowd can circle the wagons and make it a family-friendly affair.
Clients or colleagues; significant other; a date; grown family members
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Go business casual with a silky top, pencil skirt, heels, and a sparkling necklace.
GO HERE WITH
A power scene at lunchtime; at dinner it fills up with media types, splurging couples, and special occasioners.
WHY WE LIKE IT
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The breakfast prices are quite steep (USD 26 for fruit with yogurt?!).
GOOD TO KNOW
Don’t set your heart on any specific dish, as menus here change seasonally; you can check the website for the current offerings (as well as the rotating menus for cheeses and hors d’oeuvres). The space can accommodate private parties of up to 400. We’re also fans of Michael McCarty’s other eponymous venue, Michael R. McCarty's, in Palm Beach.
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