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!!
Horribly disappointing; quality has dramatically fallen; good is below average, markups on wine are unacceptable; restaurant was two thirds empty; I do not mind paying a high price for a memorable meal; in this case a very high price for a miserable meal.
Hi Kevin, My staff and I were all sad to read your review. We work so hard to provide an enjoyable experience with the best ingredients and daily work on improving service points. We hope that you would allow us to try and change your mind at another time if you would give us the chance. Regards, Steve Millington
Every dish was delicious. Impeccable service. Extensive wine list. Luxurious feel.
Thanks Joanna for handling the reservation.
Thanks Millington for taking care of the seating.
Thanks to the waiter whose name I don’t know because it’s not on the receipt.
Same fellow I had at lunch on Wednesday.
After many visits to LA I finally made it to the NYC spot and love love love it. The food was perfectly seasonal and spot on. Service was friendly while maintaining a professional distance. The art on the walls goes without saying. A new favorite
Great place with a light-filled California vibe, favored by media types with a bicoastal presence, that like the Sta Monica original as well.
One of the best steaks I have ever had. I took a group from work and everyone loved it!
great place for lunch. very upscale and wonderful service. convenient for theatre matinee.
Awesome service and great menu
Perfect place to meet our friends who were visiting from Toronto. Service ambience and food were great. Can’t wait til next time.
Always outstanding..great fresh salads in a California style dining room. Glass walls facing the garden please.
Michaels is consistently outstanding. The food is impeccably prepared and well presented and the service staff is extremely attentive and extremely knowledgable about both the menu and with making wine selections. A real gem!
Always a favorite for us. Close to home, beautiful, and always superb!
We had an early dinner and therefore received de luxe attention from the staff. The food was excellent as was the wine list. I recommend.
As always very good service and food, never any complaints.
Breakfast is delicious.
Thank you Michael’s for being here for wonderful dining.
This was a celebration lunch for two young women (sisters) visiting from Indiana, one of whom had just graduated from college, the other going into her senior year and one of my closest friends (their aunt), and everything was perfect. Our table had a lovely view of the garden. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Best of all, we felt comfortable -- and very special.
Great ambiance and service. Hope it stays like that. Want to visit the Sta Monica restaurant soon.
Michael's is a wonderful place for a business lunch. The food is marvelous and you can actually hear each other without straining
The lamb was some of the absolute best! Pea soup amazing and only available in Spring. Sole from N Europe not Dover but very special !
Excellent food and creative cocktails in a classy space. Only criticism is that you need to watch the upselling. I asked for an expresso at the end and was asked if I would like some biscottis and was surprised to see that add more than $20 to the tab. I felt that most items on the menu were well priced so I resented being gouged for the hidden items. I will return but ... alas ... I will now feel compelled to ask more questions.
Fantastic! From the time we entered until we left everything was perfect! Service, food and ambiance. Will definitely be back again and again!
Excellent as always. Great service and attention to detail
Been going there whenever in ny for 25 years and I love it and my guests always comment in a positive way
Haven't been to Michael's in ages and ages, and this was a very pleasant return. This is really a first class restaurant, with superb food, first rate service, and a quiet, refined "grown up" aura. A delight in every way.
All wonderful as usual.
Michaels team is fantastic.
Loved the food at Michael's. Service was attentive. We ate really early, so it was actually not noisy at all. When more people came, of course it got louder, and unfortunately they turned on music. Too bad. But we went for the food, so we enjoyed it.
I take my clients to other venues. But this week I discovered how convenient it is to dine in this iconic restaurant. Great ambience, well trained from hostesses to servers, delish selections, beautiful clientele /diners around you and fairly priced. I dined two times this week in this place. Highly recommend to those who look to have leisure or business dining experience.
Celebrated a colleague's retirement. At Table #1. The best! Wonderful lunch! Great food. Better staff. It's always a party at Michael's!
Sat at the bar and didn't get an entre for an hour nor did the server stop by to check on us. We finally had to ask....."what about our food?" Then, after another 10 mins it came. Disappointing.
Nice restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere and excellent attentaive service! However, I wish we had checked out the menu a little more closely before reserving. There was very little options for non meat eaters. There was just not a lot of variety on the entrees. So, we ended up ordering a few different appetizers and made a meal of it. It was our fault in not reviewing the menu better before reserving but overall it was a pleasurable experience.
Based on how easy it was to make reservations for the same day, I think Michael's is undervalued. Maybe the food was a little pricey, but everything else was perfect. Being greeted by the owner, I assume his name is Michael, was a nice touch.
The nicest people work at Michael's. From the boss to the busboys, everyone has a smile and a kind word to say. And they are all eager to please.
good for lunch but dinner was forgettable. a bit pricey
The dover sole "special" that they recommended coat $75. It was 1/2 serving!
I will recommend to all my colleagues to avoid this restaurant
Hi Adrian, I am sorry that you experienced the"sticker shock" of our Dover Sole. It is a very pricey fish and difficult to get. Our Dover sole is NEVER frozen. We always serve a whole fish. Yours was one piece on top of the other. (We have since stopped this setting and put them side by side). After reading your review my chef, Kyung Up Lim and I have decided to have our servers say the dollar amount when reciting additions to the menu. I apologize again for your bad feelings. Steve Millington
Excellent in all areas. We will put this into our rotation of restaurants!
Absolutely wonderful. Food was superb and the service exceptional
Good food and incredibly attentive staff. Our waiter made great food recommendations as well.
Solid lunch. Only disappointment was that the fish special was Dover sole at an overpriced $75. Of course one expects to pay a premium to similar menu items, but this was 2x the price for a relatively small portion. Seemed a bit deceptive. But all around positive experience.
Excellent service. Good flavours. V good