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24 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019 40.761951 -73.975684
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, 7:30am-9:30am, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-9:30pm; Sat, 5:30pm-9:30pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F at 57th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Business Lunch
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Theater District
  • View
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




Media moguls rub shoulders with publishing insiders over haute California cuisine at this clubby Midtown eatery. The party is presided over by chef/owner Michael McCarty, who plays gracious host every other week, making the rounds to shake hands and spread bonhomie to each power-lunching table (general manager Steve Millington does the honors when McCarty is tending to his Santa Monica outpost). The food is secondary to the schmooze here, where a fish-heavy menu of tuna, cod, and salmon is joined by a massive mainstay Cobb salad; chicken, duck, and steak with garden-fresh sides; and an expansive wine list. Wall-to-wall carpeting, track-lighting, and chrome Breuer Cesca chairs lend the space a conference-room feel, but an eclectic selection of contemporary art and a spacious back room opening on a breathtaking sculpture garden add to the "only in New York" buzz that permeates the establishment. Even if you're not seated at Table Oneómore often than not occupied by a clutch of media eliteóthe vibe at Michael's is warm and familial: Everybody's a somebody here, at least for the duration of the meal.


You can host a private affair for up to 400 people in the airy, garden-view backroom.

Recommended Dishes

Cobb salad, $28

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