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Mike's Bistro

228 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 40.779041 -73.982764
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-799-3911 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Kosher
  • Price Range: $$$$

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    6 out of 10

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Official Website

mikesbistro.com

Hours

Sat, two hours after sunset-10pm; Sun, 5pm-10pm; Mon-Thu, 5:30pm-10pm; Fri, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.

Prices

$28-$57

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Manhattan

Profile

Chef Michael Gershkovich has adapted his Culinary Institute of America training to glatt kosher dining. Though “bistro” may be part of this restaurant’s name, the scene is closer to fine dining, with special-occasion family groups and affluent uptowners out on dates. The kitchen’s results are more hearty than haute, however. Signature homemade gnocchi are bronzed and served in a savory duck and chicken confit, with thyme and slices of portobello mushroom to intensify the earthiness. Tender slabs of short rib are finished with a light barbecue glaze and topped in cilantro, over a nourishing cauliflower and potato mash. The rack of lamb is a chef’s favorite, with an accompaniment of farro pilaf and grilled endive. Diners are greeted at the front door with a copper sink for ritual pre-meal hand washing. A bar separates a glassed-in sidewalk section in front and an expansive back room. Upstairs is additional dining space, with a romantic perch in the front windows. The design is understated, with little more than tortoise shell-patterned lights on beige walls for decoration. Thick strands of dry vines are wound around the staircase railing, a subtle reminder of the kitchen’s emphasis on rustic ingredients.

Recommended Dishes

Gnocchi, $19; short ribs, $44

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