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23 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY, 10017
nr. 43rd St.
Don't waste your hard-earned money
By KarenB on 11/8/2004
It seems the waiters have respect only for the white or wealthy. People who came to the restaurant way after me were served first even though we pretty much ordered the same food. I was also very annoyed by the fact that the bread for the soup came when I was almost finished with my soup (not so for the couple next to me served by the same waiter). It is ridiculously expensive which is not a problem if the food is of the same calibre but it is only mediocre. Believe me, you won't get the value for the price. What a wate of my hard-earned money!!!
good food .. ek serivce
By aLLy on 12/28/2003
Unless you look like a rich white person, you are not going to get the service you deserve. In order to get to another table, the waiters constantly nudged my chair w/o apologizing (I tried pulling myself so close to my table i could practically wrap my legs around the table leg). After an hour and a half, we were rushed to leave (even though the place was 2/3 empty). If you take the plate and then ask your customer if they're done yet I really don't think that's how you treat a customer paying $150 for a meal for two (2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 sides). I rather eat at McDonald's, because at least there I would get the service for what I'm paying for.
Great steak very poor service
By JeffK on 12/10/2003
Had reservations, seated promptly. Slow service, impatient waiter. Ordered steaks hashbrowns and vege. Steaks came out, no sides, 7 minutes later was able to get waiter attn. Asked were sides were, said vege coming denied we ordered hashbrown. 5-6 minutes later,half steak gone sides arrive. NO apology, no manager, no adjustment on desserts or coffee. High price, poor service but good steak (sides were good when they arrived). Won't go back.
By meloman on 11/4/2003
One of the best center cut filet mignon I've had in ny. The problem is that it's too informal for the price, you have a great view if you like grand central. Overall is a nice steakhouse but too expensive, service is good but the atmosphere is not that good.
My first steakhouse visit.
By SugaRay on 8/5/2003
I chose Michae's for my first steakhouse visit because of its location. We went for an early dinner on Sunday, so the place was pretty empty. I can only assume that the crowd picks up. Noise level was really my only complaint. I would have enjoyed it more had the location been just a little more quiet. I ordered the roast chicken w/pan drippings which came with snow peas and baby onions and a side of mashed potatoes. I thought the food was great, however, my date did not not agree with me. He felt the portions of food were too small. For desert I had the brownie sundae which was absolutely heavenly.
Eat Your Heart Out, Luger's
By colpo on 5/29/2003
First, Luger's is great, but I've rarely felt like doing the car thing both ways to get there. Jordan's is a beautiful space (open-ceilinged, framed by Grand Central) with first-class food and service. The atmosphere is special, but for those few tables by the escalators. Steaks are great (their meat is as good as Luger's) as are the sides. Many excellent non-steakhouse dishes here. Very good wine list, particularly CA-based wines. Servers are spot-on. By the way, their "chopped steak" is my favorite burger in the City.
A Meaty-meal in Grand Central
By truly_sweet on 4/4/2003
Best for the gluttonous and cigar-loving, fat, affluent, white-male. Great Mac 'n Cheese and nice steaks, but other than that I'm OVER IT!
This was a big disappointment
By CityGirl on 4/1/2003
The website's designation as being "Good for Kids" is very misleading. After a long weekend in the city with my 5- and 9-year-olds, and eating in only kid-oriented restaurants, I was looking forward to dining in a place that would cater to all of us. I was surprised to find that this place has no kids' menu. Thank goodness macaroni and cheese was offered as a side dish on the regular menu, or there would have been nothing there that my kids would eat. There wasn't even a bit of basketball memorabilia for them to look at. The only saving grace was when I asked to be moved to a table overlooking the main concourse so that at least the kids would have something to look at. My entree was very good, but everything on the menu was extremely over-priced for what we got. We left and went to Ben and Jerry's.
Grand and Bland
By stephanieelise on 3/14/2003
As with MJ himself, the view is spectacular, but the talent in the kitchen just can't compare. The steak was average, and the sides were bland. Fortunately, the views kept me distracted from the whopping price for average food.
Taste and Presentation are on Top!!
By Chicagurl on 3/12/2003
Close your eyes for a moment and picture this! Low lights...post stressfull, busy-day chatter...the sound of wine pouring into the glass...surrounded by a heaven of olfactory stimulation...oysters, assorted cheeses, warm garlic bread, lobster, shrip, fine olive oils and herbs, and of course dont forget their signature steak...cooked as you desire. Fortunately you dont have to keep your eyes closed for long because this experience can be yours...for a fare price of course.
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