Michael’s Manhattan is one of my FAVORITE midtown lunch spots. The PERFECT place to bring a client; Michael’s is elegant, not too loud, and has quite the ‘happening’ scene. You never know which celebrity will be seated in the window or which CEO you will be seated next to, and I always look forward to my sighting of the day. In regards to the menu, Michael’s offers a little bit of everything. Whether it’s their salad or seafood, poultry or small plate starter, the food is exquisite and presented perfectly…
My absolute favorite order here at Michaels’ is the classic cobb salad (nocheese, bacon, egg, tomato, avocado, chicken, and balsamic). This salad is incredibly filling; I rarely order salads when I go to restaurants, as salads are meant to be eaten at my trading desk, but this salad is hard to pass up. Other favorite nobread orders: anything off the ‘raw’ section, the bibb lettuce endive salad with cucumber, avocado, and radish, the citrus salad, open-face omelet with roasted zucchini, the seared dayboat scallops, organic salmon, sea bass, brussels sprouts, and burger nobread. I also highly recommend the sashimi platter as this dish is accompanied by GLUTEN FREE soy sauce! On my last visit to Michael’s, I noticed the vegetable japchae pasta dish. This order is served with sweet potato noodles which ARE gluten free and the gluten free soy sauce is used on this dish, too!
Now to the most important part of the menu: the french fries. These french fries are NOT subject to cross contamination; they are delicious and top 5 in Midtown (and we know I’ve eaten just about every midtown french fry). Why are they so good? They are cut shoe-string style and incredibly light. The side order of fries is also served on a platter, so unless you plan to eat yourself into a food coma, I suggest sharing. Vegetarian items are marked with a V on the menu, conveying that the staff understands and is willing to accommodate food restrictions. Never a dull moment at Michael’s, and with an incredible scene and top notch food, it will not be long before I’m back for my next visit.