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24 W. 55th St. (Fifth & Sixth Aves.) Send to Phone
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A taste of sunny SoCal complete with wood grilling, minimalist salads and a collection of California Cabernets. • Watch Michael McCarty talk about his 2007 Pinot Noir wine on's YouTube channel.

Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Michael's, New York, NY

Michael's Restaurant Review

: Want to see and be seen? This is the place. Famous for the A-list media types who frequent it, this outpost of the Santa Monica restaurant serves up California cuisine. Owner-host (he jets in from California about every ten days) Michael McCarty wins customer loyalty with the restaurant's professional service and style and simple, high-quality cuisine. Striking --- very '80s --- modern art hangs on the restaurant's walls. The atrium dining area feels like one in post-disco era Southern California, which is, of course, where and when McCarty began setting his trends. The California vibe wafts into the kitchen where longstanding credos of wood grilling, minimal saucing and lots of vegetables and greens are strictly followed. Pastas like pumpkin ravioli and squid ink linguine are rich and flavorful, while entrées cover the elite bistro range, from seared scallops and Scottish salmon to half chicken and duck breast. The wine list entices with a first-rate collection of California bottlings, especially older Cabernets.
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