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6927 Biscayne Blvd. (69th St.) Send to Phone
Miami's Michelle Bernstein is on subtropical fire at this bistro that she runs with husband David Martinez.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Reservations required

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: Chef-owner Michelle Bernstein, formerly of Azul in the Mandarin Oriental, and husband David Martinez are behind this Upper Eastside 50-seater. With classically trained French chops and a head for interpreting trends without going overboard, she offers up dishes that range from foie gras torchon with cherry jam on brioche crisps to beet salad with blue cheese espuma and candied walnuts to crispy sweetbreads and veal cheek ravioli with English pea purée and veal jus. Nearly every plate is offered as a half- or full-portion. A raw bar with tartares and ceviches; a brightly designed room done in oranges and blues; and an intensely vetted, 100-bottle wine list invigorates the dining experience, but there is a caveat: acoustics. The bistro bustle and cramped quarters make for plenty of eavesdropping opportunities. So leave your secrets at home.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Michy's
Average rating    2.5
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by andresetc on Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:40 pm
So I am clear. The food here is good (I'm not saying it's bad). But not nearly close to the hype everyone makes of it. At the end of the day, it's about cost-benefit. The menu should be 20-30% less expensive. I've been there 4 times.
Worth a second try...
by thespicybean on Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:01 pm
The establishment, which is surrounded by a somewhat questionable populace (pay the $5 to valet park instead of trying to illegally park at a seedy motel located next door), is a charming locale with decent food. Unbeknownst to me I invited some friends to investigate the fare at Michy’s on a Saturday night which is one of their busiest nights of the week. I highly recommend making reservations a few days in advance to ensure a good table inside or you’ll be stuck on the poorly lit “terrace” (which is where we sat even though I called at 4pm to make a reservation). Arriving a few minutes earlier than our guests, my husband and I sat at the bar where we quickly realized only beer, wine & champagne were being served. My husband ordered us the prosecco and mango “mojitos” which I loved. We started off with the Daily Three Cheese Plate ($12) and devoured the meager portion of manchego, gouda and some other cheese who’s name escapes me now (obviously not that memorable) accompanied by a few apple slices, macadamia nuts, golden & regular raisins and the exceptional fig marmalade (the show stopper of this course). Next, we had the blue cheese & jamon croquettes also paired with the delicious fig marmalade ($9 for three very tiny balls, not croquettes). My husband and his friend, who are not culinary enthusiasts at all, ordered the steak frites (full portion $29) and a pasta dish that I can not recall (also about $30). Both were cooked well but did not WOW me in any way. The portions of these plates for the two hungry men were not adequate and we all joked that we would need to order pizza once we got home. Fortunately enough for my taste buds, I had an accomplice willing to share the truffled polenta ($9, half portion) and the pork belly ($19). The polenta was extremely rich in a someone please give me a glass of water but I still want another bite kind of way. I ate every last bit knowing that my stomach would most likely pay for it later. The pork belly, aka chicharrones, was paired with clams and anchovies which I thought were sliced Portobello mushrooms due to the lack of lighting on the terrace. I could only eat about two before feeling extremely full. Overall, the ambience, food and service were okay but not great. I would definitely consider giving Michy’s another try if I could sit inside where the décor and lighting was much better and order the seared foie gras, duck confit and short ribs. I would also leave my husband and his bland taste buds at home! He teased me the whole way home that we paid $140 to have cheese, croquettes and chicharrones…
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