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Earlier this year, Michael’s, the Midtown media power lunch spot, introduced its first new menu since it opened in 1989, now featuring small plates in addition to its full-sized entrees.
The old standbys remain (there is only so much change media people can handle), but among the new items, prices are tilting downward. An expense account remains advisable, however: pizza is $16, salads range from $13 to $27, and small plates like duck confit sliders, Korean steak tacos and crispy oysters with grapefruit and lemon butter range from $9 to $18.
Michael’s Twitter feed–the only source for our favorite midtown brasserie’s granular updates on celebrity guests and, also, yoga tips–alerted us that one Robert Zimmerman is dining there now. We called the restaurant, which obviously isn’t shy about giving away its celebrity guests, but the front office said they had no Read More
This time yesterday, the Twitter stream for Michael’s–the New York eatery so famous it doesn’t need to advertise, save for publishing a daily list of its paying customers online–bursts with boldish-faced names: Dewey & LeBoeuf partner John Schwolsky, executive deputy attorney general Maria Vullo, Pavia & Harcourt partner Jordan Read More
In the house
The best part of the day comes around 2:00 or so in the afternoon, when our Twitter feed is temporarily dominated by tweets from @michaelsnewyork. Michael’s, the bastion of the media/politics/finance power lunch, has made a successful and entertaining leap into the world of social media with its Twitter account, which will report Read More
All that power
Michael’s, in Midtown, has long been considered New York’s preeminent media spot to power lunch. When George Gurley interviewed Ann Coulter for a story in The Observer, there’s a reason he took her to Michael’s. He wanted to rattle her with proximity to the MSM.
But with newspapers in the red and hot startups hogging Read More
The official after party for yesterday’s Ruffian show was held last night at Midtown mainstay Michael’s, and it was billed as a supper. It was hosted by British photographer and socialite Poppy de Villeneuve and avowed Ruffian fan Lorenzo Martone, and the fact it was a “supper” seemed appropriate for the evening — Read More
“How do you think we fared last year financially?” Cushman & Wakefield New York Metro COO Joseph Harbert asked the brokers and executives assembled Wednesday morning for breakfast in the back room of Michael’s. “Up or down?”
The room was silent.
“Come on—some participation!” Mr. Harbert said.
Ken McCarthy, Cushman’s managing director of research, who Read More
The rear garden at Michael’s seemed a fitting location to toast David Kirkpatrick’s new book The Facebook Effect on Monday. After all, the midtown restaurant is favored by the media elites, and a center of networking in all its forms.
“This is a perfect time for the launch of David’s book,” said host Read More
Last fall, the midtown media eatery Michael’s launched a Twitter feed. Since then, every weekday the restaurant has sent out tweets-ranging from around a dozen to several dozen-listing the swells who are eating there.
You go to Michael’s to be seen. So with the media world about to rest a wee bit easier as Read More
Last week, Jon Meacham told The Observer that he had voicemails from two billionaires shortly after the announcement that his magazine was for sale.
Mr. Mecham was spotted on Tuesday afternoon at Michael’s eating lunch with Steven Rattner, according to Memo Pad.
The former Quadrangle Group executive — whose star has been Read More