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Posted by Brina H on 12/18/2014
In my experience, there has never been, a kosher restaurant, until Mike's Bistro that met EVERY excellent standard possible. The food was out of this world fantastic! Our waiter, Lonnie, anticipated our needs, was very personable and very professional, and the atmosphere was just beautiful. Although it is very pricey, it was worth every cent.
Posted by Salomon on 12/17/2014
Had a romantic dinner with my girlfriend, we were asked to move to a quieter room because there was a big loud party coming in to the table next to us. Not only did they offer this move so thoughtfully, manager told us that our bill is on the house. Phenomenal customer service, amazing atmosphere, food is out of this world good!
Posted by Brian on 11/11/2014
We had a wonderful dining experience. Great food, nice atmosphere and lots of friendly people. The short ribs were excellent and the sweetbreads absolutely delicious. We are from Texas and would come back every time we visit.
Posted by pinni on 05/04/2014
The food was good but way overpriced and small portions.
Posted by Ben on 01/24/2014
I understand that kosher restaurants don't have the glitz of non-kosher restaurants in terms of décor and that's ok as long as you're willing to accept that since you're kosher your limiting yourself as it is. The problem is when these places know that and so they know they have you and don't have to spend extra on the "niceties" since they know you're trapped there anyhow. Enter Mike's Bistro, another kosher steakhouse, another disappointment. I won't get into the fact that it's overpriced for what it is (everyone who keeps kosher knows that the prices are a scam but again you have no choice!). But I will say that the food was mediocre. It always helps to go with someone who isn't kosher because as my friend told me compared to non-kosher it was like wedding food. Ok so most Jews don't know amazing amazing food because the best chefs aren't kosher and that's a given. That said the food was passable. Not great, but passable. The gnocchi was solid, the lamb only ok, and the short ribs decent. The atmosphere? Wedding chairs and tables. Lighting sconces that looked like soccer balls, and a ceiling that was so low I could touch it sitting down. Chinese doors separating the kitchen from the restaurant, a refrigerator that held the bottled water out in the open by the back tables (A very typical kosher restaurant move see Eighteen Restaurant), and of course the signature random pictures that mean nothing. Like most kosher restaurants save the new Prime Grill this looked like a social hall in your synagogue. Now my favorite part the service. Started out well she gave excellent descriptions of everything, it all sounded good. THEN IT HAPPENED. In typical kosher restaurant style....the Rush to turn the table. Food came wizzing out so fast I couldn't believe they had time to cook it. Apps 5 minutes after we ordered, dinner 5 seconds after we finished the apps. Then fork in hand I was twice asked if I was finished. "Still working?" "STILL WORKING?" Please leave. Then we order dessert and here's the best part: She brought the bill with the dessert. I didn't ask for it, she just brought it. I through it on the chair so I didn't have to look at it while we ate. Was she serious? After spending $250 for ok food, poor décor, and 3 glasses of wine, I would have expected better. In and out in 1 hour. When oh When will a kosher restaurant get it right?!?! There's always something wrong. Never going back to Mike's. Done.
Posted by Arabella on 06/25/2013
I was annoyed to find that despite the fact that I reserved a table for 4 for 8 PM and arrived early at the restaurant, they made me wait 40 minutes to be seated. When I decided to leave and dine across the street the hostess followed me out with "your table is ready!"Not Going Back. Ever!
Posted by Karen on 06/20/2013
My family and I (total of 4 people) went to Mike's Bistro last night for dinner. We waited 45 minutes from ordering the main course until it was served. We ate in 10 minutes. The food was mediocre at best, and overpriced. We sat in the small enclosed area facing 72 Street. It was noisy. The service was bad. Summary: Bad service, overpriced, mediocre food. Avoid this place.