I had a 6:45 reservation at Michael's, so the restaurant was empty when I arrived with my friend, whose birthday we were celebrating. We were given a small table, despite the fact that the place was empty and the couple who arrived after us were offered a larger booth or a smaller table similar to ours. We placed our order after being told about a couple of specials. Our server let me know that I could have one of the main course pastas, a lobster ravioli, in an appetizer portion, so I was pleased. My drink, a cherry martini, pasta and main course tuna were all delicious. The restaurant had filled by then and I overheard a server at the next table giving a list of several more specials than our waiter had enumerated for us. The noise level was mounting as the night wore on. We ordered our desserts which were also very tasty, but despite motioning to the waiter multiple times for the bill, it took 25 minutes until they came with it and then promptly left, with me holding the credit card terminal, which I had to pass to a manager, who had to redo the transaction. As the restaurant got busier, we felt a little ignored.
The prices are very upper end--the lamb was close to $60 and the steak, was steak-house priced, but I have to say that when they gave us smaller portions of our starters, they did halve the prices, which I applaud. I think this restaurant is probably a bit more attentive to couples and groups, but all in all, it was a good food experience. The hostess asked who the birthday girl was as we left!
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