At the last minute I needed a restaurant for a meeting at a spot between Newport and Los Angeles and found Michaels. When I called for the reservation, the lady said that I would be sitting upstairs with the Jazz band. As it was a meeting, I really didn't want overpowering music, but she assured me that it was background music. I asked about the parking and she said that they have valet for $4 and it was really the only choice in the area.
We arrived, the valet was friendly , we entered and went upstairs and seated in an intimate setting next to a heat lamp and in front of the band. It was perfect background music and comfortable. They have a great wine list which we selected a bottle which we later followed up with another of the same. The service was great, attention but not pestering. We ordered a couple of appetizers which were ok, frankly the bread was better. All of the entrees were very tasty and creative. A memorable dining experience is a collective of service, ambiance, and food quality and I think that Michaels delivers.