We went to Michy's last Saturday 3/17/07. We arrived right at 5:30 for our dinner because we were seeing Wicked that evening and walked in as the servers were finishing up their meeting.
The restaurant has a very casual homey feel to it, servers wearing T-Shirts and jeans, for example. We had pretty much decided on what we were going to eat before getting there from some reviews here and our personal preferences for food.
We started w/ the Tuna Tiradito... this was a pretty basic tuna sashimi w/ shaved Jalepenos, pan toasted garlic and very simple soy based sauce. It was good, but nothing special. We then recieved our next 3 appetizers, half portions of the Scallop special, the White Gazpacho, and the Truffled Polenta. The scallop was excellent.. probably the best dish of the night. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned and served over thinly sliced hearts of palm and segments of various citrus in a simple vinagrette. The Polenta was also great, but i probably would have liked to see it along with a meat in a more serious dish. It was delicious though. I also really enjoyed the Gaspacho... my fiancee did not.
The main dishes were: a paella style rice w/ a serving of Wahoo, the Braised Short Ribs over puree potatoes and the Steak Frite. The Braised Short Ribs were the best dish, but it was nothing special. I had actually planned to make Braised Short Ribs the next day, and honestly my dish was not significantly worse. I think it is hard to make that dish bad. The rice and Wahoo were my least favorite dish by far. The rice was undercooked, and there was a definite crunch to it. The Wahoo i felt was significantly overcooked and was tough and actually was somewhat hard to cut through. I cannot recommend this dish. Finally the Steak Frite was very good but nothing special. We probably should not have ordered this. It's not exactly a dish that lends itself to much creativity. I have made Churrasco and Fries just as good at home.
For dessert we had the Baked Alaska which was excellent. I highly recommend it.
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