Michy’s is always in the top 10 restaurants in Miami and I had been wanting to try it for a long time. Michelle Bernstein is the creator of it and I had loved her food at Azul, where she cooked before opening her own place.
I ate at Michy’s with my mom; we took the only time we could get on a Friday night, 6:00 and we had an excellent experience. The service was perfect–just enough attention but not overwhelming. Chris was our waiter and he did a great job.
I loved the food! My favorite dish was the arugala salad with braised rabbit. The rabbit was shredded and full of flavor while the greens were obviously garden fresh. This arugala had never seen a cellophane bag. And I loved the light cherry balsamic dressing.
We also ate the ham and cheese croquetas with fig marmalade. the combination of the blue cheese melting inside the crispy crust, with the slightly sweet fig flavor, was just wonderful.
The snapper Francaise was the least favorite, slightly over done for my taste, but the sauce was a lovely citrus beurre blanc and I absolutely loved the boniato mash with a little lime in it. Wow!
The sweetbreads were very nice (I had never tried them before) and the little bits of sausage were so tasty–very nice little light cassoulet.
Our over indulgence came in the form of 2 desserts. The baked Alaska was brilliant. The bottom layer was a slightly salty pistachio cake, topped by dulce de leche ice cream that was rich with caramel flavor. They were surrounded by an Italian meringue, which was beautiful, and perfectly executed.
The other dessert was a little, barely sweet, chocolate ganache tart with strawberries, strawberry foam and strawberry sorbet. A serious dessert that worked well.
I really appreciated the wines by the glass. My mom and I shared a glass of Arneis from Fontebranda. I loved that it was not ice cold. The perfectly chilled wine had beautiful fruit and made great sipping while we studied the menu. With the meal, I drank a Barbera, a favorite light red, and it worked well with everything.
One more point for the restaurant. The coffee was really good. They use Illy and brew it well.
I would go back to Michy’s often, if I lived in the area. For those of you deciding between Michy’s and Michaels’s, I would say–no contest. Michy’s is the clear winner.


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A great Meal at Michy’s in Miami — 4 Comments

  1. Your dinner sounds wonderful! I liked all of the food descriptions (and the wine too, of course). And, when a restaurant has great coffee too, I consider it a winner!
    Thanks for agreat review!

  2. So if I ever get to Miami, or out of the Miami airport – sounds like a great meal.

  3. That dinner sounds wonderful. I love arugula and rabbit, so that dish really sounds good, but so does the entire dinner. And I love your posts about the camelias. The photos are just beautiful.