Open since 1984, Michael’s Cafe keeps changing with the times, and maybe that’s the key to its continued success. Just last spring, the family-owned bar and restaurant debuted a new outdoor patio and second indoor bar/lounge area, both of which look as sleek as any cocktail bar the city has to offer. But even if you choose to sit at the original dark-wood bar-as we did on a recent visit- you’ll have a great time. With an on-trend cocktail list (try the Moscow mule), encyclopedic food menu (crab and shrimp dip? Yes, please!), and attentive service (shout out to jack-of-all-trades Cisco Deguzman), Michael’s is one of those places that somehow manages to be everything to everyone.
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