Michy's Closes Saturday: Last Chance for a Last Meal

Michelle Bernstein's Michy's will serve its last dinner this Saturday, June 28.

That sounds sadder than it seems, as the chef is revamping the space and menu, with the goal of reopening later this summer.

Bernstein made the announcement in in May, saying, "It's time for us to change the look and feel of the restaurant and provide our guests with a fresh, new concept. We embrace new projects and feel the Michy's space and our restaurant team deserve something new and exciting." Yet, the Michy's Facebook page is using hashtag #newmichys. Hopefully, the celebrity chef is simply sprucing up the place.

Although this marks a new beginning rather than an ending for the restaurant that opened on Miami's Upper Eastside in 2006, we felt a touch of nostalgia and set out to have one last meal there.

See also: Michy's to Close, Will Reopen as New Concept

House-bottled negronis started out our meal.

Shaved red and golden beets surrounding a creamy mound of burrata ($19).

Short ribs pot-au-feu are a melt-in-your-mouth classic ($38).

When was the last time you had baked Alaska off a cruise ship? A cloud of meringue surrounds pistachio cake with a side of passion fruit.

If you want to experience Michy's one last time before her transformation to #newmichys, you've got a few days left.

Tonight, chef Bernstein is "cooking off the cuff" with a special menu filled with old favorites and possibly a few new menu items. We're not sure what's on the menu, because the chef likes to shop for service and incorporate whatever is "fresh and beautiful that day."

Michy's is open for dinner tonight through Saturday, June 28.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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