Brazenly located in the gritty Upper East Side, bold and beautiful Michy’s has helped to slowly gentrify the neighborhood. The flamboyant decor is pure 1970s retro glam, complete with kitsch florals and shell chandeliers. Celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein has fashioned a similarly playful menu, a brave mix of Latin, Southern, French and comfort food, all available in half portions. The white gazpacho is moreish, and the creamy polenta is chock full of truffles. Peruvian-style ceviche is a classic starter, while foie gras is done with a twist: seared and served with a crêpe and blood orange marmalade. The sinful fettuccine carbonara combines serrano ham, poached egg and Saint-André cheese, and fans drive across town for the bread pudding.