If you’re looking for a great place to have a celebration, think twice before you decide to book Micho’s. We just had ours and here’s the story.
PART 1 – PLANNING. We needed a place big enough to have our wedding reception for over 50 guests. Micho’s has a private room on the second floor but unfortunately it was already booked up for the same evening. Its owner, Jesse, offered us to use his entire main dining room with a bar downstairs and promised to give us a good deal. The party planner seemed to want to help us organize a great night but being a Jesse’s employee there was only so much she could’ve done acting as a “middle man”. She gave us good advice about decorations and general party ideas. Planning should have been so simple – we choose the menu, they give us a price – but instead it became so unnecessary stressful! The prices were fluctuating, Jesse kept coming up with different bulls..t charges that they couldn’t even explain to us, like a “room charge” – it’s not a banquet hall, that room IS the restaurant, and we’ve gone there on sat nights and the place is always empty; or a charge for table cloths! SERIOUSLY??!! What’s next, a charge for plates and silverware? All he saw was DOLLAR signs and his favorite answer to everything was “Don’t worry, we’ll take care of everything”. Finally we gave up and and were just looking forward to a fun evening with our friends and family.
PART 2 – THE PARTY. Though it was meant to be a private event, unfortunately a hand written “PRIVATE PARTY” note taped to the door did not stop strangers from strolling through our room. Having had many delicious meals at Micho’s before was the main reason we picked it for our reception. We had no doubts everyone was going to love all the foods that were served. That’s when we had to experience our biggest DISAPPOINTMENT and DISSATISFACTION. We chose to go with buffet style – more thought should’ve been put into it to avoid a long line. Appetizers – bruschetta, hummus were great but that’s where the good ended. Caesar Salad wasn’t properly drained and had tons of water on the bottom of their preparing bin. The Cheese Platter must’ve come from Sam’s Club or Costco with plain cheese cubes served on a plastic container that they were sold in – it was a wedding reception, so a more appropriate looking platter and better cheese selection could’ve been used. And then they brought the main dishes. Chicken Kebobs were plain and weren’t properly marinated (if marinated at all) which made them taste very dry and tough. We also ordered Lamb Kebobs but were served with Beef Kebobs instead. Some skewers had lamb on them but it was mostly beef. The worst part was when we brought it to their attention, they tried to assure us it was all lamb, practically insulting us. Having eaten plenty of lamb and beef in our lives we know the difference between the two which is significant. Grilled Atlantic Salmon, which has always been one of our favorite dishes at Micho’s, was burned and tasted flavorless. Jasmin Rice ended up being just plain white rice. For dessert they brought out sweets before the Wedding Cake so many guests felt full and haven’t even tried it. We also specifically asked to keep pitchers of soda and water always full but had to remind them constantly throughout the evening.
Luckily, everyone seemed to have fun while mingling and dancing to music provided by DJ MaXiM (http://www.djmaxim.net/), but afterwards we felt like we’ve disappointed our friends and family.
We are never coming back to Micho’s again, and it’s a real shame that owner’s greed and unprofessionalism got in a way of potentially gaining over 50 new customers.