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Miramar
Miramar

Miramar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://miramarbistro.com
  • Phone: (847) 433-1078
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm Sunday Dinner: 2:00pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Gabreil Viti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Banquets and parties are welcome. Miramar features three private party rooms that can accommodate events up to 150 people or the entire restaurant can be booked for up to 300 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Philip Shanks (847) 433-1078

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highwood Ave
  • Public Transit: Metra Train is one block from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings.
A word from Miramar
Miramar Bistro combines the traditional French bistro with flair from Havana; from traditional Cuban sandwiches to steak frites, the menu is always fresh and seasonal. Service is friendly and thorough and the ambiance will take you back to 1920 Havana. The French doors open to the sidewalk patio and lend to al fresco dining both for lunch and dinner. Miramar also books parties and banquets up to 300 people.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have wanted to dine at Miramar for a long time. After one visit it has become my favorite place on the North Shore. Menu and food are outstanding. Leave room for dessert as well. Ambience is old world romantic. Felt like we were in another country. Excellent wine selection. If you are a couple, ask for the table with the tall red leather chairs."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • " Not the friendliest environment. Had reservations for two nights within 5 days of each other. Same waiter. Not one ounce of recognition. Even with reservations, I was made to feel as though they were "working us in!" Table was at front door as soon as you walked in. Both nights. Service was "standard." Food was good. Nicely presented. VERY noisy!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Perfect restaurant. Perfect food... Perfect atmosphere... Perfect music. Love!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had lunch this time and I find the dinner menu much more appealing, but the desserts were all outstanding and we each shared all around each dessert."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The comment about noise reflects outdoor dinning, inside it was very quiet. My coworker and I sat outside and were treated to a number of beautiful old cars driving past. Because the cars were different models and years I assuming it was a normal Friday afternoon and not a car rally. Food was great, service was great and I would definitely return. I haven't spent much time in Highwood but Miramar is a reason to go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great energy, great atmosphere, great service, great food! On nice days, the open air concept is a hard to find treat in this area!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The service was very poor, the food was for some dishes good and for others fair...overall the staff seemed to be too busy to really care. The price points were high for the quality we received. I doubt we would be back unless they pay greater attention to the quality of the food and the level of service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had been looking forward trying Miramar for a while, and it was a very nice time. The service was great (speedy and attentive and very high-class) and the ambiance was wonderful. You could really tell that this place has built upon its charm year after year! The food was really good. Is it the best food in Highwood? I would say it ranks up near the top, though there are a couple of other really nice places in town that compete for that title. What we had was really good - calamari for an appetizer (some of the best I've had), tomato basil gnocchi for me and lamb shank for my husband. The gnocchi was soft and pillow-y with great consistency, and the lamb shank was falling off the bone. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had great food, and especially liked the bistro menu where there were different levels of pricing you could choose from. Attentive and gracious service by the waitstaff once we were seated, although upon our arrival there was no one to greet us and it felt awkward. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was great. My husband had an appetizer that was over $26. The attention we received from the wait staff was lacking. Very loud. Which can be ok but just thought I would mention. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great Service, Great FOOD as always....................................................................."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "It's always an extra special treat when the crespelle is on the menu. Everything was fabulous as usual and service was great."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We ate @ Miramar on a Saturday night. Place was packed, very vibrant and the staff did a great job getting us seated. Food was good and Miramar made a great place for a relaxing & enjoyable evening with our friends. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Miramar has never let me down. Food and Beverage always exceptional. Their service can not be beat, hands down the best service without being intrusive. I always leave wanting to come back."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "If you like real French cousin, this place is not for you. Food was too greasy, I could taste butter, but not the food itself. Nothing special..."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Super efficient service, tender and delicious steak with pepper sauce, very loud and challenging for conversation but good energy and atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had expected to have difficulty locating a parking place and actually parked right outside the front door.The meal was pricey but worth it. Everyone on staff was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The service at the restaurant was really exceptional. Handshake from the owner at greeting. The setting was actually pretty nice, more appealing than I expected . I had the rack of lambs and it was great!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Cozy restaurant and very nice service. Double check what you order is what you want...the tiramisu was very strange and the duck salad was unexpected as well"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Our experience was very nice from the friendly greeting to the well prepared dishes. We tend to meet family here because it has something for everyone. We also like the friendly atmosphere. The salmon with horseradish sauce and the mussels are favorites of ours."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food, particularly the skate wing and duck, were excellently prepared and greatly enjoyed by our party. Drinks were occasionally slow and the service a bit brusque at times, but overall a great evening out. Miramar continues to keep its quality high. A great option in the area. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I lived in Paris for four months and travel there often, and I love the brasserie life style. Miramar comes close with its ambiance and much of its menu. I know soupe l'oignon gratinee is a bit of a cliche, but very few restaurants do it right. Miramar does."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This is a grand eatery. Our "special treat" place, especially the two tables by the bar with giant leather chairs! The food generally rocks (though I am addicted to the escargot and tend to ignore the other appetizers). However this time I ordered the orange duck entre and was SORELY disappointed. It was dry without being crispy. The sauce might as well have included a full costume since it was clearly a mask for the flavorless, overcooked flesh. I'll certainly go back to Miramar but now with a bit more caution. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Brunch offerings were average and in no way warranted a $35 per person price tag. Ridiculous."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A French Bistro in its entirety. Great ambience and excellent inspired French food. A very nice experience."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have often driven by Cafe Mirarmar and thought that it looked like a fun place to be-- and it is. The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere is like a neighborhood bistro in the Ste Germaine section of Paris. The portions where quite large (you get a giant mound of crispy shoestring fries with sandwiches.) The coffee was great and I highly recommend the profiteroles for dessert."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Miramar has quickly become my new favorite restaurant. The food is always outstanding and the service is impeccable. I can always count on a delicious meal. The seafood choices are perfectly seasoned and cooked. The portions are a good size, not small like at some restaurants. All the servers are assigned specific jobs, and they are on top of their game. Our water glasses, were always full and when we asked for more of a particular kind of bread, it was brought to us right away. A neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Have been here several times over the past 5 years. Loved it every time. The quality of the food is quite high, with fresh, flavorful ingredients. Awesome mussels, French onion soup, etc, etc."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Six old friends having an evening together for the first time in several years. Miramar was the perfect place to eat and cap the evening. Great food and service in a neighborhood friendly place. The people watching was fun and interesting highlighted by a visit from an international Rock Star."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was our first time at the restaurant. The food was delicious. Not too heavy. Service was good. Very casual."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been here several times and loved it, but it was off this day"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Miramar staff seems to think the place is a lot better than it is. The dishes were very overpriced yet tasty but the service was poor. Both the caesar and vinagrette salads we ordered literally had their dressing forgotten and then the waiter acted inconvenienced to rectify it. The cheese plate was expensive and not nearly as good as many others I've had. Our entrees were tasty but the savory crepes were a tiny potion. All in all too pretentious and expensive. We'll never go back nor recommend it to others."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Yet another wonderful evening spent with friends at this unique venue. The noise in the back room area was excessively noisy but everything else was just perfect."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Miramar is one of our favorite places because the food is always delicious, the service is great and the ambience is always very fun and energetic. Thank you, Miramar, for being a consistent favorite of ours."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Every time we are here we are never disappointed. We are consistently trying new things on the menu and everything is delicious. We are having such a good time that we are oblivious to other tables around. The service is friendly and personable. It is such a welcoming place and romantic, cozy. Great wine and the oysters are the best. The bread is wonderful and to me a true sign of what the meal to come will be. We feel like we are in Europe for the meal!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Food was good, but it was very loud and the tables were packed too closely together. We could hear everything people were saying on both sides of our table. I would only go back on a non-weekend night when it would not be as busy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Always love coming to this place. The customer service and greeting you get is unparalleled. The food is excellent, the staff goes out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and the owner makes you feel like you're the most important guest. This is a top notch business."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined here on many occasions. The food is always great - the staff very friendly and attentive. A Highwood favorite!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife for Valentines Day. Food was incredible and the service was top notch"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were greeted by Gabriel like old friends, even though we had never dined at Miramar before. The service staff was knowledgeable, friendly and bent over backwards to ensure our dining experience was delightful. Our food was spectacular starting with the paper thin sliced smoked salmon appetizer and Gabriel’s House Specialty, a combination of a light fluffy pasta like crepe filled with spinach and served with a light parmesan sauce. Our entrees included a steak with black peppercorn sauce and pomme frites, cooked perfectly, and the roasted scallops with oyster mushrooms, also cooked to perfection, making Miramar our new favorite."
    Dined on 2/14/2014