Miranda Restaurant
Miranda Restaurant

Miranda Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mirandarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7183870711x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30AM - 3:00PM
    Lunch: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 12:00 PM - 3:00PM
    Dinner: Sunday 5:30PM - 10:00PM, Monday, Wednesday,Thursday 5:30PM - 10:30PM, Friday, Saturday 5:30PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sasha Miranda
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our signature private event is a walk-around tasting for groups of up to 50 people with a continuous flow of tray passed tapas and hors d'oeuvres. We can also accommodate groups of up to 35 for seated multi-course meals, tasting menus, and wine-paired dinners.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Rodriguez 7183870711x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North 9th Street
  • Public Transit: Miranda Restaurant is located just 3 blocks from the Bedford Avenue L train stop, making it just 15 minutes away from Union Square, Manhattan.
    The B62 bus stop is one block away. The G train, Nassau Avenue stop is 6 blocks away. The East River Ferry stop is just 3 block away on Kent and North 6th!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street, usually less than a block away. Private lots are also available within 2 blocks of the restaurant.
A word from Miranda Restaurant
Owned and operated by a husband and wife team, Miranda makes for a romantic dining location as well as a great place to catch up with friends and family. Chef Sasha Miranda serves a mix of Latin American and Italian flavors while concentrating on healthful cooking techniques. Chef Sasha uses local ingredients that tie in to the seasons and she creates five different forms of fresh pasta. Foccacia and all desserts are baked in house daily.
Mauricio Miranda's wine list focuses on small productions from Italy, Spain, California and South America. Miranda is also recognized for its attention to the finer details of service and Mauricio is sure to make each guest feel as though they are a guest in his home. Together, Sasha and Mauricio strive to create a warm environment where great food and wine unite to create a memorable experience.
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Miranda Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (12)romantic (11)special occasion (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Very, very, very, very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The only place that can make quinoa taste great! Breakfasts are wonderful too!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute place with great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Miranda is a very cute, sweet & romantic place with fantastic service & great healthy food. We really enjoy our experiences there. It's also quiet place with nice background music (certainly no noisy crowds here) where you truly enjoy soft conversation with your partner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Spot/Great Food
    Race
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed the charming, romantic, and unassuming atmosphere. The menu of Spanish and Italian food delivered healthy, delicious choices. Best of all, the service was excellent - warm and responsive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cindy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very good. Have eaten here many times and this was one of the best and the rioja was good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beatriz
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This lovely restaurant is on a quiet corner in a tree-lined street in North Williamsburg. A discerning menu and seasoned staff deliver delicious food prepared with seasonal ingredients and options for different tastes. The parppadelle pasta with ragu of mole-braised leg of lamb was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OMG
    Patricia
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were a party of 5 for dinner and each of the guest had different dishes. EACH was outstanding, tasty, creative with high-quality ingredients, e.g. home-made pasta! Its a fusion of Italian and Latin American flavors. My only regret... I should have started with eating each dessert on the menu!! The service is so friendly, attentive and personal. I was there several time with other people and the dinner was consistently superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    NYVISITOR
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was my second time going back in a year. The first time was a lot better in food. The menu has not changes much. I would say they have good food but not spectacular.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 193 reviews are from the Miranda Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Quiet street and Good food
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed our food. The portions are perfect and it is a calm environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    FoodReview7
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I went here with 3 friends for dinner and we loved our food. I think the winner was the medialuna pasta- so good! And the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Miranda never disappoints, worth the drive from Westchester
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding
    BabyD1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The menu is very interesting. We had the Mussels as first course. I had a pasta dish while my partner had fish. Everything including desserts were excellent . Nice wine list too. Total bill for a truly lovely experience was fair at $133 (including bottle of wine). One small negative was that on a Saturday night and full restaurant, it was noisy. Of course, on a Saturday night in May, all of Williamsburg is noisy :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were a party of 4, and we truly enjoyed all the dishes. The mixed drinks were tasty and the service was excellent. I don't have one complaint. It was a lovely afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    Fine2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This is our second visit to Miranda's and we will definitely be returning . The food never disappoints, the service is excellent, the staff is warm and friendly and it is everything a good restaurant should be without being pretentious. Definitely a jewel in Williamsburg!
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miranda Rocks
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I keep returning for the food, the service, the warmth. Such a wonderful restaurant in the middle of "loud" North Williamsburg. I discovered Miranda just after it had opened. Went once and was hooked. Now I bring friends and family there all the time. I'm welcomed warmly. The food is inventive, well prepared and beautifully served. I love the octpus on arugula, avocado and cukecumber -- so cool. The pappardelle with mole lamb ragu is spicy and delicious. And the duck breast perfectly prepared. Miranda's desserts are perfect endings to a perfect meal. The wine list is quite varied both in terms of region and price. I can always find a reasonable bottle from an area I enjoy.All around, great meals! Servers charming, knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    found it expensive for what it was, wait staff seemed to be flustered despite there being very few people in the space. it was actually difficult to get anyone's attention, which was really surprising because it was a small place. portions very very small, which would be fine if it were more refined, but the dishes were fair to not-very-good
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  • A Gem in Williamsburg
    Erin
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Miranda is one of the best restaurants in Williamsburg for brunch. The Pernil is perfectly cooked and the coffee is delicious and flowing. Service is always pleasant, and I've never felt rushed to leave, which is good, because it's hard to stop at just one Bloody Mary there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Vibrant restaurant with mediocre food. Outstanding flour less chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should be far better known
    Charles
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This excellent restaurant serves mainly Italian fare, but with an original twist. Latin flavors surprisingly infuse both the menu and even individual dishes. Amazingly, in the heart of Williamsburg, a table was easy to score at 8:30 on a Saturday night. Just not hip enough, I guess - thank goodness!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant
    notafoody
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great service, nice vibe to the place. The food was not as great as friends who had recommended the place claimed. Though one of our party had a delicious meal (roast pork) -- I just found the spaghetti and meatballs bland. I would need to explore the menu further to give a reliable review.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice!
    mrsrod
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I thought to celebrate my husband with surprise dinner with a few friends and family. Miranda's was a perfect choice! Wouldn't change a thing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    ElthboVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Would have returned here for dinner had we experienced it sooner in our stay. Absolutely a fabulous restaurant. Wife/chef; husband/manages/serves/host. This is a first-class event. You would be remiss in not having a meal here. You know at first bite that every ingredient in your meal is fresh. Italian/Latin mix of options. The restaurant is on a corner, and they advised us that in good weather, the windows all open out for an outdoor effect. Will be going there when we return in April. Did not review the wine list as a glass was included with our meal. It was their house brand, and we had a red and a white, and enjoyed each. Would definitely bring guests here as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not an Italian restaurant
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    At Miranda, the service is good and friendly. Though, this restaurant cannot call itself Italian. The Arancini have nothing to do with the breaded rise balls you should receive. The pasta is anything but properly cooked, while the sauce seems to be made with canned tomatoes. The branzino we ordered was overcooked. It is a pity because they make an effort and I would have loved to have found a gem. No luck.
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  • Excellent and unique.
    DictionarygrrlVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I picked this restaurant out randomly on Open Table because it was close to our Friday night destination, and was blown away. The food is super good, the drinks amazing, and the service impeccable. I can't understand why it wasn't packed! I would recommend eating here before it closes - the place must be in trouble, because there were only 4 or 5 other parties in the restaurant while we were there, but I can't imagine why. Seriously, the food is such an imaginative take on Italian - everything has a little Spanish or Mexican twist. Really tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Real Deal in Williamsburg
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My fourth dinner at Miranda's and it keeps getting better! From the warm welcome to the effusive "thank you" at our goodbye, everything was perfect. We were three for dinner and each had a different appetizer and main course. The grilled octopus with arugula and avocado was tender and grilled to perfection. The buffalo mozarrella was so soft and creamy. we had duck -- perfectly cooked rare as requested; lamb ragu mole deliciously chocolatey and spicy; and salmon cooked to perfection. White wine was so earthy and the bottle of Tempranillo rich and earthy as well. A perfect a companion to both the duck and the ragu. Our servers knew the menu and were helpful when one of us requested a change to the dish -- substituting one side for another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business was slow.Place was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Business was slow.Place was empty .Hope they stay in business
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • abcsdc
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Frequented Miranda while living in Williamsburg about once a month. Always a great meal and wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Miranda
    Wes2809
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I went here for brunch last fall and loved it! Dinner was a little out of my price range, but I really wanted to go back and try it. I got a gift card for christmas (beautifully packaged and sent by the way), and finally got to have dinner at Miranda. Everything from the food and drinks, to the service, to the atmosphere is fantastic at Miranda. We had the chorizo risotto balls, arugula salad, branzino, and duck. They were all wonderful, however, the portions are on the small side. Regardless, we had a great time and left extremely happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterranean on the Northside
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    I've been to Miranda several times and have taken friends with me. It has never disappointed. The servers are charming and so welcoming. It is an oasis of warmth in the hubbub of Greater Williamsburg. The owner and chef is very talented, presenting the delicious food in an attractive, elegant way. Both fish and meat dishes that we had were perfectly prepared. And the warm octopus over salad was perfect. The wine list complements the food offerings. I had a lovely red Alto Adagia, dry and minerally as it should be. All in all, a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful and Thoughtful
    IkfromWB
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    I made reservations at the restaurant via open table and mentioned that it was my boyfriend's birthday. When we arrived, service was very attentive and the good was wonderful! We were full after the meal and decided to go for a walk and didn't order desert. But Miranda's staff surprised us with tres leeches (on the house) and a candle! They were very sweet and discreet, and my boyfriend was delighted! Everything about the place and the good was just perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow to seat us but we knew
    SizzVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Slow to seat us but we knew a fabulous dinner was waiting!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have been to Miranda a number
    JLG40VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Have been to Miranda a number of times, but twice in the last three nights. Menu is short but creative. Six great pastas of which my favorite is the Pappardelle with lamb shank in a little spicy mole sauce. Branzino is great as is the duck. Good wine list and always consistent. Miranda is a terrific chef.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A happy discovery
    DeboVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Sophisticated food, beautifully presented, graciously served in a cozy, casual atmosphere. A happy discovery. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Codbear
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Miranda's pasta was homemade and delicious! We had excellent service and such a friendly atmosphere! We will definitely return to this restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Unexpected Surprise
    Fine2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Usually going to restaurants in Manhattan, we decided to go to Williamsburg to see what all the hype was about. Having read excellent reviews about Miranda, we decided to give it a try and we weren't disappointed! Not only was the food prepared to perfection, but the selections were innovative and tasty. What was most inviting was the fastidious of the staff- from the person who greeted us at the door to the busboy, who were attentive to our every need. The restaurant was very busy, but the routines in place were carried out at every table, such as cleaning the table after each course. So much of that is lost in restaurants today. Miranda's is truly a gem that I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabuloso
    Bizz
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    My wife and I stayed in Williamsburg and we did end up going to a couple of upscale restaurants over in Manhattan and Miranda was BY FAR the best we went to in New York. The Latin/Italian cuisine reminded me of a great blended wine--bringing out the high notes of each country's cuisine. The service was sincerely cheerful, perfectly attentive, never intrusive. After each course a server would effortlessly whisk the crumbs away.The brick walls, the tastefully muted but distinct lighting, the beautiful windows, and the glowing bar/kitchen to the back made for a romantic ambience. Our food was fresh, creative, delicious, and was handsomely presented on the plate. The music, the wines, perfect. I highly recommend this gem, especially for lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a Trip from Manhattan
    mom2diVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We ate here for the first time, and will definitely return. The room was cozy and inviting, and we could hear ourselves speak. The service was attentive, but not rushed. The food was delicious. We had the squash soup, which was creamy but made without dairy, and nicely spiced, grilled octopus, a special salad available that day and arancini, an arborio rice and chorizo dish that was fabulous. Main courses were equally good. The pappardelle was spicy and rich, the branzino delicately flavored and the grilled skirt steak (churrasco) perfectly cooked. It was worth traveling from Manhattan to dine at Miranda.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trip to Williamsburg!
    PMDSVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Wanted to dine outside of our usual area and selected Miranda based on previous reviews. Our group of 4 were thrilled with the choice. friendly, knowledgeable staff; range of choices; the best butternut squash soup - ever; delicious seasoning to all dishes, prepared with great care. While our group was a 'bit' older than the majority of the other diners, we did not feel uncomfortable and the sound level was quite tolerable. A must for all
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great, fun restaurant
    Dima
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    After visiting Miranda 3 times, I must say, it was our pleasure to enjoy the food and great service. A nice fusion of Italian and Latin cuisines. Good selection of wines and yummy deserts.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    greenpointeater
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    not as "trendy" as some places but the food is really delicious and personally i prefer to be away from the 'scene,' can actually hear the people talk that you are dining with and enjoy a nice meal The service is a bit too formal for my taste, and for the neighborhood (IMO) i prefer to not have my water glass refilled over and over or esp i prefer NOT to have my table wiped between courses that sort of thing..
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Starting at the end. The question
    LIfoodie
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Starting at the end. The question always is 'Would you come back?'. With BKs burgeoning crop of restaurants the question becoms all the more the test. Miranda has a very comfortable feel and a staff that tries, but the pacing of the meal was so painfully slow that a few of my party got up to take a walk. The food was great and the restaurant deserves the four stars I gave it, but in the end the meal was served so painfully slowly that we were all getting antsy before the entrées hit the table. It may well be that we just caught them on an off night. Give them a try, the food is worth it. If your experience mirrors ours in bis a shame that a chef so talented allows her food to be overshadowed by the timing with which it is served.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate