great food and service. I'd
great food and service. I'd never had foie gras before, and it was a special appetizer that night-delicious!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing find in Chicago burbs
Very good French food and lovely atmosphere - charming owner, very competent and charming staff. We will definitely go there again when we visit Chicago.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and Service.
Outstanding food and Service. Great wine list. Very friendly and knowledgable servers. GABE VITI ROCKS
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to Miramar in several years, after we had a couple of bad experiences during the tenure of the former chef. The food was much improved. I had a salade Lyonnaise that was perfect in every way, and the charcuterie plate also was outstanding. The service, though, was strangely inattentive. We were there for lunch, and although there were only a few other occupied tables and many waiters, we had to flag down someone to order drinks, and we waited for what seemed like an inordinately long time for our food. The waiters could not have been nicer, but they seemed to be paying little attention to us.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a wonderful experience.
Just a wonderful experience. Love the room and food. Looking forward to going back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent. I have a hearing problem in noisy rooms, so that was a bit of an issue for me, however, the problem is common for me in many restaurants and it should not be taken as a detriment to this restaurant.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice, great service
Perfect place for a nice bistro meal - good choice of reasonable wines, and very good service.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want an enjoyable evening
If you want an enjoyable evening with very attentive staff serving excellent and unique dishes come to Miramar !
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time there...really
First time there...really enjoyed it!
The wine steward (Bob?) was excellent and really helped us with our choice that night.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The folks at the resaurant assured that mother's day was spent in a wondeful atmosphere with great food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, really felt
Great service, really felt welcomed and valued. We will be back!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time and loved it
This was the first time we have dined at Miramar -- chose it based on favorable reviews. The menu is focused and the choices are wonderful. I thought the wines we tried were excellent too. The wait service is warm and attentive -- Miramar's does take customer service seriously. Staff checked (not too often) to make sure we were happy with our choices and to see if we needed anything else.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Miramar several times and the experience is always top notch. The food is absolutely fantastic.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Notch Nite at MiraMar
Special whitefish entree, pan-seared w/ a mixed dice of vegetables in a lemon caper sauce was absolutely amazing. It was served very hot, fish was cooked to perfection, vegetables were al dente and sauce was just enough..not too heavy and I looked forward to the capers as accents of taste!
Belgian Endive Salad with blue cheese, sugared walnuts and light vinaigrette was also very good. Complimenting was the Russian River Sonoma Cutrer which came very chilled and was superb.
I've been to MiraMar several times over the years and was never really impressed. Master Sommelier & Maitre d' Robert Bamsburg's welcoming acknowledgements at the front of the house and his overall dining room attentions have kicked this restaurant up several notches.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for a special
We went here for a special anniversary. In general, the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. The only complaint is that the prices are a little high for what you get. For example, my $25.95 scallop entree consisted of 3 scallops. They also seated us in a quiet spot, which was perfect for us. They called it the bistro table. The rest of the restaurant was much noisier.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit
This was our second visit and we were very pleased with both experiences. We liked the casual, relaxed atmosphere and the friendly, helpful staff. Service was prompt and reliable, and the food was delicious. The gnocchi was outstanding; the steak and scallops were also delicious. Prices are very reasonable and portions were not excessive. We will definitely return!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highwood / Highland Park Gem
Very flavorful and interesting food selection as well as a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fantastic dinner celebrating my daughter's 15th birthday. Service, food, and atmosphere were perfect.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an excellent time. Food
Had an excellent time. Food was delicious and our bottle of wine was perfect reccomendation for the evening. Memo was ok, not very personable. However there was another gentleman who brought us our wine gave us a few reccomendations and checked on us more often than Memo. Will definately return and if that gentleman is a waiter we will request him to take care of us next time! Manager was awesome, ran out after us when we were leaving just to say bye. How awesome is that! Thanks for a great time!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there early on a weeknight, bar was quiet, but great on weekends!
Food great as usual- sauces were not left behind, bread was helpful to keep my husband from picking up the bowl !!
Mussels were exceptional, scallops perfect, lamb chops meaty & delicious!
Please don't miss this place!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place and have always had a great meal and the best service!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salmon and scallops were excellent
Very relaxing and enjoyable meal. Friendly service. Great desserts.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still Going Strong
Miramar continues to offer good food, good service, in a retro setting. A nice wine list and plenty of outdoor seating.
This remains one of our go-to spots in the northern suburbs.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is way too
This restaurant is way too expensive for eating in Highwood.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone really enjoyed their
Everyone really enjoyed their meal the food was terrific! I would definitely go back and I loved the atmosphere there as well.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Miramar - consistently superb
Last minute reservation to celebrate a milestone. Food and service were outstanding. Not inexpensive but a good value when compared to the high level of quality and execution. Still one of the best burgers in Chicago.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never gets old
My son's choice for his "last meal" before heading back to college and steak frites is his favorite menu item....started off with decedent escargot.
The simple bistro menu remains constant and constantly delicious, meticulously prepared and offered up with the attention to service that is Gabriel Viti's priority.
With the best Negroni this side of Rome for mom (according to a trusted source who would know), there's no better way to spend a summer evening.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, small place
The seafood dishes here are very good! While it can be a bit noisy, the food and decor certainly give a good atmosphere. The service is also excellent.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great unique neighborhood spot
Unique cuban dishes, fantastic oyster selection, and a very unique ambiance. Smaller dining room that felt open with the open walls which makes it great on nice weather days. I think it would be less ideal for larger groups or on colder days.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming restaurant with a Cuban/French flavor.Great atmosphere and Great appetizers!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend for her birthday and had a very tasty meal. The service was excellent as were the mojitos! There was outdoor seating of which we took advantage, too. Would definitely go back.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Miramar is a true GEM. Dress
Miramar is a true GEM. Dress up or casual down, it's all about the food & the ambience!
My 2 friends and I attended a wine tasting tour with exquisite pairings and a lovely menu. Beautifully faciliatated, but not stuffy or preachy. Gabriel and Tom created a lovely ambience to sit, sip & enjoy.
They make you feel like a "regular" even if it's your 1st or 2nd time!
Mazel Gabriel! Thanks for a truly great weeknight treat!!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mirimar is always good. Quality food. A little pricey but always fun.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great For Non-meat Eaters
Even if you are not a steak eater, this restaurant serves superb fish. The salmon with horseradish sauce is some of the best prepared salmon in the area. The serving plate was HOT when served. The salad nicoise with tuna sashimi was excellent, although a bit skimpy on the tuna. Very few restaurants serve cold artichokes as an appetizer. If you know how to eat one, it's deliciously prepared. The waiter even shared the artichoke recipe.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun and relaxed feel is
A fun and relaxed feel is obvious upon arrival. Miramar is a French/Cuban bistro which offers the classic flavors of both cultures. Old-world charm with upbeat music and staff makes this suburban bistro feel more like a city borough favorite. Good wine options, and excellent cocktails. Our appetizer was the mussels in white wine, and they did not disappoint. Lamb shank is succulent and flavorful with whipped potatoes. Scallops are well prepared and fresh. For dessert we had homemade toffee (awesome!) and the most unique and wonderful tiramisu which is more of a parfait. Try it – you’ll like it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best dining experiences ever. From the warm greeting when we arrived, to assisting the ladies in our group with their coats, service, food and atmosphere were first class.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Visit to Miramar
This was our first time at Miramar, and we enjoyed it very much, from the initial welcome from owner Gabriel Viti to the delicious creme brulee dessert. The atmosphere was very authentic French bistro, as was the food. The French onion soup was rich and flavorful. The roast chicken was hearty and delicious. Looking forward to returning and trying some of the other dishes.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous all the way around!
We had a great experience at Miramar. The Chef greets you at the door and the service is phenomenal. It's an energized, exciting place to be and it's no wonder they are busy, busy. The menu allows for all tastes and interests. You won't be disappointed!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it again
We go to Miramar once every 2 months or so and it is never disappointing us. The food is great and the atmosphere is just charming French and relaxed. I recommend to everyone.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Highwood
Been there many times and always enjoy going again. Food and drinks always reliable and excellent. Gabriel and his staff are always friendly and welcoming. He found the scarf my wife left behind weeks earlier (in an obscure place) and called me! How many restaurants would connect the dots and do that?
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is French bistro at its best. If foie gras and steak frite are on your list of favorite things this place is your heaven. It is mine. Incredible value for a truly memorable meal.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
How nice to have a good restaurant in the suburbs that is not a chain on in a strip mall. Great place I would happily go back to.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM