Miriam
Miriam

Miriam

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miriamrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7186222250x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday through Thursday: 10am-4pm for Brunch, 4pm-10:00pm for Dinner
    Friday and Saturday: 10am-4pm for Brunch, 4pm-11:00pm for Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Rafael Hasid
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prospect Place
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Miriam
Miriam restaurant provides a popular, fast paced, and delicious brunch menu on the weekend in an atmosphere that is suitable for couples, groups, and kids alike. The dinner is more intimate and relaxed. Miriam offers a happy hour special at the bar on Monday - Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00pm, which provides 2 for 1 Mezes, Wine, and Beer. Miriam also has Early Bird Special, Monday - Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00pm, a 25% discount on your meal. At Miriam Restaurant the cuisine is uniquely, distinctly Israeli. Yet what exactly is Israeli Cuisine? To enter the subject is not unlike entering a sea by foot and feeling a sudden deepening. Unlike French food, Chinese food, Italian food, one does not unfold the menu at Miriam with a set of associations firm in the mind. There exist no single dish, no single style of preparation that one might call uniquely Israeli. And yet this lack of identity is its identity, its beauty.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Miriam reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (5)great for brunch (3)good for groups (3)romantic (3)great for lunch (2)special occasion (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good food at reasonable prices.
    kinder137
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    Good food at reasonable prices. The Meze (tapas style) selections, with the early bird is a steal. Friendly service and inexpensive wine.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find
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  • Good neighborhood restaurant
    aussiediner
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    I liked this restaurant. The food was good, varied, and presented well. We were there on a very busy night - Passover - so it was somewhat noisy by virtue of there being a full restaurant, but I could imagine that normally if you sat up the back it would be quiet. I loved the fact that we could either order from the Passover menu or from the regular menu or could combine both. With a diverse crowd that made it a major plus. Service was prompt and no one hassled us to move out. Would recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • A standout among restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    A standout among restaurant in Park Slope. Innovative and updated approach to Middle eastern food. Definitely going back for a second try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All of our appetizers were
    DanaVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    All of our appetizers were delicious... except the babaganoush didn't have much flavor. Also the chicken schwarma was very big and filling... but I wish they used chicken breast instead of chicken thigh. Either way, the food is delicious and I highly recommend.
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  • Miriam's is a neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    My friend and I who aren't big eaters were able to share the Dine Out Brooklyn $28 3 course meal. The staff was so accommodating. I told the manager I liked red wine but couldn't go to heavy because the tannin is to acidic for me -- makes my mouth feel weird. So he let me taste some wines. When I found one that was wonderful -- there wasn't a per glass price so he charged me $8 the lowest price per glass. The meal was delicious (I've eaten there before) but always got the 4 mez dishes for $14. Never had the entrees. We shared the grilled Bronzino with white beans and kale. It was very, very good. The fish was grilled perfectly and the white beans and kale were fabulous accompaniments. Panna Cotta was great too.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Good food - close seating quarters.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We enjoyed the food but our table was seated right in the middle of what felt like a busy foot traffic highway (in the middle of the restaurant in the back near the stairs). It wouldn't have been so bad except that some of the servers were, literally, running(!) and when the servers & foodrunners stepped down the stairs they were often leaping--so a heavy thud would come down next to us every few seconds. A rug on the floor would have made a big difference. I would recommend requesting that you don't get sat at this table-or the one in front of the entrance and also maybe not the community table (if you are a couple). The staff did try to re-accomodate us at the community table but we passed. Good food/service-but loud & close qua
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunately, Miriam has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Unfortunately, Miriam has gone down hill. We went during a Prix Fixe week and though the value was great ($28/three courses) the quality of the food was lackluster. My short rib dish was bland and plated terribly, and my friend's cod was flabby and overcooked. Not sure I'd go back.
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  • Delicious food, delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Delicious food, delightful atmosphere. Lovely staff. Fish dishes are superb. Make sure to get the mezze appetizers
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We visited this location for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    We visited this location for the first time and while its hard to find parking in that area, it was a great food experience. The only word of advice during the chilly months is not to take the seat by the rear entrance. We sat there in a 4 seater and felt chilly the whole night in spite of the heat being on. They did move us when another 4 seater became available and also gave us comp dessert which was very nice. Would definitely visit again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was delicious. We
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    The food was delicious. We finished every morsel. The consensus was that everyone wanted to return soon. The staff is very friendly and helpful. And the restaurant has a warm, welcoming ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience for a Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had a great experience at Miriam for Valentine's Day. Everything was perfect, the chef even visited the dining room to see how everyone was doing. We thought it was an excellent value, and calming and romantic in ambience. Each course was just very special in preparation, presentation and taste. The bar drinks were creative and fun. Definitely this restaurant was much more special than we expected. They even decorated the entrance with rose petals, which were fragrant and surprising. One thing to note: the portions are European sized, not super-sized, which was perfect for us, but large persons seeking to remain that way will probably want to order additional dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Another Great Meal at Miriam
    RKinNYC
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Another great meal at Miriam: The food and service are always consistent.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mediocre
    Juanita
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Place was nice, staff was professional, BUT food was bland. We ordered Grilled chicken on top of cous cous and lamb shank. Food was prepared tenderly with right texture but had NO FLAVOR. Didn't think it was great for the price. Flavor comes from seasoning. The food tasted as if it was grilled in oil and put on a plate. Not salt, or any other ingredients. The only thing that was good was the kaidan shrimp appetizer (2 shrimp for $4) Not sure if the chef that not wasn't the restaurant's normal chef...but again flood was tasteless.
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  • We were originally a party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    We were originally a party of 8, but 12 showed up. The restaurant graciously sat the extra 4 people, and we enjoyed excellent service and terrific food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perhaps it was because of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Perhaps it was because of the New Years Eve menu, but Miriam did not impress me. Waiters were confused (despite a very limited menu and only a small crowd at best), courses were served at irregular intervals, water was not refilled, and out of 6 courses between the two of us, 1 was good (a salad) and the rest were just very very normal. Dishes were overly rich without flavor/seasoning. In New York, if food is just normal, I don't think it is worth eating out.
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  • Excellent middle eastern food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Excellent middle eastern food at a good price for NY. The wine list is limited but well selected
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  • Dinner was excellent. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Dinner was excellent. We had a party of 4 and we all enjoyed our meals. Servers recommendations of appetizers were spot on. Great prices too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Excellent experience. Had
    arlo
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Excellent experience. Had tickets for Barclay. This was 3 blocks away. Very accomodating and we loved food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Great choice for pre-show dining at Barclays Center. My friend had the scallops and I had couscous with merguez sausage--both were wonderful. Comfortable ambience and warm service--will be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very accommodating service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Very accommodating service with a great happy hour special. Will happily return.
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  • Our first time here. Pleasant
    VeggieHeavenVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Our first time here. Pleasant food, service and atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had dinner there before a
    Foodie2
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    had dinner there before a concert at the Barclay Center.. It was crowded but we were seated immediately and had a delicious dinner... we would love to return there for another dinner
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • was going to barclays for
    bstsings
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    was going to barclays for dylan concert....wanted something close by arena....was not dissapointed.....had 5.15 reservatiob...table was ready.....hostess nice...ordered a glass of wine for 9.00....glass was ine quarter fulll..that was not good.......ordered 3 appetivers.....two were good....standard humus with pita bread......main dish of couscous was wattery and sausages greasy........i expected more from the ratings in zagat and yelp...and i did not get it...so one time and so long and good luck....fyi...way too expenxive......will try somewhere else next time in area....can t wait for sheepshead bay to reopen
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great food really enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    Great food really enjoyed it but the service wasn't great had to ask the servers for drink refills quiet a few times.
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  • The hummus with the pita bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    The hummus with the pita bread was fantastic. The appetizer portions are really small however, the pomegranite meatballs were okay as an appetizer. The shnitzel with mashed potatoes was relitively good, not the best but not the worst either. The chicken schwarma did not really come with a side and was a tad dry to eat. The restaurant is very busy however and seems to be a very popular neighborhood hangout on a Saturday night.
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  • Excellent meze array! Cucumber
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Excellent meze array! Cucumber ole drink refreshing and almost too easy to drink!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you're going to the Barclay's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    If you're going to the Barclay's Center this is a great place to eat before or after. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and the atmosphere comfortable. This is the kind of neighborhood restaurant that we would frequent often if we lived in Park Slope. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very nice place went there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Very nice place went there since its very convenient To new Barclay center. Had the striped bass other party had seafood paella. Food was great & thev price was rreasonable. highly recommend.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Had a nice meal before the
    tomfromwoVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Had a nice meal before the Steisand concert. Food was very good as so was the service.If you are coming here before an event at barklays make sure you make reservations. We wil definitely return
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • A gem of a restaurant!
    BobbyjiVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    The food, the ambiance, the service were all excellent. This is truly a gem of a restaurant. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There were some hits and misses.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    There were some hits and misses. The zucchini cakes, shrimp, quinoa, labne and beets were exceptionally memorable. The "sparkling" rose wasn't so sparkling, and the babaganoush was not tasty at all. The baklava was also over cinnamony and hard not tender and flaky. Still, I'd go back to try other dishes and I'd recommend it to others too. Overall an excellent ladies night out!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We 14 people had our family
    fit4food
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    We 14 people had our family reunion here and the service could not have been better. Miriam took excellent care of us, which helped make it a wonderful, memorable time for us all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Meze platter was better than
    Maestrabg1
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Meze platter was better than couscous entree. Chef/owner explained that the couscous is on the bland side because that's the traditional way of serving it. We suggested spicing it up a bit. He said we should ask for special sauce next time. Drinks were fab!! Dessert was amazing--shredded FILO dough topped with honey, marscapone, and some berry juice flavoring. Yum.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have previously had a delicious
    CulturedInNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    We have previously had a delicious brunch here and wanted to try it for dinner. We were not disappointed. We tried 5 different meze to start and all were delicious (beets, shrimp, calamari, mushrooms, falafel). I got the branzino and my husband got the chicken schwarma. We both really enjoyed ours. The menu isn't huge but it is well selected which I prefer anyway. We'll definitely be back!
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Small plates provide a really
    simplepleasuresVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Small plates provide a really great option for a lighter meal. It was nice to be able to taste the wine I had picked before ordering a glass. The waitstaff and owner made us feel very welcomed and enhanced our dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Mediterranean Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    We went for a special occasion and it was delightful. Nice cocktail choices, many, many vegetarian options. Most of us shared mezes, all of which were great except one (the quinoa salad had no discernable flavor - I thikn they may have forgotten the dressing...). Part of the group had dessert (wonderful chocolate lava cake and phyllo apple-pistachio triangles)and Turkish coffee. Service was sattnetive without being overbearing. All in all a great dinner and a great night.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • The food and waitstaff were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/21/2012
    The food and waitstaff were fantastic. Miriam can easily become a habit.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Relaxed and warm surroundings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Relaxed and warm surroundings Food a pleasant change for a jaded New Yorker. Go.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • As always, Miriam never disappoints
    Lyublana
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    As always, Miriam never disappoints. Great, congenial and efficient staff and chef. Delicious dishes with extraordinary touches or takes on what would appear to be Israeli/Middle Eastern standards. You won't find them made this way anywhere else.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • One of a handful of Park Slope
    felbrigge
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    One of a handful of Park Slope restaurants that we return to on a regular basis. The Mediterranean Salad is fantastic. I always order that and then follow with a few tapas for a complete meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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