La Mirabelle

4.6
1339 reviews
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La Mirabelle offers traditional French fare, perfected and served in a gracious, welcoming environment.

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 9:45PM

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New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love La Mirabelle. Lovely, quiet room, great service, excellent, old-fashioned French food. The swordfish with nicoise sauce was superb. The calf's liver outstanding. Excellent salads and delicious desserts. The wine list is quite good, but every first choice over the last few years is not in stock. It's become comical.

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GB
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and beautifully presented traditional French cuisine. Things on the menu you don't see in most NYC brasseries: sweetbreads, kidneys, half-duck roasted with plum sauce.

Wonderful escargot and goat cheese (pistachio-encrusted) salad. Venison too!

All the portions were large and take home portion for the calves liver.

Wonderful french staff. Pleasant ambiance. Highly recommend. The sound level died down after 8:15 p.m.

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D
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute little French restaurant, very authentic, and lovely wine list with a variety of price points.

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LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice celebration there. Classical Bourgeois French menu well prepared, generous portions, attentive service. Could be a bit quieter, but relative to many places these days, it is not as noisy. Will be back and recommend it

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is like a French Bistro and one of the waitresses sings “La Vie en Rose” like Edith Piaf! Certain dishes are outstanding like The Bouillabaisse, the mussels, the endive salad and others. The beautiful paintings on the walls of French scenes were painted by the same waitress who sings. The service was very good and the servers very pleasant.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, fine selection, and an civilized atmosphere. Very fine service.

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GM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Saturday night we took our two grandchildren to La Mirabelle where we have enjoyed meals for years. They are 6 and 8 so we tried to get in early and not stay late. The restaurant was full and people earlier than us were not leaving their tables. Therefore our plan was delayed but within 15 minutes we were given a table. Next issue was waiting for service. In spite of the time delay our waitress was very apologetic and for the rest of our time at dinner we admired her hard work, politeness, good humor and effort to make our outing run as smoothly as she could. She provided plates to share, meals already plated for the kids to share, ideas how to make desserts even more child friendly and fun, etc. Our meal as usual was very good. Simply put, service people rarely can control many aspects of the job they are there to do. But when they realize what they can control -- such as their helpful, pleasant attitude -- they are making lemonade from lemons. I don't know the young woman's name in this case but we will be back and insist on you again. This is a neighborhood gem.

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LJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the French food here!! Always a pleasure to eat here!

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WS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this neighborhood favorite. It's a great go-to when we want to meet friends and have some great food. Noise level is key and it's moderate and can have an adult conversation. And we even got a beautiful Edith Piaf song sung to us at our table. Brava La Mirabelle!

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s
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was such a charming restaurant. The food was fabulous and the service was great. The 3 of us had a variety of appetizers and entrees - all were wonderful!

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good traditional French cuisine. The artichoke vinaigrette was great. The duck with plums was excellent. My husband liked his sole meunière very much. We loved the chocolate mousse. Service was friendly and efficient. This is an honest, no airs old time restaurant with an appealing atmosphere. A perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We are regulars and always pleased with the food and service

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NB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a pleasure to return to La Mirabelle with friends, to share the warm, peaceful, quiet atmosphere, delicious traditional French food and excellent, unobtrusive service. So glad we decided to share the crême brûlée with four spoons — so delicious, and a generous portion, as are all their dishes.

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G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

La Mirabelle has the best duck in the city! Attentive service has us coming back again and again.

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EZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice place with good food and service though the menu seems a bit limited.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We made a reservation for a party of 3 for Friday dnight to celebrate our friend’s birthday. We were seated upstairs where the noise level became overbearing. Nice setting but ver very dark, needing a flashlight to read the menu. Bouillabaisse was over salted and the coquilles St. Jacques was too heavy on the cheese and flour. It’s a little pricy. The waitstaff was highly efficient and friendly.

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FF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best thing about La Mirabelle is that they always make you feel at home. The food is delicious and the service is very accommodating. We go here several times a year, and have never had a bad meal. While they have had to raise their prices because of a steep rent increase, it is still reasonable considering the quality of the food, the ambiance, and the service.

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RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lovely. Delicious food. Ample portions. Caring staff. A favorite

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H
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great authentic French restaurant - family owned and operated for generations!
Great food - great service.

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JM
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charming old fashioned French Restaurant serving standard Bistro food not including Steak frites. I had a very well prepared duck and others in my party had roast chicken and sweetbreads. The children was moist and flavorful. All were served with mashed potatoes and a medley of vegetables. Good wine list and excellent service. The atmosphere was very much quiet and welcoming. Worth a visit to the Upper Westside.

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f
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

On recommendation from a friend and especially to order the calves liver we
Decided to try this place out before going to Billy Joel
Very convenient to get to vis subway so don’t worry about being up in the 80’s

Wow are we glad we did and my friend was so right about the liver. Delicious and cooked perfectly. My coquilles were also excellent. AND THE BREAD! Right back to France.

My wife’s chicken was also perfect and a higher serving

The only Miss was the onion soup was a bit bland

Our server was extremely nice

Wines by the glass excellent

Can’t wait to go back!

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was very bland. This restaurant had been highly recommended by a friend who dine there often so we were very disappointed. Had a couple of specials / potato and leek soup and coq au vin. The soup was not good. Chicken was ok. Also ordered shrimp scamp which was flavorless. Only thing we really liked was the bread which was excellent.

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MC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had another lovely meal my companions lamb was overdone so they brought her a new order and comped it....I’ll be going back again

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BR
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Curious that the mussels were so dry and tasteless. Otherwise, pleasant and relaxing, as usual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. What else can you ask for ?

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The room was excruciatingly noisy and the several breaks into song by the wait staff for birthday celebrations did not help. The special red snapper was mushy and tasteless; the only part of my main course that arrived above room temperature was the mashed potatoes.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Mediocre food

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I
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming for years. This is an amazing place with great food, kind and welcoming staff, and a river of locals flowing through the evening. I truly cherish this restaurant and recommend it unreservedly to anyone looking for a truly wonderful evening in Manhattan.

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MW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really, this is a cozy and lovely place to be. My friend and I had a fine time and he particularly enjoyed his meal -- and the birthday song. (You simply have to be there to realize how pleasant it is.)

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BF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times and it never disappoints. Cordial reception and efficient service. Presentation and quality of dinners is very good.Seasonal specials are recommended. The fact that this restaurant has been around for decades speaks as to its high regard among its customers.

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JO
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Old time French restaurant serving a crowd with ages to match. The only dark hair here comes from a bottle. But I love the classic French cuisine, butter and organ meats. Lipitor for all.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was with my wife for date night! We were in the city for a long weekend with family. We wanted a night to ourselves and returned for our second visit to La Mirabelle. Everything was outstanding as it was on our first visit in October 2017.

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W
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening in your charming and comfortable restaurant. The service was excellent and the food superb. I've dined at La Mirabelle several times and always had a wonderful experience. And this time was no exception. And I was particularly grateful to step into such a warm and inviting atmosphere, having just walked two long crosstown blocks with the snow beginning and the temperature dropping. Thank you for a special evening.

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w
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love to take my mother to Mirabelle for our favorite dish, old fashioned, crispy duck. My visit this weekend for her birthday was nice, the service good and the ambiance nice and quiet enough to hear. But despite our requests for the duck to be crispy, it wasn't. One portion was not edible. The restaurant was very understanding and helpful but it was disappointing not to be able to eat this delicacy. Other than that a great experience. The kitchen is gracious about platting shared salads and desserts and we had a lovely time. Good place for a celebration particularly for more mature folks.

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g
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It is always a treat to eat at La Mirabelle. It’s a neighborhood gem where the food and service are always great. The specials are prizes. On a snowy recent night among the specials was a rich short ribs dish among others. It was perfect. Salads are great. The artichokes always wonderful and the French desserts impossible to turn down. If you hit it on the right night, the added treat is singing by a wait staff member whose voice is glorious. Happy Birthday never sounded so beautiful.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, very nice sized portions and amazing staff!!

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r
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely French food and very attentive servers. Quiet, except for the occasional "Happy Birthday", which occurred 3 times among different tables. A neighborhood place, that was closing up before 11PM. They took care of us til we left. Disappointed that Mirabelle's had no Mirabelle to drink. A bit pricey, but not outrageous.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been coming to La Mirabelle for years. Strengths include the fact that relative to most NYC restaurants, it is actually possible to talk to your dinner companion, and the welcoming service of the 'old world feeling staff'. What has been a bit disappointing is that the food has become fairly pricey relative to other UWS restaurants and the quality is less dependable (although their pate appetizer continues to be really excellent). So--a mixed review of a restaurant we have come to for years but now have others that vie for our patronage.

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MF
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites. Had the rack of lamb. Exquisite. After my regular Coquille St. Jacques.
My friend had the Watercress special soup, special Endive salad and the Veal Chop. We were so happy. The flavors and freshness were perfect. We always enjoy are time at Mirabelle. A must for people who love real, authentic French food.

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M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I am sorry to say that La Mirabelle did not live up to our expectations. The restaurant is pretty and comfortable. The service is very good. And the food is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed my scallops with berries (terrific) and my liver, a treat I have not enjoyed in as long as I can remember. My husband's sweetbreads and coquilles St. Jacques were also excellent.
But it doesn't matter how good the food or surroundings are if you must dine in silence because the noise level in the restaurant is so extraordinarily loud that you must wear ear plugs (yes, ear plugs) to have any conversation at all. It was so awful that after a while we didn't care what we ate--we just wanted to get out of there. Be sure to stay away from upstairs seating when the restaurant is hosting a party of more than 4.
What a disappointment.

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