Went here on a friend's recommendation. What a lovely experience. There's a gabillion places to eat in Williamsburgh now, and this one stands out. Hip, but not toooo hipster (you can take your pals here, but you can take your parents too), and casual while still maintaining the air of eating at a good restaurant. Service was always gracious and with a smile from the host to the waitress to the busboy. You always felt welcome and well taken care of.
It was pork tenderloin for me and branzino for the wife, and we both really loved our dishes. On many occasions I find pork to be rather bland and not prepared all that well, but this was delicious. If I had had the branzino for myself, I may have still been a little hungry afterwards as I feel that I would've needed more food on my plate, but for my wife it was just perfect.
Both of our desserts, panna cotta and some sort of fruit concoction, were uber-fresh and definitely "foodie" quality.
Some places in Williamsburgh are a little too crowded and a little too loud, or the food is an afterthought. Miranda's definitely has a hipster yet elegant vibe, and is a little quieter and more laid back than many places in the neighborhood. And the food is great - they obviously take great care and pride in it. We went on a Saturday night at 8 pm and had a wonderful, relaxed meal ... and then went out to a place that was loud and crowded for a nightcap!
We will be back!