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Permanently Closed - Mirani's

206 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mirani's is a French restaurant located in Winnetka, Illinois. The restaurant features casual dining in a quaint atmosphere with frescoes and antique tapestries.

Mirani's serves lunch and dinner and offers a simple and elegant French menu consisting of hors d'oeuvres, salads, soups, pasta, seafood and chicken, steak frites, sides and desserts. Hors d'oeuvres offerings at the restaurant include crabe a la Mirani, moules bruxelles and prosciutto et mozzarella. Entrées featured at Mirani's include spaghetti Bolognese, grilled Atlantic salmon, sautéed whitefish, classic steak and aged beef tenderloin served in pan sauce with forest mushrooms. Dessert at the restaurant includes an assortment of French pastries.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - late
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Phone number
(847) 441-5590
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kaveh Mirani
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Private party contact
Kaveh or Madeleine Mirani: (847) 441-5590
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Cross street
Lincoln, close to Green Bay Road
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJanP (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Salmon was great, but served on bed of watery lentils. Ceasar salad was great.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2016

quiet place to have a nice glass of wine or a drink, reconnect and enjoy a dependably great meal with a real desert

vipRGMD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2016

Great quiet lunch place ..... Wonderful food!

vipnightout (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

Did not have any gin in the entire bar. Oddly enough the emptied the last bottle of Bombay Saphire as we were being seated. Menu was minimal but sufficient. Dinner was good, but not outstanding. Prices were commensurate with the quality. Server was attentive and pleasant. Not very busy for a Saturday night.

PriscillaL (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

Very nice interior but very disappointing lunch menu. I ordered the salad nicoise only to find canned albacore tuna on it! Upon review of the menu it did say albacore tuna. It just didn't occur to me that such a fancy French influenced restaurant would have canned tuna on a $16 salad! I was expecting seared tuna on my salad. The lunch menu was also very limited. My barley soup was warm at best. They did replace my nicoise with a grilled shrimp. That was much better.

Martin (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

My wife & I were recently in Paris. Back home It was Valentine's day and I was looking for a restaurant with the warmth and charm as we found in Paris. I made reservations at Mirani's
a restaurant we have not visited in 9 years in our own backyard. We absolutely enjoyed every
minute. It has the sweetness of Paris and the food was great. We enjoyed every minute and will
return again.

vipRGMD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2016

Love this for quiet lunches!

viptutma (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

We had enjoyed the food the first time we were here in November for a birthday.
Came back for our anniversary w families. Very sub par service. Food was enjoyable.
Restaurant was very slow, bus boy n others were helpful. Our server was too seasoned n too good to take care of just one table of 9. We had to ask for bread numerous time. She was not attentive or friendly. It's a very slow night, we were may be the only money you would make for the night, granted that it's auto gratuity. We came in in a great mood, you didn't make it special, we would have tipped you more.
A word of advise for you smarty server, you take care of your guests the same whether you have 5 tables or 1 table, whether they order 1 bottle or 5 bottle. You are a representative of the restaurant, you make the guests want to come back.
Sorry owner, your restaurant is great, this staff of yours downgraded it.

vipFoodie2enjoy (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2015

Great quiet place for lunch. Good salads and excellent soups.

vipNBDiner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

Food was great - we had the white fish, which was well prepared and very flavorful. Service was good, server seemed a bit new and unsure, but she was very pleasant and attentive. A little pricey, but its Winnetka.

vipMTHC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

Beautifully prepared Bistro specials. Lovely ambiance. Attentive staff.

vipFoodie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

First time here, and we'll be back! Every part of our meal was great. Cream of mushroom soup, quality of tomatoes in salad, whitefish, frites, Napolean, lemon tart--all were memorable. Ambiance--the back section is rather large in comparison to the intimate front section so it didn't feel like the bistro atmosphere we were expecting. Nonetheless, we had a great meal with excellent service. Mirani's is a 45 minute drive for us, but we look forward to dining there very soon.

vipmazbps (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Whitefish three ways - each delicious.
And the crabmeat salad is huge and delicious

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 28, 2015

We've been here several times since they opened. This last trip was a little disappointing. Red meat selections were very limited. The wine markup was closer to 3x retail instead of the usual 2x. It made me somewhat sad, as I am fond of this restaurant. It had been over a year since we had been there, so this change may have happened a while ago. We may return, but I hope they make some adjustments.

vipfoodiebarb (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 25, 2015

Dining at Mirani's is always a pleasant experience. However in the 3 years I have been going, the basic menu has not changed. There are some specials on the week-end, but that is not enough to make this a "go to" neighborhood spot. We were there on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was only half full. That should be a sign that some changes need to be made.