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About Miriam

Miriam is an Israeli eatery in Brooklyn, New York that specializes in serving Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant offers an elegant, yet casual dining atmosphere and offers a very popular brunch service as well as a dinner service daily.

Brunch at Miriam offers an assortment of organic egg dishes such as eggs Benedict, Norwegian eggs and smoked salmon omelet, as well as pancakes, French toast and an a la carte menu. Dinner at Miriam offers salads, a Meze menu, couscous and main courses. Entr�es featured at the restaurant include such fare as cauliflower steak, chicken schnitzel, lamb shawarma and braised short rib.

79 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Prospect Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 622-2250

Website:
http://www.miriamrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Rafael Hasid

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Miriam Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (257)
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Romantic (92)
Great for Brunch (81)
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Notable Wine List (46)
Kid-friendly (37)
Great for Lunch (36)
Hot Spot (27)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Food was excellent! Waiter was informative

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2016

Very attentive and friendly service. I like trying a sampling of dishes and was able to try/share a lot. Delicious half bottle of wine. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2016

Great Israeli food! We wanted to find not your typical fare but close to the Barclay's Center. Great find! We all enjoyed our meal. The eggplant appetizer was fantastic! Service was great and very accommodating with my son in a wheelchair. Would definitely go back. Make a reservation!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2016

My husband and I went to Miriam's before a concert at the Barclay Center. The food and service were superb. If only we lived in Brooklyn, we would definitely frequenting this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2016

we came to miriam's for a pre-concert dinner. The food was fabulous. Our waiter daniel was great. He made many recommendations and really took care of us. i can't wait to come back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2016

Our table was ready on time. The wait staff was attentive and, when I requested advice, guided me to the couscous, which was absolutely delish. I enjoyed the sauvignon blanc. The good service continued throughout the meal. My dinner companions enjoyed their selections as well. The only thing slightly disappointing was the dessert. The baklava was not the traditional Greek style I prefer and the homemade ice cream was not as creamy as I had hoped. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Came here with friends. Food and service were great. A bit pricey but otherwise had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2016

Delicious try the couscous! We also had cauliflower, meatballs, bourekas, and the most amazing halva mousse!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2016

Super nice restaurant with great food. Very friendly waiter and they were quick with our service!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We were visiting Brooklyn and wanted a neighborhood restaurant. We were not disappointed. Delicious food, good service. It was a bit crowded and noisy, but fun atmosphere. We loved our dishes of couscous and grilled chicken. Also, they were careful with some food allergies.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Great time great service outstanding food . I had a surprise party at Miriam. This place is amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Still a reliable place to get a table at the last minute on a Friday or Saturday night, but sadly the food and service have gone downhill. At the same time, prices have gone up! This used to be in my rotation, but I won't be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Was visiting Israel a few months ago and had some wonderful food in Tel Aviv, so when we searched for a restaurant for a pre concert meal and found Miriam near the Barclay, we were eager to try it. Very glad we did. The location was perfect. The space was the perfect combination of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv. The food was as tasty as anything we had in Israel. And the staff was friendly and efficient--getting us served with plenty of time to make the show. We were there on New Years Eve, so the menu was prix fixed and limited, but we plan to return on a non-holiday to explore the full menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Loved the personal service and authentic, fresh food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Love this unique Israeli North African menu! Meze is outstanding as is the wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2015

I enjoyed Miriam thoroughly, and so did everyone else in my group. There were nine of us there for dinner on a Friday evening. The table was all ready to go when I arrived, which was very pleasing to see. We aslo had plenty of space, due to the fact that the table was somewhat separate from the rest of the restaurant. We ordered some meze, which included falafel, hummus and roasted cauliflower. They were all excellent. The only thing that irked me a bit was that one piece of pita bread was served with the hummus. They eventually brought more, but I had to take points away for this error. It seemed as if there was a pita bread shortage that night, for whatever reason. I also feel that the wait staff could have come to the table a bit more often to check on us. Overall they did a pretty good job, but for a party of that size, we should have been more of a priority. Our entress were delicious as well, and we stayed there for most of the evening, and were not rushed out. I would definitely go back, and look forward to doing so.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Miriam's is a good place for Middle Eastern and Israeli cuisine. We went for a late night dinner, and ended up sharing a lot of appetizers, with a glass of wine. They were all very good. Service was competent and friendly. It was super convenient, as we were coming from an event at the Barclays arena. Just a few blocks away.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Great food, always a nice place for a meal. Really like all the vegetarian options. Excellent couscous.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Found this on a search for "best restaraurants near the Barclays." It did not disappoint. Warm greeting and table ready at time of reservation. Our server was AMAZING. Started with 3 Mezes (shrimp, goat cheese crostini and burekas) and we each had the cous cous. Portions were perfect. Very reasonably priced. We were not rushed. 5 minute walk to the Barclays. We were told they also do brunch. It was a little loud, but that did not detract from our amazing meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2015

We had an excellent experience! The food was wonderful; the dishes were excellently prepared, often with an unusual twist. There was a great assortment of small plates (metze) as well as larger entrees, so we felt as if we had had a great variety of tastes when we were done. The service was communal, and everyone was very attentive. We lacked for nothing. We will certainly go back, and it is not even our neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2015

Very dark romantic setting. Quick service and attentive staff. Tried something on the menu but did not like it and they didn't charge me for it. Second time eating there and it was a great experience both times.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2015

The service could have been better. I got the $25 Bronzino. It took a while to receive our orders. When it finally came my fish was pretty small and could have been fresher.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2015

Had not been to Miriam in over two years. Did not realize how much we missed the fantastic food! We enjoyed everything we ordered; appetizers and entrees. Choice of wines also excellent; enjoyed a lovely Rosé. Our server was super-busy and yet outstanding. She engaged us in brief conversation, kept her smile and coordinated our meal very well. Thanks! We'll be back soon...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2015

We went here prior to the Bette Midler concert on Mon. night. The middle eastern mezzes were wonderful! They each had a slightly different taste than I'm used to eating ..but much better than those I've eaten in Manhattan. The breast of chicken was succulent & the vegetables that came with them were so tasty. The Branzino was moist & well seasoned & came with roasted vegetables that were delicious. The only drawback was that our main courses were delayed for about 40 minutes.We felt that somehow they were overlooked in the kitchen. We would definitely go back..a very enjoyable meal & so affordable!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2015

The servers were wonderful. The food just ok not great. Would not go back as there are many options before an event at Barclay's Center

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Very good food and service. We decided to come here after we were made to wait at Convivum for 45 minutes with a reservation

Here we were able to get a quick reservation, got seated immediately and had a good meal with good service

We were so happy to find this place by chance after the terrible experience at Convivum

We used to really like Convivum but arrogance and taking guests for granted will eventually bring down the best of restaurants

Thank you Miriam for saving the night

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2015

Loved the food, but was not crazy about the noise.

It was a Friday night and there were several groups in the restaurant and we didn't want to sit near the loudest at the front. The host was very nice and seated us at a lovely table tucked in the back. It was still noisy but much more tolerable. We were the oldest people there and younger people might not mind the noise as much and enjoy the liveliness of the ambience.

This was the second time we had been there and I felt the menu had changed for the better!

The mezze appetizers were fun. Particularly tasty was the eggplant, but the 3 of us felt the cheese crostini was the best one.

We had 3 different dishes. Mine was the lamb chops with fab couscous. The chops were cooked exactly to my request and were very tender. My friend had the Bronzino over quinoa which was fresh and tasty. My boyfriend had the veg dish and enjoyed it a lot.

I had pistachio ice cream for desert and it was excellent.

I would try it again in the middle of the week and see if the noise level is as high.

The service was good as well.

Overall, interesting and good food and nice place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2015

We booked a table for dinner, but then decided to stay at the bar (my friend arrived before me and was waiting for me there). The wines were really good and their Hummus excellent! Fresh, home made, really really good. The bartender was amazingly friendly and new exactly what to serve us when we asked for specific tastes.
Overall, really great experience. We're going back next week!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 29, 2015

I found this gem on Open Table and took my two 20 something daughters after the Nets game at Barclays. I travel a lot so eat at lots of good restaurants and the vibe at Miriam's is awesome. Laid back, Brooklyn casual. Nice small plates as well as full meals. Small plates we had the Spanakopita, Filo triangle, the meatballs, merguez, and roasted cauliflower. For entrees I had the Couscous with Branzino, and my daughters had the Paella and Branzino entree. Everything fantastically prepared! I will go here again the next time I am in Brooklyn!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2015

I went to Miriam on a date and sat at the bar for happy hour. We ordered 2 for 1 wines and $3 mezes like hummus, shrimp, and spanakopita. It was all dellicious and very reasonable priced. I would love to go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Loved the appetizers so much, my wife and I ordered three rounds and never even made it to the main courses. I'm sure they would have been delicious as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2015

First time at Miriam--a pre-BAM dinner for 2. We had a 7:00 curtain, so dinner was early and we had our choice of tables--not sure what it's like at peak dining hours, but the room was very comfortable, with a calm, friendly vibe.

The Haloumi and artichoke salad was great, as was the Chicken schnitzel. My companion had a selection of mezze and enjoyed them all.

I'm perplexed by reviews I've seen regarding below-par service at Miriam. We found everybody--the host, our waiter, the bus-staff--uniformly attentive, friendly and helpful.

Highly recommended; I will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2015

Loved the lamb Sharma and bronzing main dishes. Good meze selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

I booked a reservation to miriam on valentines day & it was perfect. The ambiance was great- low lighting & relatively quiet. They offered a fixed menu and everything was spectacular- especially the first course which was roasted beet & ricotta raviloi. I cant wait to go back & try different things off of the regular menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2015

A reasonably priced, tasty menu with sizeable portions. Space was a little cramped but that is the only complaint. Highly recommend the apple cider moonshine cocktail. Like an apple pie in a glass.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We made a last minute reservation for New Year's Eve and were pleasantly surprised There was a special menu for that evening and for an additional cost you could get the wine pairing to go with it. I chose not to but it sounded like the wines they chose were not the ordinary kinds. The waiter brought around two "shots" of soup for everyone to taste and they were both excellent. It's true that the portions were small but the quality of everything we ordered was wonderful and the meal was a success. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Our group had a selection of small plates and main courses, and almost all of them were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the Chicken Shawarma and the ribs. Wine list had an interesting variety and was reasonably priced. Service was friendly, attentive and enhanced the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Went out for a dinner at our near by restaurant as we always do after shabbos. We know the restaurant since 2006 (unfortunately menu got shrunk after the renovation), some of the staff working there even a cocktail lounge across the street owed by the same owner where we always stop before visiting Miriam or just for a drink occasionally.
This time, the food was great as always, hummus and Marquez to die for, chicken schnitzel and chopped israeli salad good as always but few things bothered us a lot this time.
Service was awfully slow, 25 minutes for starters to come, without servers even checking on us or apologizing, another 30 min for the main course (we had to ask twice did chef get run over by train) and almost 30 min for desert. At this point Daniel, one of the servers, got a bit embarrassed and asked about deserts,meni to the kitchen and brought some complimentary baklavas while we were waiting. Desert came as well as the owner, Rafael, very nice and friendly israeli fella who apologized once again and took deserts off the bill. Nice and kind.
Rafael even escorted us out of the restaurant, apologized once again and shook our hands.
We will come to Miriam again, for sure, but we hope next time will be a bit quicker.a bit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2014

Delicious, authentic food with a gregarious owner who wants to make you feel at home. We found this place randomly on OpenTable, but will now come back on purpose. Delish!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2014

We didn't know what to expect but we were really pleased that we decided to go to Miriams. The food was excellent. We were four and all enjoyed their meals. The portions were generous and the prices were reasonable given the quality and quantity of the food. The chicken schnitzel was outstanding but everything was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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