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Mirabelle

4.6
359 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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A contemporary celebration of the American and French table from Chef Frank Ruta and Aggie Chin. Occupying the corner of 16th and I st NW, one block from the White House, the floor to ceiling windows allow for bright, natural light and views of the hustle of the K st. corridor, while the art deco interior allows for guests to feel ensconced in comfort.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 506-3833
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Ruta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I street NW
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Parking details
Multiple garages on I st NW and street/meter parking
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Public transit
McPherson Square, White House exit - Blue, Orange and Silver Line

Farragut North - Red Line

Farragut West - Blue, Orange and Silver Line
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 359 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The waiter was nice and informative though she forgot to tell us about the specials. The food was superb and we love the ambiance. It was one of our birthdays, but no free dessert was offered. There was a candle in her cake. We will be returning.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, excellent service and lovely outside seating.
Glad I found this last minute on open-table and there was space for us to enjoy this amazing meal.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Total rip off — not close to worth the money.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

MIRABELLE remains a work in progress. The food is definitely the highlight of the experience, and Chef Frank Ruta never disappoints—and you feel like consuming food of high Michelin creativity, taste and quality. The restaurant needs an able, vigilant executive leader to organize and inspire the staff—and it needs a circulating busboy(s) to address table needs, including re-setting when customers depart-especially in the bar area. We would go back again—in a second—because we know the kitchen is brilliant, and we want to see the restaurant succeed.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Staff could be better trained. Front door was very drafty. All issues that can be fixed and could just of been a “bad night”. However, I will not risk it and just go elsewhere next time we go out.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was phenomenal
The way fine dining should be
Will go back anytime in D.C.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I ordered a vodka on the rocks which was served with one shot of vodka and a block of ice in he short glass. At least I kept my nose chilled with every sip. Sparse crowd compared to our previous visit several months earlier.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My husband stand and I had a great meal. Very attentive wait staff. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Sumptuous in every way. This where you take your best client or the girl you want to love. Food, service and atmosphere are all impeccable. This will be one of my top choices going forward.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My main course, lamb, was hugely under cooked compared to my order which the waiter had initially confirmed would be no issue. It had to be remade. My guest had to wait. No order was smaller portion.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful French food. Upscale but approachable

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Truly it was incredible

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food and beverage were impeccable, service evolved. A very relaxed experience, easy ambience for conversation. Can’t wait to return!!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I was very excited to have my birthday lunch at Mirabelle. It would have been nice if they had acknowledged that in some way. It was noted in the reservation as well as we informed them. The food made up for the flat service all away around.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was excellent with calm pacing to make for a comfortable relaxed dinner with friends. Cuisine was creative and delicious. Will want to return when we are in town.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome in every way.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best meal in DC in a long time. Everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great place to be, very sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for business meal or special occasion. One of the best food places in DC!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It was a delight; felt very well cared for by multiple staff.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a lovely dinner but my husband was not very happy with the loud conversation next to us

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The room is dark and uninteresting. The food was good, but the service was dreadful. No one seemed to know what they were doing. It was a slow night, so things should gone more smoothly. One thing which angered me greatly was the cocktail service. I asked for a Woodford Reserve Manhattan straight up. I was brought a drink which was clearly not what I ordered. I went to the bar to speak with the bartender, she told me they didn't have any of the bourbons I asked for. Why did she serve me something I didn't ask for? She should have asked me before serving me something I didn't like. She was rude.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

When Mirabelle opened, I was hot to get there. For reasons unrecalled, I did not, but when invited to lunch recently I said I’d like to go to Mirabelle. I liked the food, much. The $26 ham sandwich, which I’d been anticipating, was very good. I ate half and took half home. The ham is extraordinary. Once home, I felt ill. Next morning, preparing to eat the other half for breakfast, I realized why. The top bread had a good quarter inch of butter on it, the bottom half an equal amount. I know the French like to butter their ham sandwiches, but this truly was extreme. The service is proper, sort of akin to people walking around with a pole in a certain part of their anatomy. Not engaging nor friendly. I always thought Corduroy excelled at this, but Mirabelle exceeds. The decor either is very rich, or very cheap, it is hard to tell, but I was much reminded of a shabby casino in Vegas, albeit a cleaned up one. And 80’s disco music at lunch? Hmmm. Who would have thought it? I am guessing Mirabelle is not long for this world.

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Restaurant combines a sense of elegance with exceptionally good food. characteristics often overlooked among newer restaurants. Staff is accommodating and display a sense of knowledge without being patronizing. And a well-dressed clientele added to the charm.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Amazing service -- world class -- above and beyond, quite the perfect staff. Such a delight.
Dishes sublime and memorable -- the kitchen is beyond creative and talented; every bite an experience. In DC where the restaurant game (finally!) might be surpassing New York and rivaling the best in the world, Mirabelle can more than compete. But two caveats: 1) the ambiance is still a bit old stuffy Washington establishment, which might be what diners including political industry visitors from out of town expect so close to the White House, but most of all, 2) the music! What are you thinking?! It's not just awful and tinny, but distracting to the point of ruining the experience. Such a slight and easy fix. Go with Pandora Sinatra or other jazz standards. So many options. We'll come back happily if you do. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Some of the dishes were reminiscent of Chef Ruta’s great dishes from Palena. Top notch service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Will definitely return for a special occasion - birthday or anniversary. Dinner was exceptional. Found street parking easily.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

When you dine at Mirabelle, you will find yourself transported to another city. The quality and richness of the food is a level up from standard Washingtonian fare, even other fine dining options. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal of fish terrine with caviar, foie gras with cocoa nibs, bouillabaisse, pork belly, and date cake with ras el hanout ice cream. Already planning our next visit when out of town family comes to vist! Note that the bread is also made in house, and the sourdough was tasty.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The service is impeccable, the decor elegant yet not stuffy, and the food delicious. My favorite place in DC for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Anyone who fines at an establishment like this has high expectations, and rightly so. I had high expectations myself and was not at all disappointed. Service, food, and ambiance were all just right!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This is a second visit. Food was wonderful and the service was appropriately attentive. He was able to discuss the various menu items very satisfactorily. The wine selection was very good. Customers seemed very happy with all aspects. It was very comfortable and enjoyable evening for my guest and I.
Both of use would happy to return to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is incredible - the wine list, the staff, the food. They certainly have raised the bar for other restaurants to follow.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Exquisita comida !

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The service was wonderful, the food sublime— overall pleased though I do find the restaurant to be a bit overpriced.

The veloute of mushroom was out of this world as was the trout — both the smoked appetizer and the grilled trout entree. I couldn’t have asked for a more attentive server. This was a first visit for me and I will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Catch-up with friends over v good food & wine. Chef Frank Ruta and Team Mirabelle are gold-medal wondrous to me.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful venue and not noisy
Food had a great presentation but some dishes were too salty.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Correct, but banal...

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This was the best meal we’ve enjoyed in many months, possibly in over a year. We’ve been to most of the “hot” new restaurants and Mirabelle blew them all away by a significant margin. Excellent food that was well prepared. Each piece of the dish was excellent alone and were paired perfectly. Too many restaurants seem to try so hard to make something unique and fail. We will return again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's Day dinner. Excellent fixed menu with wine pairings. Great location for a special occasion dinner, but worth it for a "regular" excellent meal, also. We have had excellent meals and attentive service during each visit.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I started with the Mediterranean Galette (Greek Sardines in Puff Pastry) and had Sea Scallops and Urchin for dinner. My wife had the Lobster and Truffle Special followed by Braised Beef Tri Tip Bourgouinonne. Our desserts were Casablanca and À L’Américaine. Our dinners were creative, unique and delicious. We split a bottle of Alphonse Mellot, Sauvignon Blanc, ‘La Moussiere,’ Sancerre 2016 with dinner and with dessert, I had a glass of Mas Amiel, Grenache, Maury, Vin Doux Naturel, Maury Roussillon, France, 2010. The restaurant is beautiful and our service was very good! My wife's Old Fashion, scotch and our wines were also very good.

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