Miramar

4.6
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$30 and under
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French
Miramar Bistro is a traditional French bistro and the menu is always fresh and seasonal. Service is friendly and thorough and the ambiance is exceptional. The French doors open to the sidewalk patio and lend to al fresco dining both for lunch and dinner. Miramar also books parties and banquets up to 300 people.
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EP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Solid brasserie experience: Good selection of oysters, Foie Gras, Duck a l'Orange, Bouillabaisse, etc.

F
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Time frames of 15 min to take dinner order, 30 min to receive food. Too long when dining w/ an elderly guest who was anxious. Server never checked back to see how the dinner was and we needed something else .

e
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful evening. Service was top notch, the food was excellent. Some of the best blue point oysters I’ve ever had. Both the steak and lamb shank were perfectly done. Drinks at the bar were also excellent. Highly recommend!

MS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spectacular service !! Would go back for that reason alone. Definitely recommend.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed
Perfect setting
great food

GH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miramar consistently delivers quality food and service! Excellent choice !!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent.

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is good, but the services are not so good. Waiters are not friendly and we would go more if the service is better.

KG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to town, we spend at least one night dining at Miramar. We love the food, the atmosphere, and the staff is always friendly, professional, and they always recognize us and greet us warmly! It’s our favorite place to dine in Chicago!

DB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food

SB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Steak was not great, as it had little or no seasoning and was not a great cut. Both soups we also just OK and way overpriced. Spent $150 for two people, two drinks and no deserts, so I thought the value was way low. Nice place, but for us the food was bland and not worth the money. All the servers were very good, but we were in and out in an hour.

l
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food delicious and service excellent

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and food. Very professional service.

DL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice night to eat outside All the food was delicious and the service was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Love the ambiance!

FF
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating outside. Superior service & delicious food.

c
Chicago
302 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve always touted Miramar as being a wonderful restaurant, but today didn’t measure up to my other visits. I thought the food was average.

R
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, always spend too much but happy to do it. Another great North Shore dining experience

G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First time food was excellent, 2nd time the appetizers were ok and the past was clearly over cooked and not prepared correctly. It was disappointing

RR
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times and have not been disappointed. Service and food were very good. I had Dover Sole, my wife had the Skate fish. Both prepared very nicely. Two top tables are a bit cramped, drinks seem a bit high priced. It is the North Shore. I like the vibe of the place.

SJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We've been to Miramar numerous times. The food is wonderful. This visit everyone enjoyed their dinners, except for the bouillabaisse which was a disappointment. I expected it to have some richness, and except for the taste of pernod it was quite bland. Otherwise, we will return and also recommend it.

NW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Steak frites and oysters were fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Miramar. I had the lamb shank with basil whipped potatoes. The lamb was to die for. So incredibly tender and it fell off the bone. So much meat as well. The staff are all super friendly, in a polite way. Every single waiter smiles at you, holds open doors, checks in on you. The venue is gorgeous as well. Go here, you won’t be disappointed.

RD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent and our waiter was friendly and helpful. It was pretty loud but we could still hear ourselves. The food was excellent and portion size was not overwhelming. Prices were high but we knew that going there. Good place for a special night or celebration.

HD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Martini ever! Fun sitting at a table on the sidewalk and people watching. Our food was good and service was friendly.

TB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal in an airy cafe type setting. Service was excellent and seating was comfortable. In spite of two large groups our service was prompt and attentive.

CL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Miramar for our 19th wedding anniversary celebration! Always a treat, from the exquisite food and service to the delightful bistro ambiance! Recommended for anyone with a modicum of food savviness!

ON
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our favorite places! Wine+escargot+steak tartar+muscles=perfect dining. Highly recommend!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and amazing food

JS
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Great food. Uncharacteristically innatentive service.

VP
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender, great wait staff, great evening... Loved the atmosphere!

S
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been in a while, so it was really nice to have that delish food again and the service was great. Thank you

e
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We have been going to Miramar for about 8 or 9 years always good food and good service. We had a slight problem with a glass of wine that didn’t taste quit right but after a bit of conversation with the waiter he agreed to replace the wine. I was surprised he questioned my taste but in the end all was made right and we enjoyed a great lunch.

LF
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We have been going to Miramar for years. It is was our family's favorite for special occasions and for a night out. We always felt welcome and the service was consistently fantastic. I must say we were all a little disappointed on our last visit. The service was not the same given the cost/pricing. The staff was not as attentive and one of the owners spent the evening sitting with friends in a booth versus managing the restaurant/staff. It will make us hesitate before we go next time.

B
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I go to Miramar as often as possible. The food is always excellent and the service is very good. You cannot go wrong here.

BG
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our server was indifferent. He appeared not to care and ignored us. Our beverages were served significantly after others were served who ordered later. Unusual for Miramar for they are typically very accommodating.

KS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood favorite for date night or dinner with friends! Service is always terrific and we love the ambiance.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good

SV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One the best places to dine in Highwood. The service and food are always amazing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. My wife got the salmon and I got the lamb chops. Both were cooked PERFECTLY!!! Tender, juicy and flavorful. Book a table 2 weeks prior...its worth it. If we lived closer, we'd go much more often.