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Miramar Bistro combines the traditional French bistro with flair from Havana; from traditional Cuban sandwiches to steak frites, the menu is always fresh and seasonal. Service is friendly and thorough and the ambiance will take you back to 1920 Havana. 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.
Highwood, IL 60040
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm Sunday Dinner: 2:00pm - 9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquets and parties are welcome. Miramar features three private party rooms that can accommodate events up to 150 people or the entire restaurant can be booked for up to 300 people.
We offer valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Metra Train is one block from the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Philip Shanks: (847) 433-1078
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Miramar Ratings and Reviews
It was New Year's Eve and we thought it would be a nice place to go. We went early which was a good decision. After looking at the menu my wife ordered a salad, Tomato Basil Soup and a special Sea Bass cooked in paper. We both ordered the Sea Bass. Well it turns out everything my wife ordered she didn't like from salad, soup to Sea Bass. A trifecta of disappointment. She enjoyed her drinks and coffee. I didn't mind my appetizer of Smoked Salmon, salad and Sea Bass but the Bass wasn't a Hugh hit with me. Not a packed Sea Bass guy. The fish just didn't have the flavor I was expecting and that is where my wife was going. She has very sensitive taste buds. If she doesn't like something, she won't eat it period. After dinner we went to the bar which was a highlight. The Bar tender was very nice and conversational. We each had a glass of Port and that seemed to resolve the evenings dinner. We'll go back but it might be a while. Like the bar and have eaten here before with no disappointments. It happens but it did leave a bad taste in our mouths. We'll be back and I would recommend the restaurant.
Splurged on the New Years Eve lobster and it was worth it. The entire lobster was removed from the shell and sitting on a bed of mashed potatoes with a delicious buttery sauce. Perfectly prepared ( not overcooked) and no work involved to eat it. Service was impeccable. Hubby had sea bass en papillote and it was also perfectly prepared and delicious. Will definitely go back.
Miramar is a neighborhood jewel with great French bistro cuisine, excellent service and a cozy restaurant atmosphere. It is the go-to place for our gal gatherings. I brought my teenage daughter for her inaugural visit and she loved it. Service was superb. Coming back soon. ❤️❤️
It was wonderful. Gabriel Viti continues to stay at the summit of all restaurants on the Chicago North shore. I took my sister and Mother in Law for Christmas Eve dinner and they always complain about everything anywhere but at Miramar on a crazy busy night they were loaded with compliments on everything from the French Onion soup to the Veal, the Scallops, the Macaroni with Bacon and my sea bass which Gabriel recommended himself were all exceptional. It's such a wonderful spot because it's casual it's upscale its dressy with great service and great Food done right.
I had the duck with orange sauce--the sauce was a marvelous combination of flavors-I'd love to have the recipe! The duck itself was perfectly crisped. Excellent bread as well. The restaurant proved to be quite popular on Christmas Eve, easy on-street parking.
We spent a lot of time trying to find a French restaurant open for lunch (for our 42nd wedding anniversary). Miramar was one of the few options, and we decided to give it a try. We were extremely pleased. We sat in immensely comfortable red leather winged chairs which enclosed us in privacy. We appreciated the quiet atmosphere. We were happy with everything we ordered, especially the endive salad. Service was prompt. We left feeling "this was exactly what we wanted" !
The place was crowded, but our table was waiting for us. Small space and you get to hear other conversations. Rustic style, but the kitchen did not support the expectations. Food was less then everyday and had a lack of French taste. My special request for desert was ignored and that made it even less special for me. Ok, if you are in the neighborhood, bit I would save the Drive and look for other place for special occasion.
Visited this restaurant with my husband for our date night, and unfortunately it wasn’t what we were expecting. We decided to seat at the bar, and wanted to make small talk with the bartenders but it seemed they didn’t understand us very well. I asked for recommendations and about a few dishes, like the Assorted Cheese Platter, and he couldn’t tell me anything about it. I wish they would’ve been more personable with us. We started with a few cocktails, and wanted another round but it took a while to get their attention so we decided to just order wine and food. The food was excellent, just wish the service from the bartenders would’ve been better. Maybe we will give this place another try in the future.
Three women out to lunch and thoroughly enjoying Miramar! Our food was fabulous, the service was impeccable, and they allowed us to sit and chat for a full hour (!) beyond the time they usually stop serving lunch (four p.m.). A first-timer to Miramar said it was the best food she'd had for a very long time on the North Shore, and this is a lady who eats out at least twice a week. Past experience has shown Miramar isn't this quiet and congenial in the evenings, especially on weekends, but for a Friday afternoon get-together it was perfect!
Food is is above average and we had a lovely meal. However the noise level was so agregiously loud that it became impossible to converse even tho there were just 4 of us in a booth! The extreme noise level really negatively impacted the enjoyment of our evening out. Too nice of food and too expensive to tolerate that environment unfortunately.
Miramar consistently delivers outstanding service and wonderful delicious food and all within a beautiful restaurant. You feel as though you've been whisked away to a different country. I can't rave enough about the warm, thoughtful, top notch service we receive each and every time we dine there. Every person who works in the restaurant industry should dine here to know what truly excellent service entails. A must have is the Bouillabaisse with Pernod broth. Other favorites include linguine with clams, steak frites, and when on the specials list, the skate wing. A truly enjoyable experience every time.
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