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About Miramar

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.

301 Waukegan Ave
Highwood, IL 60040
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Highwood Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 433-1078

Website:
http://miramarbistro.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Public Transit:
Metra Train is one block from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Gabreil Viti

Private Party Contact:
Philip Shanks: (847) 433-1078

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Miramar Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were really pleased with the experience we had at Miramar. The service was very professional and attentive. The muscles, scallops and snails were awesome. We will be going back for sure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It’s always awesome.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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" !

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

What a fun surprise. Felt like I was dining downtown. Great ambiance and delicious food.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great dinner as usual. I have been coming here for the last 3 years and have never had a marginal meal or experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came to Highwood from the City there for a Saturday lunch with my family and my mother in-law. The atmosphere was terrific, feels like you're in Paris. Very cozy. The lunch fair was very tasty and the service was terrific. Would go back in a heartbeat

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great dinner and service

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Last minute decision, dinner with friends! Great food, great service, will definitely go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fun, lively restaurant with terrific service. I love the carafe option for wines. And one of the best cappuccinos I've ever had! Glad they are here for us on the north shore.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

First time I was there and it is just wonderful! Our service was EXCELLENT and the food just delicious!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As usual, was excellent.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Just make sure you don't get stuck in the back room it is soooooooo loud

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Love it! We go there all the time. Best Dover Sole!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were just in Paris so we wanted to relive that a bit...this place doesn't disappoint...excellent food and service

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Delicious food, prepared perfectly!! Attentive staff. We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent service. Always a great fun atmosphere! Great food fun staff

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Best hamburgers around! Great fries too! Our go to place for burgers

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 (Mobile)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always great consistent food and service, I like to see an improvement on their table bread quality as it used to be much higher quality.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

W went to Miramar for our 20th wedding anniversary. Except for the background music being a little too loud, the food and service were excellent. We'd recommend Miramar for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Had a birthday celebration with oysters - very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Waiter was Fantastic, the lamb rack and scallops Awesome!!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Really A fun lunch- beautifuf breeze and a great combo planing music
out side- food was great- love this place
thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Miramar is always a great choice. The staff is super friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food with five star level service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was just ok
Salmon over cooked
Duck Norma's good as waiter said
The lamb chops were good

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We absolutely love dining here, they have never disappointed us. The owner Gabriel, is very nice and personable and the staff is alway attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fabulous as always! Thanks to Gabe and his team...I felt very pampered on my birthday.
Great food, service and atmosphere. Always a treat! You remain our "go to place"! Thanks! Ann

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great dinner,pleasant atmosphere,attentive service

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We have always had good experiences here, but this last time was honestly not great. We were seated in what was basically the connecting area between the two dining rooms and it was terrible! High traffic and loud, servers bumping into our table. We made this reservation 4 days in advance of the date of our dinner. Our server didn't seem to want to be bothered with our table. Will definitely think twice about going back- so many other good choices of restaurants in both Highwood and Libertyville to go back to be treated like this .

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Good range of menu items, and at different price points. The entrees were a bit pricey, and the service was not quite what I'd expect for the price points. Overall I think I would not be opposed to coming back but there are many more options in the area I'd like to try first.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We go to Miramar frequently, and always have a great meal from great staff. Will keep being regulars!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Attractive Highwood restaurant. Casual fun atmosphere. Very good dishes. For this evening we chose Gazpachoto to start followed by Soft Shell Crab in curry sauce. To finish we enjoyed Toffee. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The place was too noise, some flies around the tables and food; the food was good nothing special.
We arrive and it took some time for someone take care of us.
They didn't ask about birthday but is was said in the reservation.
A place to go, not for special occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We had dinner before heading to Ravinia. The service was friendly, but not overbearing. They gladly modified my choice to be gluten free. Everything was delicious, served with very little wait. It continues to be a favorite place to dine.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My friend had never been to Miramar ~he enjoyed everything. We both had burgers and both were happy with how they were cooked. There was no trouble having salad rather than the frittes. Our server was efficient without being bothersome.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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