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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
After two meals, one lunch and one dinner, we have concluded that the service is excellent and friendly, the food is bland and monotonous, the chef is clueless about French cuisine and flavor, the wine and food is overpriced, and the $30 and under measure is utterly false. Bread is not French, not baked at the locations, and fails for its empty flavor. Loud and unpleasant. And why are there so many non-French items on the menu?
Combined Valentines/ Birthday celebration. I was able to get reservation on relatively short notice. Customer service as usual was outstanding. They did not act like they were doing me a favor to make a reservation for me. They split our orders on separate plates and brought out the food with perfect timing- no rush.
Miramar was a very pleasant dinner except for one thing. The food was great; my baked onion soup was as good as any, and the availability of Dover sole on the menu was a real treat. My wife had a wild mushroom soup which was rich and delicious, and she loved her pork and duck cassoulet! The space has the feeling of a bistro, the menu larger than that. Prices were a little higher than expected, but well worth it. Except...I ordered a certain vintage wine and was brought one of the same winery. I did not inspect the label carefully enough, because it was not the wine I ordered, but a significantly more expensive one; i didn't realize it until the check came. It was partially my fault, so i didn't make a fuss. I am not in the habit of questioning everything when I order it, but I will have to start again. Live and learn, I guess. That detracted from the overall experience.
We went with another couple for a fun night out. We were seated in the back room next to the emergency exit on a particularly cold night. The two of us closest to the door were extremely uncomfortable by the temperature and draft. There wasn't anything to be done - all the tables around us were full, so we just tolerated it.
The cheese platter was nice, the Ferrari cab was good as were the steak frites, but the salmon special was lackluster. I didn't care for the sauce, and the salmon was overcooked despite my request that it be medium rare. That dish just missed it for me.
But, as I've been to mirimar before and enjoyed it, I may give it another chance.
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!
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