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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Great for Lunch (8)
Fun (8)
Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Casual (6)
Authentic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

I haven’t been to the restaurant in years, we were celebrating a birthday and had a very enjoyable time.It was nice to be around other people whom were enjoying a cocktail as we were.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We usually have great service at Miramar but this night it was awful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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?

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good, great seafood! Very cool vibe and service is always good. Just a bit pricy for what you get.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great wine selection and loved the Crem Brûlée

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Awesome place for family reunion dinner. Outstanding service, wonderful food and great setting fir our family. Memory lane dining with seafood. Steak frites & salmon entrees were perfect. Highly recommend. Special shout out to our server.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Awesome time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was superb and the food was excellent. We will return very soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was so amazing. Great vibe, looking forward to going back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good experience, BUT we mentioned “celebrating birthday” on Open Table reservation and no one ever acknowledged it.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This excellent French bistro is authentic from the menu down to the red banquettes and tiled walls. Very good food and service, and a marvelous setting.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time in New Years Eve , the athmosfera was nice , the food and service very good !!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Miramar is a Classic and a Sure Thing. I forgot how attentive the wait staff is, without being overly intrusive. Great scene, food, wine list, and overall warmth and character. Always a great night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous food in a warm, friendly environment.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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. ❤️❤️

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Miramar is a great restaurant!!! Everything from the food to the service is excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The staff was very attentive! We had a great experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Miramar never disappoints. The food and service are top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We absolutely love this place. It is where we had our first date, our first dinner as a married couple and we will be having a wedding reception for our family at Miramar in July

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 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 1, 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 12, 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 11, 2017

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 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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vip
 (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 7, 2017

Great dinner and service

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 3, 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 2, 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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