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Miramar Bistro

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(3 Reviews)

301 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040

(847) 433-1078

Today: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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General Info
Miramar Bistro is a full-service restaurant that offers a variety of dining options to customers. Its menu includes several kinds of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and noodles. It serves a variety of seafood, including abalones, shrimp, oysters, lobsters, clams and crab claws. Additionally, it serves roasted mushrooms, french fries, French green beans and mashed potatoes. The restaurant offers a variety of desserts and wines. It also provides catering and banquet services for business parties, weddings, and formal and informal gatherings. It arranges flowers, table linens, ice carvings, entertainment, photography, customized menu cards and audiovisual equipment for parties. Miramar Bistro conducts various radio shows and special events throughout the year. It is located in Highwood, Ill.
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Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Extra Phones

Fax: (847) 579-4753

Payment method
cash only
Price Range
French Restaurants, American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Continental Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, American, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Private Functions


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Sophisticated, yet unpretentious!

I have to wonder if people think with such a sophisticated Executive Chef and Owner as Gabriel Viti that Miramar is just ""another"" restaurant in Highwood. Seriously, the true secret of Miramar is in the ingredients. The things I love on the menu farrrr outweigh the negative. I have to wonder if people have truly enjoyed French cuisine to understand that the menu is unpretentious and flavorful!

Dishes I highly recommend include and are not limited to ;) ...Soup de Jour, ANY salad -especially the Duck Confit and Mixed Greens, oh yeah, and the Tuna blows away any sushi restaurant, Mussels Steamed in Garlic and White Wine (ha, best I ever had! add a side of linguine and this Picky Princess is in heaven), and fresh fish of the day, yummmy!

On Sunday, grab your hung over derrière and head out for salmon, eggs to order, pancakes, plus the Bloody Mary –only one and THAT will cure anything quick!

Sooo, I wonder what unsophisticated people eat, guess it's Denny's. I think this place Rocks and all the haters need to kick up their expectations to, uuhhmm, real food at Miramar, phlueezze!



Provided by Citysearch - 
beautiful decor, uninspiring cuisine

The food here is predictable and a boring. They haven't changed the menu significantly since it opened and the cuisine is frankly tired. I ordered their standard spinach salad with goat cheese. It was overdressed and the spinach was far too mature to be in a salad -- it should have been in a cooked dish. The macaroni and cheese was undersalted, tasteless glop. The frites are matchstick-style and are greasy and hard to eat (they should really make true steak frites, especially to accompany the mussels). The outside seating would be lovely IF the sidewalk were wider, the restaurant weren't on such a busy street, and (most importantly) it were on the west side of the street instead of the east -- despite the awnings one always gets blasted by the sun during lunch outdoors. The restaurant is hopping on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights but is otherwise a place to have a quiet, chatty meal. The decor is gorgeous -- salted mirrors and chipped tiles all make it feel authentically colonial and early 20th century. I never use the valet parking -- I don't go at peak times and when I do go, I park for free on a sidestreet & stroll over. The waitstaff are quite friendly for the most part; they always greet customers in a warm way. I would only go here again for drinks and dessert -- the food is just not good enough to justify any price. I've sworn off going back to Miramar until I hear that they've turned the menu and food preparation around. There are too many decent, interesting choices in Highwood to have to put up with this ick. When it opened, it was really the only bistro around -- that's just not the case any longer.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Leave your expectations at home

If you do not have a reservation on the weekend, expect a wait. Although, I'm not sure why. The food was inedible and the menu was about as extensive as a car's oil change options. I was told that I could only eat at the bar, because I didn't have another person in my party. The only thing redeeming of this place was the bartender, he was willing to please - especially when the noisy people crowded around me as I tried to eat and the door kept opening allowing the cool breeze on my back.
Don't use the Valet service. The sign says $6, the Valet people will charge you $8 instead and tell you to give a tip to the driver.