|Address:||301 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040, USA|
|Working:||11:30AM–10PM 11:30AM–10PM 11:30AM–10PM 11:30AM–10PM 11:30AM–11PM 11:30AM–11PM 11:30AM–9PM|
Despite being over 1,400 miles from the last believably authentic Cuban cuisine I enjoyed, Miramar fits the bill. I dont know why its so hard to do a decent Cuban sandwich. Some places use Ciabatta bread, some places use dill pickles, and others serve a bizarre ham-free version that would confuse even perpetually-lost Castro. So, hows the Cuban sandwich here? Its pretty good. Admittedly not a traditional Cuban as it omits pork, but it was tasty. The bread was good and not overly browned. The ham was flavorful (though another slice or two wouldnt have hurt the sandwich) and the cheese pretty good. The shoestring-style frites were really tasty, much to the dismay of my waistline. Dont sully them with ketchup. Service here is spectacular. I was greeted with a smile and...a handshake? Who does that anymore? My jacket was taken and...hung up elsewhere, not just thrown on the back of my chair. When I went to retrieve it later, staff instantly intervened and helped it on. Thanks for a healthy dose of class to start the day! Even small stuff, like refilling water, is done with a folded napkin (and not of the paper variety) held strategically to absorb errant splashes. Nice touch -- Im fairly sure last week I had a water refill where more water ended up on the table than in the glass. The decor is pretty awesome. Ive always wanted to go to Cuba (and the DPRK) because its the easiest way to step back into the mid-fifties without Doc Browns Libyan friends getting upset about that little Plutonium gag. Everything here is engineered to have period appearance, from the never-cleaned candlesticks to the communal sink area between the gender-specific restrooms. Maybe I pay too much attention, but I also had an "ah!" moment when I noticed the full-size, er, standing porcelain receptacle in the guys room. Intentional or not, you sure dont see those too often. Im looking forward to coming here for dinner and trying the onion soup that seems to garner universal praise from the regulars.
Very nice place! When read French and Cuban food was wondering how it would be. I was very surprised with the fantastic cozy feeling, food and the staff were excellent! I would think this restaurant could be for anyone! I had to read about it prior and liked that the chef was from Highwood and Angela was very kind and down to earth. I enjoyed my experience at MiraMar Bistro and would highly recommend it to anyone!!!
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Great space, open but still intimate. Great energy, service is very good, but food is GREAT. French Onion soup is perfect, & I love the salads for lunch, but the real stars are the specials - they change every week or so. Dont miss the home made toffee for dessert - if you can manage to save room! Great wine list selections with reasonable prices & a really delicious Mojito too!
This is the best French cuisine I have had in a very long time! The service was amazing as well, I will recommend this restaurant to anyone! It was a very special evening. Props to an awesome owner! I recommend the gnocchi or lamb! ( melts in your mouth)
Its like I walked out of highwood and into Paris. The food is amazing. We shared the mussels, they were some of the best I have ever had. Following the mussels we had the scallops with oyster mushrooms. Even the bathrooms had a Paris motif.
A great French bistro with a nice variety of dishes. The oyster night was amazing, as was the Mardi Gras evening. Get on their mailing list for all the fun events that they have. The food is delicious and the service is great.
Absolutely amazing. The owner greeted us at the door and the service overall was impeccable. We had the crab cake, crab linguini, lamb, tiramisu, and creme brulee. I recommend all especially the lamb and creme brulee.
Great surprise. Walk in for lunch. without knowing. Great service. Food outstanding. Crab cakes the best. Sandwich and Salad special lets you sample the menu.
Incredible food, service, and atmoshpere. Today was my first visit...but definitely not my last! Great all the way around. I shall return....SOON! Mike
Authentic bistro atmosphere -- not a cheap reproduction. Excellent food. Was here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon and had a wonderful experience.
Its a French restaurant that plays Spanish music the whole time. Service was increasingly slow and had to ask for refills each time.
Fabulous French bistro! Consistently great food and service, plus wonderful, reasonably priced wine list and great cocktails!
perfect ingredients, fantastic taste... here get for authentic food reminds me on a nice bistro in Paris
Cuban and french fusion you say? Oh yes! Great food, great service, interesting decor: perfect!
The staff was so polite and professional. The food was fantastic. Great vibe in this restaurant.
Very nice lunch at Miramar Bistro. Food was excellent and the service very attentive.
Amazing Cuban food! Love this place. Had the traditional Cuban sandwich this time.
Unique theme, a French restaurant in Cuba. Food was fabulous. Service impeccable.
Great ambiance. Fresh menu and very responsive service. Will go any time again!
Very unique food, ambiance and atmosphere. Highly recommended!
Intimate warm wedding. Exceptional food. Wonderful service.
I cant believe it took us so long to "discover" this place.
Good food, incredible service, something different.
great ambiance, small menu but quality selections.
Great drinks, love the decor, food is very good
Classic french bistro thats hard to better
Yummy and super good service
Everything was phenomenal
Roger D simon