A good bistro-style restaurant isn't just the perfect place to practice close-up magic on unsuspecting patrons; it's also a great spot to meet friends and share Burton Gilliam gossip. Whisper sweet nothings and sordid secrets with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine dining from Mirabelle Restaurant. Today's Groupon is only valid on dinner and cannot be used toward alcohol.
Helmed by veteran Austin restaurateurs Michael Vilim and Cathe Dailey (of The Cafe at the Four Seasons and Castle Hill Cafe, respectively), Mirabelle Restaurant aims to create delectable bistro-style dishes that challenge and dazzle the palate. A comfortable, Mediterranean-fashioned dining space sets the stage for its extensive and oft-updated dinner menu. Celebrate your favorite crustacean's birthday with the lump crab cakes ($9.95), which arrive neighbored by basil oil, tomato concasse, and claw-shaped candles. Rich, elegant sauces characterize Mirabelle's exotic mixture of entrees, from the gruyere cheese butter that marinates the grilled Beef Tenderloin ($26.95) to the yellow Bengali curry complementing the bacon-wrapped gulf redfish ($21.95).
Now in its 12th year of operation, Mirabelle Restaurant continues to dish out friendly, attentive service and a classy yet relaxed ambience. Sepia tones and rich yellows bedeck its walls, surrounding elegant wooden tables and décor and creating a vibe that is ideal for a date with destiny or her three-headed, bird-throated child.
Mirabelle was featured in the Austin Chronicle. Gayot gave it a rating of 15 out of 20, and it has received numerous awards for its savory fare. Yelpers give the restaurant four stars, 89% of more than 120 Urbanspooners like it, and Citysearchers give it an average of four stars:
- At this “golden plum” (“mirabelle” in French) of a neighborhood bistro...it's little surprise the dishes are symphonies of flavors. – Gayot
- First and foremost, the food is magnificent. I've never put anything in my mouth there didn't make my tastebuds absolutely sing. The service is also impeccable. – ravenjetticon, Urbanspoon
- The food was wonderful-try their delicious spinach artichoke cheese soup! – shopps, Citysearch