If human beings didn't interrupt their breathing by eating, they'd soon consume all the earth's oxygen, leaving squeaky-voiced, helium-breathing mutants to inherit the planet. Breathe a sigh of relief for our planetary legacy with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale bistro fare and beverages at Miramar Bistro in Highwood.
Miramar Bistro pleases patrons with a high-concept menu that straddles French, Cuban, and American sensibilities. Dive in with herb-marinated olives ($6.50) or an artichoke terrine ($9.95), or opt to start with a crab, scallop, and lobster cake ($14.50), the preferred cake of birthday parties all over Atlantis. Sandwiches include Cuban ham and cheese ($9.50) and pressed chicken pesto ($8.75), as well as croque monsieur ($8.95) and croque madame ($9.95), often called the Mork and Mindy of cuisine. Steak au poivre ($25.95) is the stuff meaty dreams are made of, while a duo of short ribs and rack of lamb ($32) means cowboys and shepherds can finally break bread without also breaking into a blistering freestyle rap battle. A lunch menu is available to quell daytime appetite insurrections, and a Sunday brunch buffet helps pack maximum pleasure into precious weekend hours.
With reclaimed subway tiles and antique mirrors, Miramar's décor complements the high style of the menu with a relaxed, vintage chic. Take a seat at the bar, or take advantage of a seasonal outdoor patio to enjoy the restaurant's savory sensations while mimicking birdcalls and car horns.
Metromix named Miramar Bistro one of the best brunch spots in the Chicagoland area. Sheridan Road magazine named the restaurant one of the best places to try oysters on the North Shore. Chicago magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed it, and Zagat rated it “good to very good.” Yelpers give it an average of three stars, and OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 3.7 stars:
301 Waukegan Ave.
Highwood, Illinois 60040Get Directions