What They Say

CHICAGO MAGAZINE

Up in Highwood, Miramar Bistro is looking more aged than faux-aged these days. I still have a soft spot for the tan stucco walls with big distressed bistro mirrors and authentic New York subway tiles and the mismatched bare wood tables and chairs.

NORTH SHORE MAGAZINE

It's less than half a block from Carlos' to Miramar, but for chef Roland Liccioni, it has been a peripatetic trip home. Liccioni was the chef at Carlos' before moving on to such kitchens as Le Francais, Les Nomades and Le Lan, pinnacles of fine dining by any definition.

NEW RADIO 780 WBBM RESTAURANT REVIEW

It's been not a year since North suburban diners have been so wowed by a new restaurant that it has practically reinvented a major restaurant community. The restaurant is Miramar, at 301 Waukegan Avenue in Highwood.

CITY SEARCH

This lively, bustling French hang from Gabriel Viti (Gabriel's) is well worth the trek up to
Highwood.

NATION'S RESTAURANT NEWS

Acouple of local restauranteurs who grew up on the North Shore recently opened unrelated casual restaurants with fine-dining sensibilities geared to their demanding neighbors.

CHICAGO SOCIAL

Compared to its fine-dining predecessors, Miramar is a more casual and accessible dining destination. The decor vaguely reflects the Old World grandeur of Cuba, but ultimately, save for the hoppin' Latin music and the whirling ceiling fans, it's much more classic French bistro than pre-Castro hideaway.

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