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Posted by minkovich on 03/06/2010
La Mirabelle is a superb restaurant in all respects. The food is uniformly excellent; I have not had a mediocre dish there over the years. The service is accommodating but not intrusive, and the prices are fair. May I suggest that you try the specials, which are often quite innovative and indeed special. The wines by the glass are chosen carefully, by someone who knows wine.
Posted by anonymous on 01/31/2010
I loved this restaurant! I had the chicken dish, which was fabulous, but my friend had the special of the day- ribs. They were literally the BEST ribs I have ever had in my life! For desert, I had the creme brulee, which was amazing. The service was excellent. The waitresses listened to our every request and was at our table every couple of minutes to check on us. We sat upstairs, which was such a treat. We also got to hear the waitress sing happy birthday to the table next to us! All in all, it was a great experience!
Posted by Jay on 07/30/2009
My wife and I live in the neighborhood and are regulars; a touch of France on the UWS. I try Lambchops everywhere I go and they are the best I've had anywhere. Tres Bien!
Posted by gg on 05/10/2009
We've been here twice and will return. good food. Sweetbreads are superb. Traditional old-style french food. The duck is not spectacular but all else has been good, including desserts. Not stuffy. Quiet. Excellent service. I feel like I am "at home" there.
Posted by Massimo in Brooklyn on 05/07/2009
Well, this is real French, complete with the lady who owns it occasionally taking the time to stop and sing for her patrons (good voice, though she can overdo it). The food is excellent, but of course it isn't cheap (it's French...). The atmosphere is nice, but somehow the room's acoustics interfere with your conversation (then again, there's no background music, except for the above mentioned singing owner!).
Posted by Monica on 05/04/2009
I was psyched to try this place, having passed it several times and read its raving reviews here, but I have to say, I was really disappointed after trying it this weekend. It was great to go to a French restaurant run by real French women who speak French and even sing in French (beautifully!), but the food was a huge let-down. They get points for French authenticity, but not quality. My bf and I both had the duck and found it mediocre - a bit dry, not creatively prepared at all, with a mirabelle plum sauce that just didn't wow. The chocolate cake was dry and the blueberry almond tart lacked the flavor of either. The portions were generous, and the waitstaff attentive and happy to speak French, but the food just wasn't up to snuff, especially for the price. I'd go back to speak and feel French, but I'd just get a coffee and make conversation.
Posted by very picky on 03/14/2009
I am very hard to please, so it says a lot that I have NEVER had a meal here that was anything but fabulous. The food is divine (but save room for dessert!), the wine list is one of the best in the city and the service and ambience are second to none. The staff treats all their customers like family, never rushing you. The menu offers many old bistro favorites like cassoulet and bouillabaisse as well as many fish dishes prepared with a variety of delightful sauces. Ask Danielle about her gorgeous paintings that decorate the walls of the restaurant or to sing one of her favorite French ballads.