Austin >Mirabelle Restaurant
8127 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX | Directions 7875930.371915 -97.757053
Meals not as described - BAD service!. The service at this establishment is sub par at best. They are known for their wine list, but when trying to choose between a few reds, the waitress was no help and the wine expert on hand was ?too busy? to come to our table to speak with us. I ordered a dish that was supposed to contain Parmesan cheese inside the pasta, but instead I was given goat cheese, which I cannot stomach. After 10 mins, we finally asked someone to track down our waitress. Her response to my entree not being as described was, ?oh, you could tell?? I had to wait another 20 + mins to get the redfish, which was quite tasty, but my husband was already to the desert menu before my first bite. There was NOTHING taken off our tab for the inconvenience. Very disappointed!
Uncooked chicken in salad, no comp!. I have always loved this place for their hacked chicken salad. However, when I had a business lunch there, we received two hacked chicken salads -- both with chicken that was not fully cooked. The waiter apologized and had the kitchen make us another. This time it was cooked through. I expect that when this happens, the manager would at least come over and check on us, comp the items (or offer free dessert, something, anything...??), etc. But, we didn't get any of that. Just a very apologetic, frantic server. Not sure I can go back, sadly.
A little less salt. Too salty. Noise level is pretty bad
Inconsistent quality, poor customer service. Several nights ago I ordered the duck and it was excellent. I took my girlfriend back tonight and we recieved two inedible duck entrees. In addition, the waiter took forever to take our drink order and after that would disappear for long periods of time. Upon learning of our disatisfaction he removed one of the entrees from the bill, but--unbelievably--charged me $1.50 to substitue mashed potatoes for asparagus. Of course I had to get up from the table and shuffle around restlessly to get the waiter's attention so that we could pay the bill.
Great food and atmosphere for the price. My husband and I had a date night in this restaurant and were very please with both, service and food. I couldn't call it fine-dining but neither this place was casual. Something in-between. The prices were great for what you are getting. We had a full meal with an appetizer, salads, two entrees, bottle of wine, a dessert - all under a $100 + tip, I believe. I guess, I recommend this place for anyone on a budget who still desires a dicent atmosphere and good cooking.
Excellent!. We went here on a whim on a Thursday night. The food was wonderful-try their delicious spinach artichoke cheese soup! We had a great waiter who allowed us to try several wines before selecting one. He was quite knowledgeable and made the meal that much better!
Best food and wine for the price anywhere!. Mirabelle is a jewel in Northwest Austin with impeccably prepared cuisine, and I do mean cuisine! The wine list is the best in Austin for those of us who love a great wine, but don't want to pay $50 a bottle for it. Wines by the glass, unusual vineyards and great recommendations make this my place to go for a great wine experience and the food is consistently wonderful. My husband and I have made Mirabelle our "date place" for years and Patrick Vilim is the consummate host. It only takes a few visits to make you a "regular" at Mirabelle, greeted with warm smiles and great hospitality. Try it for your next date. I guarantee you will spend anywhere from $20-$50 less at Mirabelle for the same quality you will find at other 4 star restaurants. Bon appetit!
North Austin sibling to downtown favorite Castle Hill Cafe..
The strip-mall exterior belies a warm, cozy interior: ochre-painted walls hung with bold paintings and handmade ceramic platters. Subdued lighting, oak floors and beveled glass create an aura of relaxed sophistication. Middle-aged-to-older couples dominate the clientele. Asain duc spring rolls come with a papaya-lemongrass dipping sauce. Saffron lamb features a tower of meat surrounded by fresh green beans and mushroom ravioli in a meaty saffron sauce
Gone down hill. I had to come back and edit my previous review from 2003. What happened to Mirabelles? It was our go to place for special occasions. Their Prix Fixe menu offered Fri and Sat elevated this restaurant to one of the best in Austin - their regular menu is good, but not above and beyond many other restaurants. However, they've stopped offering this menu, and the food we ordered from the regular menu was overcooked and not as good. Did a chef leave? Service has gotten very spotty as well - inattentative way too often. Makes us very sad to say that by 2005 we no longer saw a reason to visit this restaurant over any other in its price range.
i went there with two other friends the other night. I'm a strict vegetarian and there wasn't much on the menu to meet my dietary needs but they put something together that was pretty good. I think the service was awesome - Colin, thank you sir!
The decor is a little less than modern but I'd definitely go back for the food and the service.
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