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“Great Sunday Brunch”
Review of Miro - CLOSED

Miro
Price range: $50 - $75
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Miro offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, an artistic, luxurious interior and extraordinary cuisine. Chef de Cuisine Johan Denizot has created signature dishes accented with the flavors of the old world and vegetables grown at local ranches near Santa Barbara. The restaurant offers a la carte dining as well as seasonal prix fixe menus.
Los Angeles
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282 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Our family has been going to the Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara for 30+ years. We felt the quality has declined over the last three years as the price increased, so we decided to try the Sunday Brunch at the Bacara.

We went with a group of 8 and the consensus was mixed. We enjoyed the ocean front setting and the outdoor part of the buffet. There was outdoor seating as well with a beautiful view.

The restaurant itself was an uninspired space with great unrealized potential. The food was very good but the offerings were not as elegant and varied and as high end as the Biltmore. Still a toss up.

The service was very poor compared to the Biltmore and that made a huge difference to me. The service at the Biltmore and the ambiance of the space and festive hotel lobby at Christmastime completed the special event feeling at brunch. The service at Miro was no different than your local Applebee's, which colored our overall impression negatively. The hotel itself had zero holiday appeal in its decorations which was another disappointment.

Still worth a try for an additional 20 minute drive and a change of scenery.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful presentation”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Good wine selection, fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. When making a reservation, ask for outdoor seating; however for dinner it could get chilly even with heat lamp, bring a sweater.

Visited December 2012
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Fresno, California
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Food & Excellent Service”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Went at lunch & ordered a sandwich that was definitely a little different & a treat from the ordinary. Service was excellent. Can be a bit pricey.

Visited December 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“GREAT BREAKFASTS!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Service and food were very, very good! Ocean view dining! Get the breakfast package when you book your room for huge savings :)

Visited November 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The restaurant looked like a museum!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Beautiful, contemporary restaurant with Miro paintings and drawings everywhere. Gorgeous views of the ocean and beach, and good, but expensive food and wine.

Visited October 2012
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