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“Old fashioned feel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mirabell Restaurant - CLOSED

Mirabell Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: German, European
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Transit: Blue Line ( Addison Stop )
Description: Mirabell is an oasis of proud authentic German tradition, with three beautiful dining rooms from which to choose. Chef Werner's Mirabell Restaurant & Lounge serves German- American and Vegetarian Cuisine. Each entree is prepared fresh and is personally approved by Chef Werner Heil before being served. People come from all over for our Wiener Schnitzel, which our customers say is the best they ever tasted. Other favorites include the Kalbsteak Mirabell, Goulash, Sauerbraten, Kassler Ribs, Original Zuricher Kalbsgeschnetzeltes, Beef Tongue, Ox Tails and Beef Rouladen and an assortment of veal dishes. In addition to traditional German food, we prepares fresh fish, a variety of chicken dishes, steaks and daily specials for lunch and dinner.
AKRON, OH
Level Contributor
74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Old fashioned feel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Decided to stop in here because of a recommendation from a local bartender. We just had some of the German brews on tap. I did like how they served each beer in its own branded glassware. The bartender, Lisa was an absolute joy. It is family owned and run and it definitely has an old fashioned feel to it. I am looking forward to a return visit next time I am in Chicago. Maybe next time I will get to try some of the food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank SIPNSMILE
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Kuwait City
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207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“How is it rated so highly...?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

I had driven past Mirabell many times and always felt I should try it. On checking Tripadvisor reviews were mixed, but I gave it a try anyway.

So... I have no idea how this place is rated so highly.

Decor and furniture are old and worn... the menu appears largely deep-fried.

There are many alternatives in Chicago (especially in Lincoln Square area) if wanting German food - just don't try this one.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PatrickJones
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Chicago, Illinois
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148 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A candidate for "Restaurant Impossible"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

The combination of the dated and worn decor along with the mediocre food signals that this restaurant is well past its prime. Have been twice in the past couple years because they offered discounts on the restaurant coupon sites, but even with a discount coupon, it was not worth the visit. We were in the main dining room on a Saturday night, and there was only one other table of customers. I had one of the traditional Wiener Schnitzel entrees and it was really inedible. All I could think throughout the meal was that if I could submit this restaurant as a candidate for the show "Restaurant Impossible," I would.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bob C
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Roselle, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Wonderful Little Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

I just love this little place. We try to go a few times a year. The food is great, and the owner is welcoming. Maybe it's silly, but I like that they always serve beer in apporpriate glasses and steins. It's a short bus ride away from Wrigley Field, which makes it a good place too after ball games. Liver dumpling soup and German beer. Life is good!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike P
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a cozy German-American atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I was seeking out German food in Chicago and found Mirabell. It's conveniently located on the Addison Blue Line on the way to O'Hare and within 5 minutes walking distance from the train station. The restaurant is in the style of a German Tavern or Wirtshaus. They also have a cute beer garden. The service is very friendly. The beer selection is impressive and food is just like Oma would make. I recommend the spicy Goulash soup. The Hummel display is a little bit kitsch overkill but charming all the same.

Visited April 2013
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Thank rychlost
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