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“Fantastic cuisine on the south shore”
Review of Mirabelle - CLOSED

Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Philosophy of the Food: Tradition and Uncompromising Quality The philosophy of the food at Mirabelle is to respect the tradition of the restaurant and its food, as well as to respect the uncompromising quality of each ingredient that goes into each dish. At Mirabelle, it is not about the plate, or the flatware, or the stemware: it is about quality of the food on that plate, the quality of the wine in the stemware, and the quality, warmth and tradition of the service. Commitment to these ideas is what has brought Mirabelle this far and is what will sustain Mirabelle into the future. The menu at Mirabelle will feature as much local and seasonal product as possible to stay true to the concept of fine French food. Whenever possible whatever can be made to standard in-house, will be made in-house: i.E., All pastas, certain cured meats and charcuterie, and certain fresh cheeses. The menu at Mirabelle will always reflect what is at the peak of seasonality and as local as possible, which is the way the French have been cooking for hundreds of years, tradition. Because of this constant commitment to quality, seasonality and tradition, the menu is well thought out and tightly focused on the concept. It may seem, compared to some other similarly sized area restaurants, fairly small: do a few things, but do them extremely well. Or, for music lovers: play only the notes you want to play. Menu items are designed to be reasonably sized, to encourage the guest to order multiple courses. The menu will, for the most part, be a la carte style. At times throughout the year, due to seasonality and to reflect specific holidays, multi-course, fixed price menu will be offered along with the regular menu. Philosophy of the Service: Warm, friendly, professional and treats the guest as a guest. Each guest at Mirabelle is treated as you would a guest in your home. Hospitality is a lost art, and we at Mirabelle are bent on bringing this art back. When guests come to a restaurant they are hoping to be treated with great care and understanding. We want our guests to return not just because of the food, but because they love the hospitality they receive while they are with us. The service staff at Mirabelle is well-trained and knowledgeable about the food being served and preparations, as well as wine and spirit savvy. All of this combines to offer the guest a very special dining experience that can be enjoyed for any reason or no particular reason at all.
South Lake Tahoe, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic cuisine on the south shore”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have dined at Mirabelle numerous times. Each time is wonderful; the menu changes seasonally. It is a small restaurant with hand-crafted food, with attentive and friendly wait staff. They have a 'prix-fix' menu or a la carte menu, both of which are affordable, especially for Tahoe. And at the end of your meal, you will get a tiny scoop of home-made sorbet as a palate cleanser. My personal favorite is the Alsatian Tart as an appetizer. Whatever Chef is serving as a special that night will always be amazing. Duck two ways is always a winner, as is the pasta du chef. Mirabelle has a Chocolate or Grand Marnier Souffle available for dessert, which are AMAZING, especially when you consider how difficult it is to make this sort of thing at altitude! So yummy. I come here with friends every year, specifically to get the souffle. WORTH THE TRIP away from the casino corridor!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jennifer T
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always good food with a casual intimacy”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Mirabelle has been around for a long time with a loyal following, including my wife and I. You can't earn that loyalty with bad food or service. This is the place we go for a quiet meal to enjoy the casual intimacy of dining, talking, and the enjoyment of good food and wine. I read the review of the wine snob that went apoplectic over wine list...try the Lone Eagle Grill at the Hyatt in Incline or the Sage Room at Harveys. For my style and taste, I'll take Mirabell.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank BigIslandBill
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Fresno, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Are you kidding me?”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

This place is a fraud. Can we start with a French restaurant without a good wine list? They had no wines you couldn't buy at a grocery store and their French wines were all Alsacian because that's where the chef was from. That region of France doesn't make very good wine.

The servers had bad French accents which changed every time they approached the table. Yes, really.

The food was all frozen or not prepared well at all. I had a schnitzel, much more German than French, which was over-fried and over salted. The menu had a few French items but was much more Continental and California.

The prices were outrageous for processed, mediocre food. The decor has stenciled grapes and framed posters of bistros that look like they came out of your local Home Goods.

Gordon Ramsay would cry. We tried to eat local but the casinos actually did a better job. : (

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank olddaddydude
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Lake Tahoe, NV
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always a great choice”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Always consistently a great place for wonderful food, great wine list, and a romantic, quiet night out.

Visited September 2013
Thank Protahoe
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Escalon, California
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Simply, wonderful dinner!”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

So glad that we had our Birthday dinner here rather than the much more expensive casino options. Flavors were well balanced. Presentation of plates were beautiful. Service, perfect! Prices for what you get are fantastic in our opinion!! Agree with the other high reviews and would certainly return again!

  • Visited December 2013
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