West Hollywood: Checking Out Mirabelle

cheese on fire

cheese on fire – flaming saganaki

Situated near The Eveleigh on Sunset is is Mirabelle. I must have driven by this Mediterranean restaurant a million times but have never stopped in until recently. I was invited to check out the bar and was almost immediately greeted by a server carrying sagnaki, the Greek cheese he lit on fire.

 

Greek cheese

Greek cheese

 

Eaten with pita, the cheese was delightfully hot and gooey. Plus, anything flaming is fun, right?

Prizefighter

Prizefighter

I started with the Prizefighter (tequila, Campari, grapefruit, lime, agave). I was very pleased it wasn’t too sweet and the tequila played very nicely with the Campari.

 

salmon

smoked salmon flatbread

We shared a few dishes including the smoked salmon flatbread. This was a crowd favorite and a cool take on a traditional lox and bagels idea.

 

meatballs

Greek meatballs

 

We also got Greek meatballs. As much as I try, it’s SO hard for me to give up ground meat. When I found myself with some leftover bread, I made myself an impromptu meatball slider.

Bee's Knees

Bee’s Knees

 

I generally prefer my Bee’s Knees up but this one wasn’t bad on the rocks.

spanakopita

spanakopita

 

Spanakopita isn’t on the menu but Mirabelle will make them for you with enough advance notice. They generally serve these at parties they cater. These were deliciously flakey.

tuna tartare

tuna tartare

 

During the power suit days of the 80s, tuna tartare was all the rage but I don’t think it ever really lost any popularity. Mirabelle turns out a good looking tuna tartare with good tuna and plenty of avocado. I like how it’s sandwiched between two layers of tuna, ensuring it’s in every bite.

short ribs sliders

short ribs sliders

 

Mirabelle is famous for their short ribs sliders and with good reason. The short ribs were juicy and tender. I was in love with short ribs once again.

Eastside

Eastside

 

While the Bee’s Knees was served on the rocks, I’ve generally had Eastsides on the rocks. It was then interesting this one came up. It’s a good thing I don’t have any preferences on how these drinks come.

carrot cake

carrot cake

 

Then we ended with a trio of desserts; carrot cake, strawberry shortcake with coconut panna cotta and chocolate pot du creme.

panna cotta

strawberry shortcake with coconut panna cotta

 

I’m not really a big carrot or coconut fan so I was looking forward to the chocolate pot du creme with Heath toffee brownie and banana marshmallow fluff.

chocolate

chocolate pot du creme

 

Oh yeah, look how toasty it is! I’m glad I never did anything silly like give up chocolate.

 

Mirabelle Restaurant

8768 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069  —  (310) 659-6022
 
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