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Mirabelle opens for lunch today at 16th and I St, NW – Check out the Menu

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2017 at 10:00 am 9 Comments

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900 16th Street, NW

Check out the menu here: Mirabelle-Menu-(PDF)

From Mirabelle’s website:

“Mirabelle is a contemporary celebration of the American and French table offering refined fare from James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Frank Ruta and Pastry Chef Aggie Chin. Influenced by modern American hospitality sensibilities, Mirabelle provides an inviting and sophisticated setting perfect for dining and entertaining in the heart of D.C.’s bustling downtown neighborhood, just two blocks north of the White House.

The new concept by restaurateur Hakan Ilhan (L’Hommage Bistro Francais, Ottoman Taverna, Al Dente and Alba Osteria), showcases Ruta and Chin’s approach to refined French fare and is intended to be a neighborhood gem and dining destination for any time of the day. It was at the White House where Ruta played an integral role on the kitchen team responsible for serving the First Families, world leaders and dignitaries under the Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations.

Mirabelle’s nearly 4,300 square foot interior, designed by Norris Design Studio, harkens back to the mid-twentieth century when glamour and civility were both expected and celebrated. The entry vestibule sets the tone for the interior with stitched and tufted leather walls framed with solid walnut. Above, within a ceiling oculus hangs a custom brass and wood chandelier to light the way over a Carrara marble floor installation. The restaurant, comprised of 147 seats total, centers around an impressive collection of booths. Mirabelle’s handsome bar, boasting rich materials of Carrara marble, distressed mirror panels, and brass rosettes seats 22 guests. The private dining room lends itself well for parties of up to 45 guests. Weather permitting, Mirabelle’s outdoor patio offers additional seating for 66 guests.”

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Previously:

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Third Church of Christ in 2013

  • Joe C

    That $28 burger better be incredible.

    • Michael Pierce

      It won’t be. This place reminds me of the hotel restaurant you get stuck eating at while on a business trip or at a convention when there’s nothing else around: exorbitantly priced and consistently disappointing.

  • danger dave

    The baguette with butter and jam is roughly the same price as the:
    Tri-tip beef stew, or the Roasted fish entree
    ………. but why?

    • DM

      I think that’s baguette, butter, and *ham*. So it’s at least a sandwich.
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      Of course, still seems like a ridiculous thing to spend $26 on.

      • danger dave

        Hahah, thanks, my error.

  • LCinDC

    This is disappointing. I was hoping to try it for lunch when I thought prices would be a little more reasonable than what the menu shows…oh well. PJ Clarke’s is a better option on price.

  • Tired of Cruel Restaurants

    Veal tongue? $30 pasta? I hope this place doesn’t make a month.

    • LCinDC

      I know. I hate to keep routing against new business, but this offends me in the same way (to a far lesser degree) as even the idea of Shaw Bijou before it opened.

  • jumpingjack

    This’ll be a big expense account place for lunch. But a $26 ham sandwich?!?! I wouldn’t even do that on someone else’s dime.

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