Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Miriam
79 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.680217 -73.977684
Monday through Thursday: 10am-4pm, 5pm-10:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am-4pm, 5pm-11:30pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm, 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Fresh, creative, vegetarian-friendly – Having eaten at the 5th Avenue location three times, I rate it as one of the best dinner options for vegetarians in Brownstone Brooklyn. There aren't a lot of veg entrees, but including the soups and salads, there is always something tasty for non-flesh-eating diners. The Mediterranean salad is a must, as is the knafe (sp?) for dessert. The wine list is broad for this level of (in)formality, and the mark-up is not outrageous. Service is casual, quirky, but competent. Expose yourself to some unusual flavors.
Great date spot – I went with my boyfriend mid-week and we had a lovely time. Waitress was very friendly although not excessively attentive. It was a relaxed evening, so this was fine. Food was quite good - we had delicious berekas to start, as well as a hummus platter that comes with a pepper mix that was quite good. Main course we had fish, perfectly seasoned, albeit very well-done. As mentioned below, the atomsphere is lovely, lighting very tastefully designed, music choices very odd. A great date!
Best brunch in park slope! – fun place, great food, the occasional really bad music playing. The servers aren't in your face and the isreali brunch is the best. Dinner is very nice too with a more romantic feel.
quiet little eatery – Very nice atmosphere, dim, but not dark. As night decends, candles light most of the room, with additional mood lighting suspended from the ceiling. Music playing adds a nice touch too. Girlfriend had the lamb, which was a little overdone, but very tender. I ate the chicken with spinach over pita. The food was all ok, all rather simple. Desert however was excellent, mint tea was great, and the knafe was amazing. Id go back.
service not great; food was average – We came here on a Sat night because my girlfriend was dying to try the place. The vibe always looked nice and the menu seemed interesting. When we arrived, the place was not crowded. Nevertheless, we had to wait an hour for our entrees. In fact the server brought us dessert menus before we even received our food! The owner comped us dessert, so no hard feelings. As to the food - it was okay. But I have had better Israeli food for half the price. I guess you are paying for the 5th Avenue location. Also, be careful if you order the burekas. The filling was so hot, I actually burned my mouth (and have blisters on my lip as proof!!)
All in all, despite the wait and blisters, it was okay. The owner was nice and seemed to be trying. And the decor/vide is nice (lighting is good). I wouldn't go out of my way though.
Horrible service, good food – We go out to eat all the time and I've never been inspired to write a review, but I absolutely had to write this - especially given the glowing reviews mentioned here. We were So disappointed with this place! Service can make or break a meal and our experience last night was horrible.
The food itself was quite tasty and generous. The menu had lots of interesting choices so it was tough to decide. My first impression was that we'd just have to come back a few more times to taste everything we wanted, but after being ignored pretty much from the start (in a not very busy restaurant) we're not so sure we'd want to deal with the aggravation. We finished our wine and have to look around for our waitress to get another (she was busy chatting with the bartender); had to then wait quite a while before having the wine actually delivered. We finished our meals and watched our waitress repeatedly pass our table without taking the dirty plates away. I can understand if she was busy, but she literally passed by, looked over, saw our plates, looked around her station at her other tables, poured a glass of wine for someone and walked by us AGAIN to stand by the bar. Even when we asked for the check, the waitress dropped the check and STILL left the dishes! Get a clue! I'd love to go back for the food, but it's so not worth the aggravation. This place would be GREAT if it only had an experienced, attentive wait staff.
A Well-Kept Secert – I'm not a critic or an resturant go-er, who would write reviews, but I found this place to be great!! I wanted to have a quite dinner with my girlfriend. And it was more then i asked for. The reviews people left was excellent, and helpful! I enjoyed my stake dinner which i hoped was bigger. But, boy was it thick and juicy!! I enjoyed every chunk of it!!
I went on a Thursday, and I missed out on the belly dancers along with the bands! But that only makes me want to go again on the weekend! Hope you see you there!!
Best Kept Secret in Brooklyn – My boyfriend and I just stumbled upon Miriam's early on a Friday night. We were inticed by the specials listed on the board outside- and we quickly found the place to be everything we expected and more! The waitress was very knowledgeable and gave us excellent recommendations. The menu was unique and hard to choose from. I highly recommend the Mediterranean Salad--diced avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, and pine nuts, wrapped in grilled eggplant strips. Delicioso! The lamb chops are to die for, and the striped bass was interesting and pleasing to the taste buds. Large portions and reasonable prices for the quality that accompanies the exciting taste and experience that is Miriam!
disappointment – The fish dishes were overcooked but tasty and interesting. We enjoyed the chopped salad but the meal itself lacked the frrrrresh seasoning and wasn't as good as the one we had on our last visit. we were the only couple in the restaurant and the vibe was kind'a strange. what's with the bar lights?
Fun place for a group – Seven of us met for dinner and we all ordered different things and not a single meal was a disappointment. The fish dishes were the best, seasoned perfectly with interesting and tasty side dishes. We loved the white bait appetizer. The drinks at the bar before dinner were a highlight. The bartender seemed genuinely happy to have us there and he was easy on the eyes,,,
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