Location Mirabelle Restaurant and Bar
8768 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069 Contact (310) 659-6022 Hours Monday-Friday 4:30pm-2am;
Price Range: $21-over $40 Map and Direction Click
For more than three decades, Mirabelle
has flourished in the heart of the Sunset Strip. Not many restaurants
in Los Angeles can say they've been in business for over 31 years,
at the same location and the same ownership.
But Mirabelle Restaurant and Bar can. Its look has changed –
but not its comfortable atmosphere, good service or, most important,
its fine food. These days, it’s Chef Joseph Gillard who presides
over the kitchen.
Our first order of business – searing a pork chop that seems
large enough to feed an entire family! Searing both sides well before
it goes into the oven makes sure all the juices will be sealed inside
the meat. On the final plate, it will be served with an array of
fresh vegetables to lighten it up just a bit.
Meanwhile, Chef Gillard gets to work on sweet prawns that are roughly
the size of Vermont. They’re flown in fresh daily. The secret
is to grill these quickly – just until they turn a lovely
coral color all the way across. The prawns will be served on a salad
of watercress, grilled sweet corn and red onion.
And, of course, every meal needs a great ending. In this case, it’s
maple ice cream that sits on top of a tower made of brown sugar,
butter pecan and raisins together with baked apples and now mint
creme Anglaise. Better get it before it melts