Miro Offers High-Class Dining

A must-try Spanish eatery in Ballantyne

Nestled in the Stonecrest shopping center, amonst eateries and shopping giants alike, sits Miro Spanish Grille. I'd been meaning to visit this well-reviewed and clearly well-liked restaurant since moving to the Ballantyne area in December, but until now hadn't had an opportunity.

It was well worth the wait.

I was a little apprehensive about getting a table, but my companion and I were seated immediately upon our arrival at 730 on Friday night. I was definitely surprised, as the inside and outside seating appeared to be full. Our waiter was very attentive and read off the long list of specials which included fresh red snapper and grouper fish, among many others. 

I opted for the grouper and Mr. ManFriend opted for the Entrecote con Chimichurri — a NY strip. While waiting, I enjoyed a delicious glass of the house Sangria, a mixture of red wine, brandy, rum, and cubed apples. 

Our food arrived quickly and I must say, I was extremely impressed. My grouper was perfectly fresh, topped with two jumbo shrimp and a light pink pepper cream sauce. The dish came served over julienned peppers, green beans, and sauteed spinach. It was light and easy to eat, and I — who ALWAYS end up bringing home half of my meal — finished every last bite.

Mr. ManFriend's steak was perfectly cooked and came served on garlic mashed potatoes with a drizzled chimichurri sauce over the top. It was simple and delicious. 

Dessert was a must, so I went with the Spanish classic: flan. I've had the egg custard (smothered in caramel sauce, no big deal) served warm and chilled before, and Miro opted for the latter. It was decadent, delicious and the sauce was out-of-this-world. I almost wish there was something I could say Miro could improve upon but, in all honesty, I would go back again and again. 

Categories: Dine & Dish, Food + Drink