December 15, 2016

Styled Sustenance

What’s *really* happening inside Downtown’s Mirador.

The Joule’s latest restaurant concept, Mirador, is now taking lunch reservations—if you can get one. If not, be sure to ask about the lounge’s creative mid-day menu and a cocktail and bubbly list that will leave you lingering.

With unsurpassed views from the fourth floor outdoor terrace atop Forty Five Ten on Main, Mirador is a place you want to visit. And then, it’s a place you want to stay… like for hours. From a tomato soup that’s like a warm hug from your grandmother, who happens to artistically plate with a cannelle of parm crème and a thoughtful garnish of fried bread crumbles, to a decadent lobster roll with herbed fries, I promise you’ll find your new obsession.

Though not opening until December 22, Mirador’s culinary team, led by Chefs Junior Borges and Josh Sutcliff, invited 1530 Main to a preview tasting. (This is work, I swear). And go ahead and call me biased if you want, but I’m telling you, the food is good.

Here are our top 5 dishes from day one:

  1. Beet and Kale Salad. Simply prepared with a tart lemon dressing and topped with creamy goat cheese, pistachios, and blood orange, this is our new go-to when we need to detox without sacrifice.
  2. Farro Bowl. The ancient grain farro is tossed with roasted cauliflower, macerated cherries, and marcona almonds. Held together with an avocado “goddess” dressing, this is sure to be the cult classic. You heard it here.
  3. West Coast Salmon. While the fish was cooked perfectly with a salty, crispy skin and a golden sear, it’s the roasted potatoes that stole our hearts. Served atop a garlicky salsa verde, we were scraping the plate to get all three bites in one.
  4. The Lemon Pavlova. Dessert should be indulgent—so why not go all the way with Champagne-soaked berries encased in an airy meringue shell dusted with edible gold.
  5. Apple Pie Praline. More of pot pie to share than a slice to yourself, it is all happy things: Hot. Caramel. Flaky Crust. Ice Cream. When it comes to this dessert, full sentences fail me.

The Details: Mirador is located on the fourth floor of 1615 Main Street above Forty Five Ten. Valet on Elm Street or at The Joule. Reservations: or 214.945.8200