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Beverly Hills' hit restaurant Mírame completes the lineup at Menlo Park’s Springline

Uploaded: May 26, 2022
By Anthony Shu

Lunch offerings from Mírame include a variety of tacos and Baja oysters. Photo courtesy Matt Egan.

Downtown Menlo Park development Springline has completed its retail lineup, which already included some of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants. Italian taverna Che Fico was one of Bon Appétit's best new restaurants in 2018, and Hayes Valley’s Robin has a reputation for its California-inspired omakase, which ranges from $99 to $199.

The last addition to the complex on El Camino Real at Oak Grove Avenue, one block away from Santa Cruz Avenue, is chef Joshua Gil and Matthew Egan’s Mírame, which opened in Beverly Hills in July 2020. The restaurant combines Mexican regional cooking with Californian philosophies of sourcing local, seasonal ingredients in a style that has been referred to as Alta Calfornia cuisine by award-winning writer Bill Esparza (in March, we covered the opening of Traci Des Jardins’ el Alto.) Gil served as chef de cuisine at Joe's Restaurant in Venice when it earned a Michelin star in 2008 and rotated through various ventures, including his Tacos Punta Cabras, before joining Egan at Mírame.

The salmon skin chicharrones, one of Mírame's signature dishes. Photo courtesy Natalie Garst.

Diners can expect to see some of the Los Angeles location's signature dishes, including fried salmon skin chicharrones that puff up and stand tall on the plate next to a fermented garlic aioli and thin Sonoran flour tortillas. Meanwhile, the bar will offer Mexican spirits and wines, including a wine list entirely procured from Mexico.

Some of Springline's office tenants have already moved in, but its retail businesses will start to open this winter. Mírame's opening date is tentatively set for summer 2023.

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Posted by Andrea+J, a resident of Menlo Park,
on May 27, 2022 at 1:34 am

Andrea+J is a registered user.

The location of the Springline Menlo Park complex is 1300 El Camino Real at Oak Grove. It covers most of the city block north of Oak Grove between ECR and the railroad tracks. Instead of describing it as "across from Santa Cruz Avenue," I would describe it as "across El Camino Real from the Santa Cruz Avenue retail area."

Posted by Rose, a resident of Mayfield,
on May 27, 2022 at 5:05 pm

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Are you kidding? You're announcing (advertising) this ONE YEAR ahead of its opening?

Posted by [email protected], a resident of Atherton,
on May 31, 2022 at 3:02 pm

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So looking forward to having interesting new restaurants in town in a beautiful new outdoor setting! A few months ago I read restaurants were supposed to start opening at Springline this summer. Are they really now all delayed until this Winter? Chomping at the bit for some new dining options...

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