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Mirabelle in Stony Brook earns 4 stars. Again.

Chef Guy Reuge runs the kitchen at Mirabelle

Chef Guy Reuge runs the kitchen at Mirabelle Restaurant, located in the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook. (Dec. 15, 2013) (Credit: Nicole Horton)

In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews the new menu at Restaurant Mirabelle in Stony Brook and declares that “the nouveau Mirabelle is exceptional.” In other words: four stars.

“The menu is trimmer and more spontaneous, with a farm-to-table style, changing daily,” he writes. Although some classics remain, “there are moments when it's like eating in a new restaurant.”

Among Gianotti’s recommendations: salade Lyonnaise; Long Island fish soup with hake, flounder and shrimp; fluke steak with saffron potatoes and an herbaceous velouté; butternut squash agnolotti, pan-roasted filet of beef with a potato napoleon and roasted carrots, and, of course, chef Guy Reuge’s signature “duck two ways” and ginger-almond tart.

Mirabelle is no stranger to accolades. Guy and Maria Reuge opened their French restaurant in St. James in December 1983, and the following spring it received 3½ stars from Newsday’s Mike McGrady. Five years later, Gianotti gave Mirabelle four. In 2009, the restaurant decamped to Stony Brook (Kitchen A Bistro took over the building) and earned another four stars from Gianotti. With this latest review, the restaurant has 15½ stars.

Restaurant Mirabelle is 30 years old this month. Joyeux Anniversaire!

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