The 2001 opening of M at Miranova

With the closure of longtime Columbus restaurant M at Miranova, announced this week, The Dispatch is bringing back its original preview and review of the Downtown fine dining establishment. It first opened in July 2001.

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The M restaurant at 2 Miranova Place before its opening in 2001. This shot shows the main dining area in the foreground and the lounge and bar in the back with a unique lighting arrangement above it. Other more intimate dining area are on the right seperated by a sheer curtain hung from ceiling to floor.

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Dial ‘M’ for magic at Miranova

This story was written by Doral Chenoweth and published July 3, 2001

Lights and curtains are part and parcel of any theatrical opening. Expect the same when restaurateur Cameron Mitchell opens M to the public Thursday.

Mitchell and his 100-plus investors have created a feast for diners’ eyes in the fine-dining venue at 2 Miranova Place Downtown.

M — just plain M — makes it an even dozen restaurants for Mitchell.

But he calls this venue’s debut something very special, on par within the culinary community to the arrival of the Blue Jackets.