Mimi's Restaurant and Piano Bar

★★★★★
Old Style Italian Restaurant in New York!
  • 984 2ND Ave

    New York, NY 10022

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  • 212-688-4692

About Mimi's Restaurant and Piano Bar

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Mon. - Fri. 12am - 2am;Sat. 1pm - 2am;Sun. 5pm - 2am

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My daughter & granddaughters have been going to Mimi's regularly for years --usually lunch on Sunday. We've always enjoyed the food & the atmosphere. Especially nice is our favorite server, Jaimie. I adore the new baby stuffed potatoes!

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My daughter & granddaughters have been going to Mimi's regularly for years --usually lunch on Sunday. We've always enjoyed the food & the atmosphere. Especially nice is our favorite server, Jaimie. I adore the new baby stuffed potatoes!

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We had delicious pasta and great wines.the best place for really nice dinner ,we had a really good time!

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We had delicious pasta and great wines.the best place for really nice dinner ,we had a really good time!

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This is a atmosphere review only. I went on a Tuesday night, around 11:00. All locals. Crazy guy at the piano. Older dudes were crooning Sinatra, it was kind of a happening. My date and I shared some white wine. For atmosphere, four stars.

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This is a atmosphere review only. I went on a Tuesday night, around 11:00. All locals. Crazy guy at the piano. Older dudes were crooning Sinatra, it was kind of a happening. My date and I shared some white wine. For atmosphere, four stars.

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My boyfriend and I ate here after a local business owner recommended this place. It was a really good old school restaurant. The food was fabulous with homemade fresh bread. The piano playing was great and the service was wonderful - will

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My boyfriend and I ate here after a local business owner recommended this place. It was a really good old school restaurant. The food was fabulous with homemade fresh bread. The piano playing was great and the service was wonderful - will

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The company at the piano bar can he a little weird but everyone is friendly and welcoming. The Italian food is good. The pianist behind the piano and the songs he plays makes the difference between an ok and an excellent night out.

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The company at the piano bar can he a little weird but everyone is friendly and welcoming. The Italian food is good. The pianist behind the piano and the songs he plays makes the difference between an ok and an excellent night out.

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I am local to this bar, but the bartender hates me and putting down every time i am there. She asked me at my first visit if i like jewish people because she is jewish. I said that i am indifferent. Next time and all the times after she is

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★★★★★

I am local to this bar, but the bartender hates me and putting down every time i am there. She asked me at my first visit if i like jewish people because she is jewish. I said that i am indifferent. Next time and all the times after she is

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Probably the worst restaurant I have ever been to. The food was a disgrace. Salad was tired and stale. The fish was even worse and even staler - one mouthful was enough.
However, far far worse than anything I have ever experienced in any

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Probably the worst restaurant I have ever been to. The food was a disgrace. Salad was tired and stale. The fish was even worse and even staler - one mouthful was enough.
However, far far worse than anything I have ever experienced in any

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I've been to Mimi's Restaurant before and enjoyed the atmosphere---piano music and customers from the neighborhood--so I thought it would be a great place for me and my friend to go last week for dinner, while everyone else would be in a

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I've been to Mimi's Restaurant before and enjoyed the atmosphere---piano music and customers from the neighborhood--so I thought it would be a great place for me and my friend to go last week for dinner, while everyone else would be in a

Pros: Entertaining piano music

Cons: Terrible and indifferent service

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We found this place walking around the area. It seemed a bit crowded when we entered, but they seated us right away! The food was great, the waitstaff was super friendly, and the atmosphere was fabulous! Definitely want to visit again.

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We found this place walking around the area. It seemed a bit crowded when we entered, but they seated us right away! The food was great, the waitstaff was super friendly, and the atmosphere was fabulous! Definitely want to visit again.

Pros: waitstaff, music, food

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The place was half full. There was a table with Spanish tourists. Another family with kids and Statue-of-Liberty hats. There was a piano, and an older guy... er... doing stuff. He put on Spanish drag to flamenco (with castanets) for the

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The place was half full. There was a table with Spanish tourists. Another family with kids and Statue-of-Liberty hats. There was a piano, and an older guy... er... doing stuff. He put on Spanish drag to flamenco (with castanets) for the

Pros: Piano man, clientelle,

Cons: There's only one of 'em

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I have been coming to Mimi's for probably 15 years. I'm not a regular but I go there 4-5 times a year. Unfortunately, I lost my small purse somewhere in the restaurant. I looked for a little while but I couldn't find it. Not only would

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I have been coming to Mimi's for probably 15 years. I'm not a regular but I go there 4-5 times a year. Unfortunately, I lost my small purse somewhere in the restaurant. I looked for a little while but I couldn't find it. Not only would

Pros: Entertainment is fun

Cons: Extremely rude 60-something heavy blonde waitress

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A joyful compendium of old school neighborhood drinking/dining and characters abound. Piano playing is fun and dont be afraid to participate. The food is (surprisingly) good!

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A joyful compendium of old school neighborhood drinking/dining and characters abound. Piano playing is fun and dont be afraid to participate. The food is (surprisingly) good!

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We were visiting from Minnesota and were treated like "family" at Mimi's. The owner, manager and staff were warm and inviting to us, a group of 10. The food was wonderful and plentiful the atmosphere was fun and enjoyable! Chicken

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We were visiting from Minnesota and were treated like "family" at Mimi's. The owner, manager and staff were warm and inviting to us, a group of 10. The food was wonderful and plentiful the atmosphere was fun and enjoyable! Chicken

Pros: Atmosphere, service and lots of food!

Cons: Bathrooms in the basement

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Went there and had a big party with my friends a couple of weeks ago.\r
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I heard a lot of good things about this place -amazing food for the price, fun entertainment, and friendly staff; and I hate doing this but it has to be

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Went there and had a big party with my friends a couple of weeks ago.\r
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I heard a lot of good things about this place -amazing food for the price, fun entertainment, and friendly staff; and I hate doing this but it has to be

Pros: Great food and fun

Cons: Rude owner/manager, no beers on tap

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Went there and had a big party with my friends a couple of weeks ago.

I heard a lot of good things about this place -amazing food for the price, fun entertainment, and friendly staff; and I hate doing this but it has to be said.

I came in late to the place and my friends were havblast singing with the piano player named "Hunter". This guy is great, wore different cost and at one time had a toy bird on his head!

I've been there for an hour or so when this lady behind the bar barked at me telling me that I need to buy a drink or get out because supposedly I have not bought a drink or food while being in there. I don't know if she's the owner or not but she must be blind. I've been there at the piano drinking their bottled beers! This place doesn't even have anything on tap! She started cursing me out and telling me that this is a bar and people come to drink. I apologized since I didn't want to start something and asked her for a drink. She then turned and refused to serve me. I couldn't believe it. I walked out of the place and my friends were startled and amazed.

I don't know how they do business but it sounds like the owner only wants the money. She was either the owner or manager because my friends and I watch her cursing and yelling at a staff and treating him like crap. Pretty sad.

I do not recommend this place at all. I hope professional reviewers go into this place in disguise and really see what goes on in there and put them out of business.

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Went there and had a big party with my friends a couple of weeks ago.

I heard a lot of good things about this place -amazing food for the price, fun entertainment, and friendly staff; and I hate doing this but it has to be said.

I came in late to the place and my friends were havblast singing with the piano player named "Hunter". This guy is great, wore different cost and at one time had a toy bird on his head!

I've been there for an hour or so when this lady behind the bar barked at me telling me that I need to buy a drink or get out because supposedly I have not bought a drink or food while being in there. I don't know if she's the owner or not but she must be blind. I've been there at the piano drinking their bottled beers! This place doesn't even have anything on tap! She started cursing me out and telling me that this is a bar and people come to drink. I apologized since I didn't want to start something and asked her for a drink. She then turned and refused to serve me. I couldn't believe it. I walked out of the place and my friends were startled and amazed.

I don't know how they do business but it sounds like the owner only wants the money. She was either the owner or manager because my friends and I watch her cursing and yelling at a staff and treating him like crap. Pretty sad.

I do not recommend this place at all. I hope professional reviewers go into this place in disguise and really see what goes on in there and put them out of business.

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Great place for that night out without the kids. Love the piano, love the food and the drinks!!! Great atmosphere. Fun, mature atmosphere, and overall enjoyable.

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Great place for that night out without the kids. Love the piano, love the food and the drinks!!! Great atmosphere. Fun, mature atmosphere, and overall enjoyable.

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foods good service is good but that piano guy messed up my dinner they should get him outta there.......prices are good...if u go there you should get the porkchops with the cherry pepper sauce very very good

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foods good service is good but that piano guy messed up my dinner they should get him outta there.......prices are good...if u go there you should get the porkchops with the cherry pepper sauce very very good

Pros: good food

Cons: bad music and piano guy

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Was excited to try this neighborhood "gem." Unfortunately, we were surprised to find a limited menu and a piano player who wore a bird costume (not kidding) and made animal noises to "entertain" the crowd. Food took a long time to arrive

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Was excited to try this neighborhood "gem." Unfortunately, we were surprised to find a limited menu and a piano player who wore a bird costume (not kidding) and made animal noises to "entertain" the crowd. Food took a long time to arrive

Pros: can't think of a thing

Cons: too many to name

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I have not been here for a while, but I always loved the veal, the piano, and the staff. I was fortunate to live around the corner for almost a year while working in the city and to call these people my family away from home. Thanks for all the memories Laurie, Svetlana (Your know who you are!) Zsa Zsa (tee hee), Starr, and of course Hunter Blue - we had a great time kids, lets not forget!

If you want to feel like you are welcome, come to MiMi's I never had a bad time or meal. (And the bar staff is GREAT TOO!)

Simon

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I have not been here for a while, but I always loved the veal, the piano, and the staff. I was fortunate to live around the corner for almost a year while working in the city and to call these people my family away from home. Thanks for all the memories Laurie, Svetlana (Your know who you are!) Zsa Zsa (tee hee), Starr, and of course Hunter Blue - we had a great time kids, lets not forget!

If you want to feel like you are welcome, come to MiMi's I never had a bad time or meal. (And the bar staff is GREAT TOO!)

Simon

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What a great time we had at Mimi's. It is a little place on the corner of Second Avenue in Manhattan. The food is great. It is comforting and satisfying. We were out bar hoping when we decided to grab a bite, there is a piano player that welcomed us when we came in and played songs for us through the night. My friend is Irish and the piano player played a bunch of classics that had us belly laughing. What we thought was going to be a quick stop actually became the highlight of our night. We stayed to almost three in the morning! Food is good, the staff is friendly and the place is FUN. Highly Recommended.

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What a great time we had at Mimi's. It is a little place on the corner of Second Avenue in Manhattan. The food is great. It is comforting and satisfying. We were out bar hoping when we decided to grab a bite, there is a piano player that welcomed us when we came in and played songs for us through the night. My friend is Irish and the piano player played a bunch of classics that had us belly laughing. What we thought was going to be a quick stop actually became the highlight of our night. We stayed to almost three in the morning! Food is good, the staff is friendly and the place is FUN. Highly Recommended.

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If you can stomach the fat old cow who serves drinks and is rude to customers, you'll have a grand ol' time! Oufa!

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If you can stomach the fat old cow who serves drinks and is rude to customers, you'll have a grand ol' time! Oufa!

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Mimi's is a one of a kind place. The service was great and the food was delicious. The Piano player kept the entertainment going. He made the whole expierence even better! I would suggest mimi's to anyone looking to have a good time and a

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Mimi's is a one of a kind place. The service was great and the food was delicious. The Piano player kept the entertainment going. He made the whole expierence even better! I would suggest mimi's to anyone looking to have a good time and a

Pros: Entertainment, Food

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Went to Mimi's with some of my girlfriends on a Friday night- and the quiet evening we thought we had turned out to be a full fledge laugh factor. Piano Bar player was hysterical- and kept the whole place alive with his singing and his

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Went to Mimi's with some of my girlfriends on a Friday night- and the quiet evening we thought we had turned out to be a full fledge laugh factor. Piano Bar player was hysterical- and kept the whole place alive with his singing and his

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6 tiny shrimp (each the size of a quarter) in a plate full of marinara sauce with a cup full of spaghetti on the side= $14.95. Not worth it. Good service, though.

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6 tiny shrimp (each the size of a quarter) in a plate full of marinara sauce with a cup full of spaghetti on the side= $14.95. Not worth it. Good service, though.

Pros: Service

Cons: Portions and quality of food

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The staff is friendly, entertaining and attentive. I liked the menu choices. Portions are generous. Prices are reasonable. I like that if you have window seating it feels almost like dining outdoors except that you don't have smog mingling

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The staff is friendly, entertaining and attentive. I liked the menu choices. Portions are generous. Prices are reasonable. I like that if you have window seating it feels almost like dining outdoors except that you don't have smog mingling

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I discovered Mimi's about 5 years ago and have been going back ever since. Admittedly the food has not always been consistently prepared but I find that if you go with th less ambitious menu preparations you won't be dissapointed. On the

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I discovered Mimi's about 5 years ago and have been going back ever since. Admittedly the food has not always been consistently prepared but I find that if you go with th less ambitious menu preparations you won't be dissapointed. On the

Pros: A great look at what dining out in NY used to look like.

Cons: The kitchen has difficulty keeping up during busy times

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Having grown up in NYC, this is the type of place my parents use to take us to. Long before Italian food was divided up into Northern, Southern, etc etc-- there was simply Italian food in a friendly place with checkered tablecloths and

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Having grown up in NYC, this is the type of place my parents use to take us to. Long before Italian food was divided up into Northern, Southern, etc etc-- there was simply Italian food in a friendly place with checkered tablecloths and

Pros: friendly atmosphere, piano player

Cons: food is just average

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It was Saint Patrick's Day in New York, and we had just flown in from Australia to meet our youngest son who had flown in from Cork, Ireland for what his Dad had promised to be the best St Paddy's Day in the world.We watched the parade

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It was Saint Patrick's Day in New York, and we had just flown in from Australia to meet our youngest son who had flown in from Cork, Ireland for what his Dad had promised to be the best St Paddy's Day in the world.We watched the parade

Pros: Management

Cons: The Snow

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Let me tell you all how amazed we were with the service and food the night we visited Mimi's --New Years Eve 2007! After standing for more than 9 hours in Times Square and fighting our way out of there, we were tired and starving. Not to

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Let me tell you all how amazed we were with the service and food the night we visited Mimi's --New Years Eve 2007! After standing for more than 9 hours in Times Square and fighting our way out of there, we were tired and starving. Not to

Pros: Good food at a decent price

Cons: dont go if you want a quiet noise-free atmosphere

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After a day of shopping my friends and I came across an Italian restaurant and went in without a clue of what we had in store. Not only was the service great, the food was well worth your dollar and the entertainment was hysterical. The

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After a day of shopping my friends and I came across an Italian restaurant and went in without a clue of what we had in store. Not only was the service great, the food was well worth your dollar and the entertainment was hysterical. The

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I went there and also received the worst service, it took 20 minutes to get water. The food came at least 30 minutes after we ordered it, which was strange because it tasted like it was straight out of a chef boyardee can, so that should

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I went there and also received the worst service, it took 20 minutes to get water. The food came at least 30 minutes after we ordered it, which was strange because it tasted like it was straight out of a chef boyardee can, so that should

Pros: Its cool having a piano player

Cons: everything else

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My husband, myself and 2 other couples went to Mimi's on Saturday night and we had a ball. We were seated near the piano player (great guy), knew all the songs and sang along and were even asked to come up and join him at his piano.

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My husband, myself and 2 other couples went to Mimi's on Saturday night and we had a ball. We were seated near the piano player (great guy), knew all the songs and sang along and were even asked to come up and join him at his piano.

Pros: piano bar, food, good parking

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I have visited Mimi's for 8 years. It is a glimpse of New York and New Yorkers before the city was prettied up for the tourists. Yes, the manager, waitresses, and bartender may appear a little rude...but they are REAL, they will not kiss

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I have visited Mimi's for 8 years. It is a glimpse of New York and New Yorkers before the city was prettied up for the tourists. Yes, the manager, waitresses, and bartender may appear a little rude...but they are REAL, they will not kiss

Pros: Piano Player, Real NYC staff, Interesting People

Cons: weak kneed tourists

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Having lived in the area I have visited Mimi's many a time and find this place to be very unique. It's like a time warp when you step in and is truly the best people watching you'll ever see. You get a chance to drink, sing, and laugh

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Having lived in the area I have visited Mimi's many a time and find this place to be very unique. It's like a time warp when you step in and is truly the best people watching you'll ever see. You get a chance to drink, sing, and laugh

Pros: Fun Music, Good Food, Great drinks

Cons: loud, not the best service

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Mimi's has, by far, the worst service I've ever encountered at a restaurant anywhere in the world. It's not just that the service is bad - the waitresses, hostess, and bartenders are simply rude. It's almost as if they go out of their

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Mimi's has, by far, the worst service I've ever encountered at a restaurant anywhere in the world. It's not just that the service is bad - the waitresses, hostess, and bartenders are simply rude. It's almost as if they go out of their

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WE loved this place. We walk by occassionally and decided to try Mimi's for dinner one night. The food is great, not fancy but real and satisfying. There is a piano and the waitresses and customers sing. We had a fantastic time and highly

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WE loved this place. We walk by occassionally and decided to try Mimi's for dinner one night. The food is great, not fancy but real and satisfying. There is a piano and the waitresses and customers sing. We had a fantastic time and highly

Pros: food, entertainment

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I arrived from Los Angeles for a weekend in New York. The concierge at The Marriot recommended that we experience a local restaurant called Mimi's. What a find!!! What Flavor. The food was exquisite, the ambience, beyond real!!! This

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I arrived from Los Angeles for a weekend in New York. The concierge at The Marriot recommended that we experience a local restaurant called Mimi's. What a find!!! What Flavor. The food was exquisite, the ambience, beyond real!!! This

Pros: Great Food, Great Prices, Great Entertainment

Cons: small bathrooms, bit crowded

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I've been to Mimi's over a dozen times, so I've gotten to know this restaurant pretty well. I love dining there during the wintertime because the decor is just so perfect and cozy.

I've always received good customer service, and the

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I've been to Mimi's over a dozen times, so I've gotten to know this restaurant pretty well. I love dining there during the wintertime because the decor is just so perfect and cozy.

I've always received good customer service, and the

Pros: Cozy Decor

Cons: Chicken is rubbery

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My friends and I make it a point to go to Mimi's each time we visit the City, their tortellini alfredo is delicious. The service has always been sub-par, but the last time we were there it was absolutely terrible. The waitress/manager was

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My friends and I make it a point to go to Mimi's each time we visit the City, their tortellini alfredo is delicious. The service has always been sub-par, but the last time we were there it was absolutely terrible. The waitress/manager was

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I come back to NY about 3 times a year and have always made it a point to visit Mimi's cause it's right down the street and I love their tortelini alfredo. The service was always bad, but this weekend was simply ridiculous. We were

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I come back to NY about 3 times a year and have always made it a point to visit Mimi's cause it's right down the street and I love their tortelini alfredo. The service was always bad, but this weekend was simply ridiculous. We were

Pros: Some good dishes, Relatively cheap

Cons: VERY rude staff, Crazy mu-mu piano guy

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Our night was ruined the moment we walked into Mimi's as the sour-faced manageress walked us to our seats. We stopped at a table behind the one she had picked out for us and asked if we could sit there instead. In response, she rolled her

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Our night was ruined the moment we walked into Mimi's as the sour-faced manageress walked us to our seats. We stopped at a table behind the one she had picked out for us and asked if we could sit there instead. In response, she rolled her

Pros: fun singing, piano, locals having fun

Cons: awful manager, average cuisine, really awful manager

 

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