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Mimi's Restaurant - 34 Reviews - 984 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 688-4692

Mimi's Restaurant

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984 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
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Best

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 th...

Worst

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 ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/28/2013

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! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/21/2013

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

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/12/2013

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. But go late on a weeknight. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/2/2013

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 go back on our next trip!~ more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/26/2013

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. more

Bartender hates clients who is not in love with jews 6/1/2011

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 badmouthing about me as soon as i enter the place by talking about me with all other customers that i dont like jewish people. The last time she is simply told me "" You are not welcome here"". more

Awful! 3/15/2011

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 restaurant was the so called 'entertainment'. This was beyond belief awful. It was pathetic. A very old man, clearly full of himself dressing up in stupid outfits and making a terrible and very loud noise which seemed to irritate most customers and entertained none. He might have amused a five year old for a few minutes but as entertainment in a restaurant this was almost unbearable. I was strongly recommend that this restaurant be avoided. As a final comment, within two hours of eating in the place I was obliged to rush back to my hotel with an urgent need to evacuate my bowels. I only just made it in time! Absolutely awful. (I gave it one star because there is no option for no star!) more

Nasty Food and Nasty Owner 12/31/2010

The only worthwhile thing here is the bread basket. The food comes straight out the can, plopped down on... more

Nasty Food and Nasty Owner 12/31/2010

russingirl Provided by Partner
The only worthwhile thing here is the bread basket. The food comes straight out the can, plopped down on your plate. Everything tastes so gross. I'... more

Very Disappointed 6/28/2010

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 sports bar watching the World Cup. Pros: Entertaining piano music Cons: Terrible and indifferent service more

Great service, food, and atmosphere 11/14/2009

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 more

Best fun-bar in Midtown East 7/17/2009

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 Spaniards. Then he put on a flashing glitter I-don't-know-what to do HAPPY BIRTHDAY for one of the little girls in the family. The girl and her brother and sister then performed ITSY BITSY SPIDER karaoke. As the night grew later, the Spaniards and the family left. Pros: Piano man, clientelle, Cons: There's only one of 'em more

Beware the heavy blonde waitress! 6/24/2009

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 nobody help me look for my purse, since I couldn't pay for my drink without my purse, the heavy blonde waitress (most likely in her 60s) threatened to call the police if I didn't leave right then. She threw me out in the street with nothing. Had it not been for the kindness of a stranger who gave me some cab money I'd have been stuck walking home and it's not a short walk! Pros: Entertainment is fun Cons: Extremely rude 60-something heavy blonde waitress more

SIgn Me Up 12/19/2008

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! more

Great customer service 10/10/2008

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 Delicious was sooooooooooo funny and entertaining! He sang the Mary Tyler Moore theme song for us using my name instead of Mary living in Minneapolis! The deserts were AWESOME! If you ever need a pick-me-up Mimi's is the place to go! Thanks Mimi's for such a GREAT experience in New York City! Pros: Atmosphere, service and lots of food! Cons: Bathrooms in the basement more

Good food for the price, Fun entertainment & atmosphere, VERY BAD management 10/9/2008

Went there and had a big party with my friends a couple of weeks ago. Pros: Great food and fun Cons: Rude owner/manager, no beers on tap more

good food bad entertament 3/27/2008

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 more

couldn't believe my eyes (or ears) 3/15/2008

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 and our patience grew short listening to the piano player who later changed into a unicorn hat. It was the strangest thing I've seen in a while and the food was bland. We won't be back. Pros: can't think of a thing Cons: too many to name more

Nice neighborhood bar but ... 12/13/2007

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

Great Place and Great Entertainment! 11/15/2007

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 fun time with great wine and liquor I would go to mimi's! Cheers! Pros: Entertainment, Food more
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  • Hours:

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

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown East, Midtown, Midtown East (Turtle Bay)
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