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1200 El Paseo De Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130-1631
408-378-0778
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average....average...average!

Everything tastes like it has been prepped on an assembly line...no specific rich flavors on anything...and they don't really have good vegitarian dishes at all. We shared 2 plates between us and it was OK...but nothing to rave about. Na...would probably not go back...I want some finesse and LOVE... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
Squeekie
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Santa Clara, California
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  • Outdoor seating
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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The cuisine will possibly appeal to a certain segment of the population, generally speaking, but not to travelers, whether on business or pleasure, who will expect a higher degree of quality and inspiration. Service was fine. The problem is the food. I was surprised to see the review entitled "Senior Unfriendly" because on a recent Tuesday lunch I only saw... More 

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Murphys, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife's 89 year old Aunt had lunch with her on a Thursday. It wasn't that busy. So there is no reason to receive the kind of service they experienced.better! At 89 her eye sight is very poor. She had a lot of questions about the menu due to her poor sight. The waiter was rather condescending and his body... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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239 reviews 239 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Everything tastes like it has been prepped on an assembly line...no specific rich flavors on anything...and they don't really have good vegitarian dishes at all. We shared 2 plates between us and it was OK...but nothing to rave about. Na...would probably not go back...I want some finesse and LOVE put into the cration of the food...well...I guess this is NOT... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Have eaten here only once, lunch on a weekday. What I liked: 1. Charming brick interior 2. Varied menu 3. Outstanding service 4. Good Riesling 5. Reasonable prices 6. Fork tender pot roast, rich mashed potatoes, and for the veggie, you can choose from three green ones (spinach, asparagus, broccoli), not the usual single-item choice 7. Many other, more exciting... More 

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Saratoga, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Love this place particularly for brunch or lunch. Great variety on the menu. Love the muffins after a tasty breakfast. Great for all the family.

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Sunnyvale, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went there for a quick dinner before the movie. Even before looking at the menu, we asked the waitress if we can get pasta and drink in 20 minutes since we didnt want to be late for the movie. The waitress was really sweet and made sure we got everything we ordered really quick. In less than 5 minutes... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

its nice, not to pricy, and food is really good. The service is good, the wait is not to long and the age groups that usually go are over 40.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Near a friends house and good for a change-up between the other chain places. Good service and pleasant staff.

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Sunnyvale, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The last time I tried Mimi's I was so disappointed that I walked out. I waited for 15 minutes for someone to take my beverage order.

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Gilroy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I've been to Mimi's several times. Each time, it took a while for someone to acknowledge us standing in the foyer. Once we were seated, it took more time to get menus. Then, it took more time for someone to take our order. And, yes, it seemed like a long time to get our food. Now, we know why this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 El Paseo De Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130-1631
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-378-0778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?