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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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  • 7
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  • 10
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  • 11
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Senior Unfriendly

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2014
Lewis61944
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Murphys, California
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Murphys, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
68 helpful votes 68 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Northern CA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I have visited the restaurant a number of times. However, over the last year, the value has diminished. Items that were once included with a meal (e.g. the soup), now cost extras.

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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?