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Mimi's Restaurant

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984 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6340
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Italian Food

Nice restaurant with good food. I had some Carbonara and it was as good as it gets. I ordered garlic bread. Just so you know they serve you complimentary bread so being alone I had two baskets with bread. A lot of bread for one person but it was good :).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant with good food. I had some Carbonara and it was as good as it gets. I ordered garlic bread. Just so you know they serve you complimentary bread so being alone I had two baskets with bread. A lot of bread for one person but it was good :).

Thank morgankanerules
Level Contributor
72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

been taking friends and family here for 30 years. Feels cosmopolitan and yet small town at same time. Piano Player started around 6p which was perfect, he made you feel at home. It was a tuesday and i forgot his name but Ill be back (needless to say). Service was very prompt. Food was NYC Italian American…parm palace type but... More 

Thank kathyrich
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Fun and comfortable setting with singing patrons by the piano bar. The Italian food is ok, but come for the total experience at this old timer. If you want to be in the mix of things, sit in the main room or in the front. The service is always good.

Thank WhereNext2NYC
Doddington, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Had the cold Antipasti. They left the anchovies out, I mentioned that they should make an adjustment. No apology given & no adjustment made. Service was generally slow, even though the restaurant was not busy (perhaps that is why its not busy) The two pasta dishes we ordered were adequate but no more. There's nothing here to rave about I... More 

Thank DesMcLeish
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143 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Just too many excellent Italian restaurants in NYC to compromise here. Good was mediocre. Service very slow, tables are way to close, quality is average, and price is high. I had a Marsala which came out swimming in some kind of broth with barely a hint of Marsala.

Thank RpII
Southampton, New York
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Mimi at 185 Sullivan Street in Manhattan is new, smart and relaxing. The crowd is handsome, the atmosphere very "genial" and the food delicious. We started with a cocktail designed especially for me, the birthday girl. The bartender has some serious creds and made me an elderflower drink that was exactly what I wanted. The rest of the party seemed... More 

Thank pamelaornstein
Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The 40 year old restaurant oozes ambiance(red checkered clothes in an old corner house encircled with glass porch windows that look out over 2nd Ave and also 52nd St) accompanied by a piano bar with live musicians, and true home-style Italian cooking - this place is a true delight and VERY reasonably priced as are the House wines). No wonder... More 

Thank Latkes66
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Last night of our three week vacation before returning to the UK so thought we'd go somewhere good. Enjoyed Mimi's a few nights ago so booked a table and returned. On the next table were a couple who were f'ing and blinding very loudly and felt the need to direct their insults at us. The maitre d' was standing next... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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381 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We ate here in July and thought it was just average. Nothing has changed. The chicken is excellent, the pasta is poor. The lasagna was almost runny in texture and tasteless. It is pricy for the quality. Service is average.

Thank eaglesclaw121
los Angeles, United States
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had the chicken Piccata and chicken Parmigiana both common dishes, but both dishes were very bland with little or no lemon or butter. There were only 3 other tables with small parties yet we never saw our server. The dishes we were served were warm not hot dishes. Next time I would go to Little Italy, but if you... More 

Thank Miguel H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 984 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6340
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-688-4692

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 14
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 am

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