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Mimi's Restaurant

#2,115 of 11,649 Restaurants in New York City
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984 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6340
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1:00 pm - 3:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Home cooking 'jazzed up'

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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  • Families with children
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank John H
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 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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28 reviews
21 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
Vancouver BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

You have to love a place where you say "not on the menu", and they say "we can make it". And we got a table at the front window, and Saturday night, the piano player was behind us. He even played "Oh Canada" for us. Very reasonable prices, good food, good wine, worth a return visit.

1 Thank 8Peter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great food, good atmosphere with a funny Piano player 'Chicken Delicous' he certainly is something different. Probably the best value for money meal we had and the entertainment was priceless.

Thank LondonRelaxer
Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A friend recommended we stop at Mimi's Italian restaurant to eat while we were there. Our hotel was close by, so we decided to try it. It is definitely a "mom & pop" establishment with decent food. What made it unusual was the staff and the entertainment. The bar tender, "Star", was more than sweet to us and the Sunday... More 

Thank Thomas D
Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was the 3rd visit to this small local trattoria, family run, in New York City near 2nd and 52nd. Traditional southern Italian dishes well prepared. Sauces were prepared as you like The ambiance was friendly with a live piano background. Perfect for after a busy day with simple and pleasurable evening

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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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