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“Management Needs Replaced-Stay Away” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mimi's Cafe

Mimi's Cafe
Ranked #8 of 241 Restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Middletown, DE
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Management Needs Replaced-Stay Away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I don't have time to write up all the bad things we experienced today at Mimi's in Dulles Town Center. So the short review is; food was very average to terrible- burnt and dry Brioche French Toast and we waited 45 minutes for our food while other guests that arrived well after us got their food well before us. Their excuse was that the kitchen was backed up - [--] as others were getting served. On top of everything there was no apology even when we settled the check. They apparently expect this is the way to run a restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Must try the Cinnamon Brioche French Toast!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

My son and I were in Sterling this past weekend and I was looking for a place to eat breakfast on Sunday, before we left for South Carolina. Read the reviews of Mimi's and decided to give it a try. Very glad we did! We were seated quickly. (loved the interior but it was far from Southern, unless you were talking about the South of France). I ordered the Cinnamon Brioche French Toast. All I can say was amazing!!! Loved every bite. My son ordered the Pancakes Breakfast. It was also cooked very nicely.

When we are back in the area we will return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Beesnest
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Leesburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

The appetizer bread is served warm and full of fragrance. The atmosphere has a New Orleans setting. Jazz, guitar, bass player and other statueslocated throughout restaurant along with other

Visited April 2013
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Thank ar0312
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Worst. Service. Ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

My family and I arrived for brunch on a recent Sunday. There was a wait, and we stood in line with everyone else to give them our party's name at the hostess stand. When it was our turn, my husband stepped up to the hostess stand, and the girl standing behind it looked him in the eyes and knew he was next. Before he could say anything, the woman standing behind our party charged up front, stood to the side of the hostess, and proceeded to give her name before we could. The hostess, instead of asking her to wait, took her name, and then told us we'd have to put our name AFTER hers on the list. Are you freakin' kidding me??? These are the types of fools hired by this place? My husband and I were pretty offended, and we took our children and left, and we will not be returning. It is one thing if a mistake was made, but the hostess clearly acknowledged my husband standing in front of her, but then proceeded to take another party's name, and then when we asked about it, three hostesses just looked at us and gave us the attitude to either take it or leave it. So we left it, and will not be returning. Food was never anything to write home about, and service was inconsistent. However, we would try to go at least once a month, if not more. Now, never again. We never expected Michelin-level service from this place, but to be ignored and then openly dismissed, when we did the right thing by standing in line, is ridiculous. We will be taking our appetites and business elsewhere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NUmathgrad
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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735 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,306 helpful votes
“Best of the bunch of restos on this side of town.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Easy on the eyes southern interior. Fast gracious service. Enjoyable food from a simplified menu. I see regulars that come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner break.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ebbtide123
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