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2120 P St. (21st St.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Mimi's American Bistro Restaurant Review

: If you take the mandate seriously about singing for your supper, you will get a kick out of Mimi’s, where the waitstaff, not the patrons, do all the warbling. Indeed, you may find your very own waiter bursting into song and serenading each table. But as the evening passes, you’ll appreciate the divertissement and find that all the fuss only enhances your meal. Of course, the food is the other reason people come to Mimi’s, which offers an eclectic menu with a strong emphasis on Mediterranean dishes. We were delighted with the gutsy gazpacho, but found the day’s lobster bisque an insipid soup worth skipping. On the other hand, surely the grilled figs with imported blue cheese and walnuts or the grilled eggplant with mint-yogurt sauce appetizers would merit raves. As for entrées, you can go big time with a bouillabaisse or char-grilled aged beef tenderloin, or such non-Mediterranean dishes as pan-grilled duck breast with a Japanese five-spice sauce or honey-roasted salmon. But for sheer delight, try the couscous served with a vegetable mélange; for several more dollars, add on the lamb sausage for a taste treat. Smaller appetites can look for grilled chicken breast sandwich with goat cheese or one of Mimi’s burgers. If available, check out the mango parfait for dessert.


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