MIMI Restaurant & Bar

BY Lisa Lindblad

October 25, 2015

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It’s so new, this 9-table, village restaurant that its website features only a menu and an address.  It’s so stylish that even these two offerings are presented, color blocked, in an attention-holding way.  Or maybe, I considered, as I saw the home page photo change with each login, the evanescent presentation of MIMI is intentional.  After all, the restaurant is named for their grandmother, and I doubt her life could be evoked if put in a box with a drop down menu.  She was obviously, herself, a woman of style.

One week in and the graceful bar’s stainless steal surface is still scratch-free (the bartender swears by a nightly light steel wool buff followed by a vinegar wash and an olive oil polish).  It’s a pleasant place to sit and share a glass – the white bordeaux is delicious – and chat with one of the young owners.  If at one of the 9 small tables (which I think would be great pushed together and taken as a whole for a group of friends), you are offered a menu of french classics.  Easy. Delicious.

185 Sullivan Street.

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