Venue Info

Nestled in Greenwich Village, Mimi is exactly the type of small and intimate restaurant you'd imagine here, but it offers something Downtown New York is sorely lacking: decadent French food without pretension. The hand-written menu (which might be hard to read at times) is always changing, but expect reliably rich and seafood-heavy fare like Maine lobster with escargot butter and Bluefin tuna with Burgundy truffle. That's not to say you can't get an elegantly prepared meat dish -- this is French food after all -- and if you've always wondered what blood sausage tastes like, this is the place to try it. The dining room is tiny, and the cozy banquette tables will put you in close quarters with an attractive and vaguely European crowd sipping martinis and blood orange negronis poured at the zinc-topped bar.

mimi west village
New York

MIMI

Spencer Starnes

Nestled in Greenwich Village, Mimi is exactly the type of small and intimate restaurant you'd imagine here, but it offers something Downtown New York is sorely lacking: decadent French food without pretension. The hand-written menu (which might be hard to read at times) is always changing, but expect reliably rich and seafood-heavy fare like Maine lobster with escargot butter and Bluefin tuna with Burgundy truffle. That's not to say you can't get an elegantly prepared meat dish -- this is French food after all -- and if you've always wondered what blood sausage tastes like, this is the place to try it. The dining room is tiny, and the cozy banquette tables will put you in close quarters with an attractive and vaguely European crowd sipping martinis and blood orange negronis poured at the zinc-topped bar.