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Mimi's in the Marigny

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Neighbourhood:
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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2600 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117-7356
+1 504-872-9868
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18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 04:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A local took me to Mimi's with promises of excellent tapas and a great atmosphere. He was right on both. Everywhere I ate in New Orleans, the food was excellent, but the tapas at Mimi's, especially the mushroom manchego toast and figs with goat cheese, was the best meal I had. We ate at the bar and the service was... More 

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Gretna, Louisiana
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Mimi's is the perfect place to wine down on a Friday night, whether you are there for a birthday party or a first date. The space is very cosy, and welcoming. They do not blast the a/c, which is very nice (I don't enjoy when a place is way too cold). I love the old brick walls and the huge... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

First visit to Mimi's while visiting the city and was not disappointed. Visiting with a local resident, I was recommended several dishes including Mushroom Manchego toast, Spiced Duck Skewers, and Crabtree Gazpacho and was not disappointed. Each dish was uniquely prepared with exquisite detail. The chef was very welcoming and personable after visiting us at the table. Great culinary and... More 

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Thank kmorris439
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The tapas here are some the best I have ever had. They have some unusual plates, and all of them that we tried were excellent. They have some vegetarian options if you are looking for that. There is a bar downstairs, which seemed pretty noisy but there are stairs in the back up to a quieter room upstairs with a... More 

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Thank Charles F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered the "trust me" option and were not disappointed. It's whipped up on the spot based on your preference, but a total surprise dish every time! Like a really good bartender. Otherwise atmospheric, brick walls, hip bartenders, great place to chill.

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Thank Anne-Chris M
Los Angeles
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our group stopped here while we hopped around the Marigny. We didn't eat here, but the food plates looked delicious. Great atmosphere for playing pool and having a quieter space to enjoy a drink with friends.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

You might have trouble finding this place but it is worth it once you do! Located in the Marigny and a few blocks from Frenchman Street. There is a large bar with tall tables..the drinks are pretty straight forward (I asked for a cocktail menu and got a dirty look) so know what you want. The wines did not look... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a local place, with a cool vibe, that has been gaining a following for 15 years. Mimi is a local legend and the bar is perfect. Too busy downstairs, head upstairs. Need a smoke, head out to the balcony. The food is ridiculously good and the drinks are tasty and cheap.

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Thank bruce h
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Not cheap, but worth a trip. Get the lamb tapas! Delish!!!! Areas for pool. Looks like a spot for locals.

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Silt, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Went into this corner bar on a recommendation of a local. At first I thought it was the wrong place, I saw no food or menus, etc. the door guy noticed our struggle and asked if we wanted to eat. You get a menu and order from the bar. We ordered so many tapas to try! They are all very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole, Bar, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 04:00
Saturday
18:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117-7356
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-872-9868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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