MIMI NYC is easy to miss. Tucked away on the busy streets of NYU's sprawling campas with only two pairs of garden style wire patio set outside, you would never imagine that when you walk into this modern Parisian bistro you will have some of the best French food in the city. I strongly believe that French cooking is a celebration of everyday produce and meats like bibb lettuce, watercress, shishito peppers and chicken- all of which you can find at MIMI. The aroma of French butter (the best!!) will invite you in and if you don't have a reservation which are difficult to make, you can take a seat at the bar where you can also eat the full dinner menu. MIMI takes traditional bistro French food into the modern era- with less flare and more flavor. So what are you waiting for? If you've haven't already made those reservations then hurry!
1. Veal tartare- The saltiness of the parmesan cuts through the texture of the veal. The perfect bite would consist of the veal, parmesan and the delicious watercress. Eating your veggies at MIMI is worth it.
2. Roast chicken with potato dumplings, mustard and escarole- I loveeee French chicken. Maybe it's the butter or the grill or the chicken but, no matter what it's delicious and that was no exception at MIMI. The browned chicken skin was perfect and the meat was very juicy. The potato dumplings were doughy but had enough flavor to still bring a different taste to the dish. Escarole was amazing! I can't believe veggies can be so delicious.