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500 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016-3204
+1 626-359-9191
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The menu was limited and has lost the feel of a New Orleans restaurant. The lack of imagination in the menu was at least made up for by the shoddy service and high prices. I love New Orleans food and culture, this has neither. I will not return.

Thank Mike M
Pasadena, California
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127 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've been here twice for lunch lately, and was baffled both times when they took my name and made me wait to eat, even though half their tables were empty. Perhaps they were short staffed, both times, but it was the lunch hour. I wouldn't have come back if the food hadn't been so good. They start you off with... More 

Thank Julie S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Ate breakfast and lunch here during a recent trip. A very large menu with large portions. The quality of the food was surprisingly good; service was pleasant and quick. Decent ambiance and table spacing.

Thank TimeTraveler_800
Mountainair, New Mexico
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We loved this restaurant. Friendly staff and really good food. We had the salmon salad and the half a baked chicken and frites. Wow, the chicken was so nicely seasoned and so moist there was puddling of juices on the plate and a wonderful burst in my mouth. The frites were plentiful, the breads delicious. We will definitely return.

Thank Ray T
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Give yourself a treat and go for breakfast. That's the only meal I've tried. Great service and friendly atmosphere. Can't go wrong here.

Thank David F
Reno, NV
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140 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Mimi's is a pleasant chain restaurant, that I've tried in various locations. This was my second trip to this one. they claim French inspiration for their menu, but it's a pretty thin connection. The menu is more typical American. Servers were friendly and reasonably attentive. The restaurant can be noisy when crowded. Food was good, better than you might expect... More 

Thank RenoBill
San Gabriel, California
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Like going into a paris cafe. Need better coffee though. Muffins are tasty. Breakfast is the best tasting menu items so far.

1 Thank FussySusie
Woodbury, Minnesota
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I would have liked to order off the kids' menu! My kids had pb&j crepes and they were thrilled. I always love Mimi's bread. My husband had the French Onion soup and it looked delicious. We loved the French décor and had a great meal.

1 Thank LovingNewAdventures
Pasadena, California
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144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Consistently good food and service. I usually go with my walking partner after a long walk on Sundays, but, this time I took my whole family and met with friends for breakfast. Had a wonderful time and everyone left satisfied whether they ordered a light fare or pancakes or crepes. There is something for everyone. You should know, however, if... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Orange County, California
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226 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We go here several times a year on weekends for brunch. They have a great selection on their menu and it is always very good. Nice atmosphere inside as well. We keep going back for a reason!

Thank socal13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016-3204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-359-9191

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