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Chez Mimi for Sunday dinner

Zoe | Feb 7, 200509:43 AM

Since my misspent youth was spent in Paris, my longing for a Sunday bistro dinner still lingers. We were one of three tables occupied in a really charming, low lit room. Service was pretty good although spotty in the end; plus was that the three starters we ordered all came with two spoons, two forks, two escargot holders, so we could share. Vicheysoisse was good flavor (needed white pepper) but was quite gelatinous and much too creamy - tasted heavy, like heavy cream; caesar salad was just OK (the best Caesar I had recently was at Bistro in Santa Monica) - escargots were tough and didn't have a spoonful of garlic butter dribbled in the shell before the little guys were pushed in - a bit dry - as well as tough. Main course - my partner had steamed chicken with mustard sauce - really tender and delicious; I had sand dabs with green beans. The fish was very well sauced but too much sauce - they should have been patted dry and sauce on the side - just ate half the fish. Dessert was chocolate flourless cake which came out like a brownie and definitly not like the light version I like (also at Bistro). Was it satisfying for over $100 not including tip? I guess thats what costs are these days.

I would try lunch here but look for other Chowhound Recs for French food (should have followed Just Larry to his rec a couple of days ago).

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