Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel

4.5
125 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Mildred (Mimi) Bluestein Kosene. “Mimi Blue”. Born and raised in Indianapolis. Back when downtown was the only town. When people got dressed up for the theater and restaurant dining was a luxury.

Mimi Blue Meatballs is a tribute to our mother “Mimi Blue” Kosene. Mimi was a Lady, endowed with manners, taste, and an easy social grace. She loved good food whether dining out or cooking for a hard-working husband and three sons. Every home-cooked meal had to satisfy the whole family, as well as any friends who often stopped by. Cooking was the way she brought us together, kept us healthy, and showed us Love.

At Mimi Blue, we make the kind of food Mimi cooked for us at home, but we serve it in the type of comfortable urban setting that Mimi so much enjoyed. Like Mimi herself, our meatball dishes are classics. Each recipe is rooted in culinary tradition, but refined for the modern palette.

Have your Meatballs any way you choose. Mix meats, sauces and sides

Support Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel during COVID-19

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside as there were open tables when we arrived. Food was very good as usual and our server Emily was fun and excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great dinner. My only recommendation would be the server explains the menu to the customer.

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vipCurt
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Turkey meat balls w potatoes salty. Over priced. Impossible burger good.

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vipDavidG
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, unique food. Meatballs and sauces were awesome. Fried Brussel sprouts were amazing.

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vipWhyone
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal and outdoor seating also.

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NancyP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great and patient. Food is very tasty and glad there are vegan options.

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Sueg
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, which did have 'street noise' but not too bad. Our chopped salad with sweet dressing was excellent.

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vipCarolL
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mimi Blue is a great place to come for an intimate dinner or with the family. Food is always good and so is the service. Their banana mousse is very yummy!

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vipMCD1204
Detroit
45 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the concept of how to customize our meatball orders. The polenta was amazing! The Mac and queso was delicious! Highly recommended!

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vipLisaM
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food is always great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Very delicious food with great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Peyton was our great server. We sat outside which was nice. Food was delicious. Great experience. Wine at half price was yummy. My husband had a free dessert for his birthday.

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Gretchen
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It was our first time to the restaurant. Our server seemed put out that he had to wait on us. He never offered us any drinks (we would have ordered wine ) but were only offered soda.
We waited for long periods of time between questions and only spoke to us when the check came. We liked the food but when I feel like people are annoyed by me in the restaurant, I don't want to come back.

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NancyP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vegan meatballs especially the veggie ones. Black bean are good. I had the black bean with orzo and veggies.

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dbee
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try something new and had heard good things so took the family and a guest for dinner. We were all impressed with the variety of items and everything was delicious from the gnocchi starter to the different sauces on the main course meatballs and the polenta, fried brussels sprouts and mac and queso sides. Amazing and we will be back!

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SBnFam
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was good, but I feel it’s a bit overpriced. Server acted like he wished he were anywhere else. Did not offer us a wine list-had to ask. Did not offer us dessert. Unfriendly. The last 3 times we’ve eaten here, we’ve said we would not return because of lukewarm service-the only reason we’ve come back is to use up gift cards.

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KristinM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu was unique and delightfully fun to try. There were a wide variety of delicious options, too, even for a vegetarian like me. The wait staff, although kind, lacked the emotional intelligence to be attentive and really explain the menu with enthusiasm to newbies like us. That part was just an average experience. Otherwise, it's a good value for different cuisine.

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vipOldBob
Indiana
118 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Meatballs and sauces tasty and good value as always; the squash medley was an excellent summer vegetable choice. It was nearly empty for lunch Saturday at 12:45, which was great for social distancing but probably not so good for the staff.

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vipGlassy
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is surprisingly very good. The service matched it. We sat outside on a pleasant day. Overall good experience.

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Mimi Blue's. The patio was lovely, food was delicious, and the service was good. We recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

I love Mimi’s. I just ate there two days ago. But after making dinner arrangements, we arrived and there was a sign that said they were closed for Memorial Day. Super disappointing that we were able to book reservations when they weren’t open, as it’s one of my favorite spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Did a great job social distancing tables outside and inside. They are busy with a lot of door dash and Uber type orders but we ate outside and had a great experience. Our first time in! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. and my husband got to a excellent food and delicious dessert. Everything in the restaurant was amazing. 100 % recommended

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BobbieG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a cute concept....just think - all those meatballs!! However, our server was not especially helpful in explaining how to navigate their menu which was very confusing for first timers. It's a lot to take in and make decisions about. When the food came it was moderately tasty...but the size of meatballs was very disappointing, as they are quite small.
So go...just order up on portion size.

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KirstinC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will definitely be back!

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Kara
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a regular at the downtown location for a few years. This was my first time visiting the Carmel location. Carmel location had the great relaxed yet still upscale vibe and same delicious food. On this visit, where Carmel shined above was the service. Staff was so incredibly friendly.

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vipLFOX
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

As always the food was excellent! Service was a bit slow -- but we were a party of 9 and then 2 friends (who had a separate reservation) ended up joining our party -- so we were a large group and it was New Year's Eve. So I chalk it up to all of this. The staff was super accommodating!

We had a wonderful time visiting with one another but the service was slow. However, we love Mimi's and will continue to support this wonderful local eatery! The slow service was an unusual occurrence.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We always love this place and despite it being a busy NYE period they worked us in. Top notch.

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CatherineS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mimi's in the area! I've been to all of the Mimi Blue locations and always like the choices but the experience we had in Carmel was simply excellent. The hostess was very welcoming and said she reserved the best table for our party. We had a private/quiet table in the back, a very helpful and fun waiter who brought us all the sauces to taste (sorry I don't recall his name!) and delicious cocktails. We ordered a huge selection of food that came quickly. We lingered and enjoyed our evening with no pressure from the staff to move along! The prices are also really good for the quantity and quality of the food. I can't think of a thing I would change to improve our experience! Thanks Mimi :)

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viplisaf
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very loud table two down from our table - made it very difficult to have a conversation. Overall, dinner good.

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Formerchicagoan
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had had a bad experience at the Mimi Blue at the Fashion Mall so we received a $100 gift certificate to try again. We chose to do so at the Carmel location. We waited 10 minutes to be sat (with a reservation) & another 20 minutes for our server to decide to ask if we wanted to order. During this 20 minutes we decided to go elsewhere, even knowing we had a gift certificate to use. We won’t be dining at any Mimi Blue location anytime soon.

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ShawnB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, and the staff were fantastic. Very accommodating/tolerant of our young children.

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Steph
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant had a pleasant ambience and our server was quite knowledgeable about the different selections and sauces.

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HectorT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, never disappoints

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LRich
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and it was Delicious! Such a fun concept and adaptable for anyone! We had a larger party and everyone at the table felt that they had exactly the dining experience they wanted, and every single one of us ordered different flavors. All raves!

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vipBRSfoodie
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy my meal here. The only draw back is that I must eat gluten free and there simply are not many choices so I always have to order the same thing. I’d love it if they had a few other sauces I could try.

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KatherineE
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Comfort food at its best. I had turkey meatballs with mushroom gravy and smashed potatoes. A filling and delicious meal for a chilly evening. Can't wait to return and try their other items.

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vipLFOX
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch! Food was awesome. As always the folks at Mimi’s easily accommodated our need for a substitution. No rush - able to enjoy a leisurely brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers. Excellent food, service, and table in the bar. Only 2 minutes from our hotel; perfect for a Friday Date Night after a long week at work. Will be back for more meatballs and queso-Mac-n-cheese.

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vipBenK
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can't have a bad experience at Mimi Blue! You create your own meal and everything is as delicious as described. The was a lunchtime meeting and my guest was beyond pleased with the experience.

FAQs

Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 564-8524.

Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel is rated 4.5 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mimiblue.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.