Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel

4.6
163 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

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
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is permanently closed. This is not updated in open table. We went there and it had a sign saying they were closed and the place was empty and locked up. No notification and this put us in a bind at 7 PM on a Saturday night with no other reservations available on short notice at nearby restaurants.

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ConnieC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and better service. Very happy

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DanZ
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and terrific food. Nothing else needs to be said!

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vipkamr
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun place to eat meatballs. And meatball sliders!! Bright comfortable and happy restaurant! I’d return again

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I think our server was overworked or slow, hard to say. We were outside & it took 15-20 min before she came for drink orders. We rarely saw her. Our food was very good, but my friend was nearly done before she brought out a condiment she requested when the food came out.

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vipLanaB
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine is excellent! Mimi Blue’s is a classy place! I highly recommend it!

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vipstevenc
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food, fair price, a little noisy when crowded but overall a nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, and my friend and I had a great time catching up!

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Pleasant
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! I can’t express how wonderful the experience was.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food was cold and not enjoyable. Our server was great but we ordered 8 meatballs, an appetizer and a side and it came out at over seventy dollars. Will not be returning

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful. A better explanation of the menu would have been preferred for our first time visiting. But the food was delicious.

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MeganA
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the patio completely to ourselves! Great and quick service and delicious food. Decent variety of beer on tap. Great brunch options.

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vipjenp
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Between the 5 of us come we had several different types of meatballs and sliders. All of them were very good.

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ShellandDave
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our mother’s for an early Mother’s Day dinner to beat the crowds. Our reservation was noted and they were ready for us. The food was good, but my husband did it get what he ordered and there seemed to be little concern in correcting it so he ate it anyway. I would return because I was pleased with the gluten free options but it will be hard to convince my husband since his order wasn’t corrected.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always amazing, but it was our first time doing brunch... WOW. The brunch food is SO good and unique! I definitely recommend trying the pancake balls or the French toast!!

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VanessaA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The waitress seemed overloaded and was unhelpful with the menu. Appetizers, salads and main dishes came out all at the same time. The food wasn't great and was overpriced for what you get. The restaurant looked cool but the experience was bad!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Manager was clearly overwhelmed and was making it obvious. His energy definitely changed our experience and I can only imagine how the servers felt. We ordered a starter and it didn’t come out until our meal did, and after receiving our food we did not see our server again until the end. Food was good, and we liked our table, but the service was lacking. Was not a deal breaker for us though, we will be back.

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vipboikerup
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual! Great service and quiet.

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vipEatOut2Much
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

There was very obvious tension between management and the server with a yelling match in the floor. And technically though they had a mask policy the manager wore his around his chin. Food was still good.

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BethB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie was our waitress, and she was fantastic. The chicken meatballs are amazing, as were the others. What a unique place to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience.

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vipJodee
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Great service. Love the options

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Terrian
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was quick and everything tasted great, I love this restaurant!

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Anonymous
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant option for vegetarians!! Thank you!

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carolarm
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I loved the atmosphere and the service was good. I wanted the food to be better but it just wasn't that great. The goat cheese appetizer was delicious. You get to mix and match the meatballs and the sauce which was fun. Perhaps I just didn't choose a good match.

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TimC
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere, value, and service.

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vipAndreaP
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service and quality took a left turn. We have been here many times over the years. However this time, we sat at our table for 30 minutes before receiving drinks. The meatballs were hard, the potatoes were dry, they forgot our salad and brought (as well as charged us) double orders of brussel sprouts. Overall just a bad experience. Hopefully, this was just a bad night for Mimi's...

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vipKatieJ
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening with friends and the food was excellent. Looking forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it!! The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

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vipLinda
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I felt very comfortable with their Covid policies

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TinaD
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food!!! Super fun menu. Only thing I noticed was although the bar was closed due to Covid Capacity, it was filthy and I could see crumbs and dust on it from our seat. Kind of gross, looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in a while and they were using it to serve food and drinks from

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vipGlassy
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly staff, good food and good ambiance.
Did not think the meat balls would be filling enough but indeed they are.
The side dishes are especially tasty as well as the house salad.
Wife had the vegetarian balls whereas I opted for the classic.
The sauces are especially tasty.

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Christopher
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love there food!!! Love the sauces, always great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, we were the only ones there.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant experience. Salad course was rushed... entrees came too quickly. I did not enjoy my $8 salad.

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vipssimmons
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for brunch and it was amazing! Definitely recommend Mimi’s spin on biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict, and pancakes!

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vipOpenTable 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
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
50 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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

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Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 564-8524.

Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel is rated 4.6 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.