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Stroud's @ VP is CLOSED

Postby lonnie » Sun May 18, 2014 2:03 pm

Mimi's will be closing May 20. Somewhat surprising.

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Postby Omababe » Mon May 19, 2014 6:30 am

lonnie wrote:Mimi's will be closing May 20.  Somewhat surprising.


I'm really not surprised.

I was only there once. Very "ok" but nothing impressive. I was expecting more like diner food, but IIRC it impressed me as more wannabe-foodie fare.

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Re: Mimi's Cafe Closing (Village Pointe)

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon May 19, 2014 7:45 am

If only they had a FoodTruck, served cupcakes, or were called "Mimi's Cafe on 10th", they'd have made it! :(
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Re: Mimi's Cafe Closing (Village Pointe)

Postby FrankJones » Mon May 19, 2014 8:14 am

Any restaurant that refuses to post their prices, is going to be unnecessarily spendy. People will only pay for trendy and expensive if the food is really awesome.

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Postby Brad » Mon May 19, 2014 8:23 am

Best quote I have heard so far... "Oh no! First Old Country Buffet, now Mimi's. Where will all the old peoe go?"
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Postby FrankJones » Mon May 19, 2014 9:19 am

Brad wrote:Best quote I have heard so far... "Oh no!  First Old Country Buffet, now Mimi's.  Where will all the old peoe go?"

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Re: Mimi's Cafe Closing (Village Pointe)

Postby Greg S » Mon May 19, 2014 11:22 am

They recently announced they were pulling out of the market in KC too.

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Postby HskrFanMike » Mon May 19, 2014 12:20 pm

Like others, I was there once. Food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great...and they were charging "great" prices for it. Somewhat surprised they lasted as long as they did. Plenty of other places to eat with better food, many with better prices.
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Postby Coyote » Mon May 19, 2014 12:23 pm

The same here, I had to strain to remember I was there once, when it first opened, hardly made an impression on me...
But I hope it gets replaced by something better than this...
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Postby nebugeater » Mon May 19, 2014 12:41 pm

Coyote wrote:The same here, I had to strain to remember I was there once, when it first opened, hardly made an impression on me...
But I hope it gets replaced by something better than this...



Was there a couple of times... No need to go back. I summerized it as Perkins with ugly decor
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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Mon May 19, 2014 2:31 pm

It was strangely difficult to not imagine this lady in the back cooking the food:
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Postby nebugeater » Mon May 19, 2014 2:46 pm

Unfortunately that nails it.

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:It was strangely difficult to not imagine this lady in the back cooking the food:
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Postby Greg S » Mon May 19, 2014 2:47 pm

I thought they were good for breakfast.

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Re: Mimi's Cafe Closing (Village Pointe)

Postby cdub » Tue May 20, 2014 8:39 am

My wife will be disappointed. She and her mom liked it. I thought it was fine and dont recall thinking it was too pricey, and Im generally pretty cheap. Lots of food variety and worked will for the kids.

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Postby RNcyanide » Tue May 20, 2014 11:41 am

I went last month and thought it was fine. I spent less than 20$ for a nice sole dish and split an appetizer with my boyfriend.
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Re: Mimi's Cafe Closing (Village Pointe)

Postby bbinks » Tue May 20, 2014 8:25 pm

One time visit for me as well. Chicken filet on the chicken parmesan was a little bigger than a deck of playing cards. Service was not grand either. Most places I give a second chance to, but not Mimi's.

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Postby Uffda » Tue May 20, 2014 10:17 pm

I was looking at as I drove by it tonight. I feel part of the problem was it is hid dent over in the corner behind firebirds. If you weren't looking for it you would find other restaurants before tests one.

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Postby nativeomahan » Tue May 20, 2014 10:59 pm

When they first opened they were wildly popular. So it wasn't the location. The company was supposedly bought by some conglomerate, and all the resulting cut corners sunk the chain.

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Postby Coyote » Fri May 23, 2014 11:48 pm

Greg S wrote:They recently announced they were pulling out of the market in KC too.


And Des Moines (Jordan Creek area) on the 27th with 10 others locations. No reasons were given.
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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:12 pm

Coming soon Harrington's family restaurant

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Postby HskrFanMike » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:17 pm

A Google search for "Harrington's" doesn't bring back much: a pub in Ireland a a bar/grill in Keokuk, IA. So it wouldn't be a chain.
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Postby didydo » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:57 pm

There's a wanted ad for the new Harringtons on indeed.com for servers and bartenders. In the description it says...

"Our menu contains breakfast, lunch, and dinner products (Ranging from Steak, Salmon, Pasta, Burgers, Chicken, Soups, Salads, Eggs, Pancakes, & etc) Please send your resume and a cover letter of why you would be a good fit for our company."

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Re: Mimi's Cafe Closing (Village Pointe)

Postby nebugeater » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:45 am

From Craiglist

Cook
http://omaha.craigslist.org/fbh/5146823362.html

Bartender
http://omaha.craigslist.org/fbh/5146810982.html

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http://omaha.craigslist.org/fbh/5146822802.html

From the cook ad. Much the same of what was posted.

We opening anew family restaurant in the Village Pointe Shopping center (168th & Dodge - "the old Mimi's" ) called Harrington's Family Restaurant.

We are looking for someone that has at least 1-3 years of cooking experience in a high volume restaurant or similar experience. You will be responsible for providing a safe, well maintained kitchen and efficient kitchen by getting orders out in a timely manner.

Our menu contains breakfast, lunch, and dinner products (Ranging from Steak, Salmon, Pasta, Burgers, Chicken, Soups, Salads, Eggs, Pancakes, & etc) Please send your resume and a cover letter of why you would be a good fit for our company.

We will be doing interview from August 4th - 7th from 9am-7pm, with open interviews from 12pm - 4pm everyday for those that want to walkin.

Required experience:

Cooking Experience: 1 year
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Re: Mimi's Cafe Closing (Village Pointe)

Postby 43county » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:16 am

They opened very softly yesterday after two or three friends and family events over the weekend.

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Postby lonnie » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:47 pm

Harrington's Family Restaurant
http://www.harringtonsfamilyrestaurant.com

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Re: Harrington's Family Restaurant (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby nebugeater » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:11 am

lonnie wrote:Harrington's Family Restaurant
http://www.harringtonsfamilyrestaurant.com



Been a while since I have had kids ordering from the Kids Menu portion of the offering. Looking at the menu on their web site and the kids menu items are 7.99 WOW unless things have changed a LOT in a few years not sure that will help to draw in families.
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Re: Harrington's Family Restaurant (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Linkin5 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:58 am

nebugeater wrote:
lonnie wrote:Harrington's Family Restaurant
http://www.harringtonsfamilyrestaurant.com



Been a while since I have had kids ordering from the Kids Menu portion of the offering. Looking at the menu on their web site and the kids menu items are 7.99 WOW unless things have changed a LOT in a few years not sure that will help to draw in families.


That's a pretty expensive kid's menu for a generic looking menu overall.

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Re: Harrington's Family Restaurant (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby cp jay 07 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:31 am

Just having Family in the name makes me think of Uncle Moe's Family Feedbag

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Re: Harrington's Family Restaurant (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby seanm » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:30 am

It's owned by Nate Harrington, who also owns Shamrock's Pub and Grill on 103rd and Fort. Quite the contrast in businesses! I will say they make a pretty decent burger at Shamrock's.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:53 am

Welcome to eOmahaForums Sean and thanks for that info.
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Postby lonnie » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:36 am

seanm wrote:It's owned by Nate Harrington, who also owns Shamrock's Pub and Grill on 103rd and Fort. Quite the contrast in businesses! I will say they make a pretty decent burger at Shamrock's.


If Nate Harrington is listening, your breakfast needs to at least match what the Farmhouse Cafe offers, notably generous fruit sides and world-class cinnamon and pecan rolls (neither are mentioned in the on-line menu).

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Postby Fishburner2013 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:07 am

The current menu will be ever changing. We will be doing a brunch menu and will be doing seasonal menu

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Postby nebugeater » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:14 am

Fishburner2013 wrote:The current menu will be ever changing. We will be doing a brunch menu and will be doing seasonal menu


Thanks for the info.

Look forward to giving it a try.
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Postby Coyote » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:06 am

Fishburner2013 wrote:The current menu will be ever changing. We will be doing a brunch menu and will be doing seasonal menu


Thanks! Hope to try you out soon...
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Postby Linkin5 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:48 am

Fishburner2013 wrote:The current menu will be ever changing. We will be doing a brunch menu and will be doing seasonal menu


Awesome, I will be trying out your restaurant. Thanks for posting and good luck.

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Postby HskrFanMike » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:35 pm

nebugeater wrote:
lonnie wrote:Harrington's Family Restaurant
http://www.harringtonsfamilyrestaurant.com



Been a while since I have had kids ordering from the Kids Menu portion of the offering. Looking at the menu on their web site and the kids menu items are 7.99 WOW unless things have changed a LOT in a few years not sure that will help to draw in families.

That's double most places. $4-$5 for a kids meal is what most places charge for kids meals.
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Re: Harrington's Family Restaurant (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby charlie123 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:06 pm

I don't think Harrington's survived. It appeared to be closed when I drove by last night with a note on the window. Perhaps not... I don't mean to start rumors, but this may be the case. Their phone isn't working either.

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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:02 pm

charlie123 wrote:I don't think Harrington's survived. It appeared to be closed when I drove by last night with a note on the window. Perhaps not... I don't mean to start rumors, but this may be the case. Their phone isn't working either.




Their facebook says the following:

Spring is on the way and so is our first concert!! Join us April 3rd for our first Dinner and a Show!! Dave Webber, Ron Cooley, and Doug Fackler bring the best of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s! Meal is included! Call or come out for details!! Ask for Mike!

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Re: Harrington's Family Restaurant (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby 43county » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:03 pm

charlie123 wrote:I don't think Harrington's survived. It appeared to be closed when I drove by last night with a note on the window. Perhaps not... I don't mean to start rumors, but this may be the case. Their phone isn't working either.


It says out front that it's closed for plumbing repairs, but there were no contractors there when I drove by at 2 pm on tuesday.


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