Mimi Sheraton

Mimi Sheraton (February 10, 1926–April 6, 2023) was a food critic and food writer who had lived in the Village since 1945. In 1975 she was hired as the first female restaurant critic at The New York Times. Sheraton went on to work for a variety of magazines, including Time, Condé Nast Traveler, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue, and had lectured at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration as well as the Culinary Institute of America. This oral history includes Sheraton’s descriptions of the neighborhood and her reflections on the many changes that have occurred since the 1940s, her own trailblazing career, and some of the prominent figures and businesses of Greenwich Village with whom she became acquainted over the years.