Mint

★★★★☆
This modern, Time Out-award winning restaurant is located in the San Carlos hotel and serves a brilliant, authentic Indian meal
  • 150 E 50th St

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: Between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue

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  • 212-644-8888

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Great dining experience. service was attentive and friendly. food was intensely flavorful. reasonably priced for the amount of food we had. the lychee martini was delicious.

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★★★★★

Great dining experience. service was attentive and friendly. food was intensely flavorful. reasonably priced for the amount of food we had. the lychee martini was delicious.

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What I love about the food here is that you get Indian flavors & spices but in a more subtle way I highly recommend tthis place the last time I was here I had a spectacular meal.

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★★★★★

What I love about the food here is that you get Indian flavors & spices but in a more subtle way I highly recommend tthis place the last time I was here I had a spectacular meal.

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Ever since I heard that turmeric prevents alzheimers, i've been a huge fan of indian food. Mint was especially delicious, especially their spicy chick pea dishes and their variety of yogurts that go with almost all their dishes. Quite a lovely atmosphere as well.

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★★★★★

Ever since I heard that turmeric prevents alzheimers, i've been a huge fan of indian food. Mint was especially delicious, especially their spicy chick pea dishes and their variety of yogurts that go with almost all their dishes. Quite a lovely atmosphere as well.

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I"ve been to Mint a couple of times now and it's always been a great experience for me.... I celebrated my B-day dinner there along w/10-12 friends and it was one of the most amazing indian food i"ve ever tasted.....They have a really great selection of veg. and non-veg appetizers and main menu....i loved it because a couple of my friends are vegetarian so it was a wonderful experience for them to have such a vast variety of veg items.....I would absolutely recemment this place to everyone for a great dinner and an amazing time because of the gorgeous interior and environment>>>>>Totally worth it :)

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I"ve been to Mint a couple of times now and it's always been a great experience for me.... I celebrated my B-day dinner there along w/10-12 friends and it was one of the most amazing indian food i"ve ever tasted.....They have a really great selection of veg. and non-veg appetizers and main menu....i loved it because a couple of my friends are vegetarian so it was a wonderful experience for them to have such a vast variety of veg items.....I would absolutely recemment this place to everyone for a great dinner and an amazing time because of the gorgeous interior and environment>>>>>Totally worth it :)

Pros: Great service and amazing selection of food

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Im a regular at Mint and they've just added Chilly Fish to their menu which is just great. Like always i highly recommend Mint.

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★★★★★

Im a regular at Mint and they've just added Chilly Fish to their menu which is just great. Like always i highly recommend Mint.

Pros: Service Decor and the Amazing Food

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I dined at Mint after reading gr8 reviews here on CitySearch and im glad that i did. I enjoyed a great Restaurant Week menu along with a great service in an extraordinary ambiance. Mint definitely crushes competition with its upbeat and modern looks & great food to go with it.

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★★★★★

I dined at Mint after reading gr8 reviews here on CitySearch and im glad that i did. I enjoyed a great Restaurant Week menu along with a great service in an extraordinary ambiance. Mint definitely crushes competition with its upbeat and modern looks & great food to go with it.

Pros: Service, Food, Decor, Wine List

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When I read the great reviews about this restaurant I had to wonder if the customer had sampled other Indian restaurants in NYC. If you look at the bad reviews listed here they pretty much summarize my experience.
Save you money and go to the good Indian restaurant!

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★☆☆☆☆

When I read the great reviews about this restaurant I had to wonder if the customer had sampled other Indian restaurants in NYC. If you look at the bad reviews listed here they pretty much summarize my experience.
Save you money and go to the good Indian restaurant!

Cons: everything a la carte. small portions, expensive,

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I went there for my wife's bday 2 weeks ago. The service was fine but the food was ok. In my opinion Mint is quite overrated on CitySearch. I am not a fan of the dim, green ambiance, but I would discount this as personal choice. Given the ratings, I guess my expectation were set quite high. An excellent Indian restaurant in the neighborhood would be Bukhara Grill on 49th betn 2nd & 3rd (Reserve a table upstairs, its much nicer).

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★★☆☆☆

I went there for my wife's bday 2 weeks ago. The service was fine but the food was ok. In my opinion Mint is quite overrated on CitySearch. I am not a fan of the dim, green ambiance, but I would discount this as personal choice. Given the ratings, I guess my expectation were set quite high. An excellent Indian restaurant in the neighborhood would be Bukhara Grill on 49th betn 2nd & 3rd (Reserve a table upstairs, its much nicer).

Pros: Good service.

Cons: Ok food.

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I bumped into this restaurant and went in for dinner. The food was simply amazing. They also had an amazing wine list. Our server suggested Lamb Chops which came with a green sauce and were delicious.

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★★★★★

I bumped into this restaurant and went in for dinner. The food was simply amazing. They also had an amazing wine list. Our server suggested Lamb Chops which came with a green sauce and were delicious.

Pros: Excellent Wine List and great food.

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We went to Mint last night and had a really great time. The food was the highlight. There was a cauliflower app that was just delicious. I would suggest you try something in the cashew sauce. It was amazing. The decor is really nice and the service very professional.

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★★★★★

We went to Mint last night and had a really great time. The food was the highlight. There was a cauliflower app that was just delicious. I would suggest you try something in the cashew sauce. It was amazing. The decor is really nice and the service very professional.

Pros: Great food, great price, decor

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I will just sum it up... Mint is not a place to get authentic Indian food. The place is very nice, no doubt about that,BUT the food is horrible. It came out cold and just did not have any taste to it. all the curries tasted the same. It is also way too expensive for what you get. The service is just OK. If you want authentic Indian there are many places near mint.

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★☆☆☆☆

I will just sum it up... Mint is not a place to get authentic Indian food. The place is very nice, no doubt about that,BUT the food is horrible. It came out cold and just did not have any taste to it. all the curries tasted the same. It is also way too expensive for what you get. The service is just OK. If you want authentic Indian there are many places near mint.

Pros: ambience

Cons: food/service

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The Mint have a very nice ambiance that will appeal to people who enjoy wine and dine. The food is good but not great. There is also a bar in the restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

The Mint have a very nice ambiance that will appeal to people who enjoy wine and dine. The food is good but not great. There is also a bar in the restaurant.

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my neighbour who is from india told me it is the best indian food she has ever had in north america, and to not leave new york without going.
-AMAZING service
-low prices
-amazing food
-fast service, even on a saturday night
defenatley recomended

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★★★★★

my neighbour who is from india told me it is the best indian food she has ever had in north america, and to not leave new york without going.
-AMAZING service
-low prices
-amazing food
-fast service, even on a saturday night
defenatley recomended

Cons: atmosphere

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Mint was very enjoyable. I made reservations for a Saturday night although it was not crowded upon arrival. I had the chicken and scallops entree with a spicy green sauce infused with mint which was amazing. Also, alot of their food is entertained by the whole theme of "the mint leaf." I definitely had a few mojitos as well which were quite nice. I would suggest this for a l;arge group or a date. Good time, good food.

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Mint was very enjoyable. I made reservations for a Saturday night although it was not crowded upon arrival. I had the chicken and scallops entree with a spicy green sauce infused with mint which was amazing. Also, alot of their food is entertained by the whole theme of "the mint leaf." I definitely had a few mojitos as well which were quite nice. I would suggest this for a l;arge group or a date. Good time, good food.

Pros: Authentic Indian Food

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I love Mint - it is one of my 3 favorite Indian restaurants in the city. The food is delicious - not too bland (I usually get spicy), and not too heavy. I highly recommend this place for fine dining. It is a bit pricey, and the ambience is good but a bit dark. I wish it was closer to my place so that I could get frequent delivery.

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★★★★★

I love Mint - it is one of my 3 favorite Indian restaurants in the city. The food is delicious - not too bland (I usually get spicy), and not too heavy. I highly recommend this place for fine dining. It is a bit pricey, and the ambience is good but a bit dark. I wish it was closer to my place so that I could get frequent delivery.

Pros: Yummy food, not too heavy

Cons: Ambience a bit dark but good

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The food here is incredible, the service is also very professional. The drinks are so so, and the decor is more upscale. Will definitely be back!

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★★★★☆

The food here is incredible, the service is also very professional. The drinks are so so, and the decor is more upscale. Will definitely be back!

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I've been to Mint often and continue going there. I am from India and went there recently with my family, and we all unanimously agreed it was the best Indian food in the city currently. I say currently as the consistency of Indian restaurants in the city varies considerably. Try the lamb chops here, they really are to die for.

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★★★★★

I've been to Mint often and continue going there. I am from India and went there recently with my family, and we all unanimously agreed it was the best Indian food in the city currently. I say currently as the consistency of Indian restaurants in the city varies considerably. Try the lamb chops here, they really are to die for.

Pros: Best Indian food in the city. Good atmosphere. Service not bad.

Cons: Dessert list could be better.

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The food was nothing special that it would've been and I think that the food had to do with the mint flavor. the kids wouldnt enjoy that much of the mint flavor in the drinks and food. The service was okay and it took me a while to get seated. By the way next time only have indian spices and foods on the menu because the american food didnt blend in with the indian culture.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was nothing special that it would've been and I think that the food had to do with the mint flavor. the kids wouldnt enjoy that much of the mint flavor in the drinks and food. The service was okay and it took me a while to get seated. By the way next time only have indian spices and foods on the menu because the american food didnt blend in with the indian culture.

Pros: the decor

Cons: service

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Im from New Delhi which has the best indian food in the world.Nothing beats that but this comes close!
Highly Recommended.

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★★★★★

Im from New Delhi which has the best indian food in the world.Nothing beats that but this comes close!
Highly Recommended.

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This place is great! I give it 4.5 stars.

We had the chicken samosas, lamb vindaloo, Goan fish curry, rosemary naan, tamarind rice, and rasmalai (homemade cheese ball cakes with syrup).

All of the food was absolutely delicious! The samosas were a little small, but still tasty and crispy, and was accompanied with mint and tamarind chutneys. The lamb vindaloo was a "traditional spicy Goan-style" and was quite spicy (which I'm not very fond of) but still very good. The fish came in a delicious orange curry sauce that was SO YUMMY, especially when sopped up with the warm, fluffy, rosemary naan (by the way, I LOVE NAAN!) =). The tamarind rice was quite good and interesting (I've never had tamarind rice before). The rasmalai for dessert was sweet, but not too sweet like other Indian desserts I've had.

The decor is very modern and elegant, with red and orange lighting. Service is very attentive.

It's a little pricier than other Indian restaurants I've been to, but worth it!

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★★★★☆

This place is great! I give it 4.5 stars.

We had the chicken samosas, lamb vindaloo, Goan fish curry, rosemary naan, tamarind rice, and rasmalai (homemade cheese ball cakes with syrup).

All of the food was absolutely delicious! The samosas were a little small, but still tasty and crispy, and was accompanied with mint and tamarind chutneys. The lamb vindaloo was a "traditional spicy Goan-style" and was quite spicy (which I'm not very fond of) but still very good. The fish came in a delicious orange curry sauce that was SO YUMMY, especially when sopped up with the warm, fluffy, rosemary naan (by the way, I LOVE NAAN!) =). The tamarind rice was quite good and interesting (I've never had tamarind rice before). The rasmalai for dessert was sweet, but not too sweet like other Indian desserts I've had.

The decor is very modern and elegant, with red and orange lighting. Service is very attentive.

It's a little pricier than other Indian restaurants I've been to, but worth it!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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I've been to Mint several times lately and the service is slow but the food is terrific. The sauces are rich and balanced, the ingredients are fresh ? everything was delicious.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Mint several times lately and the service is slow but the food is terrific. The sauces are rich and balanced, the ingredients are fresh ? everything was delicious.

Pros: food is delicious, nice decor

Cons: service can be slow

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On my recent trip to NY, I stayed at W Hotel. The concierge recommended Mint and made reservations for me. It was my first experience of Indian food. The server suggested me Chicken Xacuti (I believe I spelt it right) which was very delicious. The Indian wine complemented the food very well. The decor and the music was outstanding and I highly recommend Indian food and Mint.

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On my recent trip to NY, I stayed at W Hotel. The concierge recommended Mint and made reservations for me. It was my first experience of Indian food. The server suggested me Chicken Xacuti (I believe I spelt it right) which was very delicious. The Indian wine complemented the food very well. The decor and the music was outstanding and I highly recommend Indian food and Mint.

Pros: Food and Decor.

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I hardly cook at home which means i eat out alot. I discovered Mint online and decided to dine there. To start off we ordered a bottle of Sancere. It was chilled and tasted excellent. We trusted our server with the order. He recommended great appetizers and entrees. The Lamb Nilgiri was great and well presented. I highly recommend the Lamb Chops as well. With a great decor, music and service, they shall see me agian.

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★★★★★

I hardly cook at home which means i eat out alot. I discovered Mint online and decided to dine there. To start off we ordered a bottle of Sancere. It was chilled and tasted excellent. We trusted our server with the order. He recommended great appetizers and entrees. The Lamb Nilgiri was great and well presented. I highly recommend the Lamb Chops as well. With a great decor, music and service, they shall see me agian.

Pros: Lamb Nilgiri, the service and the decor.

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We went to this restaurant on 3/15 - Saturday. I did not like our waiter at all. He was rude and abrupt. The food was good but quantity wise it wasn't good. We tried the Mango Mojito. Not good at all!! I would stick with Beer or Wine. The wine glass starts from $8 a glass and Taj Beer - 24 oz is only $10. We had ordered Paneer Tikka Masala, not authentic at all. I would not reccomended it. Their malai kofta was really good.

Whenever I go to a restaurant, I look for the overall experience. No matter how good the food is, if the service is not good then the whole experience is waste of money for me. I will not go back to this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

We went to this restaurant on 3/15 - Saturday. I did not like our waiter at all. He was rude and abrupt. The food was good but quantity wise it wasn't good. We tried the Mango Mojito. Not good at all!! I would stick with Beer or Wine. The wine glass starts from $8 a glass and Taj Beer - 24 oz is only $10. We had ordered Paneer Tikka Masala, not authentic at all. I would not reccomended it. Their malai kofta was really good.

Whenever I go to a restaurant, I look for the overall experience. No matter how good the food is, if the service is not good then the whole experience is waste of money for me. I will not go back to this restaurant.

Pros: Ambience, Taj Beer - 24 oz for only $10

Cons: Service, food quantity

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Mint by far is the best restaurant I have ever dined at. For me my dinner meal has to be admirable if it is at a fine dine. I was advised to make a reservation and I did. We had a party of 3 and arrived early. After having a few dinks we were seated in the dining section. The appetizers were amazing specially the Shesh Kababs. For Main course we had the famous Chicken Tika Masla a spinach dish and Goat. We had to wait for our food but that is a standard for any fine dine. Our server was excellent and suggested scrumptious items off the menu for which we tipped him well. I will definitely recommend mint to every one and they shall see me again.

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★★★★★

Mint by far is the best restaurant I have ever dined at. For me my dinner meal has to be admirable if it is at a fine dine. I was advised to make a reservation and I did. We had a party of 3 and arrived early. After having a few dinks we were seated in the dining section. The appetizers were amazing specially the Shesh Kababs. For Main course we had the famous Chicken Tika Masla a spinach dish and Goat. We had to wait for our food but that is a standard for any fine dine. Our server was excellent and suggested scrumptious items off the menu for which we tipped him well. I will definitely recommend mint to every one and they shall see me again.

Pros: Exquisite Food, Outstanding service

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I had the food from mint by their renowned chefs at a catering event, and well, i just had to try it out, the owner is extremely friendly, and the chefs r rly well trained in the art of indian cooking, the decoration and seting itself is brilliantly done

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★★★★★

I had the food from mint by their renowned chefs at a catering event, and well, i just had to try it out, the owner is extremely friendly, and the chefs r rly well trained in the art of indian cooking, the decoration and seting itself is brilliantly done

Pros: food, setting, and sitting,

Cons: none that i cna think of

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I was very dissapointed after my visit to Mint, i had good reviews from people and checked out the reviews online. the waiting took forever we had a reservation for 7 we were not seated until 7 :40ish. basically it was a waste of our 40 minutes. The service was very slow as it took them 10 mins just to get our drink and starter order. the food took forever to come out and it was just average the chicken kababs were just ok. Dinner was just not worth it. i would not reccomened mint. The only good part of mint is its look and its bar

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★★☆☆☆

I was very dissapointed after my visit to Mint, i had good reviews from people and checked out the reviews online. the waiting took forever we had a reservation for 7 we were not seated until 7 :40ish. basically it was a waste of our 40 minutes. The service was very slow as it took them 10 mins just to get our drink and starter order. the food took forever to come out and it was just average the chicken kababs were just ok. Dinner was just not worth it. i would not reccomened mint. The only good part of mint is its look and its bar

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I went with my husband last night. What a pleasant experience! We were a half hour late and although they were busy, they didn't seem bothered by it at all. The hostess was gracious and sat us right away. Our waiter didn't have the best personality, but he did his job. Another waiter (I believe his name is Anwar) was great though! He was nice, made recommendations, asked if we were satisfied with our choices - truly sincere. I had the Chicken Kali Mirch and my husband had the Lamb Chili. I don't usually eat lamb, but he made me try it, and it was really good. All in all we were satisfied. The only issue I had was our waiter was talking to one of the busboys about us in an obvious way not even 3 feet from the table. I couldn't understand what they were saying, but they didn't look like they were saying nice things. Once the busboy caught my eye, he walked away from the waiter, but the waiter was unfazed (he really irked me). We didn't let this ruin the experience, though. All in all, an unexpected satisfying find.

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★★★★★

I went with my husband last night. What a pleasant experience! We were a half hour late and although they were busy, they didn't seem bothered by it at all. The hostess was gracious and sat us right away. Our waiter didn't have the best personality, but he did his job. Another waiter (I believe his name is Anwar) was great though! He was nice, made recommendations, asked if we were satisfied with our choices - truly sincere. I had the Chicken Kali Mirch and my husband had the Lamb Chili. I don't usually eat lamb, but he made me try it, and it was really good. All in all we were satisfied. The only issue I had was our waiter was talking to one of the busboys about us in an obvious way not even 3 feet from the table. I couldn't understand what they were saying, but they didn't look like they were saying nice things. Once the busboy caught my eye, he walked away from the waiter, but the waiter was unfazed (he really irked me). We didn't let this ruin the experience, though. All in all, an unexpected satisfying find.

Pros: Service, Ambience, Chicken Kali Mirch & the Mint Juleps.

Cons: They beat the Mint theme in a little too much with the drink menu & waiters talking about customers in Indian isn't all too pleasant.

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Went to Mint with my husband and two other couples, it was terrific! The ambiance is great, more trendy and young. The service was very good, and the food and drinks were delicious! We never felt pressured to leave, and we enjoyed plent of blue mojitos. If you're looking for a fun evening with friends and good food, I highly recommend Mint!

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★★★★★

Went to Mint with my husband and two other couples, it was terrific! The ambiance is great, more trendy and young. The service was very good, and the food and drinks were delicious! We never felt pressured to leave, and we enjoyed plent of blue mojitos. If you're looking for a fun evening with friends and good food, I highly recommend Mint!

Pros: Cool Ambiance, Great food/drinks

Cons: None

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I've been here a few times and hasn't failed us yet. Make reservations especially if you're going with a large group of friends...ask them for the back room. The room has it's own TV, seating for about 8 people. The drinks here are really nice and different with an Indian touch. Food is really nice, Mint has a great staff, and I love the decor. Great place to go with friends or just on a nice evening out.

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★★★★★

I've been here a few times and hasn't failed us yet. Make reservations especially if you're going with a large group of friends...ask them for the back room. The room has it's own TV, seating for about 8 people. The drinks here are really nice and different with an Indian touch. Food is really nice, Mint has a great staff, and I love the decor. Great place to go with friends or just on a nice evening out.

Pros: Decor, Service, Drinks, Food

Cons: (Personally never had problems...but) Make reservations

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I went to Mint after hearing good things on it, all i can say is dont believe the hype. the look is good but the food is not worth it and the service is slow. the chicken and lamb dishes just werent good. i would not reccomened this place to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Mint after hearing good things on it, all i can say is dont believe the hype. the look is good but the food is not worth it and the service is slow. the chicken and lamb dishes just werent good. i would not reccomened this place to anyone.

Pros: look

Cons: food

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Eating at Mint is always a pleasure. The food is pretty compelling, the service is up to par and friendly, and the menu options are extensive. The blue decor is interesting, although not for everyone. Plus, it is a relative bargain when you consider the location and the quality of the food. Having eaten at the best Indian restaurants in New York, I would say Mint is not traditional or formal. Rather it is a youthful and chique look at Indian cuisine. And the formula delivers, although I imagine it won't suite the purists well.

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★★★★☆

Eating at Mint is always a pleasure. The food is pretty compelling, the service is up to par and friendly, and the menu options are extensive. The blue decor is interesting, although not for everyone. Plus, it is a relative bargain when you consider the location and the quality of the food. Having eaten at the best Indian restaurants in New York, I would say Mint is not traditional or formal. Rather it is a youthful and chique look at Indian cuisine. And the formula delivers, although I imagine it won't suite the purists well.

Pros: Good Value, Above Average Service, Solid and Creative Indian Food

Cons: Not for Purists, Decor Will Annoy Some People

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Wow! This little spot tucked just below eye level from the street is a nice find. You walk in and are greet by trickling water from a natural-esk waterfall. Next what hits you is the glowing "mint" like green light and the decorative, almost festive style of this joint. Glowing window frames, glowing light from pictures, and mutli-colored lamp shades set off your eyes.

We ordered just apps and a couple drinks. The Vodka & Tonic came unusually strong, so if you like a little tonic with your Vodka it was just right. We also ordered their "Celebrity Bellini" with thick mango puree, champagne which was think and yummy but lacked much sparkling or zing.

The apps we ordered were all from the miniture bar menu. They were delivered deliciously displayed and full of great aroma and flare. I would highly recommend the: Chicken Malai Kabab, the chicken was moist and succulent and very well flavored. Our friendly male server also recommended a spicy shrimp dish not on the bar menu which was drizzled with red hot chili puree and delivered really great heat but not overbearing the natural tender flavor of the fleshy shrimp, which came delicately garnished with slivered carrot.

All-in-all a great experience and one I would recommend for taking a first or second date - definitely has romantic appeal!

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★★★★★

Wow! This little spot tucked just below eye level from the street is a nice find. You walk in and are greet by trickling water from a natural-esk waterfall. Next what hits you is the glowing "mint" like green light and the decorative, almost festive style of this joint. Glowing window frames, glowing light from pictures, and mutli-colored lamp shades set off your eyes.

We ordered just apps and a couple drinks. The Vodka & Tonic came unusually strong, so if you like a little tonic with your Vodka it was just right. We also ordered their "Celebrity Bellini" with thick mango puree, champagne which was think and yummy but lacked much sparkling or zing.

The apps we ordered were all from the miniture bar menu. They were delivered deliciously displayed and full of great aroma and flare. I would highly recommend the: Chicken Malai Kabab, the chicken was moist and succulent and very well flavored. Our friendly male server also recommended a spicy shrimp dish not on the bar menu which was drizzled with red hot chili puree and delivered really great heat but not overbearing the natural tender flavor of the fleshy shrimp, which came delicately garnished with slivered carrot.

All-in-all a great experience and one I would recommend for taking a first or second date - definitely has romantic appeal!

Pros: Great ambience, colors & light, varied menu, lenthly wine list, pleasing layout

Cons: None

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We organized a dinner party at Mint, and I have to say that the entire process from start to finish was simple and flawless. First and foremost, the service was outstanding. The food is the best Indian I have ever had (and I should note that Indian is my favorite food), probably the most helpful service I've ever experienced, the decor is very cute / trendy, and the environment was wonderful. The entire restaurant joined in as we were singing "happy birthday". I absolutely love this restaurant!!

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★★★★★

We organized a dinner party at Mint, and I have to say that the entire process from start to finish was simple and flawless. First and foremost, the service was outstanding. The food is the best Indian I have ever had (and I should note that Indian is my favorite food), probably the most helpful service I've ever experienced, the decor is very cute / trendy, and the environment was wonderful. The entire restaurant joined in as we were singing "happy birthday". I absolutely love this restaurant!!

Pros: Outstanding service, delicious food, friendly atmosphere .. and VERY reasonably priced.

Cons: None. Every single one of us enjoyed every aspect of the evening.

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After reading the reviews and watching Chef Gary's video here on citysearch we decided to dine at Mint. I cudnt miss the outstanding decor the place had inspite of being an Indian restaurant. Gary was very helpful and helped us order food that suited our taste. The Lamb chops were extremely delicious and juicy.. Far better than any other lamb chops iv ever had. My friends were amazed with the variety of wine they had.. we decided to go with an Indian wine for the day. The food at Mint was outstanding and to add the cherry on top.. our parking was validated. Bravo!

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After reading the reviews and watching Chef Gary's video here on citysearch we decided to dine at Mint. I cudnt miss the outstanding decor the place had inspite of being an Indian restaurant. Gary was very helpful and helped us order food that suited our taste. The Lamb chops were extremely delicious and juicy.. Far better than any other lamb chops iv ever had. My friends were amazed with the variety of wine they had.. we decided to go with an Indian wine for the day. The food at Mint was outstanding and to add the cherry on top.. our parking was validated. Bravo!

Pros: Chef Gary, Validated Parking, Food, Decor and the Wine List.

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I went to this restaurant after being told highly of it by my associates at work and relatives. I am a recurrent diner and have tried pretty much everything in the City. However i was surprised that i had missed out on such an astounding place. The food was simply remarkable and the place had an incredible ambience. The music was perfect which complemented the food, wine decor and the service. I was told to make reservations but since I had not been to Mint I decided not to. On a Monday night I had to wait 40 mins for a table. But at the end the wait was well worth it. Mint definitely earns its merits through its service and an amazing decor. I personally felt that the prices as a New Yorker were fair and was amazed to see a lot of tourists hanging out at the spot. Mint is definitely on my favorite list. Try it out.

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★★★★★

I went to this restaurant after being told highly of it by my associates at work and relatives. I am a recurrent diner and have tried pretty much everything in the City. However i was surprised that i had missed out on such an astounding place. The food was simply remarkable and the place had an incredible ambience. The music was perfect which complemented the food, wine decor and the service. I was told to make reservations but since I had not been to Mint I decided not to. On a Monday night I had to wait 40 mins for a table. But at the end the wait was well worth it. Mint definitely earns its merits through its service and an amazing decor. I personally felt that the prices as a New Yorker were fair and was amazed to see a lot of tourists hanging out at the spot. Mint is definitely on my favorite list. Try it out.

Pros: Startling Decor, Superb Service, Validated Parking

Cons: none found.

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Who says good food cant be expensive, but if the quality of food is super average, then high prices pinch. But this is my experience, you decide ! I would'nt do it again.

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★★☆☆☆

Who says good food cant be expensive, but if the quality of food is super average, then high prices pinch. But this is my experience, you decide ! I would'nt do it again.

Pros: ...

Cons: food ?

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Upon arrival, I was instantly impressed with the decor very classily elegant. We were seated promptly (but it was a Monday night). We noticed right away a couple of tables of Indian diners, which impressed us more. Our wait staff was courteous, polite and attentive. I was impressed with their wine list, bottles ranging from ultra affordable to expensive, wtih not much of a mark up. The food selection was vast and everything sounded delicious. The wine list and bar dining menu were elegantly presented in nice menu holders and nicely printed. Our dinner menus,however, were folded paper labeled "wines" with the pages folded and placed inside. It was a lack of attention to detail. The prices were a little high for Indian food. We live in the East Village, near "Curry Row" (6th Street) so we are usually not spending much for Indian food. The price difference is reflected in the space, the service and the food. Everything was lovely. The food was a tatse extravaganza. We had a lamb dish, a fish dish, an chicken croquette appetizer, and an ocra dish. Each was as great as the other. The spicy sauces were not so overbearing that you couldn't enjoy the other spices. The portions were nively sized and presented. The fish was fesh. We were so full that we couldn't try the desserts, but there's always next time. Oh, we also were left to take our time, something the "Curry Row" places discourage strongly.

2
★★★★☆

Upon arrival, I was instantly impressed with the decor very classily elegant. We were seated promptly (but it was a Monday night). We noticed right away a couple of tables of Indian diners, which impressed us more. Our wait staff was courteous, polite and attentive. I was impressed with their wine list, bottles ranging from ultra affordable to expensive, wtih not much of a mark up. The food selection was vast and everything sounded delicious. The wine list and bar dining menu were elegantly presented in nice menu holders and nicely printed. Our dinner menus,however, were folded paper labeled "wines" with the pages folded and placed inside. It was a lack of attention to detail. The prices were a little high for Indian food. We live in the East Village, near "Curry Row" (6th Street) so we are usually not spending much for Indian food. The price difference is reflected in the space, the service and the food. Everything was lovely. The food was a tatse extravaganza. We had a lamb dish, a fish dish, an chicken croquette appetizer, and an ocra dish. Each was as great as the other. The spicy sauces were not so overbearing that you couldn't enjoy the other spices. The portions were nively sized and presented. The fish was fesh. We were so full that we couldn't try the desserts, but there's always next time. Oh, we also were left to take our time, something the "Curry Row" places discourage strongly.

Pros: Elegant space, Great staff, fresh fish,

Cons: a little over priced for Indian

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I ordered from Mint for our office lunch on Friday and it was amazing. The food was fabulous, the service wonderful (they even called the next day to see how everything went), and the price couldn't be beat! I will order from them every time we want Indian from now on!!!

2
★★★★★

I ordered from Mint for our office lunch on Friday and it was amazing. The food was fabulous, the service wonderful (they even called the next day to see how everything went), and the price couldn't be beat! I will order from them every time we want Indian from now on!!!

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Mint is by far my favorate restaurant ever. When i stepped in for the first time it certainly didnot look like an Indian restaurant. I was born and brought up in U.K which is why i love Indian food. This place has an excellent food and the decor compliments it very well. The service is extra ordinary as the chef him self is on the floor to help you order what you like. I definately recommend Mint to every one of you.

2
★★★★★

Mint is by far my favorate restaurant ever. When i stepped in for the first time it certainly didnot look like an Indian restaurant. I was born and brought up in U.K which is why i love Indian food. This place has an excellent food and the decor compliments it very well. The service is extra ordinary as the chef him self is on the floor to help you order what you like. I definately recommend Mint to every one of you.

Pros: Excellent Food

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Well i dono abt these journalistic speculations lol.. but iv been to Mint alot and am quite happy with their food and service. Their wine list and cocktails complements their food pretty well. I do recommend the Lamb Chops whenever one goes there. If you have a group of 10 make sure you reserve the private room, its awesome for a bday treat.

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★★★★★

Well i dono abt these journalistic speculations lol.. but iv been to Mint alot and am quite happy with their food and service. Their wine list and cocktails complements their food pretty well. I do recommend the Lamb Chops whenever one goes there. If you have a group of 10 make sure you reserve the private room, its awesome for a bday treat.

Pros: Food, service, decor, cocktail and wine list

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Went here a week ago expecting to have a great Indian dining experience after reading all of the positive reviews on citysearch. The place was empty which left us questioning why it took forever just to get drinks and for our waiter to come take our food order. Our food was pretty good once it arrived, although it can be easily compared to the other (tons of) indian establishments in the area. After dining here and having it not live up to the reviews, I looked into the reviews more and noticed almost all positive reviews came from people with only one review (for MINT of course). Most of the positive reviews for this place are probably made by the management or owners. Go there and find out, just dont set expectations based upon the reviews here...

1
★★☆☆☆

Went here a week ago expecting to have a great Indian dining experience after reading all of the positive reviews on citysearch. The place was empty which left us questioning why it took forever just to get drinks and for our waiter to come take our food order. Our food was pretty good once it arrived, although it can be easily compared to the other (tons of) indian establishments in the area. After dining here and having it not live up to the reviews, I looked into the reviews more and noticed almost all positive reviews came from people with only one review (for MINT of course). Most of the positive reviews for this place are probably made by the management or owners. Go there and find out, just dont set expectations based upon the reviews here...

Pros: Decor, Drinks

Cons: Customer Service, Management

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I had dinner at Mint on a Friday evening and the place wasnt crowded at all. The food was okay, nothing spectacular. One thing that really struck a cord was the fact that the prices did not include rice, which was extra. I liked the Zentini (pricey at $12 a pop) and the decor and atmosphere were great. I would go there again but probably wouldnt order any alcohol as it is definitely too pricey.
Another thing I just noticed that a few of the extremely positive posts on here are almost the SAME thing, except with different user names...hmmmm....here's a few excerpts from DIFFERENT posters but basically have the same wording, which really make me think that they arent honest opinions at all but fake....FIRST POST:

Me and my wife have been traveled many places around the world. But not only me, even my wife loves indian food. But to be honest, we never had a great dinner than Mint. The ambience and of course the food is just excellent. The Saffron shrimp, which i had was amazing. My wife had the lamb Chops which was very very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and have to give the staff and chef a thumb up for creating such a wonderful place.

SECOND POST (some time later):Me and my wife went to have dinner at mint. To be honest, we never had a great dinner than Mint. The ambience and of course the food is just excellent. The Saffron shrimp, which i had was amazing. My wife had the lamb Chops which was very very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and have to give the staff and chef a thumb up for creating such a wonderful place.The service is prompt and the people are very friendly.i would recommend this place to all my family and friends

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★★★★☆

I had dinner at Mint on a Friday evening and the place wasnt crowded at all. The food was okay, nothing spectacular. One thing that really struck a cord was the fact that the prices did not include rice, which was extra. I liked the Zentini (pricey at $12 a pop) and the decor and atmosphere were great. I would go there again but probably wouldnt order any alcohol as it is definitely too pricey.
Another thing I just noticed that a few of the extremely positive posts on here are almost the SAME thing, except with different user names...hmmmm....here's a few excerpts from DIFFERENT posters but basically have the same wording, which really make me think that they arent honest opinions at all but fake....FIRST POST:

Me and my wife have been traveled many places around the world. But not only me, even my wife loves indian food. But to be honest, we never had a great dinner than Mint. The ambience and of course the food is just excellent. The Saffron shrimp, which i had was amazing. My wife had the lamb Chops which was very very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and have to give the staff and chef a thumb up for creating such a wonderful place.

SECOND POST (some time later):Me and my wife went to have dinner at mint. To be honest, we never had a great dinner than Mint. The ambience and of course the food is just excellent. The Saffron shrimp, which i had was amazing. My wife had the lamb Chops which was very very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and have to give the staff and chef a thumb up for creating such a wonderful place.The service is prompt and the people are very friendly.i would recommend this place to all my family and friends

Pros: Ambiance, good service, creative martinis

Cons: pricey, food nothing special

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As the review title says i was highly impressed by this indian restaurant i visited yesterday night. As recommended by my friends the reservation was useful since we didnt have to wait for a table like other people did. The restraunts interior is excellently built and sweeps you away from ur feet specially if you are indian ur self. The food was excellent and the cocktail list was great too. The Blue Mojito was nice. This is definately a place where i'l be coming back with friends and family. 10 outa 10

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★★★★★

As the review title says i was highly impressed by this indian restaurant i visited yesterday night. As recommended by my friends the reservation was useful since we didnt have to wait for a table like other people did. The restraunts interior is excellently built and sweeps you away from ur feet specially if you are indian ur self. The food was excellent and the cocktail list was great too. The Blue Mojito was nice. This is definately a place where i'l be coming back with friends and family. 10 outa 10

Pros: Food, Decor, Service, Validated Parking Garage

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After reading the reviews here at city search and other newspapers, i decided to dine at mint. As usual me and my husband went in without a reservation and i agree with the reviews here it was a mistake. The place was packed and the only option we had was to dine at the bar which was a lot of fun. The bartenders are funny and helpful. They helped me order the food. The chef personally came upto me to make sure what i order is good for my taste. He was very patient in explaining me the ingredients of the dishes in case i had any allergies to the food.. This place is awesome... music, food, service, ambience, water fall, candle light. Its definately my new fav. With the amount of ppl there.. i am sure im not the only one.

2
★★★★★

After reading the reviews here at city search and other newspapers, i decided to dine at mint. As usual me and my husband went in without a reservation and i agree with the reviews here it was a mistake. The place was packed and the only option we had was to dine at the bar which was a lot of fun. The bartenders are funny and helpful. They helped me order the food. The chef personally came upto me to make sure what i order is good for my taste. He was very patient in explaining me the ingredients of the dishes in case i had any allergies to the food.. This place is awesome... music, food, service, ambience, water fall, candle light. Its definately my new fav. With the amount of ppl there.. i am sure im not the only one.

Pros: Excellent food, affordable, great ambience.

Cons: didnt see any.

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This new restra has definately got to be the best indian one around. It definately doesnot look like an average indian restaraunt with god and godesses, curtians, mirrors and all those other contemprary touches which i perticularly dislike. It is more of a trendy restraunt and has every single key to be the best one around. Excellent food, excellent cocktails. The service was fab as the executive chef was on the floor taking care of customers personally.

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★★★★★

This new restra has definately got to be the best indian one around. It definately doesnot look like an average indian restaraunt with god and godesses, curtians, mirrors and all those other contemprary touches which i perticularly dislike. It is more of a trendy restraunt and has every single key to be the best one around. Excellent food, excellent cocktails. The service was fab as the executive chef was on the floor taking care of customers personally.

Pros: every thing about this restra

Cons: parking. but then again thats how city is.

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I don't mind paying a lot of money for drinks but I don't like getting ripped off. Like all restaurants, the waiter asked my table if we want still or sparkling water. We asked for still and the waiter proceeded to give us still water but then charged us $12.00 per bottle. THAT IS ABSURD. I paid $48.00 for water. $48.00 for Vodka, ok, but not for water. The food was good, but after paying $48.00 for water I will never go back.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't mind paying a lot of money for drinks but I don't like getting ripped off. Like all restaurants, the waiter asked my table if we want still or sparkling water. We asked for still and the waiter proceeded to give us still water but then charged us $12.00 per bottle. THAT IS ABSURD. I paid $48.00 for water. $48.00 for Vodka, ok, but not for water. The food was good, but after paying $48.00 for water I will never go back.

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i live on 49th and lex and have been going to mint since its opening. its intresting to notice how this place is packed all the time and then the further intresting thing is how all the bad reviews recommend the same indian restaurant and go against Mint. LOL. They definately are sitting bored and have nothin better to do since Mint has been stealing their customers. I wont sit here and tell you how great this restaurant is and how bad some restaurant is. In my opinion every one's experience to a place is different. Mine at Mint was so far the best. There is a reason why they were the only indian restaurant to be awarded by Time out magazine NY for 2006 merely being opened for less than a year.

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★★★★★

i live on 49th and lex and have been going to mint since its opening. its intresting to notice how this place is packed all the time and then the further intresting thing is how all the bad reviews recommend the same indian restaurant and go against Mint. LOL. They definately are sitting bored and have nothin better to do since Mint has been stealing their customers. I wont sit here and tell you how great this restaurant is and how bad some restaurant is. In my opinion every one's experience to a place is different. Mine at Mint was so far the best. There is a reason why they were the only indian restaurant to be awarded by Time out magazine NY for 2006 merely being opened for less than a year.

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

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As i was walking by on 50th street between lex and 3rd. i noticed this restaurant from far. As soon as i passed by i knew it was a happening spot. I had to go back and see what was going on. As i looked throught the window i could see evry one in a festive mood. The bar was packed and so was the restaurant. I couldnt resist to go inside and find out what kind of cuisine they served. When the hostess replied Indian i was just shocked. I desided to have dinner and was told by the hostess that they are running busy and she would try to fit me in. I wanted to eat here so bad that i decided to dine at the bar. I was definately not disapointed by the food and being a people and fun person i enjoyed the place to be packed and busy unlike the other regular indian restaurants with uncles and aunties sitting down. I am pround do be indian and i give the owner 2 thumbs up for showing out loud that Indians are not dat backward. 10/10 FOOD, 10/10 Service, 10/10 HIP DECOR.

2
★★★★★

As i was walking by on 50th street between lex and 3rd. i noticed this restaurant from far. As soon as i passed by i knew it was a happening spot. I had to go back and see what was going on. As i looked throught the window i could see evry one in a festive mood. The bar was packed and so was the restaurant. I couldnt resist to go inside and find out what kind of cuisine they served. When the hostess replied Indian i was just shocked. I desided to have dinner and was told by the hostess that they are running busy and she would try to fit me in. I wanted to eat here so bad that i decided to dine at the bar. I was definately not disapointed by the food and being a people and fun person i enjoyed the place to be packed and busy unlike the other regular indian restaurants with uncles and aunties sitting down. I am pround do be indian and i give the owner 2 thumbs up for showing out loud that Indians are not dat backward. 10/10 FOOD, 10/10 Service, 10/10 HIP DECOR.

Pros: Food, Trendy Indian, Service

Cons: Definately advised to make reservations

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I dont really bother to review restaurants but this one definately made me. We went here on Tuesday and had no reservations. After a wait for aprox 40 mins, we decided to go some where else as the place was packed and was running only on reservations. We made a reservation for wednesday and were back there yesterday. The number of guests they had explains the kind of food they serve. I was not surprised to fall in love with their food. I have tried a lot of indian restaurants but mint definately stands out from the rest.

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★★★★★

I dont really bother to review restaurants but this one definately made me. We went here on Tuesday and had no reservations. After a wait for aprox 40 mins, we decided to go some where else as the place was packed and was running only on reservations. We made a reservation for wednesday and were back there yesterday. The number of guests they had explains the kind of food they serve. I was not surprised to fall in love with their food. I have tried a lot of indian restaurants but mint definately stands out from the rest.

Pros: Food, Ambience

Cons: none!

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Mint is not just a frequently used herb in Indian cuisine. It's also a decent Indian restaurant in Midtown. The space is painted in hues of green and yellow, and accented with fuchsia drum lamps; the waterfall adds a soothing touch.…

 

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