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MINT Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mintny.com
  • Email: themintny@aol.com
  • Phone: (212) 644-8888
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday 11:45 AM - 11:30 PM Saturday - Friday 11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Gary Sikka
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Catering Available. Please Call for Call
  • Private Party Facilities: Buy Out Available. For Details call Chef Gary
  • Private Party Contact: Gary Sikka (917) 208-4027
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private Events Available. Please Call

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave
  • Public Transit: E,V train @ 53rd/Lex 6 train @ 51st Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Validated Parking Next Door. $20 for 3 hrs.
A word from MINT
The only Indian restaurant to be awarded by Time Out New York. The 110 seat restaurant is located within the newly renovated San Carlos Hotel with a street and lobby entrance. The exotic atmosphere whisks you to Southeast Asia as soon as you open the door and spot the stone waterfall cascading down the wall. Orange, red, and fuscia drum lights are snuggled together throughout the long dining room, and painted panels of mint, yellow, and green hang over striped banquettes. There is a semi-private room complete with audio video equipment that seats 12. Mint is a labor of love for Gary Sikka, and he is taking great pride in bringing an exemplary dining experience in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and exhilarating. The definition of mint is "an aromatic refreshing herb that serves as a central ingredient in accompaniment sauces in Indian cuisine." That can also be said of the new restaurant that is its namesake. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had an early dinner when the restaurant was very quiet. The service was attentive and appropriate, not intrusive to our conversation. We ordered two appetizers, a lamb kabob and crab cakes, and for dinner I had saag chana and a mixed vegetable dish in a creamy cashew sauce, while my companion had the sea bass. All were delicious. I look forward to another visit."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I should have followed the reviews "don't go". It was like paying for a bad movie we should have walked out on. It was like they wanted to be a hip club/ dining experience when in fact it failed in both. Every other Indian restaurant I've been to asks the degree of spicyness I'd like. So the spice rating was too high for my taste. To their credit they did make us another dish. The garlic naan had too much garlic and salt, the flavor of the bread was lost. There wine list was lacking at best and then after ordering two different bottles ( on the menu, not in stock) we settled for a more expensive poor quality cab. Should have stuck with water. I won't be putting this on my list of restaurants to go to again."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I wanted to have an open mind after reading the reviews before I went (because they weren't so good). I went to the location in Queens before and It was very good. I had service at the bar first & then moved on to dinner. The bartender was really nice. The problem was, the service was so slow. I sat down with my guest, and I saw that my neighboring table had been sitting down prior to me for quite some time as well, and they still didn't have orders in front of them. I turned over to these strangers to ask if they have even had the chance to place their order yet. They said no in calm, yet still frustration. I got up from my table and went to find my waiter and my neighbors waiter. I finally got the waiters. Slow Service But Loved Ambiance."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "i would not recommend this restaurant to others because there are too many great restaurants in nyc to go to an OK on"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Loved the lunch. Great mix of taste, price, and atmosphere. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The Dal Makhani was not the rich dark brown like in India and the chicken korma could have been a little zestier, but the Bhindi and nan were delicious. The place is well appointed and pleasing to the senses, but there are no Indian accents. Service was attentive. I would go again."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This is a great lunch spot. The food/service is great. The staff doesn't rush you. We were there for 2 hours. If you are looking for a good Indian restaurant in Midtown, this is it!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had a wonderful experience at mint and the food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. However I had a groupon for $160 and they only let me use $80. I tried talking to the guy and explaining my situation but he just didn't seem to care, so if you have a groupon, make sure you show them it before you order. Other than that, this is a fine and vibrant lounge."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "They don't have lunch menu you can see in Opentable. One of the reason I went there was that when I checked the lunch menu of Mint in Opentable, it showed some lunch menu with reasonable price. When I went there, I requested lunch menu, and I was given only regular dinner menu. I requested lunch menu one more time and I was told that they don't have lunch menu, but they have buffet which is $15."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "It was fine, don't get me wrong ... just not fine enough. Especially not for the price, and especially not when there are so many Indian food restaurants around with better food and fairer prices. $5 for an order of naan, $6 for a side of plain white rice, $19 for an order of chicken tikka masala, and $22 for a plate of underseasoned tandoori chicken all combine to make this place eminently skip-able. That said, Happy Hour at the pretty bar could make it a worthwhile stop *before* dinner someplace else."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "A quick indian lunch, buffet style. This is my go to place in midtown when I need to entertain a vegatarian colleage. Great variety and the price is right!"
    Dined on 6/17/2013
  • "The food was great, no complaints about that. The service had some problems; maybe it was an off day, but the guys seemed to mean well. They brought parts of our order to another table, they brought the bill to the wrong table. When we went to pay our bill, the bill wasn't quite correct, and when we paid, they said they didn't have enough cash in the register to make change, and we had to wait for another table to pay their bill to make our change."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner without feeling rushed. No discretion though re candles....gave us the box to place on dessert ourselves which was quite funny. Everyone liked their food. Wine bottle ordered was served from the bar which seemed strange. We got our glasses filled having never been shown the bottle."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Subtle layered flavors, wonderful buffet at lunch with variety. Solicitous waitstaff and reasonable prices. A wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "More popular. Though service can be slow the food is surprisingly good."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This couldn't have been a better dining experience - and it was a warm oasis on a cold night. The food was wonderful. I had some courses I'd never had before, and they were so good that I don't know if I'd ever order anything else there."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "My group of 5 professional women friends met at Mint for an annual holiday lunch. we had the buffet, which was excellent, and ordered a few a la carte items, with great difficulty and attitude. No one wanted to take our order. Some things arrived, some did not. In response to one of our requests, the waiter answered "Whatever." That was certainly a first for me. The food, once we coaxed it out of the staff or got it ourselves at the buffet, was truly delicious. Too bad about the staff. Caveat emptor."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "When in New York, I get my Indian food here. The food has always been excellent!"
    Dined on 11/23/2012
  • "This restaurant is as good as any other Indian ones in the area. Nothing exceptional. When we got there, it was almost empty, but he still refused to seat us until the entire party arrived. When i insisted and stated that I was ready to order, only then did he seat us at our table. The service was quick. The cocktails are not exceptional. The mojito was OK. The drink that my friend ordered was bad - something with berries. The Chilli fish was good. The Lamb saag and Daal Makhni was ordinary."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Our favorite Indian restaurant in NYC. The food is excellent and the service is efficient and friendly."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Food is excellent and the ambiance is wonderful. Lovely for a neighborhood evening out."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Great food with tons of veg options for a group with mixed tastes. Yum! to the paneer tikka masala and yellow lentil dishes. Service started off well (wine we wanted wan't available so they offered a substitute -- regularly $10 more -- for the same price). We weren't ready with an order the first time someone came to the table and it went downhill. Each visit to the table made things worse. When a place isn't crowded and it's early in the night, don't rush the guests to order and save the eye rolling for where they can't see it."
    Dined on 10/11/2013