Minton's
Minton's

Minton's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mintonsharlem.com/
  • Phone: (212) 243-2222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday- Thursday 6pm -11pm
    Friday and Saturday 6pm - 12 midnight
    Late Night:
    Friday and Saturday 12a-3a

    Sunday Brunch 12p - 5pm
    Sunday Supper 5pm-10pm

    Wednesday Nights Music Charge $15 at the bar and $25 at the table.

    Thursday- Sunday Bar/Lounge Music Charge $10 per person
    Table Music Charge $20 per person(tables are recommended for dinner)

    Visit our website for performance schedules www.mintonsharlem.com
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Alexander Smalls
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Tuesday Nights "Reaching for The Moon" Series
    Wednesday Nights JC Hopkins Biggish Band "Artists in Residence" Series
    Friday Night "Late Night Jam" Sessions
    Saturday Night "Late Night Jam Bird Lives" Sessions
    Sunday Nights "Third Stream Sunday" Series

    Wednesday Nights Music Charge $15 at the bar and $25 at the table.

    Thursday- Sunday Bar/Lounge Music Charge $10 per person
    Dining Room Music Charge $20 per person(tables are recommended for dinner)

    Visit our website for performance schedules www.mintonsharlem.com
  • Special Events: Minton's is available for your private and semi-private event
    Call our sales team for more information and menus 212-243-2222 extension 108

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St Nicholas and Adam Clayton Powell
  • Public Transit: 2/3 to 116th street or B/C to 116th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are multiple garages in the area
    118 between St Nicholas and 8th Ave and 122 and St Nicholas are the closest
A word from Minton's
Minton's brings back the live Jazz Supper Club featuring Southern Revival Cooking with Low Country notes. Minton’s celebrates the traditional cuisine of the Low Country, a prosperous historic region located in the southern and eastern coastal plains of South Carolina, Georgia and the string of islands within its coastal waterways.
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Minton's reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)romantic (54)neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (39)late-night find (27)hot spot (25)good for groups (22)vibrant bar scene (21)notable wine list (18)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful just great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We went a Friday evening all tired and stressed out and came back feeling wonderful and all jazzed up and wonderful. The live music, discreet staff and wonderful food and wine make for a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food here is good but not amazing - the prices are way too high for the quality. On top of the price of food ($18 for soup) they add on $20-$25 per person for the music cover charge.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome food and music
    eatsoutVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Nothing but high marks for Minton's. The food was excellent as was the service. The quartet that was playing that night was superb. A nice venue and worth the $s.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Jazz
    SKB1VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great old school jazz supper club. Food is great, jazz band is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Historic Harlem Venue is Back!
    RonH
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was never at Minton's during its heyday in the '40s and '50s with all of the Jazz legends congregating there, but the present day version was nice. The food and service were great, and the music was decent. The interior decor is like a Jazz Hall of Fame with pictures of the greats who visited Minton's on a regular.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AM EVENING AT MINTONS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    when dining, especially if you're going to spend an extra amount of money, the restaurant needs to make me feel special, and they did.... the food, service, and the ambiance made for an enjoyable evening... thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance
    FabFoodLover
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The interior of the restaurant was beautifully decorated with very muted tones and features. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The music on a Sunday evening was al elegant mix of jazz, blues, and soul. The band was incredible. The only downfall of the evening came when the 3 people at the table next to us would not be quiet long enough for us to enjoy one song without their banter and loud conversation. Other than that, it was a fabulous night and experience. The staff even brought two glasses of wonderful champagne to the table to help celebrate the birthday occasion that brought us to the restaurant in the first place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jilandre
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We spent a most enjoyable evening, and hope to be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    NYL2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It was a wonderfull experience and very pleasent music, ambient and people.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely but pricey
    Beth
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This is not a place I could afford regularly but I hope to visit a few times a year. Everything was perfect. The food, the wine, the ambience, the music! But it is quite expensive. They did a wonderful job renovating the old Minton's and even kept the glorious mural behind the stage. Definitely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice music
    JuanVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I recommend this place only for the nice music and musicians that play there. The food is very expensive, very little and only fair. The menu is not appropriate for a jazz club restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Jazz!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    great find in Harlem, amazing service and southern style with a NY twist on the food and bonus with the band makes this a lovely romantic place that I would go again... Special check-in from the Chef to be sure the quality and service met expectations shows the thoughtfulness that is put into Minton's as a whole
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Minton's a NYC Must!
    CarolBAuthor
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    When searching the web for things to do in NYC, I found Minton's and made a reservation. We arrived by taxi on October 5th for Sunday Supper and were warmly greeted by Fred, the Maitre'D. We felt as if he was waiting at the door for us! We met the incredible Brandee Younger, (harpist with the BY Q-tet) as she and her band mate drove up. Our group of four women friends were delighted by every single thing that evening--Fred's special welcome and attention, the incredible food, the great jazz sounds beautifully delivered by Brandee and her Q-tet, and impeccable service by Patrick! When we plan another NYC trip, a visit to Minton's will be at the top of our list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great music, mediocre food
    Scarletplum
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place has history, the concept is wonderful so I wondered why it wasn't packed when we arrived. Shorty after arriving the music started and it was wonderful, making its undersubscription even more baffling- until the food came. I do not recall ever having to ask for salt in a New York restaurant but Minton's made this a necessity. I had the shrimp and grits with a side of collard greens and had to eat the grits with the collard greens to give it taste. My partner had trout- and he didn't say a word about it- meaning- i won't get to pick the restaurant next time. Great music- we bought a CD but Minton's you need a new chef and one who understands flavor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than good: It's important
    johnVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    With Minton's, Alexander Smalls has created something worth noting - an elegant Harlem jazz club setting that raises lowcountry cooking to the heights of fine dining. Minton's package is proud and honest and beautiful, especially in the context of the downtown restaurant scrum in which every new venue vies to outdo the others while never venturing outside their genre. Bravo, Minton's, for reviving the name and accelerating a real Harlem renaissance with truly interesting and fine cuisine in an beautiful room with the real jazz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nearly music free night
    erohde23VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had reservations for 8:30 p.m. but did not get seated until 50 minutes later at 9:20 p.m. The food was excellent, but the live Jazz music we intentionally went for (and paid a music fee for) stopped playing shortly after our very late seating so we ate most of our meal without music in a near empty restaurant. My friends were pretty disappointed but the place is probably a great place for a nice meal and music when they are not overbooked and running out of key items on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly Outstanding!
    HarrisAVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A brilliantly authentic Harlem jazz and dining experience. Could not have been a more perfect evening. The food was wonderful and the service impeccable! Being a great lover of classic jazz and having lived in New York for more than 20 years, I'm ashamed to say I had never been to Minton's before. Now, I will most certainly be returning again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is the quintessential destination for feeding you jazz club itch. If you want to be in the presence of some of the most talented jazz artists in the city and would like to couple that with a fine dining experience than this is the place for you. I went to Minton's with my fiance a few weeks back, and we enjoyed every part of the night. Don't let it's location deter you. Minton's really is a great experience. Great drinks, Great food, Great jazz music (live), and Great Service. Need I say more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful dinning!
    Loveambiance
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Ambiance, food, service, music, noise level, all exceptional. This is truly a dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Attentive maître d and waiter. The arugula salad and the duck courses were nicely presented and excellent. The live jazz was the perfect accompaniment, the acoustics lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still hungry!
    McAuntLinda
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great music scene and the good was very good and had a great presentation. It just wasn't enough food for the money.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS FIND!
    LOVETOEATOUT
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was delicious. The mac and cheese was fabulous (must try) as was the scallops and chocolate cake. I brought some guests from out of town to this restaurant and it was well worth it! I will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JAZZY Sunday
    LJC427
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful Sunday evening entertainment and vibe. Food, as always, was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing music
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The jazz at Minton's is superb. The food and service were impeccable, but the music took it over the top for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun evening
    brad
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Music is legendary, ambiance was special, food was unique. Our party of seven was very impressed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated Elegance
    LJC427
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Beautiful, jazzy scene. Exquisite menu. Delightful service. Owner is gracious and accomodating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new find
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Discovered Minton's which is a landmark. It is beautiful inside and while the prices ate a little high the food is excellent! Must try the pork chop and mac and cheese-out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To loud
    Defoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went with a group of 6 for dinner and jazz there was a $20 music fee as soon as we entered and the music was good but to loud for a supper club. We thought they would take our orders, serve us, and then there would be a show while we had dinner. The show was ongoing with a couple of breaks, we could hardly hear the waitress, or each other. The food was ok, not great, the pork and scallop entres were sent back because they were undercooked, the crispy trout was not crispy. We expected upscale soul food but the choices really weren't reminiscent of soul food in my opinion. Overall. The idea is nice but the execution could be better particularly at the price point.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • bday
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A group went to Minton's to celebrate a birthday event.....while the food was fine, it took too long to arrive at our table once we ordered it.....also our waiter was personable, but he was not attentive enough to the needs of the patrons ( ie, not coming over to ask if everything was ok, not refreshing the water glasses quickly -- - all of this considering Minton's was not croweded at this time)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Birthday celebration
    SLH4HairVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    What an awesome meal that we all had...from the scallops to the pork chop everything was to die for. And go ahead and order sparkling wine. The jazz singer and the band were the icing on the cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An evening elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful classic jazz sound matched by a soulful cuisine. A little pricy but worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    FineConnoisseur
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mintons is a wonderful place where beautiful food and lovely music meet. Loved that the food was full of flavors but somehow still incredibly light, which was very helpful since we dined late. We started with the Biscuit Plate which was incredibly tasty, flaky and everything else you would want a fine biscuit to be. Followed up with the creamiest yet lightest Macaroni and Cheese ever, which brought me to the Lobster Stuffed with Crabmeat and a side of Pimento grits. I wasn't a fan of the grits, more of an acquired taste but my dinner dates Green bean Provençal was OUTSTANDING. All this with a backdrop of some superb Jazz. Must return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food...Nice Scene
    Nick
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was great and the atmosphere as expected...cozy and jazzy. Most of the dishes were excellent with the exception of the buttermilk fried chicken which needed more seasoning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sexy Hidden Gem
    KLG5
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Girlfriends & I went for restaurant week. The pre-fix menu was ok. Minton's is a sexy hidden gem. It definitely takes you back to the Jazz era. It's a romantic place. The serves was good. the drinks were average. It's a date night, live jazz, upscale restaurant in Harlem. A little pricey. I would absolutely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Class Dining in Harlem
    Breezy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent food, great scene, and ambiance. A must for those looking for fine dining and great entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty2
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Service outstanding! Waiter came to the table, several times throughout the evening to ask if we needed anything. Food very good. Ambiance and night life great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good music, poor service
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Staff needs training on basic elements of table service like clearing appetizer plates before serving the main course, placing cutlery on the table correctly and refilling water glasses. The food and music the night I was there was good, not great. The atmosphere was lovely. The prices are quite high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McAuntLinda
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overall, the food was alright but it looked better than it tasted. I just found that the shrimp and chicken could have used a bit more flavor although the vegetables were very flavorful. The waiter also forgot a few items that we asked for. I was there to hear the music group but the noise level at the bar was so loud that we couldn't hear the group the way we liked.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful place!
    TanStep
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My visit was worth every moment!!! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Buttermilk fry chicken and the biscuit with the kane syrup were to die for it remind me of my grandma fry chicken with the biscuit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic