theMINT Gastropub
theMINT Gastropub

theMINT Gastropub

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bethlehemmint.com/
  • Phone: 6104193810
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Domenico "Mimmo" Lombardo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Unique menus created per event. For details, please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Entertainment: Live contemporary jazz the first Thursday of every month. Special Event live music, call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Avenue & West Broad St.
  • Public Transit: Directly infront of the restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Featuring a private lot as well as street parking.
A word from theMINT Gastropub
About:

theMINT: envisioned in the past, resurrected by opportunity, executed by experience, enriched by community, growing through innovation

What We Do:

Gastropub refers to a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food.[1]

The term gastropub, a portmanteau of gastronomy and pub, originated in England in the late 20th century. English pubs were drinking establishments and had little emphasis placed on the serving of food. Then that all changed. theMINT is an AMERICAN Gastropub that focuses on premium food and beer as well as premium spirits, cocktails, and martinis.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
theMINT Gastropub reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)neighborhood gem (34)vibrant bar scene (21)good for groups (18)hot spot (18)special occasion (15)great for outdoor dining (13)late-night find (10)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)romantic (3)Show More
  • Good food good service
    Love2eat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Nice decor and ambiance. Friendly staff and good food. Word of caution: don't expect a large portion for the price. Quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating...
    Bethlehem
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were celebrating our son's 30th birthday along with him purchasing his first home with his fiancée. Overall, the experience was very nice. However, the portions are quite small. I had the Diver Scallops - only 3 scallops over a thin bed of mashed potatoes with brussel sprout sautee (only saw 2 actual brussel sprouts) and a light brown sauce - $23.00! Had a comparable dinner at Oceans in Easton and there were at least 4 or 5 scallops on the dish. Also, my future daughter-in-law ordered one of the salads...good thing she agreed to having chicken placed on top or it would have not been enough for dinner. I will go back, but would encourage the owners to compare quantity vs. price. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    grozer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Have been here twice preciously with good food and excellent service. Last night the waitress forgot several things and was apathetic all night. The food was tasteless. Will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Wheretoeat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was superb. I tend to stick to "ordinary" food and I am beginning to be more adventurous. From drinks to cheese board, entree to dessert, we loved it all. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    Criticschoice
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very prompt, attentive and concerned. We had a tight time schedule and they accommodated our needs. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    steveo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was excellent. This was the first time we were here and were very impressed. I ordered the diver scallops and my girl ordered the ribeye. Both were cooked perfectly. We also had dessert which was delicious as well. It is a a bit loud though, that is the only downside. It's not a place to have a quite meal, but it was definitely worth trying. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Good. Service slow.
    Murrgirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Reservation at 6:30 on a Friday evening. Ordered at 6:40. Food did not arrive until 7:20 40 minutes for a ticket time when you order a lobster roll is insane!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MitchLynn
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Loved the food and service. But you should update your menus because it's difficult to choose from verbal menu.Many items were changed, non available, our waitress was telling us the changes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner. Service was excellent. Dining experience more suitable for a younger crowd. Noise level was too up there for my older lady get together. We had trouble conversing. I would def go back again. Just not a place to go if you are planning a serious dicussion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The evening was enjoyed by myself and family members. However three had ordered the Lobster Mac and one Bacon/Chipotle Mac which we all love only it wasn't heated the way we have enjoyed it before, it was only warm. Every one enjoyed there meal and desert including myself. The flavor was good on my Brisket sandwich only the meat was a little dry. Some Au jus would have added another dimension and taken care of the dryness. We've been there before and will continue to dine there. Great beer list and distinctive menu. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but disappointing
    licilee
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was of quality & intersting enough, however service was something to be desired. One of us ordered salad & 2 apps (hot & cold) instead of an entree; all of them were brought out at the same time. We had to remind 2 servers to bring out 1 of the salads 3 times before the burger; it came 10 minutes afterward. It took too long to get a 2nd beverage & we had to ask; no one paid enough attention to offer a refill. The decor was tacky & had a diner feel. Too many kids. Lighting was poor. Noise level too loud to enjoy conversation. Tables on top of each other; we experienced a very loud talker for the 2nd half of our meal and couldn't hear each other. Probably better for lunch with a goup. Not a good date night place; I'll pass.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Spot
    BoredinBethlehem
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It helps that theMint is walking distance from my house, but that just means I can have more than one of their fantastic cocktails. Their draft list is always fun and full of variety and I've never had anything bad from their menu. It's one of my favorite restaurants in town which is really saying something considering the number of restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Used to be a favorite of ours
    Ellabear
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Recently my husband and I dined at The Mint. We'd been here multiple times before and always had great service and great food. This time was a game-changer for us. Many problems with our server. Crazy long wait times for drinks, service, food. Our server seemed to be elsewhere. My cocktail was wrong. Took ages till the server came back to us. Other tables who came in after us were already being served food/drinks well before we ordered. They had a different server who was very attentive. So many issues with this visit, we checked it off our list. There are so many great new restaurants in the valley. No need to put up with this kind of poor service. Sad to say the food wasn't even good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As always great time at the mint! We love this restaurant for the food and of course the great beer list. Service is always great. Always reliable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike&Lisa
    Mike
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food and service was great! Two kinds of macs and duck fries doesn't get any better than that. Great martini list and of course beer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had such a great night out here! We brought our Canadian friends who were in town, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the amazing beer selection and delicious grub. We will DEFinitely be back. The service was outstanding - very knowledgable about the beer, and quick to give us tastes of things when asked for. We had a lot of fun and all the food was ace. Can't wait to go back! Our only critique would be the atmosphere - in part it's an awesome looking place, but the television were distracting and disturbing to what could otherwise be a perfect ambience. The "sports bar" feel at the bar was out of place, and I'd seriously consider removing them to give the place more of the hip-beer-gastropub vibe! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be fantastic....
    Gorman
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Neat concept for a restaurant, just needs some polishing to make it a real gem. Outside dining was nice, but please trim down the weeds at your entrance. It sets the tone for what the dining experience will be like. Menu was varied and nice but not clear. The restaurant offers a different take on "comfort foods" which is fine BUT, the customer should not be surprised/disappointed when their food comes out. If food is extremely spicy please label it as a spicy entree. My entree had so much hot sauce on it that I could not eat it. It completely destroyed the dish that otherwise would have been great. The Fish and Chips was fantastic. The scallops were very nice also, just a little salty. Our waiter was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You cannot miss out on The Mint!
    TheDevilWearsPrada
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The ambience, food, drinks and service are perfect. I've never had a less than memorable experience at the Mint. The Maryland crab Mac N Cheese is to die for and the baby back ribs melt in your mouth. An absolute must for the foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!!
    valleymom
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We've been going here since it opened. The menu is always a suprise. Seasonal ingredients make dining here a wonderful event. The beer and cocktail lists are extensive, and it will take you many visits to find your fav. My new summer drink, the gin smasher. Our most recent trip was with family and friends to celebrate my daughters 21st. Her choice of restaurant. We're never disapointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Drinks, Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    we had a really good time, starting with the beer and cocktail list. Appetizers were excellent. Oysters outstanding. All our dinners were fabulous. We actually did not want to leave. And our bill was reasonable for all the good stuff we consumed. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PapaLach
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very enjoyable evening with good friends. Great atmosphere, great food, terffic drink menu. We will be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nogluten
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The gluten free offerings are great. Service and food was wonderful. I loved gluten free mac & cheese and my husband said the duck was delicious. We'll be back, again and again. My husband appreciates the beer selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnKVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    entree's are small for the price. It's very noisey so it's hard to talk.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very unique menu
    TandT
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Our server, Kyle, was outstanding - very knowledgeable about the unique menu and cooking methods used to prepare the foods as well as attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always amazes me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I've never had a bad meal here. Truffle Mac and cheese was on point. Beer list is one of the best around and they always have a few rarities on draft.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was very good and unique. Service was great and atmosphere was energetic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret of Bethlehem
    loghomeladyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    When my son in Philadelphia asked me if I'd heard of The Mint, I said "no, is it new?" Answer turned out to be no; it has been there three years. After one visit, I am so sorry I didn't know about it three years ago! The food was absolutely amazing--from the duck confit fries and cheese board to the applebutter bread pudding and each course in between. We sampled the spicy lobster roll, the Weyerbacher fish and chips, and the spring pea tortellini among our table. All were unique, flavorful and equally delicious. our dining experience was further enhanced by the excellent service and interaction with our server, Drew. Can't wait to return to try their other offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A sequel that wasn't disappointing
    LouBrolic
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was my second visit to The Mint and it was another enjoyable time. The Rye of the Tiger IPA was surprisingly easy to drink for a hoppier IPA. The lobster rangolls were delicious and the cream cheese filling worked surprisingly well. We had lighter finger food fare for dinner. The chicken and donuts were OK. The chicken and spicy sauce were great but the donuts were an odd pairing with a not so savory icing. Dessert was the liquid cheesecake and was definitely a great ending to a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent food & excellent service in a relaxing setting. The oysters are as close to perfection as you can get!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat eve dinner
    LeopardVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Converted bank restaurant with well done interior - art deco. We started with mac and cheese. They had 8 kinds. We shared chipolte which was tasty and very cheesy. Portion size a bit small for the price. Chix and donuts with blue cheese dressing was a unique and surprisingly tasty combo. Fish and chips were generous and very good with curry catsup and sauce. Lobster roll was small but spicy and delicious. Dessert was small but tasty. One too small to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overpirced for amount of food
    winelover
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    food was good, but they are overpriced for the size of the portions
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    Leno
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Interesting menu, appealing concept, great atmosphere, quality service. Beer list is extensive. Food quality just ok. Lobster rangolls were very good. MD crab mac was ok- flavors were not appealing- bay seasoning just doesn't go well with pasta. Ribs were tender but lacked flavor, not sure what the duck fat added besides a menu eye catcher and fat. Side with the ribs were very good. Alot of folks were ordering scallops- which did look tasty. Overall my wife and I enjoyed the evening out- will try again and order different food. Also gluten free friendly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 159 reviews are from the theMINT Gastropub reviews archive.
  • Good but expensive and sml portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food tasted great but the portion size is extra small for the price. Close quarters so you can listen to the table next to yours without trying. Somehow the beer tap wasnt working and the menu wasnt right either as the waitress made 4 corrections. I went for a special occasion and my wife and I left a little dissapointed. I wouldn't go back myself unless someone else really wanted to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    ashley
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    First time for our group of five at the restaurant. Our server was great, we all showed up at different times and he was very accommodating to us. Super friendly. The food was amazing and came out quickly. We all would absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We always enjoy dining at The Mint. We were well treated and the food was wonderful. We had friends from out of town with us and they had nothing but rave reviews!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food, mixed drinks and beer were all amazing and we will definitely be coming back. We were a group of 5 and all of us loved our food!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Mike
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This place is noisy, but the food is great. Very unusual twists on normal food. We had short ribs, mussels/frite, baby back ribs, fish and chips, and lamb chops. All sound pretty usual fare, but trust me, you will be surprised how good it is. If you like beer, you will also be amazed by the 100's on the list! I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit - we will be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We drive by The Mint all the time and my husband decided this is where he wanted to go for his birthday. Great choice! I'm sorry we waited so long.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great place! Groovy theme & delicious foodie food. Go!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love theMINT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food, excellent atmosphere! Love the Draft selection. Also, I highly recommend the pork shank!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.