Mehndi

4.5
567 reviews
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Mehndi takes traditional North Indian cuisine to a whole new level. The bi-level dining space has a distinctively clean fell to it. Adorned with twenty-three Fourtuny chandeliers, the restaurant’s jewel tones glow as diners enjoy their artfully presented meals. On weekends, Indian henna artists sit on the marble staircase and apply henna to guests as they wait for their traditional Punjabi and Mughlai fare. We offer a corporate buffet lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm Tuesday through Friday, and a lavish weekend lunch buffet from 12 Noon to 3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.




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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food I’ve had outside of Manhattan. Service is excellent!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible. We had to wait for over 30 mins to order.

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Q
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love it here!

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AV
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good though the biriyani was very dry. There were small children crying/screaming throughout the entire time that I was there.

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RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, creative food and extraordinarily good service. Loved the lamb vindaloo.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like Indian food, this is the place to go for non-Indians and I guess if I were Indian, then for them as well.

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r
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Indian restaurant where one can great tasty, authentic Indian food. The service was a little slow but I am going to give it a pass because it was Valentine's Day and it was crowded. Someone even came to our table to validate our parking for us so that was one less thing I needed to worry about on our night out

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were excellent.

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g
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food - that has not changed.
The service was thoughtless ... and unusual for this restaurant. Second time it has happened that way - like they just aren't paying the kind of attention that they used to. Too long to get drinks, order incorrect, staff seemed disorganized ....
We were only three at the table and they recently started adding an 18% service charge automatically, with no notification, and were very dismissive when we inquired about it.
All of this definitely tainted our recent experience.

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WL
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu seems to have changed from last year and seems more interesting. Many excellent options, not all the usuals for suburban Indian. Everything was delicious though watch out for the spice. If you like things mild be very clear about it! Even dishes that aren't normally spicy were too much for us. Very friendly and efficient service though not rushed.

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JA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Great Indian food and if you aren't familiar with the various dishes, the staff is happy to explain how everything is prepared. Amazing cocktails as well.

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CW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went by with a friend for dinner. Decor was beautiful. We ordered the chicken tikka, pappadum, samosas, paneer mehndi and I had a pineapple and cracked pepper cocktail. The cocktail was a unique blend and delicious! Paneer and chicken were good but could have used more chicken/ paneer with all the sauce. Pappadum was served with delicious tomato mix. Overall a great dining experience. A little pricey for the amount of food you actually get

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A Morristown gem, tucked away. Spend the time to seek it out. Have eaten in many fine NYC Indian restaurants and this one matches, or even exceeds the quality of those big city restaurants.
Wonderful wine selection !

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RB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Indian food, good service and very nice decor.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious. The only one issue was that management needs to tell their waitstaff to tell customers that the tip is included . We had only 4 people and almost double tipped due to the fact that the waiter didn't tell us service fee was included. We would have tipped 20% not 18% but please inform your staff to tell your customers. Very rude but food amazing and love the restaurant.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to for date nights or as a pre-movie dinner location. They have the BEST DRINK MENU EVER. Hands down this is the place to get cocktails in the Morristown area and beyond. They share a bar (called SM23) with Ming II, a fancy Chinese restaurant which is also delicious. The food is OUTSTANDING. Highly recommend the garlic naan, biryani, and anything with paneer in it. My favorite entree is this rich pistachio and lamb gravy called Gosht Pistawala. It's been removed from the menu, but the chef will often still prepare it for me if I ask. This is another thing I love about this place- they are very accommodating to everyone's needs and will tailor the flavors if anyone has any issues (like how my young child wanted daal and so they made it less spicy).

Some additional bonuses:
-Parking is validated up to 4 hours so dinner and a movie at AMC Headquarters 10 is doable
-They have a mehndi artist on the weekends who provides complimentary henna designs (I recommend providing a tip, because she's wonderful! I got mehndi in India from an expert and this was just as professional and lasted quite awhile)
-You can theoretically order from Ming II's menu if it isn't too busy since they share a bar and kitchen
-Part of the cocktail menu changes seasonably so there's a lot of variety throughout the year

Seriously.... best drinks I've had anywhere. They're amazing. Just go. You'll love it.

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c
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mehndi was recommended to us by someone who said it was one of the most authentic Indian restaurants in the area. The food was not overly spiced but very flavorful. The portions were most generous and the service was attentive. Their cocktail list was very interesting and what we sampled was very good. We particularly liked the idea of being able to order small plates although we only accidentally stumbled upon the menu which was tucked in after the cocktail list. We now know for next time?

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Atmosphere felt laid back but customers were so loud it was distracting while eating and visiting with friends. Was hoping to have a nice evening out enjoying cocktails and good food with friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. The variety of food on the menu was nice.

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way if you know your Indian food.

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P
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I having been a frequent guest at Ming/Mehndi/SM23. They have consistently provided delicious variety of drinks and food. Not today! The waiter, who thought it was best to try and remember our order, messed up. The spice meant for my wife's food was in mine. My food was inedible to me and my wife's fell flat because it lacked flavor. It was brought to our server's attention and he simply smirked. Honestly, we both felt my food should have been taken off the bill. Had he checked in on us, there was a chance my meal could have been prepared properly. However my wife was basically done with her meal before he came back. A failure in my eyes. I am hesitant to return to Mehndi and even more so to recommend to friends who seek good Asian cuisine.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Went with a group for a buffet lunch. Service was horrible. Drinks were wrong and never corrected. We were 7 people so the tip was automatically added at the same percentage as a full service dinner, which is high given patrons get their own food. I regret not complaining at the time.
Also, signs about the food should be more explicit. Many in our group were experiencing Indian food for the first time and no staff were around to describe the dishes. Didn’t even say if a dish was spicy or not. Food quality was good as it typically is at this restaurant.

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ZS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mehndi in Morristown is an A+ restaurant in my book.

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d
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The food at Mehndi is always amazing!!! Paired with brilliant crafted cocktails from their adjoining bar, SM23, it made the perfect birthday feast!

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UM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was wonderful, and the cocktail menu was very interesting. The service was efficient, but a bit offputting.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

The high quality of the food does not outweigh the awkward server, slow, slow, slow service, and odd location. This was my first and only visit.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing as always.

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food
Slow service
For for foodies
Will go back again

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JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than the lively bar scene on the other side of the wall, it was a great meal. The food was delicious, the cocktails were inventive and delightful, and the service and ambiance were both special.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Indian cuisine

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MT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy this place. Love the food and the staff is very attentive. It’s beautifully decorated. My one suggestion would be that they spread the customers out and little more evenly. Generally, we dine there in the early evening, when it is not full. Despite this we find that we are always seated next to other groups, even though there are many open tables elsewhere

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing authentic indian food with good drinks.

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O
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Mehndi with girlfriends for dinner. I love meeting here. Wait staff is always friendly but never rushes you. Great cocktails and food. We moved next door into the bar and had a final drink as well. It's never loud but never quiet so perfect for some great conversation along with bawdy laughs! This will continue to be a spot we visit!

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PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for farewell to my colleague with team of 7 people on weekdays. The food was good but variety was not there in starters in desert. Just 1 veg (Samosa) and 1 Non-Veg Starter. Main course had 3 Veg (Palak Paneer, Mix veg and Kofta dish) along with Dal and 2 Non-Veg items Along with Veg rice.. Desert just had 1 option.
I feel they really need to increase some starter and desert options.
Overall the atmosphere and sitting was quite good and comfortable. Coming to the costing, its on the higher side compared to other Indian restaurants nearby. Around 18 dollars per person including Service Charge.
They validate your parking ticket so you save money on parking.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service.

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TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined at Mendhi on Saturday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food was spectacular - beautifully balanced spices and flavors. Service was very attentive. Portion sizes were generous enough to warrant bringing leftovers home. Only mistake was the Chili Margerita which nearly blew my head off!

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Great food, great service and a really nice atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Your ticket was supposed to be validated but it wasn’t. We ended up having to pay five dollars.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been using this place for years - its normally very good and was no exception this visit.
My only request would be for Lamb Madras.

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PU
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good restaurant with tasty food as well as good service

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mendhi is one of our favs, and this time it did not disappoint. Flavors are rich and deep. Our highlight this visit was our waiter, Kumar, who was good-natured and helpful with my parents-in-law who were skeptical first-time Indian food patrons. They were convinced! Every dish was delicious; he Tandoori sampler is spectacular & all the little condiments, from the appetizers to the meal, are also a highlight.

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