I went to mint in garden city for my 26th birthday. They food was great but the service lacked big time. We had to ask for menus and the server only come to the table once after we got our food (in my opinion if there is is a large table the servicer should be more attentive).
We were very disappointed. Had a 7:15 reservation, but no host or hostess present at reception for at least 10 minutes to even check our reservation. Event though we were on time, we were told that there were no seats in the main area of the restaurant; we had to sit between the front entrance and bar for dinner. Every time someone entered or exited the restaurant, you could feel cold air blowing on us.
Our waiter had trouble keeping track of our order. Although I inquired about fish, I didn't order fish and ordered a lamb dish. However, over the next 1/2 hour, he kept checking whether or not I wanted fish. (I kept saying no.) Service was generally slow, slower than it should have been even for a Saturday night. Our friends received their soup first; then well after they were done eating their soup, the appetizer my wife and I ordered was brought out along with a Tandori chicken that one of our friends had ordered as her entree. About 1/2 hour after that, the entrees that the remaining 3 of us ordered came out. Clearly the waiter couldn't get our order brought in a reasonable time. We did get deserts all brought together in a timely fashion.
The food was excellent tasting. I would give the restaurant another chance, but maybe not on a busy night. This was not a good experience for us.
Lovely atmosphere. Meal was excellent (basil Chicken) but app was not at its best. The scallops were chewy and had a taste of being frozen and overcooked. Other than that, place is lovely, staff are charming, and dining experience was lovely.
Terrible service and tableware was not clean
Completely run down and dirty. Dirty table and bathrooms. Disappointing.
The service was horrible! They need get more organized!
The food was excellent! My usual experience with Indian food is that the dishes cost about $15 a pop, but are very small portions. I was pleasantly surprised that the dishes at mint cost about $18 and were way bigger than I expected! The choices were vast, and the prices were good. Good beer selection too! I will definitely return!
The restaurant needed major cleaning, very dirty and unhealthy looking. Flies buzzing around our table. Huge turn off, didn't trust the food.
Terrible food and service. The refused to serve us from the buffet because we were 30 minutes before it closed, which was rude but okay. But when we went on to order food, they gave us cold buffet food from that morning. The rest of the food was also half cold half hot. which means it was probably heated up and not fresh. the place looked like a 60's diner, definitely not like the pictures online. Wouldn't seat us where we initially wanted. Never came to check on us. We had multiple waiters which was very confusing. Then one of them proceeded to argue with us about what we wanted to order. Then they did not bring out our rice with our sauce/curry entree's and charged us for naan. And it was not just us. There were 4 other filled tables and all of us had the same, if not similar, experience. Thinking back, I don't know why we did not just get up and leave. I guess we were really in the mood for Indian food and were too far from home.