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.
We went at odd time 3:30 neither lunch or dinner time,but staff were very accommodating and friendly.Food was good and we had good time.
The food was awesome as well as the staff
We were not greeted by anyone for the whole 10 minutes we were there. I proceeded to head upstairs to see if the staff were there, and that's when a server appeared and said, "You can't go up there." I told him we've been here for a while and no one was here to seat us. We headed to the bar for happy hour, and the place definitely did not reflect the "happy hour" vibe. Even the manager didn't realize it was happy hour. Our drinks were fine, but the server that made our drinks had to go to the back room (I'm assuming to check the recipe for the drinks) everytime we ordered a drink. My boyfriend and I were the only customers at the bar AND the lounge area for the entire duration of our happy hour stay (over an hour). Food wise, it was fine. However, my chicken from my tikka masala was so dry I couldn't finish it (and I ALWAYS finish my chicken tikka masala). After dinner we headed across to Season 52 to end our night with GREAT service, excellent drinks, and a wonderful vibe that should've been reflected at Mint because it was such a nice-looking restaurant. Such a shame.
Unfortunately I had a really bad experience at this restaurant. I don't know if they were extremely overwhelmed but they were all over the place. First the valet was by himself and was just like leave your car here . We walked into the restaurant and no one was there to greet us . We waited at the hostess podium for assistance. After a few minutes a lady comes by and Told her I have reservations for 730 for 2. Mind you --- seems like they had a party on the rooftop or something because the music was blasting and mixing with the music in the restaurant -- not so good . She sits us in a lounge area not the dining room of the restaurant . Honestly once I sat down I wasn't happy about this place. Before coming to this restaurant I had researched cause we we're celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. I like the atmosphere and the decor of the restaurant via online . I was disappointed to have been seated near the bar and in some sort of lounge .
The only good thing about this place was the food . The menu had a lot of food options and the food was good. The waiter who helped us didn't seem happy to be there . He was taking care of too many tables . This place is very short staffed. Once dinner was done and over , I went to get my car and couldn't find the valet . So I decided to just look for my car and guess what ---- my car had been on the whole time . Someone could have grabbed my car cause it was on and unlocked . We finally Found the valet and he admitted that he never turned off my car . I was done.
I usually don't write reviews but this was the last straw. I don't recommend this place if your looking for good food and great service your not going to find it here . Sorry Mint LI -- but you need to hire more staff and be more personable. I gave them a 1 star cause the food was good --- maybe they should do delivery.
The food was quite good but overpriced.The menu says family style. We ordered two appetizers and one meal figuring that would be more than enough. The main meal portion was way too small for family style. No rice with the meal and the Nann was extra. We ended up ordering extra Nann but still left hungry.
The beer price was okay but wine was overpriced. The cheapest glass was $11.00 the same as a specialty cocktail.
I entree, 2 apps, 1 beer and 2 orders of Nann was $65.00. I spent less at other Indian places nearby and got more food and drink.
I attended the restaurant the day before Mother's Day with my mom. So it was like a Mother's Day dinner. The waiter who was also the manager seemed overwhelmed although the didn't seem that busy so it was hard to get his attention because it seem like he was never available. The drinks were the worse drink we've had I don't know who the bartender was but they were terrible. We ended up only getting appetizers leaving and going to PF Changs. Will not recommend or ever be back to this restaurant.
Great food, great service except for the bar drinks, service was a bit slow.
Definitely would come again.
We had a wonderful dinner at Mint in Garden City for Long Island Restaurant Week. Although there was some confusion initially about bringing us the prix fixe menu for Restaurant Week, after it was sorted out, the rest of the meal was wonderful. Very attentive service, including lots of water refills, which is essential when eating Indian food. The tandoori chicken was the most tender and flavorful I have ever had. The Naan bread was very light and not greasy as it often turns out in other Indian restaurants. This was our first experience at Mint, and we will definitely be back!
The food here is pretty overpriced. I've had Indian food of much better quality and taste for a fraction of the cost.
Best authentic Indian food in LI