Serving authentic Indo-Asian cuisine, MINT is the place to gather with friends and enjoy a fun evening out. The retro-contemporary décor is festive and bright. Comfortable cushioned chairs grace the dining room, while plush armchairs offer a spot to relax. The rooftop features multiple private dining cabanas for those wanting to celebrate birthdays, business successes or other special events.
MINT's All-You-Can-Eat buffet is a great deal for a midday break. Happy hour specials offer a good deal on drinks during the late afternoon and early evening. The dinner menu at MINT features a harmonious blend of multiple cuisines, including Chinese, Thai and Indian food. Select from the spicy Hakka chicken or Indian chicken curry. There are plenty of vegetarian dishes as well. For dessert, indulge in the New York cheesecake, mango mousse or simply a cup of Indian masala chai.
We booked a table for dinner. The food was very good. We would recommend this restaurant.
We decided to try this place inspite of mixed reviews online. We arrived a little early and were the only party in the restaurant for a while. So the staff were very attentive and I'd give the service good grades. The food isn't really worth writing about. We decided to create a meal of appetizers/small plates. The vegetable samosas lacked salt, but otherwise were okay. The aloo methi tikki didn't have any taste of methi - but otherwise tasted good. The rest of the food was okay, but not memorable. There are better Indian places in town.
Great meal(tikka masala / lamb bryanni), attentive staff and atmosphere...Highly recommend.
Been to Mint many times for their great lunch buffet. This time, went with a group of five. Food, as usual, was very good. But for some reason, they made a couple substitutions to our order without informing us. It didn't matter to us much but I found it strange.
Also, they need to add some insulation to the back of the restaurant. We had a table in the rear and it was quite chilly but the bathrooms were frigid.
Service was fine and my group enjoyed it immensely. Mint will always be one of my 'go to' places in Midtown east..............
The food was very good and the presentation was very nice. The ambiance was pleasing because it was hushed and one could comfortably talk with others. I would go back.
Had lunch at MINT just to try something different. They offered us a menu or the buffet. Although I'm not usually a buffet fan, my lunch companions chose the buffet so I went along. What a pleasant surprise. Not a huge number of offerings but each dish was well done. Somehow they had fried fish that was tasty, light, and crispy! On a buffet! The naan was hot and tasty. The curry was spiced just right as were the other dishes. And they even had one of my favorites - sag paneer. Overall a very enjoyable experience!
No one seemed in charge of service. Food tasty but a bit under spiced ; we were never asked if we wanted it spicy.
Poori bread bland; garlic naan excellent.
Entrees not memorable
The food was amazing and atmosphere was nice.
Dinner for 3 business colleagues at Mint this week. It was quiet - we could talk - Great! The service was attentive and the Indian food was refined and delicious. We had samosas, lamb saag, chicken tikka, okra and garlic naan. They even have western desserts - we split a tiramisu. We will return.
very dusappointing buffet lunch, after having previously enjoyed two from-the-kitchen lunches.
What a lovely evening with excellent food. Was very affordable and great service.
Good Indian Food. Hidden from the main street NYC locations. Good service and good food. Will go back when in NYC next.
Everything we ordered was delicious. The unique combination of spices enhanced the flavor in each dish we ordered.
My daughter and I enjoyed the fresh samosas, chicken korma, basmati rice and a nice halva. Just enough for 2. The restaurant was quiet in the very early evening. The service was prompt. We both agreed we would return to try more dishes in the future.
excellent indian food; attentive staff and large menu selection
I loved the ambiance of this restaurant. The staff was very attentive. Service was a little slow and it wasn't crowded. They were very accommodating of my early arrival even though I had later reservations. This was my first time eating Indian food. Restaurant hopping is a learning experience. I really enjoyed the Mango Lassi and the Chili lamb. Didnt really like the Malabar Shrimp. It was in a coconut milk. Didnt really get to experience much food because it was unfamiliar. I would like to venture back there one day for that delicious Mango Lassi and maybe try a different dish as well. Note: 18% administration service charges aka tip is added (pre-discount)if you use your Living Social voucher.
I ordered chicken tandoori which was quite good. It was served in 4 little pieces. I also ordered mashed eggplant which was very good. The poori bread was excellent.
Had been a couple years ago was great. This time service was slow. Restaurant was almost empty only one other table when we arrived. Food was inconsistent . Some good, tikka masala, vindaloo. Some bad, saffron shrimp- no flavor at all. Large Taj Mahal beer $15.00 and small bowl of white rice which did not come with tikka or vindaloo $6.00. Will not go back.
The lobby entrance does not convey the wonderful ambiance that is inside the restaurant. No one was there to greet us at 7:00 PM in the evening. The staff gave the impression that they were clueless on how to handle customers that had made a reservation. Everyone was nice enough but there was only one other couple in the place and it was still hard to get someone's attention to complete our order and assistance throughout the evening. The food was OK - small portions and NO spice. My 14 year old loved it because the food was not spicy but it did not feel authentic in any way. Not what I was expecting from NYC and overall a disappointing experience.
Lovely and intimate with good Indian cuisine. Happy hour a real bargain in NY! Enjoyed the decor and the lighting was soft and created a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. If in the neighborhood, we would go back.
Food was average at best. Service was lacking. Even with just us in the restaurant, had to ask for things repeatedly and then they got 2 of the 5 dishes wrong.
I do not intend to go back.
We were exploring new places during restaurant week. We arrived and they seemed unprepared to seat us despite a reservation and not many customers. The food was good and ample for the RW menu. The service was not attentive to our table and seemed like everyone and no one was seeing to our needs.
Although Indian cuisine is Not a favorite food of mine, this place was phenomenal! From start to finish loved every bite! Highly recommend this restaurant .
Visited as a party of 4 including 2 kids. Food was well presented and tasty but not spiced enough (even for the kids). It was too mild for Indian cuisine. The waiter did not ask our spice preference--which is medium. I assumed default would be medium like in other Indian restaurants, but instead food came out mild. Also, service was inattentive. Many busboys, but not enough attention from waiter. Waiter rarely looked over at our table so I had difficulty getting his attention. He only bothered to ask us how the food was after we had finished the meal. This was too late to make a difference and perfunctory.
Indifferent service and food. Our order was confused and they were unwilling to make a correction.
Each dish we ordered was full of flavor. The portions were generous! My only negative comment is the staff didn't know what each other was doing. We were constantly asked a question (eg., Would you like a drink?) and a minute later, another staff person would ask us the same question. This happened throughout the entire meal.
The food was good, and service outstanding. We enjoyed our evening. The cauliflower appetizer was spectacular! But it's a very expensive place for the quality produced. I've been to many Indian restaurants all priced less expensive with food that tasted the same if not better. I think it is a good meal with good food, but I don't know if I would go back.
The restaurant is lovely , and the food overall is good but the service needs improving I felt that the waiters and maitre d' were nit as gracious as one would expect in this type of restaurant and were a little diffident..(arrogant maybe?) The food is expensive and for the service not to be on par is not great!
Overall everything was good. The food and service were good. But Open Table allows you to make reservations at 11:45 and they don't even open until 12:00.
Nice variety of Indian food, along with some tempting desserts. I enjoyed Malai Kofta, although I was surprised that rice didn't come with it and had to be ordered separately. The buffet was going on when we were there and although we didn't partake in it, it looked popular for the business crowd at lunchtime.
I had the buffet, which is reasonably priced and pretty good (for a buffet). I believe a la carte is probably better ( and a bit more expensive.
It seemed hard to get the attention of the servers at times even though there weren't that many tables occupied. We even decided to order off the more expensive lunch menu instead of the lunch buffet deal.
We went to MINT for lunch prior to the theatre. There is a fixed price menu but it didn't interest me. My companion had the tomato soup which she said was very good but her entree, mint chicken, was just ok. My meal was simple, chicken tikka marsala with biryai rice and roti, very simple and very good. Portions were good, the restaurant was quiet, and the service was very good.
Everything was just ok. The food was ok. The service was ok. It's an ok place.
Very impressed with the food here. As an Englishman exiled in New York, I'm often disappointed with curry restaurants in the city, but this was great. Very authentic food with a great breadth of menu. Good ambience and a wide selection of beers (essential for a good curry experience). No onion bhajis on the menu which was a surprise, but other than that, all good. Service was not slow, but not quick either - that's why it didn't quite get full marks. Pretty good price point too. Highly recommended.
Food was good. Service was not up to par. I had to ask one of the girls 3 times for my check.
We had an overall good experience. The food was very good. We shared a garlic Naan and crab cake appetizer. I really like the chili lamb and my husband enjoyed the sea bass with a side of tamarind rice. The service was mostly good. We waited quite a while for dessert and the check, but otherwise they were good. We had a large party seated next to us and although they weren't particularly loud, it was somewhat difficult to have a conversation.
I like Mint. The menu is very friendly and something anyone can pick up and order from. We ordered the Lamb saag and the lamb chili, along with the crab cakes. It was good and the pineapple juice was great as well. They took too long bringing our cheque but wasn't a big deal.
This is our third time to MINT in three years. Our annual NYC trip. Nice variety of menu, spicey through not. Saag Ghosht was medium spicey and wonderful. Wife liked the Chicken Briyani but it was too much food. Friend had the Sea Bass, which was perfecectly done and not so spicey. Shrimp in Saffron was the biggest disappaointment - she expected it to be more spicey, the flavor was good, just mild. Kids had never had Indian. Chicken Tika Marsala was a hit, as well as the Mint Rice. All in all a great meal.
A nice business meeting lunch place, had dinner here.... I'd recommend theenu vjoicdst instead of the lunch buffet though, as the chicken Marsala, goat curry was dry and the raita, yellow dal were a little too pureed for my taste...guess the extend the buffet....