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MINT

3.7
465 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 11:45 AM - 11:30 PM Saturday - Friday 11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
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Phone number
(212) 644-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gary Sikka
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Private party facilities
Buy Out Available. For Details call Chef Gary
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Private party contact
Gary Sikka: (917) 208-4027
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Catering
Private Catering Available. Please Call for Call
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Ave & Lexington Ave
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Parking details
Validated Parking Next Door. $20 for 3 hrs.
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Public transit
E,V train @ 53rd/Lex 6 train @ 51st Street
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Special events & promotions
Private Events Available. Please Call
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.5
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on October 25, 2014

This was our second time in NYC and our second time to The Mint. Just as good second time around. Would highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2014

It's difficult to have such bad service when you go somewhere for a buffet, but our waiter was rude and would not allow me to use my $20 Open Table gift certificate even though our tab (lunch for two) came out to more than $20. The food was, as always, quite good, and, otherwise, Mint is a great place for lunch in Midtown East. The service needs work though.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2014

Cold food and nice ambiance. Would definitely return on another occasion.

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2.0Dined on October 9, 2014

The crab cake had more crust than crab, the cauliflower was uninspired, the lamb curry was pretty good and the lamb chops were the best. The service was so condescending we had to call the manager. Waiter #2 was far more accommodating. It wasn't awful but for the price there are better places nearby like Tulsi.

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1.0Dined on September 18, 2014

With so many great Indian restaurants in the City, I would never go back to Mint.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2014

We came for the ever juicy chicken malai kebab appetizer and tried the saffron shrimp, which was also wonderful: aromatic, slightly sweet.
This restauarant serves the most pleasing Indian food in town, but it doesn't get enough praise. Go!

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3.0Dined on August 30, 2014

With all the great Indian restaurants in NYC, this one is OK but could be much better. The facility is fine and the food is good but not top notch. The problem is the service. Don't get me wrong, the service people are quite friendly and pleasant; but they are quite disorganized. They seem to be trying to figure out the bill (billed extra for items not purchased but recommended by the waiter-Groupon not credited even when presented at time of service). We had to get the waiter's attention a number of times.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2014

A serious cut above the norm, with lots of dishes I haven't seen elsewhere. Great for a date who'd like to try quality Indian food, without worrying about an upset stomach later.

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4.0Dined on August 15, 2014

This was my first time at Mint. I must admit after reading some reviews I was concerned about the service. But the service was friendly and very good. The food was gerat, and I will be back.

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2014

This is my one and only bad experience throughout my many years with Open Table. We had to wait 20 minutes to be seated, because the floor was wet (?) and the food wasn't ready. Once we finally got to eat there were lots of waiters going back and forth, except that they never stopped at any table including ours. Makes you wonder what else is going on there. The food was without flavor. It not only lacked any spiciness, it didn't have any of the lovely complex flavors Indian cuisine has to offer. Don't go there!!!

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2014

Beautiful place but they need to get their act together. Took forever to be seated and they did not care that we had a reservation (didn't ask our name) because it was not crowded. But still we had to wait a long time to be seated. We were in the restaurant an hour before we had food. You think they would have brought the papadun at least that we ordered (which was excellent).

Tandoori chicken tasted mushy. Cauliflower was good though heavy handed tomato sauce (maybe from a jar?). Okra was good, as was the lamb. The naan and rosti (whole wheat naan) were great. Don't bother with the chocolate moltan lava desert.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2014

I went for a dinner with my friends. The food was "OK", but the service was lousy. Didn't enjoy / Not worth the time and money you spend going there.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2014

Me and my boyfriend loves the food and also the service was great and attentive.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2014

When we arrived it was pretty empty. We realized because they close around 1130/12. The waiters were a little difficult to understand but was able to order everything perfectly from the restaurant week prefix menu. The bottle of Riesling we ordered was great. Not dry with a little hint of sweetness. Towards the end we felt a bit rushed because they were trying to close up. So we hurried our dessert and the rest of our drink and headed out. Overall the food was great. Service was good but could do with some improvement.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2014

Nice appearance. Went for lunch buffet...convenient location. Decent Indian food...there is better in the duty..but go there because of location.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2014

I went to Mint while here in NYC with my friend. We made reservations but we ran a little late because the restaurant was full so the waiter told us to have some drinks at the bar. We had a delicious lychee martini & the bartender friendly. When we got a table it was pretty small but we had no choice. Our waiter Dhinesh came to the table and we asked what are some popular dishes. He explained about the prefix menu which includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. The food was excellent. We ordered the malabar shrimp which came with basmati rice and naan. It was delicious and finally the dessert was kheer. This is a great place to eat. The waiter was quick and the atmosphere was enjoyable.

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2014

The food was bland. Service not great, not even a host when we got there.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2014

The food was traditional Indian cuisine, with a good choice for restaurant week. The chef made sure our dishes were the requested level of spice.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2014

We really enjoyed the food but the service left quite a bit to be desired. Our reservation was a 7pm. First, nobody was at the door to greet us at the front door (where there is a computer/phone, etc) so after waiting 5 minutes we wandered back and the bartender pointed us to a waiter who sat us. Another 5-10 min later we were finally greeted by the waiter who barely took any time to help us overall. We had a couple questions when order (which is the best lamb dish, etc) and he answered too quickly and hard to understand so we just nodded at the suggestion hoping for the best. The food was excellent, I have to say. But our 3 main courses came w/o rice and no prompting by the waiting that we should consider ordering rice.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2014

What an amazing night for my daughter's birthday!!! Food was amazing, drinks were amazing, service was SUPERB!!!!!! Can't wait to try again

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2.0Dined on July 24, 2014

The choices for restaurant week menu. First they did not include certain items that their website said their RW menu. 2nd their site quoted $17, not $25. Nothing to write home about

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2014

My friend and I went here on a Thursday night. The place was relatively empty - about 8-9 tables were being served. The food was very good and nicely prepared. However, the service needs work. I did not see any of the service staff interested in keeping the guests satisfied or providing timely service. We had to wait at least 15 minutes to get the check and then had to go to the cashier to expedite our request. It was very strange as they had a significant number of service staff working that night. My recommendation to the owner would be retrain the service staff so that have a better idea of service. It is a shame because the restaurant ambiance is great - lots of potential.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2014

The atmosphere of the place had a real cool vibe. The service was great too. The drinks were a little too strong and the prices were too high. My overall experience was good.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2014

The food is pretty average. There is nothing extraordinary about it except for the price!
A la Carte is way too expensive!!! I paid $75 for the lunch for just 2 ppl without having any kind of alcohol.
There is no way the food can justify the prices they charge!

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2014

Good food and service. I was staying at the Marriott Lexington Ave in NYC and this is just around the corner. Happy hour available. Dinner was delicious and service was great. Very helpful if you are not familiar with Indian Food. I would return again.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2014

Gourmet. Had the Saffron Shrimp which were the size of small lobsters and sooooo delicious!
Can't wait to dine at Mint again.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2014

This restaurant was great. The food was very tasty, great flavors. The service was great as was the ambiance. I would definitely return and recommend!

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2014

They stick in service charges into your bill which can add 30 % to the bill

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2.0Dined on May 22, 2014

Lukewarm food, erratic Indian dishes with too much cardomon, hated being charged 18% gratuity fee when there was two - not six of us - but nice waiter...sad...;(

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2014

Good taste and variety of food items. We enjoyed this place.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2014

The food we ordered was good: tandoor lamb chops, saag paneer, chana masala and a couple of naans and I did enjoy the Lychee martini. But even with a Groupon, this was expensive. I dont mind paying for quality and usually withGroupons I always walk away feeling like I got a great deal. But to order 3 entress and not have them come with any rice is ridiculous and petty. I had a nice time and we had good service and if I worked in the area I would give the lunch buffet a try or the dinner take out. I also noticed a prix fix dinner which looked like a better deal but you could not use the Groupon for that. I live in Westchester and would rather go to Chutney Masala in Irvington for high quality Indian food with good service and nice ambiance

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2014

We had an early dinner when the restaurant was very quiet. The service was attentive and appropriate, not intrusive to our conversation. We ordered two appetizers, a lamb kabob and crab cakes, and for dinner I had saag chana and a mixed vegetable dish in a creamy cashew sauce, while my companion had the sea bass. All were delicious. I look forward to another visit.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2014

I should have followed the reviews "don't go". It was like paying for a bad movie we should have walked out on. It was like they wanted to be a hip club/ dining experience when in fact it failed in both.
Every other Indian restaurant I've been to asks the degree of spicyness I'd like. So the spice rating was too high for my taste. To their credit they did make us another dish. The garlic naan had too much garlic and salt, the flavor of the bread was lost.
There wine list was lacking at best and then after ordering two different bottles ( on the menu, not in stock) we settled for a more expensive poor quality cab. Should have stuck with water.
I won't be putting this on my list of restaurants to go to again.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2014

I wanted to have an open mind after reading the reviews before I went (because they weren't so good). I went to the location in Queens before and It was very good. I had service at the bar first & then moved on to dinner. The bartender was really nice. The problem was, the service was so slow. I sat down with my guest, and I saw that my neighboring table had been sitting down prior to me for quite some time as well, and they still didn't have orders in front of them. I turned over to these strangers to ask if they have even had the chance to place their order yet. They said no in calm, yet still frustration. I got up from my table and went to find my waiter and my neighbors waiter. I finally got the waiters. Slow Service But Loved Ambiance.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2014

i would not recommend this restaurant to others because there are too many great restaurants in nyc to go to an OK on

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2014

Loved the lunch. Great mix of taste, price, and atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2014

We wanted to try Indian food for Restaurant Week. Even though the food was good, we both felt that it was missing something but we weren't sure what. I will admit that I might be biased because my friend is Indian and she wasn't too pleased with her food. For me- it wasn't as spicy as I would have liked but I thought it was okay since it was catered to an American crowd.

I will say that the decor was beautiful and the dishes were plated wonderfully.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2014

The Dal Makhani was not the rich dark brown like in India and the chicken korma could have been a little zestier, but the Bhindi and nan were delicious. The place is well appointed and pleasing to the senses, but there are no Indian accents. Service was attentive. I would go again.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2014

I had a wonderful experience at mint and the food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. However I had a groupon for $160 and they only let me use $80. I tried talking to the guy and explaining my situation but he just didn't seem to care, so if you have a groupon, make sure you show them it before you order. Other than that, this is a fine and vibrant lounge.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2014

This is a great lunch spot. The food/service is great. The staff doesn't rush you. We were there for 2 hours. If you are looking for a good Indian restaurant in Midtown, this is it!

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