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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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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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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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3.7  based 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 24, 2016

We booked a table for dinner. The food was very good. We would recommend this restaurant.

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vipHCPE (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Great meal(tikka masala / lamb bryanni), attentive staff and atmosphere...Highly recommend.

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erthnyc (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

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..............

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

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.

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Live2Eat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2016

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2016

The food was amazing and atmosphere was nice.

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vipALPS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2016

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.

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vipLSK1 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2016

very dusappointing buffet lunch, after having previously enjoyed two from-the-kitchen lunches.

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DSara (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2015

What a lovely evening with excellent food. Was very affordable and great service.

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vipredraider (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2015

Good Indian Food. Hidden from the main street NYC locations. Good service and good food. Will go back when in NYC next.

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vipKimball (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2015

Everything we ordered was delicious. The unique combination of spices enhanced the flavor in each dish we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2015

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2015

excellent indian food; attentive staff and large menu selection

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vipgoodfood2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2015

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.

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vipJudyDoody (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

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.

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joej (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 1, 2015

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.

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vipCharleyT (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 30, 2015

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.

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vipWyndon (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2015

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.

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Monk (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 15, 2015

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.

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JRoud (Western NC)
3.0  Dined on August 3, 2015

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.

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vipSusan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2015

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 .

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FrequentIndianDiner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

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.

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Bdaydiner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 9, 2015

Indifferent service and food. Our order was confused and they were unwilling to make a correction.

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vipKimball (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 7, 2015

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.

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vipdelicious (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2015

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.

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vip2marvelous (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2015

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!

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LIfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2015

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.

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nlcasper (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2015

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.

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