I love Minton's because of the amazing live performances. The drinks are also really good! However, this time I went I found that their menu changed and was rather plain. Their apps look great so I think next time we'll go for drinks and share a bunch of apps as the main plates were just okay for the price. I would still come back because I love the ambiance and the live performances!
Amazing place with great service and fantastic music! I’m not easy to please but job well done!
This was a great place to hang out for any occasion, my friend enjoyed his birthday, live jazz music n the food was excellent
We came for our anniversary dinner on a Friday night at 6:45 and the place was not packed (maybe people were still recovering from Valentine’s Day) but ambiance was great, very romantic and elegant without feeling stuffy or pretentious. The waitstaff was amazing. Everyone was super friendly and personable, from the hostess to the gentlemen pouring our water. And it was a young staff too, very professional and had great recommendations for food. We had the restaurant week prixe fix, which came with appetizer, entree and dessert. I got the salad (delicious), skirt steak (perfectly cooked though I wouldn’t have been upset if it was slightly bigger) with asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes (buttery and delicious but not garlicky enough for me, and the tres leches (tasty but a tad on the sweet side). My fiancé got the empanadas (very tasty, I wish we had more), the salmon with grilled shrimp (cooked to perfection, perfect seasoning and best value in my opinion) and the brownie a la mode (warm, gooey and delicious, wish I ordered it). All in all a great value for $42 prixe fix price. Live jazz music was great. $15 cover added to your bill but totally worth it and a much better value than some of the seedier jazz bars with higher covers and not as nice ambiance. Would definitely go back again.
(Valentine's Day Review) A+++ from food, drinks, services...and THE MUSIC! I've never been to Minton's and of course I am going to head back...loved it all!
Perfect place for a date. The service was great. The live music was a lot of fun. The food was good. I would go back again!
Really noche place, good menu, really good live music, totaly recomended for someone looking for live jazz performances.
Amazing music! AMAZING food!!!
Best in Harlem!!
Have been here on 3 different occassions.
Food is pricey, but delicious! Our bill (for 2) fluctuates $220-250 (before tip)
Enjoyed the live jazz, yet sets are pretty short for a 15$ per person surcharge (+2 drink/food minimum).
Service is slow and inattentive.
Wait staff don't seem knowledgeable of their food items and cocktails.
There's lots of room for improvement in customer service.
Pros: Great food, ambiance, complimentary coat check
Cons: Poor service, high prices
We arrived and were seat quickly however, the placement was not the best for our party of 10 especially when we made reservations. The band and ambiance was really nice. We ordered our food and it took more than 1 hour to be brought out to us. Others seated after we arrived and ordered were served their food before we received our food. We asked for the manager, they sent us the hostess who lied about being the manager. She explained they were overwhelmed with the high customer traffic which caused delays with us receiving our food. We informed her we witnessed another party received their food and we placed our order before they arrived. She told us she would speak with the owner to see what she could do. We never spoke with the owner or manager and the hostess never willing returned to our table. The bill arrived, the $15 live band cover was included in the bill which forced you to pay the 20% gratuity towards the band cover. Overall, we would not revisit this restaurant nor would we recommend this restaurant to anyone. We all came to the conclusion, the band cover and gratuity are guaranteed so there wasn’t a need for Mintons Playhouse employees to provide great Customer Service. We informed The employees how displeased we were and would surely write a review on the poor service received. No one seemed to care or even attempt to persuade or, accommodate us. We left upset, frustrated and very dissatisfied.
The jazz show was excellent . The restaurant was disgusting. Had to wait forever for waiter to appetizer. Big mistake! We had to wait again indefinitely before they finally brought the main courses out again. I ordered lamb chops medium rare. They came out somewhere between well dine and burnt. At this point it was almost showtime at the jazz club so I shoved the over cooked lamb chops down, paid the bill and headed to the jazz club. The show was excellent. We ordered dessert at the jazz club which was ordinary at best with ice cream on the side which was a tiny half melted scoop. No decaf cappuccino. Regular cappuccino came out lukewarm and had to be sent back. In conclusion, I suggest going for the show but definitely eating elsewhere.take drink order and then even longer for him to bring the drinks. We ate in the adjacent restaurant and advised waiter that we would like to be done in an hour and a half to go next door to see the jazz show. Finally, they bring our food; appetizer and main courses all at the same time. They took the main course back to the kitchen to keep it warm while we ate the
We live in the neighborhood and had been wanting to go to Minton's for a while. The vegetarian lasagna was good but specially the music and the service were amazing. The space is very cool, perfect for a date night.
Great music and food. A little pricey in that they have a mandatory drink fee, which they charged, so we got another. Very pleasant.
The strip steak came out and I laughed so hard that I literally cried LOL. The salmon was pretty good but the overall food portions were ridiculous for what we were charged. Where are we eating once we leave here??? I had a headache when I left smh. Never, ever, ever again.
Out of town guest enjoyed the jazz.
Soup, Lasagna and after dinner coffee was not hot although they were eager to re-heat (not a pleasant experience) for my friends. Overall it was a good evening.