Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge

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53 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge is a boutique restaurant and lounge ready to wow guests as they walk through the door; pushing trends and boundaries and invoking all senses. Our team is dynamic and friendly with a passion for entertaining and great food. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service, anticipating guests’ wants and needs and providing unmatched client experiences. The design and image of Minta is all about being fresh, clean, natural and beautiful with subtle hints of sophistication. Our product is top notch, yet approachable and inviting.
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SueB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived at Minta for dinner they were closed. Door was locked. Very disappointing and unacceptable. Even received an Open Table confirmation.

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SandraS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

How you guys accepting reservation when the restaurant closed in March 2020?

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CatherineP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation, the doors were locked when we arrived. Lights were on inside, there was a kid sitting at a booth, but no one else in sight despite there being a sign on the door saying NOW OPEN and hours posted, which our reservation was during and we even had a reservation confirmation. We did not get a reservation cancellation notice or anything. Very disappointed.

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KanaeO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED. We dressed up and drove out in a middle of a snow storm for nothing. We didn’t get any info or cancellation from the restaurant and this app. It was crappy and disappointing

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vipAnnaK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed when we arrived!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Valentines day experience was terrible. Hours are wrong. Rsvp at 10 n they were closed

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NazarD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have reserved table at Valentine’s Day and when we came ,restaurant was close!

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ChadN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Open table took our reservation but when we arrivedthe restaurant was closed.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Minta is closed. I was able to book a reservation on open table - but the restaurant is closed. We showed up for our 7pm reservation to find the restaurant dark and closed up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This experience was terrible. The restaurant took my reservation but it was completely closed. When I got there, the lights were off and the doors were locked.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE, I took an Uber there with my boyfriend and it was closed.

Super upset with open table and the restaurant because it was a far Uber for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was awful! We sat there for 15 minutes and no one came to our table. Not for water or even to say they would be with us soon. We left after 15 minutes. Never going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Niko
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place for food and drinks before or after a movie. Steak was flavorful and cooked to the right temp! Loved the Deviled eggs appetizer, too!

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JansMagicalTravel
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While the restaurant has a somewhat eclectic menu, we thought everything was quite good. We had the beet salad, some sashimi and a California roll. I would definitely go back. If I have an issue, I would like to see more premium liquors and good mixology. This place should be bustling on a Friday night and it wasn't. Support this restaurant so it doesn't go out of business. We have too many "chain" restaurants in Mt. Prospect and this is a nice alternative.

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vipTravelQueen
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place probably won't last long. The food was a mix of Asian dishes, left over from the old E&O Restaurant and Eastern European. The two types of food don't go together at all. Over all the food tasted terrible. The sushi rolls were not good at all. Tasted old and fishy. Our main dishes seemed like they were par-cooked or warmed up in a microwave. The timing of everything coming out of the kitchen is very off. Everything came out cold or just warm. Nothing tasted freshly cooked at all. I watched my warm dessert sit while they made a crepe dish dessert. The bananas were too green so they had to substitute another fruit. Everything was just a mess. The service was very slow and sluggish. We had brought an out of town guest thinking it would be as good as the old E&O restaurant was and I was embarrassed this place was so bad. This place was empty on a Friday night. That should have been a sign to go somewhere else. Believe every bad review that was written here and avoid this place.

JB
vipJohnB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had been to this location several times before when it was E&O. Similar menu. Party in other room, so a bit loud, but it's holiday season so no big deal. Overall, really solid food and a good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers were good! Popcorn shrimp and kale salad were delicious but - do NOT get sushi! It’s pretty much like gas station sushi 😒

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

This restaurant is new so we want to try it. The last place had great sushi, this place advertises sushi it was horrible. We sent a roll back because it was so fishy. Never asked can we get you something else. The have a list of whiskey and beers did not have have what was on the list, very disappointing. Will never go back

MJ
vipMJRJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Unfortunately, our experience this past weekend was not the best (as much as we had high hopes as we had been frequent guests of E+O previously). Minta's menu seems to be much more limited than what E+O offered which was unexpected for such a nice, upscale restaurant. Additionally, our service was very, very slow - our waitress was not able to explain why certain menu items were not gluten free. Additionally, it took a very long time to prepare our food, and once it was ready, our entrees were not brought out simultaneously - my Mom had to wait an additional ten minutes for her sushi roll to be brought out, only to find out minutes later from the waitress that the wrong order was brought to her. Albeit, she did not charge us for the incorrect entree, and did eventually bring out the correct sushi roll, however after the long initial wait, this was just one more thing to add to the not-so-great experience.

Additionally, there was a private event taking place in the main dining area, whereby the music was extremely loud - so much so, we had to ask if the staff could close the door so that we could at least have a conversation with each other (as we literally could not hear each other over the loud music that was playing).

Overall, it seems that some training is needed for the staff which would improve things greatly. Additionally, the smaller, more-limited menu was disappointing unfortunately; hopefully the restaurant can expand upon this in the future.

I do not mean for this to be a complaint-filled review by any means - just wanted to provide constructive feedback as we truly enjoyed frequently visiting E+O in the past, and had high expectations for Minta, whereby we just don't feel Minta lived up to the previously set expectations. Hopefully after a few more months, the kinks will be worked out. Hope this feedback is useful in the meantime. Thank you.

Marvin Isling

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vipChadL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minta was great. The clam chowder was excellent, as was the pineapple-carrot cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Kale salad was good. Sushi had too much mayo. Desert Crapes cold n tasteless. Will not return but won’t be in business long

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vipLovetheviews
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We read the many bad reviews of Minta and we hesitated going at first. But we decided to be adventurous and give it a try. So glad we did.

The place looks great. Very modern, clean and comfortable seating, although we did ask to be moved because the seat my date sat in as a wooden bench outside.

So, the food. I read and heard from many people in the area that the food is “different”, and it is.... which is fine by us. I’d describe the food middle eastern Asian fusion. We didn’t go too far outside our comfort zone our first time there but maybe we’ll dive into the rolls and kabobs another time.

The service was excellent and extremely attentive. The part owner came around and asked how everything is as a good owner should. I had one small complaint about a pasta dish. They immediately apologized and offered a free dessert. Unnecessary but a nice jester.

Considering where Minta is, in a rather affluent Chicago suburb, I can see where some people might be a little uncomfortable with the overall feel of the place. It does have a Middle Eastern feel to it which is unusual out here in the burbs. Especially when you see a majority of the clientele smoking kookah’s. Which didn’t bother us at all. Made it more fun looking at the various types of hookah’s.

Minta wasn’t crowded at all which is too bad. I think one of the other issues is that it doesn’t seem to be very kid friendly. Which is important out here in the burbs. We were there on a Saturday night so didn’t expect to see too many kids but we’ve walked past many time and often see the place mostly or half empty.

I would say give Minta a try and have an open mind. The food was good, the service was excellent and the ambience was yes, a little different but it was a great experience for us.

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Dawn
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was outstanding , getting the food took a little long but once we got it there was nothing to complain about

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a lovely day

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FriedaC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

When we came in on a Saturday night (7:00PM) there were hardly any people.
The menu is a hodgepodge of sushi and strange supposedly Eastern European dishes.
Absolutely nothing looked good enough to order.
We decided not to waste a beautiful Saturday night and left for another restaurant.
It is a shame that such a beautiful place with a wonderful outdoor seating is being wasted.

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Dinerfan27
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

I was excited to go to this restaurant that has a mix of European and American cuisine but was so disappointed after ordering basic and my favorite arugula and beet salad.... It seems like chef didn't really care what to put in this salad to create a right taste . I called it "lazy" cooking. The salad was terrible. Never get back there again. Other food was the same. Over-dried or under-cooked....

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vipUncleRando
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Minta is so bad that at a recent visit we walked out after finishing our appetizers, so disappointed with the experience. Our first clue should have been the fact that the restaurant was well over half empty on a Saturday night. That being said, service was still some of the worst I've experienced in years. The inattentive service continued throughout our visit. Now, I can understand a little if there are not enough serving staff, but this was not the issue. There were plenty. Every step of the meal was marked by inattentive service. A good 10 minutes before even a drink order was taken. A good ten minutes after that for it to arrive. Never another ask for drinks. The menu, while maintaining a lot of the same format and dishes as E&O, came with a supplementary menu with Polish food items. Feeling adventurous, we ordered a couple of our favorites and tried the pierogis. Of course the wait was again untenable with food clearly on the warming table while servers seemed clueless or unwilling to actually see what was theirs (we saw our server on his cell phone). The favorites came and of course they were lukewarm at best. The pierogis, and I'm not exaggerating, had 2 of the 6 with missing fillings. Cutting our losses, we promptly left after that. Avoid.

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LauraD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. And a whole new experience for after dinner hookah.

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Tudor
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food is delicious. !!!!

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PhillipG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Unfortunately when I arrived I was informed that the main dining room was being utilized for a private party so we had to sit in the bar area. To add to this the restrooms were in the main dining hall so both my date and I had to meander through the party to use the restroom passing the DJ and photographer for the event, it was embarrassing to say the least. The server had good recommendations and the food presented well and tasted good. So I will have to come back to give them another try.

MB
vipMaggieB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The Brussel sprout kale salad is the most amazing thing you will ever put in your mouth. We are never disappointed when we eat here. We leave full and happy and enjoy all of the various menu items. We celebrated my boyfriends birthday here two years in a row because we love it so much! Can’t go wrong with Minta!

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vipWayneB
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always great, drinks are always slow, order was wrong but was so good i did not care!

Improve the speed of cocktails and its a winner!!

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EwaL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, but they need to learn to be more friendly and chatty with customers.

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vipHarriet
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and presentation was delightful. Wine was very enjoyable. Loved the jazz singer in Sunday evening.

Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge
Responded on June 26, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We will be having Jazz night every Sunday and we hope you come back and see us soon.

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vipMelissaW
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was beyond slow. It was the slowest service I’ve ever received after dining out for over 40 years.

Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to our restaurant. We are sorry to hear that your experience fell short of both your expectations, and ours. Thank you again and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon to give you the experience you deserve.

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DavidB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A nice refurbish of it's previous establishment. Some of the favorites are still on the menu.

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DemetraF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Service was great! Nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!! Sushi was fresh and the Brussel salad was AMAZING!!!! Our server Paulina was attentive and friendly. Great place, we will definitely be back!!!

Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge
Responded on May 31, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon.

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TMRH
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit back to the new Minta was very positive! Not only was the food quality excellent so was the service. Will definitely come back and share the experience with my friends...Cheers

Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge
Responded on May 29, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon.

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FAQs

Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 749-0307.

Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge is rated 2 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.