Not worth the Trip.
We drove up from Homestead because we were told mint leaf had good quality indian food and good service! so we made the trip!
The food was not good at all! The naan came out burnt and the Lamb tasted old too! Even the shrimp was still a bit cold in the center and yet we were told by the young girl who served us that the seafood was not frozen but it was! I could tell! The advertisement said they had master chefs from india working there??!! I dont think so!
I hate being served bad food but worst of all I hate being lied to! I believe her name was Jenny! She was so rude to us and she took forever to come back to our table with our drinks and papadams/ chutney! She spent like an hour in the kitchen and kept coming out empty handed and my husband was hungry too!
After our bad meal, I realized why Jenny was so slow to serve her tables.. As i went down the hall to to use the ladies room, I saw her making out with one of the chefs in the back! She was more interested in Kissing the cooks rather than serving her tables and making money!
I WILL NEVER GO BACK! SHE IS NOT PROFESSIONAL AND SHE SHOULD NOT BE WORKING THERE! POINT BLANK!
I am only writing this review because I hate being lied to and that girl lied to us and it really got under my skin! its not her restaurant, she could of just told us the seafood was frozen or not fresh and i would of ordered something else and still tipped her good! But she tried to sell us on the expensive Jhinga dish and of course we got Jhinga'ed' out of our money! Thank you!
Worst restaurant i've ever been to!.
Quite possibly the worst Indian restaurant I've ever been to! I cant believe the attitude the servers gave us and the manner in which we were treated! We will never eat at Mint Leaf again! Not up to par and very expensive!
The servers act like they are doing us a favor or something! The light skinned Spanish girl was our server. At the beginning she was nice but as the night went on she became very curt and rude with us! She also smelled like old clothes! She needs to wash that uniform of hers! If your having a bad day, please don't take it out on the customers! All she did was talk to the other employees and kept checking her phone every 5 sec's! Not professional at all! We didn't catch her name but we did catch the name of another server who came by.. Patrick! He was the most incompetent server ever! He didn't not know what he was talking about and on top he smelled like an ash tray! Management has to control the employee smoking! If he smells like smoke, then he probably did not wash his hands!
So we ordered butter chicken, palak paneer and a garlic Nan! The butter chicken tasted like it was cooked 3 days prior and was just reheated for us in the microwave! I know what real butter chicken is supposed to taste like and that was old reheated food! The palak paneer tasted stale and old as well! The paneer must have been made from old milk or left outside carelessly and it went bad, yet they still served it to us! Master Chefs? I think not! The garlic Nan was the only thing that tasted good so I'll give them that!
We did not dare to try desserts because after the pathetic meal, I used the rest room to wash up and I witnessed roaches crawling all over the floor and on the sink! I was so disgusted that I almost vomited! That's is horrible and nasty and so that is why we did not DARE try any desserts!
They need to hire better people that can communicate English and people who have the knowledge of the cuisine! Mint Leaf portrays themselves as a professional high class restaurant with their nice linen and fancy glass ware but the food and service just don't match! Not to mention the roach infestation! I will not be spending my money at Mint Leaf Restaurant/Roach motel ever again! Disgusting!!!
This restaurant knocks my socks off!.
I work up the street and decided to try it about two months ago and have not been able to stay away since. Everything I've tried off the menu has blown me away, both in terms of flavor, quality and presentation.
Restaurants in Miami tend to be mediocre at best in terms of quality and price, but not Mint Leaf. It's not the cheapest Indian food around (I have to agree with the other reviewer who said the rice is too expensive), but you certainly get a good value for your money.
The freshly made Naan bread is the best I've had. The lamb stew and coconut rice are also delicious. When I'm in a hurry I like to order the vegetarian box lunch for takeout, which comes with eight little containers, each filled with a different Indian delicacy. My husband and I went there for our Valentine's Day dinner and he loved it too!
Tasty. I actually like the food at Mind leaf. The staff was ok, and the was decent. I'll visit again
DELICIOUS FOOD AND POLITE SERVICE.
I have been to Mint Leaf many times over the past year and have throughly enjoyed the most authentic freshly prepared Indian food south of NY...without a doubt. They use the best ingredients from the imported herbs/spices to the tender spring lamb and it shows in the end result. Try the marinated lamb chops (they just melt in your mouth) or the Chicken Biriyani (an Indian chicken Paella) or some their many vegetarian appetizers which have never been seen in Florida before.
In the beginning their service was bad while they were still new but recently it seems to be getting better and better every time I go. The restaurant is modern and classy and an ideal place to entertain and see some very well healed crowd.
To conclude, excellent food, improving service and lovely pleasant restaurant, what else could one ask for, its a quality product! Congratulations to them as they are opening a second branch in Brickell!!!
average food, inexperienced servers, expensive!. the restaurant is nice, the servers were friendly but inexperienced and makes it harder for people going there for the first time. the food is average nothing out of this world, spicy, and it is expensive for the food that you get. overall i will never go there again.
Worst Indian Restaurant on the PLANET!!!. I wish we hadn't spent our money at Mint Leaf! For the rude attitude they gave us and the non existent service we could have just gone somewhere else and spend our money! Plus they are so expensive! They charge for papadam and chutney too! It was horrible! I will NEVER go back to mint leaf! >=O
Worst India Restaurant in Miami by far. OMG! Some people on this review board have said that Mint Leaf is good or the best indian restaurant? Are you kidding me!!! They treated us like we were at some fast food joint! The food was delayed and then when it came it was horrible! My glass of Merlot never showed up and my friends beer came after a 15 min wait and his frosted glass was just wet, no frost! They were never around to give us service but once they gave us the bill, they all decided to hawk us down like volchers waiting for us to pay! We hadn't ever gotten up yet before the waiter began to clean our table and take our water glasses away! I will never go back to Mint Leaf! They are HORRIBLE! Dont Wast your Money PLEASE!
Dont Eat Here Bad Service Bad Food Nasty Owner. We ate at mint leaf on many occasions and the place seemed like it was a good restaurant from the outside but the service was slow the food was of the lowest quality possible the drinks overpriced the ice tea has no refills which is completely ridiculous considering all restaurants have refills on ice tea, the food is not fresh at all the last time we ate here we took some food to go and the riatha was spoiled and made my wife sick and i asked the waiter to tell management to call me back and they could not even have the curtsy to call back, the place had insects in the bathroom but i didn't say anything to the management because they were too busy trying to seat people and the place was over packed, lack of service because they are completely understaffed, the waiters were like it will be a minute for the food but it was over an hour, the chefs don't seem to have any hygiene because i saw one guy with long hair and no hat on his head which is kind of weird considering everywhere in miami they are required to have a hat so hair does not come in the food, the owner seams like a nice man but to charge for papad chutney and things like that it is ridiculous i personally think that indian palate or house of india is better the service is great the food is fresh and they don't charge for the ridiculous things plus in indian palate there is more privacy if you would like some instead of being packed into a over crowed restaurant and their buffet beats the lunch thalis that mint leaf has for about the same price if you ask me i would rather eat there than some very old food from mint leaf where you might get sick at least it is fresh and worth my money
The food was very average. Ridiculous prices. They charged us for Papad and chutney!! We asked for some cut onions and lime. They said they could not do that and we have to order 'onion salad' which was exactly the same. What Indian restaurant does that? Its like charging the guests for olive oil in an Italian restaurant!!! The service was terrible. My husband ordered a beer. Nothing came for 10 mins. We had to remind them of it and still they took 7 more mins to bring it. Same with the glass of wine I ordered.
I wont go again.
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