Mint Brings Elegant Indian Dining To Garden City

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Mint Restaurant & Lounge

1 Ring Rd W
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 307-8677

About 1/2 hour to 45 minutes by car.


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At the incredibly beautiful Mint restaurant in garden city, owner/chef Gary Sikka has created an impressive regional Indian menu, featuring an eclectic selection of classic, regional Indian dishes, refined and updated with a modern flair. 

In addition, his menu showcases a variety of regional Indian seafood and vegetarian specialty dishes. 

This Indian/cum/Asia/European fusion restaurant offers a clubby Bollywood  atmosphere and an exotic escape from the rush of Manhattan. It is located near the Roosevelt Field shopping mall. Downstairs, one enters through large glass doors and view of a grand staircase and waterfall. To the right of the entrance, the the inviting bar with lounges and club chars awaits you. The main dining room is a burst of colors on a palate of red and affords comfortable and spacious seating. The rooftop must be seen to be believed and on our visit was closed for one of its many private parties.

An offspring of  one of New York’s finest Indian restaurants, Mint in Manhattan, one has high expectations for the kitchen’s prowess and Mint Garden City delivers, albeit in a different mode than it Manhattan sibling.

For appetizers, don’t miss the fabulous fresh corn soup; perfectly prepared, mango grilled scallops, Jhinga Balchao, a Goan Specialty, Shrimps in a spicy pickled sauce,  outstanding Cauliflower prepared in a flavorful tomato-garlic sauce and delicious Chicken Malai Kabab, Cubes of chicken marinated with herbs and spices and ideally grilled. Of course there are traditional  Samosa, Crispy turnovers filled with seasoned ground chicken and numerous selections from Thailand and Asia.

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All breads are excellent, especially rosemary and garlic nan, and one of the fine rice creations is mandatory, as well as a variety of chutney, Suggested main courses arrive traditionally to be shared or contemporarily plated. Favorites include tender lamb in coconut and mint, elegant Lamb Chop, Rack of lamb served with mashed potatoes, mix greens and mint chutney , Or try Goan fish curry, Goat Rogan Josh, Goat meat marinated with yogurt and cooked in a onion sauce Seafood, including lobster, and just about anything on the extensive menu. Desserts  range from the Indian kulfi (homemade ice cream) to refreshing plays on Western classics.

There is a short wine and beer list and a page of excellent cocktails: the honey, mint Jack Daniels Mohito is fantastic. Service is attentive and efficient.

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Mint Garden City features different dining options and is perfect for private parties. With its gorgeous roof top, a mezzanine level, colorful dining room, lounge, and an lovely outdoor patio. you will experience the same incredible gourmet dining and fine wine whatever venue you choose at Mint, 1 Ring Road, Garden City,  one of New York’s true Indian gems.


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Pre – Fix Chef Special $35 (Excludes Tax & Gratuity)

Choice of One Glass of Red / White Wine or Beer
First Course – ( Choice Of One )
Soup of the Day
House Salad
Second Course – ( Choice of One )
Masala Pao
Vegetable Samosa
Lasooni Gobi
Chili Chicken
Mint Chicken
Lamb Seekh Kebab
Jhinga Balchao
Third Course – ( Choice of One, Pre Plated )
Tandoori Vegetables ( served w. Rice, Daal & Naan )
Paneer Tikka Masala ( served w. Rice, Daal & Naan )
Chicken Xacutti ( served w. Assorted Vegetables, Rice & Naan )
Chicken Jalfrezi ( served w. Assorted Vegetables, Rice & Naan )
Chili Lamb ( served w. Assorted Vegetables, Rice & Naan )
Shrimp Tikka Masala (served w. Assorted Vegetables, Rice & Naan)
Chicken/Lamb/Goat/Shrimp Biryani (served w. Cucumber Raita & Daal)

Dinner A La Carte

Bombay Masala Pao $7
A special blend of tomato, herbs and spices served on bread
Vegetable Samosa $7
Crispy turnover filled with potatoes and peas
Bhel Poori  $7
Rice puffs, cubed potatoes and spices in a tangy tamarind
Lasooni Gobi $8
Cauliflower prepared in a flavorful tomato-garlic sauce
Papri Chat $8
Crispy fried dough wafers and potatoes topped with
chutney and spices
Aloo Methi Tikki $9
Spicy potato fenugreek cakes, served with
chickpeas, tamarind and mint chutney
Sabzi Mewa Seekh $10
Tandoori skewers of mixed ground vegetables
and dried fruits
Paneer Pakora $10
Deep fried Indian cottage cheese served mint chutney
Chicken Samosa $10
Crispy turnovers filled with seasoned ground
Chicken Malai Kabab $12
Cubes of chicken marinated with herbs and spices
Chicken Seekh Kabab $12
Tandoori skewers of Ground chicken seasoned
with herbs and spices
Lamb Seekh Kabab $14
Tandoori skewers of Ground lamb seasoned
with herbs and spices
Jhinga Balchao $12
A Goan Specialty, Shrimps in a spicy pickled sauce
Grilled Scallops $14
Scallops served on a bed of tomato chutney and Indian
Chilly Fish $14
Spicy fish tossed in bell pepper, herbs and spices
Crab Cake $14
Prepared with crab meat, milk, eggs and spices
Tomato Soup $6
Black peppercorn and garlic flavored tomato soup
Mulligatawny Soup $6
Traditional Indian lentil soup
Mushroom / Broccoli Soup $8
Soup cream of Broccoli or Mushroom
Chicken Yakhni Soup $10
A Kashmiri aromatic & flavorful clear soup
Shrimp Tomato Soup $10
Shrimp in Black peppercorn and garlic flavored tomato
Subjiiyo Ke Bagh Se
Organic Green Salad $7
Assorted field greens and sweet peppers tossed in balsamic
and olive oil
Corn Salad $7
Corn, chopped onions, cucumber and tomatoes with lemon
Aloo Chat Salad $7
Potatoes tossed in Indian spices & herbs
Chicken Tikka Salad $10
Chicken tikka and romaine lettuce dressed with honey
mustard sauce   

Lamb & Goat
Lamb Shahi Pasanda $22
Lamb cooked in a mild cashew sauce,
a Kashmir specialty
Lamb Dahiwala $22
Lamb cooked in a rich yogurt based curry, with a touch of
onions and dried fenugreek seeds
Lamb Vindaloo $22
A Goan specialty, lamb cooked in a fiery sauce of whole
red chili paste, and malt vinegar
Lamb Saag $22
Lamb cooked with healthy spinach, fenugreek and Indian
Lamb Nilgiri $24
Lamb cooked in mint and coconut, served with lemon rice
Chili Lamb $24
Lamb cooked with peppers and chilies in onion and tomato
sauce, served with basmati rice
Saag Ghosht $22
Goat cooked with healthy spinach, fenugreek and Indian
Goat Rogan Josh $22
Goat meat marinated with yogurt and cooked in a onion
Samudra Pakad
Fish Tikka Masala $26
Cubes of fish cooked in a fenugreek flavored tomato sauce
Goan Fish $28
Seabass cooked with coconut coriander and cumin
Malabar Shrimp $28
Shrimp cooked with coconut milk and spices
Saffron Shrimp $29
Wine soaked tiger prawns cooked in saffron curry, served
with basmati rice
Lobster Masala $36
Lobster tail cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, served with
mint rice
Chicken Curry $19
Traditional  Indian chicken curry cooked in a rich onion
and tomato base
Chicken Tikka Masala $19
Cubes of tandoori chicken cooked in a fenugreek flavored
tomato sauce
Pepper Chicken $20
Chicken curry tempered with black pepper, curry leaves &
mustard seeds
Chicken Korma $20
Chicken is simmered in a creamy fragrant sauce with onion,
garlic, ginger and cashews
Kashmiri Chicken Kofta $20
Chicken meatballs cooked in a blend of tomato and onion
based curry
Chicken Saag $20
Chicken cooked with healthy spinach, fenugreek and Indian
Balti Chicken $20
Bone in chicken cooked in onion, tomato, ginger and
flavored Indian spices
Chicken Jalfrezi $23
Cubes of chicken cooked in a delightful spiced onion and
tomato curry, combined with pieces of fresh tomatoes,
onions and bell peppers, served with lemon rice
Chicken Xacutti $23
A Goan specialty, cooked in coconut, herbs, spices and
served with mint rice


Tandoor Specialties
Mint Chicken Tikka $20
Slivers of mint flavored chicken, served with mixed greens
Tandoori Chicken $22
Chicken marinated with yogurt, herbs and spices
Lamb Chops $28
Rack of lamb served with mashed potatoes, mix greens and
mint chutney
Tandoori Jhinga $28
Jumbo prawns, marinated with spices and yogurt
Wild Salmon $30
Salmon marinated in yogurt and spices, served with
mixed greens and vegetables
Wild Sea Bass $30
Fillet of sea bass coated with cilantro and mint, served with
grilled vegetables
Tandoori Fish Tikka $26
Cubes of basa fish marinated in yogurt and spices with a
subtle flavor of carom seeds
Tandoori Lobster $36
Lobster tail marinated with mild spices and royal cumio,
served with grilled vegetables
Paneer Shashlik $18
Chunks of delicately seasoned paneer skewered along with
bell pepper and perfectly seared
Tandoori Vegetables $18
Indian cottage cheese and assorted vegetables cooked to
perfection in the clayoven                                                                               
Diwan-e-Handi $16
Assorted vegetables, paneer, baby eggplant, cooked in
coconut, herbs, spices
Dum Aloo Gobi Mattar $16
Potatoes, Peas and cauliflower simmered in an onion
tomato sauce
Baingan Bharta $16
Roasted eggplant cooked in a delicious onion and tomato
Bhindi Do Pyaza $16
Okra sautéed with onion, tomato and mango powder
Ringna Bataka Nu Shak $16
Eggplant, potato and spinach prepared in a western Indian
Navratan Korma $16
Nine types of assorted vegetables cooked in a mild cashew
Saag with Chana/Paneer/Corn $16
Healthy spinach base sauteed with a choice of chickpea,
home made Indian cheese or corn
Mint Paneer $18
Indian home made cheese cooked in a mint based sauce
Paneer Makhni $18
Paneer cooked in a rich fenugreek flavored tomato sauce
Malai Kofta $18
Paneer dumplings in a rich cashew sauce
Channa Masala $14
A Punjabi specialty, chickpea cooked in tomato and onion
Yellow Tadka Dal $12
Yellow lentils and cooked with herbs and spices
Dal Makhni $14
A traditional Punjabi preparation of black lentil simmered
overnight on a slow fire with onion and garlic
Naan/Bread is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread. It is
one of the most popular varieties of South Asian
breads and it is considered the staple food
Roti $4
Whole wheat bread
Naan $4
White flour bread
Poori $5
Puffy whole wheat bread
Garlic Naan $5
Garlic flavored white flour bread
Rosemary Naan $5
Rosemary flavored white flour bread
Peshawari Naan $5
White flour bread stuffed with coconut, almonds,
raisins and cranberries
Keema Naan $8
White flour bread stuffed with minced lamb
Plain Paratha / Mint Paratha / Lacha Parantha $6
Plain or mint induced whole wheat bread
Ajwani Parantha $6
Carom seeds flavored whole wheat bread
Aaloo Paratha $6
Potato flavored whole wheat bread
Onion & Black Pepper Kulcha $6
White flour bread stuffed with onion and black pepper
Chicken Tikka & Cheddar Cheese Kulcha $7
White flour bread stuffed with shredded chicken
tikka and mild cheddar cheese


Biryani is a set of rice-based foods made with spices,
rice (usually basmati) and meat, fish, eggs or
vegetables. The name is derived from the Persian word
beryā(n) which means "fried" or "roasted"
Biryani was brought to the Indian Subcontinent by
Muslim travelers and merchants. Local variants of this
dish are not only popular in South Asia but also in
Arabia and within various Indian communities in
Western countries.
Vegetable Biryani $16
Lucknow Chicken Biryani $18
Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani $22
Amritsari Goat Biryani $22
Shrimp Biryani $28
Papadum $4
Mashed Potato $5
Cucumber Raita $5
Mint Raita $5
Plain Basmati Rice $6
Mint Rice $8
Lemon Rice $8
Tamarind Rice $8
Tomato Rice $8
Jeera Peas Pulao $8
Chutney is an Anglo-Indian loan word derived from
caṭnī, a term for a class of spicy preparations used as
an accompaniment for a main dish. Chutneys usually
contain an idiosyncratic but complementary spice and
vegetable mix.
Tomato Chutney $3
Eggplant Chutney $3
Mango Chutney $3
Combination Chutney Platter $6

Mint is a labor of love for owner/chef Gary Sikka, who takes great pride in bringing exemplary dining experience in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and exhilarating. Mint is defined as an aromatic refreshing herb that serves as a central ingredient in accompaniment sauces in Indo-Asian Cuisine. That can also be said of the restaurant that is its namesake.

Gary Sikka is a chef with 18 years of culinary experience. His goal is to create an Indo-Asian Fusion restaurant that celebrates foods from around the world. To achieve this goal, Gary has gathered various culinary talent who have the experience to deliver the industry’s finest cuisines.

Just as young American chefs have progressed American cuisine, Gary Sikka and his team’s dynamic culinary ideas bring to life the tastes and flavors so uniquely crafted that it spearheads an exciting fresh approach to Indo-Asian fusion cooking

There are different options available for Private Parties at MINT. A Gorgeous Roof Top, The Mezzanine Level, The intimate Dining Room, Lounge or the outdoor patio.
You will experience the same incredible gourmet dining with extraordinary food, fine wine and professional service.

Mint Catering can tailor any style menu for any occasion. The  chefs can deliver a variety of mouth watering creations in Asian, French, Indian, American or Italian cuisine. Variety and flexibility in delivering customized menus is what sets us apart from ordinary caterers.

From creativity and cost to scheduling and service, the skilled staff will help you configure the venue and select menus that align perfectly with your specific occasion.


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