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“Too hip to be this average”
Review of The Mint

The Mint
Ranked #821 of 1,274 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: This is an Ultra Lounge & RestaurantCould definitely fall under the Nightlight as well as Restaurant category
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The Mint is hip and trendy and has food that excites the mind if not the mouth. I sampled the firecracker shrimp, truffled edamame, and Korean pork sliders. The firecracker shrimp will wake you up then cool you down with its burnin-sweep mix. I loved how little the shrimp were, but how many they gave. The Korean sliders could have had a little more kick of something, pretty bland for such a swingin place. While the edamame were lightly covered with a tasty sauce they are more for snacking than wooing. I heard the nightlife here will pick you up put the happy hour hour was less attended and had more of a chill atmosphere. The service was slow and absent and the drinks were pricey and watered down but if you want a hip, trendy Scottsdale spot for fair food, average drinks and weak service the Mint may be your place.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

walking distance from the W fun crowd. cool decor, cool music. Line was kinda long but staff was accommodating to guest who were staying at the W. The Insider at the W handled everything for us.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is the second time I have been to The Mint. The first time was for an early evening birthday party, and we ordered only appetizers and drinks, which were actually quite good. That was a year ago. Fast forward to present.
First of all, you should know that the restaurant is very cool inside. It has booths in the middle of the room, couches on the sides for drinks, and a great indoor/outdoor bar and patio area, with a couple of large screen tv's if you are looking to watch sports. The hostesses are quite helpful and friendly, and knowledgeable. That is basically where anything good ends, so if that is all you are looking for, try this place.
Our waitress was not very knowledgeable about the menu, and knowing very little about a menu that is a little different to begin with is bad. The food was really, (I mean REALLY) mediocre at BEST. Our waitress must have come by the table 10 times to inquire of "you guys" (it was me and my girlfriend) if everything was okay? Well meaning, but come on. If we said things were okay 2 minutes prior, why wouldn't they be 2 minutes hence? I knew the bad food wasn't her fault, so didn't bother to tell her. Oh yea.....There is also mandatory $7 valet parking, since there is very little street parking, and the restaurant does not validate the parking ticket. Extremely cheesy, and cheap (how come City Hall does not charge for parking and they are always jammed? Hmmm, The Mint might want to take a cue from this idea, since they were practically empty).
I will never go back, it was a total wast of money.
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We arrived early and held on to a row of chairs on the back patio. By 11, they had taken all the chairs from the bar and so ours were the only ones around aside from tables. We had pretty good bartenders, never waiting too long, and generally the cost wasn't as bad as most places (7$ shots/drinks). Scene was the normal Scottsdale types, gold diggers galore. The interior was busy, hot, messy and towards 1am, slippery with drinks spilled everywhere and filth. $10 cover.

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Reviewed June 23, 2012

amplified music so loud we couldn't have a conversation...unisex toilet with a cocktail bar inside is ridiculous

Thank S H
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