Having heard a lot about Mint we went there for the first time a week ago. When we called for reservations we were told that we should put our name in and just show up i.e. unclear if we did or did not have reservations! When we arrived, there was a line to get seated and everyone seemed to be similarly confused about whether they had reservations. The staff were running around as if in a state of mild panic.
After we were seated, it did not take long to get served though there was a definite feeling that we were "being processed" so the table could be turned over. When our drinks came, the waitress had no clue which glass was the chardonnay and which one was the sauvignon blanc. The food arrived speedily and was tasty with about average spicing for a restaurant offering north Indian fare. The quantities were ample, but the palak paneer had 4 little cubes of paneer in it. This kind of short-changing is standard at cheap Indian restaurants but we were surprised that a place which gets such rave reviews would do it.
The menu is varied but traditional. There was not much about our food that reflected the creative Indian cuisine that is rapidly becoming popular in major metropolitan areas in the United States. In that sense, the food seemed more like home-style cooking.
There are far too many Indian restaurants in the Triangle area to recommend Mint. Perhaps with better service and a more welcoming feel, the experience might have been more positive. As it was, we left with full stomachs and slightly jangled nerves!