This elegant eatery is a welcome addition to the food scene in Miami. The space is inviting with white tablecloths, Indian art, and large LCD screens ... More
Mint Leaf Indian Brasserie
This elegant eatery is a welcome addition to the food scene in Miami. The space is inviting with white tablecloths, Indian art, and large LCD screens playing festive Bollywood movies. The owners own restaurants in London and India. The food is absolutely fabulous and authentic, made with fresh ingredients flown in from London or India. It includes southern and northern Indian specialties. Do sample any of the Dosas: a crepe made of lentils and rice, delicious with a lentil dipping sauce and coconut chutney. The Mint Raita (yogurt with mint and raisins) and the Murg Saagwalla (chicken in spiced spinach) are a must. The Vegetable Korma (vegetables cooked in cashew nut sauce) is not to be missed and have dessert: a warm carrot fudge with cardamoms, Indian ice-cream (Kulfi) or Gulab Jammum (hot rounds soaked in a syrup with rose and saffron).....divine! - Mercedes de Marchena
THE WORST SERVICE EVER. We ordered and our food never came. When we asked what happened, they offered us naan to tide us over. A half hour later, they told us they had cancelled our order since we ordered the naan. To top it off, they charged us for the bread!
Don't ever eat there!
Five starts across the board, although the prices are a little high (especially the flavored rice...just get the regular white rice). Service may also be a little slow at times, but the ambience and food quality make it impossible to rate lower than a 5. Book ahead, especially at weekends! It gets full.
This is the best indian food in South Florida by quite a wide margin. The quality of presentation and flavors are unmatched south of New York, and it's the only indian restaurant in South FLorida that has a contemporary, 2000s athmosphere/decor. Prices may be higher than the competitors, but you can see and taste why immediately. My only knocks are the service, which can be poor at times (although being in Miami I'm used to it) and the price of so of their rice dishes, which should be complimnetary in my opinion. I don't go to any other indian restaurants in Miami any more...this one is so far ahead it's not worth it. Two thumbs WAY up.
The best indian restaurant by far in Coral Gables, and in the top 3 in South Florida. The food quality is exceptional and probably brings much authenticity due to it's London ownership. The decor is styl;ish, which is much more than can be said for the other indian restaurants in town. The down sides are service, which can be slow and not always as friendly as it might be, and price, which is much higher than its competitors. For example, they charge $12 for some of their rice sides, which must make some customers blood boil if they were upsold on it during the ordering process, but they also have a $4 white rice option which many people overlook. My suggestion...offer complimentary basmati rice and ALL customers would be as happy as we were. Bottom line...amazing food and variety dictates a 5-star rating.