The Mint Cafe is a delightful small grill with seething with Mediterranean flavors. I travel all over the country (40+ weeks/year) and around the world on company dollars. What I always look for first, is the food unique, and well prepared. Second, is service is professional, prompt, and courteous. Third, is the hot food hot and the cold food cold. The answer at the Mint Cafe is a resounding YES! You can spend 5x as much and only get half the flavor or half the service. In my recent visits to the Galleria, I?ve always found myself drifting back to The Mint Cafe because it is all so delicious.\r
They start you out with fried pita and olive tapenade. I?ve had the Beef Swarma (roasted beef), Chicken Swarma (grilled chicken), Kafta kabob (pressed ground beef with spices) all alongside of some delicious Tabouli and a large serving of hummus with olive oil and paprika. Each has been delightful and filled with wonderful citrus flavors, olives, and spices. The food is not ?spicy hot? but aromatic and exotic. The pita is a thin, not doughy, melt in your mouth, wonderful accompaniment to your meal.\r
It is BYOB, so do stop and pick up some of your favorite wine or beer. To finish the evening you can sit outside and enjoy shisha (hookah). I also enjoyed the Turkish Coffee and a small Baklava. Honestly, you can spend a lot more, but I?m not sure you?ll get much more than fancy linens. I?ll take the flavors, quality, and service of the Mint Cafe any day.\r
My only hesitancy to recommend it is that it will get crowded. So please enjoy, but don?t tell everyone.
Pros: Service and food are fantastic; Prices are steal
Cons: Very little atmosphere, but at this price I don't expect linens