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Mini-Review: Mynt Martini

myntSo, I finally had an excuse to go to Mynt Martini for a couple of cocktails after work last week. A few things I noticed:

1) Their patio is excellent, with a beautiful view of the fountain, lots of comfortable couches, and plenty of room. There was a decent-sized crowd, but it didn’t feel claustrophobic.

2) Their service was kind of slow– both Katy and I waited a fair amount of time on that patio while we watched other people who arrived after us get served first. Annoying, but it was a bit busy.

3) They have pretty decent happy hour prices– $5 martinis (off of a selected list) and $5 menu items, which I did not try as I had dinner plans afterward. mynt

4) They say they serve “Las Vegas-style” martinis, whatever that means– I selected the $5 lemon drop. Now, you might say that I should expect that the drink would be weaker at happy hour, so you buy more– but I disagree. Why would you make your drinks any differently? Happy hour only lasts so long, so if you can get your patrons to stay after happy hour by offering good drinks, you’d think that would be a better business decision. Oops. The lemon drop (traditionally vodka, triple sec, sugar and lemon juice) tasted like inexpensive lemonade with a splash of vodka, and an inexplicable squeezed lemon wedge floating (and taking up a good portion of the glass). Sigh.  Others in our group concurred that the drinks were fairly weak.  My second drink was a beer; I decided not to even bother with that second martini.  I’ll try again during non-happy hour, but I’m not particularly hopeful.

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