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Coconut Tres Leches Cake


Lamb Vindaloo lunch special

Incredible collection fine scotches

I enjoy knowing the history of restaurants as it gives them character.  That is especially true when the restaurant like Matt Denny’s Ale House has been around a long time.  I believe it has been at this location since 1999.  It is definitely considered to be one of the area favorites with many loyal, long time patrons.  Before I discuss the menu and my recommendations, please enjoy the short history of the restaurant’s namesake.


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Mint Leaf Indian restaurant has received rave reviews from most everyone who has eaten there. However,  I must admit that I was a bit surprised by the small size of the restaurant as the building appears to be quite large from the outside. Supposedly they got approved for a banquet hall but the neighbors were unhappy with this prospect and fought the permit so those plans have been put on hold, but for now this is a lovely little restaurant with very good food and a most appreciative clientele. I am also delighted to report that the restaurant has an ample parking lot available which is a major plus in the Pasadena area. 

 I was also excited to find one of my favorite server, Santos Frias, as the manager/head waiter at Mintleaf.  He has become a good friend over the years as I have followed him from restaurant to restaurant writing my reviews for Pasadena, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge and the San Gabriel Valley.  He is probably one of the best servers I have ever had as he knows how to treat the customers with respect and award them excellent service. He is an asset to any restaurant with his wealth of experience, sparkling personality and great sense of humor. He adds another plus to dining at this restaurant.

 Mint Leaf is a popular place so if you do not have a reservation, you can expect a wait.  The interior is quite elegant with a lot of attention given to detail. The ceilings are a bronze/copper/ gold color with, a “metal” tile-like design affect. There are deep wine colored curtains covering the windows and matching decorative wall paper that brings warmth and elegance to the overall décor. The booths are spacious and comfortable. There was enough tabletop space for the various assorted dishes, traditional to Indian cuisine as we wanted to sample and share.  Santos informed us that we can customize our dishes to fit our heat index without sacrificing flavor which I appreciated as I am not a fan of hot spicy food of any kind.   For a beverage, we chose beer to go with our meal which was the perfect match. We enjoyed a lager named Taj Mamhaul which was the perfect choice.
 

We started with appetizers: the traditional vegetable samosa (puff pastries stuffed with potato, peas spiced with ginger and cilantro) and Shrimp Pakoras (Tiger shrimp marinated with lemon juice, chilis, ginger and dipped in garbanzo flour batter and lightly fried).    Both appetizers were delicious but be warned that the samosas were quite spicy, for me anyway, but the others thought they were delicious.  I love shrimp so I really enjoyed the Pakoras appetizer and the two delicious sauces that came with it..one was a cilantro sauce and the other was made with tamarind and slightly sweet.

 For entrees we decided to sample two different dishes.  We chose  the classic chicken tikka marsala (chicken breast pieces served in creamy tomato curry sauce), and Lamb Vindaloo (lamb pieces that have been marinated in the traditional ground spices and malt vinegar blend then cooked in a fiery curry sauce.) The flavor of this was delicious but it was too spicy for my palette so I preferred the chicken curry.  Both our dishes were served with balsamic rice and traditional naan bread that is raised flour bread baked in a tandoor oven.  It is also available with different seasonings: garlic, basil, mozzarella and feta cheese, pinenuts or stuffed with various nuts, raisins, kalamata olives, and even maraschino cherries.   I really enjoyed sampling the naan and found it most unique and interesting with the assorted flavors available.  

Other outstanding menu items include Tandoori lamb chops that have been marinated in black pepper, ginger and a special blend of spices then barbequed in a tandoor oven.  My husband who loves lamb chops swears that they are “the best he has even tasted.”  The biryani ( flavored basmati rice with vegetables, chicken, or lamb slow cooked in the traditional dum pukhi) is very flavorful and always a good choice.  Mintleaf also offers several vegetarian entrees and also fish and tofu choices as well.  It is a varied and interesting menu that appeals to a wide variety of diets. 

Even though we were full, we wanted to taste one traditional dessert so we ordered the Fig and Almond Kulfi (Indian ice cream mixed with a bit of fig and topped with almonds).  It was very rich but creamy, smooth and very sweet.  All the desserts looked appealing and interesting so we will have to give some others a try on our next visit.

All in all, our dining adventure at Mint Leaf was a delightful experience.  We enjoyed good service with a helpful and knowledgeable waiter who helped guide our menu choices to assure that we had an enjoyable meal.  The atmosphere of the restaurant was cozy and comfortable. The booths offer a feeling of privacy as well as helping to keep the noise level down.  We will definitely return to Mint Leaf as we enjoyed all of the dishes we chose.  My best tip for this restaurant is to make a reservation. If you don't and you come on the weekend, be ready for a good wait.   Call ahead to save yourself some time and frustration.  You will be so glad you did.

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Let’s Eat Out

At
 Cascabel
10717 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA 91602
Toluca Lake
 (818) 927-4210

The Tam O'Shanter Inn is one of Los Angeles' oldest restaurants. It opened in June 1922 and was a great success.  It serves hearty pub fare with a touch of Scottish flair, and is known for its prime rib, homemade whipped cream horseradish and Yorkshire pudding. It is located in Atwater Village at 2980 Los Feliz Boulevard at the corner of Boyce Avenue.  The Tam O'Shanter Inn was established by Lawrence Frank and Walter Van de Kamp, founders of Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakeries, who went on to create the Lawry's restaurant chain. They commissioned Harry Oliver to design the Storybook Style building aided by movie studio carpenters. When it opened it was a great success. The Tam O’Shanter Inn was remodeled in 1968 and renamed the "Great Scot", but has since been brought back to its original name "The Tam O'Shanter Inn". Another interesting thing about the Tam O' Shanter is that it was the first restaurant featuring a Scottish theme, with tartans for various clans all over the walls, three roaring fireplaces, and a pub!  The restaurant's decor still features English and Scottish medieval weapons, kilts, and family Coat of Arms and Medieval Family Crests.  At Christmas time, carolers can be heard singing throughout. They also celebrate Scottish poet Robbie Burns' birthday annually with haggis and bagpipes.  St. Patrick’s Day also features a big celebration for the “wearing of the green!”

At one time the Disney animators used to eat there so often, it was dubbed "the studio commissary". Walt Disney himself had a favorite table: table 31. Its right next to the fireplace in the main room and John Wayne's special table was table 15, located in the tartan room. There are some fascinating Disney-related rumors attached to the history of the Tam O'Shanter. Rumor has it that the houses around the Tam were built by Walt Disney for his employees to live in. Also another rumor is that the architecture of the Tam helped influence the building design on the Pinocchio ride at Disneyland.   In the lobby are two popular sketches: the first one is of Lawrence Frank, in tam and tartan, surrounded by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto in like garb. Written on the portrait is ”thanks” by Walt Disney and company, and is autographed by Walt. The second sketch has Mr. Richard Frank, Sr. (Lawrence's son) and Mr. Frank, Jr. at the head of a table of food. Seated at the table are the various “Mickeys” from all the decades he and the Tam have been around. It also “thanks” them from the Walt Disney Company, but it was made after Walt's time. 

As part of the Lawry’s chain of restaurants, The Tam is famous for its Prime Rib but you’ll still find hearty Scottish-inspired items on the menu like, braised beef short ribs and Toad in the Hole, and Welsh Rabbit.   If you love fish, try the pan-seared Scottish salmon…delicious! I also love the creamed spinach and creamed corn.  No one makes these two side dishes as good as the Tam except Lawery’s Prime Ribs which is the main restaurant in the chain. Make sure to leave room for dessert – their chocolate soufflé with fresh whipped cream needs to be ordered with dinner so it’s ready when you are! Also a winner is the English trifle. The Tam O’Shanter offers impeccable service and all the waiters and waitresses are helpful and knowledgeable to provide diners with the most enjoyable experience. There is usually valet parking available that just gives   that extra-classy feeling for our evening out on the Tam.

If you are a scotch drinker, you will be very pleased with their list of available scotches. Occasionally there will be scotch-tasting events in the restaurant’s bar. The Tam’s Ale & Sandwich Bar where a chef whips up hand-carved prime rib, roasted turkey, corned beef, and brisket sandwiches with your choice of sides is always a delicious meal and I highly recommend the cole slaw with peanuts! Sandwiches are available starting at 4pm. and I’ve been known to pick up a few sandwich plates for outings at the Hollywood Bowl.  Please visit the website:www.TamOShanter.com for more information and to view the entire menu. 

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To celebrate my birthday, we decided to take our daughters to Shiro Restaurant.  We had been to this restaurant for our anniversary last year and it is a wonderful place to enjoy excellent cuisine and excellent service. The decor at Shiro has a simplistic charm and understated elegance.  Sherrill Bailey, one of the co-owners, greeted us warmly and we reminisced about a former friend who had worked at the restaurant several years ago when it was actually owned by Chef Shiro.  Sherrill is the heart, smile, and wit of the place, making everyone feel like family by creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for all her guests.  I really appreciate her management style and her superior training of all her employees.  You will always have consistent top notch service at Shiro which is hard to find in most restaurants.

 Our server arrived promptly with water, the baguette and fresh butter.  It was warm, soft in the middle, and with the hard crust on the outside just the way a French baguette should be.  To begin our special meal, Sherrill sent us an amuse buchee,  a strip of roasted red pepper stuffed with goat cheese  We also tried the scallops topped with foie gras to share with the table and the oysters topped with caviar.    Our other appetizers included tempura squash blossoms stuffed with cheese and a delicious ravioli of mushrooms in a wonderful truffle sauce. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious.   Our daughters are always adventurous so trying different and unusual dishes is great fun as a family. We are martini drinkers too so some of the special martini’s at Shiro were sampled as well.

I ordered the fried large whole catfish. This is one of my favorite dishes. It is served with a ponzo sauce, a perfect complement to the sliced ginger and fresh cilantro garnish.  The entire combination added a lovely flavor to the crispy fish.  Other entrees we tasted and enjoyed included the New Zealand lamb chops and a well flavored tender filet mignon. All the orders came with scalloped potatoes, carrots and zucchini that arrived on warm plates. (I have not had a vegetable side order served on a warm plate since we visited France.)

 Shiro changes the menu selections frequently so there is always something new and exciting to try whenever you visit.  Some of the other entrees available were Loup de Mer (French sea bass) with a butter caper sauce; char grilled New Zealand snapper; broiled black cod; tempura halibut, chicken breast with bacon and scallions; grilled duck breast with a soy-orange reduction; New Zealand lamb chops and for vegetarians, a sautéed tofu steak.    Also available is a special 6 course Chef’s tasting menu for two offered Thursday through Sunday with or without wine pairing.

 Shiro is truly a gem of a restaurant offering a warm friendly environment with excellent service and delicious well prepared creative food. It is a perfect marriage between eye pleasing presentations and well prepared cuisine.  Shiro is a great place to celebrate any special occasion as we did… You won’t be disappointed.  Reservations are recommended as it is not a large restaurant and you want to be seated without waiting. For more information and to see what the daily specials are, visit the website at www.restaurantshiro.com.

The beautiful antique bar

Always fabulous prime rib of beef!

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Pork taco Al Pastor


Restaurant Reviews  in and around the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area.
Updated frequently with new recommendations.


Popular Matt Denny Ale Burger

Main Dining area at Cascabel,,,"The Rattlesnake!"

Delicious grilled salmon

The fabulous oysters topped with caviar

Let's Eat Out

At

Tam O'Shanter Inn

2980 Los Felix Blvd., Los Angeles

323-664-0228

I had heard of this restaurant from a friend who lives in the area who said it was definitely worth a visit.  My husband and I were in the mood for something different on Saturday.  We had to go to North Hollywood on an errand and I mentioned that this might be a good time to check out this Mexican inspired restaurant since we were in the area.  I had the address so we knew where to find it but even with the address, we drove right by the first time.  Trust me when I say, if you blink you will drive past it.  The large sign with the name is located high above the roof tops. You do not see a building with the restaurant because it is in the back behind a dentist’s office.  You have to either drive into the back parking area through a narrow driveway or park on Riverside Drive and walk up the driveway to the entrance.

 I was immediately enchanted by the garden entrance. Once inside the Spanish decor and welcoming feeling this home, I mean, restaurant had was incredible.  Yes, it used to be a house. The Spanish/old convent looking style is absolutely stunning. It gives you the feeling of being in someone’s beautiful home with lots of small rooms, low ceilings, outdoor patios, a back bar with open windows and French doors. There is dim lighting like the sun is setting creating an overall feeling of welcoming warmth. This location was once a 1920’s style Spanish Estate, once popular in the Toluca Lake area in yesteryear but obliterated by the 134 freeway’s construction.

The owner/chef is Alex Eusebio who was born in Madrid, Spain, spent much of his childhood in the Dominican Republic and eventually found his way to New York City. There his passion for Latin cuisine had an immediate impact on the Nuevo Latino cuisine style.  In 2002 Eusebio accepted his first position as executive chef for the boutique restaurant, Cuba Cuba . He gained respect from local and national food media and accolades including HISPANIC magazine’s “America’s Top 50 Latin Restaurants.” Next, Eusebio moved to Los Angeles to oversee several restaurant projects – among them Mojitos, EIGHT-18 and Restaurant 15. He made his national TV debut on the hit BRAVO reality series “Top Chef” as a season 5 contestant. Immediately after the show Alex and wife Sara opened their first restaurant Sweetsalt. Now a favorite in the area putting Toluca Lake firmly on the culinary map with the addition of Cascabel, featuring Eusebio’s hallmark Nuevo Latino cuisine.

Cascabel means rattlesnake and in the main dining area, a large imposing mural featuring the cascabel definitely dominates the décor of the room.  Our server was charming and very friendly.  She helped us with great suggestions and explained that Cascabel proudly stocked many fine tequilas’ and mescals.  She recommend the house margarita to start and I was ready!  To begin our meal, we enjoyed complimentary homemade chips and the most delicious salsa that is one of there specialties.  The menu is comprised of a selection of “tapas”.  These are listed in categories: Appetizers; Guacamoles; Cerviches; Enchiladas; Tacos; Entrees; and Desserts.  We wanted to try a variety of flavors so we selected from the cerviches, the boquerones (marinated white anchovies with tomato, avocado and lime tostados). We both like anchovies but this was more like sardines and very fishy. I would not recommend it. Next we ordered the spicy black bean enfrijolada with braised short rib, plantains, and crumbled goat cheese.  It was terrific!  Packed with flavor and a hint of spice from the black bean sauce.  The crumbled goat cheese was the perfect compliment. We wanted to try the tacos so we chose the Al Pastor ( achiote marinated pork shoulder, onion, pineapple, cilantro, with salsa verde.) The pork was very succulent and the pineapple and cilantro enhanced the salsa perfectly.  Other interesting menu selections for our next visit includes Burrata salad; duck confit tacos; lobster and beet ceviche; shrimp and chile soup; chicken mole carnitas; Mexican corn bread; Mazatlan bouillabaisse; and roasted radish carnitas.  All sound intriguing.  We were getting full but when we saw Tres Leches Cake on the dessert menu, well, that was a clincher.  The Tres Leches cake was large and topped with coconut and pineapple.  Fantastic is an understatement.  We inhaled it, loving every mouthful.

We will definitely return to Cascabel as there are still many dishes on the menu that we want to try and I know that we won’t be disappointed with whatever we choose next visit. If you want more information of this restaurant, visit the website at www.Cascabelrestaurant.com.  If you want to dine there, I suggest reservations as it is popular and has a long list of loyal followers.

Let's Eat Out

At

Mint Leaf Indian Restaurant

2535 E. Washington Blvd.  Altadena

626-460-8776

The famous deep fried whole catfish with ponzo sauce, cilantro and ginger

Let’s Eat Out

At

Shiro Restaurant

1505 Mission Street, South Pasadena

626-799-4774

Matt Denny’s restaurant is perfectly decorated for a "neighborhood haunt".  It is casual, comfortable and very friendly.  Just the kind of place one wants to stop by, have a beer, watch a game and chat with friends. The bar is the perfect setting, with enough screens to watch your favorite team and enjoy companionship with fellow fans.  Owner Matt (no, his last name is not "Denny") prides himself on his wide selection of fine brews which is updated constantly with the best he can find in the US and abroad. The restaurant houses a beautiful antique bar completely equipped with a good stock of liquors as well as beer and ales for his guest’s pleasure. This compliments the decor and helps create a wonderful ambiance whether you are taking the family out or hosting a large party.  If you're offended by animal heads mounted on the walls, however, you might want to go elsewhere.       The food is very tasty and definitely “All American!” The onion rings are made with a light and airy batter with a touch of sweetness.  I also loved the calamari rings and the delicious sauces. Check out the different sauces as you have a choice and they are all quite good. The Ale House burger was cooked to perfection.  The Tri Tip platter is also very good as is the pulled pork, and beef brisket. I also think that the fish and chips at Matt Denny’s are very good and a nice alternative to burgers or heavier entrees. I'm usually not a big fan of chicken Marsala, but the version at Matt Denny’s is excellent.   The chicken was succulent, the sauce very good, and the portion was generous.  The two sides, sautéed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes complimented the entrée quite well.  Another good menu choice is the smothered rib-eye with onions, Swiss cheese and assorted sauces. It comes with choice of fries or rice pilaf.  I also recommend the baby back ribs as I like the tangy, smoky flavor of the sauce that has a bit of a bite.  The ribs were tender and melted in the mouth.  For dessert, you won’t go wrong with the Crème Brulee.  
       If you fill out a birthday form, they will send you a coupon for a free entree on your birth month as well as a semi-regular chatty newsletter from Matt (who also hangs out at the restaurant regularly). The newsletter often includes a cash off coupon and occasionally shares recipes for food served in the restaurant.  Matt Denny's advertises catering, and though I haven't experienced it, I would definitely give them a try if I had such a need. Now that the weather is warm, they have live music on the patio during our summer weekends which is very enjoyable.
        The service is always friendly and you almost feel like you are at Cheers like the old television show. So, if you are looking for a comfortable, casual, friendly, "Cheers" like setting, with atmosphere but not overly crowded.... Give Matt Denny's a try. Chances are you will see someone there you know, because this is a place where soon.. "everybody will know your name.”  Matt Denny’s is open Sunday through Wednesday  with kitchen hours from 11:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m, and the  bar closes at 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday the kitchen hours are 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the bar closes at 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. Visit the website at www. mattdennys.com for more information

Understated Elegant dining room at Restaurant Shiro



The Legend of Matt Denny

Matt Denny was the only son of an Irish Sea Captain. Most of Matt Denny’s childhood
was spent running back and forth between the Eastern sea board and the Caribbean.
Born on Key West, and schooled in the deep water ports of the warm Caribbean
seas, Matt loved the colors and flavors of these tropical playgrounds. By the age of
fourteen, Matt was working as a cook at the only place to eat in Pirates Cove, Jimmy
B’s Havana Day Dream.

Matt Denny’s family was lost at sea in the Bermuda triangle, so Matt decided to leave
the Caribbean and try his luck in Mexico. There he was befriended by a local wheeler
dealer, Roberto Avila. Roberto and Matt opened a cantina where “pirates’ bought
and sold hard to get cargo. Roberto y Mateo’s Cantina was the busiest bar in all of
Mexico. A dispute over a card game sent Matt Denny north to the safety of the Pacific
Northwest, where he ran into Peter Russell, a famous hunter and guide. Together
matt and Peter hiked the streams and mountains of the Northwest with Peter
making a good living selling furs, while matt cooked the game for local Lumberjacks.
Some of their early trophies can be seen on the walls of this very Ale House… there’s
“Bullwinkle,” “Mac” and “Warren.”

The lure of the endless riches brought Matt down to California. He had several set
backs before he returned to what he did best… feeding the locals. Matt found miners
and settlers lining up at his campfire every night for a hearty meal and a homemade
ale. It was at Artie’s Camp where Matt Denny opened his first Alehouse. The back
bar that you see in this restaurant is the original bar from over a hundred years ago.

Today they use the same recipes from the Caribbean, Mexico, Pacific Northwest and
early California that Matt Denny developed during his lifetime. They match these
great meals with the best hand crafted ales available.

Copyright Matt Denny\'s Ale House Restaurant, 2012 All Rights Reserved

Famous CC Brown Sundae

The flavorful mushroom ravioli with truffle sauce

Mint Leaf Indian restaurant has received rave reviews from most everyone who has eaten there. However,  I must admit that I was a bit surprised by the small size of the restaurant as the building appears to be quite large from the outside. Supposedly they got approved for a banquet hall but the neighbors were unhappy with this prospect and fought the permit so those plans have been put on hold, but for now this is a lovely little restaurant with very good food and a most appreciative clientele. I am also delighted to report that the restaurant has an ample parking lot available which is a major plus in the Pasadena area. 

 I was also excited to find one of my favorite server, Santos Frias, as the manager/head waiter at Mintleaf.  He has become a good friend over the years as I have followed him from restaurant to restaurant writing my reviews for Pasadena, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge and the San Gabriel Valley.  He is probably one of the best servers I have ever had as he knows how to treat the customers with respect and award them excellent service. He is an asset to any restaurant with his wealth of experience, sparkling personality and great sense of humor. He adds another plus to dining at this restaurant.

 Mint Leaf is a popular place so if you do not have a reservation, you can expect a wait.  The interior is quite elegant with a lot of attention given to detail. The ceilings are a bronze/copper/ gold color with, a “metal” tile-like design affect. There are deep wine colored curtains covering the windows and matching decorative wall paper that brings warmth and elegance to the overall décor. The booths are spacious and comfortable. There was enough tabletop space for the various assorted dishes, traditional to Indian cuisine as we wanted to sample and share.  Santos informed us that we can customize our dishes to fit our heat index without sacrificing flavor which I appreciated as I am not a fan of hot spicy food of any kind.   For a beverage, we chose beer to go with our meal which was the perfect match. We enjoyed a lager named Taj Mamhaul which was the perfect choice.
 

We started with appetizers: the traditional vegetable samosa (puff pastries stuffed with potato, peas spiced with ginger and cilantro) and Shrimp Pakoras (Tiger shrimp marinated with lemon juice, chilis, ginger and dipped in garbanzo flour batter and lightly fried).    Both appetizers were delicious but be warned that the samosas were quite spicy, for me anyway, but the others thought they were delicious.  I love shrimp so I really enjoyed the Pakoras appetizer and the two delicious sauces that came with it..one was a cilantro sauce and the other was made with tamarind and slightly sweet.

 For entrees we decided to sample two different dishes.  We chose  the classic chicken tikka marsala (chicken breast pieces served in creamy tomato curry sauce), and Lamb Vindaloo (lamb pieces that have been marinated in the traditional ground spices and malt vinegar blend then cooked in a fiery curry sauce.) The flavor of this was delicious but it was too spicy for my palette so I preferred the chicken curry.  Both our dishes were served with balsamic rice and traditional naan bread that is raised flour bread baked in a tandoor oven.  It is also available with different seasonings: garlic, basil, mozzarella and feta cheese, pinenuts or stuffed with various nuts, raisins, kalamata olives, and even maraschino cherries.   I really enjoyed sampling the naan and found it most unique and interesting with the assorted flavors available.  

Other outstanding menu items include Tandoori lamb chops that have been marinated in black pepper, ginger and a special blend of spices then barbequed in a tandoor oven.  My husband who loves lamb chops swears that they are “the best he has even tasted.”  The biryani ( flavored basmati rice with vegetables, chicken, or lamb slow cooked in the traditional dum pukhi) is very flavorful and always a good choice.  Mintleaf also offers several vegetarian entrees and also fish and tofu choices as well.  It is a varied and interesting menu that appeals to a wide variety of diets. 

Even though we were full, we wanted to taste one traditional dessert so we ordered the Fig and Almond Kulfi (Indian ice cream mixed with a bit of fig and topped with almonds).  It was very rich but creamy, smooth and very sweet.  All the desserts looked appealing and interesting so we will have to give some others a try on our next visit.

All in all, our dining adventure at Mint Leaf was a delightful experience.  We enjoyed good service with a helpful and knowledgeable waiter who helped guide our menu choices to assure that we had an enjoyable meal.  The atmosphere of the restaurant was cozy and comfortable. The booths offer a feeling of privacy as well as helping to keep the noise level down.  We will definitely return to Mint Leaf as we enjoyed all of the dishes we chose.  My best tip for this restaurant is to make a reservation. If you don't and you come on the weekend, be ready for a good wait.   Call ahead to save yourself some time and frustration.  You will be so glad you did.

Shrimp Pankora appetizer

Crispy Fried Onion rings

Beef short rib enchilada