The Mint Gastropub
610.419.3810 // http://bethlehemmint.com
- Gluten Free
- Kid's Menu
- Vegan Options
- Outdoor Seating Area
- Full Bar
- Private Party Room
The Mint doesn’t change for the sake of change. It changes to keep guests’ experiences as exciting as their first, a quest accomplished with a perpetually evolving menu where everything takes a risk and nothing lasts forever.
What’s a gastropub? Historically, pubs were known as great places for drinking. Eating? Not so much. Pubs who put thought into dishes sought to distinguish themselves and rebranded as gastropubs, hubs that focus on cutting-edge comfort food and quality cocktails without any fuss. Here, fish and chips are reborn as beer-battered shrimp and waffle fries, mac and cheese comes with lobster and truffle oil, and salads are topped with grilled octopus.
Anything to look for this summer? Peppered with southern U.S. and Middle Eastern influences, The Mint’s summer menu is ideal for diners seeking a fresh fusion. A Lebanese approach to the classic meatball sub quenches both cravings and curiosity with the Kafta Hook, a tahini-drizzled and feta-topped sandwich with hints of cumin and juniper.
What’s there that I can’t get anywhere else? The Mint didn’t escape the ramen craze—it reinvented it. Here, the Asian bowl goes by the name Ramen Dixie, and it’s made with southern potlikker-style broth, seared pork belly, collard greens, and Sriracha-roasted cauliflower.
What’s the chef’s favorite protein? Eggs, according to Chef Domenic “Mimmo” Lombardo, who philosophizes that how a person cooks an egg defines him as a cook—the egg itself never changes, only the one cooking it. At The Mint, you’ll find the fabled 60-minute egg, a viscous delicacy.