Wednesday night; I met some co-workers for happy hour at Mynt Martini.
Billed as a swanky martini bar downtown; I was excited to try some of their signature fancy martinis for…$5. Oh Boston, how you’ve deprived me of happy hour deals all these years.
Finally ready to glean the joy of weeknight happy hour, we settled ourselves in the comfy lounge area outside and got to menu-reading. (thankfully there were huge fans blowing to keep the area cool)
This did not look nor taste like “muddled lime and mint” – and actually tasted like a combination of margarita sour mix and green Gatorade. Overly sweet with a burning aftertaste; not fresh at all. I was pretty disappointed since this is supposed to be a martini bar….and they won City’s best martini?!? Maybe it was me. My co-worker got the same thing and really liked hers; so maybe I’m just a judgy brat – wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been accused of that….
My other co-worker got a Raspy Voice and said it tasted like “sweet, raspberry ice cream”; which he loved.
Unfortunately, after getting through about half of my Gatorade martini, I switched over to some house Cabernet which was perfectly fine. While chatting and catching up with my group; we ordered some bar food nibbles to share; also on the Happy Hour menu.
The food matched the martinis in “eh-ness”. The hard/soft tacos were gut-fill at best; the flatbread crust was reminiscent of elementary school lunch pizza and the hummus in addition to be a confusingly bright color…didn’t taste like anything. The mac and cheese bites and its accompanying ranch dip were solid bar bites; but really, frying mac and cheese and dipping into ranch dressing is just genius all around.
Overall, I can’t say that I would go back to Mynt. It’s tough to write off a place on just happy hour since I wonder if they use a lesser caliber of food and drink during that time since the prices are more than half off; but I’m not sure I want to spend full price to find out if its any better…..