Best Dining in Clermont County- #4 Mint Bistro
Mint Bistro is an Asian and Sushi Bar and I know what you are probably thinking. Why is this specific Asian and Sushi Bar ranked number four in Clermont County? There are plenty of restaurants like this that has to be just as good as Mint Bistro, right? Wrong! There is not another restaurant like Mint Bistro and let me tell you why.
First, to clear the air, this is not a Japanese Steakhouse and you will not find a Hibachi Grill, but rather Mint Bistro is a traditional Thai restaurant. The owners of this restaurant (which are now Milford residents) want their customers to experience traditional Thailand food. I will admit, I was kind of nervous to try the food, but believe me when I say I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.
To start, I was greeted by the sweetest servers and was promptly given a glass of water. I declined a drink, but got a good glance at the menu. The variety of local beer, wine and specialty cocktails were impressive. There was also a nice size bar with multiple TV’s to watch your favorite team’s game while enjoying your time at Bistro. I started my meal off with an appetizer of vegetable spring rolls. It was a great start to my meal and the sweet and sour dipping sauce was the perfect pairing with the rolls.
After reviewing the menu and the assortment of entrees, it seemed to be a tough decision for me. Aside from the appetizers there were multiple soups and salads to choose from. All entrees are served with rice and your choice of meat or vegetables. The entrees ranged from Thai Basil to a variety of curry, mixed vegetables, Thai spicy and fresh garlic and ginger. There are also the options of (my personal favorite) fried rice and noodles. Fried rice and noodles included Pad Thai, Lo Mein, Singapore noodles, Hot Basil and pineapple fried rice. I told you it was a tough decision to choose from! I ultimately decided to go with the fried rice and chicken. It was perfect, honestly tasted like it came right off the grill. It had the perfect amount of flavor and the chicken was perfectly cooked. The whole meal left me satisfied and full. Not to mention, the portions were so large I even had enough to take home for later. I felt like I was getting a high quality of food with a dollar amount that you just couldn’t beat.
Most importantly, they are known for a “ships” size of sushi. They have an extensive sushi lineup including the California roll, tuna roll, spicy Thai veggie roll and just about anything in between.
To top it off, I enjoyed the customer service and family friendly environment and I know others feel the same way. Give this place a shot, like csgvii, you will be coming back again and again.