Mint’s fragrant freshness adds cool complexity to everything it touches. Although fresh mint is available year-round, its flavor is especially welcome in Spring—just when we crave a refreshing zing. These restaurants are maximizing this minty moment.

The Alembic Bar
San Francisco, CA
Mint Julep: Mint, sugar, Old Fitzgerald 12-year-old bourbon, brutally crushed ice; $9

The Publican
Chicago, IL
Black bass with fennel, mint and grapefruit; $25

Osteria Mozza
Los Angeles, CA
Burricotta with braised artichokes, pine nuts, currants & mint pesto; $15

Restaurant Nora
Washington, D.C.
Beef tenderloin tartar with mint, pomegranate molasses and pickled garlic; $15

Lincoln Restaurant
Portland, OR
Grilled lamb leg and chop with crispy fingerling potatoes, kumquats and mint; $23

Miami, FL
Vanilla cheesecake with Berry Compote and Mint; $12


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