Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country without chewing on its national flag. Salute global cuisine with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
$35 for dinner for two at the Jersey City location (up to a $71 total value). See the Jersey City menu.
- One Appetizer (up to an $11 value)
- One order of naan (a $4 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $28 value each)<p>
$35 for dinner for two at the Paramus location (up to a $71 total value). See the Paramus menu.<p>
$75 for dinner for four with wine at the Jersey City location (a $170 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to an $11 value each)
- Two orders of naan (a $4 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $28 value each)
- One bottle of house wine (a $28 value)<p>
$75 for dinner for four with wine at the Paramus location (a $170 total value)<p>
Though Mantra head chef Purvesh Patel is known for his creative takes on Indian cuisine—including chaat, or snack food, garnished with tender lobster meat—his careful, French-inspired cooking also leaves its mark on his menu’s traditional entrees. "Each ingredient seemed to have bathed for just the right number of hours in its yogurt marinade; each was precisely cooked; and each carried a heady overtone of spices," a New York Times food writer recalled of a tandoori dish in 2008. In contrast to these subtle flavors, Mantra’s presentation often has theatrical flair; chefs chop chaat dishes tableside and set a banana flambé dessert ablaze with rum.
Both locations’ sleek dining rooms also go for drama with bold, modern décor. In Jersey City, red accents simmer against warm-toned walls. Next to the Paramus spot's mosaic-tiled bar, live flames dance on the low wall between dining room and lounge, upping the “amazement factor” for the Star-Ledger.