Mint Progressive Indian Opens in Downtown Seattle

Photo Credit: Mint Progressive Indian

Opening earlier this month, Mint Progressive Indian is already generating lots of buzz amongst Seattle food enthusiasts, and for good reason. This new downtown Seattle restaurant showcases modern dishes using traditional Indian cooking techniques and local ingredients paired with craft cocktails, making for a truly progressive Indian dining experience.

Building upon the ever-evolving traditions of Indian cuisine, guests will experience a flavorful menu of vibrant, modern dishes inspired by the culinary techniques and distinct flavors of regions spanning all of India. Dishes like Tandoori Pineapple Burrata, Southern Fried Cauliflower, and Mizoram Chili Octopus are all perfect examples of this modern-traditional fusion. Complemented by an exquisite craft cocktail program, guests will enjoy fine dining and unparalleled service unlike any other in Seattle.

Mint Progressive is co-owned by MP Singh and Goldy Singh, who are also behind ROTI Cuisine of India in Queen Anne. “Inspiration for our dishes come from all over India, but we are also using local ingredients like octopus, clams, and mussels—food not normally found in Indian cuisine. While some flavors will be familiar, they are presented in an unusual way,” says co-owner Goldy Singh.

Co-owners MP Singh and Goldy Singh. Photo Credit: Mint Progressive Indian

Signature entrees include Paneer Rosettes with a creamy makhani sauce, Beef Short Rib Mappas in the most delightful coconut curry, Tribe Mushroom Heritage with cous cous, parmesan, and white truffle oil (yum!), and Glazed Pork Vindaloo with strawberry chutney chicharrons. Executive Chef Abhijit Sarkar sets the standards of excellence and innovation that are the hallmarks of Mint Progressive. Don’t forget to order a side of Garlic Naan to sop up all of that delicious extra sauce—it’s one of our favorite things about eating Indian food!

Chief Bar Manager Martin Mudlin has created an unsurpassed and inspiring cocktail menu with signatures like the Calm Before the Storm with black tea gin, limoncello liqueur, vanilla, lavender, and oat milk, served in a ceramic elephant. The Garden of Bangalore, Mint Progressive’s take on a gin martini, is my personal favorite and is made with rose gin, jasmine, white tea, and blanc vermouth. Never an after-thought at Mint Progressive, the mocktail menu commands its own attention with drinks like the Smooth Sailing, made with whiskey alternative and chai syrup, and the NOgroni.

This fabulous restaurant is most definitely worth a visit. We already can’t wait to go back!

Mint Progressive Indian is located at 1105 First Avenue in downtown Seattle and is open six days a week (Wednesday – Monday for Happy Hour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm) and dinner service 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm. For more information or to make a reservation, call (206) 533 – 3399 or visit their website at

Photo Credit: Mint Progressive Indian