Sneh Mehtani opened her first restaurant, “The Moghul Room,” in New York City’s Pennsylvania Hotel in 1983.
Having no industry specific knowledge, she learned on her feet as she put together a remarkable group of chefs and gained respect from her customers and industry professionals alike.
In 1990 she asked her husband, Satish, to help her expand to Edison, New Jersey, a small suburb of Manhattan that had relatively few Indian immigrants at the time.
As the expansion continued, the Mehtani Restaurant Group became famous not only for its Indian offerings, but also for its Asian restaurants, trendsetting cocktails, beautiful banquet hall, and premiere off-premise catering services.
In 2013, Sneh received the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association’s Restaurateur of the Year award, which recognized her not only for her success but also for her passion and drive. Sneh & Satish have dedicated their lives to providing their customers with delicious food and warm service, but with this award came time for retirement.
Their son Shaun who recently took-over the family business hopes to raise the name of the Mehtani Restaurant Group in the world of hospitality by continuing his parents’ legacy. He got his undergraduate degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Restaurateur Of The Year
The Mehtani Restaurant Group receives Restaurateur of the Year from the New Jersey Restaurant Association
Shaun, Son Of Owners Takes Over
Satish & Sneh Mehtani retire. Shaun Mehtani takes over the day-to-day operations.
The Mehtanis Focus On Fine Dining
The Mehtanis sell of Moghul Caterers, Moghul Express, and Mithaas to focus their attention on the fine dining entities.
Mehndi , Ming II & SM23 Launches
Shaun Mehtani, the son, launches Mehndi (North Indian cuisine), Ming II (the second branch of Ming), and SM23 (a creative cocktail bar) at the Hyatt Headquarters Plaza in Morristown, NJ.
MRG Expands Offerings in Morristown
The Mehtani family decides to expands its offerings in Morristown. To do so they close the Moghul Morristown. The name Mehtani Restaurant Group is officially launched to brand the companies various entities.
Restaurant Association’s Gold Plate Award
Sneh Mehtani wins New Jersey Restaurant Association's Gold Plate Award
Vegetarian Mithaas Is launched
A purely vegetarian fast-casual concept Mithaas is launched in Edison, NJ
Ming Opens In Edison, NJ
Ming opens in Edison, NJ bringing the flavors from the border of India & China to Edison, NJ.
Moghul Opens In Morristown, NJ
Moghul Restaurant in Morristown, NJ opens
Moghul Moves From NYC To Edison, NJ
The lease of the original Moghul Room in NYC expires and the group shifts its headquarters to Edison, NJ.