Just took my wife out for her birthday at Tamarind on 22nd and Broadway(next to Bolo). I think this is the finest high-end Indian restaurant I've eaten it. Much better than Mirchi, and Tabla by far.
The service was so professional and informative it made the whole experience so much better given the extensive menu where everything sounds amazing(we sat next to the open glassed in Tandoori kitchen, the guy cook in their is amazing).
Sachau(please ofrgive my spelling I'm going on blissful memory) shrimp were geniunely spicy hot and sweet. Then Raji's special chicken came out sizzling on a cast iron platter covered in sliced onions. The Lotus root dumplings were rich in an addictive way(there were only two small one's though so I wouldn't order that as a my only entree though it is a nice side dish to share.) The breads were all delicious as well, we ordered one spiced with dried fruits, nuts, and tamarind that was particularly good.
The host(I assume to be the owner) was the most gracious and charming guy bringing out a couple of glasses of very fine champagne after hearing it was my wife's birthday. He kept the compliments coming all night somehow not being annoying at the same time which is a true miracle as I'm usually quite annoyed by intrusions such as this.
We were dying to go back tantalized when we saw the table next to us order this chicken crepe that was about a foot and a half long. All for about forty bucks a person after tip. Yummm
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