Heritage India used to be our go-to Indian in the neighborhood. We could walk there, so awesome, right?
We went on Saturday. Sure it was kinda gross out, but it was empty. We ordered samosa and galpagos (sp?). The samosa were kind of mushy and the sauce was skimpy. Part of the samosa yumminess IMO is the tamarind to dip. Our sag paneer was boring - we got it because usually it's spicy. There was one limp cold piece of broccoli on the side.
The service was the kicker. When we got there, the waiter of the table next to us had lost the customer's credit card. The entire group of wait and bus staff were looking everywhere. The customer was irked because while we knew was up, they hadn't yet told her (they were clearly looking for her card, though). They had not found it so the customer left. While it's obviously important, they neglected every other customer. Even a "this is going on, we're sorry, a drink is on us" type of thing would have been far more professional.
Anyway - we're Rasika die hards. Dinner for two at Heritage tends to run us $50. Dinner for two at Rasika is usually $60 for us. We've decided not to patronize Heritage after the consistent mediocre food and lackluster service, but this weekend was the final proof to move on.
I'd love a local inexpensive Indian place that's just curry and naan - maybe Sacrificial Lamb on R will fill that when (if) it opens...but until then, we'll plan our visits to Rasika more often.