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Saffron (Southern Indian on 26th and Lexington)

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Saffron (Southern Indian on 26th and Lexington)

Dave Feldman | Aug 27, 1999 10:04 PM

Tonight, a group of 12 of us, including very small
kids, tried Saffron, the newish Southern Indian
restaurant that received a rave review from New York
Magazine and a good one from the NY Post.

I don't usually bother with negative posts about new
restaurants, but when you read a review about a SoIn
restaurant where "everything is delicious" and you
can't find anything that is delicious, a dissent is in
order.

All the basics (sambar, rice, dosas, breads, uttapams,
etc) were not up to the level of Mavalli, Jackson
Diner, or virtually any of their competitors. The wet
curries were particularly weak. Saffron offers a
larger menu than most, so the across-the-board
weakness was particularly sad.

Too bad, because the staff couldn't have been more
gracious. With all the babies, their patience was
sorely tested.

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