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Tamarind Tribeca - what's all the hype about?

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Tamarind Tribeca - what's all the hype about?

housemaidsknee | Aug 7, 2010 03:02 PM

We went to dinner last night @ Tamarind Tribeca.

The service was average - the wait staff was awkward, and the seating was uncomfortable. But that's not the point - the food...was blah.

We ordered Punjabi Mutton, Dal Makhni, Tandoori Roti, Laccha Parantha, and Basmati Rice.

The only thing that was truly delicious was the Dal Makhni. The rest of the dishes were average at best - The Punjabi Mutton was floating in a thin watery gravy - we've had better goat at quick take out places than here. The Roti and Parantha were nothing special, and when I pay $5 for a small bowl of rice, I expect better than mass cooked cheap quality Basmati- and lukewarm at that.

The beer list is unimaginative - and the pink grapefruit mojito I ordered was undrinkable - bitter grapefruit juice (probably from concentrate), a piece of fresh grapefruit that had clearly borne the brunt of the muddling, and a few broken leaves of mint - with some alcohol.

All this is forgivable when you are at a typical 12.95 Indian place - not when you are paying $50 pp without wine. Another Indian restaurant in the city - another disappointment. The only place that offers less for more is Devi. Waste of a Friday night dinner.

Off to La Sirene next week...

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558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

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