The New Indian restaurant Babu on Macdougal street in NYC gets a THUMBSDOWN from me.
The restaurant has a good ambience. The lighting and the decor are nice.
However I can't say the same about the food. The attempt to create authentic Calcuttan food is still an attempt. The food fails to satisfy my Bengali taste buds. The Maccher Paturi needs a lot of work. The Daab Chingri is not recommended for sea food connoisseurs. Chicken Chap is no where close to its authentic roots.
The "accompaniments" would satisfy the appetite of a pre-teen. For a person with a normal appetite, please ensure that you have had a pre-dinner snack, else you are going to end up at a nearby restaurant. The food is pricey; however if only the quantity could match the size of the large impractical cutlery, then it would be worth it. Service is slow and needs work.
"TRUE CALCUTTAN FOOD CONNOISSEURS WOULD FIND THIS PLACE A TOTAL LET DOWN"