Restaurants & Bars

Boston Area

Disappointed by Bukharest


Restaurants & Bars 2

Disappointed by Bukharest

Gabe Handel | Jun 27, 2001 10:40 PM

We went to Bukharest, a prominently-placed Indian restaurant in J.P., tonight. It didn't turn out well.

I have a small batch of complaints, which I won't get into. The main one, though, is worth posting:

The baingan bhartha (mashed eggplant with garlic, onions, and spices, cooked over open flame), which is normally supposed to be a bit smoky, tasted like someone had poured a generous helping of lamp oil or candle wax into the dish. It is plausible that a candle somehow found its way into the pot, as they serve all of the dishes over little candle-heated chafing trays.

Anyway, we sent it back, and they did offer to provide us with a different entree--which we appreciated--but our appetites were shot, and they didn't comp us for it because it was part of a vegetarian dinner for two. I'm not a fan of asking for comps, and we didn't make a fuss, but they're not going to see us in there again.

The new Vietnamese place next door looks good for our next visit, though.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound