Supposedly there's a new spot called Banjara on First at 6th St., with an actual name to the chef -- Tuhin Dutta. It claims (this was on Gayot's website) to be serving upscale Indian food from the "frontier," meaning up north near Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Anyone been here? I might go in the next few days and will post my thoughts.
Also, anyone been to Surya? It looked decent and had NYC (vs. Indian) prices, but at least it doesn't have the popsicle starburst decor of Cafe Spice (which I refuse to go to). The menu looked unfussily Indian, if I remember correctly.