I like Indian food. And Shalimar is very good. However, the service there is atrocious. Whether in Shaliamr Garden around the corner or in the Shalimar itself the service is slow, the employees are overly gruff and generally the attitude is poor.
I can deal with direct and efficient service. I just want to eat, I don't want a waiter trying to be my best friend. But Shalimar is too much.
I have experienced this at other Indian restaurants too. Is this a cultural thing I don't get? Are there other authentic Indian restaurants that are better in this regard?
I almost think its prejudice, though I think such a charge should not be made frivolously.