Tiffin Inc

★★★★☆
  • 2536 W Devon Ave

    Chicago, IL 60659

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  • 773-338-2143

About Tiffin Inc

Hours
Monday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Friday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

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delicious and a delightful menu!!

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★★★★★

delicious and a delightful menu!!

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Great menu of indian food, very tasty very different. The prices are really cheap for a afternoon lunch.

5
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Great menu of indian food, very tasty very different. The prices are really cheap for a afternoon lunch.

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really good indian food, the soup and the lamb, cooked to perfection,. very tasty!!

3
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really good indian food, the soup and the lamb, cooked to perfection,. very tasty!!

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Tiffin has a buffet that is so fresh and well priced!! Its a great place to go for lunch or dinner!!

5
★★★★★

Tiffin has a buffet that is so fresh and well priced!! Its a great place to go for lunch or dinner!!

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you have to eat the buffet its so good and filling. Its a great place to meet up with friends.

3
★★★★★

you have to eat the buffet its so good and filling. Its a great place to meet up with friends.

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a must stop when your in the chicago area!! excellent menu, wonderful service, and the prices are great!!

5
★★★★★

a must stop when your in the chicago area!! excellent menu, wonderful service, and the prices are great!!

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The prices here definitely reflect the quality of the food served. Whether you are a vegetarian or a fellow meat-eater, you will not be disappointed with Tiffin.

5
★★★★★

The prices here definitely reflect the quality of the food served. Whether you are a vegetarian or a fellow meat-eater, you will not be disappointed with Tiffin.

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Love the fact that a place in Chicago is serving such ethnic Asian/Indian cuisine for such a great price! Really underestimated this place, but am genuinely pleased with the selection and prices!

3
★★★★★

Love the fact that a place in Chicago is serving such ethnic Asian/Indian cuisine for such a great price! Really underestimated this place, but am genuinely pleased with the selection and prices!

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Really good prices for an Indian restaurant. Wouldnt be a hard hit on the wallet to take a date. Happy to see that.

5
★★★★★

Really good prices for an Indian restaurant. Wouldnt be a hard hit on the wallet to take a date. Happy to see that.

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Its one of those places that just seems welcoming from the start. When first finding out about them, I even knew that things were in good and and seemed the way a good restaurant should be. Staff is pleasant, and menu is a good start.

3
★★★★★

Its one of those places that just seems welcoming from the start. When first finding out about them, I even knew that things were in good and and seemed the way a good restaurant should be. Staff is pleasant, and menu is a good start.

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Good food but feel expensive. chicken was good and spicy. Desserts are not so good. Vegetarian food is OK. Average service. Some of us did not feel worth for price.

3
★★★☆☆

Good food but feel expensive. chicken was good and spicy. Desserts are not so good. Vegetarian food is OK. Average service. Some of us did not feel worth for price.

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We went on a Wednesday night when the place was virtually empty, so perhaps this explains why our experience with the staff was different than the previous reviewers' experiences, but I have to say, service at Tiffin was outstanding, among the best I've ever experienced in an Indian restaurant. I don't think our water glasses ever dipped below half empty.

The ambiance was spot-on. Dark wood, dim lights, white tablecloths--it's actually almost romantic in atmosphere. We definitely didn't have an issue with the decor.

The food was decent. Papadum was decent and the naan was amazing--so puffy, in a good way. The rice was the usual plain, boring stuff everyone charges extra for these days. For entrees, I got the chicken makahni and my boyfriend got the chicken tikka masala. I didn't love the makahni--the chicken was excellently cooked, very moist, but the sauce was way too thin. It barely stayed on the spoon for serving. In terms of flavors and spices, I asked for medium, but what I got was actually quite bland. Heat aside, the flavors were good. My boyfriend liked the tikka masala, but had the same sauce consistency issue as I did.

The portions weren't huge, which was disappointing, since we usually have half our entrees left over for lunch the next day, and at Tiffin, my boyfriend only had sauce left and I had maybe a quarter of the dish left--and we weren't outrageously hungry that night or anything.

Overall, I'd give this place another shot, definitely.

2
★★★★☆

We went on a Wednesday night when the place was virtually empty, so perhaps this explains why our experience with the staff was different than the previous reviewers' experiences, but I have to say, service at Tiffin was outstanding, among the best I've ever experienced in an Indian restaurant. I don't think our water glasses ever dipped below half empty.

The ambiance was spot-on. Dark wood, dim lights, white tablecloths--it's actually almost romantic in atmosphere. We definitely didn't have an issue with the decor.

The food was decent. Papadum was decent and the naan was amazing--so puffy, in a good way. The rice was the usual plain, boring stuff everyone charges extra for these days. For entrees, I got the chicken makahni and my boyfriend got the chicken tikka masala. I didn't love the makahni--the chicken was excellently cooked, very moist, but the sauce was way too thin. It barely stayed on the spoon for serving. In terms of flavors and spices, I asked for medium, but what I got was actually quite bland. Heat aside, the flavors were good. My boyfriend liked the tikka masala, but had the same sauce consistency issue as I did.

The portions weren't huge, which was disappointing, since we usually have half our entrees left over for lunch the next day, and at Tiffin, my boyfriend only had sauce left and I had maybe a quarter of the dish left--and we weren't outrageously hungry that night or anything.

Overall, I'd give this place another shot, definitely.

Pros: Fabulously puffy thick naan

Cons: Small portions

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The best Indian food in the city. my friend took me here for the first time and it was amazing. i love this place. very classy inside and very good service, i recommend them.

5
★★★★★

The best Indian food in the city. my friend took me here for the first time and it was amazing. i love this place. very classy inside and very good service, i recommend them.

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This was a fantastic restaurant. The service was amazing, the food exceptional, the entire atmosphere was calm and sophisticated. I look forward to going back

2
★★★★★

This was a fantastic restaurant. The service was amazing, the food exceptional, the entire atmosphere was calm and sophisticated. I look forward to going back

Pros: Food, service, price

Cons: Parking

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This is the worst Indian Restaurant I ever dined in. My friend?s girl friend's purse was stolen by an employee or patron and the owners kept on insisting that she did not bring her purse with while the surveillance proved otherwise. Bad food, worst experience and servers who do not speak English. DON?T dine here. FYI Udipi Restaurant is owned by the owners of Tiffin.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst Indian Restaurant I ever dined in. My friend?s girl friend's purse was stolen by an employee or patron and the owners kept on insisting that she did not bring her purse with while the surveillance proved otherwise. Bad food, worst experience and servers who do not speak English. DON?T dine here. FYI Udipi Restaurant is owned by the owners of Tiffin.

Pros: None

Cons: The whole dining experience

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Achar Chicken, Rohan Josh Lamb are excellent choices. Just watch out for the poor air-conditioning. Very spicy, but I love it that way. Just ask for very mild if you need it to be. Enjoy!

2
★★★★★

Achar Chicken, Rohan Josh Lamb are excellent choices. Just watch out for the poor air-conditioning. Very spicy, but I love it that way. Just ask for very mild if you need it to be. Enjoy!

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The restaurant is one of the best on Devon serving Indian food. The restaurant a nice ambience, the staff are friendly and accommodating and the food is excellent. I highly recommend the lamb chops and the chicken/lamb curries. As with most North Indian restaurants, where fish is not a staple, and being Goan (south India) I keep away from the seafood. I have been burned every time I venture into seafood. I recommend this place from all the restaurants on Devon as a must try.

2
★★★★☆

The restaurant is one of the best on Devon serving Indian food. The restaurant a nice ambience, the staff are friendly and accommodating and the food is excellent. I highly recommend the lamb chops and the chicken/lamb curries. As with most North Indian restaurants, where fish is not a staple, and being Goan (south India) I keep away from the seafood. I have been burned every time I venture into seafood. I recommend this place from all the restaurants on Devon as a must try.

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I have been to Tiffin about three times. Tiffin has a great decor and fancy look to it. If you are entering Tiffin for the first time you will be very impress with the whole setup. One word comes to mind which is "very nice" Generally speaking its prompt seating if you have made reservations. I will not recommend you to go there specially on weekend without calling ahead. I will give the over all setting and decor a rating of 9 out of 10. Few things that I look for in a restaurant other than setting is the service and food. I have been eating Indian food for over ten years. I have even been to India multiple times to have tried authentic Indian food in India. Unfortunately at Tiffin the food is far from best. One way to put is over priced low quality Indian food. I was very disappointed with their meat dishes specially their chicken and lamb dishes were far from perfect. The only thing that is some what ok is their seafood products. I will give food quality a rating of 3 out of 10. Another turnoff at Tiffin is the level of service provided. There is always a long wait time before a server will take your order and equally long wait time by the time the food is served on your table. On my last visit wit my girlfriend i had to wait over an hour for our food to be served. On top of that their servers lacks personal skills. I will give service 1 out of 10 in rating. Over all i will not go to Tiffin any more and will not recommend it if you are looking for good food with great service.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to Tiffin about three times. Tiffin has a great decor and fancy look to it. If you are entering Tiffin for the first time you will be very impress with the whole setup. One word comes to mind which is "very nice" Generally speaking its prompt seating if you have made reservations. I will not recommend you to go there specially on weekend without calling ahead. I will give the over all setting and decor a rating of 9 out of 10. Few things that I look for in a restaurant other than setting is the service and food. I have been eating Indian food for over ten years. I have even been to India multiple times to have tried authentic Indian food in India. Unfortunately at Tiffin the food is far from best. One way to put is over priced low quality Indian food. I was very disappointed with their meat dishes specially their chicken and lamb dishes were far from perfect. The only thing that is some what ok is their seafood products. I will give food quality a rating of 3 out of 10. Another turnoff at Tiffin is the level of service provided. There is always a long wait time before a server will take your order and equally long wait time by the time the food is served on your table. On my last visit wit my girlfriend i had to wait over an hour for our food to be served. On top of that their servers lacks personal skills. I will give service 1 out of 10 in rating. Over all i will not go to Tiffin any more and will not recommend it if you are looking for good food with great service.

Pros: Ambience and overall setting

Cons: bad food and service

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This is one of the worst Indian restaurants I have ever been to. I have been eating and cooking Indian food for over 30 years and have spent lots of time in India as well as eating at the homes of my Indian friends. I have eaten at great Indian restaurants in many states as well as several in Great Britain and in the Middle East. Never in any of these places have I been served dishes of Rogan Josh and Chicken Tikka laden with more bones floating in the sauce than meat.

The service was non existent and we had to constantly ask for the waiter to come to our table to order additional entrees. In additon, one of the persons in our party was disabled and instead of seating us near the buffet (which some of us had) they seated us far away near the door.

I expected so much more from the reviews. As others have said save your money and maybe drive out to Oak Park and go to Khyber Pass. Now there is a buffet worthy of spending a few more bucks along with abundant entrees without floating bones.

1
★★★☆☆

This is one of the worst Indian restaurants I have ever been to. I have been eating and cooking Indian food for over 30 years and have spent lots of time in India as well as eating at the homes of my Indian friends. I have eaten at great Indian restaurants in many states as well as several in Great Britain and in the Middle East. Never in any of these places have I been served dishes of Rogan Josh and Chicken Tikka laden with more bones floating in the sauce than meat.

The service was non existent and we had to constantly ask for the waiter to come to our table to order additional entrees. In additon, one of the persons in our party was disabled and instead of seating us near the buffet (which some of us had) they seated us far away near the door.

I expected so much more from the reviews. As others have said save your money and maybe drive out to Oak Park and go to Khyber Pass. Now there is a buffet worthy of spending a few more bucks along with abundant entrees without floating bones.

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Looked clean & seated, got the menu, water and papads right away. WAITED 20 MIN NOBODY CAME OVER. tables next to us (mose people were non-indians) being helped & we were just waiting & waiting. I was ready to walk out but didn't want to make any scene.

5 min after that waiter came & said ready to take your order. Got Non Veggie Thalli which was lamb rogan josh, chicken tandoor, veggie, raita AND Lamb vindaloo w/ Aloo Paratha.

NEVER HAD WORST LAMB VINDALOO IN MY LIFE. IT WASN'T LAMB MEAT atall IT WAS GOAT meat. I HAVE HAD ENOUGH LAMB & GOAT toKNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
ALOO PARATHA WAS SAPATHI. Must have Clients coming in don't even know the difference. Lamb Rogan wasn't any better.

didn't expect authentic indian food but serve you something & pass it on as somethingelse. Try to be upscale indian but just a fake.

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★☆☆☆☆

Looked clean & seated, got the menu, water and papads right away. WAITED 20 MIN NOBODY CAME OVER. tables next to us (mose people were non-indians) being helped & we were just waiting & waiting. I was ready to walk out but didn't want to make any scene.

5 min after that waiter came & said ready to take your order. Got Non Veggie Thalli which was lamb rogan josh, chicken tandoor, veggie, raita AND Lamb vindaloo w/ Aloo Paratha.

NEVER HAD WORST LAMB VINDALOO IN MY LIFE. IT WASN'T LAMB MEAT atall IT WAS GOAT meat. I HAVE HAD ENOUGH LAMB & GOAT toKNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
ALOO PARATHA WAS SAPATHI. Must have Clients coming in don't even know the difference. Lamb Rogan wasn't any better.

didn't expect authentic indian food but serve you something & pass it on as somethingelse. Try to be upscale indian but just a fake.

Pros: Romantic & quiet, samosa&chicken tandoo, clean

Cons: slow service, food

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Tiffin is by far one of the best Indian restaurants in Chicago, mostly known for its lunch buffet! The tandoori chicken, the vegetarian dishes,"naan," and the authentic Indian desserts, make this a great restaurant to try-out exceptional Indian food. The dishes are quite light, not too hearty or oily for that matter, and the desserts themselves are very delicious. It is quite a nice atmosphere, not too noisy, appropriate more for a casual lunch or a nice dinner. Some may find it on the pricey side, although I do not entirely agree, but it is by far worth the value.

2
★★★★★

Tiffin is by far one of the best Indian restaurants in Chicago, mostly known for its lunch buffet! The tandoori chicken, the vegetarian dishes,"naan," and the authentic Indian desserts, make this a great restaurant to try-out exceptional Indian food. The dishes are quite light, not too hearty or oily for that matter, and the desserts themselves are very delicious. It is quite a nice atmosphere, not too noisy, appropriate more for a casual lunch or a nice dinner. Some may find it on the pricey side, although I do not entirely agree, but it is by far worth the value.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

Cons: None

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Tiffin is one of the best restaurants on devon ave. It offers not only great food but also great ambiance, which is not met by any other Indian restaurant on Devon. The offer lunch buffet which is pretty elaborate with a great menu. There a a lot of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes available. Tiffin is also great for dinners. You can order most of the items offered in the lunch buffet plus more. My favorite is their lamb achari. It is a combination of pickle masala and lamb. I also recommend their tandoori roti against the usual naan. Also worth trying are their gulab jamuns.

PROS: awesome lunch buffet
CONS: parking

5
★★★★★

Tiffin is one of the best restaurants on devon ave. It offers not only great food but also great ambiance, which is not met by any other Indian restaurant on Devon. The offer lunch buffet which is pretty elaborate with a great menu. There a a lot of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes available. Tiffin is also great for dinners. You can order most of the items offered in the lunch buffet plus more. My favorite is their lamb achari. It is a combination of pickle masala and lamb. I also recommend their tandoori roti against the usual naan. Also worth trying are their gulab jamuns.

PROS: awesome lunch buffet
CONS: parking

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This is a great Indian restaurant. They have really authentic dishes and the restraunt is clean and well kept. The food is great and the service is too. However, parking on weekends is extremely hard to find and there is no valet parking!

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★★★★☆

This is a great Indian restaurant. They have really authentic dishes and the restraunt is clean and well kept. The food is great and the service is too. However, parking on weekends is extremely hard to find and there is no valet parking!

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Of the multitude of Indian/Pakistani places on this stretch of Devon, Tiffin is the most upscale. But it's still casual enough for kids. The food here is a step above much of the competition, but so are the prices. Wander to the back and check the open kitchen.

2
★★★★☆

Of the multitude of Indian/Pakistani places on this stretch of Devon, Tiffin is the most upscale. But it's still casual enough for kids. The food here is a step above much of the competition, but so are the prices. Wander to the back and check the open kitchen.

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I have nothing but good things to say about this place. Great food, great ambience, great service. It can be a bit expensive but it's worth it. Good place for a romantic outing. They will even make something that is not on the menu. If you like Indian food you will love this place.

2
★★★★★

I have nothing but good things to say about this place. Great food, great ambience, great service. It can be a bit expensive but it's worth it. Good place for a romantic outing. They will even make something that is not on the menu. If you like Indian food you will love this place.

Pros: Food Is Great, Ambience Is Great, Great Service

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Had heard a lot about it and hence decided to have dinner with a friend when I was in Chicago last week.
First impression was good. Clean place, well dressed servers. Initial drink and appetizer (papads) were served very promptly. After that the long wait began. We weren't served for the next 20 minutes!!!!!!!
The food was just OK. It was well blended but that is all. I have never eaten a worse Kheema Nan in my life. Kerala Chilli Crab was pathetic and the Kaju Chicken was more like coconut curry chicken.
The pan was good to start with but it left a bad taste in the end.

2
★★★★☆

Had heard a lot about it and hence decided to have dinner with a friend when I was in Chicago last week.
First impression was good. Clean place, well dressed servers. Initial drink and appetizer (papads) were served very promptly. After that the long wait began. We weren't served for the next 20 minutes!!!!!!!
The food was just OK. It was well blended but that is all. I have never eaten a worse Kheema Nan in my life. Kerala Chilli Crab was pathetic and the Kaju Chicken was more like coconut curry chicken.
The pan was good to start with but it left a bad taste in the end.

Pros: Clean, Rich, Good size portions

Cons: Tasteless Food, Slow service

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Tiffin is one of the few upscale Indian restaurants I've seen. However, several glaring flaws quickly reveal its dressed-up average Indian fare. As with most Indian restaurants, wear clothes you wouldn't cry over losing, becuase they're gonna smell like Indian food at least until the next wash. Definately no dry clean only. The portions are a bit small and the food isn't better then that which you can get from much less expensive Indian places. The bottom line is, Tiffin is fake upscale that's not worth the higher prices becuase the food kinda sucks. But hey, they are one of the only such restaurants, so they have their niche. Diddo on the 90% white clientel and the poorly chosen wine list.

2
★★★★☆

Tiffin is one of the few upscale Indian restaurants I've seen. However, several glaring flaws quickly reveal its dressed-up average Indian fare. As with most Indian restaurants, wear clothes you wouldn't cry over losing, becuase they're gonna smell like Indian food at least until the next wash. Definately no dry clean only. The portions are a bit small and the food isn't better then that which you can get from much less expensive Indian places. The bottom line is, Tiffin is fake upscale that's not worth the higher prices becuase the food kinda sucks. But hey, they are one of the only such restaurants, so they have their niche. Diddo on the 90% white clientel and the poorly chosen wine list.

Pros: Upscale Indian, Good Atmosphere

Cons: Ice Cold Plates, Service

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I'm a big fan of Indian food and this place was excellent. I had the chicken tikka marsala and the rogan josh. Very good food at a very reasonable price. The interior was well decorated and simple. Service was prompt and our food was brought out quickly. I will definitely be eating here again.

2
★★★★★

I'm a big fan of Indian food and this place was excellent. I had the chicken tikka marsala and the rogan josh. Very good food at a very reasonable price. The interior was well decorated and simple. Service was prompt and our food was brought out quickly. I will definitely be eating here again.

Pros: tasty food, quick service, no wait

Cons: sketchy area

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I knew I was in for an atypical Devon experience when I walked in and saw the clientele was about 90% white. Tiffin is a nice looking place, with dark wood trim and a domed ceiling with a sky mural. My friend and I split the mixed platter appetizer, which was a solid collection of traditional Indian appetizers. The biggest disappointment was my entree, a paneer (cheese) dish--it was basically a bunch of nearly raw peppers and onions with four small pieces of cheese. I felt a bit ripped off paying $11 for it; this is Devon, not downtown Chicago after all. The service was spotty. And if you're trying to sell this as a higher end experience, at least get a wine consultant to help with the wine list--the only by-the-glass offerings were a cheap Austrialian Chardonnay and Merlot, and these simply are not appropriate pairings with spicy food.

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★★★☆☆

I knew I was in for an atypical Devon experience when I walked in and saw the clientele was about 90% white. Tiffin is a nice looking place, with dark wood trim and a domed ceiling with a sky mural. My friend and I split the mixed platter appetizer, which was a solid collection of traditional Indian appetizers. The biggest disappointment was my entree, a paneer (cheese) dish--it was basically a bunch of nearly raw peppers and onions with four small pieces of cheese. I felt a bit ripped off paying $11 for it; this is Devon, not downtown Chicago after all. The service was spotty. And if you're trying to sell this as a higher end experience, at least get a wine consultant to help with the wine list--the only by-the-glass offerings were a cheap Austrialian Chardonnay and Merlot, and these simply are not appropriate pairings with spicy food.

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Tiffin's gleaming wood facade gives way to a handsome, finely furnished interior, where diners of all ages buzz with conversation over gentle music. Start with garlic naan and the appetizer platter, which includes…

 

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