Tamarind

★★★★★
Gramercy Park palace of expensive, modern Indian cuisine.
  • 43 E 22nd St

    New York, NY 10010

    Cross street: Btwn Broadway and Park Ave, The Flatiron District, Union Square & Gramercy Park

    Map & Directions
  • 212-674-7400

About Tamarind

Hours
Daily, 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm

Food

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This was my first experience eating genuine Indian food. The setting is understated and calming so that it does not distract from the dining experience. The music in the background reminds you that it is indeed an Indian restuarant but

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This was my first experience eating genuine Indian food. The setting is understated and calming so that it does not distract from the dining experience. The music in the background reminds you that it is indeed an Indian restuarant but

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Gramercy's elegant ethereal beige-toned restaurant and lounge houses three separate spaces: a long bar with banquette seating up front; a dimmer, more intimate middle pass-through dining room with large windows peering into the busy

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Gramercy's elegant ethereal beige-toned restaurant and lounge houses three separate spaces: a long bar with banquette seating up front; a dimmer, more intimate middle pass-through dining room with large windows peering into the busy

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Bitterly disappointed. Seated 40 minutes after the reservation, but we couldn't order a drink at the bar.
We had a table of six and were seated in the small room next door to the main dining area at a table meant for four. The only

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Bitterly disappointed. Seated 40 minutes after the reservation, but we couldn't order a drink at the bar.
We had a table of six and were seated in the small room next door to the main dining area at a table meant for four. The only

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This is fantastic Indian restaurant. They have dishes that you will not find in most other Indian restaurants. I like their Lotus root dumpling and Garlic Cauliflower. My husband loves thier Awadhi Murgh. It's little expensive relative to their ambiance.

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This is fantastic Indian restaurant. They have dishes that you will not find in most other Indian restaurants. I like their Lotus root dumpling and Garlic Cauliflower. My husband loves thier Awadhi Murgh. It's little expensive relative to their ambiance.

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Really like the atmosphere here. The food is even better. The main dining area is comfortably lit by the sky, and gives a nice terrace feeling. The food is amazing - I'm eager to go there again.

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Really like the atmosphere here. The food is even better. The main dining area is comfortably lit by the sky, and gives a nice terrace feeling. The food is amazing - I'm eager to go there again.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, modern twist

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The food at this restaurant is very good, some of the better I have experienced. Unfortunately, the food is overshadowed by service that was pathetic. A group of six of us visited the restaurant for lunch on a Sunday afternoon when the

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The food at this restaurant is very good, some of the better I have experienced. Unfortunately, the food is overshadowed by service that was pathetic. A group of six of us visited the restaurant for lunch on a Sunday afternoon when the

Pros: Great food

Cons: Poor service and questionable management

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This is the best Indian in NYC, by far. As a vegetarian, this place is ideal. To see our review for this restaurant, and others, go to www.urbanherbivores. In addition to restaurant reviews, we also have a lot of other great information

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This is the best Indian in NYC, by far. As a vegetarian, this place is ideal. To see our review for this restaurant, and others, go to www.urbanherbivores. In addition to restaurant reviews, we also have a lot of other great information

Pros: Vegetarian food

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I took my boyfriend from out of town. I wanted to take him to eat ethnic food but wanted Manhattan ambience and this place combined it well. The food was great, classic dishes I believe speaking from little experience of indian food.

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I took my boyfriend from out of town. I wanted to take him to eat ethnic food but wanted Manhattan ambience and this place combined it well. The food was great, classic dishes I believe speaking from little experience of indian food.

Pros: Food, service, value, decor, atmosphere

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I recently stayed in New York City for a week with my fiance and when we asked our hotel concierge to recommend an Indian restaurant, Tamarind is where we were sent. We went on New Years Day in the evening. The restaurant had a lovely

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I recently stayed in New York City for a week with my fiance and when we asked our hotel concierge to recommend an Indian restaurant, Tamarind is where we were sent. We went on New Years Day in the evening. The restaurant had a lovely

Pros: Fantastic Indian cuisine

Cons: Sitting so close to other customers

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Been there numerous times. Just one bad experience with the halibut being too dry, but the rest were delightful. One notch above the rest! Recommend!!!

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Been there numerous times. Just one bad experience with the halibut being too dry, but the rest were delightful. One notch above the rest! Recommend!!!

Pros: Great food most of the time, great service

Cons: None except for the one experience with dry halibut, but waiter brought a new one, which was only slightly better

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I love tamarind, been there quite a few times but oftentimes one does need to pay attention to negative comments. It had been great and five star, however lately especially turning the afternoon , the food quality can be very spotty at

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I love tamarind, been there quite a few times but oftentimes one does need to pay attention to negative comments. It had been great and five star, however lately especially turning the afternoon , the food quality can be very spotty at

Pros: Food is okay, staff acts a bit better than most places i trying to be more professional, great decor and arrangement considering its price , clean , open late, interesting selection

Cons: Extremely high price for food that for average food,not getting what you pay for, desserts not that great, quality gone downhill, condiments watery, meat can be overcooked at times

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Tamarind is not only the best Indian cuisine in New York, but one of the best restaurants in all of the city. Very lovely atmosphere and incredibly attentive service. What is wonderful too is that you could blindly point at any single item

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Tamarind is not only the best Indian cuisine in New York, but one of the best restaurants in all of the city. Very lovely atmosphere and incredibly attentive service. What is wonderful too is that you could blindly point at any single item

Pros: Best Indian in Manhattan

Cons: a little loud up front, more quiet in the back

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After 5 years of going to Tamarind, I just returned from dinner two nights ago and had yet another fantastic experience. The curry dishes were superb. The shrimp dishes was outstanding. The service was impeccable along with outstanding

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After 5 years of going to Tamarind, I just returned from dinner two nights ago and had yet another fantastic experience. The curry dishes were superb. The shrimp dishes was outstanding. The service was impeccable along with outstanding

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Tamarind feels like it wrote the guide to being a popular and successful Indian restaurant in the city without. The food is amazing, the service is excellent, and the scene is trendy. Reservations recommended for thurs/fri/sat dinners.

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Tamarind feels like it wrote the guide to being a popular and successful Indian restaurant in the city without. The food is amazing, the service is excellent, and the scene is trendy. Reservations recommended for thurs/fri/sat dinners.

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: can be crowded, sitting near bar is busy

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We came here for dinner. Reservations are a must, as the place is hopping busy. that said, we did not have to wait a second for a table, which shows the efficiency of the operation. The decor is stylish and pleasant, and the open tandoori

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We came here for dinner. Reservations are a must, as the place is hopping busy. that said, we did not have to wait a second for a table, which shows the efficiency of the operation. The decor is stylish and pleasant, and the open tandoori

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: None that I saw

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I love this restaurant. Great food and terrific service! Amazing flavors and spices. For appetizers I had their spicy potato cake. For entrees I ordered the eggplant vegetarian dish, a lamb with apricot dish, and their award winning

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I love this restaurant. Great food and terrific service! Amazing flavors and spices. For appetizers I had their spicy potato cake. For entrees I ordered the eggplant vegetarian dish, a lamb with apricot dish, and their award winning

Pros: Food and service.

Cons: None(so far).

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I love this place, my husband & I come here all the time. The food is always freash and the service is on spot. I would recommend (if you have at least a party of 4) to reserve on their booths in the back. They give you a real VIP

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I love this place, my husband & I come here all the time. The food is always freash and the service is on spot. I would recommend (if you have at least a party of 4) to reserve on their booths in the back. They give you a real VIP

Pros: food, service

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I have been here a ton of times and always have a great meal an spot on service. The owner is always there and makes you feel special. It is a fun place to go as a couple or with a group of friends. If you go with a group, try to reserve

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I have been here a ton of times and always have a great meal an spot on service. The owner is always there and makes you feel special. It is a fun place to go as a couple or with a group of friends. If you go with a group, try to reserve

Pros: food, service, vibe

Cons: small bar area

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Have been to this restaurant over the last 4 years. Always love the food! I recommend trying the shrimp balchau for appetizer and the lobster masala for the entree. Going with a group of about 4-6 people is great here because the waitstaff

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Have been to this restaurant over the last 4 years. Always love the food! I recommend trying the shrimp balchau for appetizer and the lobster masala for the entree. Going with a group of about 4-6 people is great here because the waitstaff

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I love this place.. it is the perfect fusion of Elegant, Modern Indian.\r
The food is amazing, your palatte will not get enough. The Colliflower appetzr is the best..\r
The Wines are delicious, the drinks are great. There is no waiting,

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I love this place.. it is the perfect fusion of Elegant, Modern Indian.\r
The food is amazing, your palatte will not get enough. The Colliflower appetzr is the best..\r
The Wines are delicious, the drinks are great. There is no waiting,

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, AMBIANCE, EVERYTHING!

Cons: NONE!

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As an Indian...the food was very good. They changed the typical indian food to something more exotic. Halibut was amazing. ..lamb vindaloo was okay. The wait is a little long the Pomagranette drink was spectacular in the mean time. The

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As an Indian...the food was very good. They changed the typical indian food to something more exotic. Halibut was amazing. ..lamb vindaloo was okay. The wait is a little long the Pomagranette drink was spectacular in the mean time. The

Pros: Different Indian food

Cons: Sterile atmosphere, pressured/hasty servers/waiters

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Have been to this restaurant over the last 4 years. Always love the food! I recommend trying the shrimp balchau for appetizer and the lobster masala for the entree. Going with a group of about 4-6 people is great here because the

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Have been to this restaurant over the last 4 years. Always love the food! I recommend trying the shrimp balchau for appetizer and the lobster masala for the entree. Going with a group of about 4-6 people is great here because the

Pros: Delicious food, family style serving

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Loved it! Been meaning to try for a while, and finally went last night. It's a cute place, modern, clean/trendy. I had the mango cosmo which was excellent. For dinner I had lobster masala which was SO good and the lobster meat is pretty

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Loved it! Been meaning to try for a while, and finally went last night. It's a cute place, modern, clean/trendy. I had the mango cosmo which was excellent. For dinner I had lobster masala which was SO good and the lobster meat is pretty

Pros: Food was great, ambience is nice, service was great

Cons: nothing! totally enjoyed everything!

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I have been going to this restaurant for years, and it is above and beyond my absolute favorite place in the country to dine!! They have mastered all that is necessary for a proper dining experience, from the attentive, kind, and

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I have been going to this restaurant for years, and it is above and beyond my absolute favorite place in the country to dine!! They have mastered all that is necessary for a proper dining experience, from the attentive, kind, and

Pros: Food is a perfect as food can get. The chefs are masters at their art!

Cons: I wish it was less expensive so I could go there more often!

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I can't fathom what happened to the diners who reveiwed this restaurant before me - I'm guessing Tamarind was having an off night because my recent experience was FANTASTIC!! My boyfriend and I are both suckers for well-prepared Indian

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I can't fathom what happened to the diners who reveiwed this restaurant before me - I'm guessing Tamarind was having an off night because my recent experience was FANTASTIC!! My boyfriend and I are both suckers for well-prepared Indian

Pros: Attentive service, perfectly seasoned dishes

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Please ignore the prior messages which are obviously written by the restaurant management. The service is poor, the food was served cold, was bland, and tasteless. The atmosphere is pseudo classy. Under the white cloths, old, rundown

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Please ignore the prior messages which are obviously written by the restaurant management. The service is poor, the food was served cold, was bland, and tasteless. The atmosphere is pseudo classy. Under the white cloths, old, rundown

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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For the price of this place, I would expect the food to be better. But you can find better Indian food in the LES.\r
Those hole in wall places in LES has mouth watering dishes.\r
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The chicken was too dry and was not flavorful.\r
As for

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For the price of this place, I would expect the food to be better. But you can find better Indian food in the LES.\r
Those hole in wall places in LES has mouth watering dishes.\r
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The chicken was too dry and was not flavorful.\r
As for

Pros: Decor, Service, and Mango Lassi

Cons: Food

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I wasnt wasnt going to write another review just yet, but had to after reading the other post. I was at Tamarind last week one more time and had a nice dinner, the Owner and the manager both came to talk to me and my friend and it felt

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I wasnt wasnt going to write another review just yet, but had to after reading the other post. I was at Tamarind last week one more time and had a nice dinner, the Owner and the manager both came to talk to me and my friend and it felt

Pros: Ambience, food, wines

Cons: none so far

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We took my mother here to celebrate Diwali. She is a cook and of the several Indian places we've taken her in the city, she only enjoyed one. Zagat07 said Tam was tops for Indian food and several guys at work said they enjoyed it very

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We took my mother here to celebrate Diwali. She is a cook and of the several Indian places we've taken her in the city, she only enjoyed one. Zagat07 said Tam was tops for Indian food and several guys at work said they enjoyed it very

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Went hee for dinner on saturday night. In the bigining the server was attentive and then disapeared for 40 mins. When i asked another waiter for help he said that wasnt his area to serve. The food was medeocre and very pricey. The street

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Went hee for dinner on saturday night. In the bigining the server was attentive and then disapeared for 40 mins. When i asked another waiter for help he said that wasnt his area to serve. The food was medeocre and very pricey. The street

Pros: Attentive servers for 5 mins

Cons: Street food tastes better

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I ate here on Friday September 8th and the food and service was FANTASTIC. LOVED IT. The owner was so gracious and spent time discussing his restaurant. Very difficult to find Indian Restaurants were the staff and owners are friendly

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I ate here on Friday September 8th and the food and service was FANTASTIC. LOVED IT. The owner was so gracious and spent time discussing his restaurant. Very difficult to find Indian Restaurants were the staff and owners are friendly

Pros: Food and Service

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We visited this restaurant because of the high scores they received in the zagat survey. We were very unimpressed and dissatisfied with their service (particularly their unfriendly attitude, the whole staff, with the excpetion of our

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We visited this restaurant because of the high scores they received in the zagat survey. We were very unimpressed and dissatisfied with their service (particularly their unfriendly attitude, the whole staff, with the excpetion of our

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just got back from lunch at Tamarind and it was excellent. we decided to eat in tea room which was small and cute. we split a tasty vegetable samosa and the malai tikka wrap. I definitely will go back.

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just got back from lunch at Tamarind and it was excellent. we decided to eat in tea room which was small and cute. we split a tasty vegetable samosa and the malai tikka wrap. I definitely will go back.

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The owner of Tamarind is a sleaze bucket. He literally started rubbing my wife's arm and afterwards wouldn't stop staring at her. I had to yell at him to stop. This review is not a joke, stay away from this place place at all costs.

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The owner of Tamarind is a sleaze bucket. He literally started rubbing my wife's arm and afterwards wouldn't stop staring at her. I had to yell at him to stop. This review is not a joke, stay away from this place place at all costs.

Cons: sicko owner

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although tamarind is pretty expensive, it's well worth it. the food here is awesome and the service tends to be very good as well. i'm surprised about some of the bad reviews posted here - i've been to tamarind about 5 or 6 times and

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although tamarind is pretty expensive, it's well worth it. the food here is awesome and the service tends to be very good as well. i'm surprised about some of the bad reviews posted here - i've been to tamarind about 5 or 6 times and

Pros: awesome food, good/decent service, cool atmosphere

Cons: pricey, often very crowded

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I recently went to this restaurant with some co-workers for lunch and had an amazing time. The staff was accomodating, the food was absolutely delicious and the place is lovely. We even had a visit from the Manager who wanted to make sure

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I recently went to this restaurant with some co-workers for lunch and had an amazing time. The staff was accomodating, the food was absolutely delicious and the place is lovely. We even had a visit from the Manager who wanted to make sure

Pros: Ambience, Amazing Food, Not too Spicy

Cons: Pricey

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I'm Indian and can be picky about Indian food so I was surprised when I actually enjoyed the food at Tamarind. The chicken tikka masala was really tasty and that is the first time I ever enjoyed it. I liked that the food wasn't too

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I'm Indian and can be picky about Indian food so I was surprised when I actually enjoyed the food at Tamarind. The chicken tikka masala was really tasty and that is the first time I ever enjoyed it. I liked that the food wasn't too

Pros: food, service

Cons: prices

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Finally, creative Indian food in a wonderfully clean and beautiful setting. The food here is great, ambience is amazing and no resemblance to any curry hill type venue. Great for a first date...

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Finally, creative Indian food in a wonderfully clean and beautiful setting. The food here is great, ambience is amazing and no resemblance to any curry hill type venue. Great for a first date...

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delicious food, excellent presentation, snooty service, but overall a must-go place for nice indian food. Adjacent Tea room has amazing sandwitches and different types of tea ... managers go outta their way to make you feel comforable --

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delicious food, excellent presentation, snooty service, but overall a must-go place for nice indian food. Adjacent Tea room has amazing sandwitches and different types of tea ... managers go outta their way to make you feel comforable --

Pros: food, food, food

Cons: pricey for dinner, reservations preferrd

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and I'm Indian. Initially I was not excited to go out for indian food when my husband told me about the reservations, but I was so surprised. The food was absolutely amazing! From the pakoras to the kulfi. We had a seafood platter ($32)

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and I'm Indian. Initially I was not excited to go out for indian food when my husband told me about the reservations, but I was so surprised. The food was absolutely amazing! From the pakoras to the kulfi. We had a seafood platter ($32)

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I am not a big fan of Indian food but I would say this place is my favorite Indian restaurant. The food has just the right amount of spice for someone like me (who does not like spicey foods). You get three courses for $20 at lunch and

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I am not a big fan of Indian food but I would say this place is my favorite Indian restaurant. The food has just the right amount of spice for someone like me (who does not like spicey foods). You get three courses for $20 at lunch and

Pros: food, location, ambience

Cons: waiters?

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We loved the tea room where they serve hot flavored teas with a variety of scrumptious classic Indian cookies. It's a lovely little joint for some good food, fast and just kick your feet up and relax a little.

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We loved the tea room where they serve hot flavored teas with a variety of scrumptious classic Indian cookies. It's a lovely little joint for some good food, fast and just kick your feet up and relax a little.

Pros: Tea, Indian Shortbreads

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I had dinner with two other friends one night... granted we didn't have the reservations, but common sense for any restaurant manager is, "if you can't provide good service, then don't seat the person". taramind, though, only cares for

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I had dinner with two other friends one night... granted we didn't have the reservations, but common sense for any restaurant manager is, "if you can't provide good service, then don't seat the person". taramind, though, only cares for

Cons: , overpriced

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I try to avoid Indian food because I have quite a variety of serious food allergies and alot of the items on the menu could kill me. When I got talked into dining here one night last month, I knew I had to be on guard. I communicated my

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I try to avoid Indian food because I have quite a variety of serious food allergies and alot of the items on the menu could kill me. When I got talked into dining here one night last month, I knew I had to be on guard. I communicated my

Pros: food, service, ambiance

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Those who think all Indian restaurants are dark and filled with brass plates, figurines of gods and goddesses, and heavy fabrics will not recognize Tamarind, an Indian spot from the restaurateur behind Dawat. The dining room is bright and…

 

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