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Surya - Love Ya!

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amy tarshis Sep 8, 1998 11:24 AM

I checked out the new minimalist-chic Indian-French fusion place, Surya, in the West Village (If you've lived in the Village for awhile, you'll recall that this used to be the home of the Manhattan Chili Company). Anyway, the food was wonderful, presentation was all the way French and you could make a meal of all of the wonderful appetizers. The food is very spicy and Indian beers compliment it well but I tried their house special, the "Tajmopolitan" -- everything's a haze after that! You definitely need reservations here -- ask for manager Shayenne.

Also, forgive me for allowing the ghost of Lisa Antinore (hi Lisa) to enter my body but...I must tell you more! After checking out super-chic Lot 61, I discovered a funky biker bar nearby called Red Rock West (457 W.17th) -- what a hoot, a real only-in-NY experience, GO!

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    robert sietsema RE: amy tarshis Sep 11, 1998 09:36 AM

    But too damn expensive! And their masala dosai sucked!

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      Dave Feldman RE: robert sietsema Sep 12, 1998 01:33 AM

      And the paratha wasn't good, either.

      And when we went, it was the only kind of bread they
      offered.

      DF

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        amy tarshis RE: Dave Feldman Sep 16, 1998 02:57 PM

        Okay so it's the "White Man's version" of Indian. As far as price, I wasn't looking, someone else paid. Cheap it ain't, chic it is!

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