Impressions: New Madras Palace
For the past few months we have dropped by New Madras
Palace (28th & Lex on the East Side of the street)
on an average twice a month.
Most of these visits were on weekends, and that too
for lunch between 12-1PM. My impressions of this Kosher place
is as follows:
Decor: Non-existent - poor lighting etc...
Food: This is a south indian restaurant. I must
say that they serve really fresh, and soft iddlies
and fresh vadas of all indian restaurants that I
have visited in NYC. They also have a very good
selection of dosas (specially Mysore masala, and
onion rava masala).
Things that I would avoid (All north indian dishes)
include Uttapumns. On our first visit, I asked the
wait person of what was fresh - On his suggestion
I ordered iddlies, having mentioned to him, that I
had not yet sampled fresh iddlies in the city.
Since then I have always included iddlies as a
starter on each occasion, and every time I had it
fresh and soft. With exception to dosais, Most of
the other non-south-indian dishes that my wife has
ordered have been average at best.
Having not been there during weekdays, or for dinners
I can only suggest lunches during weekends ;-)
Happy chowing ciao.
Anil, try Mavalli Palace on 29th between Park and Mad. for better South Indian non-veg. I haven't been in a few months since we had a child but the chef was excellent when I was there. And being from the South I ought to know.
Chola on 58th between Third and Second is terrific. (Yes, it's just a few steps east of Dawat.) Their menu is more diverse than Mavalli Palace - both veg and non, from the North and the South. I like this place and have befriended the host/manager so he always takes care of me. Good eating.