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Dawat in White Plains

Josh Mittleman Oct 20, 1998 01:36 PM

My wife and I had dinner at Dawat in White Plains last
night. We've been there a few times before, but they
really excelled last night. We had their daily
special, rack of lamb crusted with Indian spices and
cooked in the tandoor. It was exceptionally good, and
went well with sag paneer -- which they do very well --
mint paratha, basmati rice, and dal. Dinner for two
with drinks about about $60.

My only complaint is that their beer list is boring.
They do have Flying Horse, the best of the Indian
lagers in my experience, but I wish they'd add a few of
the local microbrews.

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    stephen kaye Oct 20, 1998 05:02 PM

    if you haven't already, try malabar hill on rt 119/elsmsford, imho, much better. than dawat.

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    1. re: stephen kaye
      Barb H. Oct 21, 1998 07:41 PM

      While I have not yet tried Dawat, the sag paneer at
      Malabar Hill has always been a favorite of mine - I've
      always had good experiences at Malabar Hill.

      1. re: stephen kaye
        Josh Mittleman Oct 22, 1998 10:33 AM

        I'm very familiar with Malabar Hill. It's OK, but I've
        always found Dawat to be more interesting, more
        creative. The sag paneer we had at Dawat earlier this
        week was far superior to what I've had at Malabar Hill.
        Basically I've found Malabar Hill to be reliable
        generic Indian, while Dawat has a signature that makes
        it much more appealing.

        One thing that Malabar Hill has going for it, though,
        it a superior beer selection.

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