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California Hounds seek upscale Indian

FAT Traveler Aug 19, 2006 10:46 PM

We'll be visiting NYC for Labor Day weekend and want to have Indian food one night. We're looking for upscale, contemporary Indian cuisine with an attractive setting. We've eaten at Tabla before and enjoyed it, but we'd like to try soething new. I've read some about Mint--is that a good choice?

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    anil RE: FAT Traveler Aug 19, 2006 11:40 PM

    Try Devi or Yuva.

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      Bookistan RE: FAT Traveler Aug 19, 2006 11:48 PM

      I don't know about Mint but I'll second Devi - it's upscale and inventive. Upstairs has a charming, romantic decor. A lot of younger Indian professionals hang out here, so I think that's a good sign. I also suggest the Bread Bar at Tabla (the downstairs space). More casual, but still very good quality, and a nice place for lunch.

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        rgs123 RE: FAT Traveler Aug 20, 2006 02:38 PM

        Agree that Devi is excellent. Also Tamarind for modern Indian.

        If you're visiting 6th street, I'd recommend Banjara.

        1. tbear RE: FAT Traveler Aug 20, 2006 10:33 PM

          I really like Chola on 58th st. It has elegant service and very good food. Try the Lamb Shatty(?).

          1. meatme RE: FAT Traveler Aug 21, 2006 12:47 AM

            Third Devi.

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              Sugar RE: FAT Traveler Aug 21, 2006 01:02 AM

              4th for Devi. A real step-up in terms of quality and a very attractive room.

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                Peter Cherches RE: FAT Traveler Aug 21, 2006 02:38 PM

                Yet another Devi thumbs up. I haven't tried Chola yet, but I'm going to do the buffet later this week.

                There's no reason to go to 6th Street.

                1. Nick F. RE: FAT Traveler Aug 22, 2006 12:25 PM

                  Devi and Tamarind are great. Those are all yuo really have to know in terms of upscale Indian in NYC. 6th Street is by no means upscale.

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