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Sep 7, 2006 03:18 PM

need indian suggestions

Planning a late Sept/early Oct trip to NYC; interested in really good indian (at any pricing point, don't really care about atmosphere). Help me's my first post-Katrina vacation and I need to be reminded that not all places are half-ruined (watermarks & destruction are beginning to seem normal, so you know I need to get out of town).

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  1. I love Chola on 59th between 2nd and 3rd. It is an elegant restaurant with excellent food.

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    1. re: tbear

      LOVE Chola, was there a week ago, and ventured from my regular Indian dishes as per recommendation of waiter...FABULOUS. Also love Tamarind. Tabla is also a great suggestions for those willing to venture from the 'regular' Indian restaurant menu.

    2. More "Indian influenced" but yummy every time is Tabla (11 Madison Ave @ 25th Street). Enjoy!

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      1. re: jona2325

        Yes, even though Tabla's not straight up Indian food, the tasting menu was so good, I almost went blind.

      2. Devi has truly superb Indian cuisine served in a space on two levels that has unusual and elegant decor.

        Hope you have a wonderful stay in NYC!

        1. Thanks, everyone. Looks like three solid places. I'm leaning toward Devi, so if there's something I should know about it, please share. Also, any suggestions for cheap-ish, indian lunch spots.

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          1. re: Hungry Celeste

            Glad to hear that you're seriously considering Devi. I am certain you will not be disappointed. The tasting dinner is definitely the way to go, and there are wine pairings if you are so inclined.

            Copper Chimney is a less expensive but still good place for Indian food.



          2. tbear.... would you recommend Chola over Dawat? (Have been checking Dawat reviews and can't find anything recent.) Am looking for good Indian around and above the '50s.

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            1. re: Gelaine

              Gelaine... only because I have not been to Dawat in a couple years and have been to Chola several times recently. I remember the food being good at Dawat, but the service somewhat supercilious.