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Everest Grill in Broadaxe

Hey folks! last week I noticed banners flying in the parking lot of the Tamarindo's shopping center, and a new restaurant sign. Friday when we went by DH got a good look at the sign. It's called Everest Grill and says Persian and Indian food. Anyone know anything about this place or its owners?

ETA: just found their website: http://phillyeverestgrill.com/

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  1. I don't know anything about it, but I'm hoping it's good. My last couple of meals at Aman's has been mediocre at best and takeout at Saffron on a Friday or Saturday night is a major pain in the rear, especially with all of the snow.

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    1. re: mitchh

      I hope they make a good Fesenjan! Pomegrate, walnut, chicken (though they use duck in Iran) stew. Wonderfully tasty!

    2. Ironically I just came back from dinner there tonight. Relatives of the owners own the Dunkin Donuts in Norristown were my husband goes daily.OMG, it was amazing. I used to live in an area of LA packed with Persian restaurants, and this was some of the best I have ever had. For apps we got a sauteed spinach dish, and a roasted eggplant with chicken. The flavor on both were fabulous. My entree was a basic chicken and lamb kobedeh, which is a kebab of ground meat. Both were super flavorful and juicy.And the rice was hands down the most delicate saffron rice ever. My husband ordered the house special, an immense plate with curried lamb, chicken, veggies and several sauces. He ate every last bite. The atmosphere is not hip or anything but very nice. You can't beat the price either. For all that it was just $33 since they are doing 15% off dinner for the rest of the month.

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      1. re: peridot83

        Gah peridot83 do you mean the rest of jan or feb? Because that place sounds like just the thing for the winter blahs.

        1. re: givemecarbs

          their website says 15% off until Feb 25. :)

          thanks peridot for the review! I'm sooo hungry for kabobs lately, will have to give them a try!

      2. Intrigued by the use of Mt. Everest to represent two such disparate cultures, I ventured out last evening with friend, Ken, to give it a try. Quiet and nicely appointed, we were greeted by friendly staff and had attentive but non-intrusive service throughout. Ken started with a simple but flavorful chicken broth with a light garnish of what appeared to be small orzo. He followed up with the Chicken Madras with curry leaves that he thoroughly enjoyed. I went for the Shareen Polo - a Persian wedding dish - that made me wish I had stayed on the Indian side. While the rice garnished with orange peel, julienne carrots and pistachios was very tasty, my Cornish hen was dried out worse than the whole roasters at Acme cooked early that morning. It may have been slightly more palatable with the conspicuously absent orange sauce but its multiple hours of warming made it largely inedible. Apologies were profuse but no bill adjustment offered. For dessert, Ken had a rather bland rice pudding while I enjoyed a sweet/savory Persian saffron ice cream. Despite the disappointing main course (I guess even Persian weddings are cursed with rubber chicken), I'd give it another try, particularly before the end of this month when the 15% discount on dinner tabs expires. BYOB.
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        1. re: Chefpaulo

          Peri, Chef thanks for your early attempts at Everest. With reservations in place; I now have a bit of an idea of what to consider and avoid. I suppose I would stay on the India side as it is one of my favorites. Also intrigued by Mt. Everest I will be sure to ask why. I suspect the answer will be less than intriguing. Also I wonder why they did not offer some type adjustment on the fowl gone afoul?

          1. re: Chefpaulo

            We gave Everest a shot on Friday night. With most new places that I go to, I try to stick to basics and then, if it passes the basics test, I'll venture out to more exotic items.

            We started with the papri chaat appetizer. I found theirs to be very tasty. The wafers were very crispy. My only complaint was that the onion was just a touch overpowering, but not a deal breaker.

            We then shared an order of chicken tiikaa masala which is accompanied with rice. The masala was very flavorful, not too spicy (I might ask them to kick it up a notch next time). The chicken was perfectly cooked and the rice was the right consistency.

            We also had an order of peshawari naan, which was very good.

            All of that for $19 you can't beat it. I'll definitely give it another shot.

            1. re: mitchh

              Mitchh - I'm up for giving it another shot as well. My friend enjoyed his entree but I felt that $19 for my oven dried hen was not a compelling return feature. I hope the message somehow gets to chef that splitting and broiling the hens will add much to the attractiveness of the dish if they can be served juicy and sizzling hot right off the grill.
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              1. re: Chefpaulo

                Different day same chicken. Here is a second on your hope that the chef gets the message on the bird before it is too late. We Indian food lovers all know how tender and tasty a chicken tikka masala should be; oh well tasty yes but. My wife's gobhi aloo was very thin and soupy with very little familiar spicing. The hummas was quite good with tasty fresh pita and the naan was also good. I love hot pickles usually and expect a spicy and salty treat. Sorry to say the Everest version, on this night, was only very over salted. With this said, the staff is quite nice and the venue is attractive and roomy when compared with the Ambler Indian food option. At this starting point for Everest it would be unfair to form a conclusion on their ability to present good Indian. We did not try a Persian dish, perhaps that is their nich. We will also give it another shot. But with the small investment of 5 additional minutes; Ambler calls to us for sure satisfaction.

        2. We've eaten here twice and had very good meals both times. The menu is divided into two sections, Persian and Indian. The first time we had the Persian ground veal kabobs, tandoori chicken and chicken tikki masala. The kabobs were good but not exceptional. If you've had the ground veal kabobs at The Persian Grille in Lafayette Hill, you'll recognize these. The tandoori chicken was excellent. It had a nicely flavored outer "crust" and the meat inside was still moist. The chicken tikki masala is some of the best we've had in the Philly burbs. The sauce was freshly made and nicely flavored and the chicken (while not too plentiful, but no less than most Indian restaurants) was still moist. We returned last night and repeated two of our previous dishes and the tandoori chicken and chicken tikki masala were as good as the first time. We also had the murg saag (chicken/spinach) which is some of the best we've had. The spinach was nicely seasoned. It is obvious that their food is made to order. Everything had that appealing look and shine of freshly made food.

          Oh and the rice...some of the best textured basmati we've ever had.

          Everest Grill will likely be our weekday, last minute, don't feel like cooking go to restaurant. It's clean and neat inside, with a friendly staff that is eager to please. And it's BYOB too. Most entrees are in the $12 range.

          1. This place is a must try. Check the website before going because the lunch menu is VERY different from the dinner menu. Best raita i've ever had - not over the top onion flavor like most. Also LOVED teh halim bademjoon (eggplant) and nargesi (spinach)

            1. We tried it on Saturday night and had a nice meal. We had a chicken and eggplant appetizer from the persian side of the menu which was fabulbous. From the indian side of the menu we had the naan with ground lamb, chicken tikki masala, and one of the lamb curries. All were quite good but the chicken was a little bland. The rice was delicous, perfect hint of sweet flavor, perfect texture. We did have a number of service glitches (someone gave the last highchair in the restaurant to a family who came in after us and the kid had to be at least 5, way too old for a highchair, so my 18 month had to balance herself on a chair), they forgot to bring out rice with the masala, they forgot to bring out the mango chutney. Everything was handled with friendliness and courteosy so it did not bother me. They took 15% off our check, everything came to around $30. We will definitely go back.

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              1. re: AmblerGirl

                Thanks for the review AmblerGirl. Did you get raita and if so how was it? Was the service more of a team effort?

                1. re: givemecarbs

                  No we did not get to try the raita, I'll have to remember next time because that would have gone great with the ground lamb naan. Yes the service was definitely a group effort, a very young staff, a bit of confusion on a few areas, but they were really nice so we were happy.

              2. I took my sister and mother to dinner last night @ Everest. We all LOVED it. The host was attentive; made some recommendations and explained some menu items to us. we started with the hummus and the nargesi, both of which we loved, altho the spinach was only kind of lukewarm.
                Entrees were the chicken soltani - the kabobs were perfectly cooked and delicious! chicken tikka masala - my sister had never eaten Indian food before, but found a new love. we all thought the tikka was delicious. Goan Shrimp Curry - also very good, just not as tasty as the chicken, and a little salty. this dish was supposed to come with mango chutney, which we had to ask for. that was fantastic - i put some on my naan with a bit of chicken kabob. perfect.
                We had 2 orders of plain naan - which we enjoyed. Next time I will order the onion or garlic naan. We didn't have dessert, as my sister and I were headed downtown to the Bon Jovi concert.
                I thought it was very reasonable, $65 for the 3 of us for dinner. We'll be back for certain.

                1. I had lunch at Everest yesterday, the host remembered me from my previous visit and recommended I try the Lunch Thali... which I did, and I'm so glad! I *thought* I ordered the non-vegetarian, but got the vegetarian instead. NO problem. it comes on a divided metal lunch tray... I got daal - curried lentils, saag paneer - spinach and cheese(?), a slightly spicy veggie dish, roti, basmanti rice, raita and rice pudding. I LOVED the veggie dishes and the roti. I find their rice a touch dry, but the flavor is so good. the raita was very watery-seeming. the rice pudding was interesting, very sweet, sort of perfum-y, a lot more liquid than what I'm used to in rice pudding. it was just enough of everything, except maybe the spinach, which I just loved.
                  my friend had the ground chicken kabob and loved every bite. because she has a food-related medical issue she asked a lot of questions about the menu, which they were quite happy to answer. She said she will drive from central jersey just to go back to Everest with me.

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                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    Thanks for the review juju! Good to know that they took the time to answer your friend's questions in a friendly manner.

                  2. What's interesting to note is that Everest's menu features Persian and Indian dishes not Indo-Persian (aka Parsi) dishes, which originated when the Persians migrated from Persia to India around 700 AD.

                    Looking forward to trying it.

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                    1. re: percyn

                      I'd love to sample true Parsi cuisine, if there is one. They're not a large group in the international community. Zubin Mehta is the only one I know of. I wonder what he ate growing up.
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                      1. re: Chefpaulo

                        Zubin Mehta probably grew up eating the same food as I did. Not many restaurants in India serve Parsi cuisine either. PM me if you want some Parsi recipes or be invited to a rare Parsi feast I occasionally throw.

                    2. I stopped in here on Sunday night and was told they are going to serve Persian food beginning next week

                      1. Well, that didn't last long. Everest appears to be closed. I've suspected for a while, but when I drove by this evening during the dinner hour, the lights were all off.

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                        1. re: jujuthomas

                          oh man...that's too bad! we liked it a lot for their indian. but we enjoyed the persian as well, and were definitely planning on going back for more. bummer!