Darbar India Grill - Uptown
Haven't seen anything on this board about Darbar, so I thought I'd put a word in for it. Uptown has generally suffered from a lack of decent Indian food, but I'm happy to report that Darbar may have filled this niche.
My wife and I tried the place before a movie last weekend. There's nothing out of the ordinary on the menu but the food was quite solid. I would not suggest that anyone go out of their way to make this a destination, but if you're looking for a pre-movie bite or are in the area with a yen for Indian you may want to give it a try.
Darbar India Grill
1221 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Went for dinner a couple weeks ago. Very nice space, eager/friendly service, pretty good wine list and a full bar. We had the Vegetable Samosa appetizer (fairly typical but good with great tamarind and jalepeno-mint sauces on side), Garlic Naan (a little dry but ate it all :), Chicken Josh and Lamb Saag. Spice rating choices from them was medium-hot-extra hot-Indian hot. We went with hot on the lamb and extra hot on the chicken. I think "Indian hot" would knock me over, but the "extra" was great-not mouth-searing, but really full rich and flavorful heat. I would definitely go back and try more!