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Any one been? Opinion? Recs?

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Junoon
27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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  1. Junoon is great. You could try the 7 course tasting menu, which comes with extras including hors d'oeuvres, a pre-dessert, chocolates, and pate de fruits. If you order a la carte, the lobster tandoori and the duck were standouts but I enjoyed everything. Save room for dessert.

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    Junoon
    27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

    1. Quite good. Best dhal I've had at a restaurant. Innovative take on traditional dishes (I would particularly recommend the lamb curries and the goat). Breads only so-so. Chutney and pickle selection is excellent. Not cheap, however. Wife and I have been a few times and always manage to drop $200 by the time we've had a cocktail (without wine).

      1. We've been twice, and I liked almost all the dishes we had. I found the chicken chunks in the Chicken Awadhi Korma too dry though the sauce was delicious. Service is pleasant and professional, and the space is beautiful. My only little gripe is that the dim lighting in the dining room makes for poor quality photos (I won't use flash), but you might want to have a look at these anyway.

        Junoon photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

        1. Had the $24.00 prix fixe lunch there today with my husband, and enjoyed it very much. I had the shrimp with Goan sauce and a nice little salad of jicama, orange, and avocado; he had the duck meatballs (of the two, we preferred the shrimp). Wanted the lamb burger but they were out, so i had the tandoori chicken roll which came with nicely-spiced potatoes; he had the lobster roll which was excellent and came with fabulous fries and a smoky house-made ketchup. An excellent cardamom-scented pilaf was served separately. My dessert was the cardamom kulfi and his was the chocolate, caramel, and walnut tart, both very pleasing (the tart had a little note of sharpness, nice). A bottle of Alsatian pinot blanc from their exciting wine list went beautifully with the food. Masala chai and coffee to finish, and the world's tiniest cookies and macarons as mignardises. Service was perfect up until the very end, when we were presented with a bill for the $38.00 prix fixe lunches - the error was however swiftly and pleasantly corrected. Can't wait to go back.

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          Junoon
          27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

          1. i despised my one meal there at the bar...long review and thread here:

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/814013

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            1. re: Simon

              I read that at the time, too bad.