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upscale indian for lunch

Hi all

looking for an upscale indian place for lunch [upscale like rasoi in London - a must for any foodie..]
thanks in advance.

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  1. Is this for a weekday or the weekend?

    Probably Tulsi or Devi are your best bets:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/802615
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6497...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7448...

    Note that Tulsi serves lunch Monday through Saturday, whereas Devi only does weekday lunch.

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    Devi
    8 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003

    Tulsi
    211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

    1. How about Junoon?

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

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      1. re: Riverman500

        If the lunch is going to be on a weekday, I enthusiastically second Junoon. They're closed on weekends.

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

        1. re: Miss Needle

          To be clear, Junoon is open on Satuday and Sunday for dinner but not for lunch. I agree that it would be a good choice as would Tulsi.

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

          Tulsi photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

          We haven't been to Devi since Hemant left to open Tulsi, so I can't comment on the current quality of the food.

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

        2. re: Riverman500

          Any relation between Junoon in NY and in Palo Alto, CA? I've had a good experience in Palo Alto, but can't see any evidence of a link.

          Ah, I now see that the spelling is different, Junoon vs. Junnoon.

        3. Dawat on 58th and Lex.

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          Dawat
          210 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022

          1. Have to go with Junoon on this one. I really enjoyed it last time I was there, def upscale for Indian.

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

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            1. Junoon got some extremely negative reviews (mainly service oriented) on another thread, from more than one hound...i haven't been, but the negative vibe was described in such detail that i do not intend to go...

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

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              1. re: Simon

                I've read those negative reviews re: service. That has definitely not been our experience. We've been to Junoon twice, and the treatment we've received has been very courteous and professional.

                http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

                1. re: Simon

                  My negative comments in prior threads related to the rigidity of management. (They would not let us reserve a table for 8 unless we committed to order the tasting menu, and they would not serve us a particular dish in the lounge because it was on the dining room menu, not the lounge menu.) But the food and service has otherwise been excellent on my three visits.

                  1. re: Blumie

                    Blumie, i was refering to both your comments and to another more recent post where the poster described very rude service when encountering a coupon followed by being tricked into ordering 14 dollar coffees. I wasnt there but it sounded unforgivable.

                2. What exactly do you mean by "upscale", icorem: a place where the bill is elevated, or where people dress well?

                  EDIT: Tamarind on 22nd may meet your criteria, on both fronts.

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                  Tamarind
                  41 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

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                  1. re: Phil Ogelos

                    Phil
                    I believe Tamarind 22 is closed (I loved it very much). Upscale indian is something more sophisticated and with a nicer decor than curry in a hurry. And yeah I believe it will be also reflected in the bill...

                    1. re: icorem

                      Tamarind on 22nd is still open.
                      (I was asking about your 'decor', too, v. what you'll wear to EMP.)

                  2. dhaba

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                    Dhaba
                    108 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

                    1. Tamarind TriBeCa has a good lunch prix fixe and is also excellent a la carte.

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                      Tamarind
                      99 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

                      1. Junoon is outstanding for lunch. They have a $25 or so lunch special which has plenty of delicious choices, including a vegetarian Thali that I like a lot.

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

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                        1. re: DavyTheFatBoy

                          thanks to all repliers
                          i booked junoon