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upscale indian for lunch

icorem Aug 22, 2011 08:42 AM

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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    kathryn RE: icorem Aug 22, 2011 08:59 AM

    Is this for a weekday or the weekend?

    Probably Tulsi or Devi are your best bets:

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

    8 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003

    211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

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      Riverman500 RE: icorem Aug 22, 2011 09:29 AM

      How about Junoon?

      27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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        Miss Needle RE: Riverman500 Aug 22, 2011 10:59 AM

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

        27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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          RGR RE: Miss Needle Aug 22, 2011 11:17 AM

          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.


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          jman1 RE: Riverman500 Aug 23, 2011 08:19 PM

          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.

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          mollp RE: icorem Aug 22, 2011 09:35 AM

          Dawat on 58th and Lex.

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

          1. MsAlyp RE: icorem Aug 23, 2011 01:52 PM

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

            27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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              AubWah RE: MsAlyp Aug 23, 2011 03:49 PM

              what did you order?

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              Simon RE: icorem Aug 23, 2011 04:39 PM

              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...

              27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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                RGR RE: Simon Aug 24, 2011 02:05 AM

                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.


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                  Blumie RE: Simon Aug 24, 2011 10:58 AM

                  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.

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                    Simon RE: Blumie Aug 24, 2011 11:32 AM

                    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. Phil Ogelos RE: icorem Aug 24, 2011 05:53 AM

                  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.

                  41 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

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                    icorem RE: Phil Ogelos Aug 24, 2011 08:26 AM

                    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...

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                      Phil Ogelos RE: icorem Aug 24, 2011 08:59 AM

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

                  2. thew RE: icorem Aug 24, 2011 06:51 AM


                    108 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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                      Ckone1999 RE: icorem Aug 24, 2011 07:08 AM

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

                      99 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

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                        DavyTheFatBoy RE: icorem Aug 27, 2011 10:47 AM

                        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.

                        27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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                          icorem RE: DavyTheFatBoy Aug 27, 2011 01:14 PM

                          thanks to all repliers
                          i booked junoon

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