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Biryani House revisited

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  • SacredKow Feb 15, 2004 03:44 PM
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Went to Biryani House on Wellesley for St. Valentine's (after unsuccessfully calling about 20 restaurants on Thursday trying to get a reservation for Saturday). An earlier review, cited below, praised the food but criticized the service. Under the pressure of several hours of a completely full house, the service seemed to break down even more last night. Waiters standing around with a dish and no idea of where to take it, longish wait to be seated in spite of having a reservation, very long waits for food and drink.

Still, the food was so good, with so many unusual touches, that I'm tempted to go back and try it again on a quieter night. We had one of the Valentine's special menus for 2: samosa, lamb chops, butter chicken, smoky eggplant, raita, nan, gulab jamun (1 ball) and kulfi (1 piece), for something like $52. But even the things that sound routine, like samosa or nan or raita, all were prepared in unusual and delicious ways and presented with flair.

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  1. Better yet, take out the food. I'm convinced that's the way to go with this restaurant.

    1. Better yet, take out the food. I'm convinced that's the way to go with this restaurant.

      1. I also find that the lunch buffet is good. They have a wide variety of dishes. Typically, there's ten or twelve main dishes, salads and a decent selection of desserts. The dishes are served in proper warming containers not under a heat lamp so the food stays fresh.

        Best of all, you only have to depend on the wait staff for drinks and pita.