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Biryani House revisited

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SacredKow Feb 15, 2004 03:44 PM

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.

Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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    D. Sy Feb 16, 2004 01:21 PM

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

    1. d
      D. Sy Feb 16, 2004 01:23 PM

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

      1. k
        Kathleen J Feb 17, 2004 08:49 AM

        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.

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