We have been going to this restaurant since its days in McKinley Hollow, in Big Indian. It has remained consistently excellent for more than twenty years. Portions are fairly generous. Our latest visit was just a couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday evening. The restaurant has a quiet atmosphere, and classical Indian music always plays softly. LP covers of Ravi Shankar albums were featured around the dining room.
We started off with our usual: an order of assorted Indian fritters, served with a three-dish tray of condiments: tamarind, mint, and onion chutneys. We also ordered samosas, but wound up taking those home. For her entree, Laura ordered Lamb Korma (served in a spicy cream sauce), and I ordered Chicken Shaag (served with spinach in a spicy sauce). Both were superb. We also ordered 2 poori, light, puffy breads. Mountain Gate always serves a generous plate of Basmati rice.
The prices are very reasonable, and the entire dinner was a lot of fun, and utterly delicious. One caveat: Mountain Gate does not sell beer or wine, but a great wine shop is just a few blocks away, on Tinker Street.
A personal favorite, very highly recommended.
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