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“Great Find in Downtown Philadelphia” 5 of 5 stars
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Palace at the Ben
834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
(267) 232-5600
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: 9th & Chestnut St.
Transit: Regional trains (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8) stop two blocks away at the Market East Station located at 11th & Market Street. All below listed buses stop in front of the restaurant: 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 47, and 61. The New Jersey High Speed PATCO Line station is located in less than a block away at 9th & Locust Streets.
Adrian, Michigan
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“Great Find in Downtown Philadelphia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We were looking for an Indian restaurant on a Sunday in downtown Philadelphia. We were able to find this place after looking it up on TripAdvisor. We found it easily and were seated promptly upon entering. The server waited on us without delay. The interior was very inviting and pleasant. There were three of us and we ordered dishes to share. We had the shrimp biriyani, the tandoori chicken and cashmere chicken. The shrimp biriyani was very good and the tandoori chicken was done very well. However, the cashmere chicken was outstanding. The curry went well with the basmati rice and the roti bread. The prices were a little high for a restaurant of this type but the quality of the food was worth it. I would recommend this place if you are looking for Indian in downtown Philly.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pricey lunch, but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stopped in Palace at the Ben for lunch on a Sunday and were one of 3 tables, so it was quiet. The server was great and the Chicken Vindaloo was some of the best I have had in the Philly area.

What really sets Palace apart is the naan. It was fresh and when we ordered a second round, it took about 10 minutes for it to come out. They do not reheat premade naan and it makes for a much better bread.

Visited January 2013
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“Found a palace in the cold”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We were roaming around philli downtown when we sort of bumped here. Awesome ambience, good service and equally good food. The cocktails are ew, but then again I have not had a good cocktail in any Indian restaurant before; may be they are not supposed to be good at them. On that thought they should stop serving them or at lest stop the bad ones.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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“Excellent upscale indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

It was a pleasure to eat here. Nice setting, wonderfully quiet , although it was early and not crowded. The food had a mix of northrn and southern indian cuisine, some old staples, but also some preparations not usually seen. All food we tried was excellent, the service was attentive. Overall a wonderful discovery, the best indian restaurant i tried in the area in quite a while

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Houston, Texas
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“Very good Indian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Service was exceptional & the food was great! We dined with a large party & from start to finish it was a great time!

Visited September 2012
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