Taj is a very good restaurant. Hard to believe that in my six years of visits to Dothan I was unaware of this great spot. I can say that I’m thoroughly pleased with all aspects of my first visit—a birthday treat.
My companion and I went the Indian route for our first experience. (Taj also has some Greek and Italian items in addition to the far larger Indian offerings). The food was delicious across the spectrum; the service was superb, the ambiance above average, and the prices in the modest range. A truly memorable birthday experience and a definite “thumbs up” for a repeat visit as soon as feasible.
Good first impressions started from the moment we entered the restaurant. We were greeted warmly by the owner-manager and assigned a server (Brigman) who ranks as one of the very best servers we’ve encountered in all our experiences. Our server was knowledgeable, patient, and helpful in guiding us through the lengthy Indian menu. (I’m not sure that I have ever before encountered such detailed and helpful information as provided by Brigman).
We started off with the very tasty papadum masala appetizer. My companion ordered a sweet coconut soup and the chicken biryani as an entrée. I skipped the soup, and saved room for two orders of garlic paan and my entrée of butter chicken curry. We both found the meal so filling that we had to skip the complimentary “birthday dessert.”
The dining area is nicely decorated and furnished, in part, with comfortable upholstered chairs. We enjoyed a quiet setting for conversation and the enjoyment of our delicious dining offerings. Our server continued to be ideal: he was quick to assist, but was not constantly interrupting the flow of our conversation and meal. Every action was done in an appropriate and timely way.
Our experience was first-rate across the board. I definitely plan to return, and I recommend Taj without hesitation.
I did notice one “negative.” I’m puzzled as to why an otherwise nice restaurant needs to have neon beer signs in the front windows. I cannot imagine that many guests are motivated to enter the restaurant because of the gaudy signs.