Many Indian restaurant menus are quite similar to one another, but this small corner eatery offers attractive options, prepared with a unique spin and different spicing than the run-of-the mill.
While it is difficult to recall the exact names of dishes in a language one doesn't know, I can remember very clearly the outstanding butter sauce on the chunks of chicken breast drenched in a beautiful orange-colored sauce. It seemed to be a tomato base, but not at all acidic, or "tomatoey." The black dal was spectacular and sufficiently spicy for my palate, but someone who does not enjoy spicy dishes may have some trouble with it. My husband's goat curry was perfect--a dish that is not frequently found, and if found often dry and stringy. This dish was expertly prepared.
Our appetizers were good, but not outstanding. I had four cigar-like stuffed roll-ups served in a sauce and inverted into narrow glass cups--very attractive and unusual. Unfortunately they were a tad soggy and not hot enough. My husband's scallop appetizer was nicely seasoned, but the one scallop I tasted seemed undercooked for my taste.
The onion flat bread was good, but again, a bit soggy.
The mango lassie drink and ras malai dessert were outstanding.
All in all an enjoyable meal, though the air conditioning was turned on so high I froze.
Do make reservations. We snagged nearly the last table without them.