This is the third time we have dined at Tamarind--twice at the 22nd St. location--definitely better food. Unlike many of the Indian restaurants we have enjoyed in the past, Tamarind is in the caliber of fine dining. Beautiful, quiet and upscale dining room with amazing food.
We chose a number of dishes to share but by far, the okra was the best received. My teens loved it and if no one were looking, they probably would have licked the plate clean. The choices from the tandoor were fantastic. There was a particular shrimp dish (cannot remember the name!) but it was lovely, numerous large shrimp (not prawns, though) and great to share. Naan was NOT burned as one previous reviewer mentioned. It came hot and fresh.
The service was fine--our particular server was not spontaneous but had great suggestions when asked. I don't know who the "guards" are but there were two gentlemen standing in the dining room and making certain everything ran smoothly. They were a little stern looking, so perhaps the servers are afraid of them. The busboys were on top of everything--especially when it came to refiling the water glasses.
All in all, we will be back and are already planning to dine there during our winter trip to NYC. You MUST try this place.
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