The chef decides what you’re going to eat for dinner—you can’t argue with the millennia-old laws of Ayurveda. That Hindu doctrine prescribes six rasas (tastes)—sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent—to balance your diet and, perhaps, your life. The result resembles a typical Indian thali meal consisting of two vegetable curries, dal, rice, nan, raita and chutney, all presented in steel bowls on a steel plate. The curries lacked zing, but maybe that’s the price you pay for balance. Fortunately, the rules have a little wiggle room: You get to pick a drink, and you can eat all you want.
|Venue name:||Ayurveda Café||Contact:|
706 Amsterdam Ave
|Cross street:||at 94th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 96th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $11. AmEx, DC, MC, V|