There must be a good reason diners trek past countless other neighborhood restaurants to seek out this low-key spot. In fact, there’s a whole menu’s worth of good reasons, from perfectly seasoned matar paneer to blistering lamb vindaloo, as well as the extremely friendly, well–informed staff. Simply mention how delicious the chicken makhani is, and the waiter will rattle off a list of ingredients—and call nearby specialty market Kalustyan’s (same owners) to ensure that every spice is in stock. You might even be lucky enough to receive an after-dinner treat of sweet cardamom rice on the house.
|Venue name:||Curry Leaf|
99 Lexington Ave
|Cross street:||at 27th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5–10:30pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–3pm, 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|