Bombay Talkie (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Indian Chelsea
Bombay Talkie (CLOSED)

When this slick Indian eatery opened nearly two years ago, it combined two dining trends: street food and upscale Indian cuisine. The menu evolved over time, but the restaurant still churns out tasty bites. Our favorite dish was a luscious, lacy dosa filled with saucy ground lamb. But little set apart the main courses (red snapper with a stewy tomato-and-onion sauce and chicken tikka) from the fare at humbler Indian spots. What Bombay Talkie does have is gloss: Sleek teakwood surfaces, a screen that plays Bollywood films and a fancy cocktail list. The Umrao Jaan is a distinctive mix of gin, lime juice and saffron syrup—certainly more upscale than street.


Venue name: Bombay Talkie (CLOSED)
Address: 189 Ninth Ave
New York

Cross street: between 21st and 22nd Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5–10:30pm; Fri, Sat 5–11:30pm
Transport: Subway: C, E to 23rd St
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V
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