Restaurants, Indian Midtown East
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Chef Hemant Mathur earned his fine-dining stripes at Devi—he helped the Gramercy spot become the country’s only Michelin-starred Indian restaurant. Here, the tandoor master supplements his signature grilled meats with other expertly wrought specialties. A standout selection of chaat ($7 for three) includes the dahi batata puri: spiced potato and chickpeas coated with tangy yogurt and tamarind, then stuffed into a crunchy whole-wheat shell (puri) with mint chutney. It’s a fine preamble to the hearty dum biryani, a sort of Indian potpie served in a clay pot, with a puffy crust of nan giving way to an aromatic blend of rice and glistening hunks of goat meat.


Venue name: Tulsi
Address: 211 E 46th St
New York
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 5:30–10:30pm, Sun 5:30–10pm
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Price: Average main course: $25. AmEx, MC, V.
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