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Staten Island Ferry to S61, S62, S66; S53 from Brooklyn; X14 from Manhattan at Victory Blvd.-Clove Rd.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Bar Scene
- Brunch - Weekend
- Business Lunch
- Dine at the Bar
- Good for Groups
- Great Desserts
- Hot Spot
- Private Dining/Party Space
- Singles Scene
- Special Occasion
- Delivery after 10pm
- Full Bar
This venue is closed.
Staten Island gets an eclectic Indian-fusion spot courtesy of chef-owner Ansari Ahamed and the rest of the former team behind Gramercy’s Copper Chimney. Drawing on his Indian roots and Boston and Denver chops, Ahamed mixes Anglo-Indian favorites like no-filler crab cakes and Mulligatawny soup with tandoori classics such as tikka masala and spiced lamb korma, braised so tender it practically melts in one bite. The perennial favorite samosa is stuffed with thick, smooth potatoes in a warm flaky pastry, while the Kashmiri naan, though soft and crisp, lacks the buttery ghee essence or discernible fruit and nut filling. The 60-seat single-room spot with contemporary lights and white leather banquettes has a sleek, soothing air. With desserts like the Persian-inspired Indian street staple falooda—a frothy rose-syrup tapioca mesh of ice-cream and cut fruits—hopefully this ever-changing corner spot has finally found a winner.
Happy hour specials include two-for-one drinks from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., daily.
Mon.-Fri., noon-3:30 p.m., $10.95; Sat.-Sun., 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., $12.95
Mulligatawny soup, $4.95; samosa, $4.45; lamb korma, $13.95
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