It is a well known fact that Chicago is one of the worst big cities for Indian Cuisine. Typical, uninventive, north indian fare is recycled in restaurant after restaurant, with too much oil and not enough flavor. Compared to D.C. or L.A., chicago ranks quite poorly in terms of sophistication and artistry in representation of Indian Cuisine. Consider a real gem, Swagath in New Delhi's Defense Colony, and you will realize that Indian cuisine can be truly remarkable and brilliant. Swagath recently received a 5 star review by the New York Times for the amazing indian cuisine of Jayaram Banan. Every dish we ordered was exemplary when we visited last year. I wish Chicago had great Indian cuisine like Swagath. Gaylord is one of the better Indian restaurants in Chicago, maybe (in my estimation, the best). But it is nothing compared to the Indian fare you receive in other areas of this country. I highly recomment the owners of Gaylord buy a ticket to Delhi and try Swagath. Do yourselves a favor, and see how far you fall short of greatness.
Pros: Best Indian restaurant in Chicago, but that is not saying much
Cons: Far from extraordinary