I lived in New York City for many years and ate my share of Indian meals there. Still, the Tandoori Grill is still one of my all-time favorite Indian spots. The saag paneer and the tandoori chicken are excellent and, perhaps most importantly, consistent. I have eaten at the Tandoori Grill over a dozen times, with friends or by myself, and everyone has always expressed a similar sentiment. Samosas, naan, a bottle of King Fisher... it's all good, baby.
Pros: Clean, nice atmosphere, excellent food
Cons: A tad on the pricey side, depending on your budget