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Tamarind East 22nd St - 5 Reviews - 43 E 22nd St, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 674-7400

Tamarind East 22nd St

43 E 22nd St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 674-7400
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Tamirand is one of the best indian restaurants in New York city. The service is always 5 star and the food is consistently good. My favorites are t...


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Adding to Suzanne"s 8/24/2005

Not possible to review Tamarind in one shot. Lobster Masala ,Chilean Bass in grill,Prawn balchau and Raj Kachori-took Manhattan by storm. Kakori kabab needs notice of 24 hours as it takes 18hours to marinate lamb to dissove-in-the mouth state-a legacy from New Delhi Mauriya Sheraton - favourite haunt of the Clintons. Tea room adjacent-simply wonderful for connoissaurs.Good impressive bar. On the conside-parking on road in front after 11pm not allowed-thanks to the police commissioner who stays nearby more

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Traditional Indian Food Fit for a Raja 8/18/2005

Tamarind is an elegant family-owned restaurant located in the Flat Iron-slash-Grammercy part of Manhattan. The service is warm and gracious. The room is sophisticated in a wash of ivory hues and jewel-toned accents delivered on opulent fabrics that are framed and hung on the uncluttered walls. If you can, sit in one of the semi-private, raised booths (perfect for a party of four) that flank the dining room. Diners included a large party with children slurping mango lassi and soap-and-water fresh, Elite models nibbling on Tamarind Salad (fresh seasonal greens served with mango, pea shoots and red and green grapes). Seated under a skylight I meant to order the highly praised Cod and Crab Cake (fennel and onion seed spiced cod and crab cakes) as a first course, but got all swoony and sidetracked and ordered the Seared Scallops that arrived on a stark white plate, marooned in fragrant green sauce of ginger, cilantro and yogurt. My dinner companion ordered the "special aagaz," cauliflower florets which, if I had decided to take notes, I could describe in more compelling detail than simply saying they were amazing. For dinner I ordered the roasted halibut (it has a formal name and is noted on the menu as having won an award...can' t miss it). Enough tender white fish to feed two people, it is served on a brilliant yellow sauce of curry, ginger and coconut milk. And on the other side of the table, Murg Lazeez (ground chicken with spinach, yogurt and mint sauce) was perfect over fragrant rice and enhanced with a cooling tomato and mint raita. Rosemary naan seduced two carb-eschewing women...and happily so. I did not look at the wine list, but the full-bodied Foley Chardonnay was an ideal to compliment to all the flavors. For dessert we were treated to pistachio ice cream served in a tuile cup. Also delicious was the rice pudding (caramelized basmati rice and almonds, pistachio and raisins), a comfort that can only be compared to "mother's milk." more
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Menu for Tamarind East 22nd St

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  • The Scene
    The restaurant was erected in a time of heightened wealth and expectations--early 2001. Since then, the light-filled two-room atrium has made do, managing to keep its private eating nooks--separated by sheer curtains--lively with friends, business associates, ladies who lunch and romantic twosomes. Service is good, with occasional tendencies to hover.

    The Food

    Authentic Indian is the restaurant's claim, predominantly northern (tandoori, lamb dishes), with southern thrown in for good measure (seafood, vegetarian dishes). The spices aren't searing, but they are complex, and you'd do well to order any of the vegetarian selections, including a savory saag paneer (creamy cheese cubes in spinach sauce) or the delicious bhindi do piaza (spicy, gingery okra). The apricot-stuffed lamb pasanda (slices of the meat; ask for it pink) is an original choice, and wonderful if you like your food sweet. Seafood--particularly the fried pollack--is fresh but the shrimp moiley (buttery, coconut-touched shrimp) can be overdone.

  • 12/20/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Thurs 11:30 am-3 pm, 5:30-11:30 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-3 pm, 5:30 pm-midnight
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Flatiron District