Awadh makes northern Indian food like slow-cooked meats, kebabs, and biryani cooked in clay pots with naan layered over the top - which alone is worth the trip. This two-story place also has lots of room, and it’s nice enough for a fifth date or a dinner with your grandparents who are visiting from Westchester.
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From white-tablecloth places to cafeteria-style spots, these are our 27 favorite Indian restaurants in the city.
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The Gin Mill
The Gin Mill is a bar on the Upper West Side where you can watch sports and play beer pong.
Daily Provisions on the Upper West Side is an excellent all-day cafe that’s one of the best places in the neighborhood for a quick meal.
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Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux, on the Upper East Side, is the first US franchise of the massive Indian restaurant chain from New Delhi.
Bombay Chowk is a casual Indian restaurant on the UES with neon lights, chairs that look like thrones, and some very good chicken kadai.
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Finally, the kind of restaurant the Upper West Side has long been starved for. The Ribbon has style and substance and does classic food right.
While RedFarm doesn’t deliver the most authentic dim sum experience, it is delivering quality food.
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