Chef-owner Anita Jaisinghani's upscale eatery is renowned for its creative, modern take—using local ingredients—on traditional Indian cuisine. The crab samosas with mango chutney and the pork belly chaat top the list of appetizers, while standout entrees include Burmese-style duck rangoon and slow cooked lamb shanks with a garlic, ginger, and tomato masala; be sure to ask for complimentary naan bread. On Wednesdays, the menu goes out the window in favor of an ambitious five-course tasting menu. The cocktail list is way more fun than you might expect, offering crowd pleasing concoctions such as the Madras Mojitos, made with dark rum, guava puree, and mint, and rimmed with chili salt. For dessert, try the Valrhona chocolate bread pudding with cardamom custard, or not—you can always make do with the delectable cardamom cookies that accompany your check at the end of the meal.