Who comes to New Orleans and eats Indian food? Smart people who appreciate stellar, unpretentious service and elevated, sophisticated, delicately seasoned food in a comfortable, elegantly contemporary setting. Share a few sathi, small bowls served with crisp roti flatbread for dipping or spooning: an excellent daal (lentil stew) or saag paneer. And/or the chargrilled oysters, a NOLA staple done here with curry leaf. Standout entrees include the goat masala, subtle and unctuous, and a spice-crusted gulf fisha—another perfect melding of the two cuisines. Cocktails mirror the menu, with crafty hints of tamarind or cardamom; beer and wine are thoughtfully paired. If you think Indian desserts are an immaterial afterthought, the ethereal “Curry is My Jam” ginger cake will change your mind.
New Orleans› Restaurant
4128 Magazine St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Uptown Hours Tues–Thurs 5–9:30pm; Fri–Sat 5–10:30pm; Sun 11am–2pm Phone 504/323-2626 Prices Main courses $18–$32 Cuisine Type Indian Web site Saffron
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