41-43 E 22nd St
between Park & Broadway
New York, NY 10010
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Sun-Thu 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-11:30pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-Midnight
Average Main Course Price is $23
When it debuted in Flatiron, Tamarind changed perceptions of what a modern Indian restaurant in New York could entail. Crisp white linens, soft lighting, and service so attentive it could make the staff of the Four Seasons (discreetly) blush, the restaurant was a bold departure from the fast-food vibe and fluorescent bulbs of the (admittedly delicious) takeout joints in nearby Curry Hill. Now, at the locations in Flatiron and TriBeCa, well-dressed groups of business associates, couples celebrating anniversaries and multi-generational family outings gaze at the glass-enclosed tandoor kitchen while enjoying dishes like fresh shrimp in a cumin-spiked coconut sauce, apricot-stuffed grilled lamb and crispy fritters with whole spinach, banana and cheese.
Best Because: This upscale Indian restaurant spans South Asia, and attracts a classy crowd to an otherwise unremarkable stretch of East 22nd Street.
Best for Indian Because: Tamarind serves top-tier Indian cuisine in impossibly elegant environs. Book a table at the domed TriBeCa location for dinner with a view.