Another inexpensive cuisine puts on the ritz. The second outpost of the San Francisco Bay area's urban, Indian-inspired restaurant lands in the West Loop in spring of 2019. Chicken tikka?... Read More
Another inexpensive cuisine puts on the ritz. The second outpost of the San Francisco Bay area's urban, Indian-inspired restaurant lands in the West Loop in spring of 2019. Chicken tikka? Inexpensive saag paneer? This is not that place. ROOH calls itself a "progressive Indian restaurant" offering upscale food of the subcontinent by way of well-heeled Americans so your curry may star pork or beef short ribs and seekh kebab will feature cream cheese and duck. And there's Old Delhi Fried Chicken. Expect a lot of flavors emanating from even small plates (case in point - tandoori octopus sporting everything from compressed apple to cucumber gel). Executive Chef Sujan Sarkar promises to combine India's regional flavors with the use of local Chicago ingredients. Cocktails will tantalize West Loop crowds with a "philosophy" of new world cocktails that are inspired by Ayurveda, using Indian ingredients, shrubs, spices and artisanal spirits.
- Indian: "Try at least one of the 12 seasonal cocktails based on Ayurveda's six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent and bitter."
- Best for Indian Because: The definitely upscale ROOH combines India's traditional and regional flavors with local Chicago ingredients.