Walked around Lexington in Murray Hill yesterday. Noticed a couple new Indian restaurants, but decided to try Tamil Nadu Bhavan that I’ve seen a while and their menu of Thalis that look pretty neat. I wasn’t expecting much. But once my Bombay Thali came out with that huge puffed roti and I dabbed a little in one of the curries, it was on like Donkey Kong. Amazing. Only $6.95. I’m a big fan of tasting a little bit of everything and I got it –with the sweet, the spicy, the creamy cool. I don’t know what I was eating (Bombay Thali: Rice, poori, chana saag, gobi masala, bhindi masala, shrikhund, bhajjia …um, okay) but it was good and I was stuffed.
Service was very attentive. I would take one sip of water and the guy would refill it. He refilled my cup about eight times. I don’t think I ever got past the half way point.
One of the best meals I’ve had lately. I should post a list of the best stuff I’ve eaten. I’d like to revisit those memories.
Tamil Nadu Bhavan (CLOSED) – 102 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10079