“The ambience was very cool with colanders as wall lamp shades and neat lanters from the ceilings.”
“have been to bricklane twice and both times was left utterly disappointed, from flat beer to bad desserts, they seem to have no kind of control over the food, both times the food tasted different and spicy.”
“Even the beer was flat.”
“The food was by far one of the best outside India, food was fresh, well spiced and well portioned, the FISH GOAN and the MALAI SHRIMP were by far the best Ive ever had.”
“One dish that I particularly like to share as a starter (although it its in the entree section of the menu) is the outstanding pudeena paneer which is grilled chunks of paneer cheese placed on sizzling, white wine-marinated onions, red peppers and caulifl”
“The service leaves something to be desired at times, depending on who's working but overall it's a good place to be.”
“I'm a big fan of Indian food but I'll not return to Brick Lane.”
“UNACCEPTABLE, ther service was ridiculous, we had to wait 20 mins until we got the waitress attention to take our order.”
“The service is excellent, the food is fresh, and pricing is very reasonable for NYC.”
“The servers can be agonizingly slow and inattentive, but they're very pleasant - once you find them.”
Most people know this place for its horrifically hot p'hall curry, which it hypes for the attention it brings, but in fact the place is one of the best south Indian restaurants in New York, and few of the dishes are unpleasantly spicy. The price is right too.
Food was great, service is mediocre. My girlfriend had a craving for curry and wanted me to take her soemwhere where it would be spicy. Shes a fanantic when it comes to food being spicy, although she was too afraid to try the Vindaloo, she went with the Madras. She liked it cause with almost every curry dish you can have your choice of vegetarian, chicken, lamb, or tofu. I was going on the safe side and ordered the Tikka Masala (chicken) with an order of plain Naan. It was really flavorful and the rice was just delicious. My friend ordered the same thing and his girlfriend had a grilled chicken thing and Peshawari Naan. The Peshawari Naan was really good and the taste is something that lingers with you after you walk out. Overall it was a nice dining experience, the only reason I dont highly recommend it is because you wait too long for food and with some hungry people that can be a recipe for disaster.
Closest curry to home.....
I wanted to try this place after having so long waiting to have curry like back in the UK. FINALLY!! It really is great food, so the prices are a little higher than the other restaurants on this strip but it really is worth it.
If you can get over the slight pretention from some of the staff then it is most definately worth checking out. We ordered a classic tikka masala and a jalfrezi, both exploding with great taste and more than enough to feed 2 of the biggest eaters!
I've lived away from the UK for 3 years now and this is definately a good taste of home.....
Good curry, nice ambiance, not overpriced either. I loved the curry. I had the Lamb Vindaloo and it was really good! Very spicy as expected but it was very flavorful. The place has good ambiance and the service was good. Also, we had this dish that was spinach, almond, and chicken and it was very yummy. I would definitely pick thisplace over the popular Balucchi down the street.
Good in parts, but does not match the hype - so many alternatives within a block. I'm British, but I have lived here for 12 years and was looking forward to something to fill the gap in NY between the "gourmet" Indian food at Dawat and Utsav and the regulars on Indian Row. Brick Lane is almost there but just cannot seem to get it completely right. Of the four dishes we had, one was very good indeed (Goan curry) - one (lamb vindaloo) was overly sweet, and the lamb in the jalfrezi was inedibly tough - which was a matter of no interest to the staff. The concept is clearly very mock-London and this place will undoubtedly do well because of its gimmick "Phaal" and, to be fair, some well made dishes which are better than average on Indian Row. But if you want honest, well cooked, spicy Indian food, there are many better options in Manhattan - Brick Lane is one for the visitors and short-term expats. Some reviews claim it is better than the real Brick Lane. You have to wonder whether those writers have really been to the real thing....
Great Catering Service. Brick Lane catered our wedding in July and both the food and the service were fantastic. Our guests were raving and continue to rave about the food. Raj and Sati were incredibly helpful in assisting us as we chose the menu and throughout the process, they were responsive, proactive, upfront and understanding. We're not sure where some of these other reviews are coming from. We highly recommend Brick Lane - both their restaurant and their catering service.
This restaurant has the perfect setup and the worst execution. A good seating plan with uncomfortable chairs, a great menu that ends up in very poor dishes and very friendly staff -- if you can find anyone.
Brick Lane Curry House could have been a contender if it just took a look at itself in the mirror and had the courage to acknowledge what it saw.
I still recommend this for vegetarians. There is a plenty of food and if you can order it properly you can actually get out satisfied. Beware of the americanized giant cauliflower and zucchini pieces that seems to have become the de-facto standard of wannabe Indian "bistros" around town. The food is hot without being spicy. Chillies are used for a short-term goal without the concept of a flavor in mind.
various choices. curries spice and great authentic aroma from appetizer to entree. here you can have goat and panner as well. waiting time is a bit long during peak hours, so be prepare or reserve at opentable ahead of time. the atmosphere is very romantic and great for couples and small groups. soon i will try on the lunch buffet they have.
Brick Lane Disaster House.
cook that formerly worked in an Indian restaurant , I know a thing or two about the cuisine.
BLCH is a disaster with terrible food & service.
Ate there with four friends and all had the same reaction. Now the
details.....We started our evening with a
Tandoori Sizzler ($20.00). A few pieces of over cooked meat on
bed of tasteless vegetables. Prawn Balchao- Not bad, but still not
impressive. The Goat Bhuna had 0 meat and all bone. Lamb Biryani- A Classic-
This tasted like Rice a Roni cooked with
Cardamoms in a masala dark mud sauce. Goa Chicken did have a better taste
but the chicken was so over cooked I thought I was eating beach thongs.
Phaal- No balance in the spice blend, just
mirchi, ginger in a tomato goo.
Folks save your money ... It is over priced and not worth the $200 we spent.
Best Indian Food In New York!. I have been to Bricklane twice and both times have been great. The staff was very attentive and the food is out of this world. If you have any questions about any of the dishes, the staff is knowledgeable and can answer any questions or give recommendations. This place has got to be the best Indian food in New York. The ambience is inside is great for a group of friends or for a date. Definitely recommended.
Extremely flavorful and spice rich food. Started my meal with the Shammi Kabob Appetizer. It's some best I've ever had. They come out on a steaming iron skillet. Taste so fresh and bursting with spice. My companion had the Goan Curry, very unique tasting. The corrinder and vinegar come alive in cococunut milk. I like to test my love of spice, so I got the Phaal Curry. It comes with a verbal warning, and if you finish it you will get a free beer (every last drop of the meat and masala). But its ridiculously hot, I ate all my meat, couldn't eat all the masala (even with raita and bread). The extreme spice definetely takes away from the flavor of the dish. Its is a dark brown curry. ONLY FOR THE SICKO SPICE PEOPLE TRUST ME. Our waitress, Jade, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. They also do a bunch of Chai Cocktails which looked interesting
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