Alice Levitt writes “Many of our very favorite Asian restaurants are holes in the wall. The food speaks for itself, but it might not be the place you’d take a first date or go for a celebratory dinner. The choices below are superb destinations for exactly those kinds of occasions. With the holidays coming up, these are places from our 2020 Best Restaurants list where you might want to feast if you’re craving something worlds away from turkey or ham.”
Alice Levitt says, “Creativity, a bright color palette and bold flavors run wild across artistic plates at this new restaurant. Vira takes Indian classics and re-creates them after a trip through her creative mind. Street foods like dahi puri are reborn courtesy of modernist methods with tricks like blueberry pearls in place of chopped veggies. Yes, Vira’s dishes look great, but they taste even better.”
See This: Colorful Indian art decorates the purple and lavender main dining room. By the bar, tones are bright shades of green instead.
Eat This: Seashell Scallop, dum ki sunehri nalli, rasbhari ka ghosla
When to Visit: You’re craving Indian flavors and want to get a bit dressed up.
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