Indian, Buffets, Desserts
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 247 E Ontario St Fl 2, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 702-2498
- turned_in_notHealth Score82 out of 100
- turned_in_notVegan OptionsYes
- list_altTakes ReservationsYes
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsNo
- thumb_upGood ForLunch, Dinner
- local_parkingParkingValet, Street
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- insert_emoticonAmbienceCasual, Classy
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- turned_in_notGood For Happy HourNo
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
- turned_in_notDogs AllowedNo
We came here for the lunch buffet. Enter the door as marked by the signage then go up the stairs.
The interior is swanky with interesting chandeliers. We opted for the lunch buffet for about US$17.
The spread was good. The vegetarian options were awesome with rich and flavorful lentil curries, pakora and chaat. The tandoori chicken was on the dry side, and the curry on the lamb was thin. But the lamb and chicken curries had tender meat.
Dessert was also interesting.
Great price point for a very good buffet near the Magnificent Mile.
Called two days in advance to make a reservation for ~30 people. I was very straightforward on the phone about needing everyone to be able to check out separately and was told that this would be possible. I made it clear that I understood that this would be more work for them and tried to be understanding and communicative with the staff on this.
I called the day before to confirm the reservation and again ask about splitting the check and was once again told that it would be possible.
Once the party arrived at the restaurant I AGAIN clarified with the staff member that seated us about the check arrangement and was AGAIN told that paying separately could be done.
After the meal I was brought one check and told that they wouldn't let everyone pay separately. The staff was rude and inflexible about this. They did eventually let us pay separately and when I thanked them for being patient with us, the staff member didn't even look me in the eye or respond in any way.
Don't waste your time here.
I came here for dinner with my family who said they had come twice for the lunch buffet and absolutely loved it and insisted that we go back. I'm not sure it quite lived up to the hype.
We ordered a number of dishes to share family style. Some were fantastic. All of the paneer, for example, tasted incredibly fresh, which meant that the paneer pakora, especially, were some of the best I've ever had. Many, though, were subpar especially considering the prices. -- the bhindi masala was quite dry and flavourless while the paneer makhani was a bit too heavy on the tomato flavour and too acidic.
I do, though, have to give my hats off to the staff who was very accommodating to us even though we were a large group coming in at a late hour. They certainly did all they could to make us feel satisfied and relaxed after what had been a very long day as well.
When we left, my family held that the lunch buffet was spectacular and much better than the dinner, so I suppose the lesson to be learned here is to get here during lunch hours if you can!
We had dinner at this restaurant and spent more than $200. I was expecting an authentic food and quality service ...,,,but
1. Paneer sholay .. 1/10
Very average dish and feel like fake
2. Malai Chicken... 7/10
3. Hyderabad's chicken dum biryani ... 1/10
Having tried this dish multiple place I knew the cook has no idea. Again just fake...
4. Shahi Paneer .... 2/10
Feel like a new comer watching you tube and making it
5. Chicken Korma .... 6/10
6. Naan: average
Many Indian restaurant hires cook from their village and when they can't do anything, they cook.
Please do not fool people on " authentic Indian cuisine".
I wasted my 200 for such an average food!!!
Came by an hour before they closed for the afternoon. The lunch buffet has a variety of vegetarian and meat options and it comes with naan. The mango lassi is delicious and the service was very good. The interior Indian decor creates an elegant, comfortable atmosphere.