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Brick Lane Curry House
Posted by Anonymous on 08/19/2007
Had the Sunday buffet. The paneer tikka masala and butter chicken both tasted like Campbell's cream of tomato soup. They had some other chicken labeled 'chicken 65' that tasted like it was leftover from yesterday. The kheer had no sweetness and was lumpy. The rice and naan were good.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/12/2007
Brick Lane used to be my fave Indian restaurant in the States. Something has happened in the past six months though. The last five delivery orders I have placed have been wrong and/or taken over 90 minutes to receive. My last order - placed July 1st - took 2 1/2 hours to receive! Unbelievable. Service in the restaurant has gone down too. The food is still great, but it just isn't worth the hassle.
Posted by jerseyrich on 06/29/2007
I don't know what these other posters are complaining about, I eat there often because the food is great! I can't vouch for everything on the menu because I go there for Masala. It's a bit on the expensive side, though. $16-$20 for Masala is a bit nutty in my book, but I still pay it. That's saying something! The naan is good too, and I suggest the Mango Lassi is also quite good. My beer has never been flat, and I don't remember any "free beer" offer which leads me to think that guy above is talking about the wrong place.
Posted by Mn MOM on 06/18/2007
Room was hot, crowded, and stuffy. However, I still would come back for the lamb chops.
Posted by Josh on 06/08/2007
I originally went to Brick Lane enticed by the sign for a free beer if you can eat a plate of phaal (supposedly quite spicy). Not only was the heat of this dish a let down, but the taste was subpar and the serving size was paltry. After finishing the small meal, the waiter argued that I had to eat all the sauce that remained in the bowl in order to get a free beer. Fifteen minutes later, when I asked for my beer again, they argued again but said that I could have the beer. It took them twenty minutes to bring me the beer, which was flat. Bottom line, this meal cost me $17 w/o tax/tip.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/06/2007
To the restaurant's credit, the atmosphere is very pleasant and inviting. The food was passable at best. I got an ok bainghan bharta. My friend got the spicy Phal meal. His was particularly disappointing - although he had no problem with the spice, the meal consisted of a few small pieces of chicken in a bowl of flavorless (aside from capsaicin) sauce. When he finished (an unpleasant experience akin to eating a bowl of very spicy ketchup), the free beer they brought him (after a very, very long wait in a next-to-empty restaurant) was flat. Don't order the beer, don't order the phal. and expect long waits.
Posted by Liz on 01/24/2007
I recommend this place!! It was great!! My Boyfriend and I ate @ Curry House last Saturday night. We did not have a reservation and had to wait at the bar for about 20 minuets. It did not matter because the bartender suggested we each try a Polish beer and it was great! We are both new to Indian food/Curry; luckily our waiter helped us pick a great appetizer and two curry dishes. The Goan was GREAT!! I think the atmosphere could be a bit better, but it was fine. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great! We will definitely return! Sure it was a little more $ than all the other places in the area however the quality of food and the service makes it worth it!