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Brick Lane Curry House
Posted by MissNewYork on 01/19/2007
I would say that I have a very sensitive taste for good curry. This place is the best. They use fresh, quality ingredients. Sure, it costs a little more, but you get more and it so tasty. I order in all the time and it might take 40 mins, but worth the wait. I always get the Saag Paneer and my husband gets Chicken Tikka Masala. The Garlic Naan is amazing. You definitely will NOT feel dirty after eating this food, like I do when I eat at the $6 dollar curry joints. When I eat at the cheap places, I feel like a roach may have crawled in. Bricklane is VERY clean.
Posted by SouthernLady on 12/02/2006
Brick Lane is my favorite indian in the city - excellent curries and kebabs with just enough variety...service is always pleasant if occasinally a teeny bit slow...best part is the clean, pleasant and fun atmosphere - a bit of a rarity on curry row that makes brick lane stand out even more than its sweet and creamy tikka masala...
Posted by Anonymous on 09/09/2006
I won't ever order from here again. The food took nearly 2 hours to arrive, we had to call twice, and then they forgot our drinks. On top of all that, the food was completely mediocre.
Posted by so many restaurants so little time on 06/19/2006
Brick Lane serves some of the best Indian food I've ever tasted....AT DINNER. I tried it once for lunch, and it was like aliens had touched down and took over the kitchen. They have a reasonably priced ($9.95) buffet, but the small and uninteresting selection of dishes run out quickly and are very slow to be replenished. Regardless, the place fills up, and customers seem to be happy, so maybe it's just me. Dinner is a different story altogether. I could make an entire meal out of the pakoras alone. If you don't order a tandoori dish, you'll be salivating as you see them passing your table, sizzling in their cast iron serving platters. And there are no words to describe the curries, especially the vindaloo dishes. You'd be well advised to have the water pitcher on your table in addition to an order of naan and raita. They are HOT but excellent. I'm wondering if the last reviewer has an asbestos palate.
Posted by everday/normal foodcritic on 05/14/2006
We went to try out the "hottest curry" in NYC after seeing the restaurant featrued on The Food Network. This was the only reason because there are so many other Indian restaurants within 2 blocks that are all cheaper. Go and compare for yourself and you will see that Brickhouse is double the cost of almost all the other curry houses. Back to the curry; they claim for it to be "excruiciatingly hot"...it is not. It is hot but there is no smoke; no need for extra water. And the taste? Unfortunately it is masked by the attempt to heat up the dish with too much spice and the result is a bit bitter. Service? A little slow but very very nice. It seems that the crowd they attract are British and those who watch the Food Network. British because they probably advertise in travel books (nothing wrong with that). Ultimately not worth it at double the cost.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/01/2006
I took three clients here for a meal and we had the best time. The food was absolutely delicious, not too spicy or bland and the staff was very polite and attentive. I can't stop thinking about the chicken tikka masala, in fact I will have to go back there tonight once I finish this review! This is the best out of that strip of restaurants on 6th St and worth the extra few dollars you will pay for the wonderful meal, atmosphere and service. A friend told me about the lunch buffet, gotta try that too!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/14/2006
This is hands-down, the best Indian food you will ever eat in NYC. Period.