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Brick Lane Curry House
Posted by Lover of Brick Lane on 01/30/2006
I went to Brick Lane with my brother and cousin and fell in love immediately. When my mother, an Indian food connisseur, came to town, I knew I had to go back. I had the Aloo Matar both times (better the second time... less painfully spicy) and the garlic naan was perfect both times. My mother had the lamb chops (they gave her FOUR!) and said it was one of the top 3 meals she'd ever had. The only iffy thing was that we were placed at a back table that was wedged between the bar and the bathrooms all by itself. I found it difficult to feel the ambiance at this location on my second visit. Altogether, though, this place has fabulous food, it's not overly expensive, and the staff is helpful in making entree choice. Give it a try!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/29/2006
I really enjoyed the ambiance of Brick Lane. The food was very good, but the service was insanely slow. It is definitely one of the better places I have eaten at on the East Side, but it is a bit expensive.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/21/2006
This was our first time to the restaurant. Even though we had reservations, it took the staff almost ten minutes to get our table ready. When we finally sat down it took our waitress a while to take out drink over, and when the wine came out it took the bus boy forever to figure out how to open it (maybe he was new)...and then there was this really weird, tacky coozy thing to keep the wine cold (which it didn't). The waitress took our order after we waited for her for like 15 minutes, she never came to ask if our food was ok, and never refilled our bread while we were waiting for our food. If you're not in a hurry and you want awesome food and don't care about great service, then i reccomend it.
Posted by Jo on 01/14/2006
This has the most authentic and best English Indidan food in NYC. Very Good!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/04/2006
I think most of the Indian restaurants in NY are kinda crappy. Since I'm Indian myself, I'm really picky. The only only restaurant that has gotten my thumbs up is Brick Lane. They have a good range of vegan options, which is important since I'm vegan. The servers are always accomodating. For example, I ordered naan once but forgot to ask them to not put butter on it,. The server was very nice and easily replaced the naan for me at no extra charge. GREAT Indian food and great service.
Posted by jo on 11/04/2005
I have eaten here several times as it was recommended by a friend from India. She said it has the best curry outside of Delhi and she is right! The tandoori chicken is excellent, as well as the curry and the different varieties of naan. I especially enjoy the garlic naan. Worth going out of your way for. Also, they have some of the best British ales on tap and they serve a real British pint. I have always had excellent service and once when I got take-out my order was perfect and ready in 12 minutes. If you love Indian you have to try this place.
Posted by desol81 on 10/02/2005
I went to this place only once. Brick Lane is named after a London area where Indian workers live. If they ate here, they'd probably starve for two reasons: This place is too expensive for the neighborhood, and it's just not that good. As stated earlier everything is way too spicy (even the Vindaloo is unbearable). I can't imagine what kind of person would order the Phaal. .