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Indian Road Cafe
Posted by anonymous on 02/14/2009
Having ordered delicious snacks, coffee, and gelato from their coffee bar, we decided to try going there for brunch. We were incredibly disappointed. My omelette, while tasty, was probably the first one-egg omelette ever served (it was that small) - incredibly over priced for what it was. The toast - which cost extra - came ten minutes later, and the waiter did not even apologize for it. Once the toast came, I was informed that they did not have any jam or jelly... and they serve brunch? There is nothing here you can't make at home, so why the high prices, tiny portions, and holier-than-thou service? For a great brunch go around the corner to Garden Cafe.
Posted by Gare & Trace on 02/08/2009
After a nice Sunday walk up through Inwood Hill Park, my wife and I gave this new place (to us) a chance. We found the menu choices for brunch a little limited for the prices but enthusiastically went for the Spinach and Three Cheese omelette and the French Toast. While definitely tasty, these dishes were quite small. (We expected at least a third slice of French Toast for the $9 charge and for the omelette to take up more room on the plate than the accompanying salad & toast for the $10 charge.) We also expected the restaurant to offer coffee and/or juice at a brunch and perhaps a Bloody Mary or Mimosa maybe for an additional $3 or $4 added to a general brunch price. Instead, Mimosas went for $10! We liked the atmosphere, the fragrance of the breads, cheeses and other offered products. We were also enthused by the bar ambiance and a quick glance at the wines and beer offered. Service was a bit inattentive but not rudely so. In all, we feel we would go back but that the restaurant needs to re-assess their pricing and portions. Either offer more for the price or lower the prices for the amount of food one is getting.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2009
I've gone to Indian Road for brunch, lunch and dinner now. All of their dishes have been great! I highly recommend the Beef and Bean Chili, Winter Salad, Cuban Sandwich and Chicken Panini. It is pricey, but the quality is good. They try to get local and organic foods. Don't get the cakes, they are always dry and hard. The drink selection is massive and quality. The wait staff can be very slow, or spacey so go to enjoy yourself, not when youre in a rush.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/10/2008
This is an adorable place that still needs to figure itself out. I've been there when there is table service, when there isn't, and it gets rather confusing.
Posted by Kevin on 10/28/2008
Nice rustic neighborhood joint. Inwood has needed one of these for a long time and no one before has come close. Thank you Indian Road Cafe!
Posted by Inwood Original on 09/18/2008
I saw my park bodega leave and wondered what overpriced yuppiefest was going to move in (I wasn't too happy with the bodega so I wasn't sad to see it go). What I found was a diamond in the rough. An ideal place for me is a place that is cozy, social and delicate on the food. Indian Road Cafe had all of the above. And the best yet, I was completely shocked by their AMAZING beer selection! Finding a good beer spot in NYC is hard... finding one two blocks from my house in Inwood is nearly impossible (or so I thought). My first experience was beyond a charm. I drank a couple of local craft beers, talked to Inwood residents, and admired the beauty inside (the decor) with the beauty outside (Manhattan's finest park). As for a place to relax after my hectic busy schedule, this place is the place to go. Nothing could top my [select]ion of Arthur Ave sausage with an upstate wheat beer. Hands down...best new Inwood chillspot. My favorite quote, "Our most commercial beer is Brooklyn Lager." I sat down promptly...eagerly opened the drink menu. After flipping through 3 pages, my eyes were already opened wide, my heart pumped a few extra times, and my palate welcomed the glory that followed.
Posted by Travis on 09/04/2008
Great atmosphere on the north most road on the island of Manhattan. It's a place most New Yorkers never go. Almost doesn't feel like you're in the city. Great selection of beer and wine with light sandwiches.