In NYC’s ever-expanding realm of Indian dining, Bukhara Grill has stood the test of time with excellence. Glimpse their expert chefs who seem contentedly trapped behind a glass kitchen wall. Featuring a noisy and yuppie set, this tri-level space is decorated (albeit oddly) with clunky wooden booths, closely set tables and private rooms.
Peek into the kitchen for a whiff of tandoori treats and Mughlai specialties. Dahi aloo papri (spicy potatoes and chickpeas tossed in yogurt and tamarind) is a predictable yet perfect starter. The signature, wickedly creamy dal Bukhara will have you coming back for more (tomorrow). Even if the service may range from sweet to clumsy, hand-crafted breads meant to sop up the likes of sarson ka saag remain a crowning glory.- MICHELIN guide inspectors