Dining Reviews

A Fast-Casual Spinoff From Baluchi’s

Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, served with rice. (Courtesy of Baluchi's Fresh)
Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, served with rice. (Courtesy of Baluchi's Fresh)

Someone was bound to think of it sooner or later, but it’s genius: making high-quality Indian food accessible and affordable. Baluchi’s Fresh, conceived by the...

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    Zum Domstein: A Lavish German Feast From Ancient Rome

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    Maison Kayser Opens New Location

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    Awadh: Fit for Kings

    At first glance, Awadh does not reveal itself entirely. It is a small and chic bilevel cozy place with a small bar by the entrance,... Read more

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    Oceana’s Seafood Trail

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    This Man Is on Fire

    Nicola Accardi cooks with volcanoes. Two of them in fact, etched with their names, Etna and Vesuvio. The double-chambered wood-burning oven weighs in at 7,000... Read more

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    Utsav: The Heat of India in Mid-Air

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    Washington Market Tavern Opens in Tribeca

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    At Crave.it, the First (and Only) Bite Is the Best

    The benefit of the tiny one-bite (maybe two bites in a few cases) jewel-like morsels at Crave.it, a new Italian bakery and café in Chelsea... Read more

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    The Meatball Shop Opens 6th Location on Upper West Side

    The Meatball Shop opened its 6th location this week on the Upper West Side. The restaurant features a mix-and-match menu with a variety of meatballs,... Read more

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    Big Smoke Burger Opens

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