Two weeks ago I grabbed a quick lunch with a friend of mine at a new Indian spot in Midtown called Brick Lane Curry House Too. The original Brick Lane Curry House is in 'Little India' on 6th St. between 1st and 2nd, and was most recently featured on the Travel Channel show Man Vs. Food.
Brick Lane Curry House Too is a sliver of a restaurant with one communal table and a few seats by a window up front.
For starters we tried the Vegetable Samosas ($7) and the Lassuni Gobi ($7).
The Samosas were excellent. Crispy, tasty, and delicious!
The Lassuni Gobi, which is crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a tomato and garlic sauce were very tasty as well. I thought there was a tad too much sauce on them, and the cauliflower flavor did not come out as much as I would have preferred, but they were still addictive enough that we finished them all!
For our entrees we had the Tandoori Prawns ($14) and the Chicken Tikka Masala ($17).
The Tandoori Prawns were marinated in an almond cream with a hint of saffron. They were perfectly cooked and very good.
The Chicken Tikka Masala (one of my favorite Indian dishes) cooked in a tomato cream sauce flavored with dried fenugreek leaves, was excellent. It had the perfect balance of spiciness to sweetness.
We also had some garlic and sesame Naan ($4 a basket), which I loved. They were crispy, chewy, and the perfect complement to the entrees.
I'm so glad that Brick Lane decided to open up an outpost in Midtown. This is a great spot to get your Indian fix during lunch time, for they have an amazing $10 lunch special, to dine in or take out. So, for great Indian food Downtown or Midtown, Brick Lane Curry House is the perfect choice.
Brick Lane Curry House Too
235 E. 53rd St. (bet 2nd and 3rd ave)
New York, NY 10022