Trying to create a space of peace and tranquility that this restaurant suggests in its menu, is difficult to accomplish when there is contemporary music blasting from the speakers, not the soft Mediterranean music promised. The interior is beautifully decorated in a mix of Indian and Asian styles, with Buddha looking over the serving of meals. They have a large patio where every table is full in clement weather, but not always with diners, but with those drinking. We made the mistake of trying to get a table without a reservation, only to be met with rudeness by the host and the server. Seated right inside by the door under the speakers was traumatic, not relaxing. Our cream of corn soup with tortillas and chili cream cheese was smooth and rich in flavor as was the veal ragout soup with asparagus and fussili. However, the duck breast in cognac cherries served with cabbage mixed with bacon was beyond disappointing, being dry, with no sauce and not a cherry to be found. The Indian turkey stew served with Nan bread did get rave reviews, being extra spicy and served piping hot. However, the ambience is lost if the service is poor and the music is not in harmony with the atmosphere.
- © Frommer's 2013