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Bhatti--new in curry hill

I went there for lunch last Friday. I was under the impression that it was the same folks who used to have the hole-in-the-wall Kebab Factory across the street. I loved that place. You could get cheap and delicious Kathi rolls there for less than $5. And their chickpea curry was great too. They would make it for you while you watched, and you could ask for it extra spicy and they would add really spice green peppers. I had always gotten take-out, but they also had a dining room in the basement and offered a kebab lunch special. So, I was very sad when the closed, but happy when they re-opened another restaurant which looked nice from the outside. I arrived around 12:30 and they had some customers but were not completely full. However, lots of people arrived and they eventually asked me if I would move as they wanted to put a larger party where I was sitting - they were very nice about it and I didn't mind. However, there was no menu, and no explanation that you had to get the fixed price menu, and they also only asked me veg or non-veg, and I had to ask for more details before I knew what I was going to eat. The chat arrived promptly and was interesting, then some kebab, three small dishes (curry, daal and vegetable), rice and naan. No one asked me if I wanted any more, and although my plates were finally cleared I had to ask for my check before they offered me dessert. The food was pretty good, but not as good as their old kathi rolls and chickpea curry. You can still order those but you have to get two kathi rolls, and at lunch you can't order off the regular menu. So all in all I would have to say that this is a step down from the Kebab Factory (I did confirm with the owner as I was leaving that they were the same folks).

Oct 12, 2009
skaukatt in Manhattan

Any Dutch restaurants in NYC?

I haven't been, but there's a Dutch fast food restaurant called Danku at 47 W 57th St.. Also, on 14th Street east of 5th is "Le Petit Belge" which has poffertjes which I've seen more in Holland than in Belgium. There used to be a Dutch restaurant on Sullivan Street years ago but it closed.

Aug 05, 2009
skaukatt in Manhattan

Mom's Night Out - UES

The class rep called them and they are able to do something within our budget.. Uva also sounded good, not sure how the negotiations are going there. Thanks to everyone for your help! I'll le you know where we end up.

Feb 23, 2009
skaukatt in Manhattan

Mom's Night Out - UES

We're guessing we'll have 20 or so people on a Thursday. I checked the web but only saw the 91st street location - where is the one on 61st? Thanks!.

Feb 20, 2009
skaukatt in Manhattan

Mom's Night Out - UES

Our grade is planning our annual "Mom's Night Out". We are limited to $45/pp, and we get a better turnout when the event is held on the UES. The $45 should include appetizer, main course, dessert, one glass of wine, tax and tip. We'd pay separately for the extra drinks. Even better would be a restaurant that allowed us to BYO.

Any ideas?

Feb 10, 2009
skaukatt in Manhattan

Quick Lunch in Carnegie Hill?

We get to take my 11-year old daughter to lunch in Carnegie Hill later this month as it is parents' visiting morning at her school. We get out at 12:00, and have to have her back at school at 12:45. So, our options are limited to the restaurants that are near the school: Sarabeth's, Bistro du Nord, Vico, Joanna's, Island... She would be happiest with a burger. Do people have any thoughts about which retaurant would be best and would be able to get us out in the alloted time?

Jan 12, 2009
skaukatt in Manhattan

Jelly Donuts for Hannukah

I used to get good ones in Chelsea Market but that store doesn't make them anymore. Where else do you suggest for jelly donuts for Hannukah?

Dec 17, 2008
skaukatt in Manhattan