Chef Manish Mehrotra's Indian Accent NYC was one restaurant I had to check off my bucketlist before leaving New York City.
With locations in both New Delhi and London, at Indian Accent you'll find a menu with progressive ideas while maintaining Indian flavors.
Indian Accent is a culinary adventure for foodies, I highly recommend dining here on a special occasion.
On this particular night, I happened to meet Anupum Kher who was having dinner with a group of people, you never know who you'll run into at Indian Accent.
Amuse Bouche: Vegan Pumpkin Soup that was warm and soothing iwth a hint of garam masala. A favorite.
Blue cheese Naan: I'm not a fan of blue cheese so this was too much for me to handle, hence I can't comment on this.
Potato Sphere Chaat: The melt-in-your-mouth potato chaat was incredibly light and crispy. Sweet, savory and crunchy. A must-do! Favorite!
Bengal Rice Khichdi: Crispy lentils mixed with rice. Khichadi tends to be rather boring, but Indian Accent's version is spicy and flavorfulsome. A favorite.
Phulka Pulled Jackfruit: similar to a taco, this is jackfruit prepared inside a roti. It was very good, flavorful and juicy, but not amazing.
Baked Sea Bass: The BEST sea bass I have had to date. Light and flaky, flavored with coconut and lime, the sea bass was exceptional. Furthermore, the berry pulao rice was deliciously flavored with fried onions. A favorite.
Paper Roast Dosa: Indian Accent's dosa is shaped like a triangle that is filled with chestnuts and five different types of mushrooms. The mushroom mix was sauteed with onions and tomatoes, and aromatic South Indian spices. I loved Indian Accent's rendition of dosa, slightly traditional and very creative. A favorite.
Black Dairy Daal with Lacha Naan: Classic Daal Makhani that is prepared with lentils and cream. Thick, creamy and buttery, you simply can't go wrong. A favorite.
Butter Chicken Kulcha: similar to a naan, but stuffed with butter chicken. Delicious, but small portion. A favorite.
Paneer Makhni Kulcha: a vegetarian version to the Chicken Kulcha, but made with paneer instead of chicken. A favorite.
Makhan Malai: Imagine light whipped cream that is flavored with saffron. Absolutely incredible and light, I felt as though I was eating fluff, literally. A favorite.
Doda Barfi Treacle Tart: This doda barfi echoed flavors of a warm pecan pie. Prepared with dates, this delectable desserts was topped off with creamy vanilla ice-cream. A favorite.
Assam Tea: robust, excellent.
Indian Accent, New York
FAVORITES: Complimentary Pumpkin Soup | Potato Sphere Chaat | Bengal Rice Khichdi | Baked Sea Bass | Paper Roast Dosa | Black Dairy Daal | Butter Chicken Kulcha | Paneer Makhni Kulcha | Makhan Malai | Doda Barfi Treacle Tart | Assam Tea
OVERALL: 5 / 5
The BEST Indian restaurant I have ever been to, Indian Accent outdoes all of its competitors here in New York City. Every single dish was innovative and simply perfection. If you're looking for traditional Indian food, Indian Accent is not for you, but if you're looking for Indian food with a modern twist, you should dine here.
The service is impeccable. The cost is slightly high given the small portions, but keep in mind you're coming here for the experience. Traditionally, restaurant style Indian food is often times oily and heavy, on the other hand Indian Accent is not greasy at all and I didn't leave here feeling bloated. I look forward to many more future date nights at Indian Accent, and especially bringing my "spice-intolerant" Indian husband here, I'm certain he will love it. A must-do!
Have you been to Indian Accent? What's your favorite Indian dish?