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Benares

240 W. 56th St. (Eighth Ave.) Send to Phone
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Named for the Hindu holy city in northern India, Benares is a temple to Indian gastronomy.
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Benares Restaurant Review

: Despite its moniker --- Benares is the name of the Hindu holy city of Varanasi in northern India --- this Midtown restaurant serves dishes from all over the subcontinent. And, much like its sibling of the same name in TriBeCa, they do it quite well. Start with the pan-seared scallops covered in a cilantro, tomatillo, mango and tomato relish. Or try the crab milagu, lump crab dipped into a dangerously good garlic, pepper and tomato sauce. Then move on to stuffed peppers and baby eggplant simmering in a peanut buttery curry sauce. Equally nutty (metaphorically and on the palate) is the Rajasthani lamb wading in an almond, garlic and ginger sauce. Finish things off with the agreeably not-too-sweet cottage cheese dumplings.

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