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The Clay Pit Restaurant Review: Housed in the softly lit landmark Bertram building with whitewashed limestone walls, The Clay Pit is destination dining for Austinites hungry for subcontinental cuisine. Launch your meal with an order of coriander calamari and palak paneer naan, supple warm flatbread stuffed with sweet spinach purée and tangy cottage cheese. The signature goat saag (halal goat meat with stewed spinach, ginger and garlic) reflects the sophistication of centuries-old Indian cooking. Rich sides of okra masala and daal smoothed over with puréed tomatoes and cream will satisfy both carnivores and vegetarians. Some like it hot --- and those who do will enjoy the mouth-searing chicken vindaloo over fragrant basmati rice. A colorful bar scene offers special single-malt scotches, fine wines by the glass and good people-watching. Servers will help you match the right Bordeaux with Indian spices. Delicate desserts like mango ice cream and chai spice crème brûlée are refreshingly light. The big-night-out feel is toned down for likely the best Indian lunch buffet in town.