Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Elettaria

33 W. Eighth St. (MacDougal St.) Send to Phone
212-677-3833
A simply sophisticated mix of Indian and American flavors.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 5.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
5.0 rating over 1 reviews
THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Elettaria, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Elettaria Restaurant Review

: Chef-owner Akhtar Nawab serves pared down dishes made from seasonal ingredients imbued with American and Indian flavors. The crab meat rasala is a fine example of this savory melting pot: soft gnocchi, tumeric-onion soubise, basil seeds and fried herbs. Buttery fluke is served on a bed of chewy tapioca, fingerling potatoes and pea leaves with aromatic coconut. For something more daring, try the wild boar with marrow, cumin, orange and vermicelli. Echoing the simple elegance of the menu is the refined rustic interior---three rows of individual tables, with a dark plank floor and ceiling. The narrow dining room is enhanced by mirrors, shimmery curtains and the bright stainless steel prep kitchen that illuminates one end of the otherwise dim room. And what would the meal be without the requisite classy cocktail? Again we find a mix of Americana and the land that gave us Bollywood. Forget the Shirley Temple and go straight for the Ginger Rogers: a mix of dark rum, Cognac, lemon, ginger and bitters. After that, there’s the “8th Wonder,” cardamom chai-infused Buffalo Trace with lemon, sweet vermouth and club soda.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Elettaria
 
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in New York for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in New York to Eat at Right Now

GAYOT's picks include Italian hotspots, craft cocktail bars and eateries inspired by destinations around the globe.

Read more




AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.