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201 Bridgeway (Richardson St.) Send to Phone
Upscale Indian eatery serves up well-done classics and modern "Indiasian" small plates along with stunning views.

Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gaylord Restaurant Review

: If you want Indian food with a view, Gaylord is the perfect place---the spacious, elegant linen-tabled room looks out upon the San Francisco skyline, the Bay, Angel Island and Tiburon. But the view isn't the only draw at this upscale Indian eatery---the expansive menu includes well-done classics like juicy tandoori-roasted chicken marinated in yogurt and spices; and dal makhani, cardamom-scented, butter-whipped lentils flavored with curry leaves. For the fish tikka kabab, snowy lemon sea bass cooked in the tandoori emerges moist and with a mild charbroiled flavor. Keema naan is some of the best we've had---light, greaseless bread stuffed with garam masala spiced ground lamb that is just fiery enough not to overwhelm the meat's delicate flavor. More adventurous but less successful are the Indiasian small plates, including rice paper rolls stuffed with Dungeness crab, dal and biryani rice with a tamarind sauce that is a tad too strong. Naan bread pizzas from the wood-fired oven fare better. The wine list is well-chosen to match the food---we enjoy the buttery Edna Valley Chardonnay---and the service is relaxed but attentive.
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