Food & Drink

Next-level Indian in Midtown

Published On 02/27/2012 Published On 02/27/2012
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1. Benares 240 W 56th St, New York, NY 10107 (Midtown West)

Sprouting up (get it?! sprout!? yeahhh, you got it) in the theater district thanks to a who's who of NY's Indian scene that includes the James Beard-awarded chef from Tamarind, Benares feels like a simultaneously gilded and unassuming banquet hall, with a multicolored orb chandelier and golden seats offset by wooden tables and framed saris from the owners' female family members.