The Spine Institute of New Jersey's chief chiropractic neurologist and physician, Dr. David Harris, leads a multidisciplinary team of acupuncturists and massage therapists. With a range of treatments at his disposal, Dr. Harris aims to dispatch mental stress and physical pain through electrically stimulated acupuncture needles and chiropractic adjustments. Alternatively, massages provide gentle pressure that relaxes the tense tissues and caramel centers under the skin.
Though Mantra Head Chef Purvesh Patel is known for his creative takes on Indian cuisine—including chaat, or snack food, garnished with tender lobster meat—his careful, French-inspired cooking also leaves its mark on the menu’s traditional entrees. "Each ingredient seemed to have bathed for just the right number of hours in its yogurt marinade; each was precisely cooked; and each carried a heady overtone of spices," a New York Times food writer recalled of a tandoori dish in 2008. In contrast to these subtle flavors, Mantra’s presentation often has theatrical flair; chefs chop chaat dishes tableside and set a banana flambé dessert ablaze with rum.
Both locations’ sleek dining rooms also go for drama with bold, modern decor. In Jersey City, red accents simmer against warm-toned walls. Next to the Paramus spot's mosaic-tiled bar, live flames dance on the low wall between the dining room and lounge, upping the “amazement factor” for Cody Kendall of the Star-Ledger.
Against walls of pure white and an ornate carpet laced with swirling embroidered flora, statuettes of horses rear up over steaming trays, hinting at unbridled fistfuls of spices. From the kitchen emerge golden knots of samosas alongside korma dishes and halal meats, and Punjabi and Mughlai influences gleam through in some concoctions. When the buffet is in action, more than 60 items fill the gleaming banquet table, which billows hot steam that foretells of fresh-from-the-oven tandoori dishes and goat biryani. A chandelier illuminates the perimeter of Shahnawaz Palace's banquet space, which staff configures for a variety of events, whether it is the large head table for a joyful wedding or the heaps of folding chairs for a wedding between professional wrestlers.
Wash down curry with some cold lassi at Aamantran Indian Cuisine — this Indian eatery is a must-try.
Put the diet on pause when you visit Aamantran Indian Cuisine — there are no low-fat menu items.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at Aamantran Indian Cuisine with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Aamantran Indian Cuisine is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Dress up for your night on the town so you can feel great while you eat great.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Aamantran Indian Cuisine offers catering.
Delivery and take out are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
The neighboring lot provides free parking to diners.
Your bill at Aamantran Indian Cuisine will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
You can stop by at almost any time, since Aamantran Indian Cuisine offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Pass the breadbasket! Rho Ristorante Discoteca serves the best up-to-the-minute Italian fare.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Rho Ristorante Discoteca is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Rho Ristorante Discoteca.
Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from Rho Ristorante Discoteca's live musical groups or DJs.
For music and dancing, Rho Ristorante Discoteca also features live bands and an open floor.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Diners at Rho Ristorante Discoteca will love the free parking nearby.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Rho Ristorante Discoteca's moderately priced fare.
Khyber Indian Fusion's Goa-born chef swirls the flavors of various savory Indian dishes together into a single menu. A charcoal-fueled oven imparts a hint of its smokiness and all of its long-winded stories to the chicken malai kebab, a roasted poultry dish marinated in almond, fresh cream, and signature herbs ($11.99). Golden orbs of fried veggie dumplings languor in a mild manchurian sauce ($10.49), and curry leaves and coconut batter freshwater shellfish in a Goan-style curry ($15.99). The Mumtaaz goat biryani simmers cubes of its titular meat over a tame fire with basmati rice and indian herbs ($14.49) for a slow-cooked dish that leaves tongues as happy as a clown at a makeup counter.