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.
Diners recline on the aged-black-leather chairs at Christie's Steakhouse, sipping martinis as they watch as they watch international travelers drift in and out of the Crowne Plaza hotel. Servers emerge from the kitchen, nimbly juggling plates of Black Angus steaks, fresh seafood dishes, and artisanal pizzas. They set plates down on linen-clad tabletops, their faces illuminated in the glow of soft hanging lights and five glimmering widescreen TVs.
Red Oak Cafe prepares nutritious pancakes and omelets for breakfast along with gyros, wraps, and burgers for lunch. Try a buffalo chicken wrap or pizza burger with mozzarella and marinara. The restaurant also serves triple-decker clubs and frankfurters with worldly influences, including a Texas dog with cole-slaw, barbecue sauce, and bacon and a Jamaican dog with jerk mayo and jalape?os.
There?s something for everyone on the eclectic menu at Fashion Pizza. Available pie toppings include classic pepperoni, sausage, and veggies, in addition to more creative options such as kimchi, seaweed, and shrimp tempura. Elsewhere on the menu, falafel mingles with cheeseburgers and paninis, and desserts include sweet crepes and funnel cakes.
Traditional Vietnamese cuisine warms up patrons at Baguette Delite, a restaurant from the former owner of Bien Hoa. Hot soups, rice dishes, congees, and sandwiches served on fresh baguettes make up the bulk of the menu. Diners can supplement their meals with tasty bubble teas and fruit smoothies.
The cooks at Chopstick and Taste of Bollywood fuse traditional Indian cuisine with Chinese cooking techniques, mixing in hints of Thai and Malaysian culinary traditions as well. Masterminded by chef Alok Pratihar, the menus include succulent seafood, piquant lamb entrees, and vegetarian dishes.