From Our Editors
Minar Palace traces its roots to 1991, when it served the community with a fast-food dynamic. Now, its recently opened current location offers a updated, intimate presentation. This new location boasts a clay oven ready to cook baked-to-order tandoori breads. Steaming dishes of vegetarian and meat Indian dishes line the buffet, so you can get as many vegetables as you need to build a decent replica of Mumbai's airport at your table. Along with the lunch and dinner buffet, the kitchen prepares goat, chicken, and seafood specialties from its menu, which also features vegetarian entrees. For dessert, thickened milk dumplings soaked in rose-flavored sugar syrup, rice pudding with pistachios, and mango ice cream satisfy sweet cravings.
While it certainly goes to great lengths to ensure a delicious food roster, the restaurant's staff tends to more than its menu; the interior's rich orange walls backdrop high-backed booths and glossy, elegantly finished wood tables. Track lighting dots a dark ceiling, and stainless steel underscores both the freshness of the food and the modernity of the fixtures with which guests interact.