The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of boring, inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Indian fare at Cinnamon, located just south of Murray Hill. This Groupon is not valid on lunch specials, buffet, or happy hour specials.
The creative, dedicated gourmands at Cinnamon gussy up their flavorful, handcrafted Indian cuisine with modern, exotic flourishes, dazzling diners with a menu of savory, piquant delicacies. Starters like the shehad lasunna gobi, which covers cauliflower in a loving coat of honey and garlic ($5.95), play nicely with other veggie fare like the sweet-and-sour-sauce-slathered aloo tikki potato cutlet ($4.95). Coat your throat with the aromatic hot and sour soup ($4.95) before a noshing of grill classics such as the tandoori chicken ($10.95) and cushion each bite with a piece of pillowy naan ($1.95). Sop up wine like the dark French Maid Merlot, with the charm of gosh (lamb) vindaloo ($13.95).
A comfortable, clean main dining room staffed by friendly servers greets incoming diners with the enthusiasm of a gong. Cinnamon's interiors are minimalist by design, allowing tasters to focus taste buds on the dish in front of them rather than distracting wallpapers that feature the living cast members of Friends.
Though reviews are limited due to being such a new place, Cinnamon does have 100% of Urbanspooners liking it:
- I took my girlfriend there last night and WOW! The decor is chic, serene and the moment you walk in you feel like you have escaped the madness of the city. – Ray Sen
- All in all, an excellent meal. I will stop in again very soon-- I have my eyes on the chicken briyani for next time. – Alison whitner
- For a restaurant so new in the market, the service is friendly and assured, but it is the quality of the food that will make cinnamon an instant winner. – godiner
106 Lexington Ave.
New York, New York 10016Get Directions