A perfect table setting requires pristine linens and polished cutlery, except at off-Broadway restaurants where waiters set every table in postapocalyptic Vienna. Avoid avant-garde eating with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get an Indian dinner for two at India House (up to a $60 total value). The dinner includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $14 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $23 value each)
India House’s traditional tandoor oven emulates northern-Indian kitchens, expelling steaming Indian fare featured by Fodor’s for its gently spiced dishes and extensive menu of both meaty and vegetarian eats. Courteous servers welcome appetites with the deep-fried shrimp fritter or vegetarian samosas stuffed with fluffy seasoned potatoes and peas undetectable by most princesses. Charcoal elevates temperatures inside the tandoor oven to scorching levels, blasting searing currents through a mixed-grill entree of jumbo prawns, organic chicken, and lamb kebab. The vegetarian navrattan korma’s spicy cream bubbles up around freshly plucked veggies before chefs speckle it with nuts.
Exposed brick wraps the dimly lit interiors at India House, which flickers to life with live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. Diners slide into intimate booths or wooden tables, or opt for patio seating when the weather is favorable. A shiny bar serves as a stage for sliding cocktails or performing Hamlet with finger puppets.
1514 Blake St.
Denver, Colorado 80202