Surreptitiously filling your mouth with spicy fare is a time-honored method of inducing appropriate teariness at otherwise unaffecting summer-school graduations and parakeet funerals. Tear up at the delicious taste of Indian fare with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Indian fare at India Palace Restaurant.
India Palace Restaurant's extensive menu overflows with savory dishes made from authentic Indian recipes. Poke a fork into a plateful of six paneer pakora ($5.95)—homemade cheese deep-fried in chickpea batter—or dig into tandoori portobello mushrooms ($13.95) freshly picked from their charcoal-fired clay ovens. Spicy lamb saag's ($13.95) tender pieces of meat and gingerly cooked spinach set mouths' hearts aflame with vegetable passion. After consuming heated entrees, cool throats with silky kulfi ($3.95), a homemade ice cream made with milk and nuts. India Palace's high-backed chairs and soft lighting create an intimate atmosphere designed to melt both your date's heart and their unappealing chocolate bifocals.
India Palace Restaurant
Ornate lanterns bask the dining room of India Palace Restaurant in a warm glow, illuminating the classical Indian portraits and dark wood pillars surrounding the tables. Among these authentic confines—India Palace's second location, after spending 22 years at the original locale—the friendly staff helps guests choose the right dishes from a vibrant menu of fine Indian cuisine. Manning a clay oven fired by charcoal, visible to diners, chefs bake fresh bread, ground-lamb seekh kebabs, salmon tikka, and marinated tandoori chicken. A selection of 18 vegetarian specialties sates the hunger of plant hunters, whereas a variety of curries gives all diners the ability to roar cartoon flames. Indulgent beverages, such as an Indian chai latte or a mango milk shake, can be paired with any dish to sweeten palates.