$12 for $25 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks
Along with starters such as vegetable samosa ($5) and Jewel kabobs ($9) and naan bread stuffed with minced lamb ($5), entrees range from chicken tikka masala ($14) to lamb curry with garlic and tomatoes ($15) and slow-cooked tandoori shrimp ($16) in a majestic decor. See the full menu.
Jewel of the Crown - Cuisine of India
Inside Jewel of the Crown, turret-shaped wall alcoves form the shape of a honeycomb, filled with backlit statues of Indian deities. Wood accordion partitions are carved with vines and budding flowers. Since 1986, these decorative touches and the restaurant's traditional Indian dishes have attracted celebrity diners such as Kim Basinger and The Rolling Stones.
In the light of large glowing chandeliers, thick curries and yogurt-marinated kormas gleam on tables next to tandoori dishes of lamb, fish, and chicken. After sopping up the last of a vegetarian chana masala, guests can head out to the outdoor patio for a glass of wine, or peruse Jewel of the Crown's hanging tapestries, which display classical scenes of embroidered farmers playing paintball in the fields.