Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their cuisine offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters make with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Indian fare at Mausam, in Secaucus.
With a name that means seasons, Mausam ushers in spicy springs and winter vindaloo wonderlands with its extensive menu of authentic Indian cuisine. The subcontinental specialties satisfy meat-eaters, vegetarians, and spice-scented air consumers alike, as tandoori mushrooms sizzle in a special sauce ($10), and lamb biryani hosts a saffron-spiked soiree complete with basmati rice, nuts, and party-crashing raisins ($12). Favored over a fork's tiresome tines, freshly made flatbreads mop up tangy eggplant morsels from a plate of khatta mitha baigan ($10) or poultry pieces from a platter of chicken chop masala ($15). A glass of mango lassi ($3) washes down mouthfuls of shrimp curry ($17), each fruity gulp paying homage to the marinated mixture of shrimp, ginger, onion, and tomato paste.
Sconce fixtures and arty, overhead lighting illuminate hungry diners seated at Mausam’s high-backed, bicolor booths and wooden tables, while upstairs, the elegant, rounded full bar can keep guests chatty as they take in the space’s large, flat-screen TVs. Mausam's spacious, three-story facility provides views of New York City from certain standpoints and is also home to a banquet hall and lounge, hosting weddings, DJ nights, and 1983 Cricket World Cup reenactments of debatable accuracy.
Mausam Indian Cuisine
By November, the crisp autumn air takes on a blustery winter chill, and cumbersome winter coats begin to take the place of stylish fall jackets. This change in fashion goes hand in hand with the change in seasons and with the philosophy of Mausam Indian Cuisine. The restaurant’s name means “seasons” in Hindi, and Mausam’s elegant three-story space boasts a restaurant, a lounge, and two versatile banquet halls, ready to change to accommodate a client’s request for any and every kind of event. Mausam’s staff can adapt table settings from simple and elegant pearl-white cloths with minimal accoutrements to bold colors with bountiful bouquets at every turn. Eager to please, the staff will even trade in the house specialty, Indian food, for any cuisine the client wishes to bring themselves, such as Mexican, Italian, or Lunchables.
Patrons simply looking for a low-key dinner out can head to the restaurant for traditional Indian favorites, such as chicken tikka masala, spicy goat curry, and plenty of vegetarian options laced with fragrant Indian spices. Red and white wines and a dozen kinds of domestic and imported beers wash away the last morsels of dessert, such as black-and-white cream puffs or orange-pineapple ice cream.
1150 Paterson Plank Rd.
Secaucus, New Jersey 07094Get Directions