The Indian subcontinent is known among Westerners for its dynamic colors, from the blinking holiday lights strung across its Taj Mahals to the vibrant foliage of its naan trees. Paint your palate in the culinary colors of India with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fine Indian fare at Saffron in Westmont.
Saffron halts hunger with a menu brimming with traditional meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes, as well as a variety of innovative edibles. Disarm your appetite with a golden-brown samosa ($4.95) before diving head-first into a plate of egg curry ($12.95) or the chef's special tandoori lobster, which is marinated in yogurt and exotic spices, cooked in a clay oven, and served atop a bed of rice or alongside naan ($34.95). Veggie votaries can indulge their multifarious palate passions with vegetarian thali, a smorgasbord of meatless mouth-pleasers served with basmati rice, naan, and aromatic accouterments ($14.95). Jeera chicken ($14.95) captains a team of kadhai entrees, which are prepared over hot coals in a seasoned iron wok wielded by a nonferrous cook.
Saffron complements its cuisine with an elegant and upscale décor featuring white tablecloths, chic chandeliers, rich red accents, and spacious wooden booths. Distinctive lighting fixtures hang above a dimly lit full bar, where bottles of gin and whiskey stand stoically in front of mirrored glass, working up the courage to talk to each other.
- Seriously, this is the best Indian food outside of India! They offer a wide spectrum of entrees including meat and vegetarian dishes with flavors that are unique to Saffron. The Jeera Chicken and Saag Gosht are magical dishes. – MarkBach, Citysearch
- The service was great, everything was clean and staff was attentive and pleasant but not at all intrusive. – Poppy S., Yelp
Saffron's chefs toss fresh ingredients together to craft Indian fusion cuisine as vibrant as the eatery’s blue and purple neon lights and orange draperies. Laden with delicious tandoor dishes, Bombay favorites, vegetarian plates, and other good-mood-inducing fare, buffet carts roll out during lunchtime, facilitating all-you-can-eat samplings and all-you-can-throw food fights. A full bar slings imported beers, wines, and liquors, perfect for lubricating lips between bites, and a 150-seat banquet hall accommodates large groups of hungry humans determined to celebrate a special event.