The first Europeans who traveled to India stood in awe of the country's flavorful spices, clay-oven technology, and surprisingly buoyant naan boats. Set sail toward new flavors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian cuisine at Tandoori Bistro.
The spice masters at Tandoori Bistro craft a menu of authentic Punjabi dishes served in refined, yet relaxed confines. Golden-fried samosas stuffed with vegetables, chicken, or lamb ($4–$4.50) lead the curried cavalcade, followed by a drum line of tandoori chicken, rhythmically splashed in a marinade of yogurt, ginger, and garlic ($10). The slow cooked goat curry stands at the summit of a mountain of basmati rice ($14), overlooking a green valley overflowing with spinachy saag paneer ($10). Escort meals down esophagi with a specialty naan, such as the jalapeno and cream cheese ($3) or spinach and feta-stuffed variety ($3.50). Scoops of mango kulfi, an Indian ice cream served with pistachios, almonds, and cardamom ($3), cool palates blazing with curry spices or the embarrassment of forgetting some of your taste buds' first names at a party.
Patrons savor exotic flavors amid a modern dining area boasting simple wooden tables, a mountainous, multipaneled wall portrait, and a large stone-framed fireplace. More casual diners can take their meals at the bar area, where five TVs stream sports and samosas replace chicken wings as the appetizer of choice to angrily throw at fumble-fingered ultimate frisbee players.