What You'll Get
Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their cuisine offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters makes with today's Groupon. For $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American cuisine with Indian influences at Treat. The BYOB Humboldt Park eatery serves up robust, inventive plates in a cool, laid-back setting.
Much like a bit of whiskey always makes its way into Uncle Sal's coffee, an Indian flavor kick makes its way into every dish on Treat's taste-bud-pleasing menu. Owner and chef Tamiz Haiderali left the corporate scene to helm the creative Indian bistro, combining authentic Indian recipes passed down through the years with contemporary culinary techniques. Start with the samosas ($4.95), flaky pastry dough stuffed with cilantro, mint, potatoes, peas, and tamarind chutneys, or the roasted mushroom purse ($7.95). Entrees include such robust fusion dishes as tomato korma rigatoni with roasted mushroom, fennel, and lima beans ($11.95) and seared salmon atop saag paneer with dhokla and pomegranate seeds ($16.95). For more hands-on noshes, sandwiches abound, and all are served with choice of side. Try the turkey panini with apple tarragon cole slaw, swiss cheese, and rye ($8.95), or open-face veggie sandwich with roasted eggplant, walnut pesto, smoked gouda, and marinated tomatoes ($7.95). View the complete menu here.
Sunny yellow walls and minimalist tables and chairs with deliberate wood-grain stripes create an open school-room atmosphere in which to absorb the rich sauces and succulent meats of Indian cuisine with a group of friends or an intrepid first-timer. During the summer months, patrons can enjoy a leisurely meal on the patio with their BYOB selections. Treat also serves an eclectic brunch with make-your-own omelettes, savory pancakes, and cornmeal custard cake. Call ahead for reservations.
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- I have eaten at Treat several times over the past three years, including last night. It just gets better and better...Everything is fresh, flavorful and prepared with love. – katherinec, Check, Please!
- Treat has always been a wonderful experience, especially with the engaging proprietor, Tamiz joining tables in conversation. The food is pure heaven. – juder, Check, Please!
- Sunny yellow walls donning interesting art signal there’s something going on along this otherwise desolate strip. One look at the menu and you’ll know it’s true. Dishes reach wildly, from American to Mediterranean, Indian and Moroccan, and most are adeptly prepared. – Gayot
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 10, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Not valid with online reservations. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with Tuesday special or other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.