48 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010

A lounge/restaurant turned restaurant lounge, Taj infuses Indian flavor into contemporary American cuisine in a rich, lounge setting. The popularity of the food is what has turned them to expanding the menu; dishes like tandoori snapper with mushroom ghee, coriander-infused chicken breast, and pan-roasted lobster with garam masala have gotten rave reviews. They have the space to make the shift. The mezzanine level is where most meals are served, and provides a fly’s eye view of the activity, as well as an overview of the exotically decorated space. Textiles, seating, lamps and ironwork partitions are all imported from India, and combine with the openness of the room to create an intimate but not claustrophobic environment. Brought to you by the owners of Pravda and the former Clementine, Taj pays attention to the music, spinning Indian ambient and world-styled house that always follows the mood of the crowd.