New York Has a New Destination for Ambitious Indian Cooking

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Paper roast dosa with wild mushrooms, black truffles, and water chestnuts.
Paper roast dosa with wild mushrooms, black truffles, and water chestnuts.Photo: Noah Fecks

Between La Sirena, Café Altro Paradiso, and Pasquale Jones, it seems like every major New York opening as of late is an Italian restaurant. Not the case, obviously, with Indian Accent: It’s the first international location of an award-winning restaurant in New Delhi, and it has opened adjacent to Le Parker Méridien. Restaurateur Rohit Khattar and chef Manish Mehrotra’s menu includes stuffed kulchas (a signature dish), potato-sphere chaat with white-pea mash, and more traditional dishes like butter chicken. There’s a unique pricing structure: two courses for $55, three for $75, four for $95, and a chef’s tasting for $100 — with accompaniments available à la carte. Take a look at the space and a few plates:

Dal gosht: lamb, lentils, cumin sunchokes.
Dal gosht: lamb, lentils, cumin sunchokes.Photo: Noah Fecks
Potato-sphere chaat with white-pea mash.
Potato-sphere chaat with white-pea mash.Photo: Noah Fecks
Sweet pickle rib with sun-dried mango and onion seeds.
Sweet pickle rib with sun-dried mango and onion seeds.Photo: Noah Fecks
Butter chicken kulcha with black-dairy dal and fennel-dill raita.
Butter chicken kulcha with black-dairy dal and fennel-dill raita.Photo: Noah Fecks
Baby squid, crispy rice, everything chutney.
Baby squid, crispy rice, everything chutney.Photo: Noah Fecks
Mumbai's the Word: East India Solera sherry, rye, jaggery.
Mumbai's the Word: East India Solera sherry, rye, jaggery.Photo: Noah Fecks
BHDM designed the space.
BHDM designed the space.Photo: Noah Fecks
And here's the bar.
And here's the bar.Photo: Noah Fecks

Menu [PDF]

Indian Accent, 123 56th St., 212-842-8070