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Posted by Anonymous on 12/03/2008
This restaurant is one of my favorites in Chicago...a reliable and consistent option any night of the week. Everything I have ordered has been excellent and am hooked as I continue to go back or carry out at least once a week. If I had to choose only a handful of things to order, it would be the samosas, the rajma chana, and the salmon nage (really!). But, like I said, everything I've tried (almost everything), has been great. Definitely give it a shot and I know you'll be satisfied.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/25/2008
This is a great compliment for this street. The entire experience is definitely worth it. The positive, upbeat atmosphere is what got it started. I recommend all there drinks and my personal favorite is the white wine sangria. The samosas for appetizers are the best I've ever had. Their menu is conveniently divided between traditional Indian food and Indo-American creations. For the traditional side, I love the rajma channa. As for the Indo-American side, the salmon is absolutely amazing! Again, this is a great place...you must give it a try.
Posted by Gorasway (anglo'sway) on 10/15/2008
As an Indian, I was so excited to finally see an "Indian" restaurant in my neighborhood! Went with a family member straight from India to try out the place. Upon entry on a weekday night and a fairly empty restaurant we were greeted with "Hello, did you have a reservation?" Are you kidding me? 3/4 of your tables are vacant, no I didn't come with a reservation! So we're seated, then greeted by our waiter and his trainee. The waiter was SO annoying, if there is anyone who should take the crown for pushy suggestive selling, it would be this guy. It was so irritating. "For the 12329472394 time, no, I don't want to order an appetizer!" We ordered our food which consisted of chicken tikka and rogan josh accompanied by naan. The latter was the only decent (edible) item. The chicken was undercooked and poorly seasoned. The lamb was poorly cut (i.e. lots of untrimmed fat portions) and horrible balance, or lack of I should say, of spices. The rice was also horrendous, tons of oil (they could've at least tried ghee), mushy, unpalatable. Basmati rice should be fluffy, even in grease-ridden dishes, like Biriyani, our rice is fluffy! The host asked us about the meal, I offered my opinion, which hey relayed to the "owner" then came back out to say that the "owner agreed." I was appauled that the owner, during this slow night, didn't have the courtesy to come tell me that him/herself! What was funny is they had the nerve to ask if we wanted to pack up the plentiful left overs! Yeah right! Overall: 1. Pushy service 2. Poor quality of food-preparation and ution 3. Poor customer service 4. Haute-cuisine wanna be without being anything close to haute cusine. 5. Overpriced I see this place going nowhere, fast.
Posted by Eats out a lot on 06/19/2008
My fiance and I ate at Veerasway last Saturday night. I loved the space and the decor was great - nice lighting, colors. I had the Bengal tiger martini and it was fantastic, so I had another. For appetizers, I had the sprouted moong bean salad with yogurt and chickpea noodles and my fiance had the arugula and chickpea salad. Mine was delicious, and his was ok - a little too much dressing but really nothing to complain about. For entrees we decided to select from the Indian fusion side of the menu, since we can get Indian food for half these prices on Devon street. I ordered the salmon and he ordered the scallops. My salmon was good sized entree and was light and tasty in a broth of vegetables. However, my fiances scallops were exactly that: 3 scallops. There is no way that is an entree - unless you have an eating disorder! His scallops were very tasty, but absolutely insufficient for a 6'3" guy. So, he ordered the "samosa", which ended up being three giant samosas, and just slightly below average. Anything fried is good, but the pastry was thick and doughy and the filling was just potatoes and not well-seasoned. In summary, the food is tasty and the drinks go down easy, but the scallops should be an appetizer, and the samosa order should note that it's 3 giant samosas. I would go here again for drinks and appetizers, or for dinner if I lived nearby.