Cardoz is of course the man who ran the kitchen at the dearly departed and much missed Tabla, then North End Grill (also a Danny Meyer effort), and then White Street. Afterward, he absconded to Mumbai to open up a spot there. But he’s back in town, with this. Everyone’s very excited, so we went to check it out for ourselves, and for you. Here are the results.
The Hype: After some diversions, Cardoz is back to more creative, Tabla-like stuff.
The Reality: Yes, for example, a king-size biryani featuring chorizo and bacon and pork ribs vindaloo.
The Hype: The breads are noteworthy.
The Reality: Confirmed. There are eight types, including a bacon-stuffed naan and a cheddar-stuffed one.
The Hype: His acumen with spices remains impressive.
The Reality: Even the cocktails get in on the action, with a gin cocktail featuring turmeric and an Old Fashioned with cloves.
The Hype: You can’t walk out without having the fries.
The Reality: It’s true. They’ve got coconut, garlic and chilies, and if you only get those, it’ll be worth it.
The Hype: It’s a “bring friends” kind of place.
The Reality: There’s a lot to share and a lot of tapas-style options. Save the dates for somewhere else.
The Hype: You can take a look around here.
The Reality: Obviously.