Tamarind Tea Room

Price guide: Mid-range

41-43 East 22nd Street, New York City, New York, 10016

Price guide: Mid-range

Tea Room interior

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Chilling out, Romance

Expert review of Tamarind Tea Room

A stylish tea room serving Indian desserts and appetizers.

Tea is an integral part of South Asian culture. It seems as though South Asians drink tea several times a day and anyone who is a tea aficionado will love Tamarind Tea Room. It's an offshoot of Tamarind restaurant, one of the city's most popular high-end Indian restaurants. Sit back, order tea for two and relax in the cozy, yet elegant environs. 

Food and drink: 

Tamarind Tea Room serves savory and sweet small plates. Everything is made next door in the main restaurant and the quality is higher than at hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurants found throughout the city. The restaurant serves its own brand of tea; try the Ceylon orange pekoe and Nantou Oolong.

Recommended dishes: 

Guests can choose from a list of sandwiches and desserts. The best dishes include spinach kofta and saag paneer sandwiches, and the mango cheesecake.

Ambience: 

There are only 12 seats in the entire space but it never feels cramped. Teapots line the wall and you can recline on gray banquettes. The crowd is sophisticated and skews a little older than the main restaurant.

Service: 

Service is friendly and attentive, there's never a long wait. A special waiter handles orders just for the tea room. 

Location: 

On 22nd Street off Broadway. It's not a culinary epicenter but there are several other good eateries on the block. It's very close to the NR subway lines. 

Price advice: 

Most items are affordable. A day out will probably set you back $40 for two people. Opt for the "tea for two" platter - you get tea, sandwiches and Indian sweets. 

Tables to book: 

I like the seats by the window; it makes the room feel a little bigger.

More information on Tamarind Tea Room:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Tearoom
Food:
Indian
Address:
41-43 East 22nd Street, New York City, New York, 10016
Telephone:
212-674-7400
Website:
http://www.tamarinde22.com
Serves:
Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 11.30am-4.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
afternoon tea

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