Nominated for: BEST Indian
For years, diners were handed a limited menu when it came to Indian restaurants. They could choose either upscale, fine-dining establishments or low-end curry shops. There was no middle ground. Clearly it was time to take the cuisine to a new level according to Sushi Malhotra, who founded Dawat, New York's most acclaimed Indian restaurant. With that goal in mind, Mr. Malhotra joined with Rajesh Bhardwaj to create a vibrant and contemporary Indian bistro-Cafe Spice. Whether you want a relaxed, casual meal or great food fast, Cafe Spice has the Indian restaurant for you.