sam. 6 octobre à 01:00
It is time to return to Raagini in Baldwin, arguably our members' favorite Indian restaurant. My Yelp review and photographs I've taken follow below along with links to the restaurant's menu and Raagini's Yelp page. The restaurant's phone number is (516)[masked]. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED It was my absolute pleasure to attend a group dinner at Raagini on Friday, 8/26. Raagini is a casually decorated Indian restaurant which features an extensive menu of regional Indo-Pak cuisine, both vegetarian & non-vegetarian.It ( https://www.yelp.com/redir?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnon-vegetarian.It&s=204db5690ff76e3eaafe783d7b77fe9f022bf0c033025306daad7bdc39911a58 ) is easy to find parking in the Stop & Shop shopping center across the street. After that, put on your jaywalking shoes as I did and run across Atlantic Avenue directly into this storefront restaurant.Be ( https://www.yelp.com/redir?url=http%3A%2F%2Frestaurant.Be&s=98960075dcaacb2b6016457b1ed8239d10ebf4dcff7f77c7065d953e5ef61327 ) careful, though!! Our group assembled promptly and our polite waiter took our orders. Orders arrived kind of haphazardly, with some diners waiting longer than others.Big deal! I would rather eat hot food as it's cooked.Anyway, the fact that the restaurant is BYOB(no corkage charge!!) makes waiting for your food more pleasant, especially if you were enjoying a Red Tuscan, as I was. Before my dishes arrived I enjoyed a taste of my neighbor's Aloo Papri Chat ($6.99), an app built around perfectly cooked and seasoned potatoes and chickpeas. It was glorious! Since I wanted an Indian lunch the next day, I opted for two entrees, Chicken Tikka Masala ($12.99) and Lamb Biryani ($15.99). My CTM was divine! The chicken was perfectly cooked, without a trace of fat. The tomato "gravy", which makes this dish IMHO, was spectacular. It brought the gratis Basmati Rice, which accompanies all entrees other than Biryanis, to a new level. So delicious! It was deeply and complexly flavored with a hint of sweetness. At $12.99, I'd call it a bargain..........the best I ever had! My Lamb Biryani arrived in an extremely generous portion, with lean lamb nestled in moist and savory rice. I ate some and saved the rest for a delicious lunch the next day. My naan bread was puffy and nicely cooked. Other diners's reactions to the food were similar to mine. One pronounced the Shrimp Jahlfrezi ($16.99) "the best thing on the table". Sorry.....I'd say that about my CTM!! Other dishes which drew praise were the Aloo Gobi, Lamb Jahlfrezi, Lamb Korma and Lamb Vindaloo. My rating of five stars does not imply that this restaurant is perfect. No restaurant is. I was disappointed that the owner or manager crowded our large group into a small room adjoining the kitchen, instead of the much larger adjacent room. The air conditioning where we were seated was set at an uncomfortable level. However, the waiter rectified the situation after we complained. Raagini gets the 5 because it not only served me some of the best Indian food I have ever had on Long Island, but was also so outstanding that my eight fellow diners would have confirmed my opinion if I took a poll. I cannot wait to enjoy the food here again!! I look forward to sharing some fabulous Indian food with you on Friday, October 5th!!!