Restaurants in New and Old Delhi

Frédéric Lagrange

"Nirula's is an old-fashioned Indian restaurant, the equivalent of a family-style diner in the United States. The original location is in Connaught... Read More

It’s so appropriate that the name of this restaurant from Bengal has nostalgia built into it. Even before true blue Calcutta boys and girls could bemoan... Read More

Part of a national chain (but don’t let that dissuade you), this upmarket newcomer specializes in Bengali cooking—arguably the greatest... Read More

You might think that this restaurant is a gateway to Oriental cuisine, but in fact it’s named after the passenger train that opened up Europe to the... Read More

For me, paranthas always remind me of Sunday family lunches (and also occasional after-party roadside stops, when a carb overload is fully justified).... Read More

Originally started as a Prohibition era speakeasy, it’s now a known secret that this bungalow-style bar serves up some of the best cocktails in town. We... Read More

The proper way to end a festive Indian meal is with paan (folded betel leaves stuffed with various fillings), which work as a digestive as well as a... Read More

While a hokey upstairs cocktail lounge and nightly DJ sets draw crowds to this suburban stalwart, it’s the cuisine that really sings&mdash... Read More

I can’t actually commit to choosing one spot as the best place for rolls in the city, hence my generic heading here. Rolls in Delhi are all good for... Read More

Diners queue up outside this Defence Colony restaurant for the vegetarian cuisine and savory, crêpe-like dosas. In the air-conditioned dining room... Read More

Likewise, it’s really hard to pick a favorite South Indian restaurant in Delhi, of the dosa and cakey idli kind. Indeed, nothing says authentic Indian... Read More

It’s so difficult to choose a champion among all the brilliant South Indian specialists, but I’ll give this round to Sagar Ratna for its number of... Read More

If anyone knows you have no time to waste in the mornings, it’s the efficient service team at this Central Delhi legend. Also streamlining the ordering... Read More

Even if you consider Indian vegetarian cuisine to be pretty traditional, that doesn’t mean that the menu must be conventional. Sattvik does its fair... Read More

They share a wall in Hotel Samrat, but these two nightclubs are otherwise as different as night and  … later that night. Shiro is an old-time... Read More

Moving up from the South and stopping somewhere before Delhi—that’s where one would pinpoint the geographic heart of this elegant eatery, which... Read More

Like every respectable big city, we’ve got to have a Sky Bar too! Ours comes with pretty white tents on a breezy terrace and a brilliant Asian specialty... Read More

A gimmick that works: almost every dish on this bar-restaurant’s Indo-Euro fusion menu is cold-smoked, using a variety of woods from cider to... Read More

I had to kick off this list with Cocktails & Dreams. If you’re looking for credentials, the man behind the bar runs a Mixology Academy and is a... Read More

If you’re the kind who always likes to get just a taste of what’s on your companion’s plate, you’ll love thalis. These are the plates we would’ve had at... Read More

Set in the yuppified (for Delhi) Defence Colony shopping plaza, this delectable seafood place—it’s part of a chain, but a good one&mdash... Read More

Part of a new generation of Delhi's restaurants, Tabula Rasa serves dishes from every continent: African chicken stew, Australian lamb, Brazilian pork... Read More

No matter what the weather, a view of the moonlit Qutub Minar always seems to put us in a better mood, along with the clever Thai menu. It’s tough to... Read More

This place is as advertised—down to its checkerboard flooring, jukebox and healthy-sized milkshakes. As a friend once said, you’d almost expect to see... Read More

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