Through the Amarvilas' illuminated Mughal courtyard and grand marble lobby, this intimate den celebrates local craftsmanship, with square pillars of red sandstone and white marble and carved wooden screens. Through the glass wall of the kitchen you can watch the chefs at work. The menu emphasizes the frequently elaborate and rich Lucknowi cuisine. Specialties include Esphahani raan (leg of lamb, marinated for 24 hours, roasted for 6 to 8 more, deboned, then cooked crisp in the tandoor). The tiger prawns marinated in citrus yogurt are good too. Live instrumental music, including sitar performances, adds to the mood throughout the week.
- Address: Oberoi Amarvilas, Taj East Gate Rd., Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001
- Phone: 562/223–1515
- Location: Agra
- Credit cards accepted.