Adventurous wine lists, stellar service, inventive presentations that don't scrimp on the spice—this Indian kitchen would have been a local legend even without the romantic yet supersleek decor that drives date-night crowds to snap up reservations weeks in advance. The menu highlights unique tandooris and grills, from trout to chicken, and über-popular vegetarian dishes such as the fried spinach leaves with sweet yogurt sauce called palak chaat. For an easier
time getting a table, try the prix-fixe pre-theater or lunch menu. For a less swanky but equally impressive experience, try chef Vikram Sunderam's sister restaurant across town.