This is the dawning of the age of peak contemporary Indian.
At least we’re feeling like we’re seeing more
more notable, nay, exciting modern Indian-type openings these days: today with Old Monk, a handsome
cornerspot now open in the East Village.
Now, it’s Friday, and you’ve got weekend-ing to do, so we’ll keep this short and to the point. The
space is all saffron, colored scarves and portraits of monks talking on phones and taking photos. A good
The menu’s nicely organized into sections like “Come Together,” “Stay a While” and “Share the
Love,” and you can probably guess what they’re going for with each. Your order might start with goat
cheese naan with pumpkin and melon seeds or Tibetan-style pork dumplings, unfold with plates of ginger-rum
tandoor-grilled lamb chops, continue unfolding with mahi mahi goan curry… start your decision-making process right now, if you’d like. Or you can forgo the decisions
altogether and leave it up to the chef with a four-course family-style move.
Beer and wine are on the way with an ex-Eleven Madison Park and Jean Georges sommelier consulting on the
menu, so you know it’ll be good.