Thursday, September 26, 2013

Chicago Curry House

It's easy to pass up with it's location in the South Loop (899 S. Plymouth Ct.), but if you venture far enough beyond the hectic nature of State Street, you will find yourself stumbling upon the Chicago Curry House, Chicago's hidden Indian treasure.

Per Daniel's suggestion, we decided to check this place out. It proved to be a good in-between meeting point for us and a friend of Daniel's from high school.

We were immediately warmly greeted when we walked in by the kind staff, the friendly and relaxing atmosphere, and the smell of Indian spices filling our nostrils. After a long day filled with chores and running, I was eager to start chowing down right away.

Before we ordered anything, we were served what I would compare to an Indian version of chips and salsa...which may or may not offend some people. Really, it tasted to me like soy crackers, with different Indian sauces, both sweet and savory to choose from.

We ordered an appetizer of assorted meats and veggies. A nice preview--enough to get us excited for our main course but not enough to fill us up so we didn't want it anymore.

For the entre I decided to go with Butter Chicken. I tried it previously at another restaurant, and it was amazing. I hoped I would enjoy it as much as I had before.I wouldn't say it was better, but just about equally as good as the one I had previously tried (which was pretty damn good).

Daniel had a chicken curry, and his friend Tyler had the Lamb Tikka Masala. Dishes were both filling and enjoyed all around the table.

Overall, the Chicago Curry House is a good find. The prices may seem a little steep, but for the welcoming atmosphere, helpful staff and attentive service, and food presentation/quality, the price is justifiable. Definitely a classy joint worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of Indian food. 

Would you bring your girls here?

Yes. I can totally see us gossiping over samosas and mulling over the vast options of Naan. 

Should you bring someone here on a date?


Can I bring my boss or colleagues for a happy hour?

You might be able to. There is a bar (although we didn't try drinks). It depends if your colleagues like Indian food. If not, you may be better off exploring another option in the loop. 

Is this a family friendly place?

Yes. Your family can bond over trying something exotic. A great place to go for a birthday. 

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