Midtown East has no shortage of establishments with white tablecloths that serve as appropriate backdrops for anyone coming from a 5pm budget meeting. Chola has all of those things, but it’s special because, as soon as you eat a dosa filled with lentils or bhindi sasuralwali (spiced okra), you’ll forget about Steve’s twenty-minute question he chose to save until the end of the meeting. The menu ranges from Northern and Southern specialties, including a lot of seafood options. If you order like we do, dinner will come out to about $50 per person, but it’s worth it, especially if you get lemon rice on the side.
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