Sahib, New York
The Facts
NAME: Sahib
IT'S: An upscale Indian restaurant

08-10-2016

OPENED: October 08th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Hemant Mathur
LOCATION: Midtown East
ADDRESS: 104 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10016
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 28th Street
OPENING TIMES: Lunch Mon-Sun 12pm-2.45pm; Dinner Mon-Sun 5pm-10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
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Sahib

OPENED1048 DAYS AGO

Sahib is the latest addition to the Indian food scene in NYC from the twice Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur, Hemant Mathur.

The Indian cuisine scene is definitely flourishing right now with many restaurants opening in the Manhattan area this year alone, including the recently opened Paowalla by Floyd Cardoz.

Owner Mathur earned his stars (Michelin ones, of course) at Devi in 2007, which was also the first U.S Indian restaurant to receive a Michelin star, before moving onto NYC’s Tulsi in 2010. For the opening of Sahib, he has also partnered with Fine Indian Dining Group founder, Shiva Natarajan, who also works with hit spots Chola, Chote Nawab and Haldi.

Sahib’s menu is divided into sections of chicken, lamb & goat, Fisherwoman’s Catch and vegetarian. Mathur’s skilled tandoor technique is highlighted in the menu too with options like a Murgh Burrah kebab (tandoor-cooked chicken breast carved a specific way due to the type of meat in order to preserve its flavor).

Seafood options from the Fisherwoman’s Catch section include a signature peppercorn Jhinga (char-grilled shrimp with ground pink peppercorn) and grilled market fish served in a flavorful Hung yogurt and garlic sauce. Much of the menu’s dishes are inspired by northern India’s rich cultural history and the ‘wazwan’ style of cooking mastered by chefs in that region for centuries.

The technique involves letting the meat simmer in a copper pot for a prolonged period of time to create tender and flavorful dishes. Various naan choices are also on offer to mop up the remaining food and include unique options like creamy paneer cheese and jalapeño pepper and sweet potato.

The beverage menu includes signature Indian items like a Masala Chai Tea or Gulkand Lassi (made with yogurt, saffron and gulkan – a blend of rose petal preserves). Indian beers and a carefully curated wine list will be on offer once the liquor license is approved but, until then the restaurant is BYOB.

Sahib is decorated in cool gray and white tones with reclaimed wood used throughout in the tables, chairs, art pieces including a flowered mirror installation with hand-carved wooden petals and even in the chandeliers which are adorned with wooden beads.

 

The Facts
NAME: Sahib
IT'S: An upscale Indian restaurant

08-10-2016

OPENED: October 08th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Hemant Mathur
LOCATION: Midtown East
ADDRESS: 104 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10016
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 28th Street
OPENING TIMES: Lunch Mon-Sun 12pm-2.45pm; Dinner Mon-Sun 5pm-10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook

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