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The Facts
NAME: The Bombay Bread Bar
IT'S: An Indian restaurant in Soho

27-02-2018

OPENED: February 27th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Floyd Cardoz
LOCATION: Lower Manhattan
ADDRESS: 195 Spring Street, NY 10012
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Spring Street
OPENING TIMES: Sunday–Wednesday 4pm-10pm (bar open until 11pm); Thursday–Saturday 4pm–10.30pm (bar open until 11.30pm).
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 212 235 1098
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

The Bombay Bread Bar

OPENED293 DAYS AGO

The Indian restaurant Paowalla has reopened in Soho as The Bombay Bread Bar.

Owner Floyd Cardoz – who worked as a chef at Danny Meyer’s restaurant Tabla – had different ambitions for his Indian restaurant Paowalla. Paowalla had become a formal, special-occasion kind of place – quite the opposite to what Cardoz had in mind – so he closed the doors for a week and reopened the Soho spot with a new name, a different menu and an entirely different look.

The Bombay Bread Bar-interior

The Spot:

Collaborator Wes Anderson and film set decorator Kris Moran – whose work can be admired in The Wolf of Wall Street – have transformed the space into a colorful restaurant, with help from Indian artists. There’s a large mural with Bollywood types (painted by pop artist Maria Qama), a tiger motif adorning the wood-burning bread oven and a wall of marigold flowers (typical of weddings and celebrations). That’s what Cardoz hopes The Bombay Bread Bar will be: an Indian party.

The Bombay Bread Bar-interior design

The Food:

Living up to its name, the menu revolves around Indian naans and kulchas (similar to naans, made with maicha), with flavors such as chicken and chickpea, leek and potato, and cheddar cheese. But before you fill up on breads, make sure to try the small plates, including a saag paneer pizza (with spinach-mustard greens, goat cheese and corn roti), South Indian beef samosa (with cucumber-cocnut raita), and onion rings (chickpea battered).

The Bombay Bread Bar-cocktails

The Drinks:

Drinks include special cocktails, such as Bollywood Swingin (gin, bay leaf, lime, passionfruit), Can’t Stop the Bhangra (whiskey, chai vermouth, Bénédictine, date), and Tequila Walla (tequila, coriander, Campari, calamansi). If the cocktail party isn’t your thing, there are also wines, beers and tea.

The Damage:

Naans cost $5, kulchas around $12 and small plates vary between $12 and $18.

The Bombay Bread Bar-food

In a Nutshell:

With so many dishes that are perfect for sharing and whimsical cocktails, it seems The Bombay Bread Bar will become exactly what Cardoz has in mind – we’re already planning our next casual group dinner here.

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The Facts
NAME: The Bombay Bread Bar
IT'S: An Indian restaurant in Soho

27-02-2018

OPENED: February 27th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Floyd Cardoz
LOCATION: Lower Manhattan
ADDRESS: 195 Spring Street, NY 10012
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Spring Street
OPENING TIMES: Sunday–Wednesday 4pm-10pm (bar open until 11pm); Thursday–Saturday 4pm–10.30pm (bar open until 11.30pm).
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 212 235 1098
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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