I have a ton of Restaurant.com credit that I haven't used in...well, years...so when I saw India Palace on the list of local restaurants (that accept Restaurant.com gift cards), I quickly bought a certificate there. The restaurant had great online reviews, and Z and I are always down to try a new Indian place.
On a Wednesday evening the intimately sized restaurant was pretty empty, but the food and service left us wondering why.
Our meal began with the Palace Vegetarian Platter ($7.95), which consisted of pakoras, samosas, and aloo tikki. We also ordered a side of mango chutney.
For my entree, I went with the Chole Saag ($11.95), made with chickpeas that are cooked with fresh spinach, onions, garlic, ginger, and Indian spices. I ordered my chole saag spicy, and it did have a nice kick to it without being overwhelming.
I have to say that this is one of the best dishes I've had at a local Indian restaurant in a long time. The flavors were just spot-on, and the portion size was huge - Z and I had two meals worth of leftovers between our two entrees! (FYI, Z ordered the Shahi Paneer Korma ($12.95) for his entree - homemade cheese cubes sauteed with fresh ginger, garlic, onion, and tomatoes, then garnished with nuts and raisin - and loved it).
Of course, we also ordered a few different breads to have with our meals. I highly recommend the Broccoli Naan ($3.95).
All in all, we had a fantastic first meal at India Palace, and we will definitely be back. For the great food, friendly service, reasonable prices, and generous portions.