Authentic Indian at Urban Tandoor

Urban Tandoor
7519 Linton Hall Rd
Gainesville, VA 20155
571-284-6105
https://utandoorgainesville.com/

Indian | $

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Urban Tandoor is fairly new Indian restaurant in Virginia Gateway. This is their second location with the original, with a 4-star Yelp rating, has been  in Arlington for a couple of years.  They have a well rounded menu with all the traditional appetizers and dishes.

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We started with chutney. It was wonderful.

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The Steamed Chicken Momos were fantastic. They were light and the  flavor was great.

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I ordered the Butter Chicken. It was as good as I have had. A wonderful creamy flavorful sauce and moist chicken.

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My wife order the Lamb Korma and loved it.

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The dishes come with perfect long grain Basmati Rice.

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We always order the garlic naan bread. It arrived warm and not overly garlicky.

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For dessert we tried the Mango Kulfi a mango flavored ice cream made there daily.It has a mellow mango flavor and not as sweet as you would think.  I nice way to wind up our meal. 

Parking is never a problem and the noise level is low. The waiters we friendly and seem to anticipate our needs. We are lucky to have a number of excellent Indian restaurants in the area. Urban Tandoor will make an splendid addition.

Farm Station Cafe

Farm Station Café
7150 Farm Station Rd.
Warrenton, VA 20187
540-680-3276
https://www.farmstationcafe.com/

American |  $

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Farm Station Café is the retail face of the well know local caterer À la Carte.  Owner Karen Baker set out to enlarge her catering operations with a new kitchen at the old Vint Hill Army base, she wisely included a Café. Chef Matt Mize has created an excellent menu which their web page describes as  “80% of our ingredients are local, pasture-raised, organic, free of GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and chemicals. We’ve designed our menu to satisfy our broad base of customers to include vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and paleo options.”

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Most of the meals are created in a smaller Café kitchen in front of the catering kitchen to to keep everyone out of each others way.

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A wide variety of beverages are sold in bottles and cans along with self serve coffee and tea.

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On my last visit I tried the awesome Phili Cheese Steak with house-made potato chips. It’s as good as any cheese steak sandwich you can get outside of Philadelphia.

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I’m a sucker for cloth napkins. Somehow it makes the sandwich taste better.

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They have a nice selection of desserts from which to choose.  This is the best lunch spot I have found in the area since AKT Nourish closed their doors last year.  They are open 7 days a week with brunch only on Sunday. The noise level is minimal and there is plenty of outdoor seating when the weather is nice.