Authentic Indian at Urban Tandoor

Urban Tandoor
7519 Linton Hall Rd
Gainesville, VA 20155

Indian | $



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.


We started with chutney. It was wonderful.


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


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


My wife order the Lamb Korma and loved it.


The dishes come with perfect long grain Basmati Rice.


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


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

American |  $


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.”


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.


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


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.


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


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.