Jewel in the Crown?
Cozy and tranquil, this Indian gem offers attentive service and a well-prepared roster of traditional dishes, from light addictive naan and poori to a variety of curries to suit every palate. Can’t decide? Try the Thali sampler platter—available either vegetarian or for meat lovers—it offers generous tastes of some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.
23 Pleasant St., Newburyport, 978-463-0956, newburyportjewel.com
Passage to India
Spices are ground in-house, ensuring fresh, flavorful food at this popular spot.
157 Washington St., Salem, 978-832-2200, passagetoindiasalem.com