Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 03/12/2014
Photo: Clay Williams
316 Court St., 718-576-3800, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
At Dosa Royale it's hard not to laugh when a dosa nearly as big as a baseball bat is delivered to the table. Golden, wafer-thin and crunchy, the South Indian crepes have savory vegetarian fillings whose flavors are heightened by sambar and chutney. The exposed-brick bistro grew out of proprietors Thiru and Heather Rajamani's success at a Smorgasburg stall. That hipness factor—plus delicious food and an astute wine, beer and cocktail list—compels Carroll Gardens residents to treat it as a date-night destination, not just for curry-in-a-hurry repasts. Supplementing the dosas are sensational samosas, fried lentil doughnuts and Chennai fish curry.