It was our anniversary and we wanted to go to a special place to dine in. My husband suggested Indeblue and I am glad he did. The moment I entered the restaurant, I was welcomed by the enticing aroma and beautiful décor.
IndeBlue is one of the best Indian restaurants in Philadelphia that serve both the traditional dishes and creative fusion stuff on the menu.
We started off with a new appetizer – Spinach chaat, as recommended by my husband. (Oh yes, my husband is a regular at the place and this time we ordered by his suggestion.) It was a very new version of the regular chaats that we eat and was amazing. Fried spinach leaves mixed with onion and tomatoes and topped with a tangy tamarind date sauce. It was so yummy that we just gorged onto it and even forgot to take a picture. Guess sometimes it’s more important to enjoy your meal and not think about anything else.
In the main course, we ordered a Vegetarian Thali, boneless butter chicken, and a basket of bread. The thali included small portions of about 3 curries/ veggies, appetizer, raita, bread, rice and a dessert sufficient to satisfy your appetite. All the main course dishes served with basmati rice or bread. The barbequed chicken, cooked in a non-spicy creamy tomato gravy was flavorful. The bread basket served 4 varieties of hot bread. Apart from the regular plain and garlic naan, the basket included cheese spinach stuffed naan and naan with herbs. We relished our meal with these soft and warm naans.
Special day’s meal has to end on a sweet note. One of my favorite sweets is Jalebi, but since we are talking about creativity and fusion why would the desserts be left behind. The menu had ‘Pear Jalebi‘, which I had never heard or eaten. Even the server vouched for the delectable jalebi which he even dreamt about. After the bar set so high it was time to indulge into. The warm jalebi was partnered with cold ice cream and was a treat to eat. My kids loved it.
They serve brunch also on weekends. We missed eating it as reached almost at closing time. Hope to have it the next time.
The restaurant is child-friendly. The food is non-spicy which the kids can enjoy. I loved seeing my son loving the meal and enjoying it. There is no specific kids menu, but they can share the dishes.
205 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Indeblue is set in the midtown village close to Chancellor Street. You can reach here by taking Patco to 13th/Locust or SEPTA(Broad St. Line) to Walnut/Locust.
Indeblue doesn’t have its own parking space. It offers discounted parking (USD 10) to its guest at The Holiday Inn, 1305 Walnut St.
Lunch – Monday to Friday: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Brunch – Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dinner – Sunday to Thursday: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Friday to Saturday: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Happy Hours – Daily: 5:00 pm till the restaurant is open.
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