**Come any time between 6pm and 9pm, stay as long as you want, or leave when you need to. You will pay for only the food you order (plus tax and tip).**
Cited by New York Magazine as one the the Top Ten Best Vegetarian Restaurants in New York City, Pongal is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant with a devoted following among the critics and the public alike. It is also remarkably reasonably priced, with almost all entrees costing from $7.95 to $9.95, and almost all appetizers running from $1.95 to $4.95.
Zagat.com gives Pongal a very high food score of 23, and says: "Home to South Indian specialties not easily found elsewhere, this Curry Hill dosa nirvana surprises with its delicious kosher-vegetarian bounty."
Eric Asimov writes in the New York Times review, "The delectable vegetarian cuisine of South India is the specialty at Pongal, where the food is kosher as well. The centerpiece dishes are the daunting dosai, huge crepes made of various fermented batters that are stuffed and rolled into cylinders that can stretch two-and-a-half feet. But they are light and delicious, filled with spiced mixtures of potatoes and onions."
Paper Masala Dosa
For those of you who have never attended one of our Meetup events: this is an incredibly friendly and welcoming group. It will be easy to find us: just ask the waitstaff where the "meetup" is. (Our big group will be easy to spot.)
** You are welcome to show up anytime between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. You may stay the whole time, or feel free to leave whenever you need to. **
Pongal's web site: http://www.pongalnyc.com
Subway Directions: The closest subway is the 6 Train at 28th Street (then walk over one block from Park Avenue). Alternatively, take the N or R to 28th Street, or the B, D, F, M or Q to 34th Street.
Please join us for a wonderful South Indian vegetarian dinner.