I went to Royal Indian Bistro in Lexington a couple of time after they opened and the food was OK but decided to visit them again today for lunch. They are tucked away on a side street in North Lexington, near the Village Green and there is still free parking here.
This is a small place but nicely decorated and well lighted inside. On a brisk day, stay away from the window seating, the window leaked something fierce.
A couple of papads and condiments arrived promptly. Metal water-glass and modernistic looking salt and pepper containers. No indication of what contained what. My guess is that 3 holes is salt and two holes is pepper. The onion chutney was HOT.
This is Keema Curry from the lunch specials menu. Ground lamb cooked with peas, tomatoes and onions. I ordered it a little spicier than medium and the spiciness was spot on. On the check it was marked as medium plus and kudos to them for getting it right. Rice was cooked nicely, could have been more fragrant but overall this was a really nice lunch. Service was very attentive and at 12:30 they were almost filled up. Glass covered tables and paper napkins was about the only drawbacks but who really cares when the food is good.