Thursday, December 23, 2010
Green Chili Indian Bistro - downtown St Petersburg, FL
I have been walking by the Green Chili Bistro, since it first opened, but I have never gotten around to trying it. Luckily, a friend recently invited my family and I to celebrate her birthday there with a few friends. Low lighting made for a nice ambiance inside and the nice aromas coming from the kitchen were very tantalizing. As we were a large party, the restaurant had put some tables together to accommodate all of us, and luckily they have plenty of space to do this without making anyone feel crowded.
To start off, the server brought our drinks and a complimentary papadum(a slightly spicy, cracker-like round). For our entrees, we ordered the Saag(spinach) chicken, the chicken Makhani, and the shrimp curry. Also, we ordered a tandoori naan(flatbread) for each person. You can order your level of spiciness for you food, so we chose medium spicy for all of our entrees, which turned out to be perfect. It was a pleasant kick of heat, without being overbearing. All of the dishes came in a nice rich sauce which was perfect for the rice that comes with your entree, or for dipping your naan. Overall, a very pleasant experience and a wonderful time with friends. Also, they do offer a buffet a lunch time, so next time I might have to try that out.
Green Chili Indian Bistro
310 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL 33701