Vatan has one of the best Indian meals in NY.
Every night from Tuesday to Sunday, starting at 5.30 pm, Vatan serves the same three vegetarian courses: an appetizer thali, an entree thali, and a dessert. All you have to do is choose your drinks and indicate whether you prefer mild, medium, or hot. Then you can sit back in the re-created village, under the shadow of a (fake) banyan tree, and eat as much as you care to. The sari- and kurta-clad servers will keep bringing out Gujarati specialties like bhaji (spinach and corn) until you say stop.