The Gist: Brand new Maëzo Restaurant & Bar fuzes together Indian, Canadian and Italian cuisines all under one roof in the Financial District.
Named by co-owner Amit Sukhwani’s wife, Kiran Takrani, Maëzo means "fun." Sukhwani says "This is our core value, the essence of what we do."
Grub: Signature dishes include Naan Nachos, Bombay Sloppy Joes, Channa Masala Tacos, Curry Poutine, Naanza (naan pizza) and Gulab Jamun Cheesecake.
The menu boasting many vegetarian options, also offers classic Indian fare (Beef Vindaloo, Butter Chicken) and Indian twists to Italian dishes, such as Masala Macaroni and Malai Meatballs. There’s even tandoori bacon on the Club Sandwich and Cobb Salad.
Not in the mood for Indian? Tuck into a Spinach Chicken Salad ($14), Pesto Fettucine ($17), or 8 oz. New York Striploin ($32).
All meats are marinated for 8-30 days. The steak, for example, is steeped in liquids and spices for 28 days.
According to owners, everything is made in house.
Libations: The extensive bar inventory features a host of single malt rum and scotch, barrel aged rum, signature cocktails such as the Masala Martini ($9), and five beers on tap.
Fixtures & Fittings: The 3,000 sq. ft. space with 24 ft. ceiling is awash in dark grey with black accents and caters to events as well as regular dining.
An elevated seating area at back accommodates 25, making it a great option for groups. The impressive bar, framed with shimmering chandeliers and anchored in mirrored tiles, sits center stage.
Off the Menu:
Samosadillas ($14) A vegetarian mashup of samosas and quesadillas includes a soft filling – mashed potatoes, peas, coriander and other herbs and spices – set inside soft tortilla shells, and accompanied by three homemade sauces (sweet tamarind, yogurt and mango).
Butter Chicken ($18) There’s nothing fusion about this straight up creamy butter chicken, made from an old family old recipe, served with tomato long grain basmati rice & Masala pappadum.
Rasmalai Lassi Shots ($12) Peach and strawberry mixed with sweet milk and syrup - similar to lassis - is creamy yet refreshing, and served in individual glasses.
How Cool is This?! There’s a charging station in the dining room. It can charge up to five phones at once.
Head Honchos: Amit Sukhwani and Afreen Bazmi
Deets: The dining room seats 100 guests. Lunch and dinner is available to dine in and take out. Daily lunch and happy hour specials are also on offer.
Visiting Hours: Mon to Sat – 11am to 10pm
Map It: 67 Richmond St. W. (at Bay)
Phone It In: (647) 559-3193
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