Flavors India Bistro Arrives In Style

Time to celebrate!  An Indian restaurant has finally opened in the Village, and it’s really good food.

Flavors India Bistro has taken up residence in the Montclair Plaza building (map), where the old Village Dog used to be.  It took the new occupants a while to renovate, and I think it was worth their effort.

Yesterday, I ordered a late lunch at Flavors.  The service was very nice and sufficiently fast, and I hung out for a while with my mushroom mattar curry and rice.  I ordered this as medium spicy and there was a nice kick.

Flavors is a full-service restaurant with the expected variety, from naan to kheer.  All the veggie, tandoor, chicken, lamb, seafood and tandoori bread options will require repeat visits.  Since the prices aren’t too high, I’ll be adding this to my repertoire for sure.

Have you tried Flavors elsewhere?  There are two other outlets which are well-reviewed on Yelp.  The Rockridge spot has 72 reviews and garners 4/5 stars, while the newer Lakeshore location registers 88 reviews and 3.5/5 stars.  This is a place that appeals to a wide variety of palates.

The Montclair Flavors is opened from 11:30am – 9:30pm (and closed Tuesdays).  Since there are only a few tables, I would arrive before or after typical lunch-dinner hours.  Otherwise, call 510-338-0553 to place take-out orders.  Parking is conveniently located in the metered lot, right by the entrance.