Brick Lane Curry House - Ridgewood
Brick Lane Curry House - Ridgewood

Brick Lane Curry House - Ridgewood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bricklaneridgewood.com/
  • Phone: (201) 670-7311
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 01:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Karthik Kumar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We cater to all occasions on premises as well as off site.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin Avenue
  • Public Transit: Ridgewood Train Station a couple of blocks away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking or public lot parking available. Free parking after 06:00pm.
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Brick Lane Curry House - Ridgewood reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Good Indian Food
    jaybird51VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Curries were spicy and tasted good, didn't agree with our stomachs the next day however. Service and ambiance very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BernFloVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    To start the wait staff are all very good but, Maresh in particular is just outstanding! He is extremely knowledgeable and can offer great recommendations, I believe he sometimes makes special dishes and breads too. Speaking of breads, you can get a special little bread instead of the regular chip type things normally served at Indian restaurants, the little breads are warm, nicely seasoned, a real special treat!!! My husband and I enjoy Brick House and always look forward to going back, when we leave we always agree, we're never disappointed. We go regularly and have been going there for a few years, we love to take our guests there, everyone always loves it. Brick House makes there house and our house a wonderful memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food.
    dsnarl6VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Probably some of the best Indian food I've ever had, and probably the best I've had in the USA. The Vegetable Biryani was extremely memorable. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday evening curry
    EatoualotVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great restaurant, excellent food. Friendly environment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Indian Food in Bergen Co.
    ssaccolitiVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Love this place. BYOB. Great to share. Order a little of everything and taste it all. Best way to eat Indian food. Love the apps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food better than service
    TessaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food is much better than the rather inattentive service. It is BYOB, but definitely has tasty and spicy food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently awesome!
    Haskell28
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Been here May times and each time has been equally wonderful!! Courteous, professional staff -- and they are happy to explain menu items and make recommendations. The food is simply outstanding. Fresh, made to order, delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the Brick Lane Curry House - Ridgewood reviews archive.
  • Brick Lane is really a gem
    NJDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Have been to the Brick Lane 3 times over past couple of weeks (just happened this way). Definitely a place to enjoy really good Indian food. My favorites are Samosas and Korma. But, everything either my friends or me tried was great and tasty. The service was, I would say, inconsistent at times, but overall acceptable. Just the fact that the restaurant is full of families even at later hours speaks for the quality and value.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GymnastVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have dined here previously, and the staff tries very hard to accommodate but the overall experience was disappointing.One section of restaurant has tablecloths, the other is less formal. The tables without do not add to the atmosphere. The food was pretty good but unfortunately my dish had a piece of plastic in it. Parking is always intriquing in Ridgewood so in the future I would rather go somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Quality and Service
    EatoualotVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent quality traditional British curry - with creative new ideas. Attentive service, nice presentation, friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Dinner
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Bring your own booze. Good food and rather inexpensive, but then it's Indian food, so rather simpe to prepare. The naan is good and frankly, I could just eat that and be happy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Lisa
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was a last minute choice and was a great decision. The food was great and appropriately spiced based on our request. The service was good too. We would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    Raybo
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I brought my son here who wanted to try Indian cuisine. HE LOVED IT! He is adventurous and had the Lamb Vindaloo. It was VERY HOT but delicious. The Lamb Bhuna was delicious as well. I find that they do not tone down the heat level so be forewarned. From the appetizers to the breads and entrees, everything was great. Service is great and our favorite waiter, Vikram, will not disappoint. Service and food is very consistent. It is a little pricey but worth the difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Go To
    NaplesScot
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This curry house is our default relaxed neighborhood standby. The decor is simple without exotic touches, so if you are looking for a dramatic experience this is not the place for you. It is just a good place for people who love Indian food. I believe the restaurant is in the English style of curry houses which are more part of local life in every town and if this was intended,they got it dead right. Friendly staff, good food, relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    BernFloVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food and service at Brick Lane is consistent, always Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DojoVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The tandoor chicken is mouthwatering. Can't say enough about it. Yummy. Space could use a little something. Perhaps some color.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Service
    Gillsfan07430
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, disappointing service with lengthy waits for appetizer and main courses. Did not go with desserts or coffee as wait was too long. Some minor ordered items did not arrive but appeared in the initial bill.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Grea Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We love the food here and the staff is great as well. We will return every time we're in the mood for delicious, fresh, gourmet Indian cuisine. Do not miss if enjoy the same!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and waiter
    John
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our waiter, Vikram, was very personable and recommended some excellent dishes!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Indian in town.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Hands down the best Indian restaurant in town. Excellent service and food. If you're not familiar with Brick Lane, the food is more of an English style of Indian food. Curries are richer, thicker and portions are robust. If you can't handle spice, be sure to mention it. Their "medium" spice is often what most people deem "hot".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUMMY Indian!
    SuburbanhousewifeVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The indian food here is really delicious! The staff really tries to guide you if you are new to the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but...
    AllieC
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    'This was our 2nd visit. The food is very good. The Onion Kulcka is probably the best I've ever had. Everything done well. Only quibble is with the service. We received both a menu & a special menu when we were seated. The special menu had no prices; it was not clear whether certain dishes were appetizers or entrees. We were treated to a rather pushy up-sell for our appetizer (it was good , but we felt pressured). Also, It should have been clear up front that rice was an additional charge. When asked if we wanted rice it did not occur to us to ask price since the other Indian restaurants we've gone to provide plenty of rice, gratis. Go for the food, be careful about "suggestions" and up-sells.Be sure to ask for prices. Otherwise a good meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian for miles
    Iwillbeback
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    You will not be disappointed, you taste buds start to pop as you walk through the door
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Put a little spice in your life!
    DontWannaCook
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I have been here many times and have never been disappointed. This BYOB restaurant has a new menu with some nice additions and a separate menu for specials. Our party of four ordered several specials, which were super additions to an already great menu! I can't seem to stray from my favorite Lamb Goan, but have tried the spicier Madras, Bhuna and Vindaloo curries as well. All really great! The Lassuni Gobi (crispy cauliflower) appetizer is wonderful, although the past few times it could have been a little crispier. If they ever put the Tandoor Stuffed Calamari back on the menu, order it! Very unique and delicious! The waiters really know their menu, so don't worry about not knowing what to order. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always a good meal here. service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    always a good meal here. service can be a bit inconsistent because it's big and there never seems to be enough help but it's never affected our experience overall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit - Very Pleased
    HostingVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We have eaten Indian food around town, but this place seemed special. The sauces were perfect, the portions perfect, friendly service, and a decent value. We have already recommended this to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very inconsistent
    JR465
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Fried food , pakora crispy cauliflower, was soggy. One overlooked and one undercooked. Lamb chop ok, bhuna good, korma too thick and not tasty enough. I was disappointed Will not go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first visit
    Chuck
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Quiet atmosphere. Round table was great for group conversation. Thoughtful and attentive service. Excellent and properly prepared curries and appetizers, especially the Samosas. The Madras and Bhuna curries were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Better Indian Option
    Raybo
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    A friend recommended Brick Lane and we were very pleased overall. My daughter is gluten free and they were very accommodating. It was busy when we arrived and the kitchen must have been overwhelmed since it took almost an hour to get out entrees. We were pleased when they arrived. Very well prepared although a little mild even though we asked for moderate spice. The appetizers were delicious and did arrive in a timely fashion. I did feel that it was a little pricey but I would rather pay more for good food than less for bad and there are a lot of worse options. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Indian food
    Iwillbeback
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    always a great experience with fresh well cooked food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Review
    Diner
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Hot hot hot,... not just the Curry but an overall score in terms of the warm welcome by the hostess, to the waitstaff, to the apps (go for the crunchy cauliflower OMG), to the dinner selections. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phall is KILLER!
    Bino15
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    My wife and I went to the location in Ridgewood, NJ, for my Birthday and were SO happy they opened a location there (after we had been to the small location in Manhattan. Naresh was our server, and he was super attentive and kind. Having already done the Phall Challenge last year in NYC, I wanted to do it again. I can tell you it was unequivocally spicier on every level at this location, but that's cool ( that's what I WANTED). My wife really enjoyed her Chicken Tikka Masala, loved the ambiance and we thoroughly enjoyed our was the first time we our Lamb Samosa appetizer!!! We will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normally better
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    I usually enjoy this restaurant, but this time the food came out so piping hot I knew there was no way the chicken in the dish wasn't continuing to cook. And sure enough, by the time it was cool enough to eat the chicken was over-cooked and dry. Hopefully better luck next time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for lunch than dinner
    RKRidgeVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Food is good but dinner portions / prices are just not worth it. Example - lamb vindaloo had 4 meager pieces of lamb and a bowlful of sauce for $19. I don't mind the price but the quantity of lamb was disappointing. Come here for lunch and you won't be disappointed.
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  • Excellent buffett lunch!!
    MuzzyVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Excellent buffett lunch!! Varied selection with a great price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed...
    Yobadee
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We were amazed when we walked in- we couldn't remember having been to such a crowded Indian restaurant. It eventually became clear, in part, why the place was so full; the service was incredibly slow and so it was kind of a "you can check in anytime you want, but you can never leave" situation... The food was so-so at best; other than the mango lassi we were so disappointed. We wanted to love it, but we won't be going back...
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  • Try the currys
    CAROL
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    The curry with mince and coconut - it's delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointment
    finefoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    This was our second outing at Brick Lane, and it was not a good experience.First, when the crackers and dip arrived, there was leftover dip in each bowl, apparently from previous diners. This was a turn-off. Then, we thought we were ordering the same curry we had before, but it was not the same, and it suffered by comparison. We ordered several other dishes as well, but none was really tasty. There are better Indian restaurants in Bergen County, and I do not think we will return.
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  • Where's the chicken/shrimp/lamb?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We've been to Brick Lane before and came back because we had enjoyed the food. We did enjoy it again as everything was really tasty. The big problem is that as a family of five, we ordered five entrees to share. Well, it's hard to enjoy sharing when each of the meat dishes, other than the meat grill, came with hardly any meat in them. Chicken Tikka Masala and the lamb and shrimp dish that we ordered, literally had 4 or 5 pieces of meat in them and the rest of it was all sauce. Very tasty sauce indeed, but very, very skimpy on the meat. If it was just one dish, I would have chalked it up to bad luck, but there clearly was a consistent pattern. And I couldn't even say anything about it as my 3 teenagers insisted that I not say anything!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    My wife and I had been here 5 or 6 times and enjoyed the food and the service. This time the curries were bland and tasted off. The service was horrendous. We waited for maybe 40 minutes between our appetizer and main course. I would hesitate to return.
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