Rani Indian Bistro
1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
Fax: (617) 566-1278
Ran Indian Bistro
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Family Style, American, Indian, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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06/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have nothing bad to say about this place. The only reason why I am not giving it 5 stars is because I haven't tried enough dishes. I come here a lot with my brother during the lunch buffet which is a steal. This place differs from Gourmet India (they might have changed there name) down the street because it is a lot more of a restaurant. They have nice white linen table clothes with friendly waiter service.
The buffet is awesome. I have had better in JP but this place is definitely up there. I do not know the name of anything. I hate to quote Andrew Zimmern but ""if it looks good, eat it!"" That is my mindset when it comes to Indian food and food I am not familiar with. I have become more familiar with Indian food but I just don't know the names. I always go with ""Oh I'll have the green crap with chunks of cheese in it"" or ""I want those friend onion ball thingies"" They must hate people like me but I love food like that. If you are in the Brookline area, definitely hit this place up for lunch. It is such a bargain.
05/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The first time ever i went to have some indian food was at rani, the server was cool. He helped me decide food, carefully explaining wat will be good for me and why. The attention he gave was overwhelming. I'm a regular diner at Rani now.
Overall a great experience each time great cocktails, great indian food, superb non-indian servers.*****
09/28/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We took my parents to this restaurant for dosas and sambar. The dosa was like cardboard and the sambar like water. Our waiter also left to go home before our meal was over so no one offered us dessert. Finally got tired of waiting and asked for the check. I dont know why Boston has no good South Indian food inside of the city, but if you want a good dosa go to Chennai Woodlands in Framingham. Its very casual, but the food is delicious. Btw, we've had the same tasteless experience at Rani and its sister restaurants, Tanjore and Rangoli. There's good Indian food in Boston - dont waste your time here.
12/03/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I have eaten at Rani at least several times in the last year. It is a fantastic choice for a relaxed lunch/dinner with good friends. I can't speak to the authenticity of the cuisine, but I can say that I have very much enjoyed all the dishes I have ordered. Extremely tasty, and not too oily or overspiced. Also, I would highly recommend their Sunday brunch. Even after I was completely satiated, I still wanted to go back for more - the food was so good! And finally, the decor is tasteful and subtle. It looks nice, but avoids any pretentiousness. The bathrooms are nice and clean - which is always impressive and a good sign that this is a restaurant where the people care about the customer's experience.
11/23/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This is just a suggestion to the readers in and around boston,the place is good to be in with friends and family.The food is claimed as authentic but in reality is not that authentic but the effort was made to be one.To my eating experience in the other indian restaurants and this ,this stands among the best food we can have.The price is bit more but you can afford it....The location is good and the service is great.So Like to have a Hyderbadi Biryani...this is could be it.The other dishes were also good apart from biryani.
09/14/2005Provided by Citysearch -
If you don't want to travel into the city for a visit to Kashmir, check out Rani. The food is quality and the atmosphere is fresh and exciting. The seats overlooking Beacon street are fun for people watching. They have a nice selection of traditional favorites. It's Coolidge Corner location makes it easy accesible. You should be able to find parking at the meters on the weekend and it is central to the Coolidge Corner T Stop. A reasonable value too. Waitstaff was very attentive.
02/20/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Rani's dining room is sleek and well designed. I found the service to be quite good and very friendly. The portions for dinner were quite large but I found the food to be the slightest bit bland. I also thought that this food was a bit more expensive than it should have been considering that there are other indian restaurants in the neighborhood that cost less and have comparable quality food, but don't have the nice dining room that Rani has.