Palace at the Ben
Palace at the Ben
834 Chestnut Street
  • Phone: 267–232–5600
  • Website:
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: @ $30 and under pp
  • Executive Chef: Subhash Sarpal

The Editorial

Palace at the Ben

"There's an almost endless stream of dishes to love: stewed lamb in an oniony rogan josh gravy bursting with cardamom and cinnamon. Hariyali chicken, boneless chunks in a bright green blanket of chilies and coriander. Then there's shrimp nargisi, jumbo shrimp swirled in an egg-yolk-enriched coconut milk, a velvety seduction of a sauce. After so much coconut milk, you might be tempted to call it a night, but Palace's desserts are not made to be afterthoughts. The list combines Indian classics like gulab jamon and kulfi with more formal European- and American-style treats"
       - Elisa Ludwig, Philadelphia City Paper

For those who appreciate the wonderful cuisine of India, we have some great news from the City of Brotherly Love. Nick Manekshaw has landed in Philadelphia and has opened a superb restaurant called the Palace at the Ben, and it just doesn't get any better. For many years, one would have to travel to the suburbs (Ft. Washington) to appreciate a truly great Indian experience - it's now available at 9th and Chestnut in Downtown Philadelphia.

Nick has developed several wildly successful Indian concepts over many years, and his style is very much in evidence at his latest venture as he has always created an atmosphere inspired by the architecture and ambiance of the Royal Courts of India. He builds beautiful restaurants, and the Palace at the Ben is knocked-out beautiful. He also understands that great restaurants are about great food, and in this regard, he brings the incredible talents of Master Chef, Subhash Sarpal to his kitchen. ' Indian cuisine continues to grow in popularity as the dining public appreciates the freshness and uniqueness of this style of healthful cooking. The Palace at the Ben is a most welcome addition to the quality and diversity of our local culinary scene.

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