Cloves Indian Cuisine


Cloves Indian Cuisine


Contact Info:

Address: 66 Madison Ave
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10016
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Phone: (646) 398-9444

Food Info:

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Cuisine: Indian


Cloves Indian Cuisine in NoMad is the newest addition to Owner Syed Haider’s portfolio of Indian restaurants spread across New York City. Originally from Pakistan, Haider began his love affair with Indian cuisine in London while pursuing a Political Science degree at Oxford University, only to become captivated by the city's booming Indian dining scene.

In the late 80s, Haider moved to NYC, beginning his culinary career at the acclaimed Bombay Palace, before becoming general manager at Sapphire Indian Restaurant. He later opened Jaz in Hell’s Kitchen, followed by the fast-casual Forest Hills Indian Cuisine.

To bring his vision for Cloves to life, Haider partnered with Co-Owner Abdul Rocky and Consulting Chef Vijay Bhargava, previously Executive Chef at Raga Indian Restaurant Midtown, which received a 3 Star review from the New York Times.  Ashish Negi, formerly of Utsav, is serving as Chef de Cuisine.

The menu celebrates Northern Indian fare with tempting dishes such as Samosas filled with spiced potatoes and peas; Shrimp Balchao, fiery shrimps pan-fried with onion-chili marsala; Paneer Tikka, chunks of house made cheese marinated in Indian spices and cooked in a clay oven; and Lasuni Gobi, cauliflower florets batter-fried and served with garlic sauce.

From the tandoor comes classic Chicken Tikka Masala simmered in a mild creamy tomato sauce; Chicken Madras, a rich coconut curry with mustard seeds, curry leaves & coconut milk; Fig Lamb, lamb chops made with dry fig, straw potatoes, and Cloves’ signature blend of spices; Saffron Shrimp in a yogurt marinade with saffron and spices; and Lobster Marsala, a Cloves specialty.

To accompany the meal, a large selection of Naan is made fresh to order in the tandoor oven, including Peshawari Naan, a sweet naan made with almonds, raisins, and coconut stuffing; and Aloo Paratha, whole wheat bread stuffed with spiced potatoes.

Rounding out the menu are Desserts such as Gulab Jamun, an Indian dessert made with dry milk and cooked in honey syrup; and Kheer, a traditional north Indian rice pudding made with Basmati rice, sugar, and full fat milk. Classic cocktails and martini menu are also offered alongside a robust wine program.

Cloves Indian Cuisine is located at 66 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. For more information, visit