A partner in the new place, Gurjeet Singh, says he is planning an upscale, fine-dining environment in the 70-year-old restaurant site that had been renamed Tower Fish House before closing in March. He hopes to open in late November. Singh says he will manage the restaurant along with partner Harvinder Singh. Gurjeet Singh will also serve as head chef, though he will be hiring cooks to help him.
He described the planned menu as Northern Indian-style, with vegetarian and meat curries as well as tandoori dishes. Dinner entrées will range in price from about $11 to $17, he says.
“I have some of my own recipes in there,” adds Singh, noting that he has experience cooking in other Indian restaurants in Richmond and Charlottesville, and that he also learned from a chef in California.
“It’s going to take a couple more weeks to get the inside ready,” he says.
Lemon Cuisine of India will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Singh says there will be separate lunch and dinner menus, and that there won’t be a buffet.