427 E. Main St., Downtown
It's a hoot eating food with its roots in an ancient culture while lounging in an artsy and ultra-modern steel and glass palace. Long a reader favorite, Indian Oven not only hits all the right notes on all the expected chicken tikkas and spicy lamb vindaloos, but it whips up interesting fish dishes and excels in Indian-style breads. Maybe the Oven's mix of modern and ancient exists to point out that food this good is timeless.
Runners-up: Taj Mahal, Taj Palace