This small Afghani restaurant in the midtown Mount Vernon neighborhood features an intimate, candle-lit dining room decorated in shades of rose. Traditional Afghani robes adorn the bare brick walls. The food is equally lovely. A typical meal would include the pureed pumpkin appetizer, followed by grilled chicken with mushrooms in a yogurt and sour cream sauce, and ice cream with mango, figs and dates for dessert. The Helmand is four-star dining in a lovely setting, all at affordable prices.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Sunday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Organic;Vegetarian
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Penn Station