A lounge boasting Indian tapas, hookah, and vibrant cocktails has arrived in Murray Hill. Tapa, led by restaurateur Abishek Sharma (Swagat, Surya, Badshah), opened on September 14th, and explores Indian flavors while pointing an eye towards the communal dining, drinking and smoking experience.

The restaurant has a "bread bar" with eight varieties of naan. One of its highlights is Prime Time, which comes topped with rib-eye steak, cheddar, Monterey jack, and mozzarella, and is served with a chipotle dipping sauce. Another option, Eat Your Veggies, combines mushrooms, olives, and truffle oil, and is topped with either marinara or mint sauce. This is fully loaded naan.

The restaurant's tapas portion of the menu will serve Agni Wings, which can be prepared in the hot "Want To Cry" style or in the more tame butter-chicken style; calamari marinated in Indian masala; and "Badass Chicken Tikka," which is coated with spices, yogurt, and jalapenos.

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The lounge also offers more than 40 hookah flavors, sorted in categories dubbed "house," "exotic," and "exclusive." Cocktails include creations Sari Not Sari (tequila, lime, cucumber, mint, salted rim) and Flight to Mumbai (gin, lime juice, cardamom).

102 Lexington Avenue; 646-657-0512; @tapaloungenyc