4121 Davis Dr, Morrisville, NC | Directions 2756035.835313 -78.858511
Sat & Sun 11:30am-2:30pm
Horrrible customer service! – First of all, I would have never gone to this place if it wasn't for the Restaurant.c0m coupon I had bought a month ago...We live in Durham and have tons of food options near us so this was something we NEVER do...They would have gotten 2 first time customers who could have been there many other times as we love Indian food. The whole idea behind this coupon is to bring in new customers and if we liked it, we would have returned and recommended it to friends, etc etc... Well, they had a sign at the door that they did not accept restaurant.c0m coupons...Never seen this before...Doesn't the restaurant agree to do this with the website before they can sell those? Second, it was 5:02 pm and the lights were dark...One guy came from the back of the place after us being there 5 minutes to tell us they're not open yet! I asked what time they're open, he says 5, I look at my watch and say, it's 5:07? He responds with, "no we're not open, another 10 minutes". I said forget this place! Never going back again and will deter any friends from going there. They lose out too as I had used my other recent Restaurant.c0m $25 coupon to go out for my birthday with a group of 14 last time with the bill being over $200...And none of the people I brought had been to that place so they just gained all new first time customers! Sorry Saffron, but you have no idea what it takes to maintain a successful business!
Saffron Rocks!!! – If you like Indian food or any spicy (flavorful) cuisine, you will absolutely love this place! If you don't know whether or not you like Indian food, but like lots of flavor, try it. The naan (bread) is awesome - I've never had better.
Nearly every dish bursts with flavor. This level of quality, service and variety are what I have come to expect in major cities like Chicago, New York, London & San Francisco.
Trust me, this place rocks!
WILL NEVER GO BACK – Just purchased a restaurant dot com gift certificate last week for this restaurant. We love Indian food and were so excited to be trying a new place. We drove about 30 minutes to Saffron only to be told at the host station that they no longer accept these certificates.
I'm not sure if I was scammed or if they just felt like not honoring it. But to say I was angry and disappointed is an understatement. To drive all the way there, hungry, and be turned away was really beyond the pale.
If I could give this place no stars I would do so.
Authentic Indian Cuisine in NC? ABSOLUTELY! – Though I readily admit I am not a professional food critic I have made it a passionate hobby to try new foods, dining experiences and report on what I have experienced. Over the last several weeks I have had the pleasure of dining at Saffron's Indian Cuisine and Lounge on Davis Drive.
Let me first say that I am skeptical of all lunch buffets. It is usually an assault on the palate with all the dishes blending together due to the sheer volume of preparation. NOT AT SAFFRONS! Their lunch buffet includes some wonderful offerings, each one unique in its preparation and flavor, offering a broad range of experiences for folks new to Indian Cuisine.
If, like me, you have high expectations for authentic Indian Cuisine you will be very pleased by what you find. In addition to some wonderful vegetarian offerings The Chicken Tikka, Saag Paneer and Tandoori Chicken were my favorites, and the Garlic Naan melts in your mouth.
If you have the time, Saffrons also offers a diverse menu providing an even more unique dining experience. The service is first rate and the manager / owner is sure to stop by your table to ensure you are enjoying your experience. For dinner the owner recommended the Braised Lamb Shanks, as well as a nice wine selection to compliment it, and they were amazing.
The server recommended a couple of different dessert selection to complete the evening. Because there were four of us we were able to try several different dishes, which were all suggested by the server. I recommend this so that you can get an appreciation for the wide range of tastes and textures Indian Cuisine has to offer. Especially since Saffrons does it so exceptionally well.
Coupon holders BEWARE - Bad Service – I had purchased a coupon on Restaurant . com for Saffron of Morrisville. When we presented the coupon at the end of the meal, the waiter said they are not accepting those coupons before. I explained to him I just purchased it the day before on restaurant . com and that you can still purchase these coupons even today. The waiter could not explain why they will not accept the coupon. I have used these coupons at several other restaurants and never encountered any problems, until now. These coupon never expire and there is no reason for Saffron at Morrisville not to accept their own coupon. One word "SCAM". On top of this the service was POOR. The food was good but way over priced for such bad service.
Awefull – Had reservations, got there and the table was not ready, they said it would be 15 minutes and a hour and a half later we wen t for chiness! I have been here many times before and like the food, but will never go there again!!! One bright note, Randy's pizziaria next door was awesome & great pizza and a wonderfull staff 5 star. Helped salvage an aweful evening
Segregated Dining Rooms in The New South – It has been a long time since I've been discriminated against - have to say I didn't like the feeling. I had dinner reservations for a party of 10 today. Got there and found that a table wasn't ready. No problem - I agreed to wait. 15 minutes later our party was led to the back of the restaurant, behind a large screen, where a make-shift table had been hurriedly pulled together in an area that was being used as a staging area for the wait staff. It was complete with excess plates, cutlery, salad vegetables and condiments and several large empty heating plates that are presumably used for the restaurant's lunch buffet - EVERYTHING other than other paying customers who were comfortably seated in the dining room. Several waiters walked in and out of the area to pick up various items for the other diners. We protested and asked the manager why he had accepted our reservation if he didn't have the required seating available - no answer. I then asked if he would have treated a non-Indian family the same way - he admitted he wouldn't have. We left and will never be back.
I don't believe it!!! – I have been a customer of Safffron Morrisville for about 3 years now and as loyal patron , I had to write something in response to the last few reviews. My family and I eat there almost every week and I DO NOT agree with what is written at all. My experience has been positive both culinary as well as service. Have any of you who have wriiten the bad reviews ever been to another Indian restaurant in the area?? Forget about service, you have to eat in paper plates.(pathetic) Try it for yourself before you make a decision. And while you are there try the Scallops in Pomegranate sauce....yummy!!
Great food,location and service – Saffron has become sort of a family restaurant for us. We go there to celebrate birthdays,anniversaries,graduations and just hang out. I like it that you can grab a great buffet lunch at a very reasonable price and yet get a great service. We were there on Father's Day and enjoyed their new vegetarian thali. Also a great place to mingle and network during lunch. Waiters are more attentive than some Indian restaurants that I have been to and I like that they always recognize their regulars. Waiting time for tables is quick during lunch so you can get back to work on time and yet be full till dinner time. Surely a great treat in Morrisville!
Rude Service!! – Went there on Fathers' day with friends to enjoy my first experience with Indian cuisine in Raleigh. Very disappointed. After eating the buffet - the waiter came to table and said "are you done eating?" When I respondeded "yes" - he stated we have other people that need this table and asked us if we could leave. This was extremely rude since we were just done eating and trying to enjoy some conversation - I don't intend on coming back to this place!!
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