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  • It won’t look like this too much longer

I’ve been a fan of the upscale Indian restaurant Marigold since it opened in Uptown, back in 2006, when I described it as “a stunner, a low-lit, jewel-toned space with impressive cuisine.” It seemed to me the food was more sophisticated than you’d find on Devon, yet no less authentic in terms of ingredients and heat. I also liked the friendly, intimate atmosphere. So I wasn’t sure what to expect when the place moved to Andersonville last fall. In fact, I confess I was initially more excited about the restaurant that went into its old spot, a second location of Tony Hu’s Lao Sze Chuan. But as it turns out, this is one of those rare situations that can be truthfully termed win-win: the north side gets both a source for lamb with cumin Xin Jang and a Marigold that’s as good as ever, just more loungey, with a larger bar and a wall of windows that in summer will open onto the sidewalk.