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Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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150 E 46th St, New York City, NY 10017-2610 (Between 3rd & Lexington)
+1 212-681-4500
11:30 - 23:00
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Bermuda Run, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel recommended this place so we decided to try it. It was close within walking distance, 5 blocks from the hotel. We had the goat and lamb vindaloo. The goat was a little tough but the sauce was very good. The cauliflower with potatoes was also good. Overall it was good but not as spectacular as the conciege had... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short walk from the UN. We stepped out of the snowstorm and onto this quaint restaurant. We enjoyed a delicious lunchtime buffet with all that one expects at an Indian buffet. I particularly liked the Goat Curry. My son loved the Tiki Masala and my daughter loved all the different chutneys.

Thank GueraSanny
austin, tx
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at Hotel Lexington and was sent to Darbar for dinner by our concierge. Always a toss up when you get a recommendation from a hotel as they are usually paid to send people to specific places. Darbar turned out to be a most excellent surprise. It's right around the corner between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

we went on a Sunday. The restaurant offers a good value , all you can eat meal . It has a a good selection of vegan dishes. we ate the vegan and not vegan dishes. In our opinion the food taste was on the okay side. Nothing special. The service was really attentive.

Thank Nedelka M
Natchez, Mississippi
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Never had Indian before and the couple we were with love it. We decided on Darbar and the server was fabulous. Helped us determine what to get and we all got something different. It was the best and we will forever and always be a fan of Darbar. We really enjoyed it and we are from the Deep South, just... More 

Thank avd59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We picked this place as it was close to our hotel on Lexington avenue and we fancied and Indian. We were not disappointed, the food here is really good and it's somewhere I'd definitely recommend eating at.

1 Thank Pete F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were a group of four people. We enjoyed the food. We enjoyed the Service and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Two of our group were very familiar with Indian cuisine; two were relatively new to the experience and did not like spicy food. There was something for all of us, and we all agreed the experience was excellent.

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Super little place and reasonable for New York prices. Service was excellent and the menu not huge but the onion bhargies were excellent as was the Lamb curry and the Indian beer. Naan bread was fresh and the rice light. Very close to a British Indian and so worth a visit. Give it a try....

1 Thank Peter M
Corte Madera, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been one of my favorites for many years. I love the atmosphere. I love the food. I love the fact that the owner cares that it's patrons are very satisfied with its meals. I moved west nine years ago but whenever I'm back in New York City I try to make my way here for dinner with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I went with my daughter and we have Indian food all the time so we ordered our favorite dishes. They serve very small portions and it's expensive. 2 pieces of chicken tandoori for 17$, the paneer Masala had like 7 pieces drowning in sauce, the flavors a were good but again not enough. We ordered a cocktail and there bartender... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 E 46th St, New York City, NY 10017-2610
    (Between 3rd & Lexington)
  • Public Transportation: Grand Central
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-681-4500
Darbar Indian restaurant has a prime location in midtown Manhattan, right in the heart of New York City, and is a superb choice for authentic Indian food and ambiance. Besides the traditional korma and tandoori preparations, the kitchen experiments with trans-ethnic fusion dishes like Maine crab cakes, and potato croquettes stuffed with goat cheese. Make sure to take advantage of the lunch buffet special, with seafood, lamb or goat, chicken, vegetables, salads and much more.

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