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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a nearby hotel and checked Trip Advisor for a place nearby that met our criteria-walking distance, good reviews, and won't break the bank- and check, check, check! Great food at reasonable prices (always a challenge in Manhattan). We had two chicken dishes, one fish curry, and one lamb dish, all absolutely delicious and shared baskets of garlic and... More 

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Comfort, Texas
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not exaggerating when I say that Darbar has wrecked most Indian restaurants for me. Everything, from the Peshawari naan to the kebab appetizer, was a notch above. Their house cocktail, a play on a mango lassi with rum and pineapple, goes down far too smoothly. Kudos for excellent cooking and attentive service.

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Hurley, New York
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were casting about for someplace near Grand Central, and found Darbar. We had the buffet thing, and everything was quite good, notably the fish curry and the chicken tandoori, and something I've forgotten the name of that involved something very like sweet potatoes. We were the only ones in the place, since we got there just as they opened.... More 

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new jersey
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31 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Really enjoyed dinner here. Staff were friendly and attentive, but not in your face. Food was freshly cooked, authentic and tasty. The chicken was good quality. Enjoyed our meal very much. Not overpriced. Will go back again. Have eaten here before. The decor downstairs isn't that exciting, they could may be make that a bit more cheerful or slightly more... More 

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Bermuda Run, North Carolina
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132 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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
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 

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York, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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