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1 Darbar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.darbarny.com
  • Phone: (212) 681-4500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm-10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Apu Gomez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We cater for all functions; birthdays, graduations, sweet sixteen, engagement, wedding etc. of any size
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private available
  • Private Party Contact: Mike (212) 681-4500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd & Lexington
  • Public Transit: Grand Central
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage just opposite us and street parking is also available
A word from 1 Darbar
Reviewers and patrons consistently give high marks to this cozy, bi-level restaurant & lounge. Highly Zagat rated, 1 Darbar is a superb choice for Indian food with great ambiance and service. A lavish $10.95 lunch buffet with new and delicious dishes served everyday. Dinner from $10 and up. We look forward to seeing you soon.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We stayed in Midtown for our Easter weekend vacation and picked this place from many via Open Table options for Indian food. We were very pleased with everything including the menu, service, atmosphere and taste. We appreciated that the server dished out the initial serving on our plates. It made us feel special. Keep in mind that everything was definitely on the spicy side, even my son's tandoori chicken and they didn't ask for a spice level preference. We really scored with the 1,000 Open Table points as well. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We ate after 8:30 pm on a weeknight. I booked thru open table and left in the comments that it was my son's birthday and I wanted to surprise him at desert. Dinner was very very good, my son a vegetarian, also enjoyed it. I had the tandoori chicken, and it was so much --almost a whole half chicken, that I took half home. Garlic naan was very garlicky. After the meal, they surprised my son with a birthday cheesecake slice and took the time to write happy birthday on the plate, found a candle and sang HB with his name. We also had a very good corner booth table. Value for money is very good and it was a comfortable not too loud environment for getting to know someone."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food this time was a bit different. wonder if the chef changed.."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My wife and I truly enjoyed 1 Darbar and will return again & again! The service was excellent and food matched. Terrific place for tasty Indian food."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Onion fritters were moist and tasty and the cauliflower appetizer the same. Mains of chicken and vegetable korma were also up to standard. Comfortable, if not opulent surroundings and pleasant steady service. Been that way for many years. Glad it hadn't changed."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We were staying at the Marriott Eastside and decided to give the Darbar a shot because it was close to our location. It's not the best Indian food that we've had, but it was decent for the price. We had the butter chicken and the chicken tikka masala with mango lassi. All of them were pretty good. The ambience here is really fantastic, though. I would recommend if you're not especially picky or selective about your Indian food."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Darbar provides very good food and a relatively quiet place to enjoy authentic Indian fare in Midtown east. I was there for dinner but I have also heard that the lunch scene is less quiet, but equally good for a midtown escape."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "GREAT food, great service. Nicely priced. We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Have been here several times when in New York. Appetizers and entrees always delicious and service is consistently good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "If you and your loved one, or special person enjoy good, quality Indian food, this is the place to go! I decided to go with their house specialty plate, the beet root something. MAN was that a good choice! Even after I finished off the 4 beet roots (believe, that was a enough already), I ate the remaining sauce like it was a stew! Mmmmm,mmmmm! A+"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We have a favourite Indian restaurant in the UK and this more than matched it. The Lamb Bhuna was exceptional as were the Beetroot Koftas. The rack of lamb was tasty if a little dry. Wow - the mint and tomato dips for poppadoms were much more exciting than the what we get in the UK. We had a fabulous experience from start to finish with attentive yet unobtrusive service."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Darbar is a great find in the midtown area for really EXCELLENT Indian food. The service is very good and the atmosphere is very pleasing. We will certainly go back again very soon."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Darbar was a lovely place for a good meal in a quiet room. I would certainly go back again, although there are several very good Indian restaurants in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I really liked 1 Darbar. I love good Indian food, but I don't go for the really hot spicy stuff, and what I had here was perfect. The Chicken Korma was delicious, spiced perfectly, and very tender. The rice was perfect, and some of the best Naan bread I've ever had. Good drinks from the bar, too."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Food - good, but as an indian, thought it could be spiced better - definitely Americanized. The service was good and fast. We were in a hurry and they were quick as they could be without cutting corners. The space was nice and table was in a good place. For the foos however, I have to note that it was pretty overpriced. A meat dish was $18, different from and higher than online prices btw. Average is usually 13/14 - so not sure why it was so high. Otherwise - I cant really complain. If you like great service with pretty decent indian food - you should go here."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The flavors were wonderful without a lot of hot spices. We enjoyed the specials of the restaurant, They were different and very tasty. The tandoori Lamb was great as well as the special appetizers."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "It was our last meal in NYC and wanted to try this Indian joint that was in the middle of a business district. We got about 30 minutes after they just closed out the buffet which we were not aiming for. We ended up being attended to by the owner/manager and he was very polite. We ordered Biryani and a Chicken Special and we were pleasantly surprised with the flavor and the serving. The server checked on us regularly and he even put food on our plates and made us feel like we are rich people for a moment. I am not as big of a fan with Indian food as much as my girlfriend but this restaurant was bar none very good. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in Manhattan"
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Nice quiet place in Midtown with wonderful food & great service!"
    Dined on 9/4/2013