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2 Darbar Grill
2 Darbar Grill

2 Darbar Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.darbargrillny.com
  • Phone: (212) 751-4600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Simon Gomes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful Private Party room available which accomadates upto 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: mike (212) 681-4500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
  • Public Transit: E & V trains to 53rd Street and 4, 5 & 6 trains to 59th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 2 Darbar Grill
2 Darbar Grill is a superb choice for Indian food with great ambiance and service.
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Diner Reviews
  • "No Darbar o serviço é o destaque, desde o primeiro atendimento até a saída todos foram muito simpáticos, e, além disso, extremamente atenciosos e dispostos a esclarecer a respeito de ingredientes dos pratos do cardápio, facilitando a escolha. A comida é muito bem elaborada e saborosa. O arroz com limão é delicioso, próprio para acompanhar qualquer dos pratos com camarão. O único ponto baixo fica para o expresso, que mais se assemelha a café coado, e, portanto, não vale a pena pedir. De resto nossa experiência global no Darbar foi excelente. Em outra oportunidade pensamos retornar a este agradável restaurante."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was great but the was better! Tandoori Chicken and Naan is a must. The chicken and spinach soup had a luxurious velvet texture and tasted heavenly! Will be returning"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Very good food. I recommend this place for dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant because it was near the theater. When we walked in, it was empty and no one came to the table to take a drink order. The martins we're fabulous and so was the meal we ordered. Chicken tikka, which is usually overlooked, was perfectly spiced and juicy and ditto for the shrimp biryani. The tandoori vegetables we're wonderful too. We will return. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "All of the food was absolutely delicious, with nice big portions!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was alright, but clearly not noteworthy. Prices were reasonable but there are other dinner choices for my money."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "While I haven't been to Darbar for awhile because I found better Indian restaurants in NY, eating at 2 Darbar Grill convinced me I made the right choice. The food (excepting a very tasty scallops started) was so tired and tasteless, as if fresh spices and herbs weren't the core of good Indian food. The service wasn't much better and the decor at the same level, so I see no reason to bother when NY has so many better options."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The attentive service far outstripped the food, which was okay but not great. The goat was tougher than it needed to be (I've had goat before), with small parts of bones left in, suggesting a too-fast job with a cleaver. The chicken tikka masala was good, but no better than can be had for half the price on E. 6th St."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I had my Dinner Club meet for dinner at 2 Darbar Grill. My group grw from 5 originally to last minute 7 people. 2 Darbar were wonderful in accommodating us and sat us at a bigger table in the back under a beautiful stain glass skylight. The restaurant is very lovely and the staff was great. Even better was the food. Everyone loved what they ordered and our club had a great night out."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food was flavorful, the service very attentive. If you like Indian food, and like it with the "right" levels of aroma, spice, heat - Darbar Grill is a great choice. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Rich, well-seasoned Mawligattany, tasty accompaniment relishes for samosas, elegant Tandoori salmon, delicious vegetable korma. My friend and I are fish eating vegetarians and we had a wonderful meal here. The lights are low and the atmosphere is calm. A perfect dinner after work."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I enjoy Indian food very much and as it was my first time, I had the sampling menu - $38 for dinner. It was correct but not special in any way. The breads (papadams and naan) and the sauces that came with the papadams were the highlights. The restaurant itself felt tired and warn. It appeared that the team was going through the motions. The soup was oily, the samosa's bland. The mango mousse was so-so. The main, salmon tikka, was ok but again not up to the billing. The restaurant was inconsistent with the ratings given on this web site. For me this is the first time that has happened."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Fun cocktails, great service, very good mulligatawny soup, curries and fish dishes. Yes, I would definitely go again. Only downside -- the muzak. There was really cheezy elevator music coming over the speakers. (Herb Alpert's "This guy's in love with you" sticks in my mind) but like elevator music everywhere - eventually you can tune it out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service and food were superior. Our server was very helpful with recommendations and other waitstaff were readily available to bring drinks and clear plates. Some of the best Indian food I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I was in NYC for work and looked for a restaurant close to my hotel. Darbar 2 had good reviews and so I decided to give them a try. I was really impressed by the quality and quantity of the food... it was a great value but also very good. I ordered one of the dishes that indicated (by the icon of three red peppers) it was very spicy. I have a high tolerance for spice, but the dish was very spicy for me. I liked the place so much that I came back the next day for the lunch buffet. Everything was really good and very flavorful. I also liked the fact that the waiters were very attentive. I had at least 3 different people filling my water glass and checking in on me. Great place!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Decent Indian food -- not spectacular, but prices were reasonable. Almost too many guys waiting on us, over-pouring wine, it was a bit confusing. But we had a good meal (4 of us) and didn't have to shout at each other. I will go again."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We choose this restaurant because it was in the 10th best indian. It was absolutely a good choice! The only thing, we were sitting in front of the bar...next time we Will sit in the back!! We had the PASSAGE TO INDIAN, a 4 plates with a lot of choice. We had lamb, chicken marsala, Wow!!!!!! Don't hesitate and go to that place to have à beautiful expérience!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was pretty good but the ambiance was lacking. The service was okay"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "A warm and inviting atmosphere, attentive wait staff, and beautifully prepared and presented food. Every dish was delicious."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The staff was friendly and accomodating. We will comeback."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "This was the best Indian restaurant I ever tried. I was amazed with the service. The way staff serves you is unbelievable. They bring the hot service plates and wipe them before they put them in front of you (which should be a normal practice in every restaurant). Totally a place to try. Can not wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "This meal was absolutely delicious. Everything we ordered ranked among the best Indian dishes we've eaten. We had chicken and lamb and the Garlic Nann was incredible."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Great Indian food, thoughtfully prepared and beautifully served. For something off the beaten track, this restaurant is a find. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "I have been coming for the last 2 years: Darbar Grill is consistently fresh and delicious with professional service. Each time I try a new vegetarian dish and it continues to add to my repertoire of Indian food. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Overall experience was good. Nice decoration. Wonderful service. Food was not very impressive, but still good food."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "overall quite good, the place is small but food is well prepared with a touch of creativity which is not usual in indian restaurants. Service is ok, waiters are nice and kind but kind of slow. good option if you like indian"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Food was delicious and authentic, staff was welcoming and service was great..."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Fine restaurant for a very good meal with a friend when you want to talk and be treated well by staff."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Not your typical Indian place. Excellent food, fresh flavors, well prepared."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "My parents were in town visiting this weekend and Darbar was the perfect fix for their first night here: conveniently close to their hotel, delicious food, and quiet ambience--all necessities after a long day of traveling. Our waiter, Harsh, was very attentive. I was the only vegan out of the group and Harsh made sure not to forget. As our food was served he realized that the rice had dairy in it and immediately offered whole wheat roti as a supplement. Harsh was able to make great recommendations based on what each of us said we were in the mood for. If you're looking for a good, low-key Indian dinner with friends or family Darbar Grill is a good option in Midtown East."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant very much.the food was wonderful. It started out a bit rocky,they had a very large table with noisy children, so they weren't seating in the back of the restaurant, they were very apologetic for it. As soon as that group left the atmosphere was lovely .mixed drinks are not their strong suite, I'd stick to straight or wines. Again they made it right. We met the chef and he sent us a special desert. The scallop appetizer was wonderful, the lamb dises were delicious,the staff was very nice. Very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "I took my husband for his birthday weekend to NYC and found this restaurant on Open Table. My expectations were exceeded by both the food and service. Everything that we got was delicious. The staff were attentive and nice. The price was also very affordable for the excellent food that you got. I will tell everyone I know who likes Indian food about this place when they visit NYC."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "We ordered the Lamb, Chicken, Salmon to share as entree and they were all excellent. For appetizer we shared the shrimp and the chicken kebab and both were fantastic. I'ld definitely go back."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for my birthday On a Saturday.We made reservations and we were seated immediately.The ambiance was very welcoming and romantic.Dim lightening, candles on the table kind of scene.I ordered curry scallops and my boyfriend ordered mango chicken.I'm not a huge fan of curry because it's spicy but I figured I'd give it a try. The curry wasn't overly spicy, just right.The rice it came with was so soft and delicious.My boyfriend's mango chicken was divine. It wasn't overly cooked it was tender and flavorful.Afterwards, they gave us complimentary dessert, idk what it was but it wasn't too pleasant.The service was excellent.They were not overbearing nor did he leave us to flag him down. I would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I have eaten at 1 Darbar several times and noted that it is getting a little raggedy (time for a remodelling job). For some reason, I never discovered the 2 Darbar site (on the East side). The decor is muted and elegant. The food is quite good for mid-level (price) Indian fare. The waiters can use a course in friendliness, though. I don't know if it was a language or cultural thing, but the all-male contingent was stolid, almost brusque. The female hostess could not have been more warm and welcoming. I would return to try other foods."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "One of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Decided to check this out for restaurant week. Great spot for a quiet romantic evening. Food was delicious and obviously prepared fresh. Wait staff was efficient without being overwhelming. Good experience...will be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Convenient location for us, and the meal was OK (but not great). Lamb saag was not very flavorful, and my friend ordered shrimp vindaloo but got chicken vindaloo. A basket of flat bread came with the meal - but no other goodies that you often get in Indian restaurants (chutney, any other side dishes, etc). It was ok, but I will not rush back."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "The staff were wonderful with suggesting items to try. The food was beyond expectations. Would go there again."
    Dined on 6/19/2013
  • "The food is quite good, it tastes quite authentic and their is a lot of choices on the menu, the spices are a wide variety and the portions are decent for dinner. For lunch they have a buffet which is quite reasonable with the choices they have and the price is well worth it. The waiting staff however are not really observant towards you or your table, they forget your orders, don't check on your beverage or bother to refill it. Bottom line, good for terrible service."
    Dined on 5/26/2013