2 Darbar Grill
2 Darbar Grill

2 Darbar Grill

  • 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 2126814500

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
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2 Darbar Grill is a superb choice for Indian food with great ambiance and service.
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2 Darbar Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (8)romantic (6)late-night find (5)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Quiet and Delicious
    love2veg
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Darbar does it
    Afoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian Food I've had
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian Cuisine
    Ferchap
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had an amazing time
    JoeyRocs
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • pleasant find
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    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.
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  • 2 Darbar Grill
    Lion26KingVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    One of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food..good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Convenient location for us,
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    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.
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  • Great service and awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    The staff were wonderful with suggesting items to try. The food was beyond expectations. Would go there again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, service not so much...
    Trainwreck
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    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.
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    great for lunch
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  • Good
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    The portions wer a little on the small side, but flavors were pretty good. There is better and worse Indian out there. Chicken samosas were good, but dry and bland without the sauces. The Chicken Tikka Masala suggested as a house specialty and was fine, but we asked for Med spice which wasnt spicy. I've had better. The tandoori chicken was pretty good...on par with other places. All in all, servicable food. Doubt I will fee the need to return.
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  • Always great Indian Cuisine
    SJR1VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I usually go to 1 Darbar but thought I would try this location since it is closer to where I live. You can always expect great service and excellent Indian cuisine when you go here. Prices are reasonable and if you like spicy food, try the Shrimp Vindaloo. Neither location is ever extremely busy so you aren't rushed. The restaurants won't dazzle you on the inside but I prefer they invest in the food instead of a glitizy environment.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is great! My only
    idiosyncratic28VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Everything is great! My only disappointment is when I asked the waiter to replace rice with something else since I dont eat rice and he told me they dont do "that". I thought it was a little inflexible but overall, good food, good service and good price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • First time at this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    First time at this restaurant. My wife and I had the chicken curry (which was DELICIOUS!) The server/s that helped us through our dinning experience were fantastic! Cordial, knlowledgeable and caring about our needs. Great experience!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • If you want some great Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    If you want some great Indian food - here's the place. A wide-ranging menu with some interesting chat offerings. Lots of vegetable dishes. Service is attentive and prompt. One of the better NYC Indian places.
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  • food was great, would go back.
    IluvfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    food was great, would go back. wished lived in the city so could order take-out!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very enjoyable meal and very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    very enjoyable meal and very reasonable. in addition to having all the staples of every indian restaurant, this place had some unique dishes which i enjoyed very much. great service. will be coming back
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  • Excellent food and service.
    JohhnyhVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Excellent food and service. Wait staff very helpful for first timers. Quiet on Saturday night at 500.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • I wasn't overly impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    I wasn't overly impressed with the food, service or the wine list. I was hoping for something to really "wow" me, but it was just as good as any other Indian food there is out there.
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  • Good Indian restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Good Indian restaurant with a selection of the standard northern and southern dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was surprisingly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The food was surprisingly good. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    I was looking for a restaurant on open table and so glad that I picked garbar. Came here with my friend and her boyfriend visiting me from Paris. All three of us were absolutely happy with the food, service and ambience. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We sat there for almost 3 hours chatting and they kept coming with the water and at the end even gave us a free desert! Very nice gesture. Really liked the food and the service would definitely come back.
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    good for groups
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  • Went on Valentines Day. Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Went on Valentines Day. Better than average indian food though deserts are overly sweet. Had the lava cake and I think mousse. Misleading entrance, much nicer on the inside. Limited wine list pairs great with the food. People and service very good.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Always worth to come back
    BrazilianatheartVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    Always worth to come back to this precious place- Great food and atmosphere!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Found this place on OpenTable,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Found this place on OpenTable, not knowing anything about it. So glad I gave it a try! Our drinks and our food especially were delicious. Waiter was relatively attentive, although at the end of the meal was difficult to find him. The place was relatively empty at 7:30 on a Saturday night, which at first did not seem like a good sign. However, will definitely be returning!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Samosa was über spicy. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Samosa was über spicy. The dough was bland, and not flaky. All else very good. Had poori for the first time and loved it. Attentive wait staff.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • The food and drinks are delicious.
    SouthslopeVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    The food and drinks are delicious. They make a wonderful mango martini and I love the Bhajia and Goannas fish curry. They will accommodate whatever degree of slickness one prefers.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Dependable Indian fare in
    MidtownEatsVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Dependable Indian fare in a comfortable setting. The portion sizes for dinner are on the small side, but everything is tasty, the servers are very accommodating, and the dining room is simple but pleasant. Quiet enough for adult conversation, but the restaurant attracts many families with kids, so it's definitely not hushed. Safe choice for a neighborhood lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We arrived early, were seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    We arrived early, were seated promptly. Attentive staff and good food!
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  • Enjoy Indian cuisine
    2dineisdevineVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Great food and service, very nice atmosphere, main dining area has a high glass vaulted ceiling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Easy midtown location. Appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    Easy midtown location. Appetizers were fantastic, mains were good not great
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  • Highlight was the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Highlight was the quality and attentive service. Food was just ok because was a bit salty. For the price it was decent value but not great.
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  • Casual and comfortable. Our
    GeofferwokVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Casual and comfortable. Our dishes were well prepared and spicy but basically standard Indian fare.
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  • Did Not Disappoint
    MiscHuman
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    I went to Darbar Grill at the urging of a friend who raved about the place. The service was smooth and competent; the food was superlative. I am not expert in Indian cuisine, but we were both thrilled with the quality and healthy (but not absurdly large) portions of our meals. She pointed out to me several things that distinguished Darbar's food from other, inferior Indian restaurants, but it all added up to Mmmmmm.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Mediocre food. There is a
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Mediocre food. There is a lot better Indian food out there.
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  • I was pleasantly surprised-we
    OlgaVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    I was pleasantly surprised-we picked this restaurant on Opentable not knowing anything about it, but the Indian food was top quality for the city. It was very quiet, so perfect for a conversation, and we liked the private setting of the tables in the back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Delicious Indian food!! Will
    Spenjul
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Delicious Indian food!! Will definitely come here again!
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    good for groups
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  • The tables weren't cramped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    The tables weren't cramped together like you get alot in NYC , that I truely appreciated .The food was very tasty, the staff was attentive I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    We tried a wide variety of items from the menu at Darbar and found all of them to be very good to outstanding. Interesing high quality food. Service was very good and quite cordial.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate