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Bhatti Indian Grill
Bhatti Indian Grill

Bhatti Indian Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bhattinyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 683-4228
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Saturday- Sunday : 12:30pm-3:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Whether you're hosting an intimate cocktail party for 50 or a corporate dinner for 500, your senses will be dazzled by Bhatti's exciting, innovative dishes. Menus are tailored and perfectly executed for the personality of your event.

    We cater to weddings, corporate lunches and dinners, special occasion parties, anniversaries, picnics, birthdays and more.

    For a customized menu, please contact us at (212) 683-4228.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bhatti Indian Grill can accommodates 50 to 60 guests for private events. As a full service event coordinator, we will assist you in creating a truly personalized celebration. Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Gaurav (212) 683-4228

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 27th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public lots nearby and street parking is also available.
A word from Bhatti Indian Grill
Bhatti is an ultra-authentic north Indian restaurant in the heart of New York City that’s refined yet affordable, upscale and still comfortable. Take your pick from a variety of kebabs and curries and watch as our master chefs work their magic at the Bhatti.

Bhatti’s mastermind is Gaurav Anand, who on his first trip to the Big Apple realized that he would have to act on bigger aspirations to make his dream come true. It was with this passion and his extensive knowledge of North Indian cuisine that he decided to open Bhatti Indian Grill in August 2009.

Kebabs are the specialty of the house and they’re anything but typical. The signature dish is Gilauti Kebab, which is steeped in history, originating in the province of Lucknow as a royal meal for a king who had lost his teeth in old age. Anand is one of the few chefs to have learned the secrets to the recipe. The final product lives up to the legend- the rounds of lamb really do melt in your mouth like butter.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Prices are higher than their menu online so get ready to pay a little more (as of 8/11/14). I hope they update that. The food was YUMMY! Hands down the best indian restaurant i have eaten at NY. Its kinda small and has a cozy feel to it, customer service is good. Overall, I'd definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Not a con just a fact..... This restaurant is very small and fills up quickly. The tables are close together. This is why I rated the ambience as good. The reason it is so busy is because the food is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We come to NY a lot and we are always looking for a good Indian restaurant and we finally found a great spot and you could bring you're own wine . Great ! The food is very good sow is the service. Will go back to it ."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great service and food. I recommend this to all in nyc."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was great and the servers were very accommodating to our group. The methti chicken was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Bhatti is a great find in the Gramercy/Flatiron neighborhood. It was the first restaurant we went to when we moved to the area. We have never been disappointed, and it's our "go to" restaurant when we want to take a guest and be sure it will be a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Been here 3 times w/ the same group. The reason we keep going back is my 75 year old cousin who spent a lot of time in India says it is as authentic and delicious as the food there. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "we come here on a fairly regular basis. the main draw is the food - it's always delicious. we bring friend with us all the time - if they like Indian food, they will like this place"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "It was a waiting 10 minute waiting period even though if had a reservation time and then hosting staff would rush my guest and I once we finished eating. I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Needle in a haystack. Byo and amazing food! Order a lot because the dishes are a bit small."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Excellent, authentic Indian food. Don't forget to order rice--it doesn't just come with your meal. When we arrived it was very crowded and had to wait even though we had a reservation. Had a table basically on top of another couple and couldn't hear each other from across the table so when a quieter spot opened up they graciously allowed us to move! BYOB is great. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious! Everything we ordered was good but the Paneer tikka Masala was outstanding! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Very Delicious. Owner and staff are helpful and great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The restaurant stands out in an area of mediocre Indian restaurants. The food is exceptional, well prepared with enough choices for varied tastes. The lamb vindaloo was exciting with all the spices bursting in your mouth, the lamb was tender and cooked perfectly. The chicken masala was flavorful and complemented the spicier lamb. The restaurant does not have a liquor license, but you can bring your own wine or beer. They don't charge a corking fee and they are happy to serve you. The place is small and it fills up quickly, there were people waiting to get in and they still did not rush us out. A great find!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I'm a big fan of Indian cuisine, and this was by far one of the best places I've found. The food was savory and on point. The service is outstanding - the waitstaff always at the ready. It's also nice to see the manager on the floor pitching in as much as the staff. Only thing I'd recommend is making a reservation because this place is constantly packed. The tables were turned over quickly - amazing in itself since they don't rush you in and out."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was very spicy even though we told the staff that we need mild spicy, especially the Gobi curry that we ordered. The bhatti special dal was good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is the best indian food in the city! The sauces and naan bread are amazing. I highly recommend the chicken korma and chicken tikka. I wish I lived closer I would be there all the time! Great prices as well!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Experience was awful..please teach your employees how to behave with customers..one of your employee..shamelessly asked us to leave the table before we could wear our coats...really..!!! Train them if you can..thank you.."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "After trying several places in NYC and curry hill, Bhatti has become my go-to for date nights, nights out with friends and my seamless orders. I've tried 4-5 other places and I won't eat anywhere other than Bhatti- there isnt a better deal or place that has even come close. The food is by far the best I've had for the price, the wait staff is so friendly, the portions are good and the garlic nann is beyond amazing. It's also BYOB so it's great for date nights or just nights out with your friends! I always end up with two entrees, rice and nann to share–it's enough for my boyfriend and I both to be full and still have leftovers for me to take to lunch. Grab a bottle of wine or order in and enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We wanted to have a meal that was both entertaining and satisfy our vegetarian friend, and while we only had vegetarian fare to accommodate our friend (so we could share!) it was both delicious and made us want to come back to sample the non-vegetarian food as well! The service was impeccable and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Reservations highly recommended at this fantastic northern Indian restaurant. Tables fill up fast. Try the salmon kebab; you won't be sorry."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Best Indian Food in NYC. It always reminds us of the best restaurants we ate in in India! Excellent kababs and extremely soft bread. The curries are also delicious and spot on. Service is fine - sometimes excellent, sometimes good."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Bhatti was the first restaurant we tried when we moved to the neighborhood, and in many ways it has remained our favorite. The Indian food is the best that we've tried on the block, and it's a fun, energetic place to eat. The one big caveat (which may not be one for some people, but it is for us) is that it's not a place that values a relaxed meal. The waitstaff have a habit of rushing you through your meal (especially at the end) to make way for new customers. This is understandable in theory -- the dinner rush can see lines forming out the door -- but their need for you to get done and get out sometimes crosses a line. If you don't mind a great meal on a house-imposed time crunch, then Bhatti is an excellent choice."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was very tasty. However we were seated in between two extremely loud groups of people (not the restaurant's fault but bc the tables were close together it was hard to hear)."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The place is cute, and obviously trying to set themselves apart from the normal Indian restaurants in the area by charging a la carte (the rice does NOT come with any entrees). Service staff lacked any personality...the woman was totally lackadaisical as we walked in, and we had to ask her to change our table by the window as it was too cold. It wasn't much better by the wall; there was no heat on! Finally, complaints from other diners made them take action, and heat came on as we were leaving. I don't understand why, with the restaurant almost empty, that she told us we couldn't have a seat by the wall in the first place. With all of this out of the way, the food was very good. Perhaps we'll come back when the weather is warmer!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Could not accommodate on time despite reservation (had to wait 40 minutes). Slow, cold service, food was okay."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "All my Indian friends recommended and I am glad they did. The food was great and prices fair. It's a bit small they need to expand since it's popular."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Probably the second best Indian food I've ever had. It wasn't my favorite place in terms of ambiance but everything was delicious."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We've been to Bhatti a few times and are very pleased with the experience every time. The food is absolutely delicious - no matter what you order. The menu has lots of choices for both vegetarians and omnivores. It's BYOB, which helps keep the cost down (the liquor store is just around the corner and gives a special discount to Bhatti customers. Very nice place for a date or dinner with friends."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Should have little more space , can be fast food rather than full resturant"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We really enjoyed this restaurant. The wait staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. They do not serve wine, so you can bring your own, which is always great. It's not large, so reservations were a good idea for Saturday night. We will definitely go again."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Bhatti is a small place, we came at 7:30pm and it was full with (local) people. The telephone was ringing constantly, which is a good sign for the chef, but a bit annoying for the guests. However, the food is really great. We had a rogan josh and a lamb tandoori, both excellent. If you like wine, you can bring your own bottle (from a store next door), which happened at the table next to ours. Recommended."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Really great experience overall - place is BYOB with no crok fee - just bring your bottle and they set out the glasses. The food was absolutely delicious. Had a Chicken Xakuti dish with spices and coconut, a Aloo something... with potato (which was the stand out of the evening), Dhaal and the old staple Chicken Tikka misala - all were wonderful and it was a great evening. The service was a little meh... not very engaging etc, but they were solid and got everything right. Tip: Check the wine place on 27th around the corner - Vino - has an excellent bottle of Shiraz from India which was a great compliment to the meal."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Food was fantastic and priced very well. Small restaurant, so a reservation is a must on peak hours. It's a BYOB also."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "The restaurant is ver darkly decorated making it a little depressing. It is BYOB aa they do not have a liquor license. Very pleasant waitstaff. We had a stuffed grilled potato appetizer whic was delicious but it was a snall portion for the price. The entrees, one chicken and one lamb kebab, were only so so with chicken slightly better. Both arrived cool which was sut priding as there was only one other couple in tge room. The naan was far from the best I've had."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "We like the food here very much -- one of the better menus in Curry Hill, to be sure. Be advised: the place isn't huge and often active, which can make for close and noisy quarters, as well as a staff that's eager to rush you out at the end to seat the next party and maximize their buck."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "Even though it's a tad expensive, the food never disappoints."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "We had go leave because of the noise.so we are not able to tell you how was the food."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "I found this restaurant rated well on Yelp and also on some other list of top 10 Indian restaurants. This is a basic Curry Hill no ambiance dark and dingy restaurant. The food was fine, I was drawn to it by the grilled fruit chaat - which was okay but a bit oversauced. I also ordered the okra, which was okay not bad but not particularly remarkable. Unfortunately, the night I went here there were some really really loud people there. The place was deafening. I ate my food as quickly as I could and beat a hasty retreat."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "Good kebabs and very attentive service. BYO helps keep your bill in check."
    Dined on 8/2/2013