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210 E. 58th St.
New York, NY 10022
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$31 to $50
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday –Thursday: 11:30am - 2:45pm, Friday – Saturday: 11:30am - 2:45pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:45pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:15pm, Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:45pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
2nd and 3rd Ave.
4,5,6,N,R lines – Lexington stop.
E,F lines – Lexington stop
A word from Dawat
Dawat is a fine north Indian restaurant that also serves a couple of south Indian dishes as well. Located in Midtown East, Dawat is one of Manhattan’s finest Indian restaurants
that serves an eclectic array of interesting dishes.
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Extensive menu with excellent
descriptions-- very helpful to someone who doesn't often eat Indian food. Service was excellent."
Dined on 2/18/2014
I booked a table for 2 whilst on
holiday in New York for my boyfriends birthday. After getting off the subway it did take us a couple of minutes to find but what a find it was! The food is incredible and even before you order there are these amazing cumin studded poppadoms on the table with a spicey dip. You can see the chef making them through the glass window into the kitchen. Now I am vegetarian and quite fussy as I don't enjoy spicey food and they accomodate for everythijg! I had a wonderful dish of paneer in a mild (they ask how hot you would like your food) creamy tomato sauce and my boyfriend had chicken jalfrezi 2hich he said was delicious. I would highly recommend this place to everyone, even if you aren't crazy about curry."
Dined on 2/3/2014
Some dishes are great; others just
ok. Previous likes turned out mediocre. specials are to be tried. But a lovely Christmas Eve dinner filled with a mature crowd - a warm place on a cold night."
Dined on 12/24/2013
We ate at Dawat pre-theater. There
were no other diners in the restaurant when we arrived, but the staff made us feel really welcome, but not in an overbearing way. They helped us select drinks. We ate the vegetarian thali sampler and it was so amazing. Such great flavors and a good amount of spice. It was also fun watching the tandoori cook in the glassed in room while we waited for our food. Overall, a great experience!"
Dined on 1/19/2014
The food was great. Good service.
You have to pay for every single thing thou rice entree even the bread was separate. But all worth it. Chikin tika was my favoriteee"
Dined on 1/16/2014
Used to be a great Indian
restaurant, now just ok."
Dined on 1/16/2014
If you have a craving for Indian
food and work in Midtown -- Dawat is always a safe, consistent bet."
Dined on 1/13/2014
The food is delicious and the
service is very warm and friendly. The staff makes you feel at home and like family."
Dined on 1/10/2014
I tried the 3 course lunch option
when I visited Dawat on Christmas Day. Very reasonably priced restaurant.The staff was polite and attentive without hovering. The dishes were flavorful and the portions were generous. The chicken chettinad, black dal, pullao (rice) and saag paneer (spinach with squares homemade cheese) of were some of the best I've eaten. The staff packed up all the remaining food so that I could enjoy the leftovers another day."
Dined on 12/25/2013
This was our first experience of
an Indian restaurant in New York and we had researched the venue well! We were not disappointed. Great food and excellent service. 2 of our party were vegetarian both the vegetarian and non veg meals were delightful. Thank you we enjoyed our visit to Dawat and will be back next year."
Dined on 12/28/2013
Large portions, tasty mulligatawny
soup, lamb on the mixed grill was the best I've ever had-so tender, amazing flavor."
Dined on 12/14/2013
Had not been there for some
time.arrived at 1:20 for a 1:30 reservation. Fifteen minutes waves told the kitchen was closing at 2:00'they had not ment to open that day ."
Dined on 11/29/2013
DAWAT is a standby, but by no
means ho-hum. Reliable AND fresh and delicious. THere's a lunch special, and we had a quiet time on the Saturday after THanksgiving when the city is stuffed with shoppers, students on break, and everyone else. What a joy!"
Dined on 11/30/2013
Good authentic Indian food. I like
the Madhur Jafri style of cooking Indian food. She is a great chef. I ordered the vegetarian thali, which had an assortment of well prepared vegetable dishes. Service was quick, but not too attentive. For dessert we tried the kulfi ( not the best , I have had much better elsewhere) , but the Ras Malai was good. Overall I would go back for the food. Decor was lacking."
Dined on 11/21/2013
Dawat was recommended to us by a
NYC native, and we were not disappointed. Delicious food, terrific service, and a highlight of our dining experiences in a week spent in NYC."
Dined on 11/13/2013
Had the tasting menu, with the 1st
course it was very good, but. The main course the leg of lamb was very over cooked and dried out, the paneer tasted like canned spinach was used, the chicken was good. The service was great."
Dined on 11/18/2013
Dawat is nothing particularly
grand to look at, but the food is exceptional. The restaurant sits a couple of steps down from street level, and the interior is shop-worn. Still, the waitstaff wear black and white, with tie, and they are quite attentive. The food is delicious. We ordered two of the special mixed dinners, one a grilled selection and the other with seafood. I would definitely recommend this place to friends."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Indian food is one of our
favorites for the interesting vegan options which Dawat offers. Many of their vegetarian options can also be done vegan. They also honor our low oil request. Our best Indian restaurant ever anywhere!"
Dined on 10/27/2013
Dawat is a high end Indian
restaurant that has an excellent and unique menu. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it for a great dining experience."
Dined on 10/25/2013
Perhaps my 12 th visit over the
years. I have always enjoyed Dawat when we return to NYC , and have once again taken two friends to see how good Indian cuisine ,done well, can be. This visit the place is looking somewhat dated with wall repairs obvious and not as clean appearing. That being said...the food continues to impress. All 3 of us at this lunch enjoy and even cook Indian cuisine. Dawat impressed my guests and continues to be a special event for me.Great place for people who love great Indian cuisine. Also great to introduce the new less experienced foodie to how good Indian food can be when done well with great spicing, produce and execution. Terrific dinner and lunch. They could use to update the interior of the restaurant. Please"
Dined on 10/18/2013
We were given a nice table and
service was quick and efficient. As it was a 'meatless Friday' we ordered the the shrimp tandoori which was excellent. The breads were also good but we were disappointed with the Goan Fish Curry. There was very little Goan flavour and the gravy was far too thick, but overall we were happy to have dined there."
Dined on 10/12/2013
As a regular diner, I am pleased
by the consistency of the the good food and attentive service."
Dined on 10/10/2013
We had a table by a picture window
into the kitchen and enjoyed watching the chef prepare meals. The food was very good and different from standard Indian fare. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Service was good and attentive. We will return."
Dined on 10/8/2013
The food has been great since I
was a kid. Went back on the rec of my neighbor and the food is exactly as I remember from 20 years ago. Hands down the best Indian food in NYC. Try the RAAN if you want a dish that is unique to the resturant and just awesome."
Dined on 10/7/2013
Growing up with a delicious
home-cooked South Indian (and North Indian) meal almost every night spoils you for the rest of your life. However I will say that Dawat aims to please with a distinct point of view on North Indian favorites. Unique flavor combinations make for a tasty and memorable experience. I especially enjoyed the mango dal (a special) and the smoked eggplant bharta. All the breads are delicious - the poori (fried, balloon-like puffed bread) is also delicious."
Dined on 10/6/2013
Dawat has great food at reasonable
prices. We were there for lunch. It is not busy at lunch because it does not offer a buffet. We had a quiet table in the front. Food and service were excellent. We needed to have a business discussion and it was perfect. There was no noise from other diners or from piped in music."
Dined on 9/26/2013
I have had many previous great
meals at Dawat. Three of 4 dishes were very bad this visit. I am not returning!"
Dined on 9/21/2013
Delicious and authentic north
Indian food. Professional and courteous wait staff. Nicely decorated, quiet room. Would definitely go back."
Dined on 9/26/2013
The food at Dawat was great.
However, we felt rushed through the meal, when there were several empty tables around us. When we asked for a few minutes to finish drinking our wine before dessert we were brought the check. We then ordered dessert, got a revised check and two different waiters attempted to pick up the folder before I had a chance to put my credit card in (my partner was still finishing his coffee)."
Dined on 9/20/2013
It was not a tasty food , service
was ok .We find this restaurant to be over priced and over rated. We think it's more for tourists. We experienced many authenticate indian restaurants in Edison,NJ. We would not recommend this to friends."
Dined on 8/26/2013
We went there to have a nice quite
dinner while visiting NYC. We brought our toddler along and they were so accommodating. Everyone had a smile on their face. The food was superb! We had a great meal! It's a great place."
Dined on 7/27/2013
Have been here many times and the
food never dissappoints. It is never greasy or salty as can be with some food places. This is one of the best Indian restaurants I have been to."
Dined on 6/30/2013
Very pleased with the food &
service...Every time I eat there I remind my self I must eat Indian more often...Only issue was the restaurant was very warm..."
Dined on 6/24/2013
I have been to dial-up many times
and never been disappointed. Who would think of going to an Indian restaurant just because of the amazing lamb chops? I started off with it special, corn chat, which was light and delicious. The chettinad chicken was unusual and perfectly spiced. Lamb Seekh Kebab Was incredible and is an incredible bargain. I finished off with the kheer which is a true comfort food for me. decide the food, restaurant is very attractive, the tables well spaced and the room was quiet. This is an excellent value in New York City."
Dined on 6/22/2013
Good authentic Indian food in a
pleasant atmosphere and with attentive service. Flexible in accommodating special orders."
Dined on 6/18/2013
The food was good. The dishes
tasted authentically Indian and had individuality. The damper on the whole experience was the attitude of the maitre d' / waiter. For whatever reason he was very humorless and showed a not-so-nice attitude. The service otherwise was slow. To top it all he didn't pack all the dishes we had left over. The management needs to do something about this man. We highly recommend the food and the ambience."
Dined on 6/10/2013
Have been coming for 20+ years.
Ambience, food, and service always top notch."
Dined on 6/9/2013
While it was a tasty dinner with
good service I find this restaurant to be over priced and over rated. I think it's more for tourists than New Yorkers."
Dined on 6/7/2013
We had been to this restaurant 20
years ago and at that time the decor was fresh and the food was great. Now the decor is dated (exactly the same as it was 20 years ago) and the food was not good at all. It was oily, bland and way too expensive. I would never go back there. The people seem very nice, but I went for the food which was not good."
Dined on 5/30/2013
Dawat is hands down the best
Indian food in town. It's also a civilized place to dine, with a white table cloth atmosphere that includes friendly and professional service. The dishes we ordered received raves at our table. Thank you, Dawat, for being so reliably good year in and year out!"
Dined on 5/31/2013
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