been here many times top of
been here many times top of the line for indian food
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
THE best. I Dian food I've
THE best. I Dian food I've experienced since visiting India!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dawat's food is so good it
Dawat's food is so good it is off the charts, but the most wonderful thing about this restaurant is that the staff is so welcoming and helpful.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
it's one of the best indian
it's one of the best indian restaurants in nyc. we had a special table need. it was our son's 30th birthday and we we 8. maitre'd said their largest round table prob. wasn't large enough. but just to be certain. he had the table set for 8 and yes he was right. too small. but i loved that he tried. and the food was sensational
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the chicken curry (great)
I had the chicken curry (great) and my gf tried the lamb curry (fantastic). Do yourself a favor and try the corn chaat - it's my new favorite Indian appetizer.
Excellent service - close to the level of one of those uber-expensive places like Asiate. Friendly and available without being pushy. Good suggestions (really - those curries were fantastic).
We arrived 20 minutes past our 6:30p Saturday reservation but were seated immediately. And they listened when we said we needed to make a show - we were out of there after just an hour.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful traditional Indian
Wonderful traditional Indian food served by a great staff. My favorite Indiam choice in NYC.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Come get Indian food+great service!
The setting was very nice and gives you an vibe of opulence. This was very comforting and only added on when the service was so attentive to your needs. You do not finish a glass of water without seeing it refilled or wait for long periods of time for your food. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want an romantic outing, special occasion, or want to try the best Indian food in town.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Indian food in New York!
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!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been coming for 20+ years.
Have been coming for 20+ years. Ambience, food, and service always top notch.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good authentic Indian food
Good authentic Indian food in a pleasant atmosphere and with attentive service. Flexible in accommodating special orders.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to dial-up many
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.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the best Indian cuisine...
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...
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic North Indian Food
Delicious and authentic north Indian food. Professional and courteous wait staff. Nicely decorated, quiet room. Would definitely go back.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a quiet lunch
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.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and authentic Indian food
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.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
RAAN TO DWAT
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.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Indian cuisine
As a regular diner, I am pleased by the consistency of the the good food and attentive service.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
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
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Indian Food
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.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian Overall and for Vegans
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!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the Food
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Indian Food in NYC
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.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still a JOY after all these years-
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!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM