Went there on a first date and it was a rewarding experience. The food was excellent and the waiters were very attentive to our needs. Service was excellent. Was a bit quiet for a Saturday night but definitely the place to be for a romantic date.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant, have been there a few times. Place is clean, food is good, service is good.
10/14/2012 4:00:00 PM
good food, excellent service
Felt like authentic Indian food. Service was quite attentive. Food was pretty good and the portions were the perfect size: not too much and not too little.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wait staff is very attentive
The wait staff is very attentive and jolly. The food is outstanding, and the wait staff made excellent wine recommendations. I brought a friend from out of town for her first visit to Darbar and she was delighted with the food, service and ambiance. The restaurant staff never rushes you, and you are always treated as if you are visiting their home. I go back regularly.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
favorite for Indian
My apt is right near a huge Indian restaurant neighborhood but I still prefer to go to Darbar, which has MUCH nicer decor, is MUCH more relaxing, has MUCH more courteous service than most, and yes the food is reliably good. Have brought various people here and they are all happy. Always look forward to Darbar.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time Darbar Diner
It was my first time dining at Darbar and the food was so fantastic, I took a lunch box to go...well worth every penny.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food makes you forget
The food makes you forget the laid back customer service. They would rather you settle for the buffet but fight for the menu food! Especially the Lamb Chops Tandoori.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff was very friendly and
Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was great. Loved the chicken house special. Would definitely go there again
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great value, well prepared
Great value, well prepared food, great selection.....can't go wrong
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Find in Midtown
We've been to this restaurant once (6/2/13) and were very pleased. The crunchy okra (jullienned, fried crispy, lemon dressing) is spectacular. We also enjoyed the Goat Bhuna and Dal Fry. Vegetable somasas were so-so. Upstairs seating was quiet and comfortable. Service was attentive and responsive. Wine list has a number of good reasonably priced options. If you are in Midtown, pining for Indian, this is an excellent option.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Indian Food
It is a nice little place with authentic Indian food, good service, too.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Midtown East Indian Find
Darbar has an extensive menu, with something for everyone. If you don't like overly spicy food, you can ask the restaurant to bring the heat level down. There is an upstairs dining area in addition to the first floor, so the restaurant is not too crowded or noisy. The service is really good; when one of the orders ended up being incorrect, the waiter was very quick to correct things. The food is of higher quality than most Indian restaurants that I have tried in the city. Definitely would recommend and will come back!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good quality Indian Food
I always receive good service in this restaurant, and the staff are friendly and provide good service. The Floor/ Restaurant Manager always provides good recommendations on food as well.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian near Grand Central
We had a number of different dishes from hot to mild and everyone was very happy with their dinners. Including children from 10 to 13 years old. The service was very professional and attentive.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great indian spot. Chef Special with Chicken was just great.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian food on the East Side
Being Indian, I've sampled my homeland's cuisine at various establishments around the world. Sometimes I've been please, and sometimes not. Fortunately, 1 Darbar exceeded my expectations. I won't go into detail because I'm too lazy and impatient, but I have no complaints. The food and service were great, and the price was reasonable (~$80 for 3 people).
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall everything was pretty good and I would visit this place again. The food was excellent and the service was good. The only problem that I had was when I went to pay the bill. One of the servers, not the one tending to my table for night, took the check and brought it back to ask about a tip because I didn't put it on the bill since I was leaving it in cash. It was very awkward and tacky. Needless to say they lost some of the money on there tip. Other then that everything was excellent.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Great kebabs, lamb and samosas. Service was super.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Indian food!
Excellent 4 course dinner for NYC restaurant week. Awesome service, and very tatsty food.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian Food
My husband and I have eaten at 1 Darbar twice and it was a really great experience both times. The food and service are superb. The bottom floor is a bit cramped but all in all I would recommend this place without hesitation.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, great price!
Nice quiet place in Midtown with wonderful food & great service!
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best place we ate at in New York
It was our last meal in NYC and wanted to try this Indian joint that was in the middle of a business district. We got about 30 minutes after they just closed out the buffet which we were not aiming for. We ended up being attended to by the owner/manager and he was very polite.
We ordered Biryani and a Chicken Special and we were pleasantly surprised with the flavor and the serving. The server checked on us regularly and he even put food on our plates and made us feel like we are rich people for a moment. I am not as big of a fan with Indian food as much as my girlfriend but this restaurant was bar none very good.
I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in Manhattan
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The flavors were wonderful
The flavors were wonderful without a lot of hot spices. We enjoyed the specials of the restaurant, They were different and very tasty.
The tandoori Lamb was great as well as the special appetizers.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a decent time!
Food - good, but as an indian, thought it could be spiced better - definitely Americanized. The service was good and fast. We were in a hurry and they were quick as they could be without cutting corners. The space was nice and table was in a good place. For the foos however, I have to note that it was pretty overpriced. A meat dish was $18, different from and higher than online prices btw. Average is usually 13/14 - so not sure why it was so high.
Otherwise - I cant really complain. If you like great service with pretty decent indian food - you should go here.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Indian meal
I really liked 1 Darbar. I love good Indian food, but I don't go for the really hot spicy stuff, and what I had here was perfect. The Chicken Korma was delicious, spiced perfectly, and very tender. The rice was perfect, and some of the best Naan bread I've ever had. Good drinks from the bar, too.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM