I really like it. The food is consistently excellent. The service is fantastic. Best Indian food on the upper westside
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Birthday Dinner
In town (from Nashville, TN) for my Birthday and took my family to Swagat for their first Indian food experience. They were all skeptical but in the end they all love it! We had a great time! We were there quite early (Around 5pm) so we had the place to ourselves. The service was excellent. The recommended wines and let us try some out before we pick which bottles we wanted. Pricing was very reasonable and portion sizes were just as expected. They even brought me out rice pudding with a birthday candle! I was so sweet! Overall, it was a great experience!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, intimate service.
Wonderful food, intimate service. Great for a date.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small space, big smiles
We were three adults and one toddler. Although the dining area is a long narrow space, there was no problem bringing in our umbrella stroller and they accommodated our request not to sit close to the front door. All servers passed by our table all the time and several engaged my daughter in small talk, lending her pens to write on the paper table cover and even played with her when she got down from her high chair. It goes a long way when staff make it a good experience for the kids too!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although the restaurant is on the small side, they easily accommodated our group of 10. The waiter was attentive and was willing to make menu suggestions. Our 10 entrees were served hot and at the same time. Several of our guests, who are Indian food aficionados, said the food was among the best Indian food they have eaten.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were visiting
My wife and I were visiting NY from out of town and used Trip Advisor to find Swagat. We really enjoyed the food and overall experience with a very helpful staff. We liked it so much that we brought our daughter back the next day... and I usually have to beg my wife to go to Indian restaurants.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unassuming but excellent Indian
Swagat is a small spot, maybe twenty tables, but the food is very good and the feel is of an authentic, family-run spot. Highly recommend it.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian I've had
Ended up here because I couldn't get a reservation at my first choice. What a stroke of luck! Swagat will be my first choice from now on! Food was superb. Very spicy, but not just hot - also extremely tasty. Best vindaloo I've ever had. Wonderful service too. And it was packed - so others must also love it.
Hope to be back frequently.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Swagat has always been consistently good. We had lamb curry (I'm not a fan of lamb but it was ok for me), chicken kebab, rice, raita (too runny) and naan. It was a great combination and the perfect amount for two people. Even tho we had reservations, the only table available was the far back next to the cashier and kitchen. We should have waited for a better table.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Swagat is a small setting,
Swagat is a small setting, maybe 20 tables, so when it's busy it's definitely a little cramped, but the staff is able to attend to needs very efficiently. Food is prepared quickly, to great standards, and for a very reasonable price, especially for an UWS setting. Vegetarian menu is extensive and delicious. I would definitely recommend and will return in the future.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've died and gone to India!
Authentic Indian cuisine on the UWS. I've tried a great deal of Indian and there isn't a better place on the west side or upper Manhattan. This is my new go-to spot!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM