Everything was top notch.
Everything was top notch. The service was right on time. The staff was very knowledgeable about the regions where the different foods eminate. And the food was the best Indian food that I have ever tasted.
5/30/2012 4:00:00 PM
Based on an Indian friend's
Based on an Indian friend's recommendation, my family and I ate at Utsav after a Sunday matinee. We loved it. The food was good, served in the right quantity and the service was attentive but not bothersome.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Please don't order Tea if you are expecting indian tea
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
an excellent restaurant in
an excellent restaurant in the theatre district for fine Indian food with good choices and
fine, attentive service. and if something is not to your liking, they make it right.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
definetly going back
im not typically a fan of Indian but my sister is a fan and it was her birthday. this place was soooo good! the food was phenomenal and the cocktails were equivalently the same. try the lamb or if you want extra spicy try the shrimp to die for. the mango dessert was my fav as well as the mango martini and the tamarind cocktail. great location great ambiance.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relaxing Venue near Times Square!
Looking for a unique dinner spot before the theater? Something special in the theater district with lots of open space, a soothing environment,and of course superb food? This fits the bill! Absolutely loved every bite of this meal on our girls weekend venture! Nobody was disappointed and there was an excellent and affordable wine list which complemented the meal perfectly. Look for it!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were 4 of us for dinner,
We were 4 of us for dinner, all ordering different items and doing a little sharing and tasting. We were all happy with our choices, as well as the decision to eat at Utsav.
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite indian
One of our favorite indian restaurants. The restaurant ambiance is friendly and inviting, the service is immediate - with a smile - and the food is as good as one will find in NYC.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recently found this in mid-town
Recently found this in mid-town and was very happy with it. The food and service was outstanding and the staff was very helpful in selecting dishes. We had 1 mistake in our order and it was promptly and professionally corrected without hesitation. I would definitely eat here again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The waiter was very helpful
The waiter was very helpful since we are not that familiar with Indian food. We had two 13 year-olds and they loved it.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. Beautiful restaurant
Great service. Beautiful restaurant. Excellent for dates.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Location great for theatre night. Nicely spicy food (one in our party found it too much so, but the rest were delighted.)
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The last time I visited Utsav,
The last time I visited Utsav, I wasn't as pleased as I was this week. The waiters and
bus people were kind, attentive, and eager to please. Both the ambiance and food have
certainly improved, and I'm already planning a return visit.
4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for pre-theater; food
Great for pre-theater; food is well-prepared and portions are on the large side
Extensive menu; service quick and helpful.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
First rate Indian cuisine
First rate Indian cuisine in a lovely Theater District/Midtown setting. Delicious cuisine, professionally prepared and served in a quiet and urbane setting.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just upstairs from The Roundabout
Just upstairs from The Roundabout Theater, Utsav is an elegant, comfortable space with wonderful Indian food and excellent service. Highly recommended.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit better than Jackson Heights
Less greasy than many items I've had at other Indian restaurants. Pricier, of course, since it's midtown and a nicer atmosphere than most.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Indian food and remarkable
Great Indian food and remarkable ambience, high quality/price ratio. I personally love hot & spicy food and your suggestions hit the target, thanks and see you soon!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We hadn't had Indian food before and were pleasantly surprised and delighted by the food. Our waiter was helpful with suggestions and we were delighted with unusual flavors and spices. A beautiful atmosphere convenient to the tester district.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This Indian restaurant featured great food (especially the butter chicken and aloo paratha. The appetizer platter was great value and more than ample for two. Service was, however, a little slow, and hard to get the server's attention for drink refills.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great indian buffet
normally i dont like Indian buffet's but Utsav's is fantastic. A wonderful assortment, fresh and delicious. I have taken several clients and colleagues to Utsav and we always are very satisfied.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular Indian Food
If you like indian food, need to dine here, great food, great service, nice place, very friendly staff.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Utsav is a great theatre option --
Utsav is a great theatre option -- either before or after a show! ... The food is delicious, and little different from the usual options found in many Indian restaurants. Good service and a nice view of the passing street below, and the setting is QUIET enough to have an easy conversation. I ordered a selection of appetizers and my companions each ordered entrees ... And I have leftovers to enjoy the next day! --
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A consistent winner
I have been to this restaurant a number of times for their delicious lunch buffet, but this is the first time for an after theatre experience. Even at an hour well passed the dinner hour, utsav was very busy, and yet the ambience was calm and serene. Service was good, and each dish had unique and scrumptious sauces and flavors. Their chutneys are very intense and flavorful, and portions aware ample. We had a really nice time.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Veggie Spot Close to Theatres
This is a very good vegetarian option for folks who find themselves in Time Square. It's a bit pricey for my taste, but nice for a special occasion. The staff is efficient, competent and friendly. The food is very good, if not a bit too spicy.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding though pricy for indian
We spent $40 a piece for food alone ( not including drinks). This is pricy for Indian food but it is a white table cloth restaurant with date night ambience and excellent service - So not pricy when you consider the overall experience.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a little too spicy. The
Just a little too spicy. The service is great. Good for pre-theatre dinner.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed the food a lot. My wife and I enjoyed the service. The potions were okay with the Prix-Fixe but everything was very tasty. I will definitely go back again with my wife and friends. The service was outstanding.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A terrific Indian restaurant
Utsav has long been a favorite Indian restaurant of ours in midtown Manhattan. The service is excellent and the food superb. The dining is unhurried, and the staff are sensitive to and aware of customers' progress through the meal. The result is a dinner that is perfectly paced, relaxed and comfortable. The pre-show price fixe dinners are also excellent. Among the appetizers, the lasuni gobhi is a real stand-out. The samosas and pakoras also are excellent. Among the entrees, the vindaloos are excellent, as are the rogan josh and saag gosht. For dessert, gulab jamun and kulfi are excellent choices.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good! Restaraunt
Food was good! Restaraunt was partially closed off for a special occasion. Main dining area was extremely small and dark. Server was rude.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian food. Ate here twice on a three day trip.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
great Quality Indian food
Great quality Indian food; nice ambiance; however - lady that seated us could have been more customer friendly!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very authentic cuisine. They
Very authentic cuisine. They should warn non-Indians that the vindaloo is spicy -- very spicy. Fortunately, we love heat!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Indian restaurant in
Good Indian restaurant in the theatre district. Food, decor and service are all very good.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first visit was a business luncheon, and my first genuine Indian food. It was out of this world! I knew my husband would love it so we came back to visit on the following weekend. I had the same chicken tiki masala (because I loved it so much the first time!) and my husband had the lamb chops. Both were fabulous… We look forward to returning soon.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We keep returning to this lovely restaurant where the food is delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance really comfortable.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oasis in theater district
I've been to this restaurant several times, most recently this past weekend; party of five. It's an oasis in the theater district. We could actually hear each other talk! The food is very good, service was good, although a couple times it seemed as if we had a language barrier but then everything came as requested. They have a nice pre-theater menu for $32, which is terrific.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Utsav saves the day
Utsav is our go to place when attending Roundabout Theatre next door. They are always so accommodating; last time, we were caught in traffic and arrived late for our reservation but they seated us right away and we had no problem making it to the theatre on time.
The food is always delicious! We always get an eggplant dish called Baignan Bat (apologies for misspelling) an appetizer or two and a chicken or lamb dish. The naan is wonderful.
I'm already looking forward to the next meal at Utsav!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
slow but good
The food was outstanding, however, the service was exceptionally slow. Would recommend reservation for Friday or Saturday night.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Indian food in a very pleasant
Indian food in a very pleasant setting. We have been to Utsav a dozen times and enjoyed every meal. There are a wide variety of choices on the menu including vegetarian, fish, seafood, chicken, lamb, goat and perhaps a few I have forgotten. AND they let you bring your own bottle of wine with only a $20 corkage.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. A great place to go with friends and eat "family style". Yummy!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite before-theater dinner
Great location in the theater district. We always enjoy our meal there. A little pricey because of location, but worth it - and what else would you expect a block off Times Square? In addition, the ultimate comment on any national/ethnic restaurant is whether that national/ethnic group eats there, which we always see at Utsav - both dining and banquet rooms.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Indian food
Simply delicious food very close to the Laura Pels
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decent food and service
Reasonable food; service is attentive but still a bit spotty in terms of efficiency. A decent family dining experience but not exactly ideal for a night out for a twosome.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM