Tamarind - Tribeca

Tamarind - Tribeca

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.tamarinde22.com/
  • Phone: 2127759000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 1 train to Franklin Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Tamarind - Tribeca
The team from Tamarind, in the Flatiron District, have opened a new restaurant in Tribeca. Tamarind's team of dedicated chef's draw on India's varied regions to take diners on a culinary voyage of the subcontinent. The restaurant's menu includes dishes from Punjab, Hyderabad, Goa, Madras, Lucknow, and Calcutta. India's assertive spices and seasonings distinguish its cooking from all others.
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Tamarind - Tribeca reviews from OpenTable diners
291 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (174)special occasion (158)good for groups (107)romantic (106)neighborhood gem (93)great for lunch (65)hot spot (50)notable wine list (38)vibrant bar scene (24)great for brunch (16)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (10)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Modern Indian food
    lovefood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great ambiance and service. Very good food. I recommend some of the fine drinks at the bar before dining
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat !!
    kentVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We live in TriBeCa, and Tamarind is always our "go to" spot for, delicious upscale Indian fare !! Our friends always love it, and out-of-towners are ALWAYS impressed as well ;) The food is stellar, but also the excellent service which is becoming more of a rarity in NYC dining. Tamarind does one thing,wonderful Indian fare, and they do it really well !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great meal, great service!
    Anniesfavs
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Tamarind has always been one of our favorites in the city. Tonight we took visitors and they agreed...impeccable service and delicious authentic Indian cuisine!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Best Indian food I've had since the closing of Bombay Talkie
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarians' heaven
    jinnpigVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Tamarind is said to be the best Indian food in NYC. And it is! It is not very traditional Indian food, I guess, since it has some flavor that I've never taste in any other Indian restaurants before. The blend of flavor goes so well with each other.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Tamarind's a gem!
    njdp
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Don't be put off by the temporary scaffolding outside. Inside Tamarind's decor is as luscious as the food. The say this is wonderful Indian cuisine doesn't do it justice. The chef takes classic dishes and raises them to a whole new level. There are also many non-traditional offerings, especially in the desserts area. The Passion Fruit Cheesecake was incredible. Service is gracious but unobtrusive. A wonderful experience from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Wow-I can't wait to come back
    IrishMacScottie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    While visiting NYC this week we visited Tamarind as we had received a voucher from family who highly recommended it. From our arrival the service was top notch with a great welcome and attention to detail throughout. Our waiter was constantly on hand to top up our drinks and check in on us, without being obtrusive. The menu was amazing both in terms of food and drinks. My appetiser was the best thing I have ever eaten (and I like to eat!) Both of us really enjoyed our courses and even though we felt too full for dessert, a small complimentary dish was served. Tamarind is certainly an upmarket restaurant but you get what you pay for in terms of food and service, and we had a wonderful evening. We will be back next time we visit NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food in nice ambiance
    Monique
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a lovely place with really good Indian flavors. The service was nice and attentive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    JTSK
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were a party of 6 and really enjoyed our dinner. Great table in loft area. Food delicious and service was always attentive and timed well. Highly recommend. Very good for larger parties while space in so open and beautiful. Overall excellent!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Excellent
    Jayson
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food and service as expected. Almost the same experience as the Tamarind that was once in Flatiron/Gramercy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit rushed
    nycdiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Reservation was for 7 and we were done by 8pm. While polite, we felt the service was rushing us out. Food was good.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Too loud, not a matter of lively conversation but of the space's accoustics, especially on upper level. Dishes meant for sharing were not properly served. Plates not changed. Wrong utensils provided. Water glasses not refilled, which is unforgivable when you're eating spicy cuisine.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Lovely, will return.
    CoppertopVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Though our own entrance was unimpressive (me first in pearls and Citibike-friendly shoes, which did get a judgmental glance from one of the pretty hostesses but no one else; and then husband was lost and late), but service was welcoming and responsive to our pre-show timeline. Food was delicious and we enjoyed our leftovers. Will have to try more dishes next time to fully rate. Halibut special was terrific, texture was amazing, and the less-standard of the two lamb chop dishes in the Tandoor section. Thank you for smoothing over the evening's tension.
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  • Far cry from "best Indian" status
    kristicrisis
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    What happened to great food and service being front and center pillars of a truly "best Indian" status restaurant. Although very pretty and romantically-lit decor pervades, that is possibly the highlight of NYC Tamarind in my estimation based upon a rather expensive dinner this week. Surprisingly, the staff may mean well but somehow that did not translate to our particular waiter who was completely preoccupied, albeit completely disinterested in making our experience delicious and memorable. The food was good, not brilliant, and for what was served completely over-priced. Having eaten in London at several stellar comparatives, we are not "noobs" when it comes to great Indian fare. So enjoy ... if you dare?!
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    good for groups
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  • Simply superb!
    Vegfmnz
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I had an amazing experience with Tamirand. I was a little sceptic being a vegetarian and I was worried that the food would be bland and overly priced but this wasn't the case. I thoroughly enjoyed the baby Japanese eggplant dish and the cauliflower special as an appetizer. My friends had meat dishes and loved it too. Service was great too.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • starfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our favorite Indian restaurant in New York City. Delicious!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs up - from drinks to dessert
    HappyKing
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The choices are aplenty in all categories. Ambiance surrounding the delectable food and cocktails made for a great evening. Pricey wine list but otherwise an excellent dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great upscale indian food
    Food4Gutt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been longing for my TABLA replacement. I think I found it here.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    kasey
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My fiance and I love Indian food and decided to try out this restaurant based on great reviews (we were visiting from Toronto). Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive. The food was delicious, although some items were a tad spicy (achari khumb). We had the saag paneer, seafood platter and achari khumb.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • nerdybirdy72
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    the drinks where very good food was great, we had the special that day chicken with cocnut curry, starter was a litle dry but good.
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    special occasion
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  • The best Indian!
    Dgetterman
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great authentic Indian cuisine in a lovely upscale environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Still the best Indian in NYC
    halfitalianguy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Was a great fan of Tamarind's 22nd street place. Cozy, more intimate, quiet. Was a bit apprehensive about the Tribeca location, especially after walking in the door--its huge and very, very noisy. Difficult to carry on an intimate conversation. But it has a great bar, and the service and food are every bit as good, which is to say, excellent. The best lamb chop to be had anywhere at any price. Try the 1947 Beer--especially brewed to accompany Indian fare. I don't think you can go wrong here, just wish it was midtown!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Lunch
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The executive Lunch not only offers a varied selection of delicious starters and main courses but offers great value for money. The service is attentive and the decor is tasteful. I can recommend the lamb dishes - they are outstanding. I am certain to return.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Lynn
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We took my 2 younger son to Tamarind for his 22nd birthday. Food is delicious. Everything we ate was excellent and the service was stellar. We had chicken lajawab, a venison dish, a chicken special in ginger and other spices and chicken korma, a chick pea special for my older son's girlfriend who is a pescatarean and a slew of appetizers including cauliflower, shrimp and chickens . Everything was delicious. I do however object to paying $24 to $32 for a cocktail and this ALWAYS turns me off to a restaurant right away. When my average sized martini comes and I'm paying $32 for a shot of vodka and a sprinkle of juice this is just nonsense and makes me annoyed with the management. I realize most restaurants make their money on booze, but...
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely Recommend
    diamondeater
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was excellent. Had a shrimp appetizer, tandoori chicken, Bryoni Chicken and a few other dishes. Service was promote and the owner of the restaurant was actually walking around greeting customers and making sure the food was good and things were as ordered. Very impressed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The very best indian food i've ever tasted,the place and the atenttion really good.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food ok service
    GregoireVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great indian food. can get a little sloopy on the service when its really packed, but super solid food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    heelsandgloss76VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hands down one of my favorite places in NYC. The food is always amazing.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Indian Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Tamarind is always wonderful!! The food is delicious, the service excellent, and a nice happy vibe. Their tandoori chicken and their prawns are so tasty, the chicken tikka masala is yummy, and all of the dishes are prepared perfectly and served to each diner with care. We have been here several times with our family and it is always better than we remember it to be!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No menu needed
    VixpixVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I love spicy food, but am not necessarily up on the names of Indian dishes. Our server, Godfrey, was more than willing to assist. I told him what I wanted, and he directed me perfectly to an outstanding choice that I do not believe was on the menu: prawns vindaloo. My husband had the goat, which was tender and delectable. We ordered steamed basmati rice and bhindi (okra) to accompany our very delightful meal. This was not our first visit to Tamarind, but it was definitely the best. We credit our excellent and affable server for the lovely dining experience. We can't wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Lrd1VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    4th time here and it does not disappoint. Came with a large party for a birthday celebration. Food was prompt and delicious. My only quibble was with one VERY pushy waiter who kept trying to get us to order extra food, despite the fact that we are experienced diners who know what we are doing. Still a lovely evening, so will be back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    uvasa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had great experience. Food was excellent. One word of caution ⚠ don't order the entire meal together. As soon as appetizers are done, dinner is served immediately, to me it says they are rushing you out? That's why 4 stars.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    eilpat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, superb professional service, vibrant neighborhood. Food better than average Indian but not up to standards of other Michelins. Special appetizer was a fried cauliflower that came out so quickly you knew it had been reheated,soggy with overly sweet sauce. Chicken Caldin was the high point well seasoned perfectly cooked. Husband's Special Vegetarian plate ok but nothing memorable. No different than our neighborhood restaurants. They also make great cocktails!
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best way to spend a romantic date
    Tamarind12
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The staff was very pleasant.Waite service was impeccable,always available when needed.
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Have been there a couple of times now and the food and service is always amazing. Like to take my guests there and they are never disappointed by the indian food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • 27th birthday dinner for my son
    Rhodro
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Having lived in Tribeca since 1978, Tamarind was a welcome addition. I was sorry I waited so long to have dinner at a restaurant around the corner from my apartment. Appealing in all regards. Pleasant. Accommodating...
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • What a wow!
    BougivalVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Having lived in London for 12 years, I always thought that Indian restaurants in the US were pants - not so - this must be the best Indian I've eaten in - Ab Fab!!!
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    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make yourself at home
    EVOLVNG
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Avtar makes you feel at home and welcomed. Food is amazing to say the least. Will always go the Tamarind for classic and authentic Indian food.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST INDIAN FOOD IN NYC!
    MamaZ
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is beyond delicious, and it's unlike the standard Indian fare served at most Indian restaurants. The service is extraordinary, the decor is chic and beautiful, the staff is welcoming and friendly, and every bite was more delectable than the next! A perfect meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $25 lunch is worth it
    sammydayeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The lunch pre-fixe is great. By going with a friend, we were able to try almost every lunch entree, and aside from the chewy lamb, all others were great! It was a Michelin Star lunch though. Perhaps the Michelin folks went for a hearty dinner or something.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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