Tamarind
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Tamarind

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.tamarindrestaurantsnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126744447
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Raji Jallepalli-Reiss
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room is available for dinner 7 nights a week. Please contact us for details. A room charge will apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Christopher Corda 8886525828
  • Special Events: For groups of 10-18 guests, we offer our private dining room. Call us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park and Broadway
  • Public Transit: 6, N/R trains to 23rd Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Tamarind
Owner Avtar Walia and Executive Chef Raji have come together to open an elegant and modern Indian restaurant with dishes not seen at other Indian restaurants. Children Facilities - No (High Chair or booster seat not available, Strollers must be checked in)
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Tamarind reviews from OpenTable diners
  • My husband and I visited Tamarind
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My husband and I visited Tamarind Christmas Day evening. We were late arriving but they graciously seated us. The food was outstanding, the ambiance lovely, and the service excellent. We have dined here through the years and have never been disappointed.
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  • Amazing
    Amazing
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    This is one of my favorite restaurants! The food and service are always great! We had the cauliflower appetizer, which is drenched in a sweet and spicy sauce that should be paired with everything... it is so good! For my main, i ordered their award-winning halibut. That coconut-curry sauce... yum! Lastly, my mangoo coctail was also amazing! Overall this place was amazing!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Bryan
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The food at this place is amazing, especially the vegetarian entrees. My only complaint is that I felt rushed during my meal. I would've loved to have been able to sit and enjoy my meal more but unfortunately it was more of an in and out experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I am sure that Tamarind has not built it's reputation by accident, but it was sadly lacking during my visit. We arrived on time to be told that our table was being prepared. 10 mins later we were asked if we would like a drink ,shown a list, but no one followed up to take our order. After 20 mins a waiter asked us to follow him to our table, he then veered off to his desk, removed pages off his screen, leaving us alone in the middle of the restaurant , which I thought a little rude. On arriving at our table it still was not ready and a water was summoned to clear it and lay fresh linen. We both ordered a starter but only 1 arrived, the food was decidedly average, my chicken too salty, my wife's lamb fatty Not an enjoyable time
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  • India takes a bite of the big apple
    TJ22
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My Wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Tamarind. The food was excellent, but the service made the night special. Attention was given to every detail as the staff worked extremely hard to make sure your needs were attended to. We made the staff work hard with special requests to split entrees so we could try several and work in several courses. They adapted quickly and kept the timing of course presentation perfect. On a cold night in New York City, no better spot to get warmed up with some excellent Indian food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet catch up over elegant lunch
    CareerGirl
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Bright cozy delicious flavors- quiet enough to speak and catch up with a business friend. Perfectly elegant, always a winner.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    MaurVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    We were a group of seven. From the minute we entered Tamarind to the time we left the entire experience was delightful. The staff went out of their way to explain the menu and to give us suggestions. We were a group of seasoned Indian food lovers to some never haven't eaten Indian food. All the food was absolutely delicious (especially the cauliflower appetizer) Everyone was truly impressed with the evening. Definitely on our list of restaurants to return to again and again.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Indian Food to a New Height
    timeflies1
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Restaurant decor is lovely without being ostentatious. We were seated promptly. Any restaurant that has a open kitchen has a certain sense of bravado and it works. We shared a bhel puri to start which was a incredible combination of tastes and textures. My date had lobster masala and I had chicken with red sauce. Both were well prepared and presented. If you like your Nan sweet then I highly recommend the fruit stuffed version. Have to say it really doesn't get any better than this
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Indian Cuisine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Our lunch on Sunday was terrific and a very good price point. All the appetizers and entrees were terrific. The chef is very open to special requests. My current favorite Indian restaurant in the world!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great indian food
    Omar
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Loved the place! The food was excellent, service good and fast. Overall a brilliamt experience!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best indian restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I have been to top indian retaurants around the world and Tamararind is one of them. Definitely I'll come back next time Im in NYC.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great...
    LisaEC
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The people at Tamarind were nice enough. They helped us with several changes to our party size. However, the food was not too thrilling. The portions were tiny! We ordered a goat dish that was almost all bones. The chicken dish with curry was tasty but really tiny! Tiny portions can be ok, but not at these prices. This restaurant veers away from traditional Indian, but it is not clear where they are trying to go with the food. This is not a place I would recommend.
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  • Posh and Yummy
    MuseumFoodie
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The service was hospitable and gracious. The food was exceptional as well! Definitely recommend getting an early seating to choose seating as you come in. A recommended neighborhood gem in the Flatiron.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    MarathonLaura
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We went there for Thanksgiving and had a delicious, non-traditional meal. There were plenty of non-meat entrees for my vegetarian husband and I. They were all incredibly flavorful. There was a woman next to us whose taste buds didn't even agree with the mildly-spiced dish, and the kitchen made her something even milder (blander?!). Overall, two thumbs up! They also have delicious cocktails!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty, Upscale Indian cuisine
    paulinanycVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Hip Decor, upscale and fairly authentic, you will find many familiar Indian dishes here. Kitchen open to the dining so you can watch the chefs at work. The food was good, the decor was sleek, upscale and modern. When I asked for my vindaloo VERY hot, they complied. That is always my true test ! I would recommend this as a good, somewhat commercialized, 'adapted' Indian fare. A restaurant that even someone that doesn't necessarily eat Indian food will enjoy.
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    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    nycpenman
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    I chose the restaurant based on its reputation as perhaps the best Indian dining experience in New York and was gravely disappointed. The service was slow and indifferent and the food largely tasteless. We both chose seafood and found nothing to recommend. The scallop starter was watery and the sauce nondescript; the crab starter was overpowered by a spicy tomato sauce that I would expect to find in a cheap Italian restaurant. The coconut sauce accompanying the shrimp entree was gelatinous and underwhelming. I do not like to be negative, and would have preferred to have been able to write a glowing review, but in my opinion the restaurant nowhere near lives up to its hype and is definitely not value for money. I will not return.
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  • super enjoyable
    LeeRo
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    I dine here occasionally and always enjoy the meal. This time was no exception. I brought a group of clients and colleagues for dinner. We did the tasting menu which gave evryone the opportunity to sample different menu items. Everything was delicious and the portions were perfect. We had delicious wine from a varied selection. It even included some of my favorite dishes from past visits. Great service from the moment we walked in the door until we left. I will keep coming back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Tamarind is our favorite restaurant in NYC. Food is as good as any we've eaten in India, beautifully spiced and fragrant.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tamarind has been a consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Tamarind has been a consistent superb dining experience for over a decade. Simply put-these folks just know how to run a restaurant and have perfected their ability to create a wonderful experience. The lamb chops, lobster masala, tandoori shrimp and cauliflower appetizer are must haves! Highly recommend those that have not had the experience to book a rezzie!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The standard for Indian food
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Tamarind should be the standard for Indian food. Not outstanding, but very good and very satisfying. Dishes are flavorful and adequately sized. I recommend coming with a large group to try out a lot of dishes. Smaller parties can have some trouble finding a reasonably priced meal that samples several different dishes.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday spot
    isa1023
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I took my friend for her 30th Birthday celebration and it was perfect. The service was really remarkable! The food was delicious although a little pricey but for the ambiance and service it was worth it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    CondesaVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Tamarind is a lovely Indian restaurant with delicious food! Every dish we ordered had unique flavors, we had 2 kinds of delicious nan bread, a halibut dish, mixed grill and okra, wonderful. The servers helped us share the dishes by serving each of us a bit of each dish, leaving the platters for us share more. We will definitely be back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beats My Highest Expectation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    This was our second visit and we were even more impressed than the first time. We found food scrumptious! The service we felt was gracious and correct. The ambiance we found tasteful. All in all, we were totally satisfied.
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    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, romantic
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  • Authentic Indian dishes, fresh
    Durga
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Authentic Indian dishes, fresh ingredients and superb service make this a special restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Northern Indian Fare
    Nata
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    They offer excellent Northern Indian fare, in an understated but attractive environment.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spices!
    BensReviewsVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We've been there before - we'll be back again. It was Friday night and they were packed. I was very happy that once we got in the door they sat us right away - and did a very good job at honoring the reservation. A lot of food. Don't over order - you can't finish everything. I suggest 2 appetizers and then split an entree along with naan. Did I mention it was delicious!
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  • Very disappointed. Somewhat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Very disappointed. Somewhat better quality than a random Brick Lane curry house, but less flavour and balance than some local take-away places I know in London. One of our starters made us hopeful for interesting and delicious Indian. Sadly the mains were disappointingly lack lustre - missing something to make them bright and exciting. Service wise it's trying (maybe too hard) for high end Indian - but it's no Cinnamon Club.
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  • Loved the food!
    moodforfood
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    A lot of Indian places in Manhattan translate to eating "Asian-fusion" or Indian muddled with Thai, Chinese and American food. This place serves pure, unadulterated Indian food spiced perfectly.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian in NYC
    alvinmc67VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    I have eaten here may times and have never been disappointed. My taste leans toward hot and spicy. Dishes such as the Lamb Vindaloo meet that criteria. On the other hand, my wifr prefers milder dishes, and those are also available. The service is attentive. The atmosphere is average to above average. The decor is pleasing, but as in many NYC restaurants the tables are close together. In my opinion, this is the best Indian restaurant in NYC
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  • Overpriced
    apjjohnson1
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    The food was pretty good, just not worth the price tag. I've had better Indian food for much cheaper. The waiter was also way more focused on recommending the most expensive things on the menu and recommending way more food for us than we ended up eating just to jack up the bill. A major pet peeve of mine and why I gave them 2 stars for service.
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  • Great Indian Food
    skiinyfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Went here with one of my best friends. We started with the chili crab which was very interesting. Spicy but did not taste like crab at. We shared the tandoori fish and it was excellent. The bread they gave us to start was also excellent. Everything was very light and not heavy like your typical indian food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Excellent North Indian food-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Excellent North Indian food- went with guests from Delhi who thought it as good as in India.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nosiy, staff busy, delicious food
    worldtourist
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Very noisy place, we could not enjoy a peaceful lovely dinner as a family and were bothered by an extensive noise level. Some of the staff were rude and inattentive. The food was pricy but delicious
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My First Time!
    PMAC
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This was my first experience with Indian cuisine! I was a little apprehensive and not sure what to expect. WOW is all I can say. The meal was delicious and I loved all the flavors in my entree. I will go back!
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Kelluvtoeat
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    This is a fantastic place to eat. Get the mixed grill.
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  • If only the service were better!
    NYCAngelsVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The food, OH the food was delicious. We started with a double order of some kind of cauliflower appetizer that I could have just kept ordering for my entire meal. We had a booth on the side, which was perfect for a group of five of us, but would have held up to probably eight people well. That was a great touch. They make it very hard to avoid dairy:( What we were able to get, though, was wonderful. One extra order of channa pindi, however, took so long to get to us that we had all been done eating for ten minutes already and were past wanting to even get dessert when it arrived. We were largely neglected by the servers and had to get up to literally grab someone numerous times throughout the evening, very disappointing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    ShawnVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    You can never go wrong here, they are consistent in quality, the service is oustanding and its great value. Clearly one of the best Indian restaurants in NYC.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very mild indian
    tripgoat
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    All the 11 dishes we tried were tasty but extremely mild in flavor.
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  • disappointed
    dyner
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    The prices mean this restaurant is a million miles from cheap Indian eateries of 6th street. Yet, the service was so confused they could barely get an order of papadum on the table. An entree of lamb was tough though the sauce was savory. Even the tandoori wasn't special. It's my third time here and third time thinking how do they survive offering very basic food at very special prices.
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  • Service was poor
    PDRG
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    We went to Tamarind for a team lunch and the waiter was extremely rude. He was very snappy to answer questions - and just had no interest in answering any questions. He did not explain the specials much and rolled his eyes when someone asked him for clarification.
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