Finest Indian restaurantDining is memorable at Tamarind. The service was superb--we were waited on with care and attention but without being smothered. The food was delicious, simply but elegantly presented. Best Indian culinary experience.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Indian Food in TownGreat, as always!! Love that Lamb Shank. Lightest Pooris ever!! Fantastic, friendly, attentive service. Very highly recommended!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingGreat, quality food - awesome service. Very attentive manager who made it a point to introduce himself immediately upon arrival and also checked up on us during the meal. The fish( Salmon) was excellent and came with this gorgeous tomato cream sauce. The jumbo prawns were great too. An "A+" from my mother after this Mother's day lunch with a very picky and specific Mom( who herself is the ultimate chef) says it all. Pistachio kulfi was creamy and delicious. definitely be back as the rest of the menu looked really, really good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTamarind is a terrific, maybeTamarind is a terrific, maybe a great, restaurant. The food is indeed outstanding. We were in India recently, and the food at Tamarind is not authentic home cooking, but it's like what one gets in an array (and India DOES have an array) of restaurants, hotels, and so forth--so for us, it had a fine flash-back-to-India quality. Also: it is a restaurant with excellent vibes. We and everyone seem to be having a good time. People talk to each other. One sees (in our case, sits next to) celebrities sometimes. The service is attentive but not rushed. Everything good is to be said about Tamarind...5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding as alwaysThis is probably one of "the best" indian cuisine restaurants in New York.
The owner is there every evening greeting patrons and overseeing the operation. The food quality is consistent and flavours are outstanding. The service is exceptional and alwsys with a smile. A place not to be missed whether you are a local or visiting from out of town.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful as alwaysTamarind is consistently good. This was the first time at this location on E.22 and it did not disappoint.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great service.Great food. Great service. Great cocktails. A gem.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Lamb chops fromGood food. Lamb chops from the Tandori were outstanding!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Indian food in NYTop class Indian restaurant- great food and best naan I've ever tasted! Great ambiance and excellent service. Would highly recommend to all Indian food lovers visiting the city.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been dinning at TamarindI have been dinning at Tamarind for years now, and the food and service there is always consistent and fabulous.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen you arrive at Tamarind,When you arrive at Tamarind, you are greeted as though you are the only customer! The service is superb! The food is out of this world! I would recommend anyone to go to this world class restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Indian food inOutstanding Indian food in a quiet, elegant setting. The service is impeccable.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe we here, for the firstWe we here, for the first time, with out of town guests who like us to choose a different restaurant, each time they come to NYC. We were given a side booth, which was wonderful and made you feel as if you had a private spot. We started with drinks at the bar and chose two of the house drinks. They were so good - never had a mango martini before. The menu choices were interesting and delicious. Everyone had something different and we all like our dinner. We had a very nice time and never felt rushed. Our waiter was very nice and considerate. Food was delicious and everyone enjoyed their meal.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, excellent service.Excellent, excellent service. One of our party needed dairy-free food, and our server was extremely knowledgeable, knew what to recommend and went out of her way to accommodate us.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite NY restaurantsOne of my favorite NY restaurants - food, decor/ambience and service are impeccable! And the special lunch menu is a great deal. However, people who do not like spicy food would probably not enjoy it - some of the dishes are quite hot.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food! Great choicesExcellent Food! Great choices and some very creative non-traditional Indian dishes. Really enjoyed the cauliflower appetizer and would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting NYC. Not your traditional Indian Food Fare but very creative and very tasty dishes.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Indian RestaurantLobster had too much salt in it. When we brought it to our servers's attention, he told us that we might still get charged for it. We just wanted our sin to have something good to eat, so we told him its fine. And while we waited for our new order of tandori chicken to arrive. We found the owner (Mr Avatar Singh) staring at us. That was a bit spooky.
otherwise food was awesome and service was great. Wait staff was knowledgeable about the Indian food. Dessert selection was great. Loved the Gajarela and Mango kulfi.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTamarind never disappoints.Tamarind never disappoints. It's not cheap, particularly when you add a couple of bottles of wine, but they really take care of you. Warm atmosphere, very attentive staff, outstanding food, and always a good experience.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time here!We had a wonderful time here! Great restaurant for meeting with friends and chatting. Intimate, comfortable setting. Fantastic food.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTamarind's never disappoints.Tamarind's never disappoints. Food is absolutely delicious and exquisitely prepared. I love working my way through the menu.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCouple from NorwayGreat upscale Indian food, good coctails and friendly service. Value for money!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, fair price! My favourite Indian restaurant in NYC.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Indian Restaurant in TownThis is the best Indian restaurant in town. Everything is flawless. Service is perfectly attentive without intrusion. Food is wonderful (try the lamb shank, interesting and delicious!!!). I can't recommend it enough. Great place, period!!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Indian in NYC...My Favorite Indian restaurant in NYC. I'm not enough of an expert to know if it's authentic, but it tastes amazing, so who cares. These are my favorites:
Appetizer: Vegetable Samosa
Main: Chicken Tikka Masala
All the nan are delicious too.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNot your neighborhood take-awayTamarind is high end Indian fare. This is not your neighborhood take out place, it has a real tandoor oven producing a juicy mixed grill and perfectly baked naan bread. The lamb in the rogan josh melted in your mouth - no overcooking here!
So that was the food, the service is what takes the experience over the top. Upon arrival, warm towels are brought to the table to clean your hands. Water is presented and refilled. Service is done with the diners in mind (i.e. no reaching over people, served from the left side at an angle as to not disturb you). When your curry and rice is brought to the table, the wait staff portions some out onto your plate for you. After dining another warm towel and on to desert...3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!!!We had a large group and were there for a bday. We had a blast. Great food
Great service. Overall a wonderful dining experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated at a beautifulWe were seated at a beautiful booth away the energetic diners! We ended up staying over 3 hours because not only was the food beautifully presented with a wide variety of exquisite flavors ranging from light;y spiced to super spicy, but also the service was impeccable without being intrusive. Several times we asked if they needed our table and they graciously responded, "no rush, enjoy!"
The chili shrimp appetizer is divine. When people say they don't like Indian food, they have obviously never been to Tamarind!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Inidan in NYCGreat food and its consistent too, what more could you ask for?3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Indian food in NYCThe food was great along with the service. The price is a bit step. Grilled lamb chops are a must.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been fans since thisWe've been fans since this wonderful restaurant opened. It just keeps getting better and every time we think we'll try Indian a little closer to home, it's never as satisfying. Well worth the trip down Park Avenue from the UES!!!2/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Indian food in NYCBest Indian food anywhere in the USA or Europe. I have lived in London, New York, Hong Kong and traveled to 55 countries, so I know good Indian food. This is the best with the most incredible atmosphere. Don't think typical Indian food restaurant. Think casual elegance with lots of soft white.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, as usual! ServiceWonderful, as usual! Service is gracious and unobtrusive. Food is fantastic. Had the cauliflower special as an appetizer. It was ample enough for two and delicious. The sea bass entree special was out of this world--delicately seasoned and scrumptious. Consistently great and, to my mind, the best Indian food in the city.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Indian cuisine,Delicious Indian cuisine, fresh and complex without being too heavy. Attentive service as well. The only slight problem is that the noise level is a bit high.12/8/2012 12:00:00 AMTamarind offers refined IndianTamarind offers refined Indian food in a lovely atmosphere. The lunch menu is terrific, with a well rounded choice of courses, at $25 a real deal. The halibut appetizer was like a crab cake and very tasty. The saag was delicious, and different from your usual green. Really nice place to talk to a friend.11/19/2012 12:00:00 AM