Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge
Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge

Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.utsavny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 575-2525
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Lunch: Daily: 12:00 - 3:00pm; Dinner 5.30-10.30 pm, Fri & Sat till 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Utsav caters events for up to 500 guests. Please call Ramesh Soni to discuss.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 46th St., b/w 6th & 7th Aves.
  • Public Transit: F,B,V,and D to Rockefeller center;
    N,R to 42nd St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking for $25 available at Icon Park on 47th street between 6th & 7th avenues

A word from Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge
One of 19 locations worldwide, Utsav is a 2-storey restaurant in the heart of Times Square. There is a cozy lounge on the lower level with outdoor seating available in the summer. The upstairs main dining room is beautiful and spacious overlooking an open air plaza through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The flooring is a warm cherry and the ceiling is adorned with silk drapes giving the restaurant a romantic ambience. The main dining room can accommodate upto 200 guests. There are booths along the windows overlooking 46th and 47th streets.
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Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (32)neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (25)great for lunch (19)special occasion (16)romantic (13)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Atmospheric
    sunnyVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    It feels as though you are entering a private Indian home. There are small tables and comfortable booths. The service is personal and prompt. The staff offers suggestions and is sensitive to dietary constraints and the food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine selection of Indian buffet
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We went to Utsav on a very cold day, and it felt warm and inviting to us coming in from the wind and chill. We were well taken care of, and were quite pleased with the delicious buffet at lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a good theater district choice
    salemwitchVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    they do a good job of respecting theater times, and the food is quite good--better than the last time we were here a couple of years ago. try to get a seat near a window, in one of the booths; much more pleasant than sitting out in the middle, where the din can get oppressive. if you want a good indian dinner with proximity to the theater district, this is a good choice. (i esply reco the crab cakes!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually better
    mong10VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I usually go to Utsav for lunch and love it, and have been there occasionally for dinner as well. The other night I thought the service was not as good as usual and the food was definitely not as good--with the exception of the naan, mango mousse and carrot halwa which were as excellent as they always are.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I would not use his restaurant again. The service was poor and the food was an imaginative and overpriced and family not particularly flavorful for an Indian restaurant. I any chose it because they were going to see Indian inkat the theater close by so I thought it was a pleasant way to begin the theater evening. There are too many good restaurants in that area to suffer a bad one
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loredo
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food was good and promptly served, however drinks, whether water, beer or their own house cocktail seemed to take much, much longer than expected, frustratingly so. Perhaps because the bar is downstairs. A convenient midtown location, as most of the better Indians are much further east, so would recommend it for that, but I am more likely to walk the extra blocks next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • michael
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good but not great- service took longer than necessary
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not-good situation made better
    BookieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were a group of 6, 4 of whom had a 7:30 curtain (next door, luckily). When seated at 5:30, we mentioned this to the host. No problem, we were told. But it *was* a problem, as service was a bit slow to start and then we had a half-hour wait between apps and mains. We had to rush with our mains and had no time for the dessert that came on the prix fixe. A shame, as the food was all quite good, well prepared and tasty (if perhaps a bit tame for our taste). Management made it up to us somewhat--we returned after the show for dessert and complimentary beverages. Still, we were unhappy with the glitch. Delicious food, though, and we might return when not under time pressure. (Other tables did not seem to have the slow service.)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-show dinner
    John
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Cocktail menu is interesting. Nice variations on the classics. Prix fixed three course dinner was perfect. We shared the entrees, one with lamb and one with fish. Sauces were well spiced but not overpowering. Traditional Indian ice cream was nice finish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere before theater
    Beverly
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The atmosphere was perfect (pretty room) and the service very attentive. It was a convenient pre-theater location for Town Hall. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • special engagement
    queencityconcierge
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My girlfriend and I love Indian food, so I searched for a place to help make our new engagement an amazing celebration! UtSav went out of their way to make us feel special! The food and experience left a lasting impression! Whenever we go back to NYC we will definitely stop by UtSav NYC!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roundabout followed by Utsav...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    ...perfect together. We were planning to see India Ink and decided a quiet meal of Indian food would be the perfect companion. The fact that Utsav is right next door was the initial draw but the ambiance and food made this a great decision. We were a group of 5 people so we got several appetizers for the table. We did the same wit the entrees. Everything was delicious. The service has a nice leisurely timing, which was very much appreciated as we wanted to savor the flavors while discussing the play. Highly recommended, especially in conjunction with a show at the Roundabout.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, slow service
    RPDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Good food and good value pre-show prix fixe menu, but slow service means allow more than an hour for dinner, even if the restaurant is not full.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our food was quite good, but the service was awful. It took forever before we could even get a waiter to take our order. Having done so, we waited quite a long time to get our drinks and then quite a long after that to get our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre Indian
    Mmmm
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We stopped in for a quick prix-fixe dinner before an early (7 PM) curtain showing of Cabaret. The food was good, and the staff did a terrific job of accommodating our tight timetable without making us feel any more rushed than we already felt, even packing up our desserts to go because we didn't have enough time to eat them there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Indian Food!
    Delphi
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Utsav is not to be missed! We visit this restaurant every single time we come to New York City (from DC), and always have numbered dining there among the high points of our trip. Every single dish is excellent, and the service has been perfect every time. Among our favorite dishes are the following: appetizers -- lasuni gobhi, vegetable samosas; soup -- butternut squash soup; main dishes -- rogan josh, lamb kohlapuri, lamb vindaloo, aloo gobhi, baghera baigan; bread -- peshawari naan; desserts -- malai kulfi, gulab jamun, gaajar ka halwa. A pre-show prix-fixe menu also is available, and the choices there are excellent. The prices are exceptionally reasonable for a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. Do not miss dining at Utsav!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mild?
    Foodyeh
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Ordered a dish to be spiced mildly. It took my stomach two days to recover from this dish of spinach and chicken. Four people received only one small bowl of rice. Water glasses were not refilled.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, but it took too long
    LVdiner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went at 5:30, as they opened, so that we would be able to make it to our show on time. Just barely made it because our entrees were slow in coming ...and so was the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a gem
    sam123
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My husband, friends and I always eat here when we attend theater in the area. It is our favorite Indian restaurant. The service could not be more cordial . Once when our food was a little slow in arriving they asked us to please return after dinner for desert on them. The place is lovely to look at, their location on the 2nd floor affords a nice view of the street. We are great fans of Indian food and this is our favorite Indian restaurant .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    great location for the theatre. Prompt service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Buffet
    JudithVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food offerings on the reasonably priced buffet are great and constantly being refreshed. The restaurant is very pretty and the service attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Indian food in nice setting
    johalfnote
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food here is traditional Indian style food done very well. Near the theatre district and great for a pre-theatre dinner. Quiet and pleasant ambiance. The restaurant is up on the 2nd floor, which is over a walkway, so there are windows overlooking the walkway on two sides, which makes for a nice view. One of our favourites to return to when we're visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for theater
    Gourmet
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    good pre-theater venue - and good pre-theater menu. Service was slow and confused though - there was a ton of staff so that was unexpected and unnecessary.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for romantic evenings
    amazon
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Went there for my birthday and we were group of 4. It was a perfect evening and indeed a memorable one. The service was good, the server even sang a happy birthday song for me :D and other people helped clicking photos. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent there and we plan to visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting better
    Captiv8d
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Recent return visit to Utsav was pleasant surprise. Quality and presentation of meals for four long term fans were both above recent experience. Our dinner choices were eclectic and both the veg and non-veg diners were delighted. As dining room grows crowded near time when diners are leaving for neighborhood theaters the otherwise attentive service falls off. But this did not diminish overall satisfaction with evening. A return to their prior levels of very good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Indian Food
    theaterloverVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My husband and I had a delicious meal at Utsav before seeing "indian Ink" at the theater next door. It was a wonderful choice. The service was perfect and very thoughtful. We particularly enjoyed the butter squash soup -- a nice treat for a gloomy fall evening. It also was nice to dine in a city restaurant that was spacious with nice views to the street from the second floor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    foodhappyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Came here for the first time for a group business lunch and very much enjoyed our time there. The service was really amazing. Food was so yummy. We opted for the buffet lunch and the food was delish. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place to be
    DoctorK
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    It is nice place overall - and the stuffs are very courteous. Food is although average North Indian. Those who has above average tests for ethnic foods will find the dishes common. A bit on the spicy-side. Appetizers are better compared to the main dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely
    cinemaforever
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    very attentive staff, delicious food, no loud music, a lovely dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were seated for 5 minutes, and only after asking the waiter did we get the menu. The food was specifically said to be made mild spicy, but it turned out to be very spicy for our buds. Overall just poor service and food!
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  • Lobe this place
    jordon50VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great pre=thetare prox-fixe, but ala carte really varied
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good Indian basics near time sq
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I enjoyed a filling dinner with enough take away for lunch the following day. I enjoy fish and the salmon was made spicy and the veggies were great. They will fulfill all your requests even if not on the menu. Decent wine and beer menu too. A nice crowd on a weeknight - not cheap but tasty. Its a more formal ambiance than basic. Friendly and anticipatory staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Midtown Indian food
    GFMikeVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Utsav has a very wide selection of Indian dishes and the quality is outstanding. Very good options for vegetarians and gluten-free people. Highly recommend the Navratan Korma and Saffron Basmati rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Utsav
    Lion26KingVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was my third visit to Utsav and my guest's first Indian restaurant experience. Utsav passed with flying colors again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, Unfriendly servers
    Rene
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is very good, don't expect a smile or friendly word from the waiters. They are realy not friendly
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  • Decent for quick lunch buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Lunch buffet was pretty good but not great. Also, desserts were limited for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Spot
    brooklyn55
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My group gets together whenever we can to dine at Utsav. The appetizers, entrees and desserts are all delicious, especially the Kulfi ice cream and carrot pudding! Friendly, helpful staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manager: address service issues!
    CordyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This could be such a successful restaurant. I have eaten here several times. The food and the location are fantastic. A number of reviewers have mentioned service issues. The staff needs to be trained. Measures need to be put into place on how quickly guests are approached when they enter, how long it takes to get a cocktail, how the staff interacts with the customer, including service-oriented behaviors and attitudes. Staff needs to listen carefully to what the customer says and check they heard correctly. There's no proactive engagement or sense of feeling special. As a return customer, I feel like I'm being "processed" through dinner--I'm not having an "experience." I don't think I'll return.
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  • Indifferent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was alright, but the service was very inattentive and disorganized. It wasn't just that it took a while for our food to come, although it did. It was that we did not seem to have any server assigned to our table, or, if we did, that person did not make himself or herself known to be that person. Someone came by and asked if we wanted to order food. As we started to say no, he walked away, and we had to quickly ask if we could please order our drinks. That person took our drink orders begrudgingly. Water glasses remained unfilled for quite a while. The plate that was put down in front of me was not solidly on the table. The list goes on. It was as though no one had ever trained the wait staff and no one was managing them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ctgourmandVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    While the food at Utsav is generally very good, whenever we go we have issues with the service because on several separate occasions we have requested the lights be turned up or that menus be given to us and it takes multiple requests to get this accomplished. The service is just not up to par with the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.