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Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge
Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge
  • Address:
    1185 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • 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 5.30-11 pm, Fri & Sat till 11.30 pm
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We were on a very tight timeline because we had a 7:30 curtain at the Laura Pels Theatre next door. I mentioned that in my reservation and again when my friend arrived at 6:30. Despite that, we had to practically stand on our heads to get service to our table. And the restaurant was not full at all. Food was fine, but our anxiety about getting to the theatre on time really spoiled the experience. We've been here many times but were never on such a time crunch. We made it to the theatre in time, but our experience was very disappointing at the restaurant. I will definitely not return if I have time challenges like this."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Really great food! Will return again - hopefully soon!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Too crowded and service cleaning the tables was less than stellar. Also a bit expensive at 20.95 for a lunch buffet."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The decor is nice. Its expensive. The food was nicely presented but disappointing."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I used to work in the vicinity (Rockefeller Center area) many years ago and always wanted to go to Utsav but somehow never got the chance. I finally made it there this week (24 July 2014). I am so sorry I never got there earlier -- the place is fabulous! From the minute I walked in (beautiful environment) until the time I left, I and my party of 3 were attended to by very friendly staff. The food -- all of it -- was delicious. We all sampled each others' dishes, and there was not one item I could honestly say I didn't like or I could complain about. I will be sure not to let so much time go by before I return here. Thank you all very much for a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We were just there for dinner and had a great experience. The service was good, the only thing is I found there were alot of people around and everyone bringing you a different course. When we needed something no one was coming over. The food was delicious and plentiful. It was a nice quiet restaurant, bring a Monday that was expected. Overall we had a great dinner."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed the food except the lady who requested a dish be made mild. They do not do mikd very well."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • " It is in a very good location off 6th Avenue at 46th st. very near most of the Broadway theaters. The service was lacking, but the food was very very good. It was quiet.....not particularly pretty, but not ugly..... Quite good....(and quick)."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Server had a cold and was sniffling quite noticeably while serving our food. It completely ruined our dining experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We enjoy Indian food and thought this was the very best Indian restaurant we have been to with an elegant ambiance,pleasant and efficient service close to our theater."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant pre-theatre and totally loved it. The staff was friendly and courteous, and obviously aimed to please. The service was excellent as was the food. Would highly recommend as both a great theatre district/midtown restaurant and one for lovers of fine Indian food."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wanted Indian for lunch but was hoping for more upscale. When we were seated at the table I asked about a menu but was told they had a buffet. Later I saw others were ordering off a menu and was disappointed as I am not a fan of the buffet setting. If you want a nice place for lunch I would not recommend. Buffet price for NYC was reasonable so if you want an Indian buffet for lunch at a reasonable price and ok food then this is just fine."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Wonderful food and a good view for people-watching. Service is good, prices are very reasonable, menu is diverse and the food is oh, so good."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The most perfectly cooked tandoori chicken I have ever had- so good! Every other dish had perfect and lovely flavors. Window seats are a fun view and the service was very friendly. I just moved to the neighborhood and this will be my "go to" Indian food!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We tried Utsav for a pre-theater meal because of its proximity to our show. The food was very good, service was prompt and the prices were reasonable. We had the Prix Fix meal which offered a reasonable variety of classic Indian dishes, but the menu was much more extensive and comprehensive. Would definitely go back for another meal and sample a wider variety when we have more time."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I attended a buffet lunch at Utsav and was very happy with the choice. The setting was very simple, in fact, quite utilitarian, but the food was excellent. There was an abundant supply of choices and each was fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have been going to Utsav for 10 years. I love the lunch full of surprises. The waiters are so cheerful and subservient. The waiters were too eager to clear off our table. That was annoying. The view of the garden below is attractive. The food has unusual and exciting flavors which are not found anywhere else. The good sign was that there are Indian immigrants and tourists there which indicates authentic food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Fantastic service is always part of the experience at upscale Indian restaurants in Midtown. But this did not measure up to standards. They didn't pour our wine, one dish was forgotten and had to be asked for, and in general there was not that feeling like someone was paying attention to you at all times. Started with a pair of very nice vegetarian appetizers. But some of the main dishes didn't quite measure up to their descriptions on the menu. Relaxing atmosphere with a nice view. Overall a nice experience but there are better in Manhattan."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My second time eating here. My dinner partner and I were politely greeted and promptly seated in a comfortable booth with a pleasant street view. The decor is elegant and understated with attractive lamps and attractive colors. Service was excellent and efficient. The food was reasonably priced and there is a great pre-theater prix-fixe which is a good deal, providing good options. The pokhara chaat was excellent and my dinner partner enjoyed the crab cake - with recognizable crab and a delectable sauce. The lamb roganjosh and lamb dhansak were delectable. Spiced to my taste, my dinner partner could have taken more heat. A side of chickpeas was great. The mango mousse and the keer (rice pudding) rounded out the meal nicely."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant. Probably the best Indian food we have had. Wish they were located in Westchester. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The restaurant was lovely - very proper service - the food was good - it was a pleasurable experience. Our dinner guest was Indian and he gave it two thumbs up."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "They will judge base if you are black white or indian. The food was okay but the service was terrible especially the one guy ugh I DONT like him I will NEVER go back because the guy was rude. I have money and I you get what you earn. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Classic Indian buffet lunch with abundant offerings. Not the typical, American/Indian food, more classic Indian food. Not too spicy though so definitely down-played for the American palate. No rush to leave the table despite the buffet aspect and definitely a favorite with locals as there were many full tables and a number of large parties. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We go 1 or 2 times a year pre theatre Prix fixe pre theatre menu. Best Indian food on this continent. Very good service Comfortable seating and lots of menu choices."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The good: Tasty Indian food. A good brisk crowd, but not so overwhelming that you can't get a reservation same-evening. Innovative food as well as the classics. The food was brought quickly. This is a terrific find within a block of Times Square - it's hard to beat the value for the money within this area. The bad: We waited 40 minutes for the check, and even then had to ask for it. On one hand, it was nice not to be rushed, but on the other, it was challenging to get out when we wanted to leave!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was such a pleasant surprise! When we arrived it was empty, so I was very skeptical! We were seated and given a lovely amuse bouche of a fried spinach fritter. We went with the prix fixe and all ordered different things. I had baigan burkta, my husband, the rogan gosh, and our friend, the tikka masala. Each was excellent. By the time the dessert came, the place was packed. This was a great find tucked between two office towers overlooking 46th and 47th streets and should not be missed. Well situated for a pre-theatre dinner without the rushed feeling. We will go back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very nice experience of dining at Utsav!! Will go again, if i am in that area..:-)"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Good food, good service and good Ambience. Overall a good experience. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent and service was good. I will definitely put this on my list of regular lunch spots. Good options for vegans as well."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Utsav and had a great meal. The service was excellent and the head waiter helped my wife pick out the best level of spiciness for her Murg Angarey. The chicken Tikka Masala was yummy, too"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food and service were both very good. The location is near many theaters. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Being from the UK, I love Indian food. Having lived in NY for 3 years it is great to find a place that serves amazing Indian food. The prices are reasonable and the service is great. This was my second visit to Utsav and it was just as good as the first. It will definitely be my go to Indian Restaurant in NYC. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Utsav is terrific: elegant, classy spacious restaurant with excellent, tasty and creative food!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I was expecting a great meal based on reviews I read. So I was disappointed in the very mediocre Indian food. Yes it was a lunch buffet, but I've had way, way better both in India and in other restaurants in the states. Tandoori chicken tasted like it had fake lemon juice on it. Chana masala was poor. Other dishes were very mediocre. You shouldn't have a bad meal in NYC so I wouldn't go back or recommend. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We love Indian food, and ate here several years ago. We did not return because the food was bland and overpriced. That has not changed. Will not take a chance on returning."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Chicken 65 entree was super spicy left mouth burning and it's one of my favorite dishes it also wasnt very crispy at all. Was served very fast and then had a massive wait do main. Chicken tikkka even more disappointing, completely lacked and spice and was just some bit of chicken and a sauce that felt like came from a jar and had been sitting on awarmer for 15 mins not cooked fresh."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "You can have 2 plates and share with your partner, tasting 2 different options! Love it! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "the buffet is outstanding and at $20 dollars all you can eat it is really cheap for the amount and quality of food that you get."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I come here often. By NY standards the food is very good. By international standards, just good. They tend to serve "safe" food in their lunch buffet which makes commercial sense but is very bland."
    Dined on 4/10/2014