Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge
Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge

Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.utsavny.com/
  • Phone: 212-575-2525x
  • 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
66 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (15)good for groups (14)special occasion (11)scenic view (8)romantic (6)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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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    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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  • 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
    • Food
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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.
  • Good food, lousy service
    DoctorMVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Really great food! Will return again - hopefully soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great indian buffet
    BillVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice location
    Redy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The decor is nice. Its expensive. The food was nicely presented but disappointing.
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  • Utsav is wonderful!
    zebra207
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
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  • Wonderful Dinner!
    Dknight
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but spicy
    OnetimeonlyVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Everyone enjoyed the food except the lady who requested a dish be made mild. They do not do mikd very well.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Indian near Broadway
    Lulubelle91
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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).
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  • Service was terrible
    NYNY
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Server had a cold and was sniffling quite noticeably while serving our food. It completely ruined our dining experience.
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  • Best Indian Restaurant
    Martin
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian Food
    MandDVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok
    wkcal
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
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  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
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  • Delicious!
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 557 reviews are from the Utsav Indian Restaurant & Lounge reviews archive.
  • Good classic Indian food
    Kbrown430VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
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  • Simple setting - good food
    joeddiner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • disappointing service
    zzzzVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
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  • Good All Round
    Hame
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.