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1 Darbar

4.3
502 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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Reviewers and patrons consistently give high marks to this cozy, bi-level restaurant & lounge. Highly Zagat rated, 1 Darbar is a superb choice for Indian food with great ambiance and service. A lavish $10.95 lunch buffet with new and delicious dishes served everyday. Dinner from $10 and up. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm-10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 681-4500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Apu Gomez
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Catering
We cater for all functions; birthdays, graduations, sweet sixteen, engagement, wedding etc. of any size
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 3rd & Lexington
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Parking details
There is a parking garage just opposite us and street parking is also available
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Public transit
Grand Central
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Darbar can accommodate all your special event needs.

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Sat 6:30PM - 9:00PM

What 502 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSimon (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Warm welcome, friendly staff and very good food

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was ok. I’ve had better crab cakes. The lamb curry was a bit bland. Portions are small. The staff could be more attentive. I had to ask to have my glass refilled with water. Overall a pleasant experience but I do think it could have been better.

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vipsrk49 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Only reason not giving 5 stars is plain boring decor
Sat upstairs in a long narrow room. Large party with buffet was just leaving and food remained way too long. Server cleaning up was popping food into his mouth. Gross
Manager was friendly as was server when he finally came over to us
Had to wait too long to even have water poured for us. Got my wine pronto though!
Here’s the good news
The food!
The pappadam was really good
The vegetable dishes were delicious
Would like to see more vegetables in the korma sauce
I’ll go back because the food was so delicious

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vipGiraffey (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful experience so happy to always be greeted by chris. Never had a bad meal here and so reasonable. I had reservations at 5:00 and was suppose to get 1,000 points but got a 100.
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mags4357 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

This was my first time at Dabar and it was great. Food was well spiced and tasty. The noise was high that night , but is was outside and was a jackhammer and not the fault of Dabar.

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Birthday (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our family of four went here for a late dinner on the occasion of our daughter's birthday. We ordered four different items and shared bites with each other, and all of the plates were delicious. It is fine Indian cuisine but not too pricey. Our daughter is a vegetarian and she had plenty of options. I would definitely return here for lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Phenomenal food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

My first Indian cuisine experience. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTableDiner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Attention to every detail. Impeccable service. Fantastic meal. Will return on my next trip to NY.

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viptraveler (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was great. There were 4 of us, we had veggie samosas and onion banjis for appetizers. They were both fantastic. Cooked to order. There was only a small bit of pompom sauce, but it was flavorful. The four entrees (2 veggie and 2 meat) were exceptional. We had lamb rogan josh, chicken madras curry house special, bombay aloo (spicy but greatI and vegetable korma. The naan serving were small but tasty. The mango ice cream and rice pudding (neither too sweet) were excellent. Will go back again.

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Tarabuses (Dublin)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

This Indian restaurant on E46 Street is well worth a visit. The authentic Indian dishes are very well cooked and presented. Thety even have Sula wines! I would not hesitate in recommending it to someone looking for an Indian meal in nice surroundings.

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Jochen (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Consistently good. Have been coming for years.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Darbar is absolutely delicious!! The staff was so friendly, attentive, and helpful. The food is outstanding!!! Perfectly seasoned, authentic, spicy without being overwhelming, and quite fresh. I loved that they had unique things on the menu like salmon tikka masala (try it!! it's heavenly) and these onion fritter-like things that are similar to vegetable pakora, but are even better.

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vipBoswell (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

Darbar's greatest asset is its proximity to Grand Central. It is extremely convenient as a place to meet friends on the way back home via Metro North. Our food was good but I was not comfortable with the appearance of the restaurant. It was not very clean and that always makes me suspicious of the food.

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