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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Very good food and pleasant place. Service is OK but could stand improvement.
Great little place, we were the last table of the night so the service was all about us! Great food would highly recommend the chicken tikka
Good food. Good service. Nice setting and decor.
Food was very good. Service was poor. We were put upstairs and it was as if the staff forgot about us. I had to ask to see the manager to complain about the long wait time for the entrees to be served and then the service improved. Would not go back.
This is our go-to restaurant near Grand Central Station. The food is delicious (try the tandoori lamb chops along with lemon rice and raita), the service friendly, the atmosphere casual but refined. It's always a treat to have dinner here, but now I'm thinking, why not make this a weekly occurrence?
Pathetic food and service!
food and personnel were outstanding; bar was not adequately stocked.
Wonderful food and service. We are always greeted by Chris the manager who not only remembers us but what we order. He treats us with respect and hospitality.
The owner is wonderful and came over to greet us personally.
I love the food and staff. Chris is beyond a manager.
We wanted Indian food before a Broadway show - Darbar was unknown to us but conveniently located so we gave it a try . We were not disappointed. Immediate searing, great service, interesting menu, and delicious food.
Service was excellent as always. Usually get the saag paneer (spinach and cheese) but switched it up and got the shrimp with spinach and it was fantastic! My favorite Indian restaurant in NYC and I’ll be back.
Food was good, not much else was so only two stars. The obnoxious loud rap/techno music is hard to understand. We asked for it to be turned off or down, but no luck. I had to beg for a drink refill. Service would be one star. I would come back for the food. Making things worse at the end of our meal we noticed one of our glasses was cracked with a jagged piece of glass. Hopefully they improve their service...
First time visiting Darbar's, we came from out of town (Toronto) for a vacation. Portions were very large and we probably ordered too much food, however, the quality was amazing and the price was fair value. Nice ambiance upstairs and also quiet enough to have a good conversation with my girlfriend.
Would highly recommend restaurant
Great service and great food. Flavorful large portions. Highly recommend!!!
The staff was very accommodating to our large party with kids! Service was fast, and the food was phenomenal.
We chose Darbar because one in our party was a vegetarian and I love Indian food.
They had some excellent ideas and made our goat dish extra spicy.
Best Indian food in NYC!
We wanted to do a low-key Thanksgiving lunch, and we picked Darbar. The food was great, the service was very good, and we could chat without having to shout (not sure if that was because it was less crowded because of Thanksgiving). Would definitely go back for non-holiday meals, though!
Food was excellent. Service was very friendly, although a little slow. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we’ll definitely be back.
Decent Indian food, tasty but not a standout. Lunch buffet had an extensive selection and was a great value at $15 per person, including fresh bread. Definitely had more flavorful Indian food in the 20s-30s in Murray Hill, or higher up in the 50s. For proximity to Grand Central and value of the meal, all in all not a bad choice. Glad we made a reservation for lunch as there was a line out the door throughout our meal.
We are now regulars at 1 Darbar - all perfect, food and service!
Darbar is a great spot for tasty, well-seasoned Indian cuisine. The chicken vindaloo is outstanding -- on the hot side for those who prefer milder tastes -- but it's just the way I like it. My dining companion had the butter chicken and was highly pleased with that. The vegetable samosa appetizer is flavorful and moist. We shared garlic naan and aloo paratha, both of which came fresh, hot, and delicious. Bar cocktails are reasonably potent. The service is efficient and unobtrusive. The décor isn't fancy or beautiful, but the atmosphere is pleasant and the low noise level is conducive to conversation.
Ambiance is not that great, as almost every Indian restaurant is. The samosas are nothing special, the biryani is really good, as well as the chicken tikka masala. Staff is not very prepared, we finished our appetizers and after 10 minutes, they still did not clear our table.
Our first visit to 1 Darbar was exceptional.; food and service perfect. We will now be regular dinners.
Delicious food, great service. Will definitely be back.
This place is a jem
Great staff, authentic curries. Lived up to expectations
As usual chris the manager welcomed my friend and I with royalty. He serves the delicious meal with pride and graciousness. Always a smile with super super service e. The restaurant is a gem but without Chris the atmosphere would not be the same.
Thank you for delicious food and perfect service with chris Kathleen abbott
My favorite Indian spot in the city. The service is always excellent and food delicious!
This restaurant is always delicious. You can’t go wrong here. I recommend CHICHEN tikka and aloo goobi and lamb chops. The manager Chris is remarkable and does a fantastic job of remembering his customers down to the wins they order. Chris makes this restaurant ! And the food
While the portions were small, the food was very good. Our only complaint was that the service was a little slow.
The food had decent flavor and the menu options were creative. However, all else was underwhelming including the fact that the food clearly sat for quite a while before it came to us.
Met up with friends for dinner. Convenient location, good food, and helpful wait staff.
Great meal with very friendly and attentive servers. We will be back!
very surprising that such a well known restaurant had such bad food. ?sheek kabob ...lamb very dry. bread not warm. service mediocre. wine large portion but so.so. will not be back again
Darbar is a great option for a business meal owing to the immediate availability of food, quite environment and vicinity to the UN. The broad range of food options is also important to ensure that, in case the group is more culturally diverse, everybody can find something to eat.
good food, could invest in better ambiente, facilities
Food was delicious and service fairly attentive without being overly clinging. They brought us a free dessert tasting after dinner which was nice.
The restaurant was pleasant to be in, but the food was extremely mediocre.
Have been going to Darbar for many years. Consistently excellent service and food at a very reasonable price. One of my favorite places in New York!