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About 2 Darbar Grill

2 Darbar Grill is a superb choice for Indian food with great ambiance and service.

157 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 751-4600

Website:
http://www.darbargrill.com/

Public Transit:
E & V trains to 53rd Street and 4, 5 & 6 trains to 59th Street.

Executive Chef:
Simon Gomes

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Sat 5:30PM - 9:30PM

Private Dining

Beautiful Private Party room available which accomadates upto 50 people.

2 Darbar Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (4)
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Quiet Conversation (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Spicy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We found the restaurant to have a nice atmosphere, very attentive staff and a nice twist on some of the standard Indian meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service.
Everything is delicious and perfectly prepared.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Amazing in every way.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

One of the Indian meals I've had. I had their chicken mirch bhuna accompanied with tandoori baked veggies. Amazing!!! My only regret - ate alone and could not try more of their dishes and enjoy the amazing food with someone else. Def recommend.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great gluten free options

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Very enjoyable dining experience. We live on UES but haven't been completely satisfied with offerings for Indian food in our neighborhood. This is the place! We will make the trek to eat at 2 Darbar Grill on a regular basis. Great food and very friendly, accommodating wait staff.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We really really enjoyed the restaurant.
If your not too hungry then share one curry. However if we had a fridge I'd order one each as it was that good !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Nos encanta la comida india y este restaurante ofrece muchas alternativas de curry, tandoori y toda la maravillosa comida de la India. Vimos muchas personas de origen indio y eso siempre es una buena señal! Todo nos gustó, todo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Stopped in for a later dinner (~8pm) on a Weds evening and we're promptly seated.

Food: We ordered off of the menu (which is very extensive - almost hard to select something) and landed with the vegetarian samosas to start, mango lassi to drink and shared a tandoori grill platter. Portions were relatively small but we also weren't too hungry

Deals: Yelp does a free naan deal, but they don't allow you to swap with a flavored naan.

Service: The servers seemed to have a hard time speaking / understanding English, so we had to speak slowly to help him understand our requests. Not a bad thing, just be ready for it. Also, for some reason our mango lassi's had a ring of lassi that made a mess on our table, this could've been better.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Overall, a great restaurant. The food was very good, though I have had better. Ambiance and service were top-notch. My only other criticism is the somewhat lean portions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Amazing food I a chef and this place knocked it out the park, real authentic Indian cuisine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Food was Ok but with so many others that r better, why return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2017

This is a very well-intentioned restaurant in a great part of town and the room is attractive and the staff are delightful and friendly The basmati rice is A+plus, light and fluffy, as was the fruit filled naan bread. The chicken tikka masala was chunks of dried chicken Breast, not moist and juicy as one would expect with a very mundane tomatoy sauce ( did not taste authentic). The eggplant dish was fine but nothing special The menu had many different kinds of protein with same sauces so our feeling was that the kitchen cooked very little to order.
We were disappointed as OpenTable gave it over four stars and we really feel that is overrated. The waiter was very very nice

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Overall good, got a little stomach ache afterword.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was great. Food was delicious and our server was nice about telling us what the dishes were.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 13, 2017

We LOVE this place!! Visit often! Lovely staff!!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Best Indian food in Manhattan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Darbar never disappoints! Great food and service. Suitable for a cozy date, group gathering or quick bite before a show or night out.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Restaurant is in a convenient location and very nice service. Food was not good at all, strange flavors and definitely overpriced. Really wanted to like the place but disappointed, will not be returning .

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Mediocre taste, wine and water bottles on the table waiitng to be picked up is sad, not professional service, not knowledgeable and pretty pushy. Overall, nothing to recommend here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The place needs a good cleaning. Walking up the stairs to the upstairs section (where restrooms are) there is a filthy look to the place.
Looks apart...food was good. Service excellent. Special mention of waiter, Ashton, who was outstanding and would be an asset to any establishment.
The clean-up/ renovation would help tremendously!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Took our 3 kids (12, 16, 18) out to dinner here while visiting NYC. Wonderful food, very thoughtful and attentive servers...we ordered multiple apps (Samosas, garlic shrimp, meat skewers) and entrees (butter chicken, tandoori shrimp) and EVERYTHING was terrific. Would love to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Had a great Christmas Eve dinner with my wife.
Hospitable friendly staff made us feel welcome. We enjoy our food spicy and had great lamb chops and a spicy garlic shrimp dish recommended by the waiter. Food was yummy , big portions and delicious. Enjoy great Indian food at Darbar.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 9, 2016

One our favorite spots on the East Side. Quiet, relaxing, friendly, great service and superb food

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2016

My wife and I came to visit the city and was looking for a good Indian spot to eat. We saw the reviews on Open Table and decided to give this place a try. The service was outstanding! The waiter was very friendly and polite. Even the manager came over to out table to check on us. My wife and I were very pleased. The food was amazing! I ordered the chicken curry and garlic naan and this was the best Indian food that I ever had. Next time we visit New York, we will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

This place is absolutely delicious! I was tired of having too much Italian food and wanted to find something different. This place is not overcrowded on Friday night and the ambience is perfect for either a quiet dinner with friends or a date. The waiters are very friendly and attentive. We were so satisfied by the meal. I highly recommend the mango lassi! My friend and I would definitely come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2016

The management saved this from being a dismal evening by moving us to a quieter table upstairs. There were 2 large groups seated before us so the slow service was not unexpected, but the large table next to us was shouting and giving high 5s without any regard for diners around them. At first, the waiter said there was no other table, but then management opened up the second floor and graciously moved us. We dine here often because the food is excellent but this would have been our last visit if not for this solution to a problem.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2016

All wS good

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 1, 2016

We LOVE 2 Darbar Grill, and visit every time we are in Midtown Manhattan. Delicious Indian
food--the Curries are great as is the Tikka Masala, and the service is strong as well. For dinner out, it could not be more economical, and a nice candle-lit atmosphere as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Food was good but service was ok. Started off fine but it seems they were understaffed or too focus on a bigger party that it took a while to take our dessert order and give us a scoop of ice cream and then the check. But they were quick to take our payment -_-

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Terrific service. Delicious food. Reasonable price. Will definitely go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Excellent food, very reasonable and good value. Nice atmosphere, would return often!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Lamb vindaloo, chicken curry, saag paneer and raita were all delicious; service was gracious and swift. Portions are plentiful; I wish small plates could be offered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

This is probably one of two of my favorite Indian restaurants. I had lamb chops marsala, poorie bread, eggplant bartha and Prosecco wine. Everything was fabulous, as always.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vegan, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2016

This is probably one of my two favorite Indian restaurants. The food here is consistently fabulous and the service is always excellent. i had lamb chops marsala, eggplant bhuta and garlic nan. All fabulous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The food, from appetizers to dessert was excellent. The staff...and there were many, were extremely courteous. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and plan to return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Food was mediocre - in particular the chicken was dry and overcooked. Service was attentive and friendly and the ambiance is really nice. If they fixed the food, this would be a great place to eat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

My Dad loves Indian food so treated him to Darbar. The food is fantastic, but the service can be slow at times. Samosas are delicious and tandoori shrimp melted in your mouth. Can never go wrong with butter chicken.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2016

The food is always spectacular here. I have taken many friends here and everyone always loved it. This time I had a small bottle of proseco, Salmon Marsala, eggplant bartha, and garlic nan. All excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2016

I really enjoyed the lamb chops, although we also ordered an appetizer and another entree dish. I do not have a complaint about any of the food, or the server. Our server knew the menu well, and his recommendations were exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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