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About 2 Darbar Grill
2 Darbar Grill is a superb choice for Indian food with great ambiance and service.
New York, NY 10022
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
E & V trains to 53rd Street and 4, 5 & 6 trains to 59th Street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Beautiful Private Party room available which accomadates upto 50 people.
2 Darbar Grill Ratings and Reviews
We traveled from Boston to eat here and it was our second time there. Excellent food, well cooked, excellent cocktails and consistent good service. The crispy okra is excellent as well as their tandoori offerings. The naans were soft and crisp on the edges and did not become hard to chew even if they cooled down. Strongly recommend this restaurant!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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