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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (4)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Perhaps the best Indian food we've ever eaten. The Indian re wine Sula was a great and wonderful surprise. The staff was very attentive. We'd go back in a heart beat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Most amazing part was the food. Really well flavored, not too hot for the European taste. Service was very attentive. Pay attention to: Cocktail Happy Hour is only if you sit at the bar, not if you are dining (very sad...) and food on the menu is not equally spicy, even if the dishes do not show a chili sign behind the name. For me it was perfect, and so it was for my girlfriend, but we have a very different taste, so I would have found her food not to be spicy enough and mine would have been too hot for her.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

The food was amazing! I went there with a friend and we both thought the food was very good. They were good portions for their price but the spice levels across dishes was unpredictable. I suggest you ask for additional spice on the side. Service was exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2016

My Skirt steak (cooked black & blue) Med. Rare was spectacular. I appreciated the vegetables that came along with it. Very moderately priced. We enjoyed our Malbec also moderately priced. Excellent value. We sat outside enjoy the atmosphere. VERY nice find in NYC!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2016

Our first time here and was very happy. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Food is very good at 2 Darbar Grill. Ambience is just OK. Prices are a bit higher than what we would expect considering the overall dining experience. A minor issue is that it took 25-30 minutes for our meal to be serviced. Anyway, it is important to highlight that we had a good evening at 2 Darbar Grill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 29, 2016

We were in NYC for the weekend, and 2 Darbar Grill was the perfect way to spend our Friday evening. The food was delicious, from the chicken korma , lamb masala, and mango chicken curry to the spinach and cheese stuffed Naan. Our server AJ was spot on with his service and attentiveness. He was very knowledgeable about all of the dishes and willing and patient to explain! After all of the hustle and bustle of the city, it was nice to walk into a relaxing, quiet, inviting atmosphere. We will definitely return to 2 Darbar Grill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Trust me, I'm Indian, and I know good Indian food. This place does a great job flavoring their tandoor options. They're not afraid to make things spicy, so watch out and order mild if you don't like too spicy! The mango lassi is delicious and fresh (just yogurt and mango, no cream). The cocktails are strong and creative. Portion size is larger than other Indian restaurants, which always feels good! Additionally, the service is fantastic! Will definitely come back again and consider this a place I can bring my family when they're in town to visit :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Waitstaff was excellent. Food was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Enjoyed tandoori shrimp and a couple of chat dishes. Low volume music much appreciated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Great food, very accomodating to our large group including those with dietary restrictions. Interesting wine list including Indian wines. Good recommendations for ordering for our group in terms of variety and amount. Service was very considerate and on top of keeping glasses filled etc. Not very fast, though we weren't in a hurry - if you are then it may be worth mentioning to them so they are aware. Overall great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2016

On our recent visit to New York we stumbled upon this little gem. The food was great and the staff we excellent, nothing was to much trouble. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New York.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Arrived for our 10:30 PM reservation and they'd sent the chef home already.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2016

Enjoyable experience. Lamb vindaloo very tasty. Tandoori vegetables nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2016

The food was fantastic and the service was great. The staff was attentive and full of smiles. Its already recommended to a few friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2016

The food was delicious, the service was excellent, a very nice quiet restaurant.

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

We had a great early dinner and found Darbar Grill to be a friendly and welcoming spot on a cold winter's night. The service was excellent , the menu offered extensive choices and the portions were just right for sharing. The bar crowd seemed to be regulars, and as we were leaving around 6:30 the restaurant was beginning to get more crowded. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2016

amazing service! great food! definitely the best Indian in the neighborhood!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2015

although I am not big about spicy food, I go there since I live in a couple blocks off the restaurant, and was satisfied with the quality of food. My fb often gets the delivery service from Darbar. This time, however, I noticed my mango lassi was watery , and the curry that I order most of the time was, less flavorful, different from what used to be. My bf said everything was ok... This was the first time for me to feel a little disappointed, but until last time, everything was good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2015

Everything from food to service great. The only thing we didin't like was all the back and forth foot traffic of the kitchen staff from the kitchen to the bar. This was very disruptive during the quiet meal we were trying to enjoy and frankly disrupted the entire ambiance of the place .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2015

It was our first time, we were visiting New York and were wanting Indian food.
We enjoyed the food and the service was good. When we're in NYC again, we'll be back...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2015

We picked this place because it was close to our hotel. It was a "hit!" Great Indian food. But I must say, the service was the best! The tandoori chicken is highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2015

I keep coming back to his excellent restaurant because of the fabulous food, great service and reasonable prices.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2015

Poor service. Dry food. Very poor service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2015

Great food at this Indian restaurant -- I would highly recommend the Tandoori vegetables and the Lamb Vindaloo especially if you like hot and spicy food- Nice people serving also.
However when the restaurant is full, which happened to us the other night, you can wait almost an hour to get your entree... which is clearly unacceptable!
It's time for Darbar Grill to create jobs :)

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 31, 2015

We found this listed on Google Maps and the rating looked good. We were very pleased with the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff. This is a great place to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2015

The food here is of unparalleled quality and this is by far my favorite restaurant in New York City. Absolutely amazing service and high-quality food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2015

We waited over an hour to be served and no one seemed concerned about that.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2015

Best Indian food I have ever had! Get the garlic naan and chicken malai (house specialty). They will give you extra rice if you ask for it. Yum! Yum!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Good food, good prices, good ambience. A great neighborhood place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2015

The service was great. The food was incredible. We would return here to eat again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Reasonably priced for NYC. Delicious authentic Indian cuisine. Service was impeccable. Highest recommendations.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2015

Really Nice staff, great menu perfectly cooked Vindaloo. The naan breads were really good

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2015

Went here with my girlfriend and had a great time. It was late. We were the last table there and treated great.
The server made recommendations and helped us out.
Overall a great night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 14, 2015

The food was very good. The martini was not, I even had a headache. I'd go back but no martini for me!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2015

I really liked this restaurant. Service was great and food was good. Also was a really nice atmosphere. Would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2015

I had dinner there with a friend on a Friday night around 6 . The place was not full yet, it seems that if you want to have a quiet dinner 6-8 pm is time to go. The food was great and service was very attentive and cordial. Would come back for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2015

Some of the best Northern Indian cuisine I have ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2015

The appetizers were very good and the portions were large enough to share. But, the entrees were mostly sauce and the meats were tough.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2015

when you see diners of a cuisine's origin eating at restaurants specializing in that cuisine. And there are plenty of diners from the subcontinent eating here. The food is tasty, copious and delicious. The chicken tikka is not to be missed. Or the bhel puri. How nice to have a fine Indian restaurant in this nabe!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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