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About Agra Restaurant
Premier Indian restaurant in the Upper East Side. Come give us a try!
New York, NY 10065
Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Sunday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
E. 62nd St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Lexington Av/63 St (F) Lexington Av/59 St (N, Q, R) 59 St (4, 5, 6, 6X)
Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine
Agra Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
It is a pleasant enough place with good, unaffected Indian specialties; the staff were polite. It's up a flight of stairs, so those on walkers beqware. The bathroom is external to the restaurant, kind of youth hostel-style. But there are few good options near Hunter/the Armory, and I will return to Agra.
Had my birthday dinner at Agra recently. It's as good as I remembered when I used to come here with family in my youth.
The decor and ambiance are great for either a date night or a get-together with friends or family. The quality of the food is terrific, as this restaurant has been able to last for over 30 years. The staff are very courteous and attentive, and we never felt rushed or like we were second rate patrons.
If there are any negatives, it's that the restaurant is on a busy stretch of Lexington Ave with traffic that can be a bit loud, especially when the windows are open. But I saw this as a minor negative that didn't detract much from the overall experience and value.
When we lived in midtown Manhattan, we frequented this restaurant almost weekly! We tried other Indian restaurants in the area and nothing could match the food at this establishment. Now when we return to the NYC, we always try to have dinner at Agra! Jason is always there to greet us and it's nice that he has remembered our patronage through the years. As for the food, absolutely delicious and authentic! My favorite is chicken tikka masala - no other Indian restaurant has been able to replicate the delicate and balanced flavor in this dish! We also always order the alu chana and then we venture and try a new dish. This time we tried the lamb curry which was equally delicious. We always order at least two meat dishes and one veggie, plus the rice and naan bread. The portions are sufficient; we always leave full and rarely have room for dessert. The restaurant itself is tucked away on the second floor (be careful of the unleveled stairs leading upstairs to the restaurant!) and is dimly lit unless you sit next to the windows (which we usually like to do to people watch as we dine). Jason and the staff are always courteous, welcoming, friendly and efficient. We have never had a substandard meal here and will always, always, always return!
Whenever we take friends to Agra, they always end up coming back on their own. The food is authentic and eclectic, with all the subtle spicing the cuisine engenders; the service is attentive; the atmosphere is welcoming; and you can't beat the location, just about catty-corner from the F-train (and soon to be Q) stop at 63rd & Lex.
If you like Indian food, I think you will like this restaurant.
Food is very tasty and with reasonable portions at a very fair price. The atmosphere is quiet and tables are well spread apart so you only hear the conversations on your table. The service is attentive and serving is reasonably fast. What I like best is that Agra is on a level above the street -- that makes it pleasant to sit by the window and observe Lexingtom Avenue peacefully and adds to the quiteness of the restaurant. I always feel in a different world than the streets around Bloomingdales.
I have been to Agra many times, both for lunch and dinner, and have always enjoyed the experience and the consistent quality.
Food was very good quality, however being British I am used to my Indian food having quite a bit more spice, although I can not fault the flavour and quality of the food and service. One of the nicest meals I have recently had. A very unpolished gem that shouldn't be missed.
This is one of my favorite Indian restaurants in the city and a neighborhood gem. Really good food, very reasonable prices- the meat samosas and saag paneer are my favorites. Fair warning - if you say spicy, they take you seriously! The only real downside is the really unappealing, steep building stairwell you have to schlep through to get there.
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