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About Agra Restaurant

Premier Indian restaurant in the Upper East Side. Come give us a try!

807 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Sunday: 4:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
E. 62nd St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 308-8281

Website:
http://www.agrarestaurantnyc.com/

Public Transit:
Lexington Av/63 St (F) Lexington Av/59 St (N, Q, R) 59 St (4, 5, 6, 6X)

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

Agra Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

3.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing place inside and out. Food is authentic, fresh and made with love. Amazing staff a true NYC gem. Hasn’t been touched since it’s original opening. A must try!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great value, good standard Indian fare well located in an odd walk up space on on Lexington Avenue.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

My food was delicious but my daughter's was so-so. The place was very shabby! Bathroom was gross

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This plAce was good if you were in that neighborhood, otherwise it's the same food you can get st any Indian restaurant. Very nice staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were a group of six. The waiter suggested a variety of dishes to augment the selections we had made. It was just the right amount of food -- and all delicious. Great beer. Nice atmosphere. Perfect evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food, great price and cozy, intimate atmosphere. Have been going on and off for ten years, always had a wonderful experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Looked a bit seedy and drab when we entered, but food was good and service attentive. Relatively inexpensive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

meat samosas - great
garlic naan - good
chicken tikka masala - poor and haunting us the next day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We love this place! The service is friendly and efficient. The express gratitude to their customers. Prices are very reasonable. We walk 2.5 miles to get there 🙏🏻

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Meh. Nothing special. Staff isn't super kind or welcoming. Food is never worse than "good" but relatively inconsistent otherwise.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We eat here about every 2-3 months. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. We never feel rushed. I wish we lived closer so we could eat there more often. The staff is always welcoming!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Everything was mediocre. Nothing outstanding, nothing offensive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2016

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!

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Love this place for authentic Indian food. It is a hidden gem that you wouldn't expect to have such delicious food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The dining area was hot and humid, as the air conditioner barely worked. It was also very dark. Food was sweater than I would have preferred, but it was decent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Wonderful food. Family owned. Reliable. See Jason....great guy!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2016

A neighborhood gem. Very friendly service and consistently good food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Reliable and fun. I like the sqiud....perhaps not typically an Indian dish.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Great experience. Staff was amazing. Nice quiet locale with tasty food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Samosas (Chicken and Beef): Amazing
Naan: Good
Saag Paneer: Okay (used to be amazing - different now)

Insider tip: Don't let those creepy stairs to the second floor fool you, great food and it's a steal.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on May 9, 2016

this would have been hard to find if i hadn't read the reviews. very delicious food for extremely reasonable prices. we are going to return eith every trip to nyc. fantastic!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2016

Water cup was always filled and servers were attentive. Everything came on hot plates or were hot and fresh. Great experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2016

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.

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

Don't let the shady location and steep entry staircase deter you. This is a hidden upper east side gem. The food is so good and so flavorful it will not disappoint.

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·Dined on January 1, 2016

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.

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

We've lived in the neighborhood for many years and never dined at Agra....big mistake. This is a delightful restaurant. Family owned and operated. Great food, wonderful spirit since 1979. We will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2015

The food is excellent, and the servers are very attentive. As the restaurant fills up, the service slowed dramatically. Worth the wait if you're not on a tight timeline

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2015

Good, ordinary Indian food served by distracted wait staff. Half empty room with slow service. Reasonable noise level

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2015

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2015

I haven't been to this restaurant in years and the food and service is still as good as I remember it. I used to work in the area and would come in at least once a month. Yes, its up a flight of stairs but trust me, the food is worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2015

This could be the best classic indian restaurant in Manhattan. Very good tandoori chicken and shrimp. Great samosas -flavor but not greasy. Wonderful veggie dishes, in particular, the alu gobi.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2015

One of the best Indian restaurants I have tried! The food is delicious and the price is very reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2015

There is a great cultural atmosphere for a place that is very well hidden.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on May 7, 2015

great place to get authentic Indian cruisine-vacationing in NYC for weekend highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2015

Don't be put off by having to be buzzed in to a second floor residential area (yes, that's all true) because this place is terrific. Authentic food, incredible service and truly a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

They had a party of 20 and they were not able to take care of the rest of the tables. on valentine's day it was a pity.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2015

Another delicious meal. Service great. We tried new entrees which were cooked to perfection, served hot. Each new dish is as good as the one before and at a great value.

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