i would recommend the food. However I was not happy with the cleanliness or interior condition of the restaurant. way too sketchy for me. Reminded me of a college town restaurant not NYC.
I first discovered Agra about 19 years ago when I had just moved to NY. Jack, the owner, was incredibly thoughtful and eager to please. The food, service and warm ambiance continues to this day to be engaging. I introduced my three children to this place last weekend and they also loved it!
Amazing food and service. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants.
Unassuming second floor restaurant with a great menu. Waitstaff was very attentive and accommodating. Very nice and quiet and away from the hustle and bustle. Food was excellent. Vindaloo was especially hot!
The restaurant is a cozy second floor location up some perilous-looking, fluorescently-lit stairs. After you enter, the restaurant has a calm ambiance (if not terribly fancy) and low lighting. The most important thing is that the food is OUT OF SIGHT! Delight yourself with a dish and a side or two to share with a friend - it will be more than enough.
Food was absolutely phenomenal, fresh, and this is great place for a date!
Always wonderful and love this place!
Food is excellent, staff is extraordinary. This is a nice gem in the neighborhood.
Wonderful, charming restaurant with delicious authentic Indian food. A gem in the otherwise bland options in this neighborhood. Great value.
Excellent food well prepared. Friendly and knowledgeable service made for an enjoyable experience
Agra is a family-owned restaurant where you quickly feel like you're a member of the family and just happen to get great food as well. Servers are attentive and helpful. The menu is varied and the choices are abundant. Agra has been around for many years as it should have been. Had some lamb with spinach and lentils......and recently tried the calamari done in chick pea batter. Give it a try!!
We had a most wonderful meal at this authentic charming Indian restaurant! Going back for certain.
We have been here a handful of times and I think Agra is one of the best Indian Restaurants on the Upper East Side. Great food, great service, and moderately priced.
Food and service very good. However the restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of a tenement, at the top of a very long and steep staircase. I don’t remember reading this in your description. One of my friends is infirm and we had a very arduous and nerve racking time getting him up and especially down those stairs.
Quiet, calm, friendly with very attentive service. Food prepared to your liking.
Dont be fooled be the steps going up which are not attractive. The restaurant is very nice and the food is great
Aside from the entrance (you pass a run-down hallway) this place is beautifully decorated. The food options were plentiful and both our vegetarian and carnivorous stomachs left happy.
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!
Great value, good standard Indian fare well located in an odd walk up space on on Lexington Avenue.
My food was delicious but my daughter's was so-so. The place was very shabby! Bathroom was gross
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.
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.
Great food, great price and cozy, intimate atmosphere. Have been going on and off for ten years, always had a wonderful experience.
Looked a bit seedy and drab when we entered, but food was good and service attentive. Relatively inexpensive
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.
meat samosas - great
garlic naan - good
chicken tikka masala - poor and haunting us the next day.
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 🙏🏻
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.
Meh. Nothing special. Staff isn't super kind or welcoming. Food is never worse than "good" but relatively inconsistent otherwise.
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!
Everything was mediocre. Nothing outstanding, nothing offensive.
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.
Love this place for authentic Indian food. It is a hidden gem that you wouldn't expect to have such delicious food.
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.
Wonderful food. Family owned. Reliable. See Jason....great guy!
A neighborhood gem. Very friendly service and consistently good food.
Reliable and fun. I like the sqiud....perhaps not typically an Indian dish.
Great experience. Staff was amazing. Nice quiet locale with tasty food.
Samosas (Chicken and Beef): Amazing
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.