Basera Indian Bistro
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This family owned and operated opened it’s doors in 2008 and has since become a staple for the tourists and locals.
Basera serves Traditional northern Indian cuisine. This menu has great tantalizing appetizers like Shrimp Balchao, two jumbo shrimp bathed in a coconut and mustard seed sauce.As well as an array of entrees like beef curry, the lamb Jalfrezi, the Paneer sag, or the seafood grill plate!
The dining room is open for parties and meetings, as well as people just stopping by for a wonderful meal. Everyone that walk into the door is treated as family and ensure they receive the best costumer service.
Saturday - Sunday: Lunch: 1:00pm - 4pm; Dinner: 4:00pm - 12:00am( kitchen )
I Bar is open until 2am Everyday
Happy Hour - Beer $5 , Wine $6 and all cocktails 1/2 Price. Monday-Friday 5pm-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 2pm-7pm.
Always excellent service and food is reasonably priced. Enjoy coming here each and every time.
food was so good! and portions were large. Next time I will do #3 on spicy level; #4 that I ordered was a little too spicy for me even though I do love spicy. I still enjoyed my spicy dinner but ate lots of rice and drank lots of water.
fun place--very tasty food with good variety on the menu. Liked the fish tikka and the grilled vegetables. Will go back. Funny bar scene too.
I had lunch at Basera Bistro. Things started off fine. I opted for the a la carte menu and enjoyed the samosas. The next two courses, dal and tandoori, were not good. The dal was soupy and not tasty. The tandoori was tough; overcooked, requiring chewing and chewing and chewing. What was that about? Was it the prior night's food reheated?
During my lunch, the restaurant seated a family (a dad and 3 kids). Only the dad was ordering from Basera. He had purchased takeout pizzas from another restaurant in the neighborhood and brought the pizzas in for them to eat. The kids played videos on their phones, without ear buds, on LOUD, throughout their meals. This was disruptive and ruined anything I might have enjoyed about my dining experience.
The next day, I stopped in between 3-4 in the afternoon to pick up in the afternoon to pick up my credit card, which the server had failed to return to me. It was a shocking sight: all of the banquettes were filled with sleeping workers. So, when you dine at Basera Bistro, and sit on one of those banquettes, picture staff members sleeping where you are sitting; truly an appetizing picture.
As a footnote: the restaurant called Amex and told them my card was lost, causing it to be canceled, rather than using my contact info, available through Opentable. Thanks a lot, Basera Bistro. This is a major hassle.
I stay in midtown frequently. I will never return to this restaurant. I would suggest, if you are considering this restaurant, you think again.
It was my grandmother's first night ever in NYC, and they made it amazing. If you haven't tried this place yet, you should.
Food was good. Drinks were ok. Not blown away, but definitely yummy Indian food. Typical entree and Naan sizes (though a bit more expensive Naan for what you get compared to other places...). The cocktails could definitely use some updates. Very nice staff!
We went there for lunch while visiting NYC. The waitress/ Hostess was very friendly, efficient and fun. The menu offered many preparations for vegetarian and the usual protein options and everything was delicious.
Food, staff, and service was OUTSTANDING!!! My go to spot when I'm in the neighborhood and want some Indian food...the variety is plentiful as well.
All around good place.
Looking for a late-night (post theatre) restaurant, I looked on Trip Advisor and this restaurant jumped out. The modest environment was clean and the service was very attentive. Our waitress what charming and very friendly which we enjoyed. The food was really quite good - we loved the garlic filled naan, especially. I like things really spicy and requested hot which came out more moderate but, that was OK given that I was happy with the balance of the experience. Portions were moderate and very good price point. We were all pleased with our meals and was a perfect place for a late night bite.
Great food, great service. Usually I go to their sister restaurant up near me in the UWS called Indigo. If you are craving good Indian food and in the area, I recommend this place
Great food, great little find! Loved it and great price for NYC!
We had the mixed grill and the fish tank. The mixed grilled chicken and lamb were a little dry however still flavorful. The shrimp portion although few was perfect. The fish Tikka was delicious also. Watch out for the first level spicy because it is. Your mouth will be burning but you won't want to stop because it tastes so good. For drinks we had the mango lassi and the chai martini which were equally delicious. Great happy hour selection too. The service was on point as well so we can't wait to go back. Support this restaurant.
Good Indian food that satisfies the craving. Servers are very friendly. Recommend going for happy hour because they have great deals then!
Good food, just what I was looking for. I look forward to going back during lunch hours to take advantage of the specials. The shrimp dish really looked very good.
excellent food. well worth the money spent. Nothing is overly expensive, so you get plenty of dishes to share. They get your groups but they are in and out working minutes. they seriously inhale their food and leave. the staff is attentive and are willing to please
Lively atmosphere, good food!
Really good Indian food. I enjoyed this place, and wish I had come sooner. Service was good. Great happy hour that runs late. Food was solid. Favorite part were the chutneys. Shrimp was a little salty, but very good.
A wonderful find, loved the space, location, happy hour prices 5-9!
There were eight of us visiting NYC from out of town. We were having fun and were maybe a bit rowdy but our server got into the spirit of the occasion and took good care of us. We had a number of dishes and enjoyed them all.
The food is delicious and very reasonable
Really quick service from good staff. Starter portions were huge. Lovely food. Got a little noisier when more people came into bar.
Reasonable curry for a reasonable price (for NY). We do like a good curry so tried this one based on Trip Advisor Reviews. Food was hot and ok. Unfortunately we have had better curries but good for a quick bite. The place feels like a converted pub and certainly a good place to socialise.
The food is very flavorful, and we enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend.
Great experience. Service is very attentive. The curry flavors are on point. We even had a surprise belly dancing during dinner!!
Vibe was a bit weird in this restaurant which was part dive bar, part Indian restaurant. Was surprised that a darts competition was taking place right next to our table. I wish the host would have seated us elsewhere if they knew this competition was going to take place. Food was good, but nothing special. I have no reason to recommend this restaurant, given all of the other options in this neighborhood.
This pretheater dining experience was good. The menu is full ansd flexible and was tasty. The staff was attentive. if just a little aggressive. There were lots of interesting vegetarian options. It was good value.
If you want reasonably priced food that is good but not by any means great, this is the place to go. The advantage is that they are relatively close to the theater district - and dinner can be acquired conveniently. Ambiance is ok - not special. I would say the restaurant is utilizarian. One last thing - they do have really reasonable prices on glasses of wine - They have a happy hour from 5pm to around 8pm with glasses of wine at half price.
They forgot to bring a few of the items we ordered so it took a minute to track down the server but they did bring a big pitcher of water as requested and hat was great!
Stopped in for dinner after a show and was pleasantly greeted by bar tender, the place feels spacious, comfortable and clean. We had good food, the waiter was helpful with recommendations , and it was all very reasonably priced.
Drag Queen brunch on Sunday was fun! Food was meh. Only 5 or 6 brunch items to choose from and they were out of 2. Worst bloody mary I've ever had, but you're going there for the entertainment, not the food. Service was slow and not attentive as well (had to ask for water 3x).
Welcomed by name and service and food was great
This is a good pre-theater restaurant. The food is delicious and the value is great.
Good food and prompt service for a pre-show dinner. More casual atmosphere, and they were setting up a “paint night” next to us, so don’t imagine a fancy space. The flashing lights above the bar might give some a migraine. So, low key, good food, reasonably priced. Would consider again.
Great friendly service and excellent tasting food. Look to go up a spice level if you are looking for something with a bit more heat however the standard spice level meal I had was spot on for flavor. The main dish portions are on the big side so watch out with those equally big starters. Bistro is definitely an accurate description with a great casual feel. Great bar eating area at front and great mix of seating options at the back. Good happy hour options if you like a refreshment or two.... We recommended it to friends who are visiting this week.
We were at Basera for a birthday. It also happened to be on a Saturday night near Halloween, so the place was decorated, much of the staff wore costumes and there was a festive atmosphere. The only downside was that the staff was a bit distracted and super-busy, so the service wasn't as quick as it might have been. BUT everyone was very nice, and the food was terrific. (We really loved the food.) The happy hour drinks were a lot of fun too. We have happy memories of a special dinner, and we will definitely go back.
We were disappointed. We went for dinner after a show. Our fault , we didn’t do enough research. This was our last dinner in NYC before heading home. We wanted a top rate restaurant.
It is a local very casual spot. Even has a dart board.
The staff was friendly and did their best.
The best Indian food I have found in Hell’s Kitchen. Unbelievably good food and great service. The owner is very visible checking in on all of his customers.
Good food. Enjoyed it.
Very good service. Two of the three meals came out warm, not hot. Seemed to be a timing issue. Also the tandoori fish was very dry.