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Bhatti Indian Grill

4.6
364 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Bhatti is an ultra-authentic north Indian restaurant in the heart of New York City that’s refined yet affordable, upscale and still comfortable. Take your pick from a variety of kebabs and curries and watch as our master chefs work their magic at the Bhatti.

Bhatti’s mastermind is Gaurav Anand, who on his first trip to the Big Apple realized that he would have to act on bigger aspirations to make his dream come true. It was with this passion and his extensive knowledge of North Indian cuisine that he decided to open Bhatti Indian Grill in August 2009.

Kebabs are the specialty of the house and they’re anything but typical. The signature dish is Gilauti Kebab, which is steeped in history, originating in the province of Lucknow as a royal meal for a king who had lost his teeth in old age. Anand is one of the few chefs to have learned the secrets to the recipe. The final product lives up to the legend- the rounds of lamb really do melt in your mouth like butter.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Saturday- Sunday : 12:30pm-3:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 683-4228
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Bhatti Indian Grill can accommodates 50 to 60 guests for private events. As a full service event coordinator, we will assist you in creating a truly personalized celebration. Please contact us for details.
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Private party contact
Gaurav: (212) 683-4228
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Catering
Whether you're hosting an intimate cocktail party for 50 or a corporate dinner for 500, your senses will be dazzled by Bhatti's exciting, innovative dishes. Menus are tailored and perfectly executed for the personality of your event.

We cater to weddings, corporate lunches and dinners, special occasion parties, anniversaries, picnics, birthdays and more.

For a customized menu, please contact us at (212) 683-4228.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
27th Street
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Parking details
Public lots nearby and street parking is also available.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
What 364 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.2
service
4.1
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4.2
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was excellent

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The space is very small so tight for a group. We were also by the kitchen so very warm. Unfortunately there were issues with water not being clean and hair in food. Restaurant handled the situation quickly but it was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Bhatti is an Indian restaurant on Lexington..very good Indian food

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Delicious!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I have been to Bhatti many times and have always loved the food and the experience. This time was different, new front staff were not organized regarding table management, were not attentive and were not helpful to us and other customers I observed. It was painful and very disappointing. Time to find a new go-to Indian restaurant.
Compliments to the kitchen staff though as the food was still good.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was nice but not very helpful; we were told an order of naan was four pieces, then only one came, then we were told that it was supposed to be sliced into 4. Not very helpful, since we had to order more, AND the bread arrived after everything else.

The wine pour was very generous, and the dishes very tasty. It was a little noisier than expected but that is the risk in Curry Hill.

Will return, but not too soon.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Mixed grill were delicious. Saag Paneer was equally good and the chaat was a great starter. Ras Malai was yummy to finish the meal with. Great meal, as always!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food is fantastic and the service is thoughtful, helpful, and pleasant. Be sure to make a reservation because it gets crowded. There's also no waiting area or bar inside so plan accordingly.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

One of the best Indian restaurants in NYC. Consistently good food with a comfortable atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Although the service was a little slow, probably because the restaurant was full and the waiter staff seemed overwhelmed, the food quality was excellent, overshadowing the delay. The Rogan Josh and chicken tikka were excellent and sublimely spiced. The goat curry equally delectable. Tha sag paneer could have used a bit more cheese. The cost was very reasonable for a local Indian restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Wonderful spice in every dish with high quality ingredients make this Indian classic a best bet among hundreds of mediocre alternatives. Kebabs are fantastic.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Really fresh, well-prepared tandoori and kebabs. Great for meat eaters and vegetarians. Only 3 selections for vegans, but all delicious. No liquor license, so they focus on the food.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Panner Tikka Masala was outstanding... Mist recommended

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent food and very lousy service. There was a time when this was a very good establishment. now it is too busy and service has completely gone to hell.

We will not be visiting it again.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing amazing Indian cuisine! Bhatti cooking means tenderest meats and fish. Seasoning is exquisite and subtle, ingredients top notch!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Pretty place. Welcoming staff.
Food was spicey but delicious.
Easy to share the dishes.
Serving spoons came with each dish. Not all places do that.
We enjoyed the meal and will return.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Food prepared with more finesse and attention than at other Indian places in that neighborhood. Service couldn’t have been worse. We only got part of our order. No one ever came by our table. We had to flag down passing staff the whole evening, even when they emptied out.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The entree was tasteless and got sent back. They tried fixing but it failed. This was a major let down as I have visited the restaurant multiple times before and have had a good experience. Not sure why the restaurant didn't bother to fix the situation.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Didnt find the food to be that flavorful to be honest. The Karahi Chicken didnt appear to have any salt in it. The Sheekh kebabs were OK, seemed like good quality meat but again just didnt have that much flavour.

I did like the mixed grill that came with chicken apps 3 ways and a lamb chop.

Would I come here again...yes probably give it a second chance.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a good dinner here - We let the waiter choose his favorites for us. The food was good, reasonably priced for NYC

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Fast quick service. Food was good. The staff was helpful and accommodating.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

A nice meal which was served relatively quickly. Lighting is low so some may find reading the menu tricky !

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Very good food, stellar and unobtrusive service!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent food, service and price but you will have to wait for your table even if you made reservation cause the place is really small but I’ll definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The best restaurant in NY.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

The food here is delicious ... I forget sometimes who good it is. And have to be reminded every so often. Dinner or lunch, you will have a pleasant experience.
Highly recommend this place

Ps.
Don’t judge a restaurant by its looks :)

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food great service

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was terrific, service not so much.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food as usual! Worth the 5 hour flight from Scottsdale , AZ!

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

So glad my mother and I stumbled upon this small restaurant. We noticed it had a couple tables on a monday night so it must be good, and it definitely was. Service was good, Menu had lots of options, my favorite is Saag Paneer. Will be back!

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3.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food, at a good price.
Portions could be a little bigger.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Food is always great at Bhatti.
Service have to be better. Guys I am waiter in NYC my self. If you see empty glass of water fill it up. When you empty plate on table ask to may remove it away. If you see empty glasses of wine or any drink served ask if they costumers need another drink or remove the empty glass. At the end of meal clean the table. That is NYC standard service. Not you fooling around and excepting 20% for tips, you deserve nothing on tips $7.50 restourant pay you for a hour that may be enough for your work you do. Why people have to pay you for. Take your job seriously otherwise if you don't like it to do it, go do something else.
I am surprised such great restaurant such as Bhatti should raise service standards. Costumers fist. I have been few times at Bhatti, old servers are good, new servers have to be taught to do good job, and to deserve there tips.
When I come next time at Bhatti, I hope see some service improvement .

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

My first time here. Food was excellent and was BYOB.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

A go-to for top notch North Indian

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Delicious! Can't wait to go back. Reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Great time ! Good food great service
The waiters are all great. They help with choosing food combining wine

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

The food is delicious and the people who work there are so accommodating. IMHO BEST Indian cuisine in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Great restaurant for authentic Indian food! I just find it a bit too dark inside, but that's just a personal preference

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Had to wait a bit for our table. Ambiance was okay. Food was good but nothing stood out.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was well prepared and cooked well The food was palatable however the portions were small and were left with fair amount of hunger at the bill paying time
Service was good inspite of the Redtaurant almost full
The manager said the kitchen is small when we requested masala tea without milk They make only one pot of tea with milk
Naan was fair , lacha paratha was excellent and lemon rice was exceedingly delicious

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