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Darbar Baltimore

4.2
136 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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Exotic...Indian. Prepare to be lifted to another world. Darbar is the newest Indian restaurant in Baltimore. The atmosphere at Darbar is casual and inviting, offering fresh food with a friendly and attentive staff. Reviewed by the Baltimore Sun as having "expansive and rich flavors" and "satisfying" and Baltimore Magazine says "the food will win you over." Darbar offers an extensive wine and beer list and a fully stocked bar. Our chefs endeavor to create a large variety of savory clay oven tandoori dishes and exotic curries for your pleasure. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of the best of fine Indian cuisine. We offer Vegan & Vegetarian options. Catering and delivery also available for special events and large groups. The restaurant serves a sumptuous lunch buffet and offers complimentary parking to our dinner guests.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 563-8008
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Anil Rajput
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Private party facilities
Darbar would love to host your next event! Please contact us for details.
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Private party contact
Vinay Wahi: (410) 563-8008
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Catering
We are proud to offer full-service catering. Please contact us at (410) 563-8008 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wolfe & Washington
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Parking details
Darbar offers 1 complimentary private parking spot for our dinner guests. Street parking also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
3.7
ambience
4.3
value
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Great Indian food with pleasant service. Had guests in from Mumbai and needed veg/Jains meal options, and DarBar came through.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

I eat here quite a bit, and the food is consistently terrific. Everything on the menu is tasty and authentic. Don't be shy, try!

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epicurious (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Some of the best Indian I've had in the US for sure. Don't be put off by the storefront/decor- this is good stuff! Family owned joint where grandma came out to talk to us and see how we liked the food. I'd recommend going all out for the Traditional Thali for a taste of everything. We had that, the Darbar special, and Rogan Josh & I honestly couldn't pick a favorite curry. Reminded me of brick lane but with much nicer service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

Delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

They season dishes to your taste - mild to spicy. Everything was very good.

Lamb was delicious.

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Resh (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

My family and I came here after my sister's graduation ceremony. We were trying to find restaurants that were open late and not only were they open an hour past most restaurants, they were very accommodating to us and did not rush us out. They also have a separate parking lot but it is a walk away.

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ADRipple (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was outstanding! We had Chicken Tikka Marsala and 12 Spice Curry Chicken. Delicious. Wonderful Garlic naan. Highly recommended.

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vipJorgeC (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2016

Can't beat a great buffet, 2 soft drinks and tip for $30. I went all vegetarian on this one and everything was delicious. More fresh vegetables for the salad section would be a welcomed addition. There are several Indian uses for cucumber (which they had there) to make appetizing salads. A little pickling and curry and they would make that part of the buffet equally as appetizing and the rest.

BTW, dessert was included with the Buffet, but I did not over indulge. Overall really good, especially for the price and variety of dishes.

J,

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2016

On a business trip to Baltimore I wanted to find a local Indian resturant and found Darbar. The staff at the resturant were really nice and helpful. Coming from Europe I asked if they had a similar dish to a bhuna, my favourite dish, the gentleman walked me through the best dishes on the menu and even said he would make me a bhuna if I wanted one.

The food we had was very delicious, I recommend this resturant and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

Darbar is a very nice place to go eat if you want good Indian cuisine in a pleasant setting. The staff is friendly and attentive to good service. It is quiet enough for good visiting. We have gone there with small groups of six or eight and been very pleased with our evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Darbar serves delicious Indian food in a wonderful setting. Great service, too!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Amazing food. The goat is fall of the bone good. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Darbar has great Indian food, and the service is wonderful. It's one of our go-to spots. It can be a bit pricey if you start ordering alcohol, but the food prices are very reasonable (especially because they always bring extra rice for you).

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

I had never been to this site before so I don't know how this happened. When I saw an email about the initial reservation I tried to contact open table about it but there is no customer service contact info provided. Please delete my account. Thank you.

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ziggypup (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Always a delight. Never disappoints. And they serve Indian beer!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2015

Always have something great and tasty here. Never been disappointed. 5 stars!

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vipBmorePrep (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on November 29, 2015

Popped in for the lunch buffet on Sunday and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was. A delightful variety of Indian dishes, all tasty and succulent. Can't beat the buffet price. I'll be back and highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2015

Amazing food and amazing service!

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foodie410 (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Went to Darbar for our first time last weekend. My first impression was: "Whoa! This place is way to nice to be an Indian restaurant." Decor was very nice. We were seated immediately, although the host misread our reservation and seated us at the wrong table. The waitress returned several minutes later and asked us to move to a smaller table, which was awkward. Servers were very attentive. We ordered the lamb korma and lamb vindaloo, along with some breads and mango lassis. The korma was good, nothing too special. The vindaloo was unbearably spicy. When the owner noticed that we weren't eating the vindaloo she quickly replaced it with a less spicy sauce, making the dish much more palatable. The mango lassis were delicious. Overall good restaurant, but probably will turn elsewhere for our next Indian food experience.

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dine44 (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

We were excited by the reviews to find this gem in Fells Point. Unfortunately, all the vegetarian dishes we ordered fair and not noteworthy as we'd hoped. The bengan bhartha was too oily and lacked any taste. The one exception was our tandoori paneer tikka, which a little on the dry side was excellent in its spices and tandoor flavors. Overall, the service was prompt, but when we asked one of the dishes to be served to us, the server seemed to spill them all over us and the plates! Too pricey for the food and service.

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