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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 2/18
Time
8:30 PM
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Dawat

4.2
689 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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  • Authentic (6)
Dawat is a fine north Indian restaurant that also serves a couple of south Indian dishes as well. Located in Midtown East, Dawat is one of Manhattan’s finest Indian restaurants
that serves an eclectic array of interesting dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday –Thursday: 11:30am - 2:45pm, Friday – Saturday: 11:30am - 2:45pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:45pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:15pm, Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:45pm
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Phone number
(212) 355-7555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Madhur Jaffrey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd and 3rd Ave.
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Public transit
4,5,6,N,R lines – Lexington stop.
E,F lines – Lexington stop
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 689 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

ALWAYS EXCELLENT! Chicken Tika masala is the BEST. Great rice pudding too

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The service was amazing. The gentleman waiting us were very helpful and the food was fantastic. I'm Indian so I know my food very well and the flavors were not over-the-top but complimented each other just right. I would definitely come back.

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vipdca1125 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

First rate Indian restaurant on Upper east side. Excellent neighborhood restaurant

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vipHungrytiger (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Terrific meal with a mix of traditional Indian restaurant favorites and some unique to Dawat. Probably still the best Indian restaurant in New York City.

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vipYosh (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was fair, I had better Indian food on a flight. This was eatable but you can taste that the meat has been cooked separately and thrown in the different sauce right before getting to your table. This was confirmed by our nice waiter. Nothing to say on the service. We were hungry with some rice it took care of it. We knew we were not going to a fine dining Indian Restaurant but it could have been better with very little effort.

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vipoutandabout (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Very, very good upscale Indian food. Feels authentic with top quality ingredients.

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vipchristocino (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

High quality Indian food. Amazing curry. Great lamb. Excellent service

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kOZAR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service excellent as usual. Great place to eat.

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vipeconoinker (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Beautifully prepared food and elegant service. This place well deserves its excellent reputation.

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OutofTowner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

I had read stellar reviews of Dawat but my own experience was less than stellar. It wasn't bad -- it just didn't live up to my expectations. The consensus of the table (4 people) was that it was not that special. Perhaps we ordered badly. The appetizers were all fried, and, I thought, too dry. However, the special bread (I can't remember the name) was quite good, as was the special cornish hen dish. My baked eggplant dish was not memorable. We ate early (5:30) because of an early theatre curtain, and the service was quite attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was nice, above standard for indian cuisine and creativeness/originality on dishes was only fair. Personally, the food, ambiance and service were not worth the price, and feel could get similar or better quality Indian food, service and atmosphere and many other choices.

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vipRobbie (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

You will get very little for your money. There was barely anything to eat particularly with the
chicken tikka marsala. In addition, you will pay for rice which is standard at other Indian
restaurants. Pass this one up.

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snack14 (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

We were the last diners to arrive before closing and were treated exceptionally despite keeping the staff overtime. Delicious cuisine. Highly recommend.

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vippiccigato (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

This used to be a good restaurant. We do love Indian food, but this was very disappointing.
We had the Dawat Special and the Mixed Grill. My husband left most of his mixed grill and I also did not enjoy my food, dried out chicken and tasteless side dishes. We will not be back.

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vipJGCT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Every dish we ordered was prepared and served with its own unique taste. The service was impeccable. The tastes were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

I have loved Indian food for 50 years. This was one of the best on five continents.

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biach71 (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Varietà, creatività e qualità del cibo ottima. Il "raan" è straordinario ed estremamente abbondante (suggerisco per sharing). Ambiente familiare molto tranquillo anche se un po old-fashioned. Servizio cortese e puntuale.

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PolishChuck (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent place if you like Indian food. Very attentive service. As good a meal as I have had at any restaurant.

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JLEast50s (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been there many times, over a long period of time, and Dawat never disappoints. Great food, and a good value. Wonderful place for authentic Indian.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

I used to come here 20 years ago and the cuisine was divine. It is now a very average Indian restaurant, by no means haute cuisine! I can get better Indian food for a quarter the price. Shame.

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