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Dawat

4.3
680 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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  • Authentic (7)
  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
  • Good for a Date (5)
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

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Valentine's day is around the corner. We are now taking reservation. Please reserve well in advance to secure the table.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 680 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kOZAR (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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 
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 
2.0
Dined on December 17, 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 10, 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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vippiccigato (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 5, 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 
5.0
Dined on December 2, 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 26, 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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JLEast50s 
4.0
Dined on November 5, 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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