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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.
New York, NY 10022
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
2nd and 3rd Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
4,5,6,N,R lines – Lexington stop.
E,F lines – Lexington stop
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Dawat Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
We were there to celebrate Diwali and went for the good food which did not disappoint. However, the servers were very efficient but not at all friendly or did not appear happy. Perhaps it was because they were working on a holiday but we were surprised at the tone set by the head server, manager and others who were not rude but just not so pleased to have us as guests. The table right next to the tandoor oven where we were seated gets extremely warm, so perhaps, that is also something that added to the discomfort of dining there. Overall, the food made up for everything and that is really why we were there plus we had good company with our family.
Dawat continues to delight with flavorful Indian cuisine and impeccable service. It is located on E. 58th in a stylish neighborhood near the south end of Central Park. The menu offers many different dishes but allow the staff to recommend something different if you are adventurous.
Every dish we enjoyed last evening was excellent. We don't eat very much but the chicken, naan, papadam and grilled veggies were just lovely. We rate Dawat as highly as any other Indian in the city and we've been to quite a few. As for wine, the Beckman Syrah represents a very good value if you haven't tried it.
I would not recommend this restaurant. The food is not made fresh and it is one those typical Indian restaurant who use pre made sauces from a can.
Please don't goto this restaurant...... New York is a great place for foodies and disarm t waste a dinner or lunch here.
Dawat used to be one of our favorite Indian restaurants but I think it has gone downhill. Food was uninteresting and lacked complexity. Tandoori Chicken was dry and shriveled as if it had been made earlier in the day and the sauces on the dishes we ordered were ordinary ad bland.
I have eaten at Dawat a number of times over the years. It seemed to me that the food was more inconsistent this time around. Some things were very good. One dish was didappointing. The biggest problem was that the air conditioning was not working properly. It was uncomfortably hot.
Atención excelente cuando llegamos. No había aire acondicionado en una noche de mucho calor. Nos acercaron un ventilador a la mesa. Todo muy correcto. Muy buena comida y buenos tragos. Pero el calor era insoportable. Me imagino que sería por un problema del momento. Ya había estado otras veces antes y esta vez llevé a un amigo que nunca había comido comida india , se quedó encantado.
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