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About Dawat

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.

210 E. 58th St.
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

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

Cross Street:
2nd and 3rd Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 355-7555

Website:
http://www.dawatny.com/

Public Transit:
4,5,6,N,R lines – Lexington stop.
E,F lines – Lexington stop

Executive Chef:
Madhur Jaffrey

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Dawat Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Creative Cuisine (5)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Romantic (1)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was incredible . Service impeccable. We were late in arriving and they were very gracious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was poor. Took me 10 mins to get a water refill. They were more focused on the business meeting going on at the next table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious Indian food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Dawat offers delicious Indian food and excellent service. I enjoyed my meal here very much.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Dawat has dependably good service and a refined decor. Both vegetarian and meat dishes are tasty. The starters are excellent the fried okra being y favorite.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was good,the restaurant was empty,the pre fixe menu I saw on the computer was not available,and it was all pleasant.It is my companion's favorite Indian restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Simply delicious and well served Indian food. One of the best in NYC.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We ordered a few appetizers, two curries, naan and Kingfisher (of course). The samosas and naan were good. Curries (one shrimp and matar paneer) were bland and pricey. Overall, I've had better.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Best Indian food in New York City! Very imaginative specials.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always good and authentic food. Service is wonderful and portions are generous

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 (London)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We eat at Dawat regularly and it does not disappoint. Good quality Indian food in ice surroundings with good service.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Always wonderful, especially the Naan breads and the shrimp and lamb dishes. Nice service. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Best curry I've tasted. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Dawat serve a wide variety of Indian dishes. The restaurant coped well with a group of five business associates. The restaurant is large and quite enough to conduct a business meeting.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2017

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.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Non veg food was good. Veg food was bad. Very poor service. Hac to keep calling the servers. Major disappointment,

Tags: Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The food is excellent and perhaps the Indian cuisine outside India. The service is very attentive. It is also good ambiance for conversation.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The intelligently flavored food is served by an attentive staff in a tranquil setting. The noise level is generally low.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Lovely all around

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great experience as always! Great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Spicy, Fun
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Delicious Indian food; great and friendly service; clean and quiet ; nice ambience and very comfortable. Highly recommended!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food, very good service and very good value for the price

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

my review may be colored by the extremely good service I got. I'm in a wheelchair and have some special needs which they recognized immediately and attended to without me saying anything. I've eaten here before and the lamb chops are just unbelievably good coded in a wonderful selection of spices and cooked in the tandoor oven. My shrimp dish was loaded with shrimp with the sauce I've had nowhere else. They mark on the menu which items are chef Jeffries originals and this was one of them. We shall return

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

I was looking for something different for a girls' night dinner that could accommodate my allergies as well as having vegan options for my friend. The staff was attentive and engaging. They made wonderful suggestions when trying to decide between the all the intriguing options on the menu. The food was fabulous. While they do have the staples of most north Indian cuisine, look for menu items marked as house specials. Also if you are taking small children, or not-so-small children, ask for a seat in the back where you can watch the chef work with the Tandoor Ovens.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Terrific bargain, especially for members of 59e59 theater. Food, service, ambiance, and above all noise level very relaxing.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was not satisfactory; service was lax even though restaurant was empty. Would not come back or order from here ever again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I dear to say that this restaurant is one of the best in Manhattan. Excellent food and service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food. Not too oily or spicy. Went for dinner. Must try for New Yorkers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Always great dining at Dawat. Friendly and efficient service, plenty of room, wonderful food.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We are French and English and were visiting NY and booked at this restaurant because of the very review and the location near our hotel.
We absolutely loved it. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding and the decoration really nice (spacious table and very quiet).
We will remember this meal for a long time and hope to have a chance to get back one day.
Many thanks to the chef and all the team for this memorable dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Always good and service never misses. One of the best Indian restaurants in Ny

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Went there after a longtime
Curries were good
Tandoori stuff average
Service average
Ambiance average plus
Advise improving tandoori food and service
Could do much better
With many thanks for a good meal
Could be great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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