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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

75% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (6)
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Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (San Antonio)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·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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 (San Francisco)·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.

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 21, 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 20, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·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 1, 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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vip
 (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 10, 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 1, 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 1, 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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 (New York Area)·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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