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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

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

Dawat Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

79% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Spicy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

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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·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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·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 7, 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 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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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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·Dined on December 2, 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 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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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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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 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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