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About Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux offers recipes that are distinguished principally by inventive flavor combinations and the finesse of ‘Mughlai’ cuisine, a "bargain in any neighbourhood for food that provides a surprising flavor of luxury" - The New York Times, 2 Stars
The signature “Butter Chicken”, has come to be known as one of the most renowned dishes in the world. “Tandoori Chicken”, "the most eye opening item to come out of the oven" is the legacy of the Moti Mahal restaurant chain. “Daal Makhani”, or “Kaali Daal”, is "deeply, truly luxurious" and here at Moti Mahal Delux, can make you go "wobbly with happiness". Another Moti Mahal Delux signature is the Masala, a fragrant curry prepared with a choice of goat brain, crab, chicken or shrimp.
This sophisticated and upscale restaurant with a "comfortable modern dining room" and "attentive and courteous" service offers a one of a kind Mughlai fine dining experience.
New York, NY 10065
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 12PM-3PM (Daily specials- A la carte options are not available during lunch)
$31 to $50
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Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Moti Mahal Delux Ratings and Reviews
The food is really tasty and far above the average NY Indian restaurant. The service however leaves much to be desired. On the cold Monday eve we went for a 7 pm dinner, the dining room was sparsely filled and the wait for the main dishes long. In fact the warmed plates brought to table in advance of the course were ice cold before the dishes were served, (they did replace them on request). The request for the bill was handled promptly, but the credit card and signed receipts sat for a long time before I brought them to payment area.
The food was very flavorful, a relief because I’ve been eating disappointing Indian food ever since my favorite (local) place closed down.
This Restaurant is not local for us, but we were happy with our experience and will be back!
They were having one large, very loud party, and the place is quite small, but we were given a table in the corner next to the window, so it didn’t affect us too much.
The food was delicious but mine was lukewarm due to bad service. I'm sure it was sitting in the kitchen for five minutes before they brought it out. I asked for several things I did not get until 5 -10 minutes later. ONe time I had to hunt the waitress down to bring it. But the food is delicious!
Moti Mahal Delux was a delightful find. Although we generally go to Indian buffets, this is the elegant option (not buffet style, tho). The food may seem to be in smaller portions but the flavors, spice and selection is just amazing. This was an outing with friends and we were all so satisfied. Only concern was if we had enough room on the table for all the dishes we ordered. No wonder Moti Mahal Delux has the reputation it has around the world. I highly recommend the original butter chicken and the chana masala.
Delicious. Each item was unique, mouth-watering, with complex flavors. Service needs improvement in the sense that they agreed to bring certain foods first but then did the opposite and everything took a very long time to come out, so they were nice and attentive but seemed to have trouble understanding and fulfilling the requests. Still, the exquisitely prepared food will bring me back.
They were mobbed. Had a large party of Indian diners which was encouraging but also noisy and they could not handle it efficiently. We were pushed to place an order and then waited a long time until our food arrived. Will keep going thee for their amazing lunch but will have to reconsider dinner in the future.
The food at Moti Mahal Delux was outstanding. I enjoy trying lots of different cuisine and sharing plates with my companions, and this place is perfect for that. The only knocks I would give it were the service was a little inconsistent (20+ minutes between our app and our entrees; we waited for awhile to be asked about dessert or the check) and the place was quite loud and crowded. We were seated close to a group of older diners who all used the flashlights on their phone to read the menu. For 20+ minutes. Shining right in my face. A smart waitstaff would recognize this annoyance and come over to help those diners make some decisions and put away their glaring spotlights.
One of my favorite restaurants in NY. As soon as I booked my flight from Florida I knew I had to visit Moti Mahal at least once. I met a few friends there and had an absolutely amazing meal. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered which spanned from spicy to mild, vegetarian to meat based. All of it was delicious!! The service was impeccable and the food was amazing - you cant ask for anything more.
Absolutely the best Indian food in NYC! Flavorful dishes with the right amount of spice to enhance the fresh ingredients and the dishes are never greasy. The breads and condiments are outstanding. We have tried almost all Indian restaurants from midtown to Upper East side and none compares.
The staff was very attentive, almost to the point of annoyance, that they came and asked how things were or if we needed anything so frequently. My chardonnay by the glass was awful. The prosecco was so sweet my girlfriend couldn't finish it. My biggest complaint was the music piped over the speakers. Although I couldn't hear the songs, I could hear the pulsating beat throughout dinner. It just added to the overall noise level. Very annoying. If I want dance music, I will go to a club, not dinner where I am hoping to relax and have a conversation. I don't understand that mentality.
By far some of the best indian food in the city! Great atmosphere and quality service. The staff was very helpful with ordering enough food for the table. Everything was delicious and high quality. Very fairly priced as well. Highly recommend the butter chicken! But you can't go wrong with anything you order!
I've come to Moti Mahal several times since it's opening and have never been disappointed. Excellent flavors and quality of ingredients and preparation. Hospitable and accommodating service - called to increase reservation count above what the app would allow and was painlessly accommodated. Upscale ambience. Quiet jazz music allowed for conversation all the way down there length of the table of 9. Pleasant decor and scent of jasmine (from the hot hand towels) as well as spices.
I especially recommend all the lamb and goat dishes, the fish, the chicken korma, the okra and other vegetarian dishes. They are a bit different than other Indian restaurants, especially in that the textures are better preserved and the spices more aromatic without being too hot. Garlic naan is worth cheating on your diet. The butter chicken was a bit dry to my taste, but everything else I would definitely order again. Equally good place for meat and vegetarian dishes. Lunch special is also great, includes plenty of variety.
Looking forward to returning with new friends!
We had been going to this Restaurant at least every 6 months and had always enjoyed food in spite of prices, which for the ambience and service are on the higher side.
However, this time we decided to go for Lunch and invited a newly wed couple ( American bride) and that is the biggest mistake we made. The food was below average and the Service pathetic. Had it not been for the embarrassment, I would have asked them to reduce the Tips to 15% (pre-charged 20% in the Bill) or just pay 10%.
On enquiring, we were told that the Chef is different during lunch and that is the reason for different taste (what about Service).
So please be careful for Lunch!
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