Brick Lane Curry House UES

3.9
71 reviews
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Brick Lane Curry House on the Upper East Side is a cozy restaurant that serves Indian food with British influences. Stop by for lunch or after work and enjoy a beer with a friend. Lean on the solid wood bar while enjoying the laid-back sounds of alternative music mixed with British oldies. Snack on an onion bhaji or a samosa before moving on to a meal from the tandoor, such as mixed vegetables, chicken tikka or tandoori chicken. Brick Lane Curry House also offers several types of curries with choices of chicken, lamb, goat, fish, shrimp, paneer, vegetable or tofu.

Vegetarians and vegans can find the menu full of items that satisfy at Brick Lane Curry House. Select from chana masala, matar paneer or malai kofta. There are also a wide variety of rice and breads that can accompany any meal choice.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Sunday to Thursday: 12 noon to 11:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 12 noon to 1:00 am
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Phone number
(646) 998-4440
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Praveen Pedankar
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Private party facilities
Brick Lane UES offers multiple configurations to host private, corporate and holiday get togethers.
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Private party contact
Vik Deora: (888) 571-4541
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Catering
All types of outdoor catering, corporate lunches/dinner in house or offsite and private and family events can be customized. Prices range from $15 per person up to $250 per person. Please send an email to info@bricklanecurryhouse.com
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Cross street
93rd Street
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Public transit
Train 6 to 96th street and Lexington Ave
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Entertainment
State of the art audio facilities available for private events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I've eaten at the downtown location several times and have never had a bad meal there. I met a couple of friends for dinner at the UES location last weekend, and the execution of the dishes was not consistent. Those who ate chicken were very happy. Those of us eating veggies had small complaints. For instance, the cauliflower in my dish was undercooked enough for me to notice it. That said, the service was good, and the meal was very reasonably priced. I would go there again if I were in the neighborhood.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

OpenTable confirmed my reservation via email, only for me to show up to a restaurant that had been seized. It was dark and had notices in the window. Needless to say, my group and I had to make other plans.

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B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our food and the service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

3 ½ stars. Always tasty and pleasant.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there couple days back. Finally the place is got back it's standard when they first open. Seems like it's a change of management . If it was they have made the right decision . The service was very impressive table manners were outstanding. Clean and food was outstanding . It reminded me of the old brick lane on 6th st downtown. Keep it up folks nice to have the old brick lane back
Cheers to that.

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D
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was not nearly as good compared to earlier visits. It appeared hastily prepared and was not at all memorable, though the ingredients were of good quality. The meal was lacking in texture and subtlety of flavor.

Service was unacceptably poor. Several times I needed to repeat simple requests that had been overlooked by the wait staff.

Based upon the service and food quality I received this time, I no longer believe Brick Lane is a good value. This is a pity, as during earlier visits the food was very good indeed.

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JT
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate two birthdays. The staff, but Gaurang in particular, were amazing in their attention to our dining experience. The food was amazing, the service even more so, and all of it made for one of the most memorable dining experiences of my life, no kidding.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Phaal curry is to die for.
Many curries have veggie options

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

The food is delicious but we didn't like how we were rush out . They took our plates before we finished really felt uncomfortable. It was only 9pm

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We discovered this restaurant while looking for a place to eat at the last minute on New Years Eve. We wanted something in the neighborhood with vegetarian selections. Everything we wanted out here and we were pleased with the food and the ambiance. We certainly intend to return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Authentic flavor. Perfect portions.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are familiar with the downtown site, but had not noticed it in our neighborhood. We brought 2 good friends who are also pro-Indian foodies, and we sat in the back; which was pleasantly quieter, but not as interesting as the front.

The food was great, over a number of Indian sub-categories from Goan, to Punjabi, to Karalan. We will go again, and heartily recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Fairly empty, but it was a Tuesday night. Great service. Food was okay.

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FS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2015
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The staff is plain rude. They need to learn importance of customer service!
Food was okay!

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CK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brick Lane's decor and food is completely different from traditional fine Indian restaurants. It is less formal yet overall a far better experience. Wonderful attentive service, fantastic dishes with lots of vegan and vegetarian options, and a lively atmosphere that is not too loud (especially if you have an early dinner).

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PM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is wonderful. Cannot wait to go back. The spice level is just right, and you can ask them to meet you requests. Great happy hour values!

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j
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good however we ordered it "mild" and everything was so hot that we had trouble eating it.
The waiter did offer to take it back to the kitchen which was helpful.

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f
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It took me how long to finally find the best curry in town. Being British, I am extra fussy...and this place did not disappoint. We tried the shrimp appetizer, the ingredients were so fresh and tasty. Finally chicken tikka masala made the way it should be....pricless. We know where we are ordering from and taking our friends here too. Love it..glad this place is in out neighbour.

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W
Orlando
54 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2015
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Given that this is a chain, I hesitated. But several Open Table reviews said it's excellent so I tried it. Awful! Lunch buffet tasteless bland and kept for ages on the steam table. I should have known: there was no one else there at 12:30 on a Friday. Never again.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was quiet when we went on New Year's Eve but the service was great and the food was excellent. We asked our waiter for recommendations and he gave us wonderful ones. Would definitely go back!

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NI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Normally I we avoid restaurant chains, but took a chance on this one. It really paid off. Great and quiet atmosphere (not always the case on Manhattan). The food was excellent and the service was great. We were tempted to go for their ultra-hot Phaal, but decided against it. Maybe next time.

The spice level and the consistency of the food was great. We really liked this place.

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N
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

This place would be perfection if they would just get their act together in terms of service. Drinks take forever to be made. Waiters are slow to appear and then disappear completely. Then they rush you to get out. That said, the curries are great and the room is attractive. Maybe take-out is the best option.

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RR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brick Lane Curry House delivers as advertised a quality British Indian dining experience. The food was high quality, prepared in an authentic manner and served in a professional and polite manner. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and recommend it without hesitation to readers.

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B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is great and the ambiance is interesting. This is a really good choice for Indian cuisine and I will definitely go back. I don't want to write too much because I hope it stays a neighborhood secret...

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J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

If you love British Ind Ian food Brick Lane is for you. Methi salmon should be a part of you order along with the tasty curries and breads.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Considering the British Empire's long influence on India, it is no surprise that British style curries are no less authentic than the offerings of a classic Indian restaurant. Tandoori offerings were moist and flavorful, and the wide range of curry styles -- nine or more at last count, led to endess flavor possibilities. This location of the chain has lovely wood panelling and a helpful staff

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m
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoy your meal in the ambience of the back room. The front area has piped-in-music that is too loud. And you'll dine on tables with white linen! The staff is friendly and helpful. Great wines by the glass selection and moderately priced with a good pour.

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s
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a nice combination of goat, chicken, and lamb with a side of veg, malai kofta. We have eaten here several times before and the food is always consistently good. Great service.

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N
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is among the tastiest Indian food I've had in a long time. The atmosphere is warm and charming. The service was very good even in the midst of having to train new staff.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

This is one of those rare times when the food was so bad that we had to leave almost all of it in the table , service was shotty , and the staff is rude , the waiter was nice but another guy who looked like their manger ( with an loud shirt and even louder tie) was not polite at all and was even scolding his staff in front of all the guests right in the middle of the dining room , very unprofessional .
The food :
Was prepared by someone who has never had good Indian food ..or may be even basic Indian food They have kind of a same pre cooked base which tasted rather raw and old , which they probably heated and put stuff in and brought out .. Original BLCH used to be way better at least 5 yrs ago
Bottom line absolute failure and poor taste

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

After touring the central park and MET, visiting NY I am glad i found this dig coz my partner was craving spice, just the right flavor and mix of all things east and west.

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great dining experience. Met up with a fried for late lunch/early dinner. The food was delicious. Service was still rather slow despite the place being empty when we initially arrived. Overall a solid experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I loved the Phall...My dinner companions really liked their less spicy dishes also.

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KM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

food ok, more expensive than other indian restaurants in the area - not sure if work the cost. Buffet overpriced for lunch!

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F
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

First experience eating Indian food. Everything was delicious. Recommended by an Indian friend which was spot on delicious.

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MF
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Beware of anything labelled even "medium hot" as it's really on fire. I'm used to and generally enjoy spicy food but even the medium level was too much for me and I barely ate half the entree.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Was fantastic food and a great choice. The portions are huge and the onion bhaji for starters you could quite easily share between two or order something different and mix and match.
Our service wasn't great. The waiter didn't seem too bothered about us and the was an obvious mix up in the kitchen as they brought the mains out whilst we were finishing our appetisers!
But overall a great restaurant and fab food.

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DF
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food here as well as the British Indian décor. Never fails to provide great food

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I might be slightly bias because I've developed an addiction to their food, but this is one of the best Indian restaurants I've enjoyed.

I usually go with my fiance on Friday nights and usually have more than enough food when we split 2 apps and 2 mains (which thankfully turns into awesome Saturday leftovers).

Personal favorites: Lassuni Gobi - crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a tomato and garlic sauce.,

Samosa - crispy pastry, stuffed with spiced potatoes and peas or minced lamb. - * GO WITH THE LAMB!*

Malai Kofta vegetable and cheese dumplings in a nutty tomato curry

And the veggie Tikka Masala.

I have to stress that at most restaurants trying something new comes with a certain degree of risk, here, everything is good.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the waitor was excellent, the restaurant was gorgeous. I will definately go again.

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