Indian Road Cafe
In 2014 the restaurant welcomed NYC native Michelin trained Nicholas Wright to the helm. Using his training in New York's top Italian and nouveau French establishments, Chef Wright works to create a uniquely New York kitchen while staying true to IRC's philosophy of using only the best ingredients available.
Today the cafe's daytime offerings are simple, locally sourced American fare. The evenings showcase a more elegant menu highlighting Chef Wright's commitment to ingenuity and quality, featuring housemade pastas, charcuterie, breads and the only in-house dry aging program uptown.
Fantastic food, as always, in a fantastic ambience.
Our local and truly excellent value!
We have taken guest who in turn have recommended the restaurant!
I went there for Drag Bingo, which raises money for local organizations. It’s a great neighborhood place with good food, drinks and super friendly staff.
Amazing food & atmospher! Robert is a great jazz pianist!
A neighborhood fave! A great combo of casual and fine dining. Relaxed atmosphere, fantastic food, super friendly staff.
Outstanding food, comfortable atmosphere, and a piano player. A great place.
We've been coming to Indian Road since it opened - and it just keeps getting better. We love the welcoming vibe, the lovely staff, the selections from the bar, and of course the wonderfully creative food. Last time the duck prosciutto was the standout. We will of course keep going back...
The new spring menu is lovely, and the emphasis on local is appreciated. My rye pasta with mushrooms and crispy egg was sublime, and the beet salad with the hidden bottom dressing was delish. I'd make the trip from midtown again!
Everything was great! We were there for Drag Bingo. It was a blast. Very much fun for all ages. Food was delicious. Service was wonderful. It was a wonderful experience.
Could not make a small green salad as an appetizer. Only salad option was a beet salad, not my favorite.
Sort of a simple thing...
chef nick's new menu is very good. the service was, as usual, excellent. indian road cafe is a neighborhood treasure. without you, we would be lost in a sea of terrible places to eat.
The food was fantastic! The kale salad was good and I always love the lobster Mac and cheese. The wine was a bit pricey, but they had a nice French Chardonnay by the glass. We wanted to order dessert, but we were so stuffed by the generous portion of our entree! But overall, our dining experience was great!
We had not been there in a few months and the experience was as fabulous as ever. Great food, friendly atmosphere and service. A must go place!
First date for wife and myself after birth of our son
The menu has changed but not necessarily for the better. The service was somewhat distracted despite it being unusually slow that night.
Indian Road Cafe is a gem of Inwood. As always, great food and excellent service.
Delightfully diverse offerings creatively presented. A neighborhood gem!
Great variety of food. Everything from the bread and butter (both house made) to the entrees and bar bites was outstanding. Great service from Mandy. Very pleased with the experience!
At the very top of Manhattan...loved it. Right next to the water and park so go at lunch or before dinner!!
This was our favorite restaurant
The last 2 visits were not good
Burnt fish smell from the kitchen
The smoke alarm went off 3 times
The food was over spiced
This used to be great They need to polish up their game
Great place, awesome food that is selected & prepared with true skill & care. The staff is outstanding .
I love love love this neighborhood gem. It's my go to for all occasions. Everything about it is first rate and the staff is truly exceptional. Went there twice this past Friday with guest that were visiting and both times my friends were impressed by not only the food but the waiter, hostesses, ambiance. Do yourself a favor when you go, get the lobster mac & cheese. It's amazing!!
We had reserved a table on Thanksgiving for two, and needed to add a third the day before. IRC made it work.
There were 2 tables of two and one table of fourteen in one small area of the restaurant. The rest of the restaurant was empty. Seating is a little watt from the big group would have allowed us to hear each other.
This restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. Short and simple.
This is a great neighborhood place that feels casual and fancy at the same time. A real hidden gem up here. Wonderful food, great staff.
My husband's pulled pork sandwich and apple pie were delicious. My vegetarian special was terrible: some vegetables were overcooked, some barely cooked and the topping of broccoli rabe had inedible stems and too much deep fried batter. Good beer and wine list.
Great spot near park loved decor. Comfy. Dissappointed inavocado bacon sandwich. GF bread was small, grilled not toasted so it was gummy & wet. Yucky. Would not order again. Was expecting more vegetables in lunch selections. Not many at all. I will probably enjoy dinner more. Will give another chance. The chai latte was very enjoyable. You need more for GF vegan options & more cooked veggie plates. (With quinoa or other protein. )
The food for the price was just poor to fair. Maybe we all ordered the wrong things. Brunch here was better than dinner.
The food is glorified diner fare — definitely overpriced for what it is. The ambiance is nice despite the underwhelming piano play, and they have no competition in this neighborhood.
This is one of our favorite spots for weekend breakfast and lunch, but we went with a big group for a special birthday dinner. The food was great, the service was relaxed, and they let us linger for hours. There was a live piano player and he played happy birthday when my father-in-law's cake came to the table. It was a perfect birthday dinner spot and we will definitely be back!
It is rare to see a restaurant with such a high rating (on Open Table & Yelp) so I felt compelled to try it. A nice walk up from The Cloisters and worth every step. Very friendly and attentive staff, drinks were cold and prompt, food was excellent. Everyone (four of us) said it was a nice treat to get to the top of Manhattan and enjoy such a nice late afternoon/early evening gathering. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Consistently great! Friends don’t mind the travel since they enjoy the experience of dining at Indian Road.
Meal and service were great.
Must try Inwood location. Have been multiple times!
Love the restaurant and the food but the noise level was close to unbearable
No hostess which we had to wait for ten minutes and just found a table for ourselves. Spending extra for bottomless drinks on brunch is a waste of money since it’s mostly orange juice.
Another great meal from Indian Road Cafe.
Indian Road Cafe is our local favorite. It never disappoints.
As always, an excellent meal and great service. Even though it was packed, the staff was very attentive and the food was delivered in a timely manner. We had the short ribs and seafood risotto and both were delicious. Our appetizer was the crispy octopus, and thought it might be fried calamari, but was a much more interesting dish. I recommend all.