Saar Indian Bistro

4.7
232 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
SAAR is a modern Indian bistro in Midtown Manhattan helmed by celebrated Tandoor Master Chef Hemant Mathur and his wife, acclaimed Chef Surbhi Sahni. The 64-seat restaurant and bar showcases authentic regional comfort food in a cozy, eclectic setting inspired by Chef Mathur’s home city of Jaipur. The menu features a unique combination of traditional home cooked and Indian street foods, reflecting the essence of India’s broad multicultural influences – including elements from British, Persian, and Jewish cuisine. Service includes lunch and dinner.
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPearlybaker
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Cocktails were excellent!

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Divya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice experience overall

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Alberto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excelente servicio y comida, la ubicación muy buena y la atención de la mesera de lo mejor

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vipjgold
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at Saar was an absolute delight! The food is outrageously delicious and the service is impeccable, professional, and friendly. Sonny, the maitre d', is sincere in his effort to please. Every recommendation he gave us (when asked), turned out to be excellent. We ate outside so there was some street noise but it did not lessen the quality of our meal. We will be back!

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vipRocky
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. This time, had the chicken korma and the grilled scallops-delicious.
Excellent cocktails and service. A real winner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friends birthday

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ingridh
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine and friendly and efficient service!

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vipChrisE
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good authentic Indian food but limited menu.
18% Automatic tips applied to the bill but then requesting additional gratuity which is excessive for this level of restaurant and the service provided.

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vipLancelot
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We relied on our host to select our vegetarian dinners after our samosa tasting and bharta, both of which were delicious. He also kept his eye on our drinks to make sure we did not go without. The restaurant was pretty, comfortable, took Covid precautions seriously and felt like a cozy haven within a big city. Despite having an enticing dessert list, we were too full to partake, but we'll be back!

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vipDanielaR
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Clean and pleasant .. lunch or dinner — it’s great ..

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vipTinaT
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A unique Indian fusion menu we had wonderful cauliflower latkes. All the food was excellent. The dessert made with lentils was amazing. You must try this restaurant if you want a flavor extravaganza.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place I ever ate in NYC and the best service I ever had too. Sunny really made it special for us. What a wonderful server!!

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vipGraceC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been here since lockdown in March. And as soon as we started eating we wondered why? The food here is stunning, so good. And the service is perfect. Definitely recommend.

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amitc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing
Unfortunately the people were too loud next to our table
Food was par excellence

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delightful! Even my partner who never savors his food noticably slowed down saying that it would be a shame to eat it so fast. Our waitress was sweet and attentive and the interior design was colorful and inviting. The only minus was the temperature which was on the colder side. I was wearing a long sleeve dress with leggings underneath and still had to put on my coat...although that might be part of covid-regulation. Anyhow, I think it's a fantastic restaurant especially for the value and I'll most definitely be back!

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vippeeps26
London
38 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have been here many times pre-COVID. Sat outside. They had "happy hour" special so we got beers for $5 each. We had the sweet potato chaat app and then the lunch special. They never overcook their chicken, The veggies that came with it were great. We weren't thrilled with the yellow daal but we have always preferred daal makni.

Overall, this hit the spot.

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vipchefmeche
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was good but not quite as good as last month. They brought the mains before the apps and we sent them back. Perhaps it's my imagination but it seems they cut back on the portion size.

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vipRocky
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My favorite Indian restaurant in Manhattan. Loved the chicken korma and okra salad during our last meal there.

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vipGertie23
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. I cannot rate them highly enough. I asked for a recommendation and we were treated to a curated meal from the extremely helpful and engaging staff. Every dish was well explained and delicious. I will absolutely be returning and FREQUENTLY. Portions, service, and quality make for a very fair price.

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vipCasinoVisitor
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this restaurant doesn’t fail to deliver. The grill stuff is what we enjoy most and the salmon tikka and lasooni Kababs were amazing. The kulcha and laccha parathas were perfect and even though the outdoor seating seemed bold for a nippy evening; the food and Cabernet made sure we were warm. Sometimes it’s just good to go to a place that you know you won’t be disappointed.

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vipDanielaR
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is really better than any other Indian restaurant on the West side. Chicken korma is plentiful and excellent. Starters are all good but the lamb kabob is beyond good. They are set up so you can eat in the street and it’s quiet and they have made it very pretty and the ownership and servers are grateful to have guest and provide excellent service. Definitely going back there regularly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST INDIAN FOOOOD EVER!!!!

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vipGraceC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always amazing. It is not your usual Indian fare, the menu is full of very different flavours. We love it here. And the staff and the owner are always very welcoming.

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vipKash
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been to Saar before for dinner & the food was delicious! This time we went for lunch & felt like the food didn’t taste the same. The chicken pieces were smaller, the paneer was not soft. The service seemed slow as well.

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vipYummy
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid Indian and convenient location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I’m having trouble understanding the star rating for this restaurant. Perhaps it would have been a different experience for people who are not vegetarian. Except for one appetizer, the vegetarian options and sides were bland and uninspired.
Service was good until half way through, then non existent. We wondered if we had somehow offended our server, though we had not complained.
I would suggest that vegetarians consider another place.

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FrankB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really tasty food (the chicken was delicious).
Excellent deal.
Convenient location in the Theater District,

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scottys
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over all it was nice. App, small plate, and large plate was good(good spice level, nice presentation, good flavor overall). Dessert was not very good (it was sometime of ice-cream with no taste and seemed freezer burnt). Cocktails were good, nothing special but good. Service was pretty good. Overall very pleasant.

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danam
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

food is a more modern indian cuisine; so delicious, innovative and unusual...but with a nice kick and huge variety. fun to go with a few people and share small plates, medium plates and large plates. was surprised that they didn't proactively share the pre theater menu, we would have engaged in that option (saw it on website) but it was never offered...perhaps it's been discontinued? tamarind shrimp as large plate was delicious, cauliflower latkes excellent and there was chicken "tenders" medium plate that was scrumptious! could have used more frequent water refills. ice cream (vegan) dessert recommended as well. incredibly convenient if you're headed to theater, particularly broadway theater.

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PedroSF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and attentive service, drinks were ok (could have wider variety). The place is rather loud, and the colors are a bit bright, a more sophisticated ambiance would better appeal.

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vipintlfoodie
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, spicy, but it did not measure up to the glowing reviews in the press. We were there Monday eve, and the place was almost empty. Service was very attentive. It definitely needs another visit to verify our impressions .

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I was a party if 1. In town for work. Service was attentive at first. Received my food quickly. But then was quickly forgotten about. I was never asked how my meal was or if I wanted more wine. I’d still go back though. The food is excellent.

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vipRocky
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So pleased to have an excellent Indian restaurant in the theater district.

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SuperFoodie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fast attentive service and good drinks but food was just about ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

ランチタイムだからなのか、セット料金お試し価格みたいにお得な価格で食事ができた。ココナツマンゴースープは未体験な
甘い温製スープとても気に入った、ほうれん草とチキンのカレーもとても美味しかったので、期待を裏切らない。

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vipStacci
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the decor is beautiful! The perfect
pre-theater dinner.

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vipKash
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good. Very authentic.

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vipAllAboutDinner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous! Had the tandoori lamb chops, garlic naan, and truffle risotto. So delicious. Will be back.

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vipTK719
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the cauliflower patties and then the halibut with a side of roti. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

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Maria
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the music

FAQs

Saar Indian Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Saar Indian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 609-2142.

Saar Indian Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.