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About Swagat

Swagat is a unique Indian Restaurant in Upper West Side. The food is excellent and the ambience is great too. The restaurant is owned by Chef Lala Sharma. He is from the hotel industry in Delhi Bukhara. He has worked in Bahamas, Maurya Sheraton. He brings forth the best in Indian culinary tradition, the rich, intricate dishes that he prepares, combining his flair for improvisation and his knowledge of health and nutrition.

411 A Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
79th and 80th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 362-1400

Website:
http://www.swagatupperwestside.com/

Executive Chef:
Lala Sharma

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Abishek Sharma: (212) 362-1400

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Swagat Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Casual (7)
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Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Spicy (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great spot, small but comfortable dining area, attentive service and great food for great value. Will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Shockingly good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Superb food in a very nice and relaxed atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious Indian food in a friendly neighborhood spot.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Solid food and cozy atmosphere. It took 40 minutes for our food to arrive, but otherwise a lovely experience. I would certainly go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

They took forever to get us the check but the meal was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a lovely dinner here on a Friday night to catch up with an old friend. Service and food were really good; amazing values for what we paid. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A great new Indian find. Food was very good. Service was fine. Not too noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was delicious and authentic, the entire staff was very pleasant and attentive, and we can't wait to go back again

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was terrific and the servers didn't rush us out even when it got busy. The table for two was a little small for all the dishes, and it took some juggling to make it work. Otherwise it was all great.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A great surprise that this little "hole in the wall" turned out to be one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to in years! Small, "intimate," colorful... but if some find it too much so, the food and service make up for it! Everything was fresh, aromatic and just plain delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I've had only bad experiences with Indian restaurants, until tonight. Swagat was recommended to me by a good friend that emphasized how quaint and amazing the restaurant was. I can say with complete and total honesty, that it was incredible! The place was very clean, with several waiters/servers attending each table. The flavors of the food were fantastic, and I can't wait to go again. I highly recommend it.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service is really good
Quality if food has gone down a lot
After their closure for a gas leak they raised prices and quality went down
THEY NEED TO FIX THIS

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Swagat has delicious tandoori as well as distinctive tasty sauces for each dish. And very good value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I eat at this restaurant every time I am in New York City. The food is delicious. The restaurant is small so I would recommend a reservation. In my view they have the best garlic naan that I have ever had. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 9, 2017

My husband and I have three small children (6, 4 & 2 yrs old) and we rarely get a sitter, when we do, we want to enjoy ourselves. We definitely did just that at Swagat! We sat at a small table for two and when the person sitting next to us left, our server kindly joined tables so we could spread out more. Our server was extremely attentive, considerate and helpful. We ordered beef samosas, curry shrimp and a chicken dish - all divinely delicious!! We had an unforgettable experience and we will be back the next time we are in NY (and we get a sitter!)

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and service one of my favorite spots to go when in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Service was a little touchy, but the food was amazing. Owners seemed like very nice people. The food tasted excellent and it's a quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

They're back! After closing for a gas leak for a couple of months, this longtime UWS Indian stalwart is back in business, and the food is if anything better than before.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Really great food at reasonable prices and really nice people work there and run the place

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Swagat has been consistent in its food preparation. Everything seems fresh and the staff will accommodate special requests and modifications.

Nevertheless, the service was not up to par on this most recent visit. Our waitress seemed confused, she mumbled, and she was nowhere to be found when we needed her.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Vegan, Spicy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Swagat. A courteous staff serving dishes that favor consistent quality and taste_to the delight of all my friends and associates that I shared tables with.
A must!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Service was attentive and gracious. Chicken Tikka Masala was good as we're the Vegetable Samosas.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Sadly the restaurant is closed right now due to a building leak. We've always enjoyed this restaurant so we hope it comes back soon

Tags: Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Unfortunately Swagat is currently closed due to a gas leak in the building that houses a few restaurants. We all miss it and hope it reopens soon.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We booked online, but they were closed that night due to a gas leak ... WHICH WE FOUND OUT WHEN WE ARRIVED AT THE RESTAURANT. Bad form, folks. You should have closed down the online reservation for that day. You weren't the only business not open in the building due to the leak.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Restaurant is permanently closed. Please remove it from opentable

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

We arrived on time and found the restaurant was closed, due to a gas leak. I would hope that the restaurant would report such closings to Open Table so people wouldn't be greeted with surprises like this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

I made reservations in advance so I call to make sure no one picked up, and when I arrived (1hr 30min travel time.) at this restaurant it was closed. Even though they said they were open till 11:30. Can't judge the restaurant or food quality but I'd like to come back one day if it's actually open.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Booked a reservation; arrived and the business was closed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The restaurant was closed due a gas leak or something. I didn' t even receive a note about that. It was a cold night, we rushed to get there on time, (took subway from Queens), spent time and Money for nothing. It was a bit disappointment. NOT EVEN A NOTE.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Staff courteous and food was good. Workers started rolling box s down the middle of the restaurant and it ruined the whole meal. My boyfriend wanted to leave immediately and was in a bad mood after the meal and did not want take out.
Th manager/owner were great along with the waiter but do this after hours.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Cute little place, BUT I knew I was in trouble when the waiter didn't ask me what spice level I wanted. Not surprisingly, the food was bland. I like Indian food for its spices, and I won't return here.
I would've given Swagat a low noise level rating, except for the fact that the woman at the table next to me talked non-stop...

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Tandoori vegetables weren't vegetables really, mostly potatoes. I had remembered the food at Swagat as being much better than this last visit.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Very good food but It should not take 45 minutes to receive a 13$ lunch special

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Our table was ready when we arrived and it was a good thing that we reserved a table (there were 9 of us) as the place was packed a half-hour after we arrived (at 6:00 on a Tuesday night).
The food came promptly and all of our dishes were really tasty. Our water glasses were always refilled (without asking). We've been here a few times and the food has always been great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

very good food reasonably priced with very attentive wait staff

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Looking for authentic Indian cuisine and we found it. Small place but charming. Service was fast and attentive. Food was excellent. Portions were just right and we left pleasantly full. A neighborhood gem worth checking out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Swagat is a relatively small neighborhood Indian restaurant. Three associates got together for lunch on a Sunday. There were weekend specials detailed on the take-out menu, which we were given, but those specials were not on the regular menu and it was a little unclear what was or was not covered. The appetizer, soup and naan we had was very good as were our entrees and a saag dish. The portions were a bit on the small side for the price, but everything was tasty. We were having a long business conversation and the restaurant nearly filled and then emptied while we were there, except for us. We were never hassled about staying so long at our table.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2016

The food and service were quite good. Traditional dishes were flavorful and we tried some Indian beers which nicely complimented the food. My only complaint is with the woefully inadequate ventilation system. We had to dry clean/wash all of the clothing we wore there - 3 days of airing out didn't work at all.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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