Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

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Utsav is a bi level restaurant in the heart of Times Square located uniquely on a skywalk between two buildings. It is adjoining the Laura Pels Theatre and is also located within walking distance from numerous other Broadway shows . There is a cozy lounge on the lower level with outdoor dining available in summer. The upper level newly renovated dining room has floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking both 46th & 47th streets. In addition to the a la carte menu Utsav offers a daily lunch buffet and a three course prix fixe menu at dinner. Utsav offers various rooms for hosting private events. There is a room which can seat 25-30 people & a larger one to accommodate 70-80 people. A buyout of the restaurant is also possible on certain days of the week. Please call our catering manager to find out more details & let us host your next event for you.
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i
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Saturday evening. Food was delicious. Room was NOISY. Service was inconsistent/ slow at times. Husband received his beer, but took 5-10 more minutes for my wine to arrive. Would give 3-4 stars for overall experience.

B
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The price fixe menu is a very good value. However, the service leaves a lot to be desired. The servers have no idea who gets what and they deliver the dishes before they clear.

NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! Esp fish tikka, cauliflour appetizer

p
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner. Food was very good as was the service.

t
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was good but took too long.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful to be back at Utsav! Never ceases to amaze. LOVED LOVED LOVED it!! The food preparations, taste and presentation are superb. We ordered a variety of starters and mains and they were all so unique. Lamb chops, tandoori broccoli, hariyali kebab, stuffed potato, baby eggplant, daal, poori were all to die for! And topped off with the yummy creme brûlée gulab jamun and rum infused rice pudding! Planning the next visit already!

M
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the ambiance, good service and good food especially the appetizers, coconut shrimp and spinach and ricotta cheese patties! We also enjoyed the rice pudding - delicious with coconut sorbet!

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Our go to place for Indian food when in New York City.
Service is slow and appears disjointed but makes up for the quality of the food.

C
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It is pricey but the food was excellent. On thing that bothered everyone - they charge extra for rice! Really, what Indian restaurant doesn't provide rice with their food? Charging for a small bowl of rice seems
silly.

VC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our family dinner ... great elaborate menu ... lots of choices ... good spaced out tables for family chatter n privacy !

2
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Professional staff...well trained. prix fixe dinner a can’t be beat! Delicious food.

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, perfect for group lunch.

SC
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attractive room; good Indian food but could be spicier; attentive service.

OT
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Margin food and horrible service.

W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Indian restaurants. I like spicy food and my wife likes milder aromatic food and they satisfy both of us. Last night we had a vegetarian in our group and two meat-a-tarians who do not like Indian food and everyone left happy. We have had large groups a few times and we eat there just the two of us about 5 times a year because it is next door to one of the Roundabout Theater Company locations. My only criticism is that their corkage gets a bit expensive when we bring in a bunch of wine collectors for a big dinner and we each bring two bottles, but that's not a problem for normal sized groups that do not BYO or that only bring one bottle per table.

OT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pre-theater option

SC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so yummy. Great service. Delicious drinks!

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant in NYC. I heard about this place and have been looking forward to dining. I went with a friend and we ordered a bunch of items off the menu. I’m not too familiar with Indian cuisine and the waitress really took time to explain each dish and offered up recommendations.

Favorites include
Bombay Butter Garlic Crab
Chicken Malai Kabab
Crispy Quinoa Aloo Tikki
Vadouvan Spiced Scallops

Highly recommended!

M
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good dishes Personal very kind A very good place to be and try a wonderfull kitchen

TF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the restaurant at 5:30 p.m. to grab a bite before heading to a Broadway Musical that starts at 7pm. We told the staff about our show then he arranged to bring all food promptly, appetizer, salad and entrees altogether. We could finish our dinner and could get to the theater 30 minutes before the show started. Nice service. Food was excellent!! Very good place and I would recommend to my friends.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was good and the food was amazing. The pakoda kadhi was my favorite

m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A diversity of menu options! Crispy cauliflower and corn and mango bhel for starters -- served hot with good flavor. I tried the Nawabi Prawns while my daughter had the Dal Makhani (simmered lentils) over saffron rice. Felt like a home-cooked meal. Service was attentive although not overbearing; pacing was brisk but not rushed. Perfect pre-theater meal. We will definitely return!

p
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met or exceeded every expectation. Staff was very solicitous in helping one of our party who has celiac and must eat strictly gluten free. Food was delicious we will return. We saw many families, excellent for large groups.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way, excellent food & service with lovely decor & welcoming atmosphere.one of the best restaurants in new york highly recommended!!

EB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice surprise near the theatre district. Ample buffet, attentive service and nice, but worn furniture . Would go again and recommend to others

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, quiet ambience and closer proximity to mid-town

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sea bass, crab appetizer was best blue crab and a large amount

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very classy nice restaurant. A warm welcoming, followed by an excellent service, with a lot of attention to details on order to please you. The food was great. Lamb chops was mind blowing. Don’t forget to ask for their chefs special. The service always with a smile and very patient with us. Conclusion, if you have the opportunity to go eat there, do not hesitate !

NM
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I love this place but....we went on a Saturday night. Tooooo many screaming misbehaving children with parents who completely ignored them. Talk the kiddies to McDonalds NOT a nice upscale restaurant! The children really ruined the evening.

BG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual, perfectly prepared and served with a gracious manner. Overall ambience is really nice - the price fixed is a good value. I highly recommend this restaurant.

t
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, the food was great and the price was very reasonable for NYC. What more could you want?

EH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from a matinee and walked over. It took us a bit to find the restaurant, but was well worth the search. Would definitely recommend Utsav and hope to return!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A friend was visiting us. We visited Utsav. There was stale smell in the restaurant because the AC was not proper. Food was also not great. Paneer masala was very poor. Dal makhani was okay. The garlic naan was not hot. Overall did not enjoy the experience. Felt I paid too much for below average food.

JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All around, a great experience. Friendly staff, beautiful and roomy restaurant. My drink was a little on the light side (not enough "screw" in my "screwdriver"), but that would be my only complaint. Above all else the food was AMAZING and fairly priced!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the lunch buffet here , best Indian place to eat near Times Square.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The buffet is outstanding and allows for very time-efficient meals. Desserts can easily be overlooked in Indian restaurants but they shouldn't be here.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not organized at all ( bazar )

RG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to be! Good food and Excellent Service

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience here was amazing! Service is on point. The servers know how to help out a customer. Been around the area many times and finally decided to go here. The food is amazingly delicious. Can't wait to be back!

OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love the food at Ustav. Tasty and great variations in the menu.

Its a bit disappointing to arrive at the downstairs bar and see holes on the wall. Not a nice sight

Utsav Indian Bar and Grill
Responded on August 20, 2019

We thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes you are correct about the holes, the railing was dislodged from the wall late last week and the handyman was unable to repair it over the weekend. It's being repaired as I write this.

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