Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

4.3
1284 reviews
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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I t was good

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London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Deliciously and pleasant.

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s
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good Indian cuisine, great for pre theater, good value

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ZB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for dinner with a Vegetarian friend. The food options were great for the two of us and we highly enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the service. I would recommend and will return again,

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s
New York Area
456 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

lovely setting although since the renovation, the tables are too small for the many plates placed there.
the food is consistent with lots of choices and the service is refined. usually dine there before a performance at the Laura Pels Theatre which is right next door.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing!
Try the rice pudding desert!!
It is rice pudding over vanilla ice cream

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal from start to finish - Though this spot has been in Times Square for nearly 20 years it's still one of those hidden gems based on its location between blocks. Great spot for pre-theater dining and there's something for everyone on the expansive menu. We loved our Tandoori Broccoli, Butter Chicken, Lamb Kabob and Shrimp Biryani - Will definitely be back.

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MG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely decor, excellent service, good food that could have been a bit spicier. But it's a class act.

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SB
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Solid Indian restaurant close to Times Square and the Theater District. Food was very good, certainly better than the average Indian restaurant. Service was efficient and good. Would go there again for sure. Decor and setting is a bit tired.

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JB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. We will definitely be back!!
Jeff

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All you can eat!! What a wonderful food I got!! It was so yummy!!

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GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and fresh. The meat portion from the prefix was small. The lamb came in same size bowl as the rice but lamb included sauce . There were about six bite Size pieces of lamb in the bowl.

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RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a freezing cold night and I was grateful that Utsav was right around the corner from the theater. The elevator whisked me upstairs and I was quickly ushered to a table with a great view. The restaurant is spacious, the staff caring, (Mild, medium, or spicy? Do I need to make a show?) and the food delicious. I ordered the pre-theater dinner - samosas, Goa shrimp, and a warm carrot pudding for dessert. It made sense to order the special because it came with bread, rice, a lentil sauce/dip and a spinach sauce/dip. I also ordered a sweet lassi that arrived very quickly. It's great to have a "go to" place on this side of Broadway. As a woman dining alone, they made me feel safe and welcome. Utsav is a terrific destination and I'll be back again.

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G
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Small portions - and expensive for the small portions. Food was flavorful. Weird atmosphere - like a school cafeteria, cold and stark.

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is authentic and delicious. Great Service. A must visit if you are craving for Indian food near Time Square.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I love the food at Utsav! That’s truly the only reason to eat there. The prices are WAY too high…I’m talking $25+ for chicken curry, AND the rice is extra money!!! Also, the service is pretty lacking. I just have higher hopes for a restaurant in the Times Square area with such elevated prices.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I am in NYC, I have to dine at this place twice. The food is unbelievably great and the service is unmatched. I cannot wait to go back (most likely tonight!)

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v
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good ambience in a busy new york city

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Utsav is our go-to Indian place in midtown. The food is fresh and delicious and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Perfect for dinner before a Broadway show.

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g
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fine restaurant that faded a bit, but revived its cuisine and redecorated its space, and now is better than ever.

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M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit, for an early pre-theater dinner. Shared 3 appetizers and 3 entrees, plus the assorted naan basket, among 4 people and were very happy. Will go again.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server was very nice and suggested best food and drinks.
Angari chicken is to die for. Yummm

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good value in heart of the theater district. Staff is accommodating and attentive. The best part was that our party of four wasn’t rushed out, a danger in many area restaurants. Prize fixe a bargain. Desserts very tasty, too.

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Indian cuisine was amazing. The serving staff was friendly and the food came quick. There was not a lot of wait and food was great

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JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

great theatre option. much less crowded. very good indian food. we ate at 5:30 inbetween shows and it was very quiet. good menu and food. very nice staff. i would go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice and good food

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Appetizer service time too long vs. the main course. Please change the 'torn-off' menus! They look dirty.
Service and presentation need improvement given it's NYC. Food was good but could be better. I liked 'kalizira' kabab appetizer.

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utsav is a favorite of ours. Wonderful Indian food served in a handsome dining room. The staff is very good and attentive without overdoing it. Wee were there on a Sunday evening and it was very busy. Many large parties of Indians with small, well behaved children. Their butter chicken is excellent. I had the mustard rubbed pork chops which were unusual and very good. I recommend whole heartedly. Reservations are not absolutely required but definitely help on busy nights.

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C
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was not hot but flavorful. Service was suffering. Had to ask for service twice.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant and good food, wait staff very nice. A little pricey but it is the city. Would recommend for delicious Indian food.

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place good value for money! Place is right around the corner of Times Square!

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M
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A fine, if not fabulous, experience. The food was wonderful and my party of 5 ordered at least 10 different items for sharing. Good, reasonably priced wine list. Service is a bit rushed, but polite. Ambience is OK. Basically a large room without much in the way of extras. Clean. An Indian friend had recommended and we were not disappointed. Most of the patrons appeared to be Indian and this is usually a good sign. Would return.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Been going there for over 12 years and the consistency is unmatched.

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OS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Make sure to call property even if you do a reservation on open table. Apparently I had a confirmation email from open table but property told me I am not on list. Had to wait in queue till my name was called on first come first serve basis

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SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, one of the better Indian restaurants in NYC. Their specialty seems to be Tandoori as all the tandoori/ grilled dishes we ordered were outstanding. The appetizer kebabs were all well marinated with tender meat and perfectly cooked. The "angarey" chicken in the main course was also great, though a bit on the spicier side. All other dishes were average or below- the goat was too salty and the saag paneer had an unusual taste and smell.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and enjoyed the christmas night dinner

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

WORST PLACE TO BE ON CHRISTMAS EVE:
The only bad part of our NYC trip was going to this so called fine dine place for dinner. Except for the girl who greeted us at the reception everything and everyone else was a big let down. From the person who was supposed to walk us to the table who thought he has some great power in doing that and so could be rude to us for coming lil before time from our reservation time to the person who took our order and was not concerned to atleast come once and see if we were doing fine...to the girl assisting table who gave us a strange and super rude reply to our request to move to next table which was close to window....to the girl who was not happy to assist us as we requested for to go box for left over food (as we don’t like wasting food and prefer eating it later or giving out to someone in need)...to the person who came with check...
None of the staff seems happy working at this place as this reflects in their rude and disrespectful behavior toward their guests..
May be most of the staff their is Indian and they are not interested is being polite and serving well to fellow Indian guests or may be there is no professionalism training giving to any staff.I am still trying to understand why we had such terrible experience on such festive day.
Not sure if any of this will make any changes to the current scenario at this restaurant but atleast we know which restaurant we won’t be going or recommending in NYC.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food took 1 hr to come and all cold .. they don’t know how to handle big crowd .

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

food is great and space is pretty good. given the local options for theater dining, this place is exceptional. my only complaint is that the bathrooms are not well kept and often filthy with overflowing garbage, wet floors, and no toilet paper. This is not the first time i've encountered this issue. the management would do well to have regular checks and cleaning/restocking of the bathrooms. otherwise it is a great dining experience.

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s
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious As usual
Only complaint is that we said we wanted onlyappetizers and ordered and waiter suggested a substitution and i asked if it was an appetizer andhe
and he mumbled a response and brought us a large order of a land dish and charged us accordingly
So we had more food than we wanted or needed and likewise re the bill

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