Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

4.3
1235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation - Daily
Lunch 12 - 2.30 pm
Happy Hour in the First Level Bar: 4pm to 7 pm.
Dinner 5.30 - 10.30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 575-2525
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Utsav caters events for up to 500 guests. Please call the restaurant to speak to our catering manager Sanjeev Sharma or email us at utsav@utsavny.com
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Cross street
46th Street b/w 6th & 7th Aves.
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Parking details
Discounted parking available at Resource Park at 164 west 46th Street.
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Public transit
F,B,V,and D to Rockefeller center;
N,R to 42nd St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We went for a dinner on Sunday night. My daughter and myself . The restaurant was not very busy. It took 30 min after seating for out order to be taken . When the food arrived the lamb dish was cold. No one came around to see how things were so we left it and ate the other food which was delicious. I suspect overall their food is wonderful but we were essentially ignored. We wouldn’t recommend it

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Staff was rushing us out of restaurant. Brusque and impolite. Food was fine if overpriced

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SH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food ...server was fantastic

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GN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place! All around pleasant dining experience. Food very good, service very good, ambiance very nice. Went for pre-theater, pretty busy!

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BM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal at Utsav - I love Indian food and this was definitely one of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. We went before a show and our waiter was very accommodating to making sure we were out on time. We also were able to enjoy happy hour at the bar before our reservation. Great find in NYC!

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent, the food was delicious! It made for an absolutely great dinner before the theater.

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JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff is always terrific. The food is plentiful and tasty.

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B
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!
Excellent value!

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, but beware of spice if you are sensitive (request for "mild" still may yield lots of heat in some dishes). Service needs improving- had to ask various staff several times for things (ordering, dessert, check) even though we made it clear we had theatre tickets and a time frame. Explanation that they had "more walk-ins than expected" doesn't sit well when you've made a reservation but now have to rush through dinner and dessert while others were served timely. Food was great, though and staff is friendly. Any Korma is delicious and the roasted cauliflower app was terrific.

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Job promotion celebration and food was amazing and service excellent.
Besos

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

We (family of 4) went there on Sat nite for dinner. It took super long to get our drinks, appetizers and main course! I am a vivid Indian food cook so in all that time we were waiting I cud have cooked all those dishes
Food was good but after waiting for so long, I can’t enjoy & savor it because u r drying of hunger!
I wish they improve their service and should not make guest wait this long

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SL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent Indian food. I am vegan, but our guests were not. Food was delicious and fresh. Would be great to take a group, as the room is large, bright and fun. Need to remind staff of time-frame you want your food if you need to leave for a show. It's a place you could easily have a 2 hour meal with friends, so they are not focused on speed. They got us food right away when we told them we were running out of time. Nice people.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fabulous food and now our favorite Indian restaurant in NY. Would’ve given it a 5 had it not taken 1 full hour to receive any of the courses we ordered and we couldn’t enjoy them leisurely as had plays to attend. Also, there were no apologies from the staff, no comped dessert or tea.

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f
New York Area
448 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Saturday evening, pre-theater, chaos. My appetizer arrived, but not my husband's soup. By time I was finished, the soup finally came. Naan came out cold, as did my seekh kebab. Flagged down the maître d' who sent everything back to the kitchen to be re-warmed. Fresh bread arrived, but the kebab (partly eaten when it got returned) was dried out, but warmer.
Don't know if every pre-theater dinner is like this, but we won't return.

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food is good, the ambience is good, but on two successive occasions the service was bad. First time,
one of the main courses we ordered (out of four) never came. But we thought we would try again. Second time, we saw the table next to us, where the couple who came in 20 minutes after us, being served while we were still waiting. and this was even though we mentioned our previous problem when we ordered. We wondered if there was something wrong with us--but we won't be back.

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LW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I used to work near here years ago and did the lunch buffet often. I had a chance to go for dinner, a nice dinner and show night out and boy am I glad we went back here. The food was SO DELICIOUS!! First of all when you go to an ethnic restaurant and see people of that nationality there its a good sign. The menu is different not just the usual dishes and we loved it all. The butter chicken was outstanding, the lamb saag was as well, wonderful taste and consistency. The portions are good, we each had an appetizer shared two entrees and had bread and were stuffed. You do have to pay for rice which is odd but minor point. Service was good, ambiance is fine. It gets a big pre dinner group so Im glad we made reservations. Sat at 6:15 were done by 7:30, not rushed but good enough to get us to our 8 show. The food was so so good, Highly recommend.

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l
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was def upscale Indian buffet. Beautiful ambiance and good service. Many more options than other Indian buffets in town.

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t
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food at Utsav is delicious and more upscale than a lot of other places. Very friendly and professional staff.

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JT
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at the Utsav is bar none, the best Indian food I’ve ever had. It’s no wonder it’s been a staple in Midtown for 20 years.

Food bursting with flavor and with beautiful presentation. Well-balanced and fresh ingredients complemented with outstanding service (with on point recommendations), by our waiter Rencio. I Recommend the Goat Biryani!

We will definitely come again next time we’re in town from D.C!!

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MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend visiting NYC.

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CL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose this restaurant based on Open Table reviews for a pre-theater dinner before going to Roundabout Theatre. It is steps away from the theatre, so very convenient. But don’t just go for the convenience. The food was excellent, as was the service. We shared samosas and a scallop appetizer, both of which were exceptional. The Chicken Tikka Masala was very good but typical but the Lamb Saag was the best I’ve ever had.

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KR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very bad customer service - I went to have dinner with my 6 months old baby and some other families - My baby was in the car seat sleeping all the time, while we ordered desert and waiting, my baby is up and making some noise for food I knew it’s his snack time so I gave him some cookies he was enjoying them while in the car seat and this guy who was standing there was peeking in to the car seat and told you cannot do all these things here, go outside and do all these, I was like ok, and then I said he is in his car seat and just eating cookies and we are waiting for our desert, and he said that’s ok there are other people eating here, you go outside and let him eat, fine, if they don’t want to eat my baby his cookies while in the car seat, I am ok as long as they have a board there that babies are not allowed, because babies don’t know that they are not allowed to have cookies in UTsav I didn’t eat my desert, paid the bill and left the building, I don’t even want to give one star to this restaurant, and I will make sure all my friends know this because they all have babies

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and food was great!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful birthday buffet. Food was out of this world!!

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C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food, especially the sauces are delicious, but the food came out lukewarm. It either needs to come out when done, or kept hot before serving

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fantastic and very filling. Unfortunately, service was a bit slow so make sure you have time to sit and enjoy your meal.

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AY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious authentic Indian food. Great for sharing dishes.

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D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food!
The shrimp Bhuna was not very exciting but the Kali Mirch chicken kabab made up for it !
Great service and great value 👍🏻

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L
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and ambiance! Great for a pre-theater outing. We'll be coming back!

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P
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Phenomenal food but service was so slow we had to leave for the theatre before all our food had arrived.

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JM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very well prepared Indian cuisine

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was appalling, especially for pre-theatre, which was clearly communicated. Probably the first time in my life (I am in my 60s) that I ever tipped zero at a white-tablecloth type of restaurant. When we complained, repeatedly, the only recompense offered was to try to be better next time. There is unlikely to be a next time.

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BW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I ate Utsav before seeing a show. The staff was attentive , friandly and polite. The waitress asked if we had theater plans and made sure we got in and out in a timely manner. The food was delicious.

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent with a varied selection of appetizers--we shared a squash soup and a crab salad.
The mussels for the main dish were sumptuous. The atmosphere was pre-theater congenial. However, service was very slow, and one of the dishes our group ordered never came at all. They did give us a discount because of this error.

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e
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect stop before our performance. A lovely, uncrowded room, delicious, subtly spiced food, attentive service and we made our show on time.

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P
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly welcome, great service delicious food beautifully presented.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good great value for pre-theather dinner

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was just not that special. Everything tasted k.

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at this sophisticated restaurant

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TG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation for 5:30 on a Friday as I had a show to attend next door at 7 pm. Arrived at 5:15 and staff was scurrying to set the restaurant up to open at 5:30. Surprising they seemed so unprepared. A crowd was waiting to get in the place. Was seated on time but wait staff took until 6:10 to take our order. Told them of my time requirement. Staff looked unprepared and overwhelmed. Did not get out until 7:20 missing part of my show. A less than positive experience.

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