Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

4.2
1161 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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  • Authentic
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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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Delivery or takeout
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.
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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
What 1161 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.0
service
4.1
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was some of the best Indian I have ever eaten. As a vegan, this is definitely a place to get a great meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I have been dining at Utsav for many years now. This time the food, service, attention to detail etc. was as good or better than it's ever been. Up until Friday night we had been talking about finding another "neighborhood" Indian restaurant as Utsav had grown stale. Well, that's no longer the case, we're back on board!!!

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Stopped before show for a really fast bite. They totally accommodated us, with a smile! In and out in 20 minutes. Very Happy.

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Food and service equally poor.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Food was wonderful. I had the saag paneer which I very highly recommend. The cauliflower (Gobi) appetizer with chili sauce was also excellent. The staff were attentive, helpful, and extremely personable -- they went out of their way to make us comfortable amd it was clear that they wanted us to enjoy the experience. The restaurant is pleasant and comfortable. It is fairly priced (for midtown Manhattan).

The only negative part of the experience was the music. It was much too loud, and included some sort of heavy percussion that was not conducive to a relaxing meal (or to conversation). We asked the restaurant to turn it down and they did but it was still loud (the speakers were in the ceiling right above our heads) and annoying. To be fair, I have eaten there before and didn't notice the music so perhaps it is not a regular thing.

Apart from the music I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great food and service! My sister and I came here for dinner. They also were accommodating to a vegan diet

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Family visiting NYC. The cauliflower app was rocking!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Dinner was delicious and beautiful, as always!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

This is my third visit to this restaurant this year. The food and service have been uniformly excellent, frankly much better than other Indian restaurants with higher ratings.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Our third time to Utsav, and the experience was once again excellent. Service was prompt (we were there for pre-theater dining), and the food was extremely good. Will definitely go back when we are going to the theater again.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Good food at a reasonable price. In theater district. Opens at 5:30pm.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Food was good, but service was lousy. No one seemed to be our waiter.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This was probably my 15th experience. Very unhappy. One of our dishes was the chicken tikki massala. The meat was pink. We’re Jewish and don’t eat pork and I asked the server if it was chicken and she said yes. Both my daughter and I had grizzle. I have grave concerns that it was chicken. It was strips not chunks which I had not recalled from previous dining experiences. The grizzle is unacceptable and chicken strips are not pink, even in the sauce. I questioned the server and knowing she said it was indeed chicken makes me more skeptical and uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It was such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to go back!! Food was AWESOME!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Love their Lasuni Gobi.
Tried Aloo Gobi but didn't like it and it was very spicy.
Tried my friends Tandoori Aloo and that was very good and will get next time.
Roop is a lovely and attentive server.
Next door to Pels theatre and get a 15% discount when you present your ticket.

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2018

One of the worst service and the food is served as if they are obliging the guests. The server was not only rude but also argumentative. The order was taken much later than we arrived. We ordered and then we were shown a different menu card that had a statement written to the effect that there would be a minimum $25 charge per person which on being confronted was removed. A trick to make fast buck - never expected that. A special occasion (birthday) for a friend's son visiting USA for the first time ruined completely. Food was below average and the servings are little for the price charged. All in all never to be visited.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great and tasty starters but the main vegetarian options were quite bland.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Booked Ustav for a Pre theater dinner on the most humid and hot day in Manhattan. Ustav’s ac was great, the Taj Mahal beer was icy cold and the food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food and service was excellent, but with no air conditioning, our meal was uncomfortable. We understand this was a mechanical issue, so it should not repeat.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Air Conditioning was not working . Staff was friendly. Food quality was below average.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Went there for a pre-theater dinner with my sister who was craving Indian food. We had the jalapeño-cheese naan as an appetizer, then the lamb biryani and chicken tikka masala with a side of garlic naan as the main coarse. The food was delicious and the portions are generous, except for the naan. The ambiance was nice and service was excellent. Would come back here if in town again.

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2018

It was a so so experience.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was excellent, service inattentive. Had to ask bus person to find waitstaff after sitting for quite a long while, ordered a beer three time before it arrived, and had a long wait to close tab. Again, great food, maybe we just caught our fellow on a busy or off night.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our chance encounter with this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The very pleasant host seated us against a window as I had requested and the unique location of the restaurant suspended between two buildings made the ambiance much more exciting.

Our wait for table service took longer than necessary but the food more than made up for the wait.

When a large portion of the dining public is Indian and supporting its own authentic cuisine, the food has to be good.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The service was disappointing. It was very slow service and they kept making mistakes with our order.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Some of the food is wonderful (tandoori broccoli!). Other dishes are inconsistent (aloo ghobi was spicy this week and mild past times). Overall the food and atmosphere are enjoyable and welcoming. The service is consistently disorganized and several staff are not familiar with the menu.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was really good. The only bummer was our server charged us the default gratuity (18%) for table of 5, when we were party of 4.

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1.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The food served was not in consensus with the food ordered. The happened twice despite of us complaining again and again

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Filled with Indians enjoying delicious Indian food!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Really good food but the waiters need serious training on how to deliver a good service .

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Service was very slow at first. Seems to be a consistency with this restaurant. Food good, I did fixed price, perfect size. Partner ordered off ala cart and size was big enough for two.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This is our go-to for pre-Broadway dining. In the craziness in the area, it is an oasis of calm and good food away from (and in the midst of) the glitter. Food is very good. Service aware and attentive.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

1st time they ran out of food and many people waiting

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

After theater meal. Entrees were great. We did the fixed price. The apps were good,not great. Service started out strong and faded away at check time. We’d go back.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We absolutely loved the food! The service was great as well.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Elegant space and good location for pre or post theater. Good friendly service. Nice cocktail list. Some dishes were outstanding such as the fish rasa. Lamb kebabs need some improvement.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great! Enjoyed the buffet lunch.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Unlike other restaurants visited on this trip to NYC the table was not diminute, which is much appreciated when you’re going to share dishes. The food was amazing and the only “but” was that our waiter had a very thick accent, so understanding him took a little more concentration. Hardly a “but” anyway!!! Will definitely dine here again!!!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This was my second visit to the restaurant. Food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

This was one of the best Indian restaurants ever. We had a bunch of appetizers, which were delicious, varied and ample. And a good bargain. Fine for people who can't eat very spicy foods. Lovely staff.

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