Utsav Indian Bar and Grill
The food was great and the service was knowlegable and friendly.
PHENOMENAL service, great food, beautiful dining room!
Ate here before a broadway show. Service was fantastic, food was very good. Would go again
great brunch, and fun ambiance for mothers day. great service too, we felt very taken care of despite the busy day. many selections in the buffet, all delicious.
Good food. Bright space, because of the windows making up the north and south walls, plus the lighting. Pleasingly peaceful for Midtown, because of being be one floor above the raised plaza, back from the streets and management's choice of providing ample space between the tables. The service was efficient and attentive without being pushy. Good value for the food. Good range of wine prices. Utsav Salad was delightful. I suspect that there other reasons, too, that Utsav continues after more than the decade of service that I know.
Service was absolutely terrible. Waiters were walking back and forth and not paying attention to the tables. I was with a group of business clients, and the service was so bad that whenever we needed water or a server's attention to order additional food, we had to literally get up and get a waiter.
We waited a long time to get our bill and they originally brought us the bill of a different table. This kind of service is embarrassing in front of my guests.
I absolutely love Utsav ... The food, the service, and the ambience. I had a glass of Prosecco followed by a fabulous dinner of tandoori lamb chops which came with mashed potatoes and a lovely little salad. I also ordered eggplant bhartha and Poori bread. I highly recommend this restaurant. I am a lover of Indian food and this restaurant serves the best.
VERY slow service (45 minutes after taking the order), and mediocre food. Chicken biryani was cold and rice uncooked.
Our dinner and time spent at Utsav was wonderful! While we were there for dinner on this visit, we have been there for the lunch buffet, which is always amazing!
We were the last customers of the night so perhaps the ambience suffered for that reason. But the food was great!
Water glasses were dirty. Food was great!
Good food and nice dining experience.
Quick dinner of tasty appetiZers
The food was awful: the naan bread was cold, all the dishes tasted the same and were extremely spicy. The service poor under the excuse that that it’s a buffet, we weren’t even asked if we would like a drink or anything else.
This was one of the few times I have ordered off of the menu as Utsav is usually the go-to Indian lunch buffet. As it turns out, Utsav is excellent for dinner. Food is refined but with great depth of flavors. The fish masala was fantastic.
I had eaten there for lunch several times when I worked in midtown, but always wanted to try it for dinner. Although my wife still works nearby, she had never been, so we went for our anniversary. The food was outstanding - possibly the best Indian meal I have had in NYC - and the price was very reasonable for the area and the value. The restaurant, as always, was well appointed and clean, the waitstaff was very accommodating and attentive, and the ambience was great for an intimate dinner. I highly recommend this place.
Very good higher end Indian restaurant. Very airy atmosphere. Food and service were quite good. The staff was very attentive. It was quite easy to be in and out in well under an hour and a half given we were attending a show
Our first time here - I was very disappointed by the chicken coconut soup described as "chicken broth with coconut milk and ginger and lemongrass" I did not expect pieces of chicken (there were cubes of chicken) nor did I want these cubes of chicken - certainly not at expense of ginger and lemongrass of which there was ZERO (per my taste buds!)..... It was "meh" - not horrible tasting but not the culinary treat as described........ my saag lamb was OK. the real winner was the grilled chicken dish my husband ordered....... my sense is that the grilled items may be better than any of the other items that can be had at other places at less $$......
The service team was disorganized and inattentive. Our Scallop appetizer was cold. Our mains were ok, not up to the usual quality. When I made the reservation I noted that we had a 7:30 pm curtain, which came as a surprise to our waiter. What we asked for the check at 7:15, he dumped it on the table without a thank you. A staff member sat at the next table making a phone call, talking loudly into her cell phone!
Utsav is our go-to in that neighborhood. It is QUIET, you can bring a group and be able to enjoy a meal together. Food is great, service is great, but I really appreciate the ambiance more than anything.
A wonderful dining experience. The food, service and atmosphere were fabulous. Definitely returning even if we don’t have theater tickets!
This was our 2nd visit to the restaurant which we enjoyed far less than the first time. Maybe because it was on a Monday, not a good day to eat out as it is the chefs/cook day off... We liked the lentil dish and eggplant but the entrees (sea bass and Cornish hen) were disappointing. We skipped desert. We don't think we'll dine there again, at least for a long while.
The food was very good and the staff is attentive. We were going to a play right next door and it was convenient. It was noisy though. We had some trouble hearing each other when trying to have a conversation.
Perfect for before theater. Very delicious Indian food and reasonably priced for NY. Will definitely return.
Food was wonderful..but because of the private party the service was very bad.We had to ask for a server 4 times Then they forgot the wine.They need to plan in such cases.
Very nice lunch buffet.
Yuck! And dirty.
Pre broadway show dinner. Really enjoyed it.
Service is quite quick. They ask whether you have theatre tickets. The menu is quite extensive. That's good. But... The lamb dish was unappealing, and the naan was not crisp and light.
We visit Utsav often on trips to New York because the food has always been very good whether for a lunch buffet or for a 3 course pre-theatre dinner. The decor is attractive and service is attentive.
Good table. Quick lunch. Works really well when limited time.
Awesome food and ambience, the staff was very attentive and catered well to our group of 12.
Utsav was the perfect pre-theater dining spot--moderate noise level, great service, delicious food, and not too pricey. Our server, Queenie, was wonderful and recommended some dishes for us to try. I can't wait to return.
The owner called me personally to make sure we were happy with the experience. This is the reason why I will always support local small business. 👍
Wonderful meal with family before seeing Broadway show. Highly recommended.
The food and ambience are always great here. I’ve been here 5 or 6 times.
We choose to have two entrees - Cornish hen, grilled fish and a vegetarian dish (spicy garbanzo beans). Food was very good! The only caveat, food was salty. We had realized that an hour after dinner when we both were hit by a strong thirst.
I had not been to Utsav since the redecorating, and it threw me a bit. It was fine, probably more in tune with what people today like, but I found the original more appealing. The buffet selection, which had always been very good, seemed to be even better. I lunched on my own and was treated very well. It's been my go-to Indian lunch spot since it opened and it was a pleasure.
Friendly and efficient staff. Avg. to VG foods. Attractive plating, nice portions. Reasonable Prices.
La nourriture indienne était très bonne nous avons la chance d’être aiguillés dans nos choix par le serveur.
Le service était impeccable et rapide.
Très bon restaurant