Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

4.4
1340 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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FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was knowlegable and friendly.

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

PHENOMENAL service, great food, beautiful dining room!

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K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here before a broadway show. Service was fantastic, food was very good. Would go again

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r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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JD
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

VERY slow service (45 minutes after taking the order), and mediocre food. Chicken biryani was cold and rice uncooked.

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d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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S
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were the last customers of the night so perhaps the ambience suffered for that reason. But the food was great!

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Water glasses were dirty. Food was great!

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ER
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and nice dining experience.

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AB
Kansas City
43 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick dinner of tasty appetiZers

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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ED
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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 $$......

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SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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!

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. The food, service and atmosphere were fabulous. Definitely returning even if we don’t have theater tickets!

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E
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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MD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for before theater. Very delicious Indian food and reasonably priced for NY. Will definitely return.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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FH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch buffet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Yuck! And dirty.

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BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre broadway show dinner. Really enjoyed it.

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DC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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LN
Vancouver
117 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good table. Quick lunch. Works really well when limited time.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and ambience, the staff was very attentive and catered well to our group of 12.

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S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JW
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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. 👍

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal with family before seeing Broadway show. Highly recommended.

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GR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambience are always great here. I’ve been here 5 or 6 times.

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E
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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o
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
259 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly and efficient staff. Avg. to VG foods. Attractive plating, nice portions. Reasonable Prices.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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