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Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

4.3
1092 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
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 Sanjeev Sharma 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 for $28 available at Icon Park on 45th street between 5&6th Avenues.
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Public transit
F,B,V,and D to Rockefeller center;
N,R to 42nd St.
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please join us for an elaborate Mothers Day lunch buffet spread or order from our a la carte menu!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1092 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, beautifully served, in a jewel box of a dining room!

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Nothing went right. I understand things go wrong, but when the manager can't be bothered to come to the table after we've asked multiple times (he eventually came after 20-30 minutes), something just isn't right. Our hot appetizers came out warm/cold. Our drinks took forever to arrive. Non of the servers seemed to understand who had what dish (and not just at our table, but at several nearby ones), and our entrees took over an hour and ten minutes to arrive. The decor is tired and from the 90s or early 2000s, and there's been a lot of innovation in fine Indian dining in NY and London, but this place is stuck in the past. Overall, it was just a really bad experience. The manager gave us a discount, but that didn't feel like much since we never got the dessert from our prix fix dinner (had to get to a show). We got a total of 4 samosas, 2 scallops, 4 small shrimp, a bowl of lentils, a bowl of spinach, a piece of fish, some lamb stew, two cocktails,and two non alcoholic beverages for $155 dollars - AFTER THE DISCOUNT. This would've been $200 otherwise. Our local mom&pop Indian restaurants on the Upper East side provide better quality food, better service, and a more comfortable atmosphere for far less. My husband did press for more, and the manager offered to buy us a new meal at another time, but I just don't see the point....and keep in mind, he didn't offer that right away. He offered the smaller discount on the total bill - and we never got the dessert that we ordered...so it was hardly a discount. We shouldn't have to beg for a good experience.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food is well worth the money. It's $38 for a price fixe dinner. Service with Queenie was great...very attentive. She remembered us from the last time we were there.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food with excellent service!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sorry. I’m from Birmingham England and it is huge for Indian culture and food. Maybe my standards are too high. My starter of Lamb Boti lived up to it’s name but not it a good way and the main was bland. I don’t like to be negative but the food was some of the worst I’ve ever eaten. I cook Indian food myself and it is far nicer. The staff were nice though and the the place itself was quiet and relaxed.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Utsav has become our favorite Indian restaurant in Manhattan

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The three of us enjoyed selecting foods to share, giving us a range and variety of tastes. This was the first time for me. I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Took my son there for dinner, we both enjoyed it very much. We were looking for good Indian food and we found it. Service was also very good. Will be back next time I’m in NY.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was just ok. Tryed the lamb shank was over salted.I’ve had much better lamb at various Indian restaurants. The sauces were not what I expected. It was just acceptable as far as Indian cuisine goes. Confused about service , almost 8 different people came to our table throughout our meal . Not recommended for a business dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We've eaten here often over the years and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing restaurant, food and staff. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service and food. The restaurant was clean and tidy, and we were served with a smile. There was no rush like most NYC restaurants. Spacious interior that wasn't crowded at all. Definitely will be back as the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everyone loved their meals. I had the squash soup and cauliflower appetizer, my husband had the lamb biryani and my niece had chicken masala. The keema naan was delicious too. Portions were just right. Excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food in a very nice setting. wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food and great service at the bar and upstairs.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

a bit of confusion when we checked in as table not ready even though we had a reservation. but that was minor, our server Queenie and her team took good care of us. I had a team in from overseas and they enjoyed themselves and the food. will go back again!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always delicious interesting fragrant food. My special favorite grilled cauliflower always a treat.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Interesting and delicious high end Indian buffet lunch with plenty of options for vegetarians. Only issue: restaurant was freezing!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very nice restaurant close to times Square but not your typical Times Square concept restaurant. Personal service, lovely ambiance and great food. Nice bartender at the 1st floor bar, too.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great place especially for pre-theathre. Service was great. Food and drinks came out especially fast. Our wait staff was incredible. Food was excellent, will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The occasion was pre-theatre dining with the family....food was great, we could talk freely and hear one another, and the waiters kept track of our curtain time and had us out when we needed to leave. Excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The pre-theatre menu at Utsav had very good options and we did not have to rush to have a great meal close to our Broadway show. We had eaten at this very nice Indian restaurant on several previous visits to NYC. The decor is festive and classy. Our appetizers were scallops and mustard shrimp and both were tasty. I loved my seabass with coconut curry main dish and my dining partner had a lamb dish with a tomato sauce. The meals came with shared spicy lentils, rice, naan, and a spinach dish with corn. The servings were generous and then the kulfi and the warm carrot halwa were a satisfying sweet ending.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Pretty solid overall. Service was excellent. The food was good across the board. No 'wow' factor anywhere but everything was tasty. I'd go back.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I have to admit based on the location, website and price point we were expecting a "wow." It looks like the restaurant is under Michelin consideration and they need to step it up. Lovely decor and presentation, but the food somehow just doesn't live up to expectations. We have traveled to India and are frequent diners at the small places in Edison, NJ (little India) -- places where you get wow (but definitely NOT atmosphere cheap). Utsav is very convenient to theaters, and has a prix fixe menu. We did a combo of small plates, entrees and dessert. The small plates were both excellent -- traditional samosas and a quinoa potato patty. The mains less so. The menu has a combination of traditional and different, and my husband's Baingan Bharta (eggplant) was enjoyable. I had the Shrimp Goa, which was supposed to come in a coconut sauce. It was basically Shrimp Tikka Masala, and it was overcooked. I mean to the point of tough. I've had that issue in Indian places before, but that is a rookie mistake to be sure. Short on time I did not send it back, but also did not love it. The dessert was again quite good, a traditional kheer but with coconut sorbet in the middle. The entire meal cost $150 for 3 people (tax and tip included -- no alcohol). In Edison it's usually about $65 and we have tons left over. I highly doubt we will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Beautiful anbiance, great food and excellent, personalised service! We had a great time!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My favorite Indian place in NYC. Nice, large dining room, no waiting, delicious dishes and polite, attentive service.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great Restaurant! Superb food. Acoustics poor. Music too loud. Noise level poor. Shouldn’t have to shout to other dinners in a fine establishment

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good food and service, very convenient to theatre

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was way too spicy even though we asked them not to make it so spicy! Cocktails were disgusting

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Lunch for two included vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, rice and rosemary naan. All were very well prepared. I recommend and will repeat.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The ambience and service are good. My meal however was just ok. I initially ordered the sea bass rasa and was very disappointed. It was a tiny portion , fried, which is not noted on the menu and which I wouldn't have ordered had I known, and sitting in a large plate of some kind of creamy sauce. I had to send it back and the restaurant had no problem getting me something else. Kudos for that. I then got the lamb Rogan Josh which was better . My friend had chicken zaffrani which was also mediocre. Cauliflower appetizer Lazuni Gobi was good. I went there because I had been to a reception there a couple of years ago, and the food was terrific. So, I was very disappointed that my meal didn't live up to that experience.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Love coming here for great Indian cuisine for pre-theater dinner. Easy walk to most Broadway shows. Great service.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Utsav is conveniently located near the Theater District and is practically the only Indian restaurant in that area. It is elegantly spacious and nicely decorated, with a bar area downstairs and the main dining room upstairs. The food is a bit unusual in that the cornish game hen tandoori dish was crispy and spicier than typical. We enjoyed the fried cauliflower appetizer although it was perhaps a bit too sweet. Garlic naan was delicious as was the lamb shank. Be sure to tell the wait staff if you have tickets to a show to be sure of prompt service.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The buffet was mostly left unattended for long periods, with entire entrees missing.

Service was non existent, chaotic and slow.

Hostess initially seated us next to a pile of construction waste, until we requested to move.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Our dinner at Utsav was very good, better than I remembered the restaurant being the first time I went a while ago. We had some dishes we knew, and some dishes we had never had before, all were tasty. Service was excellent; definitely ask for recommendations about some of the more unusual dishes and try them. It is a bit more expensive than most Indian restaurants - the location contributes to that - but in that neighborhood Utsav is well worth the price.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

While all of the dishes (cauliflower, spinach, eggplant, lamb) we ordered were delicious, the portion size for the vegetable appetizers was less than adequate. We even reordered the crispy cauliflower since it was so good but not enough was put on the plate. Our server Queenie was excellent, friendly and efficient. We were very pleased overall and satisfied for the value received. This is an excellent choice for pre-theatre fare.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We live in DC but always make a point of having a meal at Utsav when we are in NYC. The lamb vindaloo is the best I have ever had, anywhere, period. They have re-done the dining room since the last time we were here, and the decor is more modern. The seating is comfortable and the noise level such that conversation is easy. Usually easy to snag a reservation, too.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Refined Indian cuisine, gracious service -- a Theatre District winner. And if you dine after curtain time, the noise abates dramatically.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Utsav never disappoints. Food is always excellent. Can ask to modify spice level on some dishes, or just try something new! Lasuni Gobi appetizer is addictive, a good introduction. Service is attentive, seating is comfortable.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We went for the lunch buffet. The food was very good, including choice and taste. The staff was friendly and attentive. Although the place was packed (Friday lunchtime), they were prompt in service including removal of plates. The place was well decorated and very clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend.

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