Utsav Indian Bar and Grill
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.
Lunch 12 - 2.30 pm
Happy Hour in the First Level Bar: 4pm to 7 pm.
Dinner 5.30 - 10.30 pm
N,R to 42nd St.
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
Staff was rushing us out of restaurant. Brusque and impolite. Food was fine if overpriced
Great service and great food ...server was fantastic
Nice place! All around pleasant dining experience. Food very good, service very good, ambiance very nice. Went for pre-theater, pretty busy!
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!
The service was excellent, the food was delicious! It made for an absolutely great dinner before the theater.
The staff is always terrific. The food is plentiful and tasty.
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.
Job promotion celebration and food was amazing and service excellent.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was def upscale Indian buffet. Beautiful ambiance and good service. Many more options than other Indian buffets in town.
Food at Utsav is delicious and more upscale than a lot of other places. Very friendly and professional staff.
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!!
A friend visiting NYC.
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.
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
Service was excellent and food was great!
Beautiful birthday buffet. Food was out of this world!!
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
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.
The food is delicious authentic Indian food. Great for sharing dishes.
The shrimp Bhuna was not very exciting but the Kali Mirch chicken kabab made up for it !
Great service and great value 👍🏻
Wonderful food and ambiance! Great for a pre-theater outing. We'll be coming back!
Phenomenal food but service was so slow we had to leave for the theatre before all our food had arrived.
Very well prepared Indian cuisine
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.
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.
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.
Perfect stop before our performance. A lovely, uncrowded room, delicious, subtly spiced food, attentive service and we made our show on time.
Friendly welcome, great service delicious food beautifully presented.
Food was good great value for pre-theather dinner
Food was just not that special. Everything tasted k.
We had a great time at this sophisticated restaurant
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.