Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

4.3
1134 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • 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 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 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 1134 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.0Dined 16 hours ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

Filled with Indians enjoying delicious Indian food!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great food, attentive service. However, opens officially at 5:30 pm and with a 7 pm curtain on a weekday evening, the late 5:30 opening time makes the meal more of a rush than one that should really have more time to savor. Half an hour earlier would allow a more pleasurable dinner, no matter how good the food is.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Very nice family crowd. Food very good.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

While happy hour at the downstairs (street level) bar is a must for the delicious "Monkey Jacket" cocktails, be sure to savour a variety of choices from the dinner menu at the upstairs restaurant. Every morsel was devoured at this outstanding Indian with gracious and friendly service to boot! The only downside? No room for dessert!!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were looking for somewhere to dine after a theater matinee on Sunday and decided to give Utsav a try based on its location and prior reviews. We weren't disappointed. The quality of the food is very good, the portions very generous, and the dishes are wonderfully flavored, with interesting combinations of flavors that arrive on your palate in unfolding layers. We did not order the pre-fixe meal, but it appears to be a good value. Everything on the main menu is a la carte, so if you want both bread and rice to accompany your meal, for two people that gets a bit pricey. For a larger group, that might work out okay. Personally, I'd love to see a vegetable sampler to go with the main courses, such as you find in many restaurants in India, rather than getting one large bowl of a vegetable, as a side dish. The service was excellent and the servers all very friendly. Good location for before or after theater, and nice decor.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was good... but very noisy. Would not go there again...

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The proxy fixe dinner is a bargain. And the service by Queenie was great. Best dish was the bands.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Utsav is a cut above your average Indian restaurant in the US (even in NYC). The food is really good, just a little better than most other places, and a little more inventive. And the ambiance is VERY nice. This is great for a romantic evening or a business dinner, if your partner likes Indian food.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Stumbled upon this restaurant in Midtown while visiting NYC. The food was delicious and the service outstanding . Perfect place for a pre theatre dinner. Will certainly return on my next visit to NYC.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

2 for dinner pre- theatre. A lovely dining room and very tasty chicken tikka, alu gobi and nan

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The place was ok. It was nice looking with good service. The food was only average.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Perfect for pre-theatre. The food was delicious, service good and ambiance relaxing and pretty. Felt elegant and pampered.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

we visited here during our trip to NY. We visited the restaurant mid week and it was fairly quiet which suited us. We were originally shown to a table for 2 but preferred to be by the window which was a bigger table, the staff were happy for us to change as it was quiet. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was delicious, presented nicely and we had big portions, more than we could eat. Would go back again if in NY.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Utsav is a favorite for pre-theater. Service is prompt, attentive. Food is outstanding. Don’t miss the lasuni gobi appetizer. Spice levels range from mild to hot so any palate can be accommodated.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food with a friendly staff. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

service was horrible, food tasted bland, and they were ALL rude to us. waited for over 15 mins to just get menus, and take a drink order. waiting another 10 mins for just butter...and then the food was soo bland and no flavor. also came out really cold, which makes no sense. i have been here plenty of times, and will not return

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Wonderful service and superb food including the kambuchar salad and paneer tikka masala, hope to revisit this midtown haven in its slightly raised setting up from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The service was very good. The samosas started our experience well. The main courses were not up to our expectations with the many Indian restaurants we eat at all across the country. The chicken was probably the worse cuts I ever have had. Too much hard gristle that was actually hurting my teeth. Still looking for a decent Indian restaurant in NYC that doesn't have tons of steps to climb.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was very tasty but the service was terrible. The waiter was very rude

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We like Utsav before going to a show as it is very convenient to theater district...easy walk to most shows. The food is always good and served in a timely manner. The cocktails are also consistent and good. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Very good buffet. Enjoyed a quiet, satisfying lunch with good friends.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

This is our most favorite place to dine on the West side . The food is excellent plus nice people to meet and greet you . Every person likes good food and courteous service. This place has both. Definitely worth the dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is our go to place when seeing a show nearby. We have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was good. The waiter was helpful.

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1.0Dined on April 20, 2018

My drink was served and had to wait for my guest’a drink to come over ten minutes after mine came —after asking twice for it. Later a waiter came by with a drink we did not order. There was a over a half-hour wait between appetizer and main meal. I had to get up from the table and ask the top waiter where our food was as we had a certain call. When entree came it was cold. Rushed through meal to get to show. Couple next to us never got to their entree before having to leave for a show. Whole wait scene was amateur hour....food was not worth waiting for.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Really beautiful space and the food is very good. The flavors are well developed and the chef clearly cares about making sure every dish is really authentic. The service was slow for us because we were in a rush but if you're not, you probably won't notice.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I was in town to visit friends, but this was the one evening when I had a theater ticket and wanted to eat close to the theater district. Excellent choice! I wanted to try a few things, so I had the Prix Fixe menu but order more food so that I could try a few other things.

For an appetizer, I ordered Samosa and Corn & Mango Bhel. Of the two, the Samosa was the best; but I enjoyed the Bhel which I have never heard of. I would recommend either.

For main course, the Chicken Tikka Masala was outstanding, maybe the best I've ever had. The spices in the sauce are subtle and complex.

For dessert, I ordered the Sharabi Kheer (rice pudding, rum infused raisins, coconut sorbet). I'm not a big fan of rice pudding, but this was good.... and probably excellent if you like the taste and texture.

I would definitely eat here again!

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