Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good, appetizer’s took a long time but main course came very fast

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our party of six arrived on time for our 6:00 reservation. The waiter didn’t come over for our order for about 8-10 minutes. We explained that we had a 7:30 show and that we needed to leave no later than 7:15. After waiting for over 30 minutes we had to corner the Hostess and demand our meal be served, we finally got our orders. That was almost 7:00- one hour after we first sat down! The food was cold. We had to rush through the meal, a totally unenjoyable experience. The only reason I gave 2 stars was that the manager graciously offerd us a 20% discount on our bill.

GB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Pressured to order very quickly so we were not able to look through the menu at everything, then when when we were finished we couldn’t get anyone to give is our bill. We finally got our bill after 20 and asking several people. The food was good though. Probably not the place you want to go if you are trying to catch a show or have somewhere to be afterwards or allow a lot of time there if you do.

H
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful, as was the service. Very nice. We were also able to be in and out quite quickly, since we had a show to attend that evening. In and out in about 40 minutes.

MD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, attentive service, a little expensive, but that's expected in that area of the city

F
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vegetarians rejoice! Phenomenal menu selections, beautifully prepared and presented. Superb breads. Best mango lassi in town! Meat eaters, go for the lamb chops!

WS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Utsav is well located in the theater district and as such is good enough ( I would like to give 3.5 stars, but that is not possible to do on your site) for a pre-theater dinner. The food is well prepared, but the choices are not very exciting and are directed to the non-Indian population. I would suggest that the chef revise the menu in order to make it more diverse.

s
New York Area
488 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

always a pleasure but I miss the amuse bouche which has always been a part of the meal and when I mentioned it to the manager, he did not respond. Odd isn't it?

AD
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Utsav used to be the leader in this district. Unfortunately their buffet spread has become insipid and quality of service spotty. There are better offerings there if you look around. Wanted to give them a try after several years and came away disappointed .... again.

E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent staff and food. Enjoyed very much.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant - excellent service, lovely food. Would whole-heartedly recommend.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything is delious at this place. I've been going here off and on for approximately 10 years and their service and quality has always been phenomenal. With generous shared portions and fresh food it's my favorite Indian food spot in the city. Plus they have the best garlic naan that I've had outside of India.

MP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very nice All if the servers were attentive and made sure I was taken care of The food was good but I should have asked for a it to be spicier
I went for my Birthday and it was a great choice

P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place and try to have dinner here whenever we come to the city. It’s perfect for special occasions! Never too crowded

BL
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, my friend and I greatly enjoyed our Prix Fixe dinner. The scallops appetizer was delicious as were the samosas. We shared Chicken Tikka Masala and the Gia shrimp which were excellent. My friend loves the mango pudding and I also like the Indian ice cream. Service was excellent and we made it to our show on time.

MG
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I always enjoy Utsav, especially that it is spacious and relatively quiet. The food is really good too.

HR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from the Samosa appetizer, not at all greasy, to the main Chicken Tikka Marsala Portions are plentiful as we could hardly finish the spicy chickpea bowl between the two of us, and the spice was just right. Good friendly service. We'll be back!

TW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The bar hours were listed to open at 5 pm but when we arrived early for our reservation thinking we would have a drink in the bar first, even though it was after 5, they weren’t ready to open. That made waiting for our dinner reservation a little awkward.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and spacious with delicious food! Highly recommend Utsav.

SK
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hottest Lamb Vindaloo I have ever had and delicious. I always order an antidote, Raita.

HH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

While the food was very good, I ordered a spicy coconut chicken dish and was served a similar shrimp dish instead. Because we were headed to a play and didn't have a lot of time, I ate what was served, although I did tell the server what happened when she asked how the food was. The server did bring me the chicken dish as well after being made aware of the mistake and I was not not charged for it. As for the value, most Indian restaurants serve basmati rice as part of the entree, but here it had to be ordered and was priced separately.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The lunch buffet was average, the vegetables were good but the protein was okay at best. The service was also slow, even after the place emptied out.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Indian restaurant. We had Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo and a Cauliflower dish. Not to mention Garlic Naan and Poori. Kitchen was very accomodating and made Chicken Vindaloo (not on the menu) for my mom.

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favorite Indian restaurant we've ever been to! We love coming back to Utsav!

i
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Saturday evening. Food was delicious. Room was NOISY. Service was inconsistent/ slow at times. Husband received his beer, but took 5-10 more minutes for my wine to arrive. Would give 3-4 stars for overall experience.

B
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The price fixe menu is a very good value. However, the service leaves a lot to be desired. The servers have no idea who gets what and they deliver the dishes before they clear.

NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Esp fish tikka, cauliflour appetizer

p
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner. Food was very good as was the service.

t
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good but took too long.

M
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance, good service and good food especially the appetizers, coconut shrimp and spinach and ricotta cheese patties! We also enjoyed the rice pudding - delicious with coconut sorbet!

RS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful to be back at Utsav! Never ceases to amaze. LOVED LOVED LOVED it!! The food preparations, taste and presentation are superb. We ordered a variety of starters and mains and they were all so unique. Lamb chops, tandoori broccoli, hariyali kebab, stuffed potato, baby eggplant, daal, poori were all to die for! And topped off with the yummy creme brûlée gulab jamun and rum infused rice pudding! Planning the next visit already!

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Our go to place for Indian food when in New York City.
Service is slow and appears disjointed but makes up for the quality of the food.

C
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It is pricey but the food was excellent. On thing that bothered everyone - they charge extra for rice! Really, what Indian restaurant doesn't provide rice with their food? Charging for a small bowl of rice seems
silly.

VC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our family dinner ... great elaborate menu ... lots of choices ... good spaced out tables for family chatter n privacy !

2
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Professional staff...well trained. prix fixe dinner a can’t be beat! Delicious food.

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, perfect for group lunch.

SC
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attractive room; good Indian food but could be spicier; attentive service.

OT
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Margin food and horrible service.

W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Indian restaurants. I like spicy food and my wife likes milder aromatic food and they satisfy both of us. Last night we had a vegetarian in our group and two meat-a-tarians who do not like Indian food and everyone left happy. We have had large groups a few times and we eat there just the two of us about 5 times a year because it is next door to one of the Roundabout Theater Company locations. My only criticism is that their corkage gets a bit expensive when we bring in a bunch of wine collectors for a big dinner and we each bring two bottles, but that's not a problem for normal sized groups that do not BYO or that only bring one bottle per table.

OT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great pre-theater option