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About Utsav Indian Bar and Grill

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.

1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation - Daily
Lunch 12 - 2.30 pm
Dinner 5.30 - 10.30 pm

Cross Street:
46th Street b/w 6th & 7th Aves.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 575-2525

Website:
http://www.utsavny.com/

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

Parking Details:
Discounted parking for $28 available at Icon Park on 45th street between 5&6th Avenues.

Public Transit:
F,B,V,and D to Rockefeller center;
N,R to 42nd St.

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

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Utsav Indian Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Vegan (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Romantic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Great for Brunch (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food and great service. Really enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Bad value. Mediocre food flavor. EXTREMELY poor service. Almost onehour to receive food in empty restaurant ( our 4 & 2 more). We know a tourist sham when we experience one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We love the Indian buffet lunch! Always hot, plentiful and delicious.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was freezing- miserable experience. If your heat is broken, shut down.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a really great holiday in New York and this restaurant topped it for our last night.
The staff where great and attentive.
The surroundings are also good.
Good value for money

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Typically we eat dinner here, but today we ordered lunch off the menu. The food here was average today, a bit more spicy than usual and the samosas were a bit greasy.

The service was good and the portions generous.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very authentic tasty Indian food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were looking for a pre-theater dinner with vegetarian options and decided Utsav met the bill. The service was professional, prompt yet friendly. We had no trouble making our show on time. We had a stuffed eggplant dish and okra. They were both well seasoned with spices without being that "hot." I think they tame the spice level down for tourists because we like hot spicy and requested it but thought the dishes were flavorful but a little tame in the heat dept. Although the taste was good, we thought both dishes were a little on the greasy side. I know -- the okra is fried and spiced, but I've had this dish elsewhere where it was not the least bit greasy. Overall, I would recommend for a convenient, relatively well priced, tasty pre-theater dinner (particularly in this area of the city that seems to seriously lack vegetarian options),

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas Eve dinner with my wife. The place was heaving with masses of people queueing for tables. Thankfully we'd reserved and were seated within 10 minutes of our booked time. Enjoyed the food which was good if not exceptional. Scallops starter was the stand-out dish I tried. Would definitely go back to try other dishes on the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Make reservations amazing food
Go every year Christmas and other occasions

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We've been to Utsav before shows before and it did not disappoint this time. Indian cuisine at its best. The atmosphere is unpretentious. The wait staff was very attentive but doesn't rush anyone. The food is, simply put, excellent, from the appetizers to dessert. As entrees, we recommend the Nawabi prawns, and the Achari baigan for eggplant lovers. Both are quite spicy - be sure to ask your wait person about spiciness when ordering!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Full of flavor. Will be back

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Party of 4 included 2 vegetarians, delicious food for all 4 of us.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Friendly and courteous service. The food was delicious and came without much wait.
Bar service was also very good.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was good and the food was really great

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Thank you Utsav! We found you at the last minute via the Zagat app, walked through very cold weather to find you... and we couldn't have been more delighted. Honestly, I believe it was the best Indian food I've ever tasted. Lovely atmosphere and charming server. We'll be back!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Loved it. Delightful service. Delicious food. Good price. Very convenient for theater! Great place

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

We chose Utsav for our Team Holiday Lunch. The buffet was a great way for non-Indians to taste many types of foods, and gave lots of options for the vegetarians on our team. The spiciness level of every dish on the buffet is labeled, so we knew what to expect when making our choices. I do remember the food being better last year (2016), but I don't know anything specific. Everyone commented on the ambiance - casual and elegant at the same time. The noise level was well controlled. We were able to have good conversations at a table for 8 without shouting. Overall, it was a good place for a celebration. I would recommend it.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We enjoyed a pre-theater meal. The staff was friendly and the food delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was realy good but to spicy for some off uss we order mild but was hot .but recoment him good good.

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good pre-theatre dinner spot. They are geared to get you to the theatre on time. Theatres walkable from restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I had a theatre ticket to the Pels Theater just under UTSAV, and was very pleased with the buffet of authentic Indian food. The service was excellent, and I had only to ask for anything when it instantly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great restaurant for pre-theater meal in heart of Times Square. Lunch buffet was wonderful with more than enough selections for a vegetarian and very well priced at $21.95! Ambiance is light and airy located on a skywalk with window walls on both sides. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Atmosphere and service were excellent, however the food did not match up. Starters were bland. Curries were nothing special and naan bread crisp and burnt.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Waited 10 minutes to be seated despite arriving when restaurant opened at 5:30pm with a reservation. Only 3 menus given for our party of 4. Waited 20 minutes for waiter to come over & introduce himself & take order at which time he took drink order & food order together. Appetizers came before our bottle of wine did. Had to flag down another waiter after 5 more minutes to get the wine for us which didn't arrive until appetizers were essentially finished. After initial pour, no waiter returned to pour additional glasses. The bill was then wrong and had to be corrected adding more wasted time as we were pressed to get to a 7:30 show. Food was very good which is the only thing that saved this from being a total miserable experience but not necessarily good enough to warrant a return visit.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Generally good in many respects, but the service was very slow and disorganized. The waiters seemed to be arguing over something (in a foreign language) and it seemed to involve our table somehow. We did not have a complicated order or difficult group, but the first food we saw was appetizers that arrived about an hour after we were seated. There were other tables who were seated, served, ate and left while we were still awaiting the first course. The entrees arrived about 1 1/2 hour after we had been seated, but by then we had lost our appetites and had to leave. Someone needs to step up and show some leadership, and get control of the staff!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was just ok. I’ve had much better lamb at various Indian restaurants. The sauces were not what I️ expected. It was just acceptable as far as Indian cuisine goes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Pretty good standard Indian fare. Warning: portions are large. Consider sharing with your companion and ordering fewer dishes than people if in a larger group. In our case, four dishes would have been more than enough for our party of six. We did have several orders of bread and an order of black dal, so that helped staunch the appetite.

Also, if you say spicy, it will be spicy. What is merely tongue tingling for me was too hot for my friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This is an upscale Indian restaurant at NYC. Service is excellent. The price is generally on the higher side. Food is great.Nice set-up. At the heart of midtown. Very short walk to Radio City Music Hall.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This was our second visit, and once again outstanding. Particularly good for pre- or post-theatre in NYC.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Location, location, location. Major + is where it's at. Food comes second, but not bad, just rather formulaic and under seasoned. There were some natives eating there as so perhaps I am being over-critical.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I’ve dined at Utsav many times but this time food taste went down drastically. The food was bland...no flavour or spice. We were not asked about the spice level that they typically ask while taking the order. The tandoori roti was burnt. Overall didn’t enjoy at all.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Consistantly great. Service is always wonderful. This is my go to Indian restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food. Come every time in NYC and doesn't disappoint.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing! Lovedit ! The best meal I had in awhile. My only complaint was that it took quite awhile to get the food and since we had a play to catch we had to eat it very very quickly.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We sampled a little bit of everything and it was all amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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