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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.
New York, NY 10036
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation - Daily
Lunch 12 - 2.30 pm
Dinner 5.30 - 10.30 pm
46th Street b/w 6th & 7th Aves.
$31 to $50
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Utsav caters events for up to 500 guests. Please call the restaurant to speak to our catering manager Sanjeev Sharma or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Discounted parking for $28 available at Icon Park on 45th street between 5&6th Avenues.
F,B,V,and D to Rockefeller center;
N,R to 42nd St.
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Utsav Indian Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
Enjoyed their buffet lunch with a nice selection including lamb, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Food was replenished frequently so there was always plenty. The spinach and eggplant were especially good. Great location if you are headed to the Roundabout off broadway theater.
This was a delightful surprise - really excellent Indian food and they were very accommodating re meeting a pre-theatre timetable. Excellent vegetarian menu with some vegan options. On the non-vegetarian side, the sea bass was outstanding, in a very special flavorful sauce. Other favorites were the cauliflower appetizer and a unique rice/mango/corn appetizer. Look forward to returning soon!
Although a very beautiful space with attentive service, for the most part, the food was inedible. Perhaps we ordered the wrong dishes - skewered lamb - which was described as mildly spicy, “with an edge “. Thus after a bite of two, it was impossible to continue eating. Sadly, as this seems to aspire to refined Indian food, it was in fact overwhelmingly heavy, spicy, basically inedible.
The Paneer Masala was and Chana Masala was great. We asked for it extra spicy and usually I️ always have to put extra red pepper on my food but they had got it to a nice spice that tasted great. I️ am vegetarian so I️ eat a ton of Indian food and it was one of the better places for taste. I️ was not crazy about the saag Paneer but I️ think there was a spice in it that I️ had not had before at other places. I️ definitely recommend it to people who like Indian.
This was my and my boyfriend's first visit to Utsav for his birthday. I love that we had such great seating that made the occasion more special and intimate. We were given two tables next to each other, so plenty of room to set our food and eat comfortably.
The food was delicious, with the right amount of spices. We ordered 1 of the vegetable biryani, 1 chicken makhni, 1 of the chicken kebab, and an order of the Tokri. That was more than enough good for the two of us, I wish I had enough room to put all of it!
I loved the ambiance and the background music. That night wasn't too busy so it had the right amount of noise level.
Overall it was a pleasant experience and I would visit again and recommend friends and family.
We dined on a busy Friday Night! The food was very good. I had a shrimp dish that was in a very tasty sauce with basmati rice. My guests were also very happy with their vegatarian options. The service was attentive and professional. There was a very loud party in the next room and we complained. They were nice enough to close the doors to the other room so we can eat without the very loud party. Overall it was a very nice experience.
I am recommending this restaurant for two reasons; the food is very good and the location is excellent for going to the Laura Pels Theatre. The night we were there it was terribly noisy (which seems to be the new norm) and this was further exacerbated but very loud, screaming children who were running throughout this elegant established and whose parents seemed to think they were in their living room. We should have known there would be unpleasantness when it took 5 different people to balance our table and more than 1/2 an hour to get our food. The manager did come over and we let him know of our displeasure at the loud decibel but aside from nodding his head nothing was done to keep these kids in check. What should have been a leisurely meal in an upscale establishment missed short in my book. Still, the food was excellent (though pricey) and the ambiance - aside from screaming and ill behaved children - is elegant. Service just okay. Lots of people running around but not too many attentive to our table. Not rushing back though any time soon.
I frequent the broadway/times square area and love Indian food, so I was surprised I had never found this place before. It's tucked back on a side street IN BETWEEN the buildings of the side street (I wandered a bit before I thought to walk into the center plaza where the door was) and has a street level bar as well as the main restaurant upstairs. I was with someone who has difficulty managing stairs but there was a ramp into the plaza and an elevator in the restaurant so we were fine.
The restaurant was lovely with lots of windows and ambient evening light. I enjoyed everything we ate and would absolutely come back again. The Chicken Tikka Masala was amazing but super spicy, and the Korma was perfect. We also split the Samosa appetizer which was bigger than I thought it would be (3 large samosas) but they were very tasty so we weren't complaining. I can't remember the name of the cocktail I got (something about Monkeys) but it was strong. I'm looking forward to trying the Chai Mule next time.
The only downside is that after ordering and checking on us once the waiter sort of disappeared - we had been planning on getting dessert but by the time we finally found him he just dropped of the check and we paid and left. He also got a little snippy with me when I mentioned that I loved Indian food and that I had no idea the restaurant was here - something about that they'd been here for a really long time so I must not've been looking that hard. I'm sure he meant it as a joke but it made me feel dumb (and I LOVE going places that make me feel dumb...)
The food was great, the service was really nice, the cost was fine, the room was wonderful and it wasnt too noisy. A good location for pre-theater. But the bartender situation was terrible. Way too slow and totally inept bartender. We had to send back a "whiskey sour" (which wasn't one at all, just a big glass of whiskey with one ice cube); they had never heard of Aperol; they were out of almost all the selections of wine on their list; the white wine that WAS available was really bad and the bartender heaped the glass with ice cubes like it was a sodapop. But the food was great!
We came here after a Thursday night play, around 9:30 PM. All the other tables were occupied by families (maybe 1 was a business dinner) of Indian origin/descent. That told us the food was probably going to be authentic and good. It was! Great service. Delicious, perfectly spiced food. Quiet setting where you can have a conversation.
Service was slow. Had to request a lemon for the water several times. They had a couple with a young toddler who was screaming at the top of her lungs for 30 minutes. There were plenty of tables where they could have asked the couple to relocate to but did absolutely nothing. Salad was suppose to have Mango but you would need a magnifying glass to find the mango.
Elegant Indian food, but you have to caution them if you don't like it fiery hot -- they will oblige with suggestions for blander entrees but only if you insist. Great location, very handy to the Broadway theaters. Attractive decor, quiet & tons of room in the evening -- or anyway the early evening if you have a 7 o'clock curtain to make. Service polished & attentive. Prices not the lowest but reasonably good value for midtown.
The day I was there with friends the restaurant was busy, it took time before someone took our orders . The dishes were too spicy for our taste even after they took one back to modify it. My friend complained that the men's room was filthy- chicken bone was in a urinal and there were wet areas on the floor-they should have an attendant in their rest rooms to ensure cleanliness.
Four of us had a very nice meal at Utsav. We last ate here a couple of years ago and the food this time was incredibly good. One of the best curries I've had in the USA! There was a good selection of wine and beers. We shared 3 appetisers and 5 curries. Will definitely eat here again when we come back to NY.
Menu is limited but varied. Food appears targeted to those unsure about Indian food, such as "tikka masala" which did not arise in India and shrimp and lamb dishes. Also many vegetable options. Everything reasonably tasty, good service.
However one would have to space visits visits, since non-veg choices are limited
We had not been here in quite a while and remembered it as one of the elite Indian restaurants. It is not. We had nice, unusual appetizers, but relatively ordinary main dishes. The real problem was service. We had to summon someone at every stage. Had to aggressively make eye contact with a server to take our order, then that person basically didn't deal with us the rest of the time. A spill on our table did not get cleaned. And at the end I had to carry the check with my credit card to the cash register. This place is in the theatre district but they have no sense that people may be on a pre-theatre schedule. But the main issue is the stark contrast to the first-rate Indian restaurants in the city - where the superb service is maybe the highlight of the experience.
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