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Sapphire

4.4
4.4
1572 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Sapphire serves multiregional fare in an airy, serene space. The food is well worth its price, and the prix fixe lunch is quite a buy. Minimum is $25.00 per person

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 245-4444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vajay Bhargava/ Guman Saugh

  • Private party facilities

    Sapphire can accommodate 40 people for a banquet.

  • Private party contact

    Satish Arora: (212) 245-4444

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    68th/69th

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A,B,C,D 19 Columbus Circle

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Wine

What 1,572 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Indian

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  1. FL

    FredL

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Again as before food was excellent. Pleasant seating outside, fast and courteous service. Food was outstanding perfectly spiced, well cooked. Each dish tasted different. only issue on desert my wife ordered two flavor ice cream; waiter said either one or the other. So she ordered one flavor but the order came with two scoops. Ridiculous that they could not give her the two different flavors=two scoups rather than giving us two scoups of the same flavor.
  2. S

    Stymied

    New York Area

    210 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was generally quite good, but...Our mango shrimp dish had a couple of shrimp that tasted a bit "off" and too mushy (probably from having been frozen?) Excellent appetizers.
  3. BM

    BarryM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    After hearing a lot about this restaurant, I was ultimately disappointed. The food was good, not great. The prices were steep for what you got. And the atmosphere was unattractive. I know times are tough for many restaurants, and the owner was very friendly. I wish him well.
  4. CC

    CCNYC

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We’ve been a patron of Sapphire for well over a decade (in its prior location). We have been dedicated customers for delivery. But tonight’s in person dining was extremely disappointing. Rated Service as “fair” but honestly it was borderline poor. Not many tables to keep our server occupied yet the service (including basics such as delivering drink orders, refilling water, etc) was inexplicably slow. Reconsidering other Indian options in the neighborhood.
  5. m

    managosin

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was good, service non descript, ambience drab and quite different fromm what appears in your photos.
  6. SS

    ShariS

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time at Sapphire since it moved further uptown. Consistent great service and delicious food.
  7. S

    Scoting

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re very glad to have discovered this restaurant. We feel the service is good and respectful and has a touch of class, so to speak. The food is very good. The location is very convenient and pretty good for people watching. We especially like the Navratna Korma, Channa Masala, Garlic Naan, Papadam, and Chicken Saag at this restaurant.
  8. FL

    FredL

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Exquisite amazing Indian food. The tandoori chicken & tandoorie shrimp were tasty and cooked to perfection. Onion spice w/tomato sauce excellent garnlic naan heavenly and a side order of mushroom dish tasted out of this world. Best Indian food we have had in years. Topped our visit here about a month ago. sat outdoors very pleasand waiters, owner and chef all who came to our table want to please
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Food is too basic for the prices. Plus, you have to buy all sides separately, even bread.
  10. CK

    CarolK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In summer, one can dine outdoors, and a large glass window wall is also open, so the risk of Covid infection is low. The service is very pleasant, and the food is reliably good. Vegetarian dishes are available as well as fish, poultry, and meat. The restaurant is convenient to Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, cinemas, and other attractions, and is close to two subway stations (66th and 72nd on the #1 train line). This restaurant was for a long time nearer to Columbus Circle. It didn't close; it just moved. We were glad to return last evening with two companions.
  11. c

    cffc

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The ambience and service were very good. My husband enjoyed his chicken dish, but although my lamb had good flavor, it was extremely tough. It was difficult to cut and chew; a steak knife was not provided. The server was helpful in asking the kitchen to provide a less spicy dish for me and in promptly replacing the original entree when it came cooked well done instead of medium rare as ordered. I think this would be a very good place to eat if one likes and can eat typical spicy Indian food. Sapphire was less crowded than many restaurants in the area with calm, unhurried, and accommodating service.
  12. RL

    RobertL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even better in its new location
  13. IG

    IraGoldfine

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our first time going to Sapphire's new location and we weren't disappointed. The food is as wonderful as ever. The service is impeccable. I highly recommend it
  14. FL

    FredL

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    not classy like the previous Sapphire/ almost an everyperson's version. But food remains excellent superb. Service is friendly. very open place not just outside. highly recommend.
  15. MM

    ManhattanMom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Upper West Side place to spend an evening. My Indian family loved the food and even ate the leftovers the next day (they never agree to that!). Food is authentic and well made without artificial colors or flavors.
  16. MW

    MadelynW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, prices are high, not enough staff
  17. G

    Gudu

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch and food was incredible! Our kids loved the food too and ate so much more than what they usually do. The mango shrimp was to die for!!
  18. PS

    PatriciaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian cuisine in NYC!
  19. ET

    ElaineT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had tropical salad, veg tandori, ginger chicken, and chickem tikki masala. All excellent. Great service , food, atmosphere, reasonable cost.
  20. MN

    MrNaples

    Naples

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to this restaurant because we were going to the New York City Ballet. We totally enjoyed the food.
  21. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Too expensive for these small portions. I get it: the rent is high at that location, but still.
  22. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, service, ambiance. Really like the space. Lamb vindaloo and chicken masala very good. Dessert (rice pudding), not so much. Overall, really nice and would go back for sure.
  23. IG

    IGbhindalicious

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great hospitality. Excellent food! Great date night. As far as ambiance they could totally dim the lights. We will be back- thank you again!
  24. LM

    LisaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sapphire has always been one of our favorite restaurants and we were really upset when it appeared they were closing. We ate there on Saturday and we all agreed that we thought it was even better than before!
  25. ST

    SusanT

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Because the woman who greeted us at entry was unmasked and persisted in remaining unmasked though asked to mask while dealing with two vulnerable people in there 80s, I would not return to this restaurant despite other aspects being favorable. The management’s lack of concern for clients is unacceptable. (The servers were appropriately masked.)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing and very well priced, especially given the neighborhood and the high quality. The staff is always very friendly and professional. Highly recommend this spot, especially before a show at Lincoln Center.
  27. BM

    BarbaraM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a regular customer at Sapphire and find food and service to be consistently excellent. I love everything about Sapphire and will continue to eat there on a regular basis. I go to performances at Lincoln Center regularly and Sapphire is well-located for these visits and good value.
  28. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Close to Lincoln Center and the Folk Art Museum. We will definitely return.
  29. FN

    FoodieNYC

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was fresh and delicious, excellent service. I do believe rice should be included for a $25 dish. Also, even though we were the only occupied table when we arrived, people were seated very close next to us, which was unwelcome.
  30. RW

    RhodaW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  31. BM

    BarbaraM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, consistently delicious food, great service and pleasant ambience. Come here at least once a month and it is always delicious.
  32. D

    Dunkydoll

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was all delicious and it was quiet so our party of four was able to converse in normal tones
  33. GD

    GinyaDec

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    For years we have been going to an Indian restaurant that closed during Covid. This was our first meal at Sapphire and we were pleasantly surprised: a wide menu choice with plenty of vegetarian options, full bar and tables nicely separated. Food didn't seem like yesterday's left-overs: fresh and good ingredients. A find for us.
  34. FM

    FrankM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, attentive service. Altogether, an excellent dinner for a very reasonable price,
  35. r

    rmallika

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very good and authentic Indian food. Good service, good selection of wines and liquor.
  36. C

    Chillie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our go to places for Lincoln Center performances. The food is excellent and we’re always on time for the music.
  37. PJ

    PJField

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food. Courteous and attentive service. Not at all crowded on a Tuesday evening. Good place to eat before attending a Lincoln Center performance.
  38. S

    Sbbs

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always reliably good.
  39. PS

    PhilipS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty food and reasonably priced.
  40. CS

    CharlieSig

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food and service are always excellent at Sapphire, our favorite Indian restaurant in the city.

FAQs

Sapphire is rated 4.4 stars by 1572 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Sapphire

2014 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    68th/69th

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A,B,C,D 19 Columbus Circle

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vajay Bhargava/ Guman Saugh

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 245-4444

  • Private party facilities

    Sapphire can accommodate 40 people for a banquet.

  • Private party contact

    Satish Arora: (212) 245-4444

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