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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Sapphire.
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1314 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 245-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vajay Bhargava/ Guman Saugh
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A,B,C,D 19 Columbus Circle
Full Bar, Wine
What 1314 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NardaB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I love the vegetarian menu. The wait staff is always professional and make you feel welcome. My third time here and not my last.

HelenL (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was excellent and the recommendations from our waiter were spot on. We will definitely go back.

vipDebby1973 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent food, never crowded or noisy. Very attentive friendly service.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Very enjoyable. Greeting was gracious. Food was really delicious. Hope to go there again soon.

vipBarbara (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

consistently very good food and great service. We have been coming here for years and love it.

Alwaysladylike (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Second visit, both pre-theater at Lincoln Center. Arrived early but was promptly seated while waiting for dinner guest. The staff is all male (why? seems to be a feature of some Indian restaurants I've visited); the men who bring water and clear plates etc are polite but very formal which is a bit disconcerting. The waiter was very friendly. Food was good - combination of fish and vegetarian apps and main courses. Décor is a bit dated but everything was clean and neat. Bathroom was very clean too. Able to complete meal in plenty of time for 7:30 curtain. Would return.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We've dined at Sapphire numerous times and always enjoyed our experiences. This time service was poor. We sat at the bar first; that waiter was attentive, pleasant and a good server. When taken to our table the waiter was bordering unfriendly. Food did come quickly and was adequate. However, no one checked our table while we ate. Not once were water glasses refilled. Mine was empty. We waited awhile for dessert menus; not even then was my glass filled. We ordered kulfi for dessert. It wasn't a true kulfi but kulfi flavored ice cream.

Unfortunately we won't be returning. New York City is filled with so many good dining experiences.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The dining room was quite loud. The delivery drivers were back and forth through the restaurant during our entire meal and the food was mediocre at best. I ordered Chicken Tikka Masala, which should be a home-run for any legit Indian restaurant. Instead, they had clearly pre-cooked some chicken breasts in the oven and dropped them into the sauce just before putting it on the table. The chicken was dry, not dark meat cooked in the sauce as it should have been. The shrimp appetizer was not edible. The samosas tasted like the oil hadn't been changed in the fryer in months. Overall this was a disappointing experience.

vipJamesD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food, a bit pricy, though. The menu posted online is not the same menu in the restaurant.

vipNotOneToComplain (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was very nice (garlic naan was outstanding) but somewhat over priced considering the ingredients and portions. Nice dining room and service, but the coffe we ordered was so terrible that we had to go to a Starbucks for an espresso. And I don’t even like Starbucks.

JC55 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Not many reasonably priced dining choices so near to Lincoln Center. Sapphire is a pretty good bet for pre-Lincoln Center events.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

I love this place. I would go here for the Mango Margaritas alone. The food is good, too.

vipCincyYankee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Best Indian food in the Upper West Side/Columbus Circle. We eat here more than any single local restaurant ... And for us that includes crossing the GWB.

Why? The dishes are extremely tasty and consistently well prepared. The service is exceptional and the atmosphere is clean and classy.

Highly recommend this to anyone looking for delicious food in the UWS.

Charllzz (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

My wife and I were happy to be enjoying dinner at one of our favorite Indian restaurants, following a truly special concert at the Philharmonic. It was still early, and of course the noise level was favorably affected by that. We were familiar with the menu and chose several of our favorites, including the scallop appetizer and the Mango Shrimp. Service was impeccable and friendly, which, understandably, is not always the case at a later hour.

Svensk (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants near Lincoln Center. It was perhaps an off-night.

PhilharmonicFan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Favorite place for dining before a symphony or opera performance. Excellent food and attentive service. Try Saphire Dahl.

Maverick (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

I've been going to Sapphire for years whenever I'm in the Columbus Circle neighborhood. The best thing about it is its consistency! You will never get a bad meal there, the service will be attentive but not too flashy, and the food will be high quality. If you go pre-performance at J@LC, they will get you in and out with plenty of time to spare. It is a very solid option overall.

CatNYC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

I always enjoy dining at this elegant establishment. It is brightly lit, civilized clientele, and, most importantly, food is excellent. Service is great, and you don't need to worry about picking up cooking odors like you might have experienced at other ethnic food restaurant. Highly recommended.

jonathan (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Fine Indian restaurant convenient to Lincoln Center. Pleasant space, white table cloths, quick service, and good food.

viphostess (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Reception by staffmember who may have been the owner was quite unfriendly, and it took a long time before anyone came to our table. It was a very cold day and even though we were seated far away from windows and door it was cold enough so that one of us had to put on her coat. Letting the staff know that it was too cold brought no response. Pluses are that the restaurant is usualy quiet and there are good vegan choices.