Spice Symphony – 50th St.

4.6
924 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Spicy
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
"The New York Times" - The Marriage of Indian and Chinese Cuisines Hungry City: Spice Symphony in Midtown East
Our cuisine is classical Indian food from all regions of India carefully prepared by star chef. Our "grandmotherly cooking,” with whole spices for a more rustic texture will blow you away.We are rated as one of the top Indian Cuisine in New York. We bring to you coastal curries from Goa, Konkan, Karwar, Allepy, Madurai, Kolkata to name a few and also a few dishes of Chinese with Indian Spices ( Indo Chinese).
Our Wine List is something that we are proud to present.
We are home,family and friends.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Chinese, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Every Day 7:00am - 11:00am

Lunch: Every Day 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 300-4869
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Walter D Rozario
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Catering
Please call Prem Chouhan @917-981-1799
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd avenue and Lexington Avenue
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Public transit
E, F,#6 Train to 50 or 53rd st station
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Entertainment
Full Bar, Wine, Beer and Cocktails
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
924 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
68%
Very Good
27%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PD
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great Indian food - very nice service that makes you feel very welcome!! A pleasant evening

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JB
5.0Dined 4 days ago

My friend is a vegetarian, I am not. It was a perfect dining experience for us both.

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MJ
4.0Dined 4 days ago

A great restaurant , a hidden gem with Indo-Chinese cuisine. Good service. Good dining experience.

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TM
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service from the time you enter to the time you leave. Waiters are always there to help you with your orders and attend to your needs. The noise level was high and you had to shout across the table to be heard. The ambience was reasonable. All in all a very pleasant experience.

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GD
5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was impeccable yet very reasonably priced. The service was fabulous and our food and drinks were served in a timely manner. The tables are fairly close to one another, so we could hear conversations around us. My husband and I didn’t have a very romantic atmosphere, but the delicious food and wonderful service definitely made up for that. We would absolutely go back!

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BC
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Interesting excellent food. Wait staff very helpful. Will definitely visit again to try more dishes.

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n
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Cute little restaurant on 50th St/3rd Ave. Top notch service and excellent wine collection.
Highly recommend the Indo-Chinese items on the menu.

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JH
2.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Food was good, prices were reasonable, but the service was rushed with persistent up-selling, e.g. pushing drinks, extra courses and dessert every time a waiter came up to us. When it became apparent that we weren't heavy drinkers or dessert takers, they seemed in a hurry to get the table free. The restaurant was crowded and noisy, so apparently it is popular, but I won't return.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Food and service were both good. We were impressed.

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CD
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Everyone was very friendly- outstanding service. Only issue was that I love Chicken Tikka Masala but did not care for theirs - tikka sauce was like thick spicy tomato soup, disappointing. Samosas, corn soup, biryani, rice pudding were delicious.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The visit to Spice symphony on 50th street was fantastic! The food was well prepared, authentic, spice level tailored to choice and super delicious! Customer service was great, Chef personally came to the table to discuss uniqueness of dishes.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Best tandoori chicken wings!!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food - friendly staff.

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B
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Delicious food and exceptional service make this a great choice in midtown. All servers and staff went above and beyond to welcome us and make sure we made the right food choices. It's a much nicer experience than the exterior suggests. Highly recommend!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The service was outstanding food is amazing. Nisar was a great waiter. You don't need to miss this place when in New York

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J
2.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Ordinary Indian food with extraordinary hustle effort invoked—to spend more. Having traveled twice to India, and sampled great Indian restaurants in Chicago, LA, NY, San Francisco, I am perplexed at how this outfit could be so celebrated by purportedly New Yorkers in Trip Advisor. The host seemed disappointed that I came alone; maybe there was a mix-up with the reservation(?); he was expecting 2, but unquestionably a rude entrance was delivered. They, upwards of 4 staff people, marshaled a valiant effort to get me to sit at the bar. Finally, I ended up in, but at least not at, the bar. Six dollar chai teas with no refills, booze menus pushed in your face twice, waiters asking at least 5-6 different ways and times if I didn’t want booze, more food, sides, etc. The rice was promised as free. Yet, they charged for a side order of it. When I asked them to remove it from the check, you could tell that they were testing me; the help knew it was unreasonable. Another party in front of me was unhappy with their check. The best thing sampled was the garlic naan. It’s nearly perfect. The spicy chicken (next to the tikka masala on the menu) was acceptable, simple spices and barely possessed a trace of coconut. Some of the chicken meat was inedible, being so o boney. I would skip the hoopla in the accompanying reviews and ask a local concierge for help on picking a quality Indian restaurant.

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r
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Spice Symphony was a perfect place to meet our son for lunch. We all chose selections from the lunch offerings and the food was yummy and well priced. My only issue was with the palaak paneer -- the cheese cubes were tossed with cooked spinach, not the luscious creamy spinach sauce I have experienced elsewhere. Still, this is a tiny issue. I will happily return to Spice Symphony when I return to NYC.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had our best meal in NYC here! The menu is extensive with authentic Indian and Indo-Chinese options. Excellent wines, beautiful food presentation. Spicy and mild dishes available. Highly recommended!

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M
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

A really nice restaurant with good service and very authentic food. A fair price for the city. I advise to book ahead as it is very busy

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SG
1.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We had a really bad experience. Even after booking table at open table, we waited for 40 mins almost before we got our table. The food took 1.5 hours to come after order. We were starving! Especially we were with 2 kids and they were getting “hangry”!! After all that we were automatically charged 20% gratuity! If the service is bad, why should we pay the gratuity/ tip? Aren’t those things for service and food?! When I mentioned to server, he just said oh that is automatically added! I asked if he thinks the service was worth that percent..He kept saying it is automatically added. I am sure he could have done something but just didn’t! Above all the food was just okay! The Lassis were too sour and tasteless! When I told the server that my daughter didn’t like it, he had no reaction. Not even a simple “oh sorry, she didn’t like it”... I m not asking for replacement but the guy just kept on saying how wonderful their food is.... isn’t that something we should judge? Overall the food wasn’t bad but wasn’t good. Plus the service and extreme delay made our experience bad

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OT
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Great food.

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EG
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

I must first mention that one of our hosts named Aldi provided us with the most consummate dining experience with how attentive and friendly he was to all of us dining at Spice Symphony. All of the food was out of this world and it was the best meal by far while dining at some of the very best restaurants in NYC during our visit this past week.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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DN
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Overall, we were highly pleased. The melding of Indian and Chinese cuisines (which have many similarities) was very well done. Fresh food, original creations. The lamb chops are particularly recommended.

Attentive staff!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Amazing food and Service!!

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FP
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Very good indian dinner.
Service is extraordinary.
Thank you

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DH
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Wonderful Indian restaurant. Great service and amazing food.

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KG
1.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Overall food quality had dropped significantly.
Taste is no longer there

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OT
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We greatly enjoyed our meal. All good was fantastic. Service was especially good. We'll return as there were many menu items that looked good.

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JP
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My wife and I both very much enjoyed the subdued atmosphere and delicious north indian food. The service was especially attentive; after a long walk from the Met, we were thirsty and our water glasses were never neglected. I was also impressed that when I mentioned my phone was getting low on charge, the server took care of it for me while we had a delicious dessert.

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TM
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This is our second visit to Spice Symphony, the location was new but the food and service were just how we remembered. We loved our meals, wait staff was very accommodating. The restaurant was busy, the noise level was high but not distracting enough to impede our conversation.
I know we'll be back next time we are in NYC.

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SR
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food with excellent service, Aldi was awesome

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B
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Had 2 appetizers - shrimp and lamb along with garlic nan - all very good. Enjoyed a bottle yesterday of Chateau St Michelle Cab. For entrees ordered Sea Bass special and Chicken Tikka Masala - both wonderful. Great servers and nice dining room.

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M
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Very pleasant lunch .

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SS
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had a terrific experience at this restaurant. The manager went out of his way to provide us with a quick meal because we were short on time. Food was delicious and service beyond excellent! We will definitely return whenever we visit Manhattan!

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MJ
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Good place to dine for lunch!! Very nice to side!! Good service good food! It’s a hidden gem!! Hope the construction outside gets done soon and the next lace visible from the 50 th street

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AR
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Buenas en g neral

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RR
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Die guten Bewertungen haben uns einen Tisch für unser Geburtstagsessen reservieren lassen. Die Reservierung hat von Deutschland aus gut geklappt und der Abend hat das gehalten, was er versprochen hat. Ohne Reservierung ist sicher kein Tisch zu bekommen. Das Essen ist sehr gut, wie man es von einem guten Inder erwarten kann. Zur Krönung gab es en Geburtstagsständchen der Belegschaft.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Very pleasurable experience all round. Did a nice job with a larger group.

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GT
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Authentic indian menu, vegetariana options, very confortable place! Wonderfull!

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