Spice Symphony – 50th St.

4.6
986 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
"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.

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Delivery or takeout
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
What 986 People Are Saying
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and attention to detail, will go back!

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very attractive space. The menu is very varied and Aldi was very helpful in making suggestions for our group.

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I
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience!! Food, service and Nice atmosphere! Really worth it!

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c
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking for an Indian Restaurant in NY, we found a gem where we not only had a great dinner, but had excellent service
Highly recommended

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Indian food . Wonderful craft cocktails. Price for the quality is very good. Great atmosphere

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. The ambience was elegant.
I would come back again.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. The food is amazing, and the service was phenomenal. We tried multiple dishes and were impressed with everything. Be sure to try the Indian coffee after dinner.

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DD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wide variety, impeccable service, cold beer. We went there for dinner and liked it so much we stopped in for lunch the next day. We thoroughly enjoyed both meals. Aldi, our waiter recommended the lamb shank which was not on the menu. Yummy.

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RD
Atlantic City
69 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here for the first time and was blown away by the food! The flavors and presentation of the food were wonderful! I had the Vegetable Biryani. It came to the table in a large "mountain" shape in a bowl to be scooped out onto my dinner plate. The freshness and "al dente" texture of the vegetables integrated with the savory basmati rice were a feast for ones eyes. The taste was amazing...one of the best Vegetable Biryanis I've ever eaten. As a vegetarian, this is my "go-to" dish to test out Indian restaurants and Spice Symphony took top honors!

My dining companions had the Shrimp Biryani, which she loved and the other 2 ladies had the Chicken Tikka Masala...and they both also raved about that dish too!

I had the Curried Cauliflower Soup as a starter. The flavor was amazing and the texture was smooth, creamy and delicious. The best Curried Cauliflower Soup ever! I could have eaten another bowl but wanted to save room for my entree!

Can't wait to visit NYC again to go to Spice Symphony for another fantastic meal!

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MJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for informal lunch or dinner who enjoy Indian food!!

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RG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We would not recommend this place - Despite having an OpenTable reservation and the restaurant having only three tables occupied, we were seated at a table under a leaking AC unit and were told that it's the most comfortable seat in the house and that the AC unit leaks just a little bit and we should be just fine. We came for Indian food, but we were asked if we are familiar with Indian food and were suggested to try the Chinese food they offer as well, and that is kind of unexpected in an Indian restaurant. The food was mediocre (both the Indian my wife and I ordered and the Chinese our daughter ordered). At the end we were asked to leave a good review online - which confirms the suspicion why a restaurant with such great reviews is in fact mediocre at everything (food, service, ambiance, etc.)

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MR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

High end Indian food - full of Indians eating!

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Tries too hard to be something special when it is really just an overpriced, pretentious spot for mediocre Indian food.

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JS
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We ordered a shrimp dish but they brought a fish dish. No matter - it was delicious as all the food here always is.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Service impecable.
It was a little nosy because we were sitting next to the kitchen. We were asked if we’ll like to seat in another more quiet table.
And they were busy. Great, huh?

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ST
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Indian restaurant, affordable for NYC. Our server was amazing, service was prompt and professional. Food was excellent, even gave use extra rice for our leftovers. Portions very generous. Overall, an excellent choice for an evening out in midtown Manhattan. About a 20 minute walk from the theater district.

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h
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this place! We are in NYC every other week on business and eat here every time. Food is off the charts great, good drinks and wine, super wait staff!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very good surprise. Very professional and high quality

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SP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are from India and miss the "authentic" Indo-Chinese food go to Spice Symphony. The ingredients used were of really good quality and yet the taste was not compromised. The food reminded me of my childhood when we used to visit the Mumbai based restaurants - Camlin and Chopsticks. I highly recommend a meal at this restaurant. We dined in and received a very courteous and friendly treatment from the staff. They are also listed on UberEats for a pickup.
I would definitely go back when I visit New York city.

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place with good food and service. Everything was perfect! Would definitely recommend this restaurant, and I would love to go back.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service. We enjoyed everything with the New Dehli chaat a favorite of the table. Highly recommend!

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JN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinarily good service, excellent food and a check that didn’t break the bank. A wonderful evening.

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PL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was in a nice area and very well appointed. The service was prompt and menu was extensive. We ordered the lamb korma and it was spiced perfectly. The pricing was moderate for New York, about $50 for 2 for lunch.

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D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Wonderful Indian food, well priced, with an attentive staff

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CG
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! We had a cauliflower appetizer recommended by the waiter, it was fantastic! Also had Palak Paneer, and a lentil dish, all very good. Nothing was too spicy, it was just right. Very good service and comfortable seating.

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly, courteous staff. Delicious food and a nice environment. I felt valued as a customer and will definitely eat hear again and would recommend to anyone.

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JL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and scrumptious food. Will come back for sure the next time I’m in NYC

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H
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Well prepared Indian and Chinese food. Portion size was very adequate, but not too much to eat. Staff was happy to accommodate special needs. The menu includes a wide variety of dishes, so there are many options for everyone . Service was excellent. Price was extremely reasonable. Immaculate.

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T
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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VA
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and experience in New York City, our family enjoyed every single detail of our dinner together.

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AS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, my only complaint was that the chicken tikka masala has a sweeter taste. I prefer that dish on the spicier side. Otherwise we had a great time and overall really good indian food.

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m
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at a high end location, great service, quality food and overall great experience

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F
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent attention without being obtrusive. The food was way above average and surprisingly affordable. We were visiting NYC and would definitely go back to this place.

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BF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with not only typical Indian dishes but unusual, wonderful Chinese-Indian variations. Incredibly flavorful biryani.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

An ok place ,ambience was good however not very impressed with the food ,I ordered pepper chicken as suggested by the host but didn’t like it that much and New Delhi chat wasn’t spicy at all.Staff was friendly so no complaints on that and service was ok too.
Overall it’s a one time visit place.

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For as much hype and 5 star ratings they get on Google, TripAdvisor, and Open Table, they don't deserve it. It was good, but not great. 3-3.5 star? While the wait staff was highly attentive, we had 4 people asking us for things, within seconds of sitting down, it was too attentive, and we had to ask them just to give us some time to settle in and catch up. While they were gracious about this, the menu wasn't great, and they were missing some basic traditional Indian sides, they only had chutney. While the Tikka Masala was good, the chicken was chewy, so overcooked or old, and the nan nailed it. The waiter challenged my friend to his request to make the Vindaloo hot, said he would do it, and then didn't. Even after my friend said if it was too hot he'd complement the chef. There are just too many better authentic, cheaper, Indian places in NY in better neighborhoods to go out after than this place. Bummer, wanted to like it as much as everyone else.

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RF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service was good. I found it a bit crowded and the the noise was a bit too high.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem! We have come here many times, and I choose this restaurant also for business dinners as it is authentic, the cuisine is delicious! And the service is impeccable! Each time I come here I am treated like a queen and my guess and treated also like royalty. We have been to India, and this is the real deal in New York City! I recommend this place because everyone makes you feel special.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The food and service was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant meal however the portions were quite small and it was a bit overpriced, for example $3 for 3 popadums and additional charges for the dips.

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