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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
11:30 PM
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Spice Symphony – 50th St.

4.4
783 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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"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
What 783 People Are Saying
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vipkenneths (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

now one of my regular spots when in GCS area. terrific in every way

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great meal.

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JonathanL (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was delicious. The service courteous and meticulous but a little slow. Allow sufficient time.

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BirthdayGirl (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was too spicy. May have ordered wrong dishes. Liked the Indian more than the Chinese dishes we ate. Would like to try again. Was crowded. Make reservations.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I enjoyed unique Indian-Chinese fusion cuisine. Lollipop chicken appetizer is a must. The Sichuan chicken was quite tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lifelong New Yorker, the Worst experience ever. So rude, the entire experience was awful.
Food was average.

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AnnW (N. Ireland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As a group of six friends we went to Spice Symphony on our last night of our New York trip. We weren’t disappointed. The food was amazing and the staff were very attentive. They were very busy as it was Valentines night so we had to wait a little while for our booked table. But the atmosphere was buzzing so it was definitely work the wait. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

SANTOSH was my waiter. Ask for him, a wonderful gentleman who was my waiter.

I was in New York for business, and, of course, being at a restaurant by oneself, especially on Valentine’s Day, can be a little intimidating. But SANTOSH was a true gentleman, and made me feel so welcomed, and so appreciated. His knowledge of his restaurants cuisine was magnificent.

I have traveled around the world, and I have never had better Indian cuisine, even in India then what was served last night.

The combination of the environment, the location, The warmth of this gentleman, and incredible cuisine made it forever special, super special evening. I was faced timing with my husband, which made me feel like he was there with me. We are both traveled around the world and he could not believe how beautiful the dishes looked.

I highly recommend this restaurant as one of the best in the city.

Thank you SANTOSH and chef of SPICE SYMPHONY, for making my Valentines dinner a great pleasure even when my husband was thousands of miles away!

I have been raving to my husband this evening when I have just returned home from business in New York. When we are back in New York, we will return.

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GuyH (London)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Acoustic trauma, high-decibel noise, too many customers in a small room,

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HOWESA (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was good but not great. Service was outstanding and all servers were helpful and friendly.

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vipCASL (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful restaurant! Will definately go back. The food was flavorful and the service the best we’ve had in New York. Many delightful menu choices.

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SpiceSymphonizer (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I often choose Spice Symphony for MealPal because it is close to my work place and it is a great value.. You get small Samosa, Rice, Naan, Raita, 2 different chutneys, 1 Veg and your choice of either another Veg or a Chicken. I decided to try for a lunch with some collegues recently and was pleasantly surprised that the menu also included Chinese and Indian Chinese dishes. We ordered 2 appetizers unfortunately I don't remember the exact names, but one was cauliflower with a red, spicy glaze which was delicious. I think it was from the Indo Chinese menu. The other was Shrimp which was also good. I got the Lunch Special Thali which had about 6 different small servings - Chickpeas, Spinach & Potato, Lentil, Paneer, and maybe something else. It also included Rice, Naan and a crispy cracker thing, some pickle and some green chutney. It would have been quite enough without the appetizers. Kulfi was also included and was delicious. There was a Vegan selection on the menu in addition to Vegetarian. It was small, but that was the first time I've seen that. Our server was Aldi and he was very helpful in recommending signature dish and ensuring we had everything we needed. Overall a great lunch.. Trying to come up with an excuse to go back as I type this...

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vipKiki (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I am not a big fan of Indian food but my friend wanted vegetarian options. Overall the food did have great flavor and I had one of the best Mango Lasee ever. Very good stuff!

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IllinoisNona (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Fabulous flavors! Attentive wait-staff, especially Ninad’s suggestions. We’re taking friends back there because it’s attractive, relatively quiet, and good prices for such a satisfying meal. Loved shrimp moilie and avacado chicken and Rasmalie desert. Good location for midtown walkers or public transportation.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This restaurant has a really nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The only cons that I could find is that it’s a little overpriced for its portions size - entrees are very small, appetizers really small. But overall, it was a really nice place!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food but the service was incredibly intrusive. Well intentioned but we were interrupted more than 30 times over the course of the meal. It became almost laughable. Will not go back for that reason.

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MargaretN (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Spice Symphony is a lovely restaurant with fine service and terrific food. I will definitely recommend to anyone going to Manhattan and will go there whenever I'm in New York.

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Lulus (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Me and my mother had a great experience at this restaurant. The waiters were all extremely kind and the overall service was great. The only downside is that the food is not really that spicy, hence the 4 stars on it, but this could be a plus if you are dining with elders or people who do not enjoy spicy food but still want to give Indian cuisine a try!
I definitely recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic atmosphere. The service was incredible. The server was full of suggestions and they all paid off to one great meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The Maitre’ d was welcoming and brought us to a great table, the staff was attentive and even brought some complimentary appetizers, that were tasty. The dishes were excellent and the ambiance exceptional. Special thanks to Aldi, who gave us some history of the restaurant and let us know they offer Indian/Asian dishes as well. It was my birthday and they brought a nice desert with candle and greeting. An excellent meal and experience and we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and service. Lots of flavor. Nisar was excellent! I would definitely go back.

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Nealo (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The owner Jud came and spoke to us and explained the Indian Chinese food connection.
The spinach and baby eggplant entrees were fabulous. The tellechery chicken entree was equally good with great spices. The garlic naan was perfect. You may want to order an extra serving to soak up the sauce from the entrees. The dessert doughnuts are a must to finish the meal. Our waiter, Nisar, did a great job. The wine he recommended was perfect with the spices in the food. He did not hover and the wait staff made sure our water glasses were refilled due to the spices in the food—which we loved. Great dining experience. Will go back.

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Mil6753 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Sampled two entrees and two appetizers while dining at Spice Symphony. The flavors were exceptionally good; the chicken tikka masala was crazy good. Recommend this place for dinner out without hesitation.

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foodiekat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I felt the flavors in the spinach starter & the entrees were muddy. Disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This is some of the best Indian food that I have ever had. Great drink list and good service also

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PCFC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good Indian and Chinese food in a pleasant setting. The service was excellent and attentive. Loved the Lassoni Gobi and Spinach Chaat. Lots of vegetarian options. Will definitely go back

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vipphillygirl330 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Generally not a fan of Indian food but this was excellent...Both service and food!! We will be back for sure on our next NYC visit.

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viphappymember (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Spice Symphony is my favorite midtown Indian restaurant. Always friendly service and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I had lunch with some colleagues and we enjoyed it. I eat a lot of Indian food so I would rate this food as just ok. It wasn't bad, but it was nothing to rave about either. I had the Chicken Tiki Masala lunch special and it was presented beautifully. The chicken itself was tasty and I really liked the chick peas, but everything else was just ok. They were very friendly and gracious in the restaurant, but the service was a bit sluggish for a mid-town lunch place. I get the sense that they were ironing out a few kinks. We enjoyed having a new place to eat lunch and I am sure we will go back. With a cup of chai and tax and tip my lunch came to $27.

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vipSuzieQ (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

What a surprise to find this absolutely delicious restaurant. I’ve stayed in this area time and time again and never knew this place existed! I highly recommend the smoky eggplant as well as the chutney appetizer too. Loved the green dipping sauce that accompanied the breads. I put this on the tandoori shrimp and it really heightened the flavor.

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