Spice Symphony – 50th St.

4.6
956 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Spicy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
"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 956 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Wonderful experience! The food and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Very tasty food, attentive service and great quality.
Unfortunately VERY noisy due to low clearance ceiling and tile flooring.
But cool ambience. Will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We were seated on time, and had an excellent table. The specials and the options were presented clearly. Santosh took exceptional care of us - from meal suggestions to a surprise custard for our daughter who turned 18! We ordered two info-Chinese dishes and two North Indian dishes. Each one was well made, piping hot, and in good quantities. Thoroughly appreciate the fact that the staff took absolutely terrific care of us. Will return again!!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We (5 persons) were seated on time and was taken care of Aldi. He was very accommodating. He was especially attentive to one our colleagues who was hesitant to order as she was not sure of the taste. Aldi inquired what taste she was comfortable with. He made two different dishes outside oh the menu. The second dish was on point. Thank you Aldi.if his service style is practiced by other wait staff, Spicy Symphony will mo doubt attract more customers.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Excellent service, friendly waitstaff, nice atmosphere, can get a bit loud when restaurant is filled. Menu is typical Indian with some more unusual options. The chicken in the chicken tikka masala, a very common dish, seemed to have been pre-cooked and was dry. It was served in a bowl with the sauce simply poured over it. Other dishes seemed like better choices.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Spice Symphony went out of their way to accommodate our party of NYers and out-of-towners. We get together once a year.
So it's nice to have the restaurant be flexible to our needs. SS was amazing! Our numbers kept changing. No problem! We met at the bar for drinks for 45 mins. Ample room and selection. Sunkist, our bar server, was so wonderful serving us and flexible with billing us. Once at the table, we felt as if we were the only table in the restaurant the staff wanted to please! Everyone was so kind and attentive. I wish all our experiences for our high school meet ups could be so stress free. Thank you Spice Symphony! We will return!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Nous étions 5 adultes et 4 enfants. Nous avons eu un service attentionné du début à la fin! Les plats étaient tous délicieux et la carte de vin très raisonnable ( plusieurs vin à moins de 45$) Ce restaurant Porte très bien son nom; la nourriture est parfumée et épicée mais sans excès! Et vraiment, je reviens sur le service car il était vraiment exceptionnel!
Nous avons essayé plusieurs plats (7) en plus de riz et pain naam en accompagnement, dessert (3) que nous avons partagé et café en plus de 2 bouteilles de vin (48$/ch).
Avec les taxes et un bon pourboire la facture était de 385$ ce qui est très bien pour 9 personnes!
J’y retournerai c’est certain!

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We come here for the Indo Chinese food, which is quite good. The service is a bit overbearing and yet slow.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Delicious food including some curry house classics and some new, different things to try with the Indo Chinese fusion. The chicken lollipops were gorgeous and the peshwari naan was the best I've ever tasted by far!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Extensive menu for both food and drinks. Delicious food. Excellent service. A true mid town gem and my favorite Indian restaurant in Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Wonderful service! Felt like I was in a 5 star restaurant. Food was delicious. They brought my husband a mini cheesecake for his birthday.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Had a great dinner experience with friends. They were very accommodating when I asked to change the party size shortly before our reservation. Rowan, our server, took great care of us and was able to give us solid recommendations when we asked. The restaurant is clean and comfortable.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

They served our family of four to include two young boys beautifully. I highly recommend this restaurant and thought it was absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great food with fantastic service. Menu is everything you’d look for in an Indian place

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I had a pleasant surprise at this restaurant. This indochinese fusion is addictive. I will definitely go back for some more of this food.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Very cosy restaurant, excellent food and great service.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Wonderful service and amazing food! What a gem! ❤️

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Food was great. Service excellent Prices very reasonable would recommend highly

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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

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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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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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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We found Spice Symphony on a search for restaurants near our hotel. Our meal experience was fabulous and we really like Aldi, our server. He answered all our questions and made great suggestions. Our 15 year-old boys are not very adventurous eaters and ate everything on their plates. The food was tasty and unique. The restaurant was completely full when we were there so it was loud, but it was worth it for the food.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Food and service were both good. We were impressed.

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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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