Spice Symphony – 50th St.
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.
Great indo Chinese food!! Good service.
Made reservation at the wrong spice symphony, but the Lexington SS found a table for me and my son right away. Food especially delicious! Be sure to tell them your heat level, because their default is SPICY! SUCH A GREAT PLACE!
Great food and service.
This was a pleasant dinner out, but I expected more. The appetizers were the standouts for me, both of which were fabulous. Peri Peri Shrimp, and Chinese Bhel. The shrimp cooked in the tandoor and served in a luscious tomato and onion sauce was smooth, and rich and delicious. The Chinese Bhel, from the Indo Chinese section of the menu was surprising in a good way. Very unique, full of fresh flavours, it hit all the senses perfectly! For mains we had the Tellicherri Pepper Chicken, it was tender, not overly spicy, the sauce was not at all sweet, and had interesting unique flavors that I enjoyed, but it was lacking a little "something" maybe even just salt. The Tandoori Shahi Jhinga was mixed. My husband enjoyed it though I found it slightly over cooked and to me lacked any Saffron flavour. We had intended to order the vegetable Biryani, but the waiter recommend Pulao instead. I don't know why, it was a very basic pulao, with the odd addition of broccoli. A seasonal Chutney tasting was listed and veg and fruit, though we only got fruit, and it was for me overly sweet and nothing special. I also found the serving dishes, really odd for an Indian Restaurant of this caliber. Everything comes in a basic white "soup bowl" I noticed it right away, and it just didn't add to the experience. The atmosphere was lively, it was packed on a Tuesday night. Many, many servers, and managers, but ours seemed a little disinterested and standoffish. There was a manager at the end of the evening who was very pleasant and friendly as he checked in with us. Reasonably priced for a date night dinner, I would go back and explore some of the dishes on the Indo-Chinese/Hakka side of the menu. It wasn't bad, it just didn't WOW me.
Nearly wow. Amazing spice blend but the salmon tikka reinforced the rule of never order fish on Monday. Spinach chaat was beautiful but soggy and greasy. The amuse bouche was delicious.
Service was good but inattentive.
We thought it both expensive and not very authentic. The tables were very close together so we heard more of what the next table were discussing than what we were saying. The food was average. My wife’s spinach chaat was actually a tiny piece of spinach in a fried case. That’s not chaat in our experience. My tandoori Chicken we’re a bright red colour which usually means the use of a lot of red food colouring. My wife’s prawns were OK; my goat biryani was average. The service was perfunctory at best.
Food and service was excellent!
The food was amazing. The wait staff treated us like family. Loved loved loved!
Lovely place. Nicely spiced Indian dishes. Shrimp tandoori was cooked perfectly!
Lovely dining rooom with very courteous staff. Good range of tasty food. Four separate dishes and we all enjoyed our options. We eat Indian food a couple of times each month and this was good overall. Prices are also very reasonable too.
One of the best places in NY
Best Indian cuisine in all of New York!!! Faaaabulous!
Food was great! Waiter was really insistant with the lamb... He also looked like Dr.Castro 🤷♂️
Spice Symphony was a pleasant surprise. Since we usually do not dine outside our comfort zone, we were a little apprehensive about trying the Indian and Chinese selections. From the beginning, our server was patient and informative and upon his suggestion, we tried a smoked Chicken appetizer that was fabulous. We shared the ground lamb kebabs and selected a vegetable side dish that went perfectly over rice or for dipping with the delicious Naam side order. Our whole dining experience was wonderful from start to finish. We can't wait to go back.
I searched online reviews for a restaurant for a dinner with my cousin that offered good food and an atmosphere conducive to conversation. Spice Symphony delivered both. We were greeted cordially, shown immediately to our table, and enjoyed attentive (but not overbearing) service throughout the evening. We tried a sampling of vegetarian dishes (dal makhani, palak paneer, okra) and a special shrimp dish. All were delicious -- we both kept eating until we could eat no more. We felt no pressure to vacate the table. I will return at my first opportunity.
Wonderful meal presented by friendly and professional staff. Priced well for Manhattan, very reasonable. I’ll be back!
Had a wonderful dinner tonight! My husband and I found out about spice symphony from all there wonderful reviews. While we were in the city we wanted to go here, while we were at diner our brother and sister in law said they needed up being able to come, they quickly made our table from 2 to 4 people. The service was great, the food amazing, and great drinks too. They also somehow knew it was my birthday, brought out a dessert and a card signed by the staff. They were all so nice! We will definitely be back again. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
Went to Spice Symphony based on prior Trip Advisor recommendations to celebrate wife's birthday. Was not disappointed in ANY WAY. Greeted warmly by staff and seated promptly. From start to finish, the dining experience was excellent. Aldi provided us with excellent service, making suggestions as to what and how much to order. The chef's complimentary started was delicious, as was everything we ordered - including fried spinach leaves, chicken vindaloo and an eggplant entrée. Large, delicious portions left us with no room for dessert. However, Aldi presented us with a birthday dessert, accompanied by a staff rendition of "Happy Birthday".
Cannot recommend Spice Symphony too much, and it will certainly be on the top of our list to return to upon our next visit to NYC. Thank you to Aldi and the entire staff for making this a memorable dinner.
Wonderful, spectacular, took me back to India!
Best Indian food in city. Everything was top notch.
Don't be fooled by the modest exterior, fantastic food and service are delivered in modern surroundings. Our waiter, Aldi, was very attentive and helpful
Had the chicken tikka masala set lunch and it was delicious -- well prepared, generously portioned and just the right spiciness. Low ambient noise allows for talking with my lunch companion. Service was excellent. Definitely recommended.
The Spice Symphony delivered on its rave reviews...wonderful Indian food in a casual, yet elegant setting. The service couldn't have been more attentive, and the food incredible. Our server suggested off the menu dishes which included lamb chops and a smoked lamb dish. Wow, it was awesome. I highly recommend.
Booked this restaurant for our last night in NYC, we were celebrating Birthdays, the staff were amazing as was the food, definitely be back.
The food is a wonderful mixture of traditional flavors and new ideas. The service was professional and of the highest quality. We will definitely return!
Top Notch all.the.way!
Dinner was delicious, service was outstanding, truly an exceptional experience. Thanks Vijay, you are amazing, thanks for being our “magic” host!
Amazing and generous service! Spice Symphony went above and beyond with our anniversary dinner. We loved the delicious food and appreciated a special anniversary dessert. Everyone on the staff was outstanding!
Food and service were very good. A wonderful experience.
Googled this place and went purely on reviews. Nice place with good Indian food especially indo chinese fusion!
the food is better than other tao or budakkan bot doesnt have ambience
Great food - and awesome indo Chinese. Kind of like a hidden gem- will go back for sure.
I eat Indian food a couple of times a week. We have two exceptional Indian restaurants in Bermuda. From the outside this place does not look special. Once inside however they have a beautiful bar area and a very nice restaurant. The staff were superb especially Vijay who served us. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was was excellent. The menu is somewhat restricted. I didn't see the variety of dishes I normally see in an Indian restaurant but the items they have are excellent. A very nice experience.
Very good food
Outstanding!! We'll be sure to tell friends and family how fantastic our evening was.
We'll be back 🏴🇺🇸🏴🇺🇸🏴🇺🇸🏴🇺🇸🏴
Lovely food and lovely restaurant!
Excellent food and value. Our waiter Santosh was very professional and knowledgeable. We had the avocado chicken kabobs, lamb korma, and the tandoori mushrooms. Perfect amount of heat.
Wonderful food, I love this place.
A colleague suggested this restaurant and I'm glad she did! She was familiar with the dishes and we selected the ones we thought we might most enjoy. The portion sizes were reasonable an we were able to share one main dish with a side of vegetables and two kinds of naan which was sufficient.
Good food but rather erratic service. On arrival and being seated we were presented with 2 wine lists but no food menus and had to ask for these as well as having to attract attention when we wanted to order. Noise levels were extremely high which was quite stressful.
The greeter and servers were friendly. There seemed to be a respect issue toward the greeter (female) from the servers (males). I felt uncomfortable with it and would suggest the show more kindness toward her. It could come off to some as chauvenistic.
The food was flavorful and the table service was great. Our server checked in at appropriate junctures and gave us great advice on the menu. My only issue was the presentation of the food. They used a metal tray with several metal bowels surrounding rice that was placed in the middle of the tray. The presentation brought to mind the containers one would use to feed pets; not appropriate for people. The two issues are enough to make me wary, but not enough to preclude me giving them a second chance.