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About Spice Symphony – 50th St.

"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.

150 E 50th St
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Chinese, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Every Day 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
3rd avenue and Lexington Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 300-4869

Website:
http://www.spicesymphony.com/

Entertainment:
Full Bar, Wine, Beer and Cocktails

Catering:
Please call Prem Chouhan @917-981-1799

Public Transit:
E, F,#6 Train to 50 or 53rd st station

Executive Chef:
Walter D Rozario

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Spice Symphony – 50th St. Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (47)
Good Vegetarian Options (43)
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Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for a Date (24)
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Special Occasion (23)
Casual (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Cozy (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Healthy (14)
Vegan (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fun (12)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Romantic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious aromas. Everything was tasty from the Naan to the desserts. Modified spice to request.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautifully prepared food. Interesting menu - Indian and Chinese. Captains made great recommendations both times we ate there. We will return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. I felt the person who took the order should have suggested that the bread basket I was ordering was too much for two people. Otherwise everything was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

the « amuse bouche » at the beginning has been forgotten by the waiter. the food is good. the drinks are too expensive : a small bourbon maker’s mark at 19$ by exemple. the tables are very near each others. the level of noise is very high.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We ate here at New Years Eve. The food was very good and the service was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Spicy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good food at competitive prices.

Good experience;-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Spicy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very good service but the food lower than expectations .

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was very tasty, service was fast, staff was polite and on our departure were very eager to give us some hints on how to spend our time in New York which was nice.
We really like the chiken tikka masala, springrolls, baby eggplant in a spicy coconut peanut sauce.

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is an exceptionally great and consistent foodie place/ so reasonable for the superb flavors and cuisine - make a reservation and enjoy - so so worth it

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wanted Chinese food for Xmas dinner. Spice Symphony provided Indian/Chinese food of high quality when we couldn't get a reservations in NYC OR Brooklyn Chinatown before 10 pm on Xmas Day.
Lovely ambiance, attentive service, interesting, tasty food at a midtown location at a fair price....and we could hear each other talk at a table for four....very happy with the experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful! Food and service. Impeccable. Would definitely return. Great personal attention from the waiter. Terrific Indian food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and great service! We went on a very busy Saturday night so despite making a reservation, we had almost an hour wait to be seated BUT the food and experience were well worth the wait. The staff was very courteous and the food was fantastic-great value! Would definitely recommend for authentic Indian food as well as Indo-Chinese fusion

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Seated promptly. We mostly felt as an afterthought to the staff. Food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was not great. Had to ask for menus after being seated. Took more than half hour to get the drinks after ordering. Other people who came after us got seated before us. We had a reservation at 7pm. We got their a at 650pm and did not get seated until 720pm. After getting seated we watched other people get their food and leave before we even got our food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

An attractive, modern decor and attentive professional service were the hallmarks of our recent visit to Spice Symphony for a birthday celebration. At first we were a little concerned that we were running late but a quick phone call to the restaurant allayed our fears and we were greeted most graciously upon our somewhat late arrival. Although the wait staff was initially a little slow to take our drink orders, once we got past that, our dinner proceeded at a very nice pace, neither rushed nor too slow. Plenty of menu choices allowed my entire family to easily find dishes that suited their tastes. The only negative was the lack of a spice level indicator which led my wife to order a dish that she found a bit too spicy, although not so much that she could not enjoy it. Portions were generous and we had leftovers from 3 of our 4 entrees which we took home and the restaurant was gracious enough to add in an extra serving of rice gratis with our leftovers. The only downside were the desserts, we tried the kulfi and kheer which were somewhat lackluster and the masala tea lacked the spice that I had hoped for. Overall, I would strongly recommend this restaurant if you are in the mood for Indian food in the Midtown East area of NYC.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Tasty food!, nice ambience and great service. Will come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Bof bof...
Correct mais sans plus.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Nice meal, although portions on the small side. Lamb chops were excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very unprofessional treatment by the management. Lunch menus are not honored. It is a rip off to go there and get trapped by the surprise forcing you to choose from A la carte menu. I don’t recommend this restaurant to anyone and will probably never go there again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

First time there and a very delightful experience. Great food, service....could hear each other talk...packed house, nice hum. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Vegan, Cozy, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to Spice Symphony tonight. Wish we were in town longer so we could go back. The food is top notch and the prices very fair for the quality and portions. What really is a standout at this restaurant is the warm hospitality and very professional and attentive service, something that is hard to find in the touristy area of the city. From the moment that we arrived and the hostess helped us unbundle from our winter clothes , till we left after our sumptuous meal and the management and staff bid us farewell and profusely thanked us for our business, we were blown away and felt really appreciated. And it's not because the place isn't doing any business....it's rocking! And for good reasons too. You don't get this kind of really satisfying dining experience too often. Give them a try...if you appreciate really good Indian cuisine you won't be disappointed

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent quality food, wonderful service, and an amazing thing in Manhattan, quiet enough that everyone at the table of 4 could hear everyone else and no one had to shout. Best quality Indian food I have had in the US.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wonderful service. We were early for our reservation but they seated us quickly even though it was a busy night . A comfortable waiting area with good seating . Very attentive . The food was outstanding with excellent flavors and spices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Casual, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and Great service. Aldi, our waiter, did a fantastic job for a very busy night.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The owners, especially Jude, worked very hard to insure that everyone has an excellent experience. We were late because of traffic and he work us in very quickly.

The Food was over the top. We had a good wine and pleasant conversation with one of our neighbors.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Spicy, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was beyond expectations.
Delicious. Fresh. I continue to think about it, it was so good! Ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala and Saag Paneer. The basmati rice was flavorful and delicious, and while I am gluten free my friend ordered the garlic naan and loved it.
The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive to both myself and my guest.
We will definitely go back.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice cosy place not easiest to spot. Service was attentive and polite. Food was good and tasty. A pity they don't bring heaters to keep your food warm as it tastes much better. One of the few Indian restaurant where desserts were very good indeed.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great time with wonderful food and service. It was no problem to make some of the dishes less spicy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great experience at this restaurant. The owner and staff members went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Very attentive. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a very good dinner. Service was excellent and the ambiance of the restaurant was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service excellent... what we did notice that was different was the rapid never resting urge to clean and move along... would have liked not to have felt so go go.. this was new and not appreciated..

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent. We were treated wonderfully & food was delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Attentive service and amazing food! Owner chatted with us and asked for feedback directly, a must stop if in the area.

P.S. there are two location so if you make reservations, make sure you go to right one.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was very good, but not quite as "exceptional" as I was expecting for a restaurant ranked # 16 in all of NYC by Trip Advisor.
Service was attentive but aloof...
My overall rating was based primarily on the quality of the food (and drinks).
I'd go back, but there are many other places that I would try first.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lovely meal, good service and friendly bustling ambience

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was my second visit to this restaurant, and I took my girlfriend. It was amazing - from the service to the food - we enjoyed it all. The quality of service and food is bargain at the price they charge.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Spice Symphony was an amazing experience for a date night. The food was very authentic Indian cuisine. I would definitely recommend the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Chicken Tandoori. The waiters were very attentive and catered to whatever you needed, i.e. had something made for us when it wasn't on the menu. The environment of the restaurant was subtle and romantic, which gave a very relaxed vibe. I would recommend this place over and over again to anyone who is in the mood for authentic Indian food.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Hadn’t found good Indian-Chinese fusion in the city until now. Delicious food and awesome service- I would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Lovely meal in a nice vibrant environment

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our preferred meal choice was not on the menu but staff were more than happy to cook this for us. Great staff and first class food

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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