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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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4.5

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

Good Vegetarian Options (41)
Authentic (38)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Casual (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vegan (15)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Healthy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

Excellent. We were treated wonderfully & food was delicious!

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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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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a great lunch at Spice Symphony. All the food was excellent. The service was very good and the ambiance was relaxing. The cauliflower appetizer was particularly good (and I don’t even like cauliflower that much)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food and service. We walked almost 2 miles in freezing cold weather as out of towners ..... worth every step we took.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Decided to dine at Spice Symphony with my 2 grown up children after reading several favorable reviews for this popular East Side Indian restaurant. Happy to say it did not disappoint. The menu includes some standards and quite a few unusual offerings, including a selection of what they call "Chinese/Indian" dishes. All of the appetizers and main courses we ordered were very tasty, well prepared and appropriately spiced. The service was friendly and accommodating, even on a very busy Saturday night. The wine selection was well selected for this cuisine and reasonably priced. This was our first visit, and we will be back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent meal and highly attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was good, but the operations were shabby. They made us wait till 8:20 for a reservation at 8, and hid behind the excuse that "it was a last minute reservation".

We made it at 6:15, and isn't a last minute reservation still a reservation? Why have the slot available on OpenTable then?

Overall operations were shabby: Two 4 person tables were joined together for our group of 7, but they were of uneven height. Lots of other people were complaining about reservation timings not being honored.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere was great. Will be back the next time we are in New York.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Truly A symphony of flavors, this was the best Indian meal of my life. The food was unbelievable, the service impeccable, overall a home run. Our server Aldi was charming and on point.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Loved that the host offered to adjust spice levels for each taste

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

met clients for lunch. we each had a different thali - all were pretty good. Not stuffed but not hungry either. Decent value. Service was ok.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Employees were hospitable and accommodating. Good choice of wines (and other specialty drinks). The food was absolutely delicious. Try the butternut squash soup. It was my appetizer; I shared it with my dining companions, and they ordered their own! We packed a couple of orders to bring home as well - that good! The Chicken Vindaloo was superb - appropriately tender and deliciously spicy! I look forward to returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My son and I were meeting near grand central for a local dinner and found this gem. We sat at the bar for an early dinner and had chicken tika masalla. Food was wonderful, staff were great and they had happy hour at the bar. Would definately go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was awesome only to the delicious meals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was outstanding. Second time I had Indian food and was very impressed. My wife had lamb vindaloo, and I had the goat. Can't wait to go back

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

While attached to a hotel, this is no hotel resturant -- the service was excellent, with helpful comments about the dishes (and the spice level) -- the food quite good (tempura spinach -- who would have thought it?). Definitely on our cycle -- we will be back.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and drinks but the service was not good. Snooty waiter forgot things we ordered and we had to wait and beg for our bill.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very pleased with my meal here. The hot and sour soup was the best I've had, and everything was up to the same standard. Very happy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My daughter and I saw positive reviews and thought the Indian - Chinese menu looked interesting. We booked through Open Table and we arrived 1/2 hr early and they still seated us quickly. Not many people there at 6pm but was full when we left. Loved the tikki masala, garlic naan and general pso's chicken! The service was great and friendly. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Savory and scrumptious! A symphony of flavors! From beginning to end, the service, food and experience were worth the trip from Connecticut! They even surprised us at the end of our fabulous meal with a custard cake to celebrate our son's birthday! I have recommended Spice Symphony to my friends and am confident that from casual chic to sophisticated diner, all will love their experience as we did here!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A great Indian restaurant in Midtown! Love this place as it has got good Indian and Chinese food options.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Ok but by no means wonderful. Service was fine; we were asked several times if things were Ok. But the shrimp was overcooked. Extensive menu, Indian vegetarian and tandoori and Chinese.

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

As always ... Delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My friends and I had an AMAZINGG experience here! The staff was really nice, considerate, and welcoming. While we were waiting for our food, we were welcomed with a complimentary appetizer from the chef. On top of that, the food we ordered was amazing and as we were leaving, everyone took the effort to personally say goodbye. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First impression was not good as the beginner hostess told us to be seated to wait, even though we arrived on time for reservation. But 5 mins later we heard the boss explaining to her that reservations didn't wait, only walk ins. So he then seated us promptly - good since we were about to go somewhere else. All was great thereafter, and the food delicious as always. And lots of it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Staff was very efficient, we were running late for a play and they got our meal out to us in record time . Our Food was excellent We would definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We are faily sophisticated eaters so bear this in mind. Service was excellent and it was a pleasant place to be. The food was good. Had aloo gobi and fish. Both solid. A little on the pricy side but that is manhattan. Did not have the multiple layers of taste present in the very best indian food. But still good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

If you want to taste great Indian food you must try Spice Symphony. My wife and I loved the food and nice friendly service. We’ll be back on our next trip to NYC.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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