Tamarind - Tribeca

4.7
2749 reviews
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The team from Tamarind, in the Flatiron District, have opened a new restaurant in Tribeca. Tamarind's team of dedicated chef's draw on India's varied regions to take diners on a culinary voyage of the subcontinent. The restaurant's menu includes dishes from Punjab, Hyderabad, Goa, Madras, Lucknow, and Calcutta. India's assertive spices and seasonings distinguish its cooking from all others.
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DR
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! We were a party of four and we were seated in a large booth right next to the reception desk. We were hesitant to sit there at first, but there weren't any disruptions from people coming and going. It was also quiet so we could actually have a conversation. Our waiter, Vinay, was very good, as was all the service. Plates and silverware were replaced frequently, and I happened to spill a drop of red wine on the tablecloth which was covered with a napkin so we didn't see the spill. We shared 3 appetizers and 3 entrees, and still had food left over which they packed very nicely for us. The bathrooms were spotless too! All in all, it was a very pleasant night out and I would like to return to this restaurant as they had an extensive menu of many dishes that I have not encountered in other Indian restaurants.

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LI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. The host Mr. Walia is on top of everything and makes everyone feel welcome. The food is always excellent and the service professional and discrete.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good though I had higher expectations. The service staff was very attentive but little pushy and did not give any time to review the menu.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for lunch date. Pre-fixed menu was delicious and just enough for lunch. Very quiet for a weekday lunch meeting.

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JF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Favorite NYC restaurant. We go there often. Food and service always consistently great. You feel welcomed from the time you arrive until you leave. Owner and staff always gracious

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N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

I have rarely been more disappointed with the food in any restaurant . The ingredients were fresh and the halibut was good quality, but all the cooking was flavorless and hardly any herb or spice could be detected. The chicken tika was much too sweet; the food has been adapted to suit every generic taste and can hardly be called "Indian".

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vinne, our server was excellent! I remembered him from when Tamarind was on 22nd / Park Ave. He's still as enthusiastic and professional now as then. He's been with Tamarind for over 16 years, which speaks to the owners and shows in the service we received.

Highly recommend - :)

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! If you are looking for an Indiana restaurant with good food, great service and nice ambiance this is the place to dine at.

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CS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious ethnic cuisine. Wonderful service. Good ambiance. Good spacing between tables. A fun place to have dinner with friends.

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious flavorful traditional Indian offerings with a fresh flair. Highest level service, polite and respectful. HIGHLY recommend! We will be back!

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find, especially for my Brit husband who love Indian food. We have eaten at many posh Indian restaurants in NY, London, and India and this was such a great find. We will be back soon. Also great for larger parties and you can actually have a conversation in this restaurant - a rare find these days.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overalll

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F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food in a beautiful and relaxing dining room. My friends and I had a wonderful time here.

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n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Expensive for what it is.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was warm and attentive. Beautiful ambiance. Outstanding food quality and presentation. I loved the Bhagarey Baigan...a truly memorable dish that I'll come back for!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vinay was an absolutely wonderful server and made the evening a delight!

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t
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasty Indian food, heat-tempered to your taste from mild to fiery. Varied menu and extensive wine and cocktail list. Lovely multi-level space.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, great experience. The servers and staff were very attentive, the owner even checked in on us. Great ambiance, very comfortable and spacious. We enjoyed our meals and the prices were very fair.

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D
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great evening! The team at Tamarind was terrific, responsive and extremely courteous. The food and the wine was top notch and Tamarind is redefining 'excellence' in consistent best practices in hospitality. Thanks Team Tamarind!

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant. Fantastic service and very gentle people. Very good value

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Understaffed. Never filled water glasses. Never bothered to look over. Took 20 minutes to get the bill.

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R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful true Indian restaurant. We have been going for years and have never been disappointed in anything. It is always a treat.

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CY
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Among the Very Best!

Okay, according to Open Table, I dine out more than 99% of others living in the NYC Metro, so believe me when I say Tamarind is among the best restaurants in NYC. Located in Tribeca, it's also a nice non-touristy spot near several of NY's best bars (for before or after). If you are a tourist and have never been to Tribeca, you should... it's a lovely neighborhood with narrow brick streets offering a different perspective on Manhattan.

This was the second time in the past few years begun our New Year's Celebration with dinner at Tamarind. We started the night with a pair of Samosas, one with ground lamb meat, the other with chicken. Both were extremely tasty, of the two the lamb was off the charts. For my main dish, I had the Chicken Korma which was so delicious I can still taste it. My mother-in-law had a spicy shrimp dish that she loved (and she is one picky diner with discriminating taste). My wife enjoyed a lamb dish which we all shared... also delish.

The only question we asked ourselves the next morning was, why don't we dine at Tamarind more often, thus it's added to our list of New Year's Resolutions!

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RO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife is from Pakistan and was quite impressed by the authenticity and quality of the food. It was certainly the best Indian restaurant I've been to, and I've sampled many. I can't wait to go back. Top notch in every respect. Also, we enjoyed watching the chef from our upstairs table as he used the tandoor oven.

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B
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vindaloo had very subtle flavors that build to hot, best Roti, very good halibut. This is a lovely restaurant with fabulous service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service!

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E
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Delicious, innovative cuisine. Attentive service. Lovely ambiance. Interesting wine list. Highly recommend.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my daughter for first time. Was fantastic. The cauliflower appetizer is heavenly, and is a “must-order” for anyone

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SR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth time there... top notch every time no matter what I order

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Manhattan

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique twist on Indian dishes. Not the same dishes that you see in every other Indian restaurant. Very balanced and flavorful.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service and food, overall great experience.

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, and our server Vinay was fabulous - very professional and charming, and very helpful in guiding those of our party with food allergies to the most appropriate dishes. A great restaurant to visit.

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Vinay my waiter excellent!!
Warming and knows all the food

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QC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This has turned into our tradition for Christmas dinner and it has never disappointed. It is definitely one of my favorite Indian restaurants in NYC. Good food, good service, and good ambiance. Thank you Tamarind!💖

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Y
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service is impeccable, the food amazing, and the atmosphere outstanding! Just cannot day enough good things about Tamarind!

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The Waiter was very pushy with the amount of our order. He made me order 2 of everything when I already knew better.

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MF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious. Certainly the best Indian restaurant and maybe the best overall in Manhattan.

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BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went to this restaurant to celebrate our son's birthday. I was not impressed by the service or the food. We had cocktails which were overly sweet which killed the flavor. For appetizers, we had Chilli Crab and Shrimp. It was just fine. Our waiter didn't introduce himself to us. Throughout the night, his service was poor. He was always in a hurry (even though we went early at 6.30 for dinner). He forgot our kids' drinks until halfway through the meal (only after being reminded).

The main course was just fine (Chicken Briyani was just pedestrian). The highlight was the Halibut, which had a killer sauce that went with it. It was the best item that we had here. Desserts were usual Indian affair - Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai & Kulfi.

We were hoping for something special for our son's birthday cake, but it was disappointing when they brought out the dessert we ordered with just a candle. Overall, the experience was disappointing. I have heard great things about this place from a bunch of friends, but I guess that was years ago.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Service was good. We had a lunch reservation for 2:30pm. At 2:29pm as I was walking through the door a lovely lady called me to advise their last seating is at 2:30pm. “Great, I’m walking through the door as we speak.” We sat and ordered. After ordering and BEFORE the food came out our server asked us if we wanted to order anything further as the kitchen is closing. I’m by no means saying our server was rude, she was lovely as can be. However, it was strange to ask us if we wanted to order anything further before our food even arrived. Please keep in mind we ordered quite a bit.
Once we finished our food and the last plate was taken from our table, you could smell cleaning products as someone began to mop.
We felt rushed and left feeling like we were a burden to the staff. I enjoyed the food and our server was lovely but please adjust your last lunch seating.

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