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Permanently Closed - Tulsi

748 reviews
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$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Tulsi features distinctive regional and coastal Indian cuisine created by Chef Eric McCarthy, critically acclaimed for his clean, distinct flavors from streets of Bombay to Goa.Tantalizing vegetable specialties and fragrant curries, to signature Patra Khumb meats and seafood. Designed for comfort, relaxation and the enjoyment of food, drinks and conversation, the 55-seat dining room and 15-seat bar/lounge reflects modern India with a nod to cultural traditions and motifs.

Guests may also enjoy a 6-course Chef's Tasting Menu and carefully newly created exclusively Dessert menu and a thoughtful list of spice-friendly wines, handcrafted cocktails and beers. "Tulsi" (pronounced TOOL-see) means divine basil.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 888-0820
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eric McCarthy
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Private party facilities
Celebrate any event or special occasion by having Executive Chef Eric McCarthy and his team create memorable dishes for your next cocktail party, holiday gala, wedding, anniversary, bridal shower, corporate luncheon, office party, birthday, book club, or private at-home dining.
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Private party contact
Vijay Rao: (844) 485-0174
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Welcome in many high end hotels and banquet spaces around New York, New Jersey , CT, ect
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Cross street
2nd & 3rd Avenues
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Parking details
Nearby parking lots: 46th St. and 47th St. between 3rd & Lexington Aves.
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Public transit
4,5,6,7 Trains to Grand Central. M101, M102, M103 Buses to 44th St.; M15 to 46th St.; M15 Select to 42nd St. or 50th St.
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Special events & promotions
Call us we will help you put an exquisite menu together.with help of our hands on event specialist.Your guest will never forget the amazing experience here at tulsi.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent food and ambience! Celebrated my husband's birthday here. It was a spectacular meal! Pricey but worth it!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Highly overrated if this is Michelin star quality. Despite our reservation the host had to check where she could seat us but half the restaurant was empty and stayed like that for the duration of our visit. Food was mediocre. Staff had no idea about the wine list and could not provide any recommendations other than the most expensive options on the wine list. Food came in sizeable portions but lacked any finesse or distinct taste.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Very good food . Excellent service . Great for a special occasion

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Had a great experience, with attentive but not intrusive service and excellent food that is more inventive and adventuresome than the typical Indian restaurant.

KKKHHHMMM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Exceptional!!! A definite must go back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

I went to Tulsi with my mother an sister for Restaurant Week. The service and the food was superb. Next time I'm in the city, I will definitely make it a point to dine here again.

vipNeti (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

The food quality is very poor. The only good thing was the ambience.
Very mediocre flavor. Waste of time and money. Only plus is pretty inside

vipHungry (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

This is a discreetly elegant restaurant that has original twists to virtually all types of Indian food Appetizers, entrees if every variety and drawn from all quarters of India. Desserts also original Good sized portions and good variety of breads
Outstanding friendly helpful service. Full bar good wine choices
An epicurean delight, unusual for an Indian restaurant

NYartist (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Had lunch during Restaurant week. Was extremely disappointed in the food. Food was extremely spicy even after I alerted the server to limit the amount of spice, which the kitchen did not. Portions were minuscule. Definitely over priced at $29.00 . Would not recommend. There are far better Indian restaurants in New York.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Waiter came to the table to take order and never saw him again. SERVICE WAS SLOW It took almost two hours to serve 3 courses when we said we on our lunch hour. We saw our appetizer go from table to table until 15 minutes later we got the appetizers at our table0 COLD. We had been in here before but this time it was NOT a good experience. Won't go back.

Nickmehta254 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

Food was served cold, naan were raw and they finally got it right at the 4th time.

By that time, the entrees were almost done.

No apology offered for the erratic service. Huge disconnect between what a Michelin star stands for and this place.

The cuisine, is just average.

vipOpenTable Diner (Little Rock)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

We have been to Tulsi before and had been pleased with the food and service. Today was very disappointing. We asked for and received tap water and were charged $6 for it! The waiter also took our order 15 minutes after being seated. 30 minutes later he comes back to ask if we had ordered and then asked if we had ordered with him. He walks away and comes back to tell us he had failed to put the order in. We finally received our food an hour after being seated. The manager never came over to apologize and we were charged full price for the meal. The place was not at all crowded, especially for a Saturday night, understaffing was not the issue at all.

Very disappointing service. Food was good but overpriced.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Unfortunately the food quality was really poor. Gobi manchurian tasted like tomato ketchup and the panner entree was lacking the creamyness. Overall very disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

With each table separated by nice sheets, and soft lighting, the ambiance is beautiful. With prompt, attentive waiters, the service is top notch. But the food - the food is to die for. Absolutely perfect, with every dish bringing its own unique flavor to the table, and not too expensive either, especially for the generous serving sizes. If you want amazing Indian food, look no further - you will leave full and very, very satisfied, without a doubt.

vipRCD13 (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

Not what I expected from a one Michelin star restaurant. Seemed more in line with any nicer Indian restaurant one might dine in but you pay Michelin star prices.