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About Permanently Closed - Tulsi

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.

211 East 46th St.
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd & 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 888-0820

Website:
http://www.tulsinyc.com/

Catering:
Welcome in many high end hotels and banquet spaces around New York, New Jersey , CT, ect

Parking Details:
Nearby parking lots: 46th St. and 47th St. between 3rd & Lexington Aves.

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.

Executive Chef:
Eric McCarthy

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.

Private Party Contact:
Vijay Rao: (844) 485-0174

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Tulsi - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

68% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (3)
Good for a Date (3)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 20, 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.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Exceptional!!! A definite must go back.

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·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·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

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vip
 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·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.

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·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.

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·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.

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vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 23, 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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (London)·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.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This was not our first time at this restaurant but it is certainly our last. The AC was broken but noone bothered to give us a heads up before we were seated so we had to sit through the entire spicy meal in July with no AC. They opened the door to let some air in but with that came in the mosquitoes as well and I was bit several times. As far as the food goes, it is OK but not the best. I've had better meals at this place before. I don't know why it deteriorated so much.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

was shockingly bad , i dont know what the michelin star was for ... maybe they didnt consider the vegetarian options. food was stale ... very dissappointed

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The desserts were very creative, service was attentive and welcoming. Our server dekshita and the tulsi team took a step further to take care of us.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Delicious, high quality Indian food and interesting drinks.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great food and service! Really enjoy the dinner! It's the best Indian food in NYC!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was good for the price. The restaurant does not offer high chair which was odd and surprising. When asked about it, they said its a fine dining restaurant and they don't want kids making loud noise. Not ALL kids can be loud and what about guests who get loud after few drinks??? I do not agree with them.

Also open table and the restaurant should clearly mention on their website if they are not going to provide an infant seat or if children are not welcome. This policy is weird.

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·Dined on June 16, 2017

So far the best Indian restaurant in Newyork city,no were in the world a Michelin star chef would come personally to the table and check on u,had and outstanding experience hats off to the chef and his team for making an amazing experience for me and my family.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We love Indian food and this was one of the best Indian restaurants we've visited in NY. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Food was excellent, one of the best indian restaurants in NY, definitely better than Tamarind. But overpriced, also more expensive than Tamarind.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food is always superb

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

The lamb chops were amazing. Lobster masala was out of this world. Frankly an impeccable service. The dessert were like heaven.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I was in New York with a friend and we wanted to eat at a Michelin Starred restaurant. Looked up Tulsi and it was in our price range and conveniently enough was close to our hotel. We both decided to go with the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. Dish after dish came and we continued to be impressed with the attention to detail in the way the flavors worked in such harmony as well as the presentation. Our server did an excellent job at explaining each dish and made us feel very welcome. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for fine Indian cuisine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I'd wanted to take my wife here for a while. It worked....she's repeatedly thanked me for taking her and loved the tasting menu, the ambiance and the service. We will definitely be having dinner there again. Meanwhile I get to enjoy lunch there on an infrequent basis as I work about a block from the restaurant. Lucky me.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Food is amazing as always. Service was excellent, server with smiling face and good recommendations when it comes to food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Outstanding high-end Indian food in a special occasion atmosphere. Gracious, accommodating and delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Tulsi is a great Indian restaurant but like all restaurants, there can be an off night. We had always had great dining experiences here but this night was not our night. All 3 of us at our table had stomach aches right away after eating something. The staff did make a nice recovery in tending to us.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC of any type. It never disappoints. I rarely order from the menu -- I just ask the chef to make whatever is best as a tasting meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Vegan, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The malai halibut is just amazing!! And the service was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

After eating at Junoon about 1 year back, this time I decided to try Tulsi. I tried their lal maas, which is basically goat curry with some coarsely cut garam masala (as much as I could figure out). The chili wasn't excessive, which was good. Overall it was a good dinner, but it did not wow me.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Went for lunch. Where can you find a Michelin star restaurant in NYC for lunch $25 Prix Fix?
I had the business lunch and wife had dishes from the regular menu. We could find no difference in quality or value. Fantastic and will do again. The only Michelin star restaurant that I have found for lunch that was less expensive was Tim Ho Wan in Tsim Tsa Shui. $12 USD for 2. Go do this.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

They have a lunch prefixe and food is just amazing as usual. Chef Eric has amazing creativity when it comes to desserts. They are so delicious. The service was on point.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Amazing food and fantastic service as usual

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The was food was delicious as always. The service was very good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Excellent attentive service and wonderful food--- varied interesting menu. Michelin restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Very good service. Food was quite good and of quality. It is not the most authentic tasting indian food I have had. Flavours were a bit dull. Cauliflower appetizer had a sauce on it (although delicious) was not indian spices it seemed.

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