Hold down Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key + mouseclick to select more than one option
Posted by Anonymous on 08/06/2006
Being highly allergic to spicy food, I am always a little nervous about eating in an Indian restaurant. I don't have to worry about that at Agra. They will cook for me as mild as I need and as spicy as my husband likes his food to be. The food is always fresh and tasty. We usually have one of their dinners and add a vegetable dish. Don't be fooled by the fact that the restaurant is situated in a walk-up building, the athmosphere is very warm and friendly. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. Sit at one of their window table and enjoy the street's activities while enjoying an excellent meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/31/2006
Agra is my favorite Indian restaurant in the city. I'm always pleased with the dinners, and love the cool apartment-style ambiance. The portions are very adequate, and the waiters always remember you. I am hesitant to give a review, because I like never waiting for a table, but they deserve it.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/07/2006
Ordered shrimp curry. The dish contained only six small shrimp and there was not hint of traditional curry flavor. And the lamb curry was full of gristle. Both were sent back and though the chef retried what returned was only a little better. I praise them for their attitude and eagerness to please but not for the food.
Posted by UES Diner on 07/01/2006
For those of us old enough to remember what eating out in NY used to be like...the ability to find great "dives", inexpensive gems that were off the beaten path, well times have changed and such places are hard and harder to find. In the 70s there was a trick to finding such places--just look for eateries with a signed headshot of Woody Allen--he made a second livelyhood of finding and patronizing such places. No more. The UES does not have as many Indian options as other parts of town. Until recently we were fortunate enough to have Bukara, but that has closed. It was also rather pricey. Slightly down the scale of sophisticated pallets is Agra, which has been perched overlooking Lexington Ave. for something like 30 years. Its food has had some mild fluctuations over the years, but is now hitting a thriving time with wonderful meals each time I have been there. They have an excellent selection of menu items, and some very exotic offerings I have not seen at other places. Their food is better than most I have tried. The other item to note is how old world charming their service is. Polite, unrushed, and yet I never have to "hunt" for a waiter for things...the result is a perfectly relaxing evening out. While not quite "white tablecloth" service, like the food, it is far better than most. A note on location: Talk about your classic NY hide-away. They are located on the second floor of a walk up apartment building on the avenue. You need to buzz downstairs and walk up a steep flight--a problem for those needing accessability. Once upstairs you enter a place that feels distinctly Greenwhich Village-y, made up like an harem tent from some old movie. Try for a window seat!!! It offers an almost never seen view of the goings-on from just over head. Enjoy!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/16/2006
Finally found a very good and affordable Indian restaurant on the Upper East Side. Dont let its upstairs location fool you, Agra's food and service are hard to beat. Lunch specials come with a lot of food as well as coffee, all for under $7. Agra is one of my favorites.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/16/2006
The food here is amazing. I love everything they make here!! The atmosphere leave a little to be desired but they make up for it with good food and great service.
Posted by JeMM on 07/10/2005
When I first discovered this place it was great. I enjoyed the food & service, but when I ordered take out, everything went sour. The last three times I ordered take out, I recieved wrong items or the food was burned. I gave them a few opportunities, but I do not order from them anymore because I can't stand the disappointment.