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Darbar Grill

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  • Indian
  • 157 E 55th St, New York NY10022 40.759358 -73.968829
  • (Btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave)
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  • (646) 963-9317
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User Ratings (Based on 32 reviews)

Food 4.7 Value 4.6
Service 4.5 Atmosphere 4.5

Other Restaurant Info

(646) 963-9317
Place Order:
Order From Darbar Grill for delivery & takeout
Major Credit Cards Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 5pm-8pm
Sun-Thu: 11:30am-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Buffet, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Darbar Grill

    Posted by Yuri Smakovski on 07/13/2012


    After 30 years experience of dining out in NYC I thought nothing could surprise me. Apparently, I was wrong...Darbar Grill introduced me the whole new world of flavors - I tried the chicken mirch buna and the lamb kebab appetizer, my wife had the traditional chicken tikka masala. The bhuna was superb - spicy as i asked for and extremely delicious. Lamb was soft and juicy, chicken tikka masala rich and all the portions were large. The service was prompt and friendly, we really felt cozy and taken care of. Since my food was very hot, I drank a lot of water but never had to ask for refill - somebody was just right there to fill up my glass - for the spicy food-eaters it's important. And top 10 for the music, charming Indian songs. Overall, perfect place for one searching authentic Indian curries, calm romantic atmosphere and welcoming staff. The only caution I would give is that new people to Indian cuisine (lucky ones:) should control the spice level and inform the servers about their taste. Enjoy!

  • Darbar Grill

    Posted by Your Neighborhood Indian Food Afcionado on 06/20/2012

    Not recommended

    Sadly, dining is neither delicious nor delightful at Darbar Grill 2: the cooking is off. The cooks don't get it: the food lacks that zing, the thrill of fresh ginger, that yumminess even nicely done simple dishes can bring. Simply put, they either don't know how to cook well, don't love it enough or don't care. We live nearby, in a neighborhood with many Indian restaurants (including two superb ones) and you can find better fare elsewhere, even among the so-so ones. We gave Darbar Grill 2 three tries just to be fair, and it was harsh, or bland, or too peppery...and always meh... every time. Seen from outside, it's a nice looking room with inexpensive lunch deals, but that's all they've got. There are other places with nice rooms nearby that will have pixies dancing the dubstep on your tongue. Skeptical? Conduct your own experiment:the Sag Paneer, everyone's lunchtime staple, will disappoint you. You can't say you weren't told.

  • Darbar Grill

    Posted by John Kumbar on 04/14/2012

    Best Indian in NYC

    Incredible meal. We had 3 people with different spice preferences. Each came out perfect.

  • Darbar Grill

    Posted by Alain on 12/29/2011


    I never really like Indian food but I needed to take my girlfriend somewhere nice and fast. I shot over to menupages found this place and went out on a limb. The food was flawless and so were the drinks. I DEFINITELY recommend going here.

  • Darbar Grill

    Posted by Martin on 09/29/2011

    Outstanding Meal

    I've been eating Indian food for 20+ years and found the meal at 2 Darbar Grill truly exceptional. Often times a buffet doesn't allow a restaurant to put its best foot forward. On the contrary here. Food was simply delicious. Spice and seasoning were excellent. Cannot wait to go back for more! Recommend Highly!

  • Darbar Grill

    Posted by Spicy Indian on 09/12/2011

    Great Food, Great Delivery!

    I've been dining at Indian restaurants for years and Darbar Grill is by far one of the best for a buffet lunch. There is an array of veg and non veg choices and more than one dessert to choose from. The food is always fresh and delicious, the delivery is always fast and they always get my order correct. The service around lunch time could improve a tad bit but, that's probably because they are so busy. Overall definetly one of my favorite restauants.

  • Darbar Grill

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/26/2010

    Delicious buffet lunch

    I have been to Darbar Grill several times for their buffet lunch special ($11.95) and it never disappoints. The food is delicious. They always have a varied selection of meat and vegetable dishes and 4 to 5 desserts, all of them tasty. The decor is very tasteful and pretty, much nicer looking than most Indian restaurants in Murray Hill. I highly recommend Darbar Grill.

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