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Dawat

Haute Cuisine of India
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  • Indian
  • 210 E 58th St, New York NY10022 40.760397 -73.96639
  • (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
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  • (212) 355-7555
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User Ratings (Based on 45 reviews)

3.725
Food 3.8 Value 3.3
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 355-7555
Fax:
fax
(212) 355-1735
Website:
www.dawatny.com
Place Order:
Order From Dawat for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Free Delivery Take Out Catering Major Credits Cards
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-2:30pm+5:30pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm-5:30pm-11pm Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm+5:30pm-10pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Business Dining, Prix Fixe, Tasting Menu, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
20.00
Delivery Area:
48th St to 68th St York Ave to 5th Ave

User Reviews

  • Dawat

    Posted by Cliffy Klaven on 12/19/2006

    Eh? whats the big deal?

    Very average. Was expecting more in terms of quality of food and service and disappointed on both counts. The service was slow (in an uncrowded restaurant) - we were never sure who our waiter was as 3 different people served us - but none of them were ever around to refill water. The food was exceptionally average. We had 2 basic dishes which any good indian restaurant should be able to master. The peas in the muter panner were chewy and undercooked, and the gravy was bland. The lamb chop special was good - tender, well seasoned meat. The one true standout was the naan dawat - sweet naan which I've never had before. There were also some bill problems but everything was resolved.

  • Dawat

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2006

    Good food - huge portions

    This is not my favorite indian restaurant in the city but the chef's lunch special was an outrageous value - I ate it for three days! Seriously. The channa masala was excellent but the palak paneer was disappointing. Chicken meat was excellent quality - not fatty like a lot of places.

  • Dawat

    Posted by zorgclyde on 09/30/2006

    Beautiful room, pricey food

    I took an Indian friend for here for b-day dinner, and in general we were quite happy with the setting. The decor elegant, service polite, and setting pleasant. We ordered the bhel poori, dahi aloo poori, eggplant bake, and the sindhi karhi, as well as rice and poori and lassi. First, let me just say plain basmatic rice is $6!! ok, so a previous reviewer commented on that...Ok, so onto the food. My favorite was the baked eggplant and the mango lassi. The 2 appetizers fell short though. The bhel poori did not have the freshness I expected, and the dahi poori has a overly tough greasy shell. The other curry was ok - reminds me of gujurati dal if you like that. Overall, I would say the food here is not bad, but certainly not best in the city, and a lot more expensive. The flavors don't excite, the execution not refined. It's the kind of place I would take someone who's not picky about Indian and who wants nice place. It's not bad, but there's nothing so far that makes this place a must.

  • Dawat

    Posted by Debbie from Massachusetts on 12/05/2005

    Will definitely go back again....

    This was my second time eating at this restaurant, and it did not disappoint. My husband (who hadn't been before but who loves Indian food) and another couple (who travel to NYC frequently, and had also been before) went on a Friday night. We had 9pm reservations but got there a little after 8pm - and we were seated right away! The service staff were attentive and courteous. We decided to try the $45 tasting menu and everything was delicious, especially the leg of lamb. Another reviewer mentioned the tasting menu didn't have enough food; on the contrary the food seemed endless - 4 different appetizers & garlic naan for the 1st course; chicken tikka masala, leg of lamb, a shrimp dish, saag paneer, rice and bread with the 2nd course; and rice pudding for dessert - plenty of food for 4 people.

  • Dawat

    Posted by aurora06 on 11/10/2005

    Delicious

    The food here is absolutely delicious. It is the best Indian food I have ever tasted in my life and I have eaten Indian food around the world! It's a little pricey, but well worth it. The staff is meticulous and prompt. The mango martini is great, but a little strong. I recommend the chicken tikka, malai kofta, and paneer masala. Yumm...

  • Dawat

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/26/2005

    one of the best

    The food here is incredible, they have traditional Indian staples, as well as a number of very original items. It's more of a formal dining atmosphere, complete with very attentive wait staff. A bit on the pricier side, but your palette will thank you for indulging!

  • Dawat

    Posted by Toni on 10/03/2005

    Top Notch!

    The food here is amazing. I would recommend making reservations since this place is always packed especially on weekends. They have numerous dishes that the chef invented himself and are unique to Dawat. Definately try to dahi aloo poori -an appetizer that wasout of this world! and for an entree, the chicken tikka masala was something i would recommend to any beginner and the rogan ghosh was spectacular. Very attentive waiters and excellent service. If your lucky, you can get a table by the kitchen which is a clear wall where you can see them cooking. otherwise the atmosphere is not what you would quit expect from an indian restaurant, but it is a very refined setting.

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