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Bhatti Indian Grill

100 Lexington Ave, (28th St), New York City, NY 10016-8975 (Manhattan)
+1 212-683-4229
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Ranked #2,796 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 27th Street
Description: Bhatti is an ultra-authentic north Indian restaurant in the heart of New York City that's refined yet affordable, upscale and still comfortable. Take your pick from a variety of kebabs and curries and watch as our master chefs work their magic at the Bhatti. Bhatti Indian Grill is Indian food like you've never tasted-the flavors are unique, harmonious on the palate, a lot less of the overwhelming heat that's associated with Indian cuisine and something all together far more sophisticated. The recipes are rare finds even in India, where they're special treats sought out from master chefs. Bhatti is a real gourmand's restaurant-seriously made food with top-notch, educated service to do it justice. Bhatti's mastermind Gaurav Anand had early opportunities to train and partner with India's master chefs and run a culinary empire in his home country. But a spark that ignited on his first trip to the Big Apple proved that Anand would have to act on even bigger aspirations. It was with this passion and his extensive knowledge of North Indian cuisine that he decided to open Bhatti Indian Grill in August 2009. Anand is also owner of the newly opened Moti Mahal Delux in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Kebabs are the specialty of the house and they're anything but typical. The signature dish is Gilauti Kebab, which is steeped in history, originating in the province of Lucknow as a royal meal for a king who had lost his teeth in old age. Unwilling to let go of his dignity (and thereby his ability to eat meat), the king turned to the greatest kebab maker in the land, who devised a special marinade incorporating 160 spices resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth texture that didn't require any chewing. Anand is one of the few chefs to have learned the secrets to the recipe. The final product lives up to the legend- the rounds of lamb really do melt in your mouth like butter.
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New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a discount from seamless so tried them out. The food was very good, but portions were smaller than the other indian restaurants in the area. We had take out but the place seems romantic, dim lighting & close seating.

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New York
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190 reviews 190 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked the whole restaurant for a private lunch. Our group ranged from young kids all the way to guests from India and everyone left happy and full.The place only seats about 40 people but it had the perfect atmosphere. It was modern and cozy without those typical traditional outdated decorations. The service was outstanding. Make sure to try the... More

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San Antonio
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221 reviews 221 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We intended to have dinner across the street at a place we read about in Trip Advisor but it was no longer in business. We crossed the street to Bhatti on a whim. It was really good. Service was efficient and unrushed. We enjoyed the tandoori chicken and a spicy beef. The okra dish was really nice. We will go... More

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Cincinnati
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Arrived at about 12:30 p.m. on a Friday for lunch. Waited about 45 minutes to be seated but it was generally worth the wait. Opted for the $10.95 lunch special and received enough food for the two of us who were dining plus another person. The portions were very generous. I enjoyed pretty much everything I had and my only... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This Indian restaurant is finely decorated and served delicious Indian food. We ordered vegetarian dishes including paneer and masala but they offered a menu of numerous meat, fish, lamb, goat and chicken choices. Service was superb. Relaxed and enjoyable evening in this fine restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Food wasn't to good. Service was slow. Bathroom was dirty. They reported to open table we didn't show up. Better Places around will not visit there again. For the area it's lousy.

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Chesterbrook
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Must try this great buffet lunch, they serve you on the table whatever they have prepared in their kitchen, you can only say - veg on non veg. It is difficult to avoid overeating (and now drive from NYC to Valley Forge PA isn't going to be easy!). I like the concept of serving what they HAVE prepared (rather what... More

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São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for an Indian restaurant down the street and ended up at the bhatti. I did not expect the food to be so good, and it was without a doubt the best Indian food I have ever tasted.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went there for dinner and everything was so good. And good was that, that you can bring drinks with you.

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Mumbai
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The food is a average. We ordered the kebabs which was good. The mains were average. The food is pricey. Will not visit the same again.

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