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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 #2,997 of 11,648 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Batti is an Indian restaurant situated on Murray Hill on Lexington. The area is better known as Curry Hill, given the number of Indian restaurants there. We ordered the usual suspects – nan, roti, butter chicken, reshmi kabab and malai tikka kababs.A bowl of dal finished off the meal nicely. Everything was finger lickin good. And the bill worked out... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is cosy place which filled up very quickly. We noticed it was BYO wine etc which was unexpected for an visitor to NYC.We liked the non- veg tandoori platter which had a good spice level and a nice selection of their kebabs.The lamb rogan josh was very tender with nice balanced gravy and the butter and garlic naan were... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went here with a friend with a gluten allergy as they advertised gluten free options. Were not disappointed! Not only were the staff very knowledgeable about this allergy and were able to ensure his food was safe, they were friendly, attentive and all round amazing. The food was the only thing better than the service! If you are in the... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I came here with a couple of friends. A girlfriend at work recommended. I am glad she did, this restaurant is a real gem. Delicious food and great service. By the way they have byob which is great for those wine drinkers. There is a no cork charge which is a big plus.. I highly recommend!!!

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