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Bhatti Indian Grill

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100 Lexington Ave, (28th St), New York City, NY 10016-8975 (27th Street)
+1 212-683-4229
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12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bhatti is an ultra-authentic north Indian restaurant in the heart of New...
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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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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It is so disappointing to go to an Indian restaurant and the flavor of the food is dumbed down -- or tamed -- for American tastes. Not so here! If you can't stand the heat, do not eat at Bhatti . . . go elsewhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Linda K
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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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  • Dining on a budget
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The restaurant has pretty decor. It is very tiny and noisy but the service is efficient and the food is outstanding.

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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186 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is so disappointing to go to an Indian restaurant and the flavor of the food is dumbed down -- or tamed -- for American tastes. Not so here! If you can't stand the heat, do not eat at Bhatti . . . go elsewhere.

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Having read good things about this Indian restaurant we decided to give it a go on our first night in New York as it was very close to the hotel and we were shattered. From the outside it was obviously packed which was encouraging. We walked in and asked for a table for three and were told rather abruptly to... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Super!! Intense flavors, succulent chicken and fresh vegetables, all kind of dishis need a special mention.. excellent service!! Try!

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Cortlandt Manor
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214 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Bhatti Indian Grill, part of NYC's 'Curry Hill' at Lex and 27th Street, is a delightful find. Small with tight but comfortable seating. Introduced to me by Indian colleagues because of its unlimited weekday lunch special ($12), offered in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions. Place was full at lunch time, mix of Westerners and Indians. The owner sets the lunch... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Intense flavors, succulent lamb, fresh vegetables, excellent service--we'll go back! Marilyn and Fred L.

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Helsingborg, Skane Lan, Sweden
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17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice small restaurant with good service. Delicious indian food with authentic spices. Good value for money.

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New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were regulars at this restaurant, big fans of their food and service. We would never go to any other North Indian restaurants in the area. We live an hour from the city but would especially make trips only to eat at our favorite Bhatti. But our last couple times we were so disappointed by the food, service and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Person at the desk was rude. So much so that it discouraged my desire to try anything at such a nasty place.

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Brooklyn, New York
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I took my son to this restaurant for his birthday. We read the great ratings so we decided to try. The place was very crowded even though it was about 9:00 pm. We waited a long time before someone came over to our table. We ordered wine and drinks and had to wait almost 15 minutes before we were served.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Lexington Ave, (28th St), New York City, NY 10016-8975
    (27th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-683-4229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?