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100 Lexington Ave, (28th St), New York City, NY 10016-8975 (Manhattan)
+1 212-683-4229
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Ranked #3,599 of 11,865 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 via mobile

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Delicious Indian food. I personally suggest the lunch special, because it combines a lot of different specialties. I ate here several times, both with friends and family. Would definitely recommend it for most social events.. but don't go there if you're in a rush, because you might have to wait a while to get a table (the place is really... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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147 reviews 147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had lunch here the other day and had a wonderful time. We ordered many different kabobs and they were excellent. The staff was friendly and we had a great time visiting friends. We were full on the kabobs so never did the entrees.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our realtor, who also lives in the neighborhood, on the night we found our apartment. Luckily, we've never looked back! The ambiance is cozy yet eclectic, and the food really great. We've yet to have a dish we don't like, which is saying something given how often we go. The prices are reasonable enough... More 

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Briarcliff Manor,N.Y.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lexington Avenue around 29th street in Manhattan is a place where I first discovered Indian restaurants in the late 1960s and to this day it is an Indian oasis in the middle of this great city of ours. Last night I went into Bhatti's because it seemed crowded and I had never tried it before. The two appetizers we ordered... More 

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Urbino, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food is actually very good, the waiter is friendly even though a bit cold. Everybody is very efficient and the ambiente is cosy (low lights). The problem is that the place is small and loud. Too many people. The cosy atmosphere fades away when you want to have a chat with friends. So the suggestion is first to book... More 

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Additional Information about Bhatti Indian Grill

Address: 100 Lexington Ave, (28th St), New York City, NY 10016-8975
Phone Number: +1 212-683-4229
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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