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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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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!

We had the last dinner in New York at Bhatti. We appreciated the small location and the nice atmosphere! They have a large variety of vegetarian dishes in addition to chicken and lamb! Butter naan is the best one I've ever tried. Middle level prices! Approved. :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Sesto San Giovanni, Lombardia, Italy
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Sesto San Giovanni, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had the last dinner in New York at Bhatti. We appreciated the small location and the nice atmosphere! They have a large variety of vegetarian dishes in addition to chicken and lamb! Butter naan is the best one I've ever tried. Middle level prices! Approved. :)

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Bhatti is one of the most visited places by me and friends on teh street. The place has good food and almost full most of the time. Only thing to take acre is slow service, but that can be overlooked against teh food quality.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Best shammi kabab in New York!! The food here is excellent! Being an Indian I can vouch for this one! Their shahi lamb, the paneer tikka and the kabab.. just has me going back there again and again! My Japanese friend loves it too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very nice Indian foods. Although the restaurant is a little bit small and not comfy, the taste of the foods swipe all the negative effects. Recommend for a healthy diner.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Always dine here whenever I visit my daughter in NYC. She enjoys ordering in from them. We enjoy the lamb kabobs bhatti murgh and paneer kabob and of course the garlic naan. The staff are friendly. It is a small restaurant so the noise level is high as they are usually full unless you dine early.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Small elegant Indian restaurant off Park Ave South with attentive service and authentic well prepared food. Not the largest menu, but good variety. Busy place. We were lucky to get in without a reservation. The only negative is the loudness due to small size and wood floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Bhatti is always on target with their food. The kebabs are the kind that almost melt in your mouth and they also offer a wide variety of kebabs including vegetarian choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We got there late at night and the restaurant was full. Waited about 15 minutes before seating and it was worth the wait. The staff was very friendly and the food arrived fairly quick. The food tasted like authentic food from India and we all loved it. Will recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very hospitable spot in the lower Lexington cluster. Superb dishes selected with help of staff who remained cordial while attending to near constant walk-in traffic. Receptive to solo female diners which is always delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It took us a long time to get a table and even longer for the food to arrive. They said it was because we had ordered too many different types of kabobs. But is was worth the with. Succullent kabobs with hot parathas. The kids loved their butter hans. The biryani was a bit spicy and we have had better... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?