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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 #2,920 of 11,595 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
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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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 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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Dana Point, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The only criticism I have for this place is that it is really cramped and not suitable for special occasion when you need privacy!... Now, lets talk about food - It is excellent !... Indian food scene in NYC is a hit or a miss. There are several pricier eateries that continue to disappoint, but not this place. The food... More

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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
113 helpful votes 113 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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