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Vatan

#1,680 of 11,526 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Manhattan
Vegetarian, Indian, Healthy
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409 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8103 (29th Street and Third Avenue)
6 train to 28th Street.
+1 212-689-5666
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Vegetarians can eat everything on the menu. Trouble is, there is no menu. There's a prix fixe dinner, and it is not cheap. However the food is very tasty and you will get a wide variety of offerings in every course. Your palate will be filled, so even if you don't overeat, you will have the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vegetarians can eat everything on the menu. Trouble is, there is no menu. There's a prix fixe dinner, and it is not cheap. However the food is very tasty and you will get a wide variety of offerings in every course. Your palate will be filled, so even if you don't overeat, you will have the impression of being well... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

upon entering you are taken to a replication of an outdoor plaza for a truly unique dining experience. there is no menu. the only decision we needed to make was mild, medium or spicy. it was absolutely delicious. even the kids loved it. we will be back many times.

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Here are the good things: 1) great food, very tasty and the best Gujarati food I have ever had. 2) pure vegetarian so good for Brahmins as there is no probable dilution of meat. 3) great ambience, the most related to desh amongst the ones I have travelled 4) you have to leave your footwear though I wish they enforced... More 

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San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

They claim to serve 'gujarathi food' and that is not true. There is nothing there that can substantiate that claim. They will fill you up with bad appetizers. Don't eat all of the appetizers because there will be no room for the meal. Doesn't matter because it is mediocre anyway. And they give you an ice cream for dessert? What... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My husband and I have eaten dinner at Vatan numerous times for more than 15 years, we go there a few times each year. It is consistently great food in a charming, clean setup. There is a huge amount and choice in their all you can eat fixed menu. Service is very good and welcoming.

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

All vegetarian affair! Excellent quality All you can eat "Thali", Gujrai cuisine. Three course meal, starts with Appetiser Thali, followed by Main course , Desert and Masala Chai. Pleasant surrounding, open and spacious seating.

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New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Vatan has a Prix Fixe menu with awesome Gujju food. They are very consistent in their quality. I have been there several times with family and friends. It is a great place to go as a group. They have lots of seating but they do get busy during weekends -- so call ahead and reserve. They are also accommodating of... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Even though the atmosphere in this place is a bit marginal, the quality of the food and service are excellent. The menu for dinner is prix fixe, and it's an all-you-can-eat thali served to you by request. The food is excellent, authentic Gujarati, vegetarian, with Jain options if your diet requires. I would say that the price is a bit... More 

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New York
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is an all you can eat restaurant and I can eat a lot of Indian food. I used to sit upstairs on the pillows, but opted for the thatched booth type tables for my last visit just for comfort. Everything on the menu is a triumph to the taste senses, from the Samosas to the Kadhi. The service is... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

During dinner you get only a fixed menu of Gujarthi vegetarian items. You should be prepared to remove your shoes to get seated. We are briefed about these at the front desk itself. The food is very serious. We were almost full after the appetizers. Main course continues to be delicious. The choice is given for medium and less spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8103
    (29th Street and Third Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 28th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-5666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 32
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Indian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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