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“Great Indian Food, very healthy” 5 of 5 stars
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Benares
45 Murray Street, New York City, NY (TriBeCa)
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Ranked #1,446 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Indian
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Neighborhood: TriBeCa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Indian Food, very healthy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommended. The food is healthy and fresh. Great music and atmosphere. Nice people. Clean. A place to come back to.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Belgrade, Serbia
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good Indian food, acceptable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The food was good, especially lamb! The prices are also in acceptable range. All apetizers are also worth trying. Good service and atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Spicy Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I joined a good friend after work at this lovely restaurant in downtown Manhattan. Our happy hour drinks at the bar included an amazing tamarind margarita from the very attentive and upbeat mixologist Sachin!

The chicken jalfrieze and chili chicken were quite spicy, but delicious. Mixing in the saffron rice with peas toned down the heat without sacrificing flavor.

The decor includes warm yellows, dark woods and a swoosh motif on the ceiling that reminds me of a gently flowing stream, quite calming and relaxing.

The prices for this neighborhood are reasonable and they do serve a prix-fixe lunch, as well as half-price drinks in the early evening.

This Benares location in Tribeca at 45 Murray St. (there's also one in midtown) caters to the City government and Wall Street workers, as well as tourists who don't have to go far off the beaten track to find it.

(photos by Allison Younger)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great prices!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Wow, the food was super delicious and the portion sizes were WELL worth the price we paid. I had the Baigan dish, and my friend had the lamb biryani. Both were excellent. Great find! Really nice decor and great service.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic new Indian restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Contemporary chic decor. Fantastic food. Great happy hour. Go!!!
Went twice. happy hour was fantastic and a great deal$$. Came back for dinner and the food was delicious. Tastes and feels upscale, but prices are reasonable.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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