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“Good Food , nice location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Utsav Festive India

Utsav Festive India
1185 Avenue Of The Americas, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)
(212) 575-2525
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Ranked #2,871 of 11,181 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $80
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 46th St., b/w 6th & 7th Aves.
Transit: F,B,V,and D to Rockefeller center; N,R to 42nd St.
Description: At Ustav you can savor a contemporary dining experience that does not compromise the traditional flavors that embody the festiveness of authentic Indian cuisine. Within an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, diners experience a blend of sophisticated flavors from the piquant offerings of the Konkan coastline to the temperate flavors of Kasmir. From the delicately spiced seafood of Bengal to the richly flavored curries of Punjab.
Mumbai
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Food , nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Any Indian Visiting Times Square and craving for Indian Food should visit this restaurant as it serves good Food . Though Vegetable dishes were average , the dal items on the Menu were superb.
Was a bit surprised for the Restaurant asking for a minimum 18 % gratuities on the Bill itself . It should be left to the patrons to decide , which of course they can , but asking upfront was something new I discovered .

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Utsav festival had good choice for vegetarians. Really good Indian food I had. Nice place to Sit with friend and family.

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Authentic and taste thrilling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife and I had visited the website and reviewed the menu to pre-determine our selections. When we arrived, the hostess who took us to seats overlooking the outside plaza below, advised that our waiter is very experienced and will make recommendations if we are at all adventurous.

Sure enough, as we ordered, our waiter made various suggestions based on the comparable flavours of the dishes but giving us a voyage through India's colourful culinary history.

Everything was better than our expectations! Additionally, we were dining before heading off to the theatre and he had us fully fed in record time with no appearances of being rushed.

We will definitely return to this restaurant.

  • Visited September 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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Western Australia
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Awesome food and nice restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant - some Indian places look tacky but this place is lovely. More importantly the food was fantastic. Curry was not hot but was very tasty as was Raita and Garlic naan. As with most Indian places, I felt it was a bit pricey especially the rice ($6) and naan ($5 per piece) - curries we chose were $20 each (pretty good size). Service was polite (not overly friendly) and efficient. Overall it was actually one of the best Indian meals I have had and I would highly recommend everyone give it a try.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“pretty good but book ahead!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

definitely book ahead here - it was a sunday night and we did not - had to wait 20 mins and put on a table waiting list. good thing was they had a bar you can grab a drink and wait so wasnt bad! we were probably 2 of 10 westerners in there...had the lamb roganjosh, butter chicken, garlic naan and rice - mum said it was the best butter chicken she has every eaten! not very spicy and they didnt ask if you wanted it hotter...the oly complaint here was the prices, i understand it is new york but $6 for some naan is too much!

Visited September 2013
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