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Darbar Grill

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157 East 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues)
+1 212-751-4600
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a quick lunch. Service very friendly . Above average desserts. Quite kid friendly - loved the mango mousse

Thank BevTX
Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We went for dinner. The good thing is that they were child friendly and very kind and courteous. I must admit though, for a family who regularly eats Indian food, this was disappointing. We ordered Chicken Samoosa, Mango Lassi and Saag Paneer to share. All the food was bland. The saag was pretty much boiled spinach. I can't say I... More 

Thank MLR531
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

I ate here several times for lunch in 2016. Each time I had naan bread (sometimes garlic naan and sometimes onion naan), palaak paneer (spinach), basmati rice and a mango lassi. There is also a very good lunch buffet. The service is very good and the prices are midrange.

Thank blairkk25
Davidson, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Took a half dozen colleagues here for a mid-week team dinner. Prompt service, good variety of dishes - not just typical local Indian - good prices for Midtown. Bathrooms could use some freshening up, otherwise solid place.

Thank FaSnizel
Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I have been coming to Darbar for many years and I’m always happy to return. What keeps me coming back is really the value for money – everything is so expensive in NY, that very often the only affordable lunch specials you can get are at a fast-food outlet. For almost the same price as fast food, you can get... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Visited this place after a gap of several years for buffet lunch with some friends. Liked the quality of food. Real North Indian cuisine. I am vegetarian and very selective in praising food, but I really liked Palak-Paneer, Fresh Naan served on the table and starter. I would have liked better dessert than rice kheer. My friend who were non-veg... More 

Thank Alok R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from the UK we were looking for somewhere to eat that was good quality and value for money. The meals were very tasty and well spiced. The korma was less sweet than we would have in the UK but was delicious. The service was efficient friendly and not over the top. Recommended.

Thank djne11026
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Have been before but not in a few years. Was pleasantly surprised at the service which was much improved from the last Indian restaurant we visited closer to home. In fact here Rice is included as its should be, where as on east 58th street the Indian restaurants all charge for rice. Portions are for sharing and we were very... More 

Thank shozgirl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

can recommend darbar grill for evening meal. food is mild, moderate and hot spicy, moderate had a punch. the overall service, atmosphere and food was great and would certainly go back when in ny.

Thank LapinBlanc
Vero Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Lunch buffet it was ok, nothing outstanding. Tandoori chicken average, chicken tikka masala was slightly below average, goat was pretty good, naan was good. All else was so-so. Service was meh. Tables crowded with local middle management types lunching between meetings. Reminded me a a TGIF Friday's, only Indian.

Thank Joseph P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Grill, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 East 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022
    (Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: E & V trains to 53rd Street and 4, 5 & 6 trains to 59th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-751-4600
Indian Restaurant Featuring Fine Indian Cuisine: Darbar on 55th. Welcome to Darbar Grill on 55th Street! As your trusted local purveyor of fine Indian cuisine, you can feel good about making us your new go-to Indian restaurant in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. With an unparalleled convenience, modern amenities, traditional stylings and delicious Indian cuisine, Darbar is your number one destination for a quick lunch, a romantic dinner out or delivery for those nights you just don't feel like cooking. If you've been searching for an Indian eatery that you can trust for great food at unbelievable prices, Darbar on 55th is your top choice.

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