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$15 - $30
Indian, Asian

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0.5 miles from Empire State Building
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All reviews kebab paneer curries lamb rogan josh chicken thighs okra bread affordable lunch attentive and friendly service spice level best indian new york prices are very reasonable lexington vegetarian mains nyc
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

This small joint in the middle of the Indian district in NY which is dotted with various Indian, Pakistani & many other mixed south east Asian food joints is the best place for typical North Indian food.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 7, 2020

I'm sad it has come to this. I've been a regular at Bhatti Indian Grill and proudly suggested the place to anyone wanting good Indian food. However on 10/22/2019 a bad experience has changed my outlook towards this place. The restaurant's management is un-reachable and...has so far not bothered to reach out to me. I visited Bhatti Grill for lunch with my family and everything was going fine when the server accidentally dropped some curry on my sweater and 200 dollar down jacket. The funny thing is instead of identifying this error himself, it was the people on the other side that pointed out that this has happened. The hostess present on site was quick to arrive with napkins to clean off the stain however you can't remove turmeric stains from a down jacket and a wool sweater with just napkins. The server was unapologetic and I quietly requested the hostess to have my jacket dry cleaned and sent to my hotel in Manhattan. Everything seemed fine however when the jacket did arrive at my hotel, the stain was still there and there was no sign of the jacket being dry cleaned. It was only when I called in the restaurant again, that I realized who I was dealing with. I was told blatantly to come back to the restaurant and that my jacket will be sent for cleaning this time. I was still unable to reach the manager or anyone from the management of this restaurant and had to hear some unpleasant things from an individual named Hussain. The individual even countered at one point that I could call the police if I wanted as I insisted to speak to someone more responsible. Eventually, again my jacket was kept for a few days and then mailed to me at my address in Connecticut, with the stain still there, with no word on getting reimbursed or actually cleaning my jacket. The management remains unreachable, unapologetic and least bothered with this.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 30, 2019

We made reservations for 8, and they were SLAMMED, so we hung out near the bar and had a glass of complimentary wine. We were seated after profuse apologies, and had the kebab appetizer, Biryani, and Paneer. So, so good, great service despite the business....We would go back in heartbeat.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

Food was ok, nothing special. Decor and ambience are good for an Indian restaurant. Much better places for Pakistani and Indian food in New York. Will not be coming here again.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019

Lovely food, can't fault that. However, the most surreal dining experience of my life. About 5 mins after I ordered, the owner walks in to a table of friends; apparently it's his birthday. He starts shouting, telling the staff to close the restaurant and ordering...them to put the music up to a deafening level. If I hadn't had earphones to put in to drown out the noise, I would have walked out. Intermittently he was yelling at staff to 'tell everyone to get the f**k out' (I'm about 2 metres away at this point), and would tell any unfortunate hopeful diners that they were closed (this was 1.5 hours before advertised closing). Restaurant staff were evidently embarrassed and incapable of doing anything since the owner is clearly a drunk tyrant. I would in no way recommend you giving your custom to an owner so arrogant and disdainful of his customers - if you want to have a party in your own restaurant, close it to customers. But yeah, the food was nice, compliments to the chef.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

We stopped for a late lunch and were not disappointed. We had stewed lamb, chicken, stewed okra and buttered naan. The okra was a bit overcooked but still good. Everything else exceeded our expectation. Friendly service and efficient. We will go back.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Was in the neighborhood and just opened for lunch. Had a chicken dish. With coconut and spices. Was good. The atmosphere is nice. They renovated comfy seats. Food was good but they didn't have rice with it

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

I am an Indian, and I’ve tasted the best Indian food not only cooked by my mother but all the fabulous Indian restaurants in the United Kingdom And food cooked by myself of course! I stumbled upon but the Indian Grill by accident, and I...was pleasantly surprised and taken aback. The food is absolutely delicious. All the spices used are perfect and the consistency and the freshness of the food will blow your mind - absolutely delicious! The SAG tastes exactly like socks shirt. It’s not too heavy, not too creamy, it is perfect reminds me of the SAAG that my mom used to make and that’s a huge compliment. My advice to you is going to taste the food and putting the grill you will absolutely love itMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Just returned here for the second time. Took someone here to celebrate a birthday. We went for the $14 lunch special. They keep bringing out more and more and more food. Lost count of how many courses we had—-and everything was really great and flavorful....By the way, excellent service and lovely decor.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

Went with friends and enjoyed some good food with a moderate spice level. The service was “relaxed”, meaning that you needed to flag someone down to put in your order, but as we were enjoying a leisurely chat with friends, not being rushed was a...nice feature for us. We enjoyed both appetizers we tried, the mushrooms, but the best was the chicken thighs, nicely cooked and juicy not dry, and with a moderate-high spiciness. I had the lamb rogan josh main, which was again full of flavor, and quite tender. Rice seems to be a side order, but was a decent but not huge size. The breads (naaa, roti) were very fresh (made to order no doubt), and just about perfect. This place will have to keep it’s standards high as there are at least 6 other Indian restaurants on the same block all competing for business.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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we did no eat the lunch buffet
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