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Vatan

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409 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8103 (29th Street and Third Avenue)
+1 212-689-5666
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this placed with family and guest based on the a friend's recommendations. Service was bad and so was the preparation as if the whole stuff was already prepared and kept and not even warm. Had to keep reminding the staff for order.Wish had to gone to some other restaurant and ordered a la carte.

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Thank Alok R
VATANNYC, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Alok, I m extremely sorry to hear about your experience. Feel free to call me at 15168517725 to discusss more details of your visit. So I can investigate matter further. Or give me your number and I will call you to discuss. More 

Macon, Georgia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time going to this great establishment and the food was just as good if not better than the first. If you're intimidated by ordering very good Indian food this is the place for you. It is a vegetarian restaurant but with the quantity and the mass of the food you would never know it. The waitress... More 

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Prashant S, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and rating! we appreciate your comments. We look forward to see you soon. More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had first visited Vatan several years ago and the experience was very positive at that time. Visited a second time earlier this week for dinner. food quality remains very good. One of the better places in New York city for vegetarian Indian food. The dinner menu is fixed and the courses are presented in two sequences. The first is... More 

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VATANNYC, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Markopolo, thanks for your review and rating. We look forward to see you soon! More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Honestly, the food was really ok. I would prefer Saravana Bhavan over Vatan or even kathi roll company. Only the appetizer thali was great, rest the entrée thali was not at all out of the world. I thought I will get a good indian thali but my dreams were shattered. PS: Their patrons are pervs, if you are travelling with... More 

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VATANNYC, Manager at Vatan, responded to this review

Nakul, Sorry about your experience but I will surely explain staff to be consider of such situation and circumstances in future. More 

New York
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I'm not a vegetarian. but I don't miss meat one bit when I eat here. There are so many different flavors and textures that your palette is kept very busy. I love the "no decisions" format where you get everything in small portions and then, if you fancy anything a lot, you can always ask for more. The first course... More 

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VATANNYC, Manager at Vatan, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and rating. We look forward to see you soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

If you like traditional Gujarathi food this place cannot be beat. The pre-fixe menu makes it easy, since you don't have to pick from a bunch of options. All of the dishes were very well made and tasty. Portions were just right across all of the courses. Ambience is unique and interesting. We had a couple of people in our... More 

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VATANNYC, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Narasee, Thanks for your detail write, review and rating. We look forward to see you soon. More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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150 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

With a Gujarati wife, I surely earn brownie points whenever I visit traditional Gujarati eateries. This on in New York is great. Also serves alcohol, that helps though never tried pairing wine with Gujarati vegetarian food. Generous helpings of appetizers and mains. If you are in a diet as they say in their menu, not the place. Good array of... More 

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VATANNYC, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

ArthaBeed, Thanks for your review and ratings! We look forward to see you soon. More 

Washington DC
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This was a great find. We were looking for a vegetarian option and stumbled across this on Internet. From outside, the facade is not so great. We almost regretted making this choice and turned away but once inside found the restaurant interior decorated really well. It is made to resemble a hut in an Indian Village. Prix Fix dinner is... More 

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VATANNYC, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Jenzi, thanks for your detail write up and review. We appreciate your ratings and look forward to see you soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

My wife and I were In NYC last week and her friend had recommended this restaurant highly. Being Gujarati and vegetarian it appealed to us and so we went. It's only open in the evenings for 4 hours and so we made a reservation. Got a text to remind us of our booking too ! Walking in we were greeted... More 

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Prashant S, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Thanks for your detail write up and ratings! We look forward to see you soon More 

Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

My wife and I were In NYC last week and her friend had recommended this restaurant highly. Being Gujarati and vegetarian it appealed to us and so we went. It's open only in the evenings for 4 hours and so we made a reservation. Got a text to remind us of our booking too ! Walking in we were greeted... More 

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Prashant S, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Thanks for your detail write up and ratings! We look forward to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $32
Cuisine
Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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