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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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Washington DC
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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2 Thank randhir111
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 stars 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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1 Thank agiman1
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 

Fairfax, Virginia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Had been to NY and wanted to eat something unique from the all kinds of food. Not knowing about this place but after checking on the Google we saw some good review. On entering the place looks as we are in one of the best place with lots of Indian touch. We are told to remove our shoes before sitting... More 

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Thank Rajesh B
Prashant S, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Hi Rajesh, Thanks for rating us highly and details review. We look forward to see you soon. More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I went here with a couple of colleagues after work. There are plenty of eateries around, but both were Vegetarians, so we picked this one. The front desk managed to find a table for us. Although it was optional there was the suggestion of removing shoes just as you enter the dining table area (near the chair/bench, so no walking... More 

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Prashant S, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

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

Plano, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

My business colleague and I recently visited Vatan for dinner. I liked the decor of this place. However we had a few awful experiences during the dinner. - for the main course, the server brought different things in mine and my colleague's plates ("thaali"). When asked, the server said we can exchange food from each other's plate ! We had... More 

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Thank sam s
Prashant S, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Hi Sam, Sorry to hear your experience. We always have same thali for regular menu. It is possible that one person may have ordered Jain or Vaishnav or Gluten Free or Vegan or Nut free menu. In that case, two different thali's will be served. I am eager to learn more details of your experience. you can call me at... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is cuisine from Gujarat, western state of India. They must have spent huge sum in decorations/ambience so great for celebration. sittings are on three levels, designed for big family dinners. We were 12 people this time around and it's a fixed price unlimited food with three course dinner. You gets 8 appetizers and you can select what is... More 

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VATANNYC, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Deepti, Thanks for writing detail review and rating us. We look forward to see you soon.! More 

Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We ate here while on a short trip to NYC. This was one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to outside India. The fixed menu made it easy, and the food was great. The atmosphere was unique and authentic (I think). A bit spendy, but this is New York.

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VATANNYC, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Jeff, Thanks for your write up, explanation and rating us. We look forward to see you soon again. More 

New York City, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Prepare to be overwhelmed! The experience at Vatan is so much more than 'just great food'. BTW you can't get more authentic than the food here. From the getgo, you'll be amazed by the quality, variety and sheer explosion of flavors as you work your way through the appetizers. I love the 'prefix' style with thali's. You've got to relish... More 

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Thank g r
Prashant S, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Hello G R, Thanks for taking time to write your experience and rating us. We look forward to see you soon! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times, and always forget to post a review. Excellent food, very kind staff, and nice accommodation for groups. We have had birthdays, going away, and other get-together events and are never disappointed.

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Prashant S, Owner at Vatan, responded to this review

Hello Goodbklyn, Thanks for taking time to write review and provide your feedback. We sincerely appreciate and look forward to see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32 - $32
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Healthy
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
Families with children, Large groups
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?