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“Worth the walk”

Bhatti Indian Grill
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Ranked #1,770 of 14,530 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 27th Street
Description: Bhatti is an ultra-authentic north Indian restaurant in the heart of New York City that's refined yet affordable, upscale and still comfortable. Take your pick from a variety of kebabs and curries and watch as our master chefs work their magic at the Bhatti. Bhatti Indian Grill is Indian food like you've never tasted-the flavors are unique, harmonious on the palate, a lot less of the overwhelming heat that's associated with Indian cuisine and something all together far more sophisticated. The recipes are rare finds even in India, where they're special treats sought out from master chefs. Bhatti is a real gourmand's restaurant-seriously made food with top-notch, educated service to do it justice. Bhatti's mastermind Gaurav Anand had early opportunities to train and partner with India's master chefs and run a culinary empire in his home country. But a spark that ignited on his first trip to the Big Apple proved that Anand would have to act on even bigger aspirations. It was with this passion and his extensive knowledge of North Indian cuisine that he decided to open Bhatti Indian Grill in August 2009. Anand is also owner of the newly opened Moti Mahal Delux in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Kebabs are the specialty of the house and they're anything but typical. The signature dish is Gilauti Kebab, which is steeped in history, originating in the province of Lucknow as a royal meal for a king who had lost his teeth in old age. Unwilling to let go of his dignity (and thereby his ability to eat meat), the king turned to the greatest kebab maker in the land, who devised a special marinade incorporating 160 spices resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth texture that didn't require any chewing. Anand is one of the few chefs to have learned the secrets to the recipe. The final product lives up to the legend- the rounds of lamb really do melt in your mouth like butter.
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was recommended in Lonely Planet and whilst it was a bit of a walk from our Times Square hotel, it was worth it. We arrived around 9pm on our first Saturday night in NYC and only had to wait 5 minutes for a table. The tables are crammed in a bit but this proved worthwhile as our neighbours advised the restaurant was BYO only and recommended a nearby wine store that gave you a discount if you were dining here. The same people also recommended a great Peruvian Rest. the subject of another review. This was good, well priced Indian food with good service in a cosy and casual atmosphere, certainly not a tourist trap. Recommended.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great reasonably priced indian restaurant. Great flavours, good size portions and nice atmosphere. Good service. What more could you ask for? Had drinks at nearby Terroir first.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

This place is situated at Lexington Ave, just off 27th street. I ordered for Malai Kofta and Naan. The portions were quite sizable and good enough for actually 2 people. I was alone so it was quite a heavy meal for me. The taste of food was pretty authentic. I took a takeaway, the packing was nicely done and quite handy. The staff was gentle and the wait time for food was not very long. Overall a good authentic place for Indian food.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Classy atmosphere, friendly service, they don't serve alcohol, however I did notice other people had brought their own. They do make sweet and salty lassi, Yummy Malai Kofta and Goat curry.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Authentic food for a very reasonable price. We paid for 3 persons $65, with a bottle of wine. Staff are polite and helpful.

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