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Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine - 49 Reviews - 152 East 46th Street, New York, NY - Buffet Reviews - Phone (212) 681-4500

Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine

152 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 681-4500
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Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine - New York, NY


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Great place , food is delicious , you will love it , Excellent services .


I strongly feel that the two ratings of 10 that this resturant has are rigged ! I fell for the ratings and wasted my dough there. Not only was the chicken curry stale it also had ...

Editorial review from GrubHub 2/28/2014

Excellent quality and tasty Indian food. Delivered on time and piping hot. Highly recommended. more

Great place , food is delicious 7/20/2011

Great place , food is delicious , you will love it , Excellent services . more

Most Tasty Valentine's Day! 2/16/2011

We had sorta family dinner on Valentine's Day - 3 couples. 4 people (including myself) ordered the special Valentine menu - YUMMY! My meal had started with the salad with my favourite panir, then I got some beetroot patties (which were OK), stuffed vegetables were just excellent so as the vegetables in the famous masala sauce. Service was wonderful and the overall atmosphere felt very cozy and enjoyable. more

A Must Try! 1/7/2011

Have tried few Indian restaurants in manhattan,since I work here.We were totally blown away with the food & service.Food.Reshmi kebab,Lamb bhune,some beet malai kofta,yellow daal were all fantastic.Service.The waiter was very couteous.It was my girlfreinds birthday & they surprised us with a choc cake(which was yummy too).Overall a must try. more

Great Indian Cuisine 10/26/2010

What I love about the food here is that you get Indian flavors & spices but in a more subtle way.I highly recommend this place in general I don't think you can go wrong here. more

Excellent Indian 9/26/2010

This food here is excellent, the service is outstanding and it is consistently good. We order from here at least once a week and have never, ever had a problem. I also am not able to eat spicy food, so when I ask for the food to be ""very VERY mild"" they listen, and deliver the order correctly. Mike, the owner, (and everyone else) is great and they remember who we are. If you are looking for some great Indian delivery this is definitely the place for you. more

Amazingly Awesome 11/17/2009

The customer service by Manek. I was so happy and the food was awesome. Pros: Best food and SERVICE more

Great Party! 11/9/2009

Had my parents Wedding Anniversary. We were a party of 55 people.The food, the service was really great.Hat's off to them,they did a great job. Pros: Great Service & Great Food Cons: Plain Decor more

Pretty Average 8/27/2009

Went there for Lunch Buffet: food was pretty average and uninspired. Pros: Cheap Lunch Cons: Nothing special more

Delicious Kulfi! 2/7/2009

We had dinner at Darbar on a quiet Sunday evening. We're in New York for a week each January, and we like... more

Delicious Kulfi! 2/7/2009

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We had dinner at Darbar on a quiet Sunday evening. We're in New York for a week each January, and we like to mix up our dinners and Sunday was dec... more

Yummy 1/10/2009

Have tried many Indian restaurants but none came close to Darbar's food and service. Reshmi Kebab and Tandoori Lamb Chops were to die for. Service was very prompt simply impeccable. Always ask to be seated upstairs as the ambiance is amazing!! Pros: Nice, comfortable chairs Cons: Not handicap accesible more

amazing food !!!!!!!! 12/16/2008

I have tried many Indian restaurant in NY city and have been disappointed either with the food, the service or the ambiance. Last two weeks I have been to Darbar 3 times and every single time the food and service has consistently great, No one can touch their Reshmi Kebab, Tandoori Lamb chops and beet-root Malai Kofta. However I did not care much of there rice pudding. I would defiantly keep going back...... more

Editorial review from GrubHub 11/20/2008

They forgot to give me utensils even though I specifically asked for them in the special directions. Since I was at work both times I didn't have anything to eat my food with other than my hands. more

real indian food 11/12/2008

First I tried Darbar for lunch - their buffet is awesome, especially the tandoori chicken and the fresh naan -yummy! Came back there for dinner, when we entered the place looked totally empty (unlike lunch time crowd), but then we were seated upstairs, where the atmosphere with its candles and music was nice, cosy. Service was friendly and attentive, following the advice of our waiter we chose to split tandoori mix grill and chicken la jawab - and never regret about our choice, the lamb and chicken kebabs were wonderful, chicken entree was just what we were looking for - perfect combination of spices and rich flavor. I would strongly recommend Darbar to anybody. more

Hmm...not good enough 11/8/2008

Just came back for Darbar, it was recommended by co-worker as ""real"" Indian food. I can' say it was worth the trip to Midtwon. The place looks worn down, smells bad on the entrance, not attractive at all. Food was ok...but nothing I was really craving from that cusine. Desserts: pretty bad. My rice pudding was more like a sweet milk with nothing in it and the rest was not good either (we tried few ""local"" desserts) Service was decent. Overall, I would not recommend it for dinner out. Lunch would probably be ok. Pros: food - ok Cons: not clean overall, bathrooms dirty, desserts, ambiance (simply missing) more

an indian food surprise! 9/4/2008

this place was recommended to me by my sister and we subsequently had an awesome dinner...the service was prompt, the ambience was nice, and the food was gloriously mouth-watering...we started with vegetable samosas (which is a staple in almost every indian restaurant) and then we decided to mix it up and also order potato croquettes stuffed with goat was great! i couldn't believe how good it was! afterwards, we ordered lamb vindaloo and chicken tikka masala and trust me, they will not disappoint...all in all, i think i may have found my new indian spot! i highly recommend it...! Pros: everything! Cons: i can't seem to think of any... more

Great curries & kababs 5/14/2008

I totally disagree with reviewer Mr. Brendan Moyer, if you are looking for moms curry and chai, then I guess your home is the best place for you to dine. I too fell for the ratings of Darbar and now I've fallen for the food. Its truly the closests you could get to home cooked indian food. Iam a regular at their lunch buffets and can't beat the value for money aspect in Midtown, the friendly staff add to the family style atmosphere. Great job Darbar, keep it up, we are your loyal food fans!!..\r P.S. Don't miss their Lamb Chops & yellow lentils.!!.. yummm Pros: everything Cons: nothing more

Hidden Gem 5/14/2008

My girlfriend discovered this place by mistake and it turned out to be a pleasant one we ordered starter (reshmi kebab) & it litterally melted in our mouth our 2 entree & bread was excellent as well however we did not care much for the rasmalai but gulab jamun was really good will definetly go back more

Previous ratings seem rigged !! 5/12/2008

I strongly feel that the two ratings of 10 that this resturant has are rigged ! I fell for the ratings and wasted my dough there. Not only was the chicken curry stale it also had the wrong spices. I grew up in a family of excellent authentic Indian cooks and I know my masalas (spices), but the cooks at this resturant dont. Also, this resturant doesn't offer any Indian chai which is the mark of hospitality for and good Indian resturant. more
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Menu for Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine

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Owner Message

  • Besides the traditional, korma and tandoori preparations the kitchen experiments with trans-ethnic fusion dishes like Maine crab cakes, and potato croquettes stuffed with goat cheese.

    Make sure to take advantage of our lunch buffet special, where we have, seafood, lamb or goat, chicken, vegetables, salads, and much much more. We hope to see you soon.

    Delivery, Catering and Take Out Available.

    Darbar is great for group parties! Rent the entire upstairs for your next Indian Event.


  • Midtown Indian restaurant with lunch buffet served every day; traditional korma, tandoori dishes, plus fusion dishes including Maine crab cakes.

  • 5/24/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 11am-10:30pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Visa, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown Center, Midtown