“While I quite liked the food and the ambience, I'm not quite sure if it they really deserve it the Michelin rating they have displayed so prooudly in the window.”
“The beverages were excellent, and the dessert was good.”
“instead ordered an ice cold beer which to me works with indian.”
“The bread and lamb chops I had before the meal were quite good, however.”
“While Sapphire is certainly not lacking in ambiance, and probably has the best decor of any Indian restaurant I have been to in New York City, the food was not what I had hoped for.”
“While the $20 entree range is not overly expensive, in New York City, there is definitely better food in that range, and so Sapphire, despite it's lovely atmosphere, will most likely not be a restaurant to which I will return.”
“origionally came here for my friends birthday and the service was amazing, the food was better and I had an even better time.”
“On the other hand, the food was definitely tasty but the service did not make it worth it.”
“Pretty good, but slow service.”
Hidden Gem. After missing our reservations before the Nutcracker on Saturday night, my husband and I wound up walking into Sapphire, and I'm glad we did. The food was excellent. The salmon was especially good and the wine was great. The ambiance is very nice and the decor is beautiful. The ratio of staff to patron is really good and the service was quick and attentive. One of the best dining experiences my husband and I have had in the city. A great atmosphere for a date or business dining. The bill was VERY reasonable!
Pretty good, but slow service.. This place was pretty good.....After having walked by it several times, decided to go there tonight with some friends to celebrate Diwali. We ordered two appetizers which took FOREVER to come out....Chattpatta puri (which was ok) and the Tandoori Vegetables (not so great). Another long wait later and our main entrees came out.....the Paneer Tikka Masala was really good as was the Dal Sapphire, but the Navratan Korma was absolutely the worst I've ever had....none of us enjoyed it at all. All in all, it was a pretty decent place.....nice ambiance and more importantly, very close to where we all live.
Good Food, Good Wine, Good atmosphere.
Great place to share great time with good friends.
The food was good especially the Lamb specialties.
Friendly and fast service perfect for before show
Snotty service. The food at Sapphire is good, especially the vegetable dishes. But the service is snotty and condescending - we ate there last night and our waiter ROLLED his eyes at us because we weren't sure if we wanted to order appetizers at the moment when HE was ready to take our order. We'll never go again, there are enough great restaurants in NYC that we don't need to go to Sapphire and be treated like imbeciles.
we went a while back i went with my gf i really liked the food here.
the service was alright and the food was very well prepared and deff somewhere i would go back.
oh when the craving for indian food hits.... Having not been home in the last 2 years may skew this reviewer a bit, but the food was tasty and spicy sans the oil that comes floating along at similar venues. The sweet lassi was excellent as was the lamb chettinad and the garlic naan but the rasamalai was forgettable. Stick to the gulab jamun. While I quite liked the food and the ambience, I'm not quite sure if it they really deserve it the Michelin rating they have displayed so prooudly in the window. Will go back but only sate those homesick stomach cravings!
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Upper West Side Indian restaurant with an extensive menu for lunch, dinner and takeout; full bar and a wine list.
Authentic & Delicious!. My wife and I ate here earlier this week and have not stopped ranting and raving about the food. If you like spicy food get the chicken vindaloo. It's very spicy but not offensive. We will definitely go back.
A Mixed Bag. We eat here about once a year, ever hopeful that the food will rise to the level to the delightful ambiance that allows for easy table conversation, but alas, so far, it hasn't. Service is friendly and prompt. The grilled skewered lamb, nicely executed and presented, was juicy and tender, but the moderately portioned veggie dishes were disappointing: the chickpeas in spinach (chana saag) lacked character. and the stewed lentils (dal) swam in a thin sauce that apparently never was exposed to the chili peppers that are supposed to give it at least a bit of heat. (We frequent two very modest restaurants upstate in Rhinebeck and Red Hook, NY, that do a markedly better job of spicing these traditional dishes. Sapphire's cook might pay a visit.) Rice had to be ordered separately. We did not order wine. Desserts were unremarkable.
Savory Indian...a must try!!!. Sapphire is the only Indian restaurant I go to when I'm in NYC. Over the years, it has always provided a pleasurable dining experience with quality food and wine. The staff has always been attentive and kind, and I've always been amazed at how they've handled all the various different group sizes that come in. Saturday, Nov. 6th I had a group from work come in with about 35 people and the staff was amazing to accomodate us. All of my co-workers stated that the food was amazing and wondered why they hadn't heard about this place. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fine Indian dining experience that is definitely a value for your dollar.
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