210 E 58th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.760397 -73.966391
Mon-Sat 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown, Midtown East
Dawat, meaning "invitation to a feast" sets the standard by which other Indian Restaurants are measured. Ms Madhur Jaffrey, an internationally renowned Cook Book Author, Actress and Teacher is the driving force behind Dawat. Her genius for creating innovative Indian dishes and adapting classic Indian cooking to contemporary taste has earned her widespread acclaim and positioned "Dawat" amongst the finest restaurants in New York.
Many of the specialty items in the menu are from Ms. Madhur Jaffrey's personal recipes, and are unique to Dawat. There are a number of wonderful choices and a cornucopia of Jaffrey's dessert rounds out the feast. The service is refined but friendly, ensuring a smooth and pleasurable dining experience!
Daawat in Dawat Nov 1 2010 – I have been to Dawat twice. My first visit was out of curiosity and second to confirm what I found. I read many reviews about the restaurant before my first visit, after the send I wish to write one.
Authentic Indian food of international quality standards served with American standard of services tagged with 5 star prices.
I think that explains all about Dawat in a nutshell.
Excellent Food & Service – This restaurant was recommended by an Indian friend who raves about the food here-- our experience surpassed already high expectations. Waiters very knowledgeable of menu. Service was truly great. Lamb chops were recommended by our friend and were amazing-- aged for 72 hrs and pure heaven. Chicken Currie home style was tender with an amazing sauce. Wine selection was reasonably priced. We will definitely be back.
one of the best – In NYC there are many many Indian places.... Dawat is on my top 5.
I live very close to Dawat and even though it has Chola and Yuva on the same block.. Dawat stands out by itself. The food is amazing and the service is great. My GF and i always switch up between Dawat and Bukhara Grill on 49th as she lives by it. Dawat is deff worth the money
delicious indian food – Everything about this place was great.... the location near to the 4/5/6 train line, as well as N/R/W.
I shared a few indian dishes with my friend... we tried a few rice curries, coconut pakori, chicken tikka massala...
all in all great food and service!
Bad Service!! – I went here for restauarnt week 2008. I didn't even order from the prix fix menu, BUT my order was the same size as the prix fixed menu's. I know bc my friends order the same dish as me, but i ordered the entree, but all came in a small bowl. I was VERY disappointed. The food was pricey, i had one entree my friends had the prix fixed, each of us paid $45 each. It was crazy!! I didn't even have dessert. By the way, we ate at this restaurant for almost 3 hours. The service was terrible, it took forever to get the dessert & the check. If you have a lot of time and like small portions, this place is great for you. By the way, the food wasn't bad.
Amazing atmosphere and customer service, food and price are average. – I went here for restaurant week, the portions were really small and pretty average to me, though the atmosphere and service is what you pay for. I would recommend for a romantic dinner.
RUDE RUDE RUDE – I went here on a date the other night and the staff was nothing but rude to me! They were outwardly friendly to my date, but were extremely rude to me! They took to ignoring me, asking how HIS food was but not mine, snatching the menu from my hands, and giving me absolutely distasteful stares! It ruined the whole experience!
The food, however, was great, and it would be the ONLY reason why I would reccommend this restaurant.
They do, however, need to update their decor. It is severely lacking, and there is little to no ambience.
good experience – I went to Dawat with a bunch of my friends for my friends birthday. It was very busy good thing we made a reservation. the sevice and food were both good. 4/5 the place was a bit tight but. other then that its the best out of the other 3 indian on 58th street.
Best chat in NYC, service with a smile – My experience here at Dawat was exceptional. Try their chat its awesome. Their lamb off the bone is good and its well done. I specially like their species and chef is great. Vinny the manager is a seasonaed professional ask for him, he took care of me.
Gourmet Indian – Dawat is the best tradtional Indian restaurant in the city. The food here is not creative or interesting, but it tastes very good. The service is attentive and professional. I always order the tasting menu, so it takes a long time to be served, but I always come away pleased. The only downside is the decor. The room is essentially all white, with Indian masks on the walls. The masks are illuminated by the lighting. It is like eating dinner in an upscale Indian art gallery, which does not reflect the luxury of eating at such a fine (and pricy) restaurant.
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