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Dawat

210 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022 40.760791 -73.966797
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-355-7555 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:45pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.; F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.

Prices

$13-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

48th St. to 68th St., York Ave. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

Dawat goes through phases: Sometimes it's New York's best and most creative Indian restaurant; other times it's just a very good one (in which case, if it's anything less than outstanding, it's overpriced). The flavors, inspired by Indian actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey, have a tendency to default to somewhat softer, Americanized norms, but clear communication with the waitstaff can fix that. Dawat thankfully avoids the hokey decorative pitfalls of New York's innumerable cookie-cutter Indian restaurants. It's a sleek room, with service to match.

Prix-Fixe

Three-course dinner, $45; four courses, $65; five courses, $75

Recommended Dishes

Shrimp appetizer, $11.95

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