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Jewel of India

15 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036 40.755021 -73.980412
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-869-5544 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

jewelofindiarestaurant.com

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Fifth Ave.; B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park

Special Features

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

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

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Profile

This venue is closed.

Exceedingly North Indian except for a handful of gunpowder-strength prawn dishes from the southwestern coast, Jewel of India's menu includes the standards: chana masala (spiced chick peas), chicken makhani (known as "butter" chicken for its texture), dishes baked in the tandoor (a clay oven), marinated and spiced kebabs, and lamb that's ground, cubed, marinated, or minced, with searingly hot sauces as well as milder ones with a tomato or onion base. It's populated, predictably, by Indians and midtown office workers streaming in for the non-oily all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Still, this place is different. The price and quality of lunch is higher than typical joints, and you're rewarded for it with the embellishments: regal, Rajasthani-made doors, trunks, and screens ornately carved out of ivory, sandalwood, and mother-of-pearl, and wall trim glittering with 22-karat gold leaf. Daily surprises may include a mushroom masala or fig ice-cream. If you're here for heat, attempt to finish the prawns vindaloo, which are fiery and tangy at once. The restaurant may have lost some of its luster in the past few years, but is still a worthwhile midtown option, and head and shoulders above its brethren on 6th Street.

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A private party room is available upstairs and can hold up to 125 people.

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