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8 E. 18th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Fifth Ave.
Fine dining , authentic indian cuisine
By amurugan on 7/5/2005
Food was good . Desserts were the highlight . Difficult to locate the place @ night as there were no signs and the painting in the front door was too dark to read .Recommended for people who are on the lookout for good indian food with fine dining experience
By critiquedujour on 3/14/2005
We were prepared to be dazzled after reading all the reviews. Sounded like a beautiful place (the marble staircase, the lanterns, the silk curtains...). With out-of-town visitors in tow, we went -- and what a huge disappointment! It's very ordinary and way too dark (a black wall opposite your table can be depressing) and the wait staff uniforms are ridiculous. The food was nicely presented and good -- but nothing was worth the trip from uptown.
Devi is divine!
By akaurushi on 3/4/2005
We enjoyed a pre-theater dinner at Devi on our wedding anniversary this week and were impressed with all aspects of the restaurant. The vegetarian tasting menu was absolutely fantastic - each dish creative, delicious, and artfully presented. The exotic setting, discreet yet attentive service and, to top it off, fabulous (surprise) anniversary dessert combined to create a great dining experience. We'll be back!
By ModernR1 on 2/17/2005
Service is mediocore at best. Food is extremely salty and overly spiced even for Indian food. Staff is not accomodating at all with special table requests. Overpriced for what is being offered. Will never return and suggest you save yourself the time,effort,and money by avoiding this restaurant.
Don't waste your time
By foodie16 on 2/17/2005
The food is overspiced and overpriced. The service left alot to be desired. There are too many good indian restaurants in NYC to waste your time going here.
By SeriousCritic on 2/15/2005
For a very special occasion, I reserved a special table (2 weeks in advance) at Devi. Upon reaching the restaurant on-time, my guests and I waited 25 minutes to find out that 'they gave our special table away' without notifying us in advance. This was extremely embarrassing and disrespectful. We were sent to another table to be served very small portions of average food. There is a bad attitude with all levels of service at this place, SO WATCH OUT FOR INSECURE NYC PHONIES who work there! Additionally, my friend from Bombay described the food as 'terrible' and 'rancid'. DO NOT GO TO DEVI!!!
A WONDERFUL NEW INDIAN
By SJFOODLOVER on 1/2/2005
This restaurant was recommended by friends and we convinced them to go along. We went there on Christmas Eve and had the most wonderful experience. The decor is a bit too ethnic, but, the food, service and innovative presentation is refreshing. We liked it so much that we catered our next party from these and the food was universally appreciated. Kudos to the Chefs and the owner...
By Brompton_McGillicudd on 12/7/2004
The portions were ample, no problem there...well executed. Fried okra superb. The waiter was too conversational for my taste, but that shouldn't deter you. Worth comparing to Tamarind, which has a larger menu and more imposing presence. I had the following at lunch: appetizers: kararee bihindi & Sri Lanka prawn bread: kulcha mains: tandoor lamb chop & phool dessert: falooda drinks: hibiscus tea & "Dragon's Eyes" black tea
By LaTache on 12/6/2004
laughably small portions at high prices served by a staff outfitted in absurd "convict like" outfits the recommended nan "reggiano parmigiano" is $10
By rajvar on 12/6/2004
It was wonderful. Hats off to the promoters and the chef/chefs.
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