Bhatti is a nice Indian restaurant in Murray Hill that gets crazy busy, so make a reservation, get there on time, and go heavy on the kebabs (their specialty). But most importantly, bring some wine. This spot is BYOB, and you can have an ideal affordable date here by filling your table with dal, spicy meats, naan, and whatever wine you decide to bring along.
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From white-tablecloth places to cafeteria-style spots, these are our 27 favorite Indian restaurants in the city.
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Pete's Tavern is an unpretentious old tavern in Gramercy where you can get a beer with friends and watch sports on TV.
Caffe Marchio is an Italian-inspired coffee shop in the Redbury Hotel near the Flatiron, and it’s a pretty great spot to have some espresso.
Sticky’s Finger Joint
Sticky’s Finger Joint is a counter-service spot in Murray Hill where you can get chicken fingers and fries late-night.
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If you’re looking for a nice place to have an expensive, corporate meal in Tribeca, going to Tamarind for Indian food is a good choice.
Malai Marke is one of our favorite Indian restaurants in the East Village. There’s a lot of meat on the menu, but vegetarians can eat very well here.
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After closing their East Village location, this Indian restaurant is now back with a more upscale space near Union Square.
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Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux, on the Upper East Side, is the first US franchise of the massive Indian restaurant chain from New Delhi.
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