Sapphire Indian Cuisine

★★★★☆
  • 1845 Broadway Ave

    New York, NY 10023

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  • 212-245-4444

About Sapphire Indian Cuisine

Hours
Monday 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM Tuesday 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM Wednesday 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM Thursday 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM Friday 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM Saturday 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM Sunday 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM

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Sapphire Indian Cuisine restaurant provides up scale Indian dining at reasonable prices. The waiters are elegantly dressed and do a great job of bringing out your orders. The decor gives the place a sophisticated feel and really adds to the ambiance.

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Sapphire Indian Cuisine restaurant provides up scale Indian dining at reasonable prices. The waiters are elegantly dressed and do a great job of bringing out your orders. The decor gives the place a sophisticated feel and really adds to the ambiance.

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After missing our reservations before the Nutcracker on Saturday night, my husband and I wound up walking into Sapphire, and I'm glad we did. The food was excellent. The salmon was especially good and the wine was great. The ambiance is very nice and the decor is beautiful. The ratio of staff to patron is really good and the service was quick and attentive. One of the best dining experiences my husband and I have had in the city. A great atmosphere for a date or business dining. The bill was VERY reasonable!

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★★★★★

After missing our reservations before the Nutcracker on Saturday night, my husband and I wound up walking into Sapphire, and I'm glad we did. The food was excellent. The salmon was especially good and the wine was great. The ambiance is very nice and the decor is beautiful. The ratio of staff to patron is really good and the service was quick and attentive. One of the best dining experiences my husband and I have had in the city. A great atmosphere for a date or business dining. The bill was VERY reasonable!

Pros: food, atmosphere, decor,

Cons: none

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This place was pretty good.....After having walked by it several times, decided to go there tonight with some friends to celebrate Diwali. We ordered two appetizers which took FOREVER to come out....Chattpatta puri (which was ok) and the Tandoori Vegetables (not so great). Another long wait later and our main entrees came out.....the Paneer Tikka Masala was really good as was the Dal Sapphire, but the Navratan Korma was absolutely the worst I've ever had....none of us enjoyed it at all. All in all, it was a pretty decent place.....nice ambiance and more importantly, very close to where we all live.

2
★★★★☆

This place was pretty good.....After having walked by it several times, decided to go there tonight with some friends to celebrate Diwali. We ordered two appetizers which took FOREVER to come out....Chattpatta puri (which was ok) and the Tandoori Vegetables (not so great). Another long wait later and our main entrees came out.....the Paneer Tikka Masala was really good as was the Dal Sapphire, but the Navratan Korma was absolutely the worst I've ever had....none of us enjoyed it at all. All in all, it was a pretty decent place.....nice ambiance and more importantly, very close to where we all live.

Pros: Nice ambiance

Cons: Slow service, very disappointing navratan korma and tandoori vegetables

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Great place to share great time with good friends.
The food was good especially the Lamb specialties.
Friendly and fast service perfect for before show

2
★★★★☆

Great place to share great time with good friends.
The food was good especially the Lamb specialties.
Friendly and fast service perfect for before show

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The food at Sapphire is good, especially the vegetable dishes. But the service is snotty and condescending - we ate there last night and our waiter ROLLED his eyes at us because we weren't sure if we wanted to order appetizers at the moment when HE was ready to take our order. We'll never go again, there are enough great restaurants in NYC that we don't need to go to Sapphire and be treated like imbeciles.

1
★★★☆☆

The food at Sapphire is good, especially the vegetable dishes. But the service is snotty and condescending - we ate there last night and our waiter ROLLED his eyes at us because we weren't sure if we wanted to order appetizers at the moment when HE was ready to take our order. We'll never go again, there are enough great restaurants in NYC that we don't need to go to Sapphire and be treated like imbeciles.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Bad waiters

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we went a while back i went with my gf i really liked the food here.

the service was alright and the food was very well prepared and deff somewhere i would go back.

2
★★★★☆

we went a while back i went with my gf i really liked the food here.

the service was alright and the food was very well prepared and deff somewhere i would go back.

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Having not been home in the last 2 years may skew this reviewer a bit, but the food was tasty and spicy sans the oil that comes floating along at similar venues. The sweet lassi was excellent as was the lamb chettinad and the garlic naan but the rasamalai was forgettable. Stick to the gulab jamun. While I quite liked the food and the ambience, I'm not quite sure if it they really deserve it the Michelin rating they have displayed so prooudly in the window. Will go back but only sate those homesick stomach cravings!

1
★★★☆☆

Having not been home in the last 2 years may skew this reviewer a bit, but the food was tasty and spicy sans the oil that comes floating along at similar venues. The sweet lassi was excellent as was the lamb chettinad and the garlic naan but the rasamalai was forgettable. Stick to the gulab jamun. While I quite liked the food and the ambience, I'm not quite sure if it they really deserve it the Michelin rating they have displayed so prooudly in the window. Will go back but only sate those homesick stomach cravings!

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My wife and I ate here earlier this week and have not stopped ranting and raving about the food. If you like spicy food get the chicken vindaloo. It's very spicy but not offensive. We will definitely go back.

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★★★★★

My wife and I ate here earlier this week and have not stopped ranting and raving about the food. If you like spicy food get the chicken vindaloo. It's very spicy but not offensive. We will definitely go back.

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We eat here about once a year, ever hopeful that the food will rise to the level to the delightful ambiance that allows for easy table conversation, but alas, so far, it hasn't. Service is friendly and prompt. The grilled skewered lamb, nicely executed and presented, was juicy and tender, but the moderately portioned veggie dishes were disappointing: the chickpeas in spinach (chana saag) lacked character. and the stewed lentils (dal) swam in a thin sauce that apparently never was exposed to the chili peppers that are supposed to give it at least a bit of heat. (We frequent two very modest restaurants upstate in Rhinebeck and Red Hook, NY, that do a markedly better job of spicing these traditional dishes. Sapphire's cook might pay a visit.) Rice had to be ordered separately. We did not order wine. Desserts were unremarkable.

1
★★★☆☆

We eat here about once a year, ever hopeful that the food will rise to the level to the delightful ambiance that allows for easy table conversation, but alas, so far, it hasn't. Service is friendly and prompt. The grilled skewered lamb, nicely executed and presented, was juicy and tender, but the moderately portioned veggie dishes were disappointing: the chickpeas in spinach (chana saag) lacked character. and the stewed lentils (dal) swam in a thin sauce that apparently never was exposed to the chili peppers that are supposed to give it at least a bit of heat. (We frequent two very modest restaurants upstate in Rhinebeck and Red Hook, NY, that do a markedly better job of spicing these traditional dishes. Sapphire's cook might pay a visit.) Rice had to be ordered separately. We did not order wine. Desserts were unremarkable.

Pros: Quiet, Prompt service, Walkins OK

Cons: Pedestrian spicing

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Sapphire is the only Indian restaurant I go to when I'm in NYC. Over the years, it has always provided a pleasurable dining experience with quality food and wine. The staff has always been attentive and kind, and I've always been amazed at how they've handled all the various different group sizes that come in. Saturday, Nov. 6th I had a group from work come in with about 35 people and the staff was amazing to accomodate us. All of my co-workers stated that the food was amazing and wondered why they hadn't heard about this place. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fine Indian dining experience that is definitely a value for your dollar.

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★★★★★

Sapphire is the only Indian restaurant I go to when I'm in NYC. Over the years, it has always provided a pleasurable dining experience with quality food and wine. The staff has always been attentive and kind, and I've always been amazed at how they've handled all the various different group sizes that come in. Saturday, Nov. 6th I had a group from work come in with about 35 people and the staff was amazing to accomodate us. All of my co-workers stated that the food was amazing and wondered why they hadn't heard about this place. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fine Indian dining experience that is definitely a value for your dollar.

Pros: Location, Quality Food, Great Waitstaff

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When going out for a nice dinner, I like a nice ambiance as well as very good food. While Sapphire is certainly not lacking in ambiance, and probably has the best decor of any Indian restaurant I have been to in New York City, the food was not what I had hoped for.

The main course had an average portion, and was decent overall. The bread and lamb chops I had before the meal were quite good, however. The beverages were excellent, and the dessert was good. While the $20 entree range is not overly expensive, in New York City, there is definitely better food in that range, and so Sapphire, despite it's lovely atmosphere, will most likely not be a restaurant to which I will return. Still, try it once, since if you end up loving the food, it could be one of your best dining experiences.

2
★★★★☆

When going out for a nice dinner, I like a nice ambiance as well as very good food. While Sapphire is certainly not lacking in ambiance, and probably has the best decor of any Indian restaurant I have been to in New York City, the food was not what I had hoped for.

The main course had an average portion, and was decent overall. The bread and lamb chops I had before the meal were quite good, however. The beverages were excellent, and the dessert was good. While the $20 entree range is not overly expensive, in New York City, there is definitely better food in that range, and so Sapphire, despite it's lovely atmosphere, will most likely not be a restaurant to which I will return. Still, try it once, since if you end up loving the food, it could be one of your best dining experiences.

Pros: Lovely atmosphere

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i've been to sapphire twice and both times the food was fine, if not good. stick with the chicken, beef, and lamb dishes. i don't usually order wine with indian so i can't comment on their wine list or their wines. instead ordered an ice cold beer which to me works with indian. service is friendly, and never had a problem walking in and getting a table. i would recommend reservations on weekends though. skip dessert.

2
★★★★☆

i've been to sapphire twice and both times the food was fine, if not good. stick with the chicken, beef, and lamb dishes. i don't usually order wine with indian so i can't comment on their wine list or their wines. instead ordered an ice cold beer which to me works with indian. service is friendly, and never had a problem walking in and getting a table. i would recommend reservations on weekends though. skip dessert.

Pros: fine indian

Cons: ordinary

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It would be an excellent dining experience if you were a wealthy person. However, the service for the average customer is well below expections. We were not even asked once how the meal was or whether we needed anything. However the waiter was exceptionally friendly to the table next to us who had a large bill. On the other hand, the food was definitely tasty but the service did not make it worth it.

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★★★☆☆

It would be an excellent dining experience if you were a wealthy person. However, the service for the average customer is well below expections. We were not even asked once how the meal was or whether we needed anything. However the waiter was exceptionally friendly to the table next to us who had a large bill. On the other hand, the food was definitely tasty but the service did not make it worth it.

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This is a great restaurant. The food was exquisite and the staff was very cordial. The sommelier was top notch. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice, romantic experience. It is a little pricey, but worth every dollar.

2
★★★★★

This is a great restaurant. The food was exquisite and the staff was very cordial. The sommelier was top notch. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice, romantic experience. It is a little pricey, but worth every dollar.

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This is a terrific restaurant. The food is excellent; they have a very nice wine list (and a sommelier who knows his stuff); and the staff are exceedingly pleasant. My wife and I have been to Sapphire six or seven times in the last year, and had a great dinner each time. It's a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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★★★★★

This is a terrific restaurant. The food is excellent; they have a very nice wine list (and a sommelier who knows his stuff); and the staff are exceedingly pleasant. My wife and I have been to Sapphire six or seven times in the last year, and had a great dinner each time. It's a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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My friend & I went to have dinner & enjoy some wine. To our surprise the restaurant had a sommelier. We ordered Riesling. We were not happy w/ the wine-a little fizzy & lacking any alcohol bite. We explain to the sommelier why we're not happy w/ the wine . In his false hi-brow pronunciation, he says: "There is nothing wrong with this wine. I will not take this off of your bill. You are 100% absolutely, positively wrong. I know my wine". We leave $10 on the table & make to leave. At the door, the sommelier comes over with his manager & argues with us about what he said. We refuse to participate in this surreal episode & leave. If Sapphire is aiming to be an upscale Indian restaurant, it would serve its reputation to train it's waitstaff in that age old credo "The customer is always right".

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend & I went to have dinner & enjoy some wine. To our surprise the restaurant had a sommelier. We ordered Riesling. We were not happy w/ the wine-a little fizzy & lacking any alcohol bite. We explain to the sommelier why we're not happy w/ the wine . In his false hi-brow pronunciation, he says: "There is nothing wrong with this wine. I will not take this off of your bill. You are 100% absolutely, positively wrong. I know my wine". We leave $10 on the table & make to leave. At the door, the sommelier comes over with his manager & argues with us about what he said. We refuse to participate in this surreal episode & leave. If Sapphire is aiming to be an upscale Indian restaurant, it would serve its reputation to train it's waitstaff in that age old credo "The customer is always right".

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A top spot for the Lincoln Center area, we appreciate this lovely restaurant every time we visit. Food is excellent and varied, and the service is generally very good as well. Value is much better than at many of the competing high-end Indian spots in town.

2
★★★★★

A top spot for the Lincoln Center area, we appreciate this lovely restaurant every time we visit. Food is excellent and varied, and the service is generally very good as well. Value is much better than at many of the competing high-end Indian spots in town.

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I have eaten at many different Indian reastaurants and I must say that this one is by far my favorite. I origionally came here for my friends birthday and the service was amazing, the food was better and I had an even better time. Go here if you are looking for the best. If not, then hit up your local delivery but I must say, it is worth the money.

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at many different Indian reastaurants and I must say that this one is by far my favorite. I origionally came here for my friends birthday and the service was amazing, the food was better and I had an even better time. Go here if you are looking for the best. If not, then hit up your local delivery but I must say, it is worth the money.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Great Time

Cons: Expensive

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The only Indian restaurant near Lincoln Center, Sapphire glitters with attractive ethnicity and gentle service. Its tandoor ovens send forth aromatic meats and seafood, notably salmon. The signature cocktails, including the sappharita…

 

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