Thursday, February 11, 2016

Things to Do on Valentine's Day Weekend in NYC

Valentine's Day 2016 is on a Sunday, and that means NYC has great plans for you and your special someone for day and evening this weekend! There is always a museum, Broadway, comedy show and other standards of New York City. Here are some different ideas for you this weekend! 

(Photo courtesy of H. Armstrong Roberts / ClassicStock / Getty Images / NY Mag)

The good news is that some ideas are free! 

Cupid's Undie Run
Cupid's Undie Run is a charity fundraiser for children with tumors, but it is also a fun event to participate, or just watch for free laughs. At noon on Saturday, come watch people run a race in their undies, and if you and your special someone are up for it, join the fun by registering!

Love in Times Square
This annual event is free to spectators who can enjoy watching couples going through proposals and even some quick weddings! It's a fun outdoor sightseeing and people-watching fun for those who want to enjoy a casual night out before or after dinner. 

Walk in Central Park
Who cares if it is cold? Central Park is a free paradise in snow or sunshine. Go for a stroll through the rambles or check out Strawberry Fields. Maybe take some romantic pictures or selfies with your special other half and make it a silly night out. Did you know you could get flowers planted in the park in your Valentine's name? Romantic! 

Free Wine at Darbar
Every year, Darbar on 46 and Darbar on 55 dish out the most delicious Indian dinner menu for you and your special someone to enjoy on Valentine's Day. With dinner, you enjoy a free glass of wine, too! 

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Darbar!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Experts in Indian Food - Finding the Best in NYC

Recently, Madhur Jaffrey, a well-known food writer, explained that "nobody can be an expert on Indian food." At Darbar on 46th in Midtown Manhattan, we agree. Madhur explains that India is a large country with a broad range of cultural nuances and differences from region to region, and even small town to the next small town. 

In NYC, Indian food is popular and everyone has something different. Foodies and Indian food lovers have to find their "best" by trying quality restaurants and tasting unique dishes for the first or hundredth time - until the best is on your taste buds and in your belly! 

Madhur Jaffrey says, "Every time you go into a little crevice of India, you find a new cuisine, a new dish." We agree. The same can be said for Indian restaurants in NYC. 

Darbar on 46 takes pride in a traditional take on Indian cuisine while bringing in some contemporary menu offerings, like crab cakes, to round out a completely delicious dining experience in New York City. Still in the middle of NYC Restaurant Week, Darbar on 46 offers appetizers, entrees and desserts, along with popular drinks, like the lassi. Who can forget about Naan? If you're a new Indian food lover, you'll likely go for the Chiken Tikka Masala, because everyone makes that "good." The goal is to find the "best," and we believe you'll love our take on this traditional meal. 

If you want to venture into more vegetarian offerings, Darbar on 46 includes vegetable samosas and a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. This combines with meat, chicken and seafood entrees for Indian food that has a little something for everyone. Maybe no one is an Indian food expert, but at Darbar on 46th, we certainly try! 

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

NYC Restaurant Week - Exploring Indian Food in Manhattan

NYC Restaurant Week is a very popular and in-demand event in New York City that runs from January 18th through February 5th at participating restaurants throughout the city that never sleeps. The goal of restaurant week is to showcase some of NYC's finest dining options at an affordable "prix fixe" deal that makes trying out a new restaurant a great value. At only $38 this year, restaurants are offering a variety of appetizer, entree and dessert options - in Manhattan! 

Darbar on 46 has participated in NYC Restaurant Week for years. Located in Midtown Manhattan on the East Side, the Indian restaurant serves traditional Indian cuisine in a convenient location with easy walking and transportation access to Grand Central and Midtown hotels, as well as Broadway. For Indian food lovers, Darbar on 46, and its sister restaurant, Darbar on 55, are already well- known for serving fine dining and friendly service with delicious Indian recipes. The restaurant week deal is a great value that appeals to regular customers, too. But, it is the new "foodie" who enjoys NYC Restaurant Week best! 

-Newcomers to Manhattan
-New to Indian Food

If any of those three descriptions fit, then Darbar on 46 is the place for you this week! Enjoying something new is part of the fun for touring Manhattan, and Indian food is tremendously popular, trendy, and healthy! Darbar on 46 offers vegetarian and vegan options, while still offering a complete menu of beef, chicken and seafood options. There is something for everyone!

Make your reservation for NYC Restaurant Week at Darbar on 46 for the best Indian food experience in Midtown Manhattan! Call 212-681-4500.