Spice Symphony – 50th St.

4.6
1618 reviews
$30 and under
Indian
"The New York Times" - The Marriage of Indian and Chinese Cuisines Hungry City: Spice Symphony in Midtown East
Our cuisine is classical Indian food from all regions of India carefully prepared by star chef. Our "grandmotherly cooking,” with whole spices for a more rustic texture will blow you away.We are rated as one of the top Indian Cuisine in New York. We bring to you coastal curries from Goa, Konkan, Karwar, Allepy, Madurai, Kolkata to name a few and also a few dishes of Chinese with Indian Spices ( Indo Chinese).
Our Wine List is something that we are proud to present.
We are home,family and friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1618 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente, volvería a comer los sabores son únicos y la atención es increíble.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with nice ambiance

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vipLiketoeat
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Not special, but ok for Indian cuisine

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SherH
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and staff. Large selection and everything was tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years occasional.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Christmas Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and great service.

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CrhLOL
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Our go-to stop for delicious Indian cuisine when in NYC. Very attentive service, great variety of dishes all at reasonable prices and all delicious. Don't miss out, check this place out

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food, too-notch service, and sophisticated ambiance.

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vipKamillaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Excellent food and service! Never disappoints!

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IVANW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service excellent. The variety of the set platters was extremely interesting and the naan plentiful and tasty.

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StephenH
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were a party of 6 and were seated promptly. The owner/manager checked on us a couple of times and service was good. One thing to note; their bartender needs to go back to school. I ordered a Manhattan and it tasted nothing like one. That given, each of the dishes we ordered were way above average and the servings were generous for Indian Food with pretty modest pricing. I am from Southern California and was just visiting, but I would recommend it.

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MaryS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had one of the most delicious meals we’ve ever eaten! We can hardly wait to return to NYC just so we can eat at Spice Symphony again. The restaurant’s atmosphere is very pleasant and the service was top notch too. It’s an all around great find!!

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Juno
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So they were extremely busy on this Saturday night. Reservations didn’t matter.. we were all waiting in a queue first come first served. There was no host.. just wait…

Fortunately the food was amazing. That specialty naan bread!! OMG.. i will be returning here on my next NYC visit just for that!!

Give yourself plenty of time and enjoy the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. A must if in NYC

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for the prefix lunch that they call preplate. There was a lot of food & I could only eat half of it. They wouldn’t let me take home what I couldn’t finish. I was told lunch is a kinda eat all you can, so doggy bags aren’t allowed. They should let people know ahead of time. None of us asked for seconds because there was a lot of food, plus we didn’t know their policy. To me, I felt it was a waste of food because they’re going to throw it away anyway. Anyhow, the food & service was good.

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JacquelynP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent, but they were understaffed the day we went and we had to wait 15 minutes despite having a reservation. Guess that must mean others think it's good just like us!

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Visitorsfromvermont
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Friendly but hectic service. Everyone is short staffed and it showed at this restaurant.
The food was amazing.

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Karen
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and cocktails were all fabulous.

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barbara
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat at Syphony Spice often as it is one of the best Indian restaurants in NYC, and it is near theatre. We like their lamb korma, palak paneer, the butternut squash soup and their wine. The service is also excellent!

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SanjayS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very, service excellent. They checked our vaccine cards before allowing us to seat, which is reassuring for those of us with concerns about Covid

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food here was excellent but the drinks were mediocre and over prices.

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Lara
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place with outstanding food, great wine selection, special cocktails and incredible service.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really delicious meal at Spice Symphony. Just the right level of spice to make it scrumptious without being overpowering. The garlic naan was perfect.

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ChefTy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I took a couple colleagues from India and my fiancée here for a group dinner. The food was outstanding and authentic, the beer selection could use a few more Indian beers but the wine list was pretty good, and the service was great. I will be coming back next time I’m in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best Indo Chinese food I had in USa

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vipEclectictastes
Western NC
90 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really like this place. great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Una gran experiencia con platos que no encuentra en cualquier restaurante Indio

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YvonneK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We were a party of five, three adults and two children. A 20% gratuity was added on to our bill for mediocre service

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sarajoy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambience. Great food. The Tikka Masala was delicious and one serve would suit two moderate eaters. Very attentive staff. I had a rough day and the owner sent over a complimentary glass of wine. Would definitely return.

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vipKatS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was incredible. Food was delicious.

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CarolynJ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! We had a fantastic time at Spice Symphony! The food was wonderful, and the ambiance was lovely, and the service was outstanding!! —Our server was charming and attentive, but not overbearing. We will definitely go back!

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Russell
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Bottom line: We’d go back. Although the setting is at best ho-hum, the food is quite well-prepared and the service is excellent. Next time, we’ll ask the server for suggestions and hope to find some special dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Great service. Can’t ask for more!

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markp
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is a fantastic quality and care was taken to ensure we received dishes while hot. Although short staffed, they really hustled to give a wonderful dinner. Excellent selection of cuisine and the overall experience was wonderful.

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vipLeahNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quiet spot for a business lunch. Food was delicious and the service spot-on. I especially loved that there were a hot of vegetarian options.

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vipBrittneyB
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a delicious meal here with outstanding service. The drinks were interesting and I wish I had tried more. The lamb korma was our favorite dish, but we loved everything we had including samosas, chicken lollipops, and palak paneer. I would order from here over and over again if I lived in the area.

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vipcatsmeow
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

My friend and I wanted to try a new place. We had a relatively early reservation and there were just a few occupied tables. We were given a wine list and one menu,, although I said we were 2 people dining. The bus boy didn't seem to understand.
Our waiter was very pushy and overbearing, but I have to say he is young and probably inexperienced. My friend does not like very spicy food, and he did try to suggest something a little milder to suit her taste.

As we were eating, he kept coming over, interrupting our conversation, and asking about the food. Let's get to the food. Mediocre at best. My friend's main course, a chicken dish, was very dry. My main, also a chicken dish had some spice but seemed to lack salt. Very strange.

I won't be returning.

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Sokuhi
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. I recommend to everyone looking for good Indian food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We had a reservation at 8:30PM but were asked to wait as the tables were occupied.After waiting 15 minutes we were finally seated.We ordered couple of cocktails like gold tiramisu,shooter,pirate cove.All of these cocktails were good specially shooter.On the entrees the schzewan noodle was delicious.The indo chinese is one of the best.Though when we asked for chilli vinegar ,they gave us frozen one.This was very unprofessional. The service is very slow.You need to have an additional hour in hand to dine here.

FAQs

Spice Symphony – 50th St. does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Spice Symphony – 50th St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 300-4869.

Spice Symphony – 50th St. is rated 4.6 stars by 1618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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