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Vatan Indian Vegetarian
4.3 stars (15 ratings)

(212) 689-5666

409 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

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January 1, 2008 @ 6:39 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York, NY
Impressive that a restaurant in New York would attract such accolades and be so incredibly disappointing, touting variety and a long history of great service, Vatan is for those who have no understanding or appreciation for quality cuisine, have no capability to distinguish fine Indian flavors and for vegetarians that would rather be impressed by volume and disregard quality.
Do not take your children, the menu is fixed and uncompromising on head count, and does not offer anything that a parent would be satisfied with, so get a baby sitter if you must go. The service is polite, stubborn and uncomfortably forceful making the surcharge painful to part with. The food was flavorless from the potato fritters, bland sev puri, tasteless chick peas to the selection of unimpressive and stale mains and the cheap ice-cream desert that had no relevance and that no child would eat.
The Indian patronage should be ashamed to assault their heritage of taste buds to such average food. New York boasts some of the best selections of Indian cuisine at better prices, service, quality and variety.
Strike this from your list if you enjoy Indian food and have a discerning wallet.
August 23, 2007 @ 8:29 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from North Jersey
A fine Indian Cuisine, Just Great!

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Avg Rating: 4  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 15

January 1, 2008 @ 6:39 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York, NY
Impressive that a restaurant in New York would attract such accolades and be so incredibly disappointing, touting variety and a long history of great service, Vatan is for those who have no understanding or appreciation for quality cuisine, have no capability to distinguish fine Indian flavors and for vegetarians that would rather be impressed by volume and disregard quality.
Do not take your children, the menu is fixed and uncompromising on head count, and does not offer anything that a parent would be satisfied with, so get a baby sitter if you must go. The service is polite, stubborn and uncomfortably forceful making the surcharge painful to part with. The food was flavorless from the potato fritters, bland sev puri, tasteless chick peas to the selection of unimpressive and stale mains and the cheap ice-cream desert that had no relevance and that no child would eat.
The Indian patronage should be ashamed to assault their heritage of taste buds to such average food. New York boasts some of the best selections of Indian cuisine at better prices, service, quality and variety.
Strike this from your list if you enjoy Indian food and have a discerning wallet.
August 23, 2007 @ 8:29 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from North Jersey
A fine Indian Cuisine, Just Great!
July 31, 2007 @ 11:00 AM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Dubai, India
Excellant Food hospitality for Indian traditional food
December 28, 2006 @ 12:38 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York, Ny
I loved it here and so we are going to come here tonight again!
Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!
December 8, 2005 @ 9:38 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Washington, D.C.
Amazing! The food was delicious and plentiful. The atmosphere - the cushoned seats, the cloud-painted ceiling, the tree in the middle of the restaurant, the open, airy feeling - was relaxing and amazing. The service was absolutely the best! It's worth a trip to NYC just to dine at this restaurant!
December 30, 2004 @ 3:48 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Princeton, NJ
One of the best places for indian food in the city. for under 25 $ / person. An experience unlike any other.
October 25, 2004 @ 4:03 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from ny
The food is really really good and quite authentic in its taste compared to most Indian restaurants in the NY Metro area.
The service is very friendly. A definite thumbs up!
July 17, 2004 @ 10:02 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from CT
Please note that this is not just an "Indian" Restaurant. It is an Indian Restaurant that serves Gujerati Cuisine. This means it is all vegetarian and very unlike the vegetarian food found in most typical Indian places which tend to have Punjabi cuisine or like South Indian places with Dosas and such.The menu is fixed, the food is plentiful with a large variety, it is all freshly prepared from scratch every day which is why it is open for Dinner only.The place is owned and run by women only. There is only one male around and he is one of the waiters.The ambience is unique and nothing like one experiences anywhere else. The service is superb. Lighten up a little, take off your shoes at the door and sit in one of the raised booths cross legged.The only choices you have to make are what drink you want and the degree of heat in your main entree. All this for less than $25.00 (plus drinks). Where in Manhattan can you get a feast for less than 3 times this? I have been there twice...the food is authentic as evidenced by large number of Gujeratis who go there (Patels, Shahs etc)
April 26, 2004 @ 11:26 AM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Morris Plains, New Jersey
A great ambience and you get a lot of food. The food is not that great, but the price is worth for the ambience.
April 9, 2004 @ 2:47 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from NEW YORK, NY
THE FOOD IS FABULOUS....THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
April 2, 2004 @ 3:51 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from New Jersey
Very unfriendly and uncourteous service. It is definitely not value for money food for the WBC invitees
March 7, 2004 @ 6:29 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from New york, ny
Everytime someone visits me from out of town, I take them here. It's hands-down my favortie restaurant in New York, with a great all-you-can-eat prix-fixe menu for $25. Beautiful, serene setting.
March 1, 2004 @ 5:14 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Boston, MA
My girlfriend and I are very fond of Indian food, and make a point to visit as many different Indian restaurants as we can in New York City and Boston. This was one of the best. Great decor, unique feel, and excellent food. You get to try a little of everything, and as much of anything as you like, for a very reasonable price.
January 16, 2004 @ 8:38 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from England
Superb. An excellent ethnic setting for a one off visit. Great place to entertain friends and family. Excellent food and service.
September 23, 2003 @ 3:39 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Princeton, NJ
Very ethnic Indian setting inside, fresh and tasty vegetarian food. Good value for money for the quality and variety of food offered.
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January 1, 2008 @ 6:39 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York, NY
Impressive that a restaurant in New York would attract such accolades and be so incredibly disappointing, touting variety and a long history of great service, Vatan is for those who have no understanding or appreciation for quality cuisine, have no capability to distinguish fine Indian flavors and for vegetarians that would rather be impressed by volume and disregard quality.
Do not take your children, the menu is fixed and uncompromising on head count, and does not offer anything that a parent would be satisfied with, so get a baby sitter if you must go. The service is polite, stubborn and uncomfortably forceful making the surcharge painful to part with. The food was flavorless from the potato fritters, bland sev puri, tasteless chick peas to the selection of unimpressive and stale mains and the cheap ice-cream desert that had no relevance and that no child would eat.
The Indian patronage should be ashamed to assault their heritage of taste buds to such average food. New York boasts some of the best selections of Indian cuisine at better prices, service, quality and variety.
Strike this from your list if you enjoy Indian food and have a discerning wallet.
August 23, 2007 @ 8:29 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from North Jersey
A fine Indian Cuisine, Just Great!