Devi

Food & Drink
8 E 18th St., New York, NY 10003 8 E 18th St., New York Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
73% of 75 customers recommended
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Indian, Vegetarian, Asian, American, Pakistani
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Cuisine
    Indian, Vegetarian, Asian, American, Pakistani
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

26 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
ask for the tables in the back with the sheer curtains. I want to be clear- the reason i would not order take out - as asked in the following question is bc the restaurant is very beautiful and one should eat in, and also I live way to far to get take out.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great place great food
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Report | 3 years ago
Give your preferences at the beginning
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Report | 3 years ago
Ambiance was nice, service a tad slow, and the food was uneven - some dishes above average, but some not to my liking. I guess I was hoping for an exceptional dinner for the price, but the taste fell short of that. Maybe it was the fact that with the groupon voucher, one was only able to choose from a limited selection of main courses and none at all for the starters. Presentation on the plate was well above average for an Indian meal.
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Report | 3 years ago
it takes 1 hr to get our appetizers and another 1 hour to get out main course. There was hardly any rush in the restaurant.
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Report | 3 years ago
Delicious food, great service.
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Report | 3 years ago
I had a reservation and was given the one awful 2 person table in the middle of the hallway between the kitchen, bathroom and booths. The hostess said they were fully booked but thankfully gave me a table that I saw was empty. If another table was not available I would have left. Get rid of that table!
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Report | 3 years ago
Delicious dishes and exceptional, very friendly, spot-on service. Attractive space. Very nice drinks and decent wine. There were three of us and we were all impressed and will go back. Lovely. The Groupon menu, btw, was substantial!
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Report | 3 years ago
As the "Best Of Devi" is rather expensive on its own so this groupon is a terrific way to sample the incredible flavors found at Devi.
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Report | 3 years ago
I felt like the total was inflated to look like you're really getting a lot for the deal.
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From Our Editors

Devi is palatial, but not in the sense of unattainable grandeur—rather, it seems stuffed to the gills with earthly comforts and visual delights that completely insulate it from the world outside. “There are restaurants that bring you back to yourself and those that spirit you away. Devi belongs to the latter group, delivering a heady retreat even when the odds against such an escape are longest,” wrote Frank Bruni in a two-star 2004 New York Times review. He also praised the “pyramid-shaped rice puffs, too golden, crunchy and airy to permit unpleasant thoughts,” the “faultless” lamb chops, and the “splendidly moist” halibut.

The tandoor is responsible for the latter two dishes, and it’s a virtuosic instrument in the hands of Executive Chef Dheeraj Tomar, who learned its secrets in New Delhi before honing his expertise at five-star hotels in Dubai. Amid all the grilled meats, his menu is exceedingly vegetarian-friendly: a vegan harvest stir-fry brims with a cornucopia of produce, joining beyond-chana-masala dishes such as jackfruit biryani, corn-and-bean curry, and tandoor-grilled vegetarian malai tikka kebabs. The eatery’s meticulously constructed wine list eschews large wineries in favor of small-batch, handmade varieties selected for their ability to complement the cuisine.

Inside Devi’s two-story space, nearly every square inch that’s not covered in richly patterned fabrics or panels of gauzy raw silk is festooned with marble and carved wooden arches and balustrades, both imported from India. Lighting is whisper-soft and romantic, supplied by lanterns of ornate colored glass that cluster across the high ceiling like artisanal party balloons left behind after the birthday of a child prince.

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