Darbar Grill — 63.5 decibels

Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  A quiet midtown restaurant!  Darbar Grill wasn’t crowded when we visited for their excellent Indian buffet lunch (a great value for midtown, by the way), but we think that the place should pass with flying colors (green, of course) even when full.  The background music was a hair louder than necessary, but it could generally be called background music.  Although the room was only half full, there was one fellow diner with a booming voice (there’s always one, no?).  He stood out, but he failed to destroy the tranquility of the space.  Why?  Lots of wood (both flooring and paneling), upholstered chairs, table linens, and we were seated in the back dining room (which had a tray ceiling), not the front dining space near the bar.

Whatever the reason for this oasis of calm in midtown Manhattan, embrace it.  We will return.


Sunday through Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.



Darbar Grill

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