Dawat, meaning “invitation to a feast” sets the standard by which other Indian restaurants are measured. Open in 1986 Dawat still serves with the same passion and enthusiasm to this day.
Ms. Madhur Jaffrey, an internationally renowned cookbook author, actress, and teacher, is the driving force behind Dawat. Her genius for creating innovative Indian dishes and adapting classic Indian cooking to contemporary tastes has earned her widespread acclaim and positioned Dawat amongst the finest restaurants in New York. Dawat has received numerous awards for its food excellence and was named by New York Magazine as "Dawat Haute Indian Cuisine best indian restaurant in New York".