About Junoon Restaurant

27 West 24th St.
New York, NY 10010
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Derived from the Hindi word meaning passion, Junoon delivers on the promise of its moniker with an authentic, yet elegantly modern take on Indian cuisine. Restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj, inspired by his deep affinity and commitment to the food and culture of his native India, has assembled a talented team, who share his same vision including celebrated chef and cookbook author, Vikas Khanna, helming Junoon's kitchen as Executive Chef.

Don't forget to peak into Junnon's one-of-a-kind Spice Room where an array of fresh spices are ground daily and made into a unique blend to be used in the marinades and sauces for the day.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. -

Friday and Saturday - 5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Thank you for choosing Junoon Restaurant.

Please be aware that we serve Lunch only in the Patiala room.

Please also note that we do not seat children under the age of 13 in our main dining room. If you have young children in your party, please call the restaurant to make a reservation in our Patiala Room.

Cross Street:
Between 5th & 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 490-2100

Website:
http://www.junoonnyc.com/

Catering:
We do cater to private events 25 -300 people. Please send your inquiry to info@junoonnyc.com

Parking Details:
Parking Garage located on the corner of 24th St and 6th Avenue. Entrance located on 24th Street

Public Transit:
You can take the F or M train to 23rd St & 6th Avenue. Alternatively you can take the N,R,W to 23rd St.

Executive Chef:
Vikas Khanna

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Junoon has 3 rooms for private events. Please send your inquiry to info@junoonnyc.com

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Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Please join us for Mothers day Lunch and Dinner.
Junoon is offering 3 course lunch menu for $35.00
Mothers will be offered a glass of sparkling saffron on the table.
1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1000 point tables

Details
Daily 5:30PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

Junoon has a private dining room that overlooks the main dining room. The "Jaipur" dining room seats 50, we also offer a smaller space that can accommodate 10 people. The entire restaurant is also available for private functions 150 seated guests or 268 standing.

Junoon Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (96)
special occasion (86)
romantic (68)
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good for groups (60)
great for lunch (43)
notable wine list (35)
neighborhood gem (26)
hot spot (20)
great for brunch (14)
vibrant bar scene (11)
late-night find (9)
great for outdoor dining (5)
kid-friendly (4)
scenic view (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Resturant with great food and ambient!!

Dined 4 days ago

One of the finest Resturant in the city. Food taste and Resturant ambient is excellent for your special occasion . Chefs greet you personally and know how to make your special occasion memorable. Love this Resturant .

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Passionate Affair!

Dined on April 23, 2016

Junoon never fails! We tried the tasting menu this time and absolutely loved it. The variety induced by some amazing combinations by the chef are truly remarkable - from start to finish. Arturo made the process exciting and enjoyable and was extremely helpful with the menu selection. And of course Michael's impeccable guidance with the wine selection took us to places we have never been before :-)) Thanks team Junoon for another memorable experience!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service2

Nothing too memorable

Dined on April 23, 2016

Nothing too memorable

food3
ambience1
service1
value1

Disappointing Experience

Dined on April 23, 2016

Food was good as always. Absolutely disappointed with the service - made reservations a week in advance for a birthday dinner, was not told on the same day confirmation call the air conditioning was not working. Food took over an hour plus to be served. Not a single apology from the staff even though I mentioned multiple times they should have informed me on the phone earlier. A big fan of the restaurant and Vikas, ultra disappointed with the service.

food5
ambience5
service5

We are still savoring our delicious meal ...

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

We are still savoring our delicious meal at Junoon last week. Their tender succulent kebabs delicately infused with spices and the accompanying sauces are absolutely outstanding. The curry dishes are very flavorful yet mild. The manager, Deepak Shah, is by far the most gracious and hospitable host one can find. His warmth, generosity and keen desire to share new dishes is totally infectious. The staff is attentive yet discreet. The restaurant exudes the finest in hospitality and Indian cuisine. The decor is very pleasant with great touches of Rajasthani art.

food2
ambience4
service2
value1

Dissatisfied. Have had much better Indian food.

Dined on April 17, 2016

Nice ambiance. Over-priced. Over-hyped. Will not return or recommend.

food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Great though sometimes uneven.

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

The room is comfortable and quiet, though some might find it dark. An open kitchen can make the place a bit close and stuffy. Staff is outstanding and helpful. The food is generally great, though the mains are better than the starters. An unexpectedly great wine list. Not even inexpensive, but worth the price overall.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Unbelievably creative take on typical indian fare

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

Combination of spices was original and surprising. Everything cooked to perfection with the added touch of original chutneys including pineapple, really making for an amazing experience. Service was maybe a tad slow, but didn't effect our timetable fortunately and without prompting, they provided extra glasses of wine and an apology. Atmosphere was lively and almost hip, but not quite which was pleasant change for indian restaurant. Dance music in background was so dull you had to struggle to hear which was good, because otherwise might have been a negative. Tables were refreshingly placed with enough distance that you weren't distracted by neighboring conversation. Have already recommended to some of the most discerning palates and will continue to do so. Can't wait to return.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Had high hopes but came back disappointed

Dined on April 14, 2016

The ambiance and food is great. The food was spicier than other regular Indian places. It was great for me (having grown in India with spicy food), but a little too much for my American colleagues. The preparation was good and the food was actually very tasty. We were disappointed with the service at this place. A meal that should have taken us at most 1.5 hours, took almost 2.5 hours with a lot of waiting in between the courses. The billing process was also painfully slow as we kept waiting for someone to appear. I was warned by a colleague that the service would be "poor" but I wanted to really go to this place as I had heard so much. Well, I guess I trust my colleague's recommendations even more now!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Lunch Choice...Great Indian Food!

Dined on April 14, 2016

Awww-some food & great value! I highly recommend ordering "Jon Snow" drink. Hara Bara kebabs are very average but overall it was a great experience...

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service3
value4

Third time here

Dined on April 10, 2016

This was my third time at Junoon but first during lunch. During dinner, they've been absolutely amazing. The food tastes phenomenal and the service is great too. During lunch, I'd say the service was average but the food was still very good. I'd highly recommend this restaurant for dinner but not so much for lunch/brunch.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best food

Dined on April 8, 2016

Always enjoy pre fix at Junoon. The menu changes slightly. I love love love every dish on offer. The deserts were super splendid

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience2
service2
value1

Good food but the service was not uptp scratch

Dined on April 7, 2016

As much as I was excited to visit, I was equally disappointed with the level of service and attention of detail the service team has. Bad food can be covered by excellent service but when good food gets over shadowed by poor service, what do we say?

food1
ambience2
service1
value1

disappointed

vip
Dined on April 4, 2016

for the amount of money they charge the quality of the food and the bathrooms are horrible. everything we ordered was over salted.

food5
ambience5
service5

Extraordinary Indian Cuisine, 2nd to non ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Extraordinary Indian Cuisine, 2nd to none in NYC!

food1
ambience1
service2

This was the worst dining experience eve ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

This was the worst dining experience ever! It's so hot in the restaurant and It was extremely uncomfortable. The food was not good at all. The service was decent. Will definitely not every visit this restaurant again. I would recommend if you want good Indian food go somewhere else. If you see this restaurant while walking then run the other way. It also has a B rating.

food5
ambience2
service3

Excellent food, but the lounge-y ambianc ...

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

Excellent food, but the lounge-y ambiance seriously detracted from the meal. The noise level--including the background music--was way too high for dinner conversation. Too bad, because our meal was delicious. The restaurant needs to make up its mind as to whether it's a club/lounge or a place for gourmet dining. The two cannot really coexist.

food5
ambience4
service5

Excellent food!

Dined on March 20, 2016

Excellent food!

food5
ambience3
service1
value3

Very good food, but very poor service.

Dined on March 18, 2016

We were met by a very nice woman in the door - but from there it only went downhill. Very good food, but with waiters like that, I can not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Incredibly delicious food with a view of ...

Dined on March 16, 2016

Incredibly delicious food with a view of the kitchen which presents its own show!

food4
ambience4
service1
value2

The food and atmosphere are nice. The s ...

Dined on March 16, 2016

The food and atmosphere are nice. The staff is extremely disorganized. I had three waiters, three managers, and two hostesses interact with me; six people too many, because each seemed to assume that someone else was taking care of things. I had made it clear that I needed to leave in time for a 7 PM premiere composed by a friend of mine, at St. Ignatius Loyola, 3.5 miles away. And yet I was not seated at my reservation time (5:30 -- I arrived at 4:45 to be safe); I received my take-home portion late (apparently because no one had given me a claim number); and there was no cab as I had requested, a feature touted on their website. When a manager finally walked me to the end of the block and hailed a cab for me, it was 7:10. Twenty minutes later, I arrive to hear the last two minutes of my friend's piece from the lobby. I flew 1,500 miles for that specific performance. I was bitterly disappointed by my treatment at Junoon -- surely other patrons have supper before showtimes?

food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Great upscale Indian

Dined on March 16, 2016

Good wine list and excellent food. Expensive but good.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Food -

Dined on March 14, 2016

Quality was very good but not enough vegetarian choices on the Menu

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience2
service1
value2

Great food, very poor service!

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

Food was very good but it took 30 minutes for the restaurant to seat us and then another hour (yes, hour) for the food to come. So all in, not a great experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Wonderful Experience!!

Dined on March 12, 2016

we really enjoyed Junoon.. it's an upscale Indian restaurant which gives an opportunity to enjoy the traditional Indian cuisine with beautiful presentations and a western twist. We simply loved all our courses along with the cocktails. I was hoping to meet their executive chef but he was not there. He certainly has given a classic intelligent touch to his dishes at Junoon. We will be definitely going back!!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Excellent Indian Food

Dined on March 11, 2016

Full disclosure, I am of Indian descent, so I am very particular when it comes to Indian cuisine or "twists" on traditional Indian cuisine. Junoon is my absolute favorite restaurant for Indian fine dining in New York City. Excellent food, dessert and chai, and an amazing wine selection with a very helpful, and knowledgeable Sommelier.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service1
value3

Great food, unpleasant service

vip
Dined on March 9, 2016

While the food was terrific (and inventive), we had a very surly, mostly inattentive server (details provided directly to the restaurant only) which diminished our enjoyment considerably. I don't know if this is indicative of their normal service, but it is the reason that I cannot without hesitation recommend this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience3
service1
value4

Junoon food great, Service poor

vip
Dined on March 8, 2016

Service from the moment we were seated was not good and got progressively worse till we walked out the door! Hostess gave us two different menus; one was wrong. Waitress took way too long to get to us to welcome and pour water, young waiter took our drinks order only to come back more than five mins later to say 'no absolute' and 'what kind of dewers do you want'? We then waited close to ten minutes more to get the drinks. We were seated for 45 mins and still waitress nor that waiter came back for our order. Only three other tables were in view!! And a manager chose an area close to our table to train bus staff on the how-to stuff! So, don't expect decent service! But the food was really good.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Very good service

Dined on March 6, 2016

Very good service

food5
ambience5
service5

The food was expertly prepared with thor ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

The food was expertly prepared with thorough explanations of the make up of the dishes given. The serving staff were very thorough and the chocolate dessert is to die for!!! Highlight of the night was when the head chef came out to talk to us, a very nice touch.

food5
ambience5
service5

The menu was rather exotic. But the curr ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

The menu was rather exotic. But the curry was really good and I would personally highly recommend the eggplant tomato curry. The cost was low and the staff was friendly! :)

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

More to Indian food than just spice !, Luxury

Dined on March 4, 2016

Hands down one of the best Indian Restarunts in NYC. Delicate balance of flavors , coupled with Vikas's amazing tecniques takes the experince to whole different level.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service3

Incredible food and great ambience. Defi ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Incredible food and great ambience. Definitely the best Indian restaurant I have ever been to. It is a bit annoying that you have to get the fixed menu. May not work well if it is a couple actually. But food was really delicious and not very heavy.

food5
ambience2
service3
value5

Not the same Junoon

vip
Dined on February 25, 2016

We've enjoyed the prix-fixe lunch menu at Junoon for several years. However, this time was different: the large dining room--always serene and wonderful-- is now closed, at least for lunch--except, we were told, for large groups--, so we were seated in the quite noisy and crowded bar area. Conversing and dining here, we found, was a whole different experience. Service, especially immediately after arriving, was also spotty: after being seated, we waited for at least 10 minutes before someone noticed we hadn't even been given menus, and more time elapsed before we were offered water. Things did pick up after we managed to place our order, so perhaps we just arrived at a particularly busy time. The food, however, was perhaps better than ever--especially the desserts. (Kudos to the dessert chef!) I love the vegetarian thali; my companion chose from the larger prix-fixe menu and was more than pleased.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service4

Nice twist to Indian food, presentation ...

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

Nice twist to Indian food, presentation was great and service was attentive

food3
ambience5
service5
value3

Tasting Menu

Dined on February 17, 2016

I went for dinner and the only option was the tasting menu I would have liked more variety and other options for a small group

Tags: notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Annual Treat

Dined on February 16, 2016

My company attends a dinner at Junoon once a year when we are in the city for a work conference. While pricey (to anyone unaccustomed to the high costs in NYC), the food, service, and setting are all top-notch. Our server was attentive and his menu recommendations were spot-on. Everybody in my party left with a full belly and a smile on our faces.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service1
value2

Poor Service, Excellent Food

Dined on February 15, 2016

On a valentine's day Pre-fix menu of $65 per person, I was charged for Paneer Mirchi Ka Salan ($18) and an extra drink ($14). I normally don't look over straight forward checks, but two main managers did not quite look honest. I hesitated a bit while handing the check back to one of them with my credit card and as soon as I said: "I see another charge..." & I did not even finish, he said: "Oh, my bad, I will take it off, I will be right back", and just walked off. This also happened to one of my friend recently. I am unsure if Vikas Khanna is aware of such practices carried out by his managers at his Michelin Star restaurant, but it certainly does not seem like an error if it occurs frequently and if they fix it and walk off as soon as the customer hesitates to pay the check. Other than that, food is just excellent. You would have never tasted food like this before for sure. Vikas, if you are reading this review, you need to change your management to get another Michelin Star and definitely need to replace these two managers.

food5
ambience5
service5

The best food i had in a long time. Degu ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

The best food i had in a long time. Degustation menu both the vegetarian and the meat version

food4
ambience3
service3
value4

Lovely Valentine's Day lunch

Dined on February 14, 2016

I've been waiting to go to Junoon for a really long time. And Finally was able to find a table through opentable on Valentine's day for lunch. I was super surprised. We went in and were greeted warmly and seated. I loved the menu. They had some really interesting items which I haven't seen in any of the other Indian restaurants. The cocktails were also great. I tried the one called Time after Thyme. Not only did it have a great name, it was well made too! I ordered a Thali - not sure if that was a Valentine's day special or not. Overall great!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch

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