The menu’s North Indian dishes are familiar, but the cooks consistently keep them fresh and delicious—something that shinier, pricier midtown competitors often fail to do. Sitar also has bargains: lunch and dinner buffets and a $6.95 lunch box to go. The dining room, adorned with the requisite silk tapestries and a sitar, is uninspired, but the waiters compensate with their charm and solicitude.
58 W 56th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:45am–3pm, 5–10pm; Sat 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E to Fifth Ave–53rd St; F to 57th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, MC, V|