Nirvana Indian Restaurant Announces Peter Beck as Executive Chef

For nearly a decade, Nirvana has been a reliable destination in Murray Hill for flavorful, well-prepared regional Indian cuisine in a serene setting. Just as Buddha achieved enlightenment sitting under the Bodhi Tree (a reoccurring motif in the restaurant), so too have guests been achieving Indian culinary bliss at Nirvana for years. Owner Anil Amin opened the restaurant in 2008-the culmination of a lifelong career in hospitality including time spent at the iconic Windows on the World. He has now turned to industry friend and Michelin-starred Indian chef Peter Beck, as Executive Chef, to bring Nirvana to the next level.

Peter Beck’s illustrious career in the NYC restaurant scene began at Chola, where The New York Times awarded him two stars. In his next post as Executive Chef at Tamarind, he achieved another two stars from The Times, in addition to a Michelin Star, solidifying his reputation as one of the foremost Indian chefs in the city. He is known for his ability to showcase an immense array of the subcontinent’s diverse regional cuisine on a single menu, and for his ingenuity with vegetables and seafood. At Nirvana, he has crafted a comprehensive new menu featuring his take on the seafood of India’s coastal regions, the versatility of grilled vegetables, and the lean, spice-rich flavors of tandoori grilled meats. Most of the new dishes are lighter and healthier than typical Indian staples. (more…)

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Catering for the G77 Summit Reception 2013

The President of Fiji (left) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (right). The two gentlemen stood together as they listened to a moving FIJIAN farewell song for the President of FIJI, as he was heading back to FIJI.




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A word from DAILY KOS


Here’s what Jim Luce, editor of Daily Kos, had to say about Nirvana:

“..The ambiance is warm and inviting.  Cozy, dimly-lit, with exposed brick and an elegant red rose and candle, fine china and elegant glassware on crisp white table linen in a fine dining setting…”

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PIX11: Nirvana Cooks Up ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Moilee

Dining PIX: Nirvana Cooks Up ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Moilee

Chef Jeevan Sarkar of Nirvana came by PIX studio to show us how to make “Slumdog Millionaire” Moilee, a traditional Indian dish named in honor of the Oscar Party the restaurant is hosting for the movie.

Nirvana serves up “Indian culinary bliss” and promises to give you the peace of mind that comes only with the perfect blend of food and company. The restaurant is located at 346 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016. For more information, visit or call (212) 983-0000 .

Don’t miss out on this exclusive Dining PIX deal! For the price of only $25, diners will recieve a gift certificate worth $50! Supplies are limited. For more information on this and all Dining PIX deals, log onto:

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TimeOut new York

Here’s a published comment on TimeOut  regarding our wonderful restaurant.

Time Out says

Wed Feb 24 2010Chef J (Jewel of India) brings North-South Indian fusion cuisine to midtown. Signature dishes include a venison chop prepared in the Tandoor.

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