No Vacancy – New baby at Carter Road – Bandra. Ashok Datwani who gave us Satranj Napoli opened this Bar and Bistro some days back. A bit different concept at the Bar where the Bar tenders cook behind their console. Overall the place has got a good feel to it. One would get the Lounge Feel as the night progresses. Cuisine – it has American / Italian / Tex-mex and Asian. Opens to public at 7 pm. Staff is attentive, service is good.
Hemant Oberoi – What can I say about this Genius. He is a legend. Having launched his own company he opens a 3000+ sq feel restaurant ( the first in India ) BKC called Hemant Oberoi.
Menu looks Compact but 40 years of experience each dish has a story and Art hidden behind it.
From the Plating/Presentation/Flavors he can’t go wrong. I distinctly remember when Zodiac Grill shut down the rating was 4.9 which says it all. One can’t match it. Coming back to HO, it has class/elegance, Asked him how would you categorize this place? His reply ” Refined Dining ”
QUEEN # 3 – Way to Go Guys !!
After the Success of The English Department ( Malad ) and Newly Opened at Thane , This is Back to Back.
Frankly i was not so impressed with TED at Malad which i had visited about 10 Months back – Today was the opposite. The Menu remains the same but the recipes have changed. Thanks to the Head chef who is Ex. BBC.
Interiors look good – been there yesterday Morning – Evenings are totally different.
This place has a good vibe and looks positive.
Since it’s at Bandra West – The taste of the food is Apt for crowd living in that area. Menu is vast. One can get confused.
My overall experience was good – from Service to food a bit of a miss on the Dessert (Me and TED have this in Common )
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SMOKE HOUSE DELI – one of my all time favourites has started a Healthy Menu. Frankly was in two minds, stick to the normal Menu or all out Healthy !! It was healthy all the way.
Just to give you a small brief about this place , it’s a cute little place at Pali Hill , they have a sitting on the lower floor as well as on the first. Decor is brilliant. White is commonly used in all the SMD cafes.
Brain child of Mr Riaz Almani who has with him SOCIAL/TASTING ROOM/SALT WATER CAFE and Prithvi Cafe ( i guess )
Not waiting much time here is what we had :