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Old 17th February 2006, 13:35   #1
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want to take client out for a dinner tomorrow nite and was wondering which place should i take him.

Have tried Taj and Oberoi, though the ambience is quite nice, yet i'm not a great fan of the taste of food they serve there.

Haven't really tried out new ones like the ITC and the grand maratha or the Land's end which have come up recently ?

Can you guys help me out with your personal experiences ?

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Old 17th February 2006, 17:35   #2
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Hey Aditya,

Its really not necessary anymore to go to a 5 star for fine dining. There are some phenomenal independent restaurants such as Rain (Juhu), Vies Lounge (Juhu), Seijo & the Soul dish (Bandra), Indigo (Colaba), Monza (Phoenix), Khyber (Kala Ghoda) etc.

However, if you are keen on a 5 star for any particular reason here are my favorites. With either of these three, you just cant go wrong:

Souk (Taj Rooftop) Mid-eastern fare
Mezzo Mezzo (JW Marriot) - Italian
Cellini (Grand Hyatt) - Italian

If you want to take your client to a jazzed up place, just head down to JW Marriot (Silly Page 3 and stuff). If you want to splurge and impress, theres nothing quite like the Zodiac Grill at the Taj (8 grand - dinner for two with drinks).

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how about pearl of the orient at ambassador.its pretty good.chinese,thai etc.
great food.decently priced.and nice view.


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Got a bit confused with the 'hotel' heading...you meant restaurants. I agree with GTO on Zodiac Grille.....very impressive (if you want to 'impress' someone) and very expensive. I rather liked the quiet lounge at the Phoenix Mills complex, too (it was quiet when I went there).
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Oh yeah...Zodiac Grill will kill you....first with the fine dining & then with the bill! Neverthless I loved it & waiting to go back there again.

If you want to try fantastic Indian fare, Peshawari in ITC Grand maratha sheraton. Unbelievable desi food! If you want to just go for a casual buffet, JW Mariott would be the place for it...the spread is just hugeeee
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I rather liked the quiet lounge at the Phoenix Mills complex, too (it was quiet when I went there).
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Thanks guys for all those quick suggestions, the only thing is that i noticed them too late and ended up at the TAJ Land's end at Bandra,

Quite a decent place ( impressive lobby though) and the buffet is a long spread of nice Indian food.

Butttttttttttt the most awesome part was the desserts...absolutely mindblowing only to be served when there is hardly any appetite left :(

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If you want to try fantastic Indian fare, Peshawari in ITC Grand maratha sheraton. Unbelievable desi food!
RJ - just 6 months in the States and you say DESI FOOD ?? come on pal ! and i believe Peshawari is NORTHWESTERN fare right ?
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Zodiac Grilles the best in dining. Earlier they used to give you a balnk piece of paper when you called for the bill. Pay what you feel the meal was worth!!
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goto jw mariott for buffet the spread is just biggggg........or else u can try itc really good food......
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If you want a cheap buffet go to Rennaissance in Powai. Good food. If you have a membership card you get 50% discount and that works out to around 200 if you go for the midnight buffet or 300 for the regular buffet.
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8 grand for a meal? A few meals like that and I can buy a bike!!! What do they serve, gold leaf?!

On the other hand, do they still have the blank paper bill concept? Seems like a reason to go...
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well how much food cost in these 5 stars !!???? any ideas ?!
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If you want a cheap buffet go to Rennaissance in Powai. Good food. If you have a membership card you get 50% discount and that works out to around 200 if you go for the midnight buffet or 300 for the regular buffet.
Hey Khanak,

how to get these membership cards for the renaissance dude ?

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"rennaisance" powai...."saffron spice" hiranandani powai...both are very good and famous too....
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