Espresso Grill

A surprisingly sophisticated eatery in Baba Kharak Singh Marg Atmospherics: Just above the most sophisticated car parking system in the country, Espresso Grill is a simply done up, smart casual space that serves world cuisine. It has an open kitchen, a few shelves on which ingredients are displayed (though it does not bill itself as…

Zanotta

Serves: Italian Cuisine The most glamorous Italian restaurant in Gurugram Atmospherics: Zanotta is open only for dinner, except on the weekends when there is a famous buffet-at-the-table on Sunday lunch (Saturday has a truncated version). If you are planning to visit on Sunday afternoon, a booking is necessary: the cost to benefit ratio makes it…

Pirates of the Grill

Tremendous value for money Serves Indian, grills, western, oriental Atmospherics: In a mall that has seen better days, Pirates of Grill is the lone outlet that is crowded during operating hours. The reason is not hard to seek. One person can eat to their heart’s content, consuming up to 50 dishes (soup, salads, appetizers, kebabs,…

Frontier

It’s neither hot nor happening, but Frontier at The Ashok has something that few other Indian restaurants in the city can boast of: a signature menu with dishes that have been more or less invented in its kitchens and served nowhere else for decades now. Like its distant country cousin, Bukhara, most of the food…

Chi

Chi is the latest restaurant to hit town. In the popular Safdarjung Development Area market, next to Masala Junction, it is a cool hangout place with a South East Asian menu serving meals and snacks. Noodles and noodle soups are what their claim to fame is, but there are starters and main courses too for…

Delhi Pavilion

The newest all-day diner from the ITC Hotels stable Cuisine: Dehlvi, western Concentrated on Delhi since the Mughals. In a nutshell, all the Mughal-inspired gems are in the Medieval section, the regional dishes are on the Sanctuary page (people came from Tamil Nadu, Bengal and Punjab to Delhi), all the British Raj-inspired food is on…

Depot48

Cuisine: Mostly Mexican Blurb: Live music gigs and finger food Atmospherics: I just love to see how restaurateurs open their second and subsequent branches. Though there is always a difference, there is also a strong resemblance to the original place. And so it is in the case of Depot 48 and its resemblance to Depot…

Dilli 32

Cuisine: North Indian Blurb: Really royal nawabi gosht stew in this five star restaurant that also serves banta soda and chuskies as a palate cleanser Intro: Expect surprises in the restaurant that is located in Delhi 110032 (hence the name 32) in sprawling settings. Atmospherics: Like all the restaurants in this spacious hotel, this one…

Dirty Apron

Cuisine: Eurasian Blurb: When you want to laze away three hours, come here. Atmospherics: Above the frenetically popular Piano Man (a bar with live gigs six days a week) is this compact café, filled with sunlight. The floor above it is a terrace, partly open and partly shaded with a glass canopy. While there is…

Diva Spiced

Cuisine: South East Asian Diva Kitsch moves to a new location and menu Atmospherics: This is the old Chez Nini, so all the furniture is more or less the same. The first floor is open when the ground floor fills up. There is a washroom on each floor and service is as well informed, professional…