Thursday, December 27, 2012


roulade. elephant ears, long beans, pistachio, drumstick
The Lowdown – A Modern American dining concept, with menu items inspired  by a myriad of ethnic ingredients and international techniques. The menu changes daily depending on the freshness of the ingredients received as they believe in the Farm to Table concept. Owned and operated by IB Hospitality, it offers the best in class and refines the experiential dining scene. And yes it is the only restaurant in Mumbai that serves Pinot Grigio and Prosecco on tap!
Prosecco on Tap

Ambience- The design seems to be inspired by the collision of rustic simplicity and glamour. Supple leather seating and tiled table tops add a touch of elegance and compliment the statement chandelier. An explosion of vintage paintings in every style and era alongside several large format paintings by the designer himself adorn the walls. Needless to add for people around being here seemed reason enough; soaking in the grandeur of an elegant era while enjoying a selection of viands below reproach.
foie gras. french grade a, pomegranate, peanut butter, jam, challah

Lip-smacking- ‘Chantrelle mushrooms and truffle air’, ‘Home-made ravioli with a pumpkin filling’, ‘Lobster with smoked corn, avocado, roasted spring onion, pimento air and manchego crisp’, ‘Australian Beef Cheeseburgers with house made fries’ and ‘Holland Pork Belly with steamed buns, kimchee, apple butter and jalapeno’.

Don't even go there –If you are looking for gigantic American sized portions. The food is surely something to write home about; however it’s not cheap by any standards…so if you have the money and don’t mind small portions, go for it! The tables are tightly packed and it is tough to get out once you are seated.

'Man’ Speak – While this restaurant represents the epitome of sophisticated Modern American-concept dining, it has warmth about it that is almost close to home.

How to get there – B-1, Amarchand Mansion, 16 Madame Cama Road, Colaba, Mumbai -400039. It is opposite National Gallery of Modern Art, Behind Ravissant in Colaba. Closest station would be Church gate.

Tel- +91-022-6621 3333  

Timings- Dinner- Tuesday to Sunday 7pm to 1-30 Am, Cocktail Hour -6pm to 8pm, Lunch –Tuesday to Sunday 12-30pm to 3-30 pm.

Cost – A meal for two would be approx. 2,500 without alcohol.

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