Best restaurants in Mumbai for a memorable Valentine night
Whether you want to woo your other half with an awesome view or a heady cocktail, we've found the best picks for a memorable date night
Romance with a view
If you are fond of high rises with a classy ambience, book a table at Aer. The place offers a magnificent view from the rooftop and that's what you pay for; though the seating space by the bar isn't comfortable (no bar stools) but who cares? You get an aerial view of Mumbai holding a glass of wine with your partner. The music is great too. The best time to visit would be during sunset. Try the concoction, The Joker ('1,300) -- a blend of vodka, dragon fruit, mango and lychee. The Tawa Pomfret ('1,050) and Jerk Chicken Drums ('950) are highly recommended too.
Time 5 pm to 1.30 am
At Dr E Moses Marg, Worli.
Also try: Gallops (located inside Mahalaxmi Racecourse) and Dome (on the roof of Hotel InterContinental)
Chargrilled Tenderloin Burger
For American-style love
If both of you bond over good food, head to It Happened In New York that is offering a four-course love day package ('3,000 per couple). Step into this three-storey restaurant which offers American food. Sample the Pan Seared Indian Seabass (herb roasted baby potatoes with asparagus and dill hollandaise) and Chargrilled Tenderloin Burger. The place also offers a mean Roasted Sweet Potato and Green Apple Salad with Spiced Walnuts.
Time Until 1 am
At Chapel Road, behind Lilavati Hospital, Bandra Reclamation.
Also try: The Tasting Room (Lower Parel) and Indigo (Colaba)
Wood Chip Smoked Hibiscus
Sip some love potions
If you and your partner believe in going all heady on V-Day, head to Verbena Brewpub and SkyGarden. The place is a green haven, dressed with delicate creepers and miniature plants. The bar consultant, Viju Raj, has created concoctions like The Verbena LIIT ('830) and Wood Chip Smoked Hibiscus ('410), which are devoid of any cola. He uses botanical extracts like peppermint, orange and clove.
Time 4 pm to 12 am
At Oasis Building, Gate 4, Kamala Mills compound, Lower Parel.
Also try: Woodside Inn (Colaba) and Mr Baozi (Lower Parel)
For a hip rendezvous
Pali Village Café wows with its interiors. The vintage wooden furniture and edgy brick layered facades (with lamps adding to a comfy vibe) add to the retro look. Regulars give their expansive collection of wines a thumbs-up. The place is for those who prefer uninterrupted conversations over Kheema with Sunny Side Up ('275) and Ratatouille Risotto ('595).
Time Until 1 am
At Pali Hill, Bandra (W).
Also try: Bungalow 9 (near Reclamation) and Olive Bar & Kitchen (Bandra)
LOL the night away
If both of you spent enough lone time in the last one year, head to 3 Wise Monkeys to catch a stand-up comedy gig by Chalta Hai Comedy. Titled Undateable, it takes a dig at the difficult world of dating. The sports-themed space offers loads of entertainment apart from boasting of a classy bar. Patrons vouch for its Chicken Tikka Pizzas ('400), Pav Bhaji Naan Pav ('230) and live gigs.
Time Until 1 am
At Hotel Unicontinental, 3rd Road, off SV Road, Khar (W).
Also try: Hoppipola (Khar) and The Little Door (Andheri)