Saturday, February 7, 2015

Food Review: Quote, the Eclectic Bar and Lounge

On a Monday night we hit the Quote Bar and grab the lounger couch opposite the DJ console where he is belting out popular English numbers. The wall facing me says 'Trust Me You Can Dance-Vodka'... This Quote is for sure going to help me beat Monday Blues, I think.

The Quote Bar is the quirky new bar and lounge in town located in Connought Place. It's got all the elements right- quirky wall art, two spacious floors, great music, delectable food and drinks that won't really hurt your pocket on weekends.

Quote Bar: Relaxed Interiors
Frankly Speaking (sorry Mr Arnab Goswami I couldn't find a better phrase) every time I get a review invite which says it's a 'bar' that serves awesome cocktails, I prepare myself for a below average meal. But Quote Bar not only scores for being a cool hang-out joint but has great food as well, to go with the tipple.

Getting down to the details, here is what the grub was like. We started with Bar bites and loved the Crispy mushrooms stuffed with cottage cheese (Rs 199), Wasabi Chicken (Rs 215) and Shrimp Poppers (Rs 235). If you are a vegetarian and averse to mushrooms like many people are you can go with the Cottage Cheese Poppers (Rs 185) and trust me you won't be disappointed. They also have an elaborate Appetizers, Soups and Salads menu. I shouldn't be recommending a salad but then I still can't get over their Indonesian Citrus Salad that I ordered with chicken and told the Chef to not add palm sugar. It tasted nice. For main course they have variety of burgers, pizzas, pastas and their specials that are served with crackers and salads. The must try items from the #QuoteBar Specials are Chicken with Shitake and Asparagus in oyster chili sauce that is served with Pineapple rice and the Herb Crusted Fish Steak grilled in lemon butter sauce. The sole fish was grilled right and the accompaniments made it a complete hearty meal.

Looks Good Tastes Good: Smokey Barbecue Chicken Wings 

I am not a big Indian cuisine fan when it comes to eating out. Plus being a woman it's a bit difficult to handle red lipstick, wine glass, stilettos and Indian main course. But the Special Dal that they serve is a must have!

Talking about the Bar bit..the alcohol is priced right though the variety is not as elaborate as some of the other new bar and lounges in town that are high on alcohol. Though the Bar Menu is good enough to keep the spirits high and make it a fun filled evening.

#QuoteBar (that's how it's branded) is refreshingly different. They haven't compromised on food, music or tipple to get it going. In times when Hauz Khas Village and Cyber Hub rule the roost, CP is losing its sheen among bar hoppers and Gen Y. Maybe cool new places like Quote Bar can help CP gets its tag of restaurant hotspot back.


Address:  2nd Floor, 44 Regal Cinema Complex, Outer Circle,Connaught Place, New Delhi

Cost (Meal for two including alcohol) : Rs 1500 plus taxes

Seat Covers: 95

Cuisines: North Indian, Italian, Continental

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