90 Ft above is a rooftop and fine dine restaurant in Borivali that is designed to perfection. Initially I was quite doubtful on whether I should visit a rooftop place for lunch as I didn’t want to get roasted under the hot afternoon sun. But unlike other rooftop places that I have visited, 90 ft has a huge air-conditioned dining hall along with their open air seating area which makes it a perfect place for both lunch and dinner.
As I mentioned the ambiance is quite lovely even in the afternoon and I’m sure it only gets better after the sun sets. The service here was spot on, the waiters spoke very politely and always had a smile on their face which made the dining experience all the more pleasant.
Coming to the food, since we were Non-vegetarians at a veg restaurant, we had to start with a round of Paneer dishes and went for the Achari Paneer Tikka and Massaman Cottage Cheese. The Paneer Tikka had the usual tikka taste but the Massaman Paneer was quite extraordinary. It had a spicy Thai-Coconut milk taste that went very well with the soft tender Paneer. Do try it out, it was surely the best dish of the day.
Impressed by the unusual taste we decided to go for more non-mainstream dishes like the Popeye Gnocchi and Pav Bhaji fondue. The Gnocchi had a mild sweet and savory taste and smooth creamy texture that went well with the crunchy toasted bread served along with it. However, it was quite opposite with the Pav Bhaji Fondue, the bhaji was excellent, spicy and had a kick to it but the Pav served along with it was quite ordinary. It would be perfect if they had fried it over butter or masala as they usually do with Pav Bhaji. We also went for a plate of Cheesy Crumbs that were light crispy and delicious.
Sadly, they only serve Indian food during the day and their Wok station starts in the night, so we decided to skip the main course end our meal with extra desserts. We tried out the Basundi shots, Gulab Jamun Lasagne and a Tiramisu. The Basundi shots had flavors of Mango, Rose and Paan, which was quite unique, the Tiramisu however was frozen from inside which ruined the texture though it was beautifully decorated. The lasagne had three layers, Moti Chur Laddu covered with Gulab Jamun pieces and topped of with Rabdi.
The drinks we had were a bit disappointing, we went with their house specialty Cocktails, Lynchburg and Asian Yuzu. The lynchburg had a mild fruity flavor with a weak bitter aftertaste, which only got milder and weaker as the ice started to blend in with the drink. The Asian Yuzu on the other had a strong kick of lemon that overpowered the other ingredients. Though it was better than the lynchburg, its not for someone who doesn’t like a strong, sour tasting drink.
A lovely lunch overall, the staff and ambiance were the highlights of the meal. This place truly does justice to the rooftop experience. Worth visiting!
Location : Rooftop, Vini Elegance, Borivali West.
Cuisine : North Indian, Italian and Asian
Cost for 2 : Rs.2000 (approx)