Wednesday, 15 March 2017

It Happened In New York Bandra West, Mumbai

It Happened in New York (ITHINY), is conveniently located just off the Sealink in Bandra, is a restaurant serving food inspired by New York’s contemporary dining scene, as well as craft cocktails. Guests are greeted by the venue’s royal blue walls and cozy carpets, as they enter the space. A community table on the ground level encourages diners to sit and mingle, while watching the activity on the bustling Bandra streets pass them by. The first floor offers additional seating, as well as an 18-foot long bar, which focuses on craft cocktails. The restaurant’s all-day dining menu has been designed by Executive Chef Sanyo Vaz who's focus is on the essence on New York. From the ubiquitous food trucks that dot every street corner, to the pizzerias in the West Village, and from the multiple Michelin-starred restaurants to the hole-in-the-wall bodegas, they have endeavored to touch upon every aspect of the New York culinary scene and interpret it within their menus.
The food is clean and understated with no gimmicks and every dish has a little story: be it a snippet from the voluminous and detailed food history of the city or someone's personal struggle in tough times, where food was a comfort. ITHINY’s bar menu has drawn deeply from New York, the city where the cocktail culture was born and blossomed. 
Community table on the ground level 
Ground Level
1st floor interiors
The Bar
We were recently invited to review ITHINY. Here are some of the cocktails & dishes we loved: 

Rainbow Bagels

Whiskey Smash - Whiskey, Lemon, Mint, Sugar 

Chicken Spwings - Chicken wings tossed in hot sauce, inspired by the "Mission Chinese Food", New York

Summer Break Smash - Vodka, Apricot puree, Rosemary, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Lime

Nachos - Classic New York style nachos loaded with Chicken, American cheddar, Sour cream, refried beans, Pico de gallo


Old Bay Crab Cake - Taste all the goodness of a simple crab cake served on a sage biscuit with their favorite red pepper marmalade


Santana Sour - Tequilla, Pink Grapefruit, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Cointreau & Cucumber syrup garnished with Grapefruit Wedge


Jerk Chicken - Jamaican spice rubbed chicken served with Tostones & Citrus salad 


New York Sling - Bourbon Whiskey, Homemade spice cider syrup, Orange juice & Lime garnished with Star Anise & Orange


Korean Fried Chicken - Twice fried Korean spiced Chicken with waffle & hot sauce 


Chicken Burger - An all American Chicken club between their in-house brioche bun also available in an option where you can add bacon


New York Cheesecake - The classic served with berry compote


In-house Ice Creams - Coffee, Vanilla, Strawberry & Chocolate

Mr. Daniel's cocoa pot de creme - Jack Daniel flavored chocolate, white chocolate mousse, almond biscotti & flowers 


Here’s a photograph with ITHINY Chef Sanyo Vaz who took such good care of me and made me feel really special. Thank you Chef for having me there, Great Hospitality a total Win Win!! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND It Happened In New York Bandra West, Mumbai


Verdict: Overall the service and attention to detail in the dishes was excellent. Each dish has its own distinct flavor making it lip-smacking. The prices here may seem a little expensive but the quality of food, the taste, the ambiance, cocktails and the commendable service justifies the price. Special thanks to our server Sandeep who served us throughout with a smile. Go explore as we loved it & would love to visit them again as they are starting a new breakfast menu soon. 


Getting there: Building 68, Chapel Road, Behind Lilavati Hospital, Reclamation, Bandra West Mumbai 400050.

Phone number 022 33951617
Table booking recommended

Cost
AVERAGE ₹2,400 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
VAT & service charges extra

I’d love to chat with you in the comments section do let me know about your experiences at It Happened In New York. Till then Take care!





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