I had reviewed Harry’s Juhu a while back, read it here and had recommended it to my wife for her Ladies Night.
In fact, going as far as answering them on Zomato and calling up to give them a Heads up that Mrs. Desai and group would be there.
Whilst they liked the place, they had complaints about the food and nobody knew about them there, though the reservation was kept and there was space. As is my wont I decided to try it out once again with a couple of friends. And we landed up one thursday.
Greeted politely, welcome and then we ordered Margarita for two of us – One frozen and one on the rocks, with heavy on the salt. I also took the liberty of confirming that they had one of the bartenders who were trained by Shatbi Basu making the drinks, but the glazed look on the order takers face told its own tale. However, the drinks were very well made. To accompany we had the famous potato wedges to accompany whilst waiting for another friend.
Once she joined and asked for a Dirty Martini, we underwent the same discussion, glazed look and the drink came – pretty good; but our second round of Margaritas was not upto the mark, just ok.
Whilst wanting to order some starters, asked for the Chef to try out something different. Chef came up, and said something new he would serve – Paneer Tikka where the paneer was like leather and not hot at all, the chicken tikka which was served was pretty pathetic, in a kadhai and had bit of gravy, barely managed to eat quarter piece.
We needed another drink to over come this. During this period, repeatedly I shared with the manager, that it is not upto the mark and given that we are talking basics, they need to be good.
There is no clear differentiator left – Bora, Bora; Hometown; Irish House; TGIF all serve better food compared to Harry’s alongwith Happy hours also, so do not really know what their plans are. But don’t think it will appear on my list of to visit again.
Meal: Drinks & Starters
Damages: 6600/- for 4 people including drinks and service charges