What you see – Named after the road it is located on, North Main is a plush lounge for relaxing evenings. Area 51, High Spirits and event company Dream Theatre come from the same people (Sandy Singh and Kamal Sharma) who own this lounge.
The entrance door is antique with an unusual sky blue color as background, similar to Mediterranean villas. Right near the entrance there is a cute little bench for those waiting. They have unique bamboo partitions that one needs to go through to get to the lounge area. The 2,400 square feet area is divided into the lounge and an enclosed bar where the DJ console is placed. The lounge area has the perfect ambience with plush seating, dim lighting, interesting lamps, wooden figurines and motifs on walls. There is a black colored wall in this area with a teaser board that says - I am who I am.
The bar area has an interesting African touch to it, courtesy Kamal who was in Africa earlier and wanted to recreate the same ambience. So they have interesting handmade window glass hangings similar to thread curtains and some nice red African lamps along with wooden mirrors on the walls. The uniquely designed zebra sofas complement the theme along with the leather sofas.
What you get – The place serves Mediterranean cuisine and has thrown in some Indian dishes as well. For starters, you could opt for the delectable Hummus with pita bread (Rs. 120), a Lebanese favorite made of chick peas and assorted herbs and served with roasted pita bread or the Lemony fungi, a dish made of button mushrooms tossed in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, garlic and celery. For non-vegetarians, the scarlet prawns (Rs. 175) are a must-try cooked in a combination of tamarind sauce and chilli paste. In chicken, the Lemon grass chicken served with Tahini herb dip is quite delicious.
In the main course, the Broccoli corn mornay (Rs. 175), a baked dish made in special mornay sauce (onion-flavored creamy cheese sauce with egg yolk and grated cheese) and served with rice, sautéed vegetables and potatoes is a healthy and wholesome option. Even the Risottos (Rs. 200) are pretty popular here. The Moroccan chicken (Rs. 225), a batter fried chicken cooked with paprika, rice, veggies and potatoes, is quite delicious too. You could even try the Grilled fish served with cream and coriander sauce. It is known to be very popular among the expatriate crowd.
As far as desserts and drinks are concerned, Blueberry cheese cake (Rs. 100) is melt-in-the-mouth. Fresh fruit martinis (Rs.200) are a delight too. North Main is one of the eight bars in the country that serves them and exports the fruits from Belgium for the same. Melon, blueberry, passion fruit, green apple and raspberries are some of the flavors served here. They have interesting one-liners in the menu written next to the drink’s name. They have some champagne based cocktails too and even serve by the glass unlike other restaurants that serve only by the bottle. Cocktails like Mofito (Rs. 200) and mocktails like Minti merri (Rs. 120) are quite thirst-quenching as well.
Our verdict - The music played here by in-house DJs Lokesh and Ronnie is a mix of lounge (played till 10 PM) and house music (after 10 PM). The music is great and complements the ambience of the place. You can gleefully sit back and enjoy your meal or drink here. It is tough for you to get in on Saturdays as it is very popular among party-hoppers. On those days there is a cover charge of Rs. 500 too. Service is prompt. Parking is an issue in KoregaonPark.
What you pay for a meal of two – Rs. 1,000
Anytime between – 12.30 PM -3 PM and 7.30 PM -11.30 PM