By Tara Bose Kapur
A little bird told me about New York City Diner (NYCD) opening in Bandra Reclamation mentioning that it’s the new offering from Soul Fry’s Meldan and Kevin D’Cunha. So I had to check it out.
NYCD is a New York-themed Diner with a very American menu:
Mains, Soups. Salads (in mason jars), Shaken & Stirred (including spritzers), Sweet Tooth and Hunger Games – offering snacks at student pocket friendly prices.
Here’s what we ordered:
- Ham and cheese croissant
- Black sheep gyro (lamb kabab stuffed in a khaboos)
- Philly cheese steak (in a roll) with fries
- Masala chai which came in a kulhad-like mug with 2 large cookies (can we call it Spiced Chai Latte keeping with the American theme
- The portions are good and the accompanying fries are the most amazing tapioca crisps.
The food would’ve been fantastic and a 5/5 but I felt their bakery items need improvement – the croissant should be flaky and the roll should not break into pieces. That said, we went when its barely been open a few days/weeks and I am sure the brothers D’Cunha will ensure a high standard of fare.
It was good to see a good number of people walk in, despite its having opened so recently. Several students were there from MET (I’m guessing here).
I liked the colours and the friendly bright vibe. Good service too! Great for youngsters, to fill ‘em up. Good value.
I will return with my son and his friends… they’ll love the menu!
Rating: 4 stars
Easy access, Open all day from 11am – 11pm
Shop 20, ONGC Colony, Opposite Lilavati Hospital, Behind IES School, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai
Meal for two: Rs 750 (with a discount open to all, without alcohol)
Location: ONGC Colony, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Tara Bose Kapur is a foodie, a foodie and a foodie. When she’s not discussing food, she’s possibly talking about food. But there’s loads (or loaves) more that she does in life. Like being a communications consultant to the rich, famous and needy, and advising some of the hottest brands in the world in PR. And she runs a chhota bakery in Bandra that makes some yum (and sinful) stuff. For Xyngr, Tara Bose Kapur reviews eatspots around town. Xyngr reviews anonymously and pays for its meals.