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A promising junction

india Updated: Jun 15, 2012 17:42 IST
Nirmika Singh

What: Crossroads 92
Where: CTS no. 2389-C, Eksar-Devidas Extension Road, Borivali (W)
Call: 022 28952060
What’s on the menu: Continental, Thai and Chinese cuisine
Drinking: No
Smoking: No

Crossroads 92, named after the busy Borivali crossroad it’s located at, is hoping to attract diners north of Andheri by promising to be the ‘it destination’ of the burbs. The eatery occupies two floors of a standalone building, with a family-friendly ground floor and a youthful upper floor.

We chose to sit upstairs. The décor is one that has become standard for cafes catering to college kids — a bright red wall adorned with posters of musicians and instruments. A glass backrest, that also divided two adjacent tables, acted as a very inadequate barrier between our fellow diners and ourselves. The music was too loud, forcing us to practically yell when we spoke to each other.

We really hoped that the food would be the saving grace. The Prawns Butter Pepper (Rs 310) were done to perfection with a smooth butter-rich sauce and the pepper added just the right zing to the shrimp. Our Thai Fish Cakes (Rs 230) turned out to be wonderful too, with a crisp outer layer that gave way to a juicy fish filling.

The Singapore Chicken (Rs 240), served with rice, was a disappointment as some of the chicken pieces were bland. The Cajun Spiced Pomfret (Rs 410), which is a full fish, slathered with a hot red sauce, didn’t live up to the visual appeal. The chef’s skill at plating was evident in the presentation, but they could do with a more informed waiting staff.

Crossroads 92’s menu may feature some forgettable items, but if you love seafood, it’s worth a visit.

What we like

What we don’t like
Uncomfortable seating
Loud music

Rating: ***