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Don’t cross this coast

Across D Coast is a multi cuisine restaurant, set in a quiet lane in Andheri West.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2011 14:49 IST
Priyanka Jain

What: Across D Coast
Where: Azad Nagar, Veera Desai Road, Andheri West
Call: 022 26731946 / 6731947
What’s on the menu: Chinese, Continental, Italian, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mexican and Thai cuisine.
Drinking: No
Smoking: No

Across D Coast is a multi cuisine restaurant. Set in a quiet lane in Andheri West, the place has managed to cater to a decent footfall, a few weeks into business. The eatery’s interiors are cosy with a lovely Buddha greeting you at the entrance.

However the waiters who huddle together in groups near the entrance of the kitchen make it look a bit too stuffy. The staff, though polite is completely clueless about the ingredients or the spice quotient of the dishes and even though the manager stands at an arm’s distance, he prefers to watch rather than approach his guests.

For starters, we ordered Homemade Minestrone Soup (Rs. 85), Chilly Cheese Toast (Rs. 125) and Nachos (Rs. 135). Though reasonably priced, the soup was too watery and didn’t have enough salt in it. Instead of having baked cheese on it, the preparation of both the toast and nachos was too pasty. However the salsa dip served along with the dishes and carrot and cucumber slices salvaged our hunger until the main course came.

For main course, we ordered safe dishes that one can’t possible go wrong with. So there was Siciliano Salad (Rs. 110) and Vegetable Paprika (Rs. 195). The salad was the only saving grace here. It’s contents — Rocket and Romaine lettuce, sundried tomato, plum tomato, fresh pineapple, boccancine cheese with mustard lemon dressing nicely mixed together satiated our appetite, which was almost lost after getting a raw, uncooked Vegetable Paprika (Rs. 195). The owner, who was present there along with her friends, noticed our displeasure when we returned the uncooked main course and offered to remake the dish for free.

But after waiting for an hour and half for that dish, we couldn’t care less and headed out to get an ice-cream.

What we like
The salad
The cosy ambience

What we didn't like
The main course
The presentation

Rating **

In a tweet: The salads are a must try. Avoid the main course.