Crystal Bar in Hotel Ranjith in Nungambakkam is one of our very old hangout places. This place has an old world charm; no jarring music, no noisy crowd like some restobars these days, just a small nice setting with limited covers that can get full quite often, and the same personal service by their old-time managers and waiters.
This place serves yummy side-eats along with drinks. A tad expensive, I would say.
Our orders – 2 Chicken Leg Pepper, Steamed Chicken, Egg Noodle Stir Fry, Crispy Crunchy Chicken. I wasn’t as pleased with the Chicken Pepper Legs, usually this is my favorite, didn’t taste as good as I remember. Rest of them were wonderful! Steamed Chicken was different and tasty, Crispy Crunchy Chicken was small chicken balls, yummy and nice to eat along with the dip. Egg was served differently, first beaten and poured on a tawa and made like a thin plain omelette, then cut into strips resembling noodles and then stir fried. It looked like noodles, but actually was egg 🙂
Just to know the price point – a Kingfisher Lager beer is 310 bucks, a small of RC is 140 bucks, chicken side-eats are priced around 300-350, VAT at 14.5% and there is a SC at 7% explicitly mentioned.