The Crown – Ambience meets Food meets Night View

 Photo taken by Stephanie
When friends meet over food
as they usually do
and catch up
with vigour
on old times and new…

what better place to take them to

than one where Chennai’s night view looks picture perfect, where cool breeze, wrought iron furniture and a good menu provide the essential extras for excellent company.

what better place than The Crown.

I am completely sold out on the Deck of The Crown. It makes such a perfect location for special evenings, especially when you have offers in hand from friends who ask you where you would like to be treated to good food! Chennai looks so beautiful at night from the Deck, rows of red tail lights on snaky roads, spots of dense greenery, a few tall and well-lit buildings on every side (if you want to spot Usman Road, just look for the five-storey Saravana stores. You simply cannot miss it).

The Crown has two seating areas. The Deck that I have been gushing about and the Restaurant which has regular formal seating. Children below 10 (or 8?) are not allowed on the Deck because of the sheer drop (seemingly so because there is a jutting a few floors below) and absence of railings for protection (instead of a railing there is a neat water structure).

The food is quite good, what you’d normally expect in a four-star setup, but I have found the service slightly slack. The waiters are earnest but often have a tendency to forget or delay orders when all the tables are full.

The next time you have a worthy treat to give or receive, remember The Crown. It’s all you need to make your meet perfectly memorable.

The usual:
Food: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10 (Deck); 7/10 (Restaurant)
Service: 5/10
Pricing: 6/10

credits: many thanks to Stephanie for allowing me to use her excellent photo along with this post. Stephanie has a great collection at flickr, so head over there for more.

2 Comments so far

  1. Chenthil (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    The best ambience in the entire city. Dining in the deck is awesome. And they serve alcohol too – bliss.


  2. Anand (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

    Must try that the next time. Bike and Barrel I could grow to like, but Main Street was something out of a terrible movie set from Ramoji Film City. Of course, varied designs for different bars/restaurants I can understand, but why doesn’t Residency towers have a more coherent aesthetic sense? Some areas seem to be downright tacky while others, as you say seem quite pleasing to the eye.



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