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Roof Top Restaurant - Above Sea Level

120 St Marys Road, Alwarpet | The Raintree Hotel, St Marys Road, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 42252525
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Ranked #47 of 2,139 restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Continental, Grill
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I had to take hubby dearest for a birthday dinner and so I scoured TripAdvisor and Zomato for some ideas. I picked Above Sea Level for one reason alone - that it was a roof top restaurant. I saw the pictures and was hooked up. I knew he would love the ambiance and I could visualize him lounging with a... More

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Jalandhar, India
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The ambience of the hotel is lovely and so it the food. The rooftop restaurant offers lovely view of the city. They serve lovely chettinad food.

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to "Above Sea Level". The "Anjir kebab" was simply outstanding! I could go there just to eat that one item !! The open-air roof-top setting definitely helps the experience. highly recommended. You do need a reservation if you want to be seated quickly.

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Chennai
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The ambience is great. nice view of the city from the rooftop restaurant. but the menu card is little disappointing. the kebabs seem to be their speciality and it was ok especially with all those usual sauces for the kebabs. the bread basket that we ordered was cold. the dal and subji that we had ordered was ok but nothing... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Location: Easy to get to as the Raintree Hotel in Alwarpet is very popular Food: Had the Veg + Non-Veg Platter - great spread! Enough to take care of the Fisheterians too! The other items from the ala-carte menu was quite filling too. Service: Not very good. The attendant was unable to offer any advise and he should have in... More

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chennai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

To be completely honest - I was really impressed with the Food! Being living in Chennai for many years before 2011 - Above Sea Level was mostly a good view restaurant but never about the food....But...in 2013 the situation has drastically changed! It was no longer the same restaurant I used to visit before! We have been dining there for... More

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Chennai
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Nice place - roof top, not noisy, and if you are in a winter evening in Chennai, which is something like a summer evening in most parts of Europe, it is a great place Good food, terrific value Very good mid-market choice for an evening in Chennai

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Avon, OH
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a rooftop restaurant located on top of the Raintree hotel. As such there is a nice view of the city, less so during the evening. (The sun goes down early out here). Still it is quite comfortable in the cooling evening hours. The menu selection is quite good with a little bit of everything. Vegetarian selections are a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I went along with my Wife on occasion of her first birthday post wedding., It was a great experience being the food,staff,ambiance and most important the Birthday cake(It was a surprise and complimentary) We booked a corner table with 190degree view round the hotel and sparkling lights on the streets from that height ( Wow ). Its Definitely a place... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I visited this restaurant perhaps six months ago, with a friend and his wife. We had dinner and drinks, the open parapet serving as table for the two hours we spent. Truthfully, I cannot rate my evening as one to savour, there was something unbalanced about the positioning of tables and diners, there was a sustained need to keep a... More

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RajeshGM, General Manager at Roof Top Restaurant - Above Sea Level, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Vanakkam ! ! Thank you for dining at the "above sea Level" restaurant and spending your precious time in sharing your feedback with the world on tripadivsor. We appreciate your thoughts though you visited 6 months back. It is unfortunate that the ambience at the above sea level did not meet up to your expectations, we regret the... More

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