Where do you draw the value line on the price / quality graph and say enough is enough, beyond this it is really not worth it? My sense is that people are already doing this with respect to this iconic place. On a Sat night, the place was just half full, and I had managed to snag a reservation just a couple of hours in advance. I think Akerkar needs to take notice. After all this is India, even though his restaurants are only in Bombay, Delhi and Bangalore where generally there is no price elasticity when it comes to eating out. The tab for a meal for 2 (vegetarian) with 2 glasses of wine and a dessert inclusive of all taxes and 10% service charge came to almost Rs. 5,000! No, this is not a typo and I am not kidding. And this is not a restaurant in a hotel like the Bukhara in the ITC Maurya that almost gets away with loot when it comes to pricing for its iconic status.
Come on Rahul, get real and wake up before you face the music. Nothing can last forever at these prics no matter how good the food. As a world traveller and having lived in NYC, I would not pay this kind of price for a comparable meal any where in the world. In India I pay every once in a while only because such places are very rare here.
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