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“Ambrosia!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of On The Rocks

On The Rocks
132 Ttk Road | Sheraton Park Hotel And Towers, Lobby Level, Alwarpet, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
(44) 24994101
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Ranked #11 of 4,449 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bangalore
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“Ambrosia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My experience at On The Rocks at Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers Chennai was unique and a memorable one.
For the start,the ambiance was very simple and cozy.This is an International Restaurant.Grilled food is the specialty here and the grilling of dishes here quite unique;in that,instead of the usual fire induced grilling, a very hot stone made from Lava is placed on the table in front of the diner and dishes to be grilled are served enabling the diner to grill the dishes to his/her taste.This way the diner gets the experience of making his/her own grilled food.Since medium of heat for grilling is not from the usual coal-fired grilled,but a heated stone,there is no smoke or smell in the eating place and since the stone is made of Lava,,the heat is retained longer.
All the items served were quite tasty elegantly presented.
The Restaurant is in two levels with a open Wine cellar with an array of collection of wine from all over the world,, adds to the dining environment.
The Service was fantastic.The staff are well informed about the cuisene being served and most courteous.
Among the items i had there for dinner that evening,the Jack fruit Ice Cream stands out as very unique.
It gives great pleasure to visit this place again and again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Hidden Gem!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I really enjoy OTR... food is cooked to perfection & service is always professional & attentive but not stifling; not to mention cocktails are made with care & love! Truly a nice place to unwind & to enjoy a wonderful meal by people who take such pride in what they do..... indeed a hidden gem amongst the many bars & restaurants in Chennai!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It's a culinary jewel..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

On the rocks is a beautiful grill restaurant located in Sheraton Park Hotel.

There is a lady that plays music brilliantly and sets the mood in the restaurant.

The food is good and the service is very crisp.

I refer all the foodies to try this place as this will sure satisfy your taste buds.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful fine dine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

On the rocks is by far the most thrilling dining experience I had. From the most exquisite collection of beers to the fanciest of whiskeys, it just got better ! The grill on hot lava rock made the food very exciting and something to talk about ..definitely a place I would revisit . A very warm yet a modern decor added to a memorable evening.

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“International Grill and Hot Rocks restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Introduction

Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, offers another exciting dining option named as On The Rocks – a stylish grill with internationally-inspired cuisine.

The driving philosophy of ‘On the Rocks’ Grill is to create a gastronomic experience, by way of an eclectic grill ethos, hot volcanic rock cooking and flambéed desserts. This multi-dimensional venue would be exemplified by handcrafted wine pairing menus, showcasing an enterprising range of dishes under the able craftsmanship of Chef Rohit and his grill brigade.

What it offers

‘On The Rocks’ will offer two kinds of dining option to choose from, an A-la-carte menu from the grill called the ‘Grill Platter’ which will change every week and a table-de-hote menu for the new sensational cooking on the Hot volcanic rocks at your table !

The entrance to the ‘On The Rocks’ is through the spacious ‘ Lounge Bar’ Wine vertical houses exhaustive collection to service the diners and has a well ‘nosed’ sommelier Kathir at hand to guide the diner through the labels.

Hot Rock

Hot Rock is an extremely unique and exciting new dining concept. Diners will hear the sizzle and smell, the incredible aroma of their meal cooking right in front of them on a searing hot volcanic stone! For service, the granite rocks are heated in a special oven and placed onto a metal plate, which is then carefully placed on a specially designed white platter. The Chef then grazes the Hot Rock with Rock Sea salt to prevent the meat from sticking to the hot stone. This then is presented on the table. The choice of meat cut is brought and placed on the sizzling lava rock to cook, and sealed on one side by the heat and then turned to seal the other, locking in the juices and natural flavors.

As the diner slices off pieces as thick or thin as they like and cook them to suit their individual palate. Diners eat straight from the rock. The food on the rock continues to cook as the diner enjoys the dinner. This is surrounded on the side by choice garnishes, seasonal vegetables and a choice of marinades / sauces. The meat continues to sizzle at the table, making the last bite as hot as the first.

The ‘Table-de-hote’ menu on the Hot Volcanic Rock cranks out a three course menu - a soup, a main course and the dessert of the Day. The main course will include Jumbo Prawns, Duck Breast from France, Prime Tenderloin from Brazil and Australia, Mahi Mahi, Chicken Breast, to name a few. Thus this style of cooking absolutely customizes the main course to suit the palate of the diner making it an exciting experience.

Conclusion

Interactive meals are slowly edging out pre-set menus and the waiters hovering by your table. In the rare sphere of upscale dining, chefs are taking centre stage while diners are participating in equal measure.

At the induction table, diners are encouraged to plan the menu, customize ingredients and the Chef even lets you to interact with him and suggest suitable sauces to mix on his signature dishes.

It is fabulous to know and feel that the Indian dining scene is nicely evolving with sophisticated culinary traditions and ingredients replacing the old in the menu card.

The diners would need to shell out around INR 4,500 for the dinner at ‘On the Rocks’ but they would feel privileged when they complete the dining experience.
This international Grill and Hot Rocks restaurant opens daily between 6pm to 11pm on all days and you get to order wine on glass too!

Strictly recommended for foodies, forever, Bon Appétit !!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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