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“Above the sea indeed”
Review of Above Sea level

Above Sea level
Ranked #33 of 6,659 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $19
Cuisines: Indian, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Above the sea indeed”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Few places in Madras offer your this view with your food. Minar in Savera comes to my mind, but the quality of food there has really dipped. Its obviously not a great choice in the rainy season (rare in Madras) or during summer evenings (not so rare in Madras).

The good thing is that the service is quick and the portions are decent. I somehow wasn't very impressed with the variety of options on the menu though. Seems a slightly jigged up old menu.

The desserts aren't something to write home about also. They are good. But nothing spectacular.

Nevertheless, its a good place to go for a meal. The outside helps in that the chatter of other tables don't affect your conversation. And the view. Now that is something else.

  • Visited January 2013
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RajeshGM, General Manager at Above Sea level, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
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 Trip Adivsor. We are delighted that you appreciate the food at our roof top restaurant the "above sea level".
we are sorry that your choice of dishes were not available on the menu, will be great if you could write to us at gm.stmarys@raintreehotels.com and let us know your favourites and we could include them in our new menu.
We eagerly await to see you soon at The Raintree, St. Mary's Road, Chennai.
Best Regards,
RG
Rajesh Gopalakrishnan
General Manager
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“Nice ambience”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Goods views from the Rooftop is free with the Food . Coming to Food it is really of good taste.
Service is good .weather is the one which influence your dining experiance . But food wise its a good choice go for it

  • Visited April 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 3 Contributor
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“Wonderful place to dine”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We decided to dine but, we were not sure how this place would be. But, at the end our evening became so memorable. The quality of food was fabulous. The fried calamarie which I had for starters was really awesome. I had no idea about this dish but, still wanted to give it a try. It was really nice and I would suggest every non-veggie to try this. The veg starters was equally nice. We settled for lighter main course by ordering roti with a veg and non-veg side dish which tasted very good. The kulfi made of buffalo milk served with vermicili was excellent. The atmosphere, ambiance and service was truly nice. The Banquet manager explains about the dish clearly and gave us a choice on how we wanted and was served the same way. The pricing is on the higher side but, worth spending for a special occasion or a gathering.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Fabulous setting and equally fabulous food (for both veggies and non-veggies) and service. Will be returning soon.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank LLJ1980
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
1,397 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
“Hollow service”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We were a group of 6 people celebrating Christmas eve and were disappointed with the service. The waiters are very polite and courteous but lack basic training. The wine came in 15 minutes before it was served, we were told the delay was because they were chilling the wine glasses. The glasses came finally and they were not cold, actually they were wet all over and probably washed seconds ago ! Same with the food, it was kept on a tray near the table and they went hunting for plates and by the time it came the food became cold. The quality of the food is fine but the execution and service is clearly unacceptable. The waiter kept dropping food in all the odd places on my plate including on my knife and fork.
Of all the things I ordered, the Tiramisu was fantastic.
Delicious food, but poor service with a smile.

  • Visited December 2012
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