I just can't stop raving about this place. Another visit and the experience was simply outstanding. For those who don't want to read further I can sum up my experience in 4 short points:
1) Excellent Bloody Mary
2) Attentive, well informed staff
3) Unbeatable Seafood -This review is strictly for non-vegetarians.
4) What are you waiting for? Go there!
As usual we started with a round of drinks (Bloody Mary, Kingfisher) and starters. We wanted some grilled chicken dish but the waiter suggested we go for Bihari chicken kebabs since those will be faster. The kebabs were succulent and extremely flavourful with a distinct taste of cloves, cardamom, garlic and pepper. It's 10 am and I can't believe I'm salivating while I write this! :D
We wanted to try something unusual this time for the main course, so after a second round of drinks we had another longish discourse with the order taker. He suggested we go for the rare jumbo prawns (specially flown from Kolkata) in a coconut milk curry and a spicy minced crab dish with shelled claw pieces.
While we patiently waited for our main course a waiter meticulously set our table with a crab shell cracker and picks. The food arrived shortly after. The crab dish was yummy. I always enjoy eating a crab, well yeah its messy but that's the fun of it. This particular dish was spicy and slightly pungent. The huge prawn too came with a shell. The greenish prawn curry was less spicy, flavourful nonetheless.
The one thing I have noticed at Oh! Calcutta is that you never feel too stuffed even after a monstrous meal. Just a very happy, content feeling.
(No, I was not that inebriated with 2 small Bloody Mary's)
There isn't much choice for dessert since their menu is restricted to a few pucca bengali mithais. Nothing wrong with that - we were just not in the mood for Indian mithai.
Meal for 2 (With 3 Kingfishers + 2 Small Absolut Bloody Mary's) = Rs. 1800/-