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This Popular Bandra Eatery Has Undergone A Makeover & Is Serving Chorizo Pizza


    The revamped addition to the fine dining restaurant brigade at Bandra Reclamation is The Benedict {formerly known as It Happened In New York} and here’s why it should be considered the next time you’re up for a tasty meal.

    What Is It?

    Spread across three floors, The Benedict is trying to contain the spirit and culture of New York. A venture that aims to bring back the culture of chivalry and great conversations, the ground floor is considered ‘downtown’ while the first floor is jazz club-inspired, almost replicating Manhattan. With jazz playing in the background, we were told that the terrace is Central Park-themed. Lined with tall plants so that the residents don’t get a peek {a residential building is right next door}, the terrace does not enchant you with a view but somehow the place manages to hold your attention. One of the biggest floor spaces in town at 2,700 square feet, The Benedict will never ask you to scoot to make space.

    Chow Down

    Some of the classics on the menu have been kept simple – an important trait if you know what you’re doing when it comes to food. Some have been given a pleasant twist. The new, expanded menu offers guests a vast variety of dishes, designed to suit every palate. Given the restaurant’s new moniker, the all-day breakfast section would not be complete without eggs benedict! The restaurant offers three versions – the classic, with black forest ham and classic hollandaise, the American with pork belly and BBQ hollandaise and the Californian, with smoked salmon and avocado hollandaise. Also, do not miss their chorizo pizza. Other breakfast options include the breakfast burrito, mushroom & tofu scramble; the Elvis sandwich, a classic grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich with the option of added bacon; and the restaurant’s signature eggy bread, custard-filled French toast served with house-made honey walnut ice cream, topped with Cheerios, and served with a side of house-made berry compote.  

    Sip On

    The concept of cocktails, we were told, was invented in New York and that’s precisely why the drinks are an intrinsic and indispensable part of the eatery’s character. Served the Santana Sour, it was one of the tastiest cocktails we’ve ever had. The sours are a delight to those who do not like to taste alcohol prominently and for those who do, try their Mashes.

    So, We're Saying...

    With a dearth of jazz-inspired eateries in the city, The Benedict comes as a breath of fresh air. Do give it a shot if you like your cocktails delicious, lamb rare and space, provided.