Friday, November 07, 2008

Stone Water Grill

Stone Water Grill PuneAnother welcome addition to Pune's burgeoning casual dining scene is the classy Stone Water Grill. Located in a swanky, new suburb of Koregaon Park, this lounge-restaurant has a large open-air lounge and an indoor dining room. We walked in late in the evening, and the ambiance was very chic, with trees, water bodies and the bar area set in geometric patterns, all lit with a warm red glow.

As is (almost) always the case, we had walked in without a reservations. Therefore, the hostess couldn't get us a seat in the dining room. However, the evening was wonderful, and the outdoor option suited us just fine. This place is very pretty; right now, I think this is easily the best-looking lounge in Pune. Comfortable seating areas are spaced out and spread over a large area allowing ample privacy between tables. The music system was high-quality too but was thumping out techno/rave music on this night.

Stone Water Grill Pune
Stone Water Grill PuneStone Water Grill serves food with a Mediterranean touch. They also have a comprehensive wine and cocktail menu in the lounge, but only serve starters and wood-fired pizzas here. We ordered Long Island Iced Teas that turned out pretty good (and potent!).

Along with our drinks we ordered Moroccan Chicken Skewers and Spiced Lamb and Jalapeno Kibbeh. The Lamb was so good, we had to order another plate. While the chicken skewers were good too, the lamb was just terrific!

Moroccan Chicken Skewers at Stone Water Grill Pune
Spiced Lamb and Jalapeno Kibbeh at Stone Water Grill PuneWe finally ordered a Spiced Chicken Pizza which was again wonderful, with a crisp, thin crust and ample amount of mozzarella. I haven't tried their dining room yet, but if the lounge food was any indication, the food here is definitely worth trying.

Spiced Chicken Pizza at Stone Water Grill PuneAs for prices in the lounge, they are higher than Thousand Oaks, but not too much, especially considering the upscale ambiance. The drinks came for Rs:400 each, the starters Rs: 250 each, and the pizza for Rs: 380.


Stone Water Grill is located at Pyramid Complex, 81/82 North Main Road, Koregaon Park. If you are coming from Koregaon Park or Kalyaninagar, take the first left turn after you go past the sports complex. It is in the same complex as Hard Rock Cafe. Phone: 41030303/41030300

March 2009: Updated review of Stone Water Grill, this time of the dining area here.

For a comprehensive list of the best drinking places in Pune, check this post. I have also updated my post on New Dining Options at Pune with more photos and phone numbers.

23 comments:

Vikash said...

I am so glad you wrote this.. I was really curious to know about this place and now I am sure I will trying it the first chance I get. The Lamb will a must have :)

Lakshmi said...

I like Koregaon Park and not because of the Osho ashram thats there..Pune used to be our haunt during my days in Mumbai and I used to enjoy walking down this area..I miss all the local savouries as well :)

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

This is I think by the same management group who runs Salt Water Grill at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai, where I visited few months back

It'a quite expensive place. No doubt the food is extra ordinary.

Zhu said...

The setting looks really nice and intimate anyway.

foodette said...

Wow, this place looks very cool and swanky! Great pictures!

Kalz said...

yes harekrishnaji they are run by the same management. Salt Water grill (with similar cuisine as Stone Water Grill) is the only restaurant thats located on the beach which makes it a must must go. They also have a restaurant in delhi called Smoke House Grill. If you ever visit Salt Water Grill make it a point to visit Bachelors Ice Cream Parlour. They have so many variety in ice creams u will hardly find it anywhere else (green chilli ,Gulkand Pan, Ginger to name a few).A must visit :)

Shantanu said...

@vikash: Glad to be of help...

@lakshmi: Daresay Pune is not the same, especially if your memories are from a decade back. I remember 1999 in Koregaon Park was quite free of traffic jams.

@harekrishnaji: Yes, and they have another one called Smoke House Grill in New Delhi too.

Shantanu said...

@zhu: Yes, gotta try the dining room now.

@foodette: Hey! Good to see you back here.

@kalz: Thanks for the details.

kyh said...

We have a local version of chicken skewers known as satay. Normally it's eaten with a peanut gravy.

Shantanu said...

@kyh: Oh yes, and they are a favorite of mine. :)

Vishal Pipraiya said...

Landed up at this place on last sunday evening. We were a bit early at 8:30PM and the whole place was desterted with only table being occupied in the outside area. Was a turn off so I turned back. Will try it again.

Vishal Pipraiya said...

Landed up at this place on last sunday evening. We were a bit early at 8:30PM and the whole place was desterted with only table being occupied in the outside area. Was a turn off so I turned back. Will try it again.

Shantanu said...

@vishal: Not many still know of this place. On Friday evening, this place was quite packed.

Deepti said...

Seems like a nice place to explore :)

Shantanu said...

@deepti: Definitely a nice place to explore with friends.

Ashwin said...

Great blog ! I'm here in Pune for a vacation, as my parents live here. In years past, I always used to have the Parsi Dairy Kulfi, particularly on the Mumbai-Pune trains. This time I'm not able to find it anywhere. Where can I find that, or any other good Kulfi in Pune ?

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Ashwin,

the era of Parsi Dairy Farm is almost over. Their HQ is at Marine Lines in Mumbai.

Lakshmi said...

well, the last time I visited Pune must have been about 6 years ago..so I guess it must have changed ...same abt Mysore..can u imagine one ways there ?

Shantanu said...

@Ashwin, Harekrishnaji: You know what? I didn't know about Parsi Dairy Kulfi until I read your comments!

@Lakshmi: I know exactly what you mean!

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Shantanu,

Parsi Dairy Farm's Kulphi, Milk and Sutarpheni were the delicacies till few years back. Now their down fall has started.

Gaurav said...

Thanks for the post sir - Am planning on taking some clients here and this really helped tip the decision.

Anonymous said...

Hi.im lookin to book a table 4 2 there 4 my boyfriend's bday.wud u suggest the lounge area or the dining area?

Shantanu said...

@Anon: For the two of you, the lounge area ought to be more interesting. I usually recommend the indoors seating for families. Enjoy! And let me know if this place is still as good.