When it comes to Fine Dining, Kolkata lacked good restaurants outside the five stars. Afraa is one of the restaurants aimed at filling this gap. The restaurant is located on the 7th floor of Block G of City Center, Salt Lake. On the 6th floor you have the lounge and Afraa Deli, the cake and pastry shop, is on ground floor.
The place is usually full on weekends and you need to have a reservation else you would have to wait. But don't panic, the waiting area is an open area on the 7th floor and if its not raining then i think this is the most romantic place to wait. From the 7th floor you can feel the breeze and have a fantastic view of Salt Lake city. At nights its mesmerizing.
The interior decor is very classy. Lighting is dim so the visitors feel a sense of privacy. Seats a comfortable and service prompt and satisfying. Waiters and captains are quite knowledgeable about hospitality and you would not be disappointed by their service.
Food is the best part here. If you like to eat food and not hog then this is definitely the place for you. Chef Mukherjee has worked in many 5 star kitchens and so you can expect five star food both quality wise and quantity wise. The servings are good enough for one person. I have been here quite a few times and have tasted almost all their dishes. I have never been disappointed. Be it Indian, Italian or Continental the food tasted and appeared fantastic. They also have a good collection of wines.
However I have been disappointed with their buffet and would suggest people to go for al-a-carta than buffet. Do not miss out their cheese cakes. They are the best in town. Sometimes they serve chocolate pan at the end. Ask for it if they dont serve you. You would not have tasted it anywhere else.
Overall if you like the idea of fine dining against hogging, this is the place you cannot miss. Right from decor, ambiance, service and food everything is excellent. The prices though might appear high, its worth the experience. Serving sizes are not for hoggers. Go here if you plan to spend a romantic evening or celebrate your special occasion. Cake is on the house if its your birthday.