Wednesday, 6 December 2017

"I could stake anything for the steak" - Sumo

Stacks And Racks, Malad     4/5
Address: Shop no.1, Ganga Niwas, Chincholi Bunder, Opp. Lakozy Toyota, Link Road, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064
Specialty:  Burgers, Ribs, Steaks
Type of Restaurant: All day bar and restaurant or Adda
The details above are from the restaurant/their website and are subject to change at their discretion
Price Range: 1200/- for two with one non-alcoholic beverage each. Exclusive of applicable taxes and charges.
Reminiscent of an American Diner, this is one of Malad’s coolest hangouts. The newest “it” place could have you waiting for a table for a substantial amount of time, especially if you want a seat inside the restaurant, away from the Link road traffic. But the food is worth the wait.  
Ambience
The look they are going for is American Diner. From the American flag to images of Elvis and Madonna, down to the menu, their love for all things American is apparent. But it really is all about the food.
Life’s Good, but it’s not perfect
Starters: The Burgers are great. The larger ones can get a bit messy to eat, but that’s what tissues are for. Everyone is too busy to notice the mess you are making anyway, so eat away!
The All American Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings is on the sweeter side, but then BBQ chicken tends to be so.
The Beer Battered Fried fish could do with some more flavour. Skip this one if you’re here for the steak.
Mains: The pièce de résistance here is hands down the steak. The pork chops can get a bit dry. The tenderloin (served with a bordelaise sauce and veggies), the ranch style( with creamed spinach and potatoes) and the carpetbagger (stuffed with celery and shrimp, served in a red wine sauce) are all delicious. They make them to order, so do specify how you want it done: rare, medium-rare, medium or well done. We like ours medium rare and they managed to get it right.
The T-Bone is a large serve and great if you are really hungry.
For the pescatarians, the Grilled Fish Steak with Indian Salmon or Rawas is a great option. The creamy mushroom sauce it comes with is drool-worthy.
The Barbeque Pork ribs are cooked to perfection with just the right hint of smoke.
The Jambalaya is great if you are someone who must have rice with your meal. This medley of chicken, sausages, shrimp and vegetables may disappoint if you have had the original.
Dessert: The Philadelphia cheesecake is a wonderful end to the meal.
The Stacks and Racks Special is great if you like chocolate. Chocolate cake with ice-cream is almost always a crowd- pleaser. It could be a bit much if you have done justice to the rest of the menu.  
The Apple pie a la mode has tasty pie filling. The crust is a bit too thick, which makes the overall dish a bit dry.
Drinks: They do not serve alcohol. Some of the food, the fish and chips or the onion rings, for instance has you wishing you could reach out for a chilled glass of beer. But once you get busy digging into your meal, you don’t miss it at all. The iced tea is great. You can try the pink lemonade as well, it’s interesting.
Service wise, they could be a tad more attentive.
Insider tips
Value for money. They have their own loyalty system, hashtag loyalty. Download the app for free stuff/discounts on subsequent visits. Go there once, and the odds are you’ll return.
What to wear Whatever you please. 



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