Feel Alive, a premium Karaoke Lounge Bar located in the happening Sector 29 market of Gurgaon, is the perfect place to party. They have 5 spacious private karaoke suites, having different capacities ranging from 6-8 people, up to 20-25 people. Each suite is fitted with state of the art sound acoustics with Karaoke machines specially imported from Japan – Joysound Festa and Apple TVs for live-streaming songs (or even football matches to watch together with buddies). The main area of the restaurant has a huge bar, a stage for live bands, and a DJ console, and the seating is plush and luxurious. The bar is stocked with a wide collection of exotics wine and whiskies from across the world, and the mixologist can whip up some amazing cocktails for you. The menu has on offer mostly American and Continental dishes, along with some options of sushi and Mughlai.
We started off with Yasai Maki, a vegetable tempura sushi, which was well-constructed and quite tasty, and we got the crunch of the tempura filling.
The Cheese and Jalapeno Poppers had gooey melted cheese inside, with heat from the jalapenos, and were lightly battered and fried to attain a thin, crisp coating. The poppers were served with a tasty dip and a side salad of cucumber ribbons which was delicious as well.
The Piri Piri Chicken Skewers had juicy chicken marinated with a hot and tangy piri piri sauce, served with garlic aioli.
But our favorite appetizer of the lot was the Chermoula Grilled Fish Stix. The fish was so well cooked that it melted like butter in our mouth, and the herby, lemony marinade coating the fish was really vibrant and delectable. This is certainly a must-have dish here!
We enjoyed all these amazing appetizers with some equally good drinks. The Mulled Wine had a well-rounded red wine flavored with a 7 spice mix, and the best part about it was that it wasn’t too sweet. The Old Fashioned was strong and perfectly made, with bourbon and orange bitters, topped with maraschino cherry. The Whisky Sour was one of the best renditions of the drink we’ve had- masterfully made with the right proportions of scotch, Cointreau, and egg.
The non-alcoholic drinks were great as well- the Cucumber Spritzer was light, minty and refreshing, and the Ginger Mary was spicy and tangy.
For main course, we went with Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Cottage Cheese Steak, Taco Vs Basa and BBQ Chicken.
The spaghetti was cooked al dente, was seasoned well with garlic and chili flakes, and the best part- it was not dripping with oil as it is in most places.
The cottage cheese steak had grilled slabs of cottage cheese, generously stuffed with a spiced potatoes mix, and doused with a tangy and flavorful tomato sauce, served with cilantro rice. The tasty sauce imparted a lot of flavor to the cottage cheese, and the delicious stuffing made the dish even more interesting.
Taco Vs Basa had a beautifully cooked flaky fish fillet, coated with crushed tacos, along with a lemon butter sauce and flavored rice. The textural contrast of the soft fish and the crunchy tacos was amazing, and the sauce was smooth and tasty as well. This is surely a dish worth trying.
Just as tasty, was the BBQ Chicken, which had chicken served on-the-bone and with crunchy skin, with a beautiful char on top. The chicken was served with creamy mashed potatoes and a house-made bbq sauce, which had robust flavors which can only come from painstakingly reducing the sauce on a low flame. All chicken-lovers will be in for a treat with this dish.
We ended our lovely meal with a couple of desserts- the Trifle Sundae had vanilla ice-cream, with fruit crushes and purees, and fresh cut fruits. A nice, light dessert to round off a meal! The Crème Brulee, unfortunately, could not live up to the high standards set by the food, as the texture was totally off.
Another thing that was great was the courteousness of the staff, though the service was a bit slow. Overall, we really enjoyed the experience, and for its great food, an amazing ambience, and a wonderful concept, this place should be visited for a fun night out with friends.
Overall Rating: 4.25/5
Location: SCO – 53, Level II, Leisure valley, Sector – 29, Gurgaon
Phone No.: +91 124 400 5888