Dinner Outing

Best Places in Chennai for a Dinner Outing

When you had a long day and are in dire need of cheering up, nothing does the trick like good food on a dinner outing. A satisfying dinner at the end of a hard day is the boost you need to get through tomorrow. But, after such a long day, wouldn’t you rather enjoy a delicious meal at a restaurant with your family than cooking an entire meal the minute you get home.

Here is a list of the best restaurants in Chennai to lift your spirits and motivate you.

AB’s – Absolute Barbecues


When you need a huge variety of foods for a very reasonable price, visit Absolute Barbecues. It’s a value for money restaurant with the best buffet choices in town. It is the best place to hang out with friends and have fun conversations over a delicious meal. If you are one to watch your calories, this place is not for you.

Location: GN Chetty Road, T.Nagar

Gossip Fusion Bistro


From mouthwatering pastas to lip smacking paninis, Gossip Fusion has got it all. It has a great breakfast buffet and many complimentary items that swarm you on arrival. Conveniently located on ECR with comfortable parking, this North Indian and Italian bistro is truly one of a kind. If you want a real bistro experience, think Gossip Fusion!

Location: ECR, Uthandi, Kanathur

Bombay Brasserie


It is an excellent fine dining restaurant with great ambience and even better food. It’s a place that every food must visit and it’s a paradise for all North Indian food lovers. Their Dum Biryani is always the talk of the town. Their rotis and gravies are also rich in flavour and the quantity is very filling. It’s not named Bombay Brasserie for nothing.

Location: Collage Lane, Nungambakkam

The Marina


You can really satisfy your lust for sea food at The Marina. Customizing orders allows you to pick the fish, pick a dish from the menu and then choose the style in which you want your food to be cooked. The lobster here is amazing, as is the rest of the sea food dishes here. It’s a tad bit expensive but a must visit for any foodie.

Location: College Road, Nungambakkam

Annalakshmi Restaurant


This veggie heaven captures the flavours of India as a whole. Both their North Indian and South Indian food are impeccable in taste and flavour. The variety and assortments found in their menu is unlike any other vegetarian restaurant. With a peaceful ambience, soulful music, helpful staff and tasteful food is what makes this place so special.

Location: Next to Rani Meyyammai Hall, Egmore

Bindaas Rasoi


A calm place located amidst one of the busiest areas in the city. The first thing you’ll notice about this place is the ambience, which gives a feeling like you are in a dhaba. When visiting this place, don’t forget to try the non-veg platter. The delicious desserts available at Bindaas will make you fall in love with Indian desserts all over again.

Location: Kamala Nagar, Sholinganallur



If you are looking for a good place for a family get together, Al Maza is your destination. It’s where food and fun collide with good service and decent dining. Although they are known for their biryani, the highlight of their kitchen is also the starters available. The rich food preparation is not for the calorie conscious. For the love of biryani, visit this place!

Location: A Block, 6th Street, Anna Nagar East

The Farm


The Farm is just that… a place with true organic food. You can take a leisurely walk through the farms and parks present, and the hens, turkeys, kittens and lush green trees adds to the charm of the place. The food feels homemade and is very light on the stomach. Visit this place to fall in love with their thin crust pizzas and banofee pie.

Location: OMR, Semmancheri Village



Concept restaurants are few in Chennai and Tovo maintains the perfect balance between eccentric and sober. The infusion menu here tastes as good as it sounds and the décor of the restaurant is very enchanting. The highlights of Tovo are their infusion sauces and regional toppings options provided, including both veg and non-veg.

Location: RK Salai, Mylapore

Prem’s Grama Bhojanam


This place serves you simple and healthy food at pocket-friendly rates. Unlike most restaurants, Prem’s uses millets instead of rice in all their dishes. The décor and menu is all based on the village concept. The food here is tasty and they offer a variety of dishes, all of which are healthy. The place induces such nostalgia that you can only get after visiting your grandma’s place.

Location: Sardar Patel Road, Adyar

If you haven’t been to any of these places, it’s high time you made a visit! Start checking them off your list today!

Shalini Prasad

She has been a content specialist for more than four years. She is a passionate reader and loves to read about Science, Philosophy, History and Psychology. She also enjoys sci-fi books and general fiction.

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