Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
MALAM, INDIAN GRILL & CELLAR
Embark on a passage from India. The culinary traditions of the sub-continent have traveled the world over, bringing age-old techniques and exotic flavors to the Caribbean. Malam fuses Tandoori, the beloved and highly influential style of cooking in a clay oven, with fresh Bahamian seafood. The menu features delicate fish and shellfish, tempered and elevated by intense heat and the rich spices of Punjab. Flavorful marinades and the smoky flavors of the oven add depth and complexity to exquisite dishes.

Private dining is available for romantic dinners or small group affairs of up to 22 persons. Please contact bahamar@rosewoodhotels.com for arrangements or further information.
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j
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space is very intimate and quiet. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We had shrimp coconut curry and ribeye with jasmine rice and roti. So yummy! The presentation, the decor, the drinks... highly recommended.

MK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and lovely presentation as well. If you like Indian food you will enjoy Malam.

PL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff, food and environment
Definately would be back and spread the word

N
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good except for the paneer dish. It was very bland and lacked salt. But the other dishes we got were very good and flavorful. I will say that we did complain about the paneer dish and the waitress took the item off of our bill. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

SD
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The chef was very attentive to our dietary requirements and the staff was very knowledgeable about the menu. Truly an enjoyable experience.

KL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Overpriced, small quantity

TK
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Malam delivered delicious food and excellent service! Would definitely recommend on any visit to Baha Mar. The Butter Chicken was amazing!

SN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having only opened less a month, we weren’t sure what to expect.

Our family was seated promptly and they reviewed our allergies. I found the entire resort to be EXTREMELY allergy conscious which was wonderful. Malam was no different

My wife and I started with the sweet potato chaat which was unique and excellent especially with the pop of pomegranate seeds . Then we ordered the artichoke fritters which honestly we could eat all day long! We then decided to split a vegetable curry and garlic naan which was sized perfectly for both of us. The vegetable curry was delicious and we clean the bowl. Our children (5 and 2) are from the kids menu. I loved how each of the resorts had normal kids options but also have a semi restaurant dish option - here was the chicken and rice which was happily devoured by both (even the 2 yr old!)

We saw some previous reviews on quantity and didn’t feel it was small. Neither of us had room for dessert.

The staff was attentive and our food was hot. Great overall experience and suggest any one else give it a try too. We’ll be back one day!

PS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, Service and Atmosphere were good. Would recommend making reservations

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambiance and the food were both very good but the service was not. Our server appeared to be assigned to tables both inside and outside which may have contributed to his lack of care for our needs (water, drinks, etc) and incredibly slow service overall. When our food came it was missing 2 items and one was wrong. That was ok until he argued with us over what we ordered. We asked for additional rice which never came. Once we finished eating we waited over 30 minutes for him to come back even to check to see if everything was ok or did we need our check. It took so long in fact that half of our party left the restaurant and still no one came to the table. If you have all night to sit and relax for dinner and don’t mind if your water glass, drinks, etc are never refilled or even checked on, you will enjoy your experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Service was very poor. Food was cold and did not taste like any Indian food I’ve ever had but the “pork vindaloo” is pretty good if you like American bbq. Not a good value for the price.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was slightly below avg. Pricey for the portion size. The rice was all clumped up like sushi rice and the food was luke warm at best. My shrimp in the curry was not fully cooked. Was expecting more from this place.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Very good food and great service. However, the prices are one of the highest at the resort with very small portion sizes. We had to buy 6 meals for four people and still were not full. Like I said, the service was great tho.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food and the service was very good...actually better than expected as we did not like the previous restaurant in this location (Commonwealth). Our table liked everything we were served, especially the butter chicken. Unfortunately the portion sizes were very small. The fact that the establishment increased the menu prices for the holiday week vs. what we were expecting based on the online menu was part of the issue. A cup of white rice that really should be included with the butter chicken was $9 (vs. $7 on the online menu) and the entrees prices were also more. Bread was not included so be ready to pay for the naan too.

W
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave it a great review because of its potential. Food is excellent and prices are fair by Baha Mar standards. Restaurant is new and service is being perfected each day. Team is very eager to provide a great experience and place is low key.

F
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Malam- sat at small bar for craft cocktails before being seated for dinner - tried quite a few dishes and all were awesome - expensive, but you chose Baha Mar for quality and excellent service - the servers at Malam are phenomenal - our visit was wonderful

S
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Overpriced. Very limited menu. Excellent service. Extremely small portion sizes. Would not recommend.

t
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service, even for island time, was slower than expected. Waiter, on two separate occasions, forgot drink order. Octopus appetizer was delicious but very sparse...only 2 little pieces.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on December 3, 2019

Dear TonyL, Thank you for this honest review and we apologize for not meeting the expectations. Also, it was a pleasure speaking to you while you were at the Resort and allowing us to make this right for you. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! Wow! Wow! my wife and I Had 3 appetizers and one main - all were excellent. Tasty and filling. Couldn’t ask for more. The waiter (Henry) even sang a beautiful song for our anniversary. His voice was so nice that everyone in the restaurant stopped eating to listen - a few people even sang along. The best thing was that neither of us had requested it - Open Table had remembered it from last year and the wait staff noticed it when we checked in.

Thank you for such a memorable evening.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on December 3, 2019

Dear CameronC, It was truly a pleasure having you as our guest during your recent visit to Commonwealth. On behalf of the entire team we are so pleased that you were able to experience our restaurant and enjoy the high service and quality levels upon which we pride ourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back as our guest in the near future! Happy Belated Birthday! Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manger

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JV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food but the service was slow. Also, we found that the dishes were a but overpriced (we live in NYC). Overall a great and convenient place to have dinner whilst on vacation

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on December 3, 2019

Dear JuanV, Thank you for sharing your experience during your recent visit to our restaurant! We are thankful for your review and tips shared, which will definitely help future guests. We hope to welcome you back so when we introduce our new Indian Grill concept. Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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CG
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Breakfast at Commonwealth was exceptionally good, however, very very expensive.
The dinner we did the reservation for at OpenTable was not what had been expected. The duck was not tasty or cooked good. Food was cold. Prices are very high.
Service was great and atmosphere was nice.
POST REVIEW NOTE: After my review, the management called me for a personal review. The manager apologised and will now credit back our money.
I appreciate the efforts and therefore I raised my overall stars to 3, and service stars to 5, because this is customer service par excellence and should be honored.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on December 6, 2019

Dear Claudia G, We would like to thank you for choosing Commonwealth at Rosewood Baha Mar! We appreciate your honest feedback and again apologize for not meeting your expectations. We are delighted to hear our Executive Chef was able to make contact with you to make this right. Also, we sincerely appreciate your review update and hope to welcome you to the resort soon! Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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OT
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Vacation Calm in the Evening ... This restaurant is transitioning to an Indian Restaurant (but what part of India I do not know ...) but for now the food is good but not to the level it should be. I attribute that to the difficulties of getting products to the Bahamas. That aside, the grilled menu items I had were amazing because I moved to products of the region: Octopus and Grouper. The kitchen Brigade had someone amazing on the grill and both dishes were some of the best I have ever tasted.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting Commonwealth during your recent visit to Rosewood Baha Mar! We are so grateful for your feedback, and we thank you for taking the time to review your experience on Open Table. Our new concept will feature cuisine from different regions of Indian as it is journey of India rather. We hope to welcome you when we open on December 16th. Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Chicken was perfect. Butter lobster amazing! Lamb cooked to perfection. The staff was kind, helpful and hard working.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Dear Anonymous, At Commonwealth we pride ourselves in offering personalized service and great cuisine. We hope to welcome you soon. Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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MM
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Many Indian food items on menu.
As a matter of fact the restaurant will be changing over to an Indian food restaurant in the future. Service was good.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Dear MalikM, At Commonwealth, we pride ourselves on our personalized service, and we are so glad that you were able to experience this first hand. We hope to welcome you back to enjoy our new concept. Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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d
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Service. The Butter Chicken is amazing.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hello Dinergirl, Thank you for visiting the Commonwealth during your recent visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our famous Butter Chicken and hope that you will come back soon! Warm Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant with fantastic service at a quiet area of a very loud hotel.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hello StevenK, Thanks for visiting Commonwealth at Rosewood Baha Mar! We hope to see you again soon! Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage- Commonwealth

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff Inshira and Timothy were over the top in making our 35 anniversary dining experience one always to remember. The attention to details as rose petals on our table to a special anniversary desert was remarkable as were the staff’s friendliness.. Our island salad was delicious and the Beef Wellington for two melted our mouths! The chef came out to make sure that it was perfect and it was. The ambiance in this restaurant was elegant and quiet for a romantic dining experience... truly beautiful and unique. When we eat at a fine dining restaurant, we expect the best and received it. Baha Mar is making a huge mistake in turning this restaurant into another usual ethnic Indian restaurant.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on November 3, 2019

Dear Leah B, Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent visit to Commownealth I am so thrilled that you had such a pleasant time during your visit. I am delighted you got to experience our culinary offerings and most importantly were able to be pampered by Inshira, Timothy and the team. We look forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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JS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside patio surrounded by foliage. Excellent food and creative drink concoctions.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on November 3, 2019

Dear JaneS, We hope to welcome you again soon! Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were amazing. My one point is that the portion sizes of the apitizer and the dessert are too small. They tasted amazing but for the price the chocolate dessert and the octopus was ridiculous.

SC
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, the food, the ambiance, the service!

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on October 27, 2019

Dear StefanieC, We appreciate you taking the time to write this great feedback! We hope to welcome you again. Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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U
Toronto
182 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had the feel of eating in an opulent lobby... High ceilings, nice adornments... It was great to go to a restaurant with some offerings different from the norm! Beef Wellington... Tandoori Kamb Chops, etc. Tyrone, Jr. and Sherman tending bar made for a great quiet night out... no smoke... No loud music or flashing lights... Relaxed.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on October 27, 2019

Dear Delicious, Thank you for visiting and providing this great feedback! We will share this with Tyrone, JR and Shervin. We hope to welcome you again. Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager

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IR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome food great wait staff was fab ambience was nice just wished we hadn't been seated table right behind the hostess booth was a bit of a distraction. But 4 1/2 stars overall.

AE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not impressed.

AS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been 1 of my best dining experiences. Very friendly hostess and out waiter Tyrone WAS BEYOND PHENOMENAL. his knowledge of nice drinks for the ladies and recommendations of dishes was amazing. He was veryyyy professional but has a friendliness that made us feel right at home which we loved. We will recommend all of our friend to Commonweath and to Tyrone!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Very attentive

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I wasn’t very impressed with this restaurant, in comparison to its competitors, cleo and Carne it was not very good at all. The food was presented beautifully but lacked flavour and was generally not very well cooked. My tomato salad would have been delicious had the tomato’s not been old, the whole dish in my opinion was just really clacking in flavour. I had grouper for my main which sadly was raw in the middle so I didn’t manage to enjoy it. It’s was served with gnocchi which was delicious but the dish as a whole needed something with a crunch as both the gnocchi and fish have a similar texture....
Another disappointment there were no amuse Bouche, which for the price was quite surprising . All in I would not recommend going but instead suggest one of the restaurants at the SLS.

A
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great dinner, spectacular sea food

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on September 3, 2019

Dear Andres, We thank you for visiting Commonwealth at Rosewood Baha Mar, We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food & Beverage Manager- Commonwealth

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyrone was an amazing host and server !! Service was excellent and the food was just as good! Will definitely try to make it back !

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on September 3, 2019

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you visit Commonwealth at Rosewood Baha Mar! We pride ourselves on our personalized service and happy Tyrone was able to provide quality service to you. We are so glad that you were able to experience this first hand. We look forward to welcoming you soon1 Warm Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food & Beverage Manager- Commonwealth

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TA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. Staff was pleasant and friendly.

Malam, Indian Grill & Cellar
Responded on September 3, 2019

Dear TANYAR, Thank you for vising us and we hope to welcome you back soon! Warmest Regards, Angelo Sturrup- Food and Beverage Manager- Commonwealth

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