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French Onion Soup5 votes
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Gninethree
 • 15 Jul 2012 135 reviews 4 followers
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A contemporary mash-up between a casual French bistro and a sophisticated New York eatery, The Dempsey Brasserie (TDB) strikes a wonderful balance between the two with its extensive menu offerings strongly influenced by both countries. With sharing boards of cheeses and cut cured meats, various cuts of steaks, six different combinations of mussel pots and the weekend brunch usuals of Eggs Benedict and pancakes, it is European and American grub all in one setting. And of course paying tribute to the ‘Brasserie’ part of the name, TDB places a strong emphasis on their drinks as well. Whether it is chilling with the boys over beers or a girls’ night out with Martinis or Mojitos, there is something for everyone to enjoy a relaxing evening amidst the tropical greenery of Dempsey.

Almost an open concept with both alfresco and indoor seatings, with its high ceilings and tall doors with large see-through window panes that allow a generous amount of sunlight to enter the premises, the atmosphere is both welcoming and inviting. Using its spacious grounds to its advantage, tables are arranged at a reasonable distance from each other to allow privacy for meal conversations and providing that personal space that so many small spaced restaurants lack. Not forgetting the primed location of the bar counter which greets you the moment you walk into the eatery and also offers an alternative to patrons who are only here for a drink with their tall standing bar stools.

We made our way one Saturday afternoon to try out their weekend brunch which also happened to be a lovely birthday treat from the best friend. It was not too hard to decide on the following obvious choices that ‘jumped’ out at us and so after staring at the menu for less than 5 seconds, we placed our orders.

The Smokey pulled pork burger served with skinny fries and homemade apple sauce $25 was the first to arrive and we had also requested to have our skinny fries changed to Truffle fries for an additional $5. So when this wooden board was placed on our table, it was a true feast for the senses. It looked great and it smelled great. Overflowing smoked pulled pork sandwiched between slightly toasted buns with the truffle oil tossed fries strewn in the middle and some fresh greens at the side, we could hardly wait to chow down that burger.

And my was the pulled pork fantastic. The meat was so tender and the barbeque sauce that it was slow cooked in, was simply packed with flavour. Adding a crunch to the mix were some shredded cabbage that just made it a overall winning combination, although unfortunately the truffle fries were a little too over fried to our liking so that was a bit of a downer.

And of course finding it hard to resist ordering a dish that has shaved truffle in it, the Scrambled egg and shaved truffle served with buttered toast $16  was the next on our list. No complains for a breakfast staple of eggs and toast done so right. Yes of course the shaved black truffle bits made it extra special but overall this was a happy colourful wake-me-up call on a plate that everyone would want at the breakfast table.

As a ‘Chef”s Special’ starred item on the menu, the French onion soup with thick crostini and gruyere cheese melt $14 had received many raves and praises from customers and we were about to find out if we too were part of the fan club.

And when this small white pot of warm almost overflowing goodness reached our table, even if we were not bought over by the taste, we were definitely won over by first impressions! The thick layer of melted gruyere at the top acted as the perfect ‘cap’ to the thick luscious soup which was already filling the bowl to the brim, preventing it from spilling out.

Spoon through that cheesy layer and another of crostini, and you will soon reach the brown rich broth and caramelized onions that had sunk to the bottom after hours of reduction. The soup is sweet enough from the sugars of the onions and soaked the crostini so well that once you had a mouthful of that bread topped with cheese and soup combo, you would honestly never imagine soggy bread tasting this good. TDB has done a great rendition of this French classic and deserves an applause for it. But do bear in mind that this is quite a big portion so dont forget to share it around!

Overall, I did have a very pleasant experience at TDB. It is yet another great find in Dempsey and worth a mention amongst the other great names and more popular food establishments around the area. I believe that TDB gets less credit for what it deserves and definitely warrants a second visit for their quality food and conscientious service. It would be nice to see the different vibe it exudes at night especially with the live bands playing and different scenery that the outdoor seating would offer.

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I spent $35 per person.

I also recommend this place for:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, View/Scenery, Alfresco/Outdoor Dining

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CritiqueVendetta
 • 17 Jun 2012 1 review 0 follower
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Was at The Dempsey Brasserie on a Saturday night with 4 of my friends from Australia last week based on recommendations from mfriends.It was a rather bad start to the night. Finding this particular area seems like finding a needle in the haystack as the blocks are all around and in no particular sequence at all. Patience was all but lost tryiing to locate this restaurant. When we arrived at The Dempsey Brasserie at around 9pm, (we planned to be there by 8pm) there were already a buzz around the area. There was a crowd building up. Having made no reservations, we took our chances of getting a seat.

This is where the night took a positive change for us. The staff at the door greeted us in the midst of his duties and attended to us quickly. As we informed him that we did not have a reservation, he told us that he would be able to arrange something for us. Thats such a relief to hear instead of having no seats to dine in.

To cut a long story short, we ordered the mussels(Siam,i believe it was) and the portions of the sharing boards. The mini burgers were extremely delicious and tender. The only thing i can say about the mussels was that the sauce was a bit too little for us...but yummy nevertheless..

Our mains, (Australian Tenderloin, Seabass and the seafood pasta) really made us forget all about our previous grievances of locating this place. The food was fresh and there was real quality about them. Noticing that the staff were rather busy, we thought that it be difficult to get their attention but amazingly, the staffs were attentive despite all the buzz. The staff were polite and friendly enough and were never pushy.(hate places where service staffs think that their converation with us is more important than our own and getting us to buy other items other than our own choices.)

Do not expect fine dining kind of service here but their warmth and ability to make the customers comfortable is a plus point.

All in all, a bad start to the night ended with my friends having a blast as we were always kept comfortable.

Good value for money for the food and it did not hurt that the staff were great in acceding to our request(getting seats indoors without reservation)!

 

 

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I spent $97 per person.

Must tries: Mini Burgers, chocolatini, choc fondant

I also recommend this place for:
Brunch, Supper, Dinner, Large Groups/Gathering, Children/Family, Business Dining, Corporate Events, After Work, Chillout, Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Hidden Find, Wine Lists, Live Band, Pet Friendly

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ENJOYLIFE
 • 14 Jun 2012 2 reviews 1 follower
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As many new establishments have opened in Singapore and competition is ever tighter,The Dempsey Brasserie

adds new dimensions to casual dining.Last Friday was a blast for my friends as we celebrated one of

gal fren's birthday.As we stepped in at about 8 that evening,the place was already filling up.

As usual,we are greeted by the ever friendly staff. We had heard about a jazzz band playing at this restaurant

and boy,did we.enjoy ourselves! Although there were delays in recieving our food and drink orders,we were always

being taken care of by the staff despite their busy night.A couple of the staff recognised us and greeted us.Even the manager came by to say hi although we could see how busy they were..Great hospitality!

The food was was worth the wait as we dug in.The mini burgers,seabass and the tenderloin were extremely delicious!

Although the mussels were a tad saltish than usual,it still did not stop my girlfriends from finishing the whole pot!

The lycheetinis and mojitos we ordered created a nice start to our meal.Although the staff had prepared a drink less than our order,they immediately got the drinks for us.

Our night notched up a level as we started to soak in the atmosphere when the band played.They were great!

It seemed to get busier and any delays in providing service was met with an apology by the staff.

Refreshing!

The icing on the cake was when the manager presented the choc fondant as a gift to my

girlfriend.

Coming from the service industry as well as being a self-proclaimed hardened critic of food and drinks,I simply love how the food and drinks maintained their quality and how the service staff go out of their

way to make customers comfortable.

A great way to unwind after a hard days work at a place which offers unpretentious

warmth and exudes sincerity throughout.
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I spent $67 per person.

Must tries: Mini Burgers, chocolatini

I also recommend this place for:
Supper, Dinner, Large Groups/Gathering, Children/Family, Romance/First Dates, Business Dining, Corporate Events, Boys Night Out, Girls Night Out, After Work, Chillout, Live Band, Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Wine Lists, Live Band, Pet Friendly

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