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This time I decided to try out the lunch set which they still offer over weekends. Surprise Surprise, I thought usually lunch sets will only be available during weekdays.
The price for a lunch set which includes steak is $58++, I thought this price was really reasonable for the quality of beef and get an appetizer and dessert of my choice. For non-beef eaters, it is $38++ for non-steak dishes – Chicken and fish were available. They just updated their menu slightly last week so I was pleasantly surprised when I got there.
Char Grilled Baby Gem
I ordered this and it turned out delightfully refreshing with balsamic vinegar. The slightly charred roasted baby gems added a punch on top of its crunchy juicy leaves. I liked the overall flavors mixed together with the grilled bacon. Indeed yum.
Presentation was simple with the Ribeye lying atop a bed of sauteed mushrooms. The Ribeye was well seared on both sides, tender and easy to slice. It was succulent and juicy with every morsel. I managed to finish the entire dish myself, which is rare for me when it comes to steak. I highly recommend this.
I always love Sticky Toffee Pudding and this one was accompanied by cool Ginger Nut ice cream. I bit into the warm soft sticky pudding, and the cold ice cream dancing around in my mouth as it melted. The ginger taste added a punch which I thought was really interesting. I cleared this plate within seconds! Truly a comforting dessert!
With so many hits, unfortunately the Lobster Bisque was a miss. It had a bitter after-taste after having a few spoonfuls.
The Woodfire Grilled NY Steak was also very well seared on both sides, with a pinkish-reddish hue when sliced open (she ordered medium). The NY Steak was tender but still not as tender as the Irish Dry Age Ribeye. My friend opted for the mashed potatoes instead of fries. That decision was the best decision ever as we both enjoyed the creamy mashed potatoes so much.
My friend also thoroughly enjoyed the Chocolate Profiteroles with coffee ice cream. And even though she was full from her steak, she managed to finish her entire dessert.
Paying $58++ for appetizer, main and dessert I thought this was a really good deal considering the serving portion wasn’t small and the quality of steak was great. I would definitely come back again for their lunch set if I have another chance. The service staff were very attentive and were constantly checking on us and asking us how the food was.
flintstones meet the flintstones ........ from the town of BEDROCK!i had my dinner here with friends last week, we ordered a french onion soup to share, that was pretty good.and mains we each got their signature pepper steak which came medium well (as we want it to be), the sauce that came with in was oh sooo gooddd. we had the sides of mac n cheese and satueed mushrooms. everything was delish!! my friends and i wiped out everything in a matter of 30mins, maybe we were hungry or maybe the food was just really good!we did not order any of their desserts even though their crumble was tempting. great ambiance, extremely romantic for couples on a date night!
We had a wonderful meal here one Sat evening. The food and wine were great but we were most impressed with the service. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and efficient.
We would recommend this restaurant to anyone and we would certainly come back again
Sorry, but good service is hard to find on the island so when you do find it, we should all enjoy it!
Was there with my husband on a Monday and was surprise to see the place 90% occupied. Wonderful service, warm & friendly staffs, yummy food... I will definitely visit again as I didnt get the chance to try out their signature apple crumble!
In spite of glowing reviews, I'd never heard of this place until I stepped into it for lunch with 3 colleagues. Maybe that's because I've never been much of a steak fan: why pay so much for something I can quite easily make on my own with a good hunk of meat? And if you think about it, steak is usually a monotonous dish - you keep chewing on the same piece of meat for say, half an hour, with perhaps only occasional bites of sides like fries or some vague salad.
Having said that, I liked the warm, contemporary setting of this place. It was cosy and homely, even though some of the tables were a tad close to each other. You can almost imagine yourself in a trendy New York neighbourhood, that is if you don't happen to look out the part-blinded windows to see the heavy foot traffic to 313 Somerset!
We all chose the set lunch ($35), which gives one the choice from a list of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts. I had no hesitations about choosing the porcini ravioli to start. This is a challenge for most cooks to get right, and I was going to judge them on the basis of this dish and not my main :-) While waiting, we got to try the bread served with whole cloves of garlic. A first for me: the flat bread scored points for being warm, but wasn't fragrant enough. I garlic was soaked in a small dish of olive oil, but again, I felt that it lacked taste. If they want to serve bread this way, they should source for the freshest, most aromatic garlic!
Happily enough, I wasn't disappointed with the starter, and would even say that this was better than my main. The porcini (a type of mushroom with woody, heady overtones) in the ravioli was very fine and extremely well-seasoned, and cooked just nice; the parmigiano shavings and the truffle sauce were the perfect companion to it. Ok, so it's very rich and sinful, but I have absolutely no qualms about putting on the extra calories for a treat like that!
For the mains, we could choose between a steak, a lamb rib and grilled salmon. The waiter took pains to explain the cooking style behind each choice. I was certainly not going to choose the steak frites, which is the most basic thing any bistro in France would have on its menu. Anyway how else can you cook steak, besides grilling and frying?? Thus I opted for the lamb rib. Admittedly, I wasn't too keen on the sound of the accompanying BBQ sauce, but we were told it was smoked with real hickory wood. When it came, the lamb was tender and meaty, just a little charred on the outside as is the trend nowadays. The sauce didn't have the cheap industrial taste either, but was deep and earthy, making it a good complement to the meat. I had a bite of the steak option just to satisfy my curiosity. Done medium rare, it was fairly tender, but had been cut too thin for my liking and lacked oomph.
I don't recall the name of my dessert. It looked terribly plain, like a chocolate swiss roll on a sea of crème anglaise. However, it tasted a lot better than it looked: the chocolate cake was dense and packed some real chocolate taste; the sauce was a little thin and insipid, but passable.
No complaints about the service, which was true to the spirit of the place: friendly and casual, helpful when questioned. All in all, this was a fairly good experience and I wouldn't mind coming back again on occasion.
Tried this for the first time during Restaurant Week; had heard about it some and quite like it.
The food and service were v good. Steak is their specialty and I felt their menu showcases their specialities well. The applewood smoked tomato soup was delicious and unique, though I was more than a tad disappointed that they clearly gave us a half-portion. Could it really be that expensive?? At least they could or should switch the serving bowl.
The grass-fed ribeye was good - the manager was chatting with me when it arrived, so it wasn't piping hot when I actually ate it, which makes a difference. Still tasted good though, and I appreciated the thin slice (though not the guys, I guess). Fries were good but not as good as I'd have thought given the preceding reviews.
Dessert was a dark Valrhona choc cake which was yummy; tough to go wrong with this but it was good anyway. Given how other reviews rave about the apple pie, I'd have liked that to be on the menu instead - yes, even in place of my beloved choc!
They had some a la carte options that looked intriguing - whole roast lamb etc that'd be great for sharing with a group. They also offered roasted bone marrow with parsley, which I'd like to try, along with the apple pie.
So yes, I'd prob be back to try more!