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Lenas (Bugis Junction)

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Lenas is an American Italian restaurant that serves delicious cuisine to love.

Fri - Sun: 10:30 - 23:30

Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 22:30

+65 63367630
$22 based on 42 submissions
Dinner (13 votes), Lunch (12 votes), After Work (10 votes)
ArcticStar

Lenas - good food at affordable -prices

Lenas is a modern, eponymous American-Italian fusion restaurant under the Ministry of Food line. I liked the adorable signboard and comfortable interior decoration the moment I set eyes on it,  and have been there at least thrice for delectable and affordable meals.

Edison* had the Mushroom Pasta with an egg, and a Hoegaarden Beer, as depicted in the next photograph. The mushroom penne in creamy sauce tasted good on its own - leaning on the strong essence of mushroom flavor and the light cream balances the richness of the taste to a gentle, tasty rhythm. Stirring the sweetness of the egg into the pasta set the dish on another level of sapidity.

I had the Smoked Salmon Baked Rice - another yummy dish by Lenas. The rice were baked to an almost-crisp dryness, but the cascading, gently-melting cheese seeping through, did well to blend and transform every morsel into an amazing tantalizer. The smoked salmon was soft, and set the flavor of the dish to perfection. I had a glass of House Red to go along with my meal.

For more detailed information and photos, do visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2013/12/dinner-at-lenas-restaurant.html

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16 Feb 2014 • 340 reviews • 3 followers

Lenas - good food at affordable -prices

Lenas is a modern, eponymous American-Italian fusion restaurant under the Ministry of Food line. I liked the adorable signboard and comfortable interior decoration the moment I set eyes on it,  and have been there at least thrice for delectable and affordable meals.

Edison* had the Mushroom Pasta with an egg, and a Hoegaarden Beer, as depicted in the next photograph. The mushroom penne in creamy sauce tasted good on its own - leaning on the strong essence of mushroom flavor and the light cream balances the richness of the taste to a gentle, tasty rhythm. Stirring the sweetness of the egg into the pasta set the dish on another level of sapidity.

I had the Smoked Salmon Baked Rice - another yummy dish by Lenas. The rice were baked to an almost-crisp dryness, but the cascading, gently-melting cheese seeping through, did well to blend and transform every morsel into an amazing tantalizer. The smoked salmon was soft, and set the flavor of the dish to perfection. I had a glass of House Red to go along with my meal.

For more detailed information and photos, do visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2013/12/dinner-at-lenas-restaurant.html

20 Dec 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointing!

My boyfriend and I used to come to Lenas before. We really liked the food and the service was good..
But we got disappointed tonight.. Lenas recently relocated in the 2nd floor of Bugis Junction which was really crowded. Wasn´t a great experience.
Wait time in the queue was fine...
We ordered Smoked salmon bruscetta for appetizer. Its actually good as well as the salad on the side.
But they served my main course (Grilled Chicken with Mozzarella and whipped potato) way too soon because we just started the appetizer. It looked like they rushed to served it because the cheese on top wasn´t properly melted and its not warm enough. So I send it back. 
Then after few minutes, they served my boyfriend´s order which is Grilled Salmon with Mozzarella and baked potato and corn as side dish. The middle part of the salmon was still raw so we send it back as well. 
When they served again my food, the chicken was warm and the cheese was melted but they didnt bother to check the whipped potato on the side. Its way too cold!!! I just ignored it and started to eat. The grilled chicken wasn´t that great unlike the one I had back in their previous place.
I already ate almost half of my food but they still didnt serve my boyfriend´s order. And then one of the staff came to our table and asked if we have any last order without even checking or asking if our orders were already complete. 
We weren´t really satisfied with the food quality and service! I´m disappointed! We also saw some ants on our table.


13 Sep 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Dont wanna go there again, never

First of all, do not believe what the advertisement say and looks lol

It's all fake.

 I seriously felt like I just dropped my money $25 for nothing.

1-service was horrible.

I guess they had a new hire or something but it was just a bad service. When we say why he name of dish that we want, he said "what is the number of the food? " and he was not flexible about what we want. When my friend said that she just need a tap water, he said "oh it will costs 30cents still. " wtf.

2-food is less than average. I was definitely about to refuse to pay ...seriously. When salad came to our table, my friend said "I can cook better than that"

The salmon salad had only 4 cutlet of salmon.

The wide iwas so small amount in our glass.

Definitely the spaghetti doesn't worth for what you pay.

Please please don't go to this place..

25 May 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good Food, Excellent Green Apple HoeGarden Beer But upset wif Service!

I went to Lenas Bugis Junction yesterday. I spent close to $100 for three of us. The waiter asked me if i wanted to be a member at a cost of $10. Upon that i will be given 10% discount too. I sign up for it.

I notice that there will be a complimentary desert given for members for their birthday month before their birth date. I requested from them if i can get one also as next Wed is my birthday. But the restaurant manager apologized and said that can't be done. I was also agitated by her stories as she was saying some stories about her previous customers requesting for the birthday desert and was not allowed by the restaurant ...blah blah... I was irritated of her unprofessional ism. I don't understand why can't they be a little lenient to customers and allow to case to case basis. As what she said if the customers was upset previously due to this kind of situation isn't it they have to improvise their standard. The 10% discount is allowed on the day itself when we become a member but not the birthday desert?? I don't understand :(

03 May 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Smokey, sooty pizzas. Beware.

Ambience is superb, decor and all.

Food is horrible, especially the pizza buffet. Do note that they serve only smoked pizzas (more details on smoking below). DO NOT eat a buffet of smoked pizzas (smoked meat, passable), or you'll be choking from feeling smokey. Smoked duck, as others say, is marvelous; melts in your mouth.

Value is actually pretty good. We get the impression the ingredients are exquisite and expensive. Very little salt is added, which let's you taste the many spices and fresh ingredients they put in. I feel sorry for them, because cheap (salty unhealthy) food actually sells better. The only reason why Value isn't 8-10 is because it seems they don't cook well (disclaimer: based on reviews above).

Service is superb. The only reason it is not a 10 is because of the manager (staff are fantastic customer-oriented smiley attendants). We had 280g leftover of pizza (crusts, oops :P), on account of the fact that we were literally choking from eating 8 smoked pizzas (sooty taste, acidic sour). We were supposed to pay $15 ($5 per 100g), but the manager decided to strike it down to $5. We were so full we couldn't take the free $7.50 dessert. So we bargained to remove the $5 fine in return for giving up $15 worth of dessert (yeah, we're altruistic). Manager said "ok". Not only did we never see the manager (restaurant was 90% empty, offpeak), the manager even sent a staff to tell us "manager said ok, but only for this time, not next time". We would give a 10 for service if:

1. Manager comes forward personally.

2. Manager thanks us for being so fair (giving up $15 dessert for $5 fine)

We (customers) were merely doing the right thing: give up $15 dessert for $15 fine (280g fine). But in service, establishments should always amplify positivity by appreciating any altruism shown by customers.

Sadly, this may not be Lenas' problem, but a service industry problem in Singapore. We don't find more than a handful fabulous service staff here. That said, Singaporean customers can be nasty; we see customers pop in and start firing off threats with Lemon Law.

Overall rating is a 6 because we feel their main course could be alright. (didn't try, though)

The following is in response to Escada Koh's review...

Hi Escada! When I saw your profile pic, I thought you were an avid food reviewer I saw some time back. But when I registered to this site, I realized it's a default pic! :P Anyway...

> Although 2nd dish not as burnt but the burnt taste was throughout

> the entire dish.

I believe they serve smoked food. I had pizza buffet there, and my lungs and stomache were feeling "smokey" after just 1 hour. "Smoked" feeling as in... bitter, sour, etc. Do note that smoking (cooking method) often gives acidic taste (sour) and smokey after taste (soot). If good wood is used, you may get flower scents and fruity taste. But I doubt Lenas uses those expensive woods.

Smoking (cooking method) may give cancer (as compared to cured, eg salted, foods), according to some reports. (pls check this yourself, I'm not sure). Smoking was originally used to preserve foods.

I think it's a rather bad idea to run a restaurant serving only smoked food (Lenas mostly does). I'm not sure what segment of food lovers dig smoked food.

DO NOT eat their pizza buffet; all pizzas are smoked. In fact, DO NOT eat any buffets that serve only smoked food! Learned my lesson from Lenas. Phew!