26 Jun 2015
Read rave reviews so my expectations were high. Walked into one of the waiters dressed in a tucked out polo t and jeans which I thought was very unsightly and unprofessional. They didn't have a butter knife for the tough bread served; we had to resort to using our steak knives to spread the butter. For our starter, we had the escargots ($18). This was decent, nothing overly special and slightly too greasy for my liking. For mains, my father and brother shared a 1kg Cote de Boeuf aka Bone-in Ribeye ($48 per pax) and I had the 300g Ribeye steak frites ($38.80). We shared a bottle of Cabernet Merlot ($88) which was full bodied but rather short. My steak was painfully average for a restaurant that specialises in steak. Insufficient crust, seasoning and marbling = bland, tough steak. The Cote de Bouef was good value for its price, it was far more tender and had more marbling and thus flavour than the boneless version. Both mains were served with fries and Salad. The salad was overly dressed with mustard and oil and not very enjoyable. The fries on the other hand were delicious. Fried twice in duck fat, they were crispy, rich and soft in the middle. To end the meal, we had a creme brulee which was excellent. The crisp, burnt sugar was beautifully contrasted by the zesty, creamy richness underneath. A sweet ending to a hit-and-miss dinner.