13 Aug 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower
Went to the restaurant with full of expectations, in spite of the mixed reviews. Started w a bottle of wine and a dozen of oysters. Oysters was very fresh and sweet, but sadly that was the only good thing of the whole dinner. Waited for another 30 mins for our starters and "mains", even though restaurant was only 50% filled. Finally, caesar salad,
crab cakes and Maine Lobster arrived. My daugher's Caesar salad, with sauce on the side, was one with a few leaves of Romaine, a piece of hand-torn toast, some cheese crumbs and a tiny, little "jug" of cream cheese, I think - the most spartan ceasar salad - I have ever seen in my life. Then came the crab cakes, which my daugther had ordered as her main, as it was under Chophouse Classics AFTER the starters' section. At $47, what she ended up with, were 2 little rounds of crab cakes w a little side comprising of strips of purple cabbage coleslaw topped w mayonnaise. The crab cakes tasted ok but w no wow effect at all. Most important of all, my daughter was hardly fed for dinner. As our daughter only eats seafood, we then asked for John Dory Fish or Signature Fish of the Day - OH!! Both were sold out yesterday - the waitress said unapologetically with a wide smile. But isn't Aug 9 - a Public Holiday AND a Saturday - a PRIME night for dinner? So too bad, my daugther has nothing to eat unless she orders another whole Maine Lobster. My husband and I did share a whole Maine Lobster. At $110, the 750g lobster was neatly divided into 2 portions for us with 3 very thin silvers of pickled cucumber. So pls note, there are NO sides at all - you have to order them and pay, if you want anything else. The lobster was competently steamed and comes with a butter sauce with no imagination at all. Nett, we left the restaurant after spending a good $400+ - totally unfulfilled and unsatisfied...Our conclusion - after many wonderful dinners around Singapore, there is certainly no chef in the kitchen, only cooks who assembled food and the simplest of sauces. So, pls don't waste your time or money. All said, we proceeded to another nice joint for supper after our dinner at Luke's...because dinner was pathetic.