Luke's Oyster Bar & Chophouse (Orchard Road)


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Bone-in Tenderloin, Tenderloin au Poivre, Clam Chowder, Whole Lobster View all
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Loving the lunch menu, but service is questionable

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 5 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 29

I came here with my girls for a nice weekday lunch.

We were rather late and we were actually served the dinner menu instead. However, I requested for the lunch menu (it was 4.20pm), and the person who was serving us quickly turnned away and with a black face started to walk back with the menu.

After this incident, service to our table was sporadic. it seems like they favour the tables which spend more (this pissed me off a bit)

The burger was great, juicy and full of flavour!

The corn bread was buttery and so luxurious

the milk and cookies are to die for! so warm and the stout milk was amazing!

If not for the poor service i would come back alot more.

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Disappointing and overpriced

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 3 | Service 3
Total Review: 1

I took my man here for his birthday dinner and was disappointed. Crab cakes were good but $50 for two pieces. Burger was so salty i was crunching on salt crystals and downing water to quench my thirst. The lobster slides are tiny and cold ( bread not nicely toasted). Only thing is the kale salad and oysters were good. The man thanked me for the thought but vowed not to go back again. Servers were good. But the owner cant put his guarantee on the menu when the food is sub par. I told the manager about the food. He didn't seem to care that much.

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cheasar salade

Food/Drink 2 | Value 1 | Ambience 5 | Service 5
Total Review: 1

We had a lunch with 12 people. All dishes looked nice, but I had a caesar salade. The salade was 6 pieces of lettuce, dressing, 1 slice of lemon and small piece of toasted bread at the bottom. The taste was nice, but I had to pay $26,- excl. GST. Ridiculous!

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Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 5 | Service 5
Total Reviews: 9

Really not sure where the low ratings for [email protected] are coming from... but here's our quick review:

Interior looks very similar in style to the original - but look a dash darker and more sophisticated, particularly at night. Given that they have floor to ceiling windows, I'm not sure why they did not elect to install seats right next to those windows - instead, they've wasted the view as a walkway / serving area. Someone needs to have a stern word with their interior decorator.

Food was certainly on par with the original - My only gripe was that their clam chowder felt like it had been in the pot too long and was somewhat thick and clams rather tasteless. Their signature peppercorn crusted tenderloin was amazing and last nights was the best we've ever had at either. I was told that their kale salad was amazing but we did not get chance to order it.

Service was the real star of the evening. When we couldn't agree on which mustard to have, the server quickly offered to bring us all three. She made good suggestions and was friendly and professional throughout. At the end of a very satisfying meal, we even got delicious fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies and milkshake (spiked with Guinness) on the house!

Definitely one of the top three restaurant experiences of the year in Singapore!!! A perfect weekend dinner date.

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Don't Bother, all hype - no substance

Food/Drink 1 | Value 1 | Ambience 2 | Service 2
Total Reviews: 6

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. 

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Perfect evening out

Food/Drink 5 | Value 4 | Ambience 5 | Service 5
Total Reviews: 2

Visited on 2 Aug 2014, made reservation a week earlier and informed it was for a birthday, asked for window seats. We got the ones nearest the windows, overlooking Orchard Road towards Mandarin Gallery.

Started with half-dozen Katama Bay oysters which were on half-price before 7pm. Not sure if that's a standard, but it got us off on a great start. 

Then took the whole lobster and bone-in tenderloin for two to share. Had high expectations for both, and both turned out amazing! 

Also had a complimentary brown rice salady thingy which was surprisingly good. It tasted healthy yet extremely palatable with nuts, onions, corn and I-don't-know-what-elses.

As we were getting ready to get the bill, a little surprise in the form of a mini-lemon-pie with a lighted candle came along. No boistereous happy birthday song thankfully, and the gesture was very much appreciated.

Service was prompt, attentive and friendly with :)s

The place isn't huge and perhaps due to the general profile of the diners, very quiet even when filled. Great for dates. Sneakily located within Robinsons' third floor, allowing for a surprise if your friends are none-the-wiser.

Perhaps the main question is - is it worth it? My bill came up to $300 for two, including the above and a couple glasses of wine. IMO: yes, because everything from food (most important of course!) to service and ambience exceeded expectations. Nobody should be eating here everyday for sure - even for the wealthy - but for those special occasions, make this at least a consideration on your list.

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