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(Closed) The French Kitchen

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The cuisine of the French Kitchen is designed to be classically French but served in the comfort of a modern environment.Its menu offers traditionally wholesome fare that transports guests to the aura of typical French dining.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:00

Mon - Sat: 19:00 - 21:00

Closed: Sun

+65 64381823
$66 based on 47 submissions
Quiet (22 votes), Dinner (21 votes), Lunch (21 votes)
MissTamChiak

Best Lobster Bisque I had!

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we had dinner at The French Kitchen for dinner.

The restaurant does not serve ala carte menu, but only has 3 set dinner menus for you to choose from. We ordered the Traditional Dubois ($78++/pax) and TFK Degustation ($88++).

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Our appetizer is a very unique dish. In the small cup, there was Poached Egg in Cauliflower Emulsion, together with parmesan cheese chips and capsicum bruschetta. I thought it was rather unique to have an egg in the cauliflower emulsion, but I guess adding some truffle powder would enhance the flavour more.

Traditional Lobster Bisque with Tiger Prawn Beignet and Leek Custard was good. I was still worried that my tempura tiger prawns would be too drenched but it came with two dry prawns in the plate and a pot of lobster bisque by the side, so you can add as and when you like it.

I enjoyed my Wagyu Beef Cheek with Asparagus and Eggplant Caviar. The beef cheek is slowly braised for 48hours, it melts perfectly in the mouth.

Champagne Sabayon with Pear Marmalade and Strawberry was well executed. The pale golden dessert had a burst of flavours in the mouth.

The waitress in the restaurant was very jovial and friendly. However, as we were seated at a narrow passageway, we have seen the manager dropped utensils and bowls so many times that night, so much so that we were afraid that they would drop something on us too. They have to be more careful when handling the utensils.

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03 Mar 2012 • 158 reviews • 110 followers

Best Lobster Bisque I had!

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we had dinner at The French Kitchen for dinner.

The restaurant does not serve ala carte menu, but only has 3 set dinner menus for you to choose from. We ordered the Traditional Dubois ($78++/pax) and TFK Degustation ($88++).

Read more here

Our appetizer is a very unique dish. In the small cup, there was Poached Egg in Cauliflower Emulsion, together with parmesan cheese chips and capsicum bruschetta. I thought it was rather unique to have an egg in the cauliflower emulsion, but I guess adding some truffle powder would enhance the flavour more.

Traditional Lobster Bisque with Tiger Prawn Beignet and Leek Custard was good. I was still worried that my tempura tiger prawns would be too drenched but it came with two dry prawns in the plate and a pot of lobster bisque by the side, so you can add as and when you like it.

I enjoyed my Wagyu Beef Cheek with Asparagus and Eggplant Caviar. The beef cheek is slowly braised for 48hours, it melts perfectly in the mouth.

Champagne Sabayon with Pear Marmalade and Strawberry was well executed. The pale golden dessert had a burst of flavours in the mouth.

The waitress in the restaurant was very jovial and friendly. However, as we were seated at a narrow passageway, we have seen the manager dropped utensils and bowls so many times that night, so much so that we were afraid that they would drop something on us too. They have to be more careful when handling the utensils.

25 Jan 2012 • 167 reviews • 13 followers

Love at first sight

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Many have proclaimed that The French Kitchen serves one of the best or probably the best Lobster Bisque locally as I finally had the chance to sample it for myself on a lazy Monday a week back. The French Kitchen serves classical French fare with a modern twist with the realism of head chef Jean Charles-Dubois who was formerly the Chef De Cuisine of Raffles Grill, while receiving exuberant praise and ecstatic reviews among food connoisseurs since it opened its doors at central mall three years ago.

The tables were placed rather close to each other, which were too cramp for my liking at times. But other than that, the modern and minimalistic decor made the ambiance full of splendor like how any french fine dining restaurants would be. Two varieties of homemade bread was served along with thyme butter and salmon rilettes as soon as our orders were taken. The Raisin bread was on the sweet side, as I preferred the sour dough which was crisp, yet fluffy and moist on the inside. The Salmon Rilettes complemented the complimentary bread excellently as a spread packed with flavors.

L Amuse Bouche

With compliments from the Chef, the Amuse Bouche was served which consisted of a Cappuccino of Mushroom Veloute, that had intense rich flavors of porcini’s, portobellos and other mushrooms but was extremely enjoyable. While the toasted brioche with sauteed red bell pepper was decent.

Lobster Bisque, Tiger Prawn Beignet, Leek Custard

What i particularly love about fine dining is that the Chef wants diners to be able to see what they are eating, thus the Lobster Bisque was served from a colander table-side piping hot! Filled with a distinct and intense crustacean flavor, along with an extremely smooth consistency that is pleasing on the palate, the Lobster Bisque was definitely divine!

Even when a single portion of it could make two servings when poured into the cavity of my plate I simply couldn’t get enough of it. The Tiger Prawn Beignet which reminded me and is similar to Prawn Tempura was surprisingly crispy still after being soaked in the bisque for a substantial period of time. The light battered beignet was fried to a perfect golden brown, which resulted in crisp perfection on the outside, while the fresh crystal bay prawns used were tender and succulent. The leek custard served alongside was rather unique with a myriad blend of flavors added some much needed greens .

Steamed Chilean Sea-bass w Fennel Salad, Potato Chips & Cepes Consomme

I tend to avoid Cod/Chilean Sea-bass due to its oily texture which I particularly dislike! Nonetheless my dining partner who is a seafood person opted for it. The Sea-Bass was surprisingly flaky and tender, while the oiliness in texture was minimal, probably due to steaming the piece of fish. The fennel salad was refreshing and sprightly with a nice crunch, while the Mushroom Consomme was flavorful and rounded of this clean tasting and very healthy dish on a whole, haha.

Duck Confit, Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Duck Jus

I opted for one of Chef Jean Charles-Dubois signatures which was his Duck Confit with Truffle Mash! The Duck Leg was pan seared perfectly, with a golden crisp skin while the meat on the inside was fall of the bone tender and flavorful as a result of being cured for a sufficient period of time. The Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes were a real treat as evident shavings of Black Truffles really elevated the taste and flavor of the mashed potatoes to a whole new level with a smoky robust flavor complementing mashed potatoes with an extremely nice consistency and texture. I have to admit that the Truffle Mash served at the French Kitchen would probably cut it out as one of the best Mash i have had.

While the entrees and mains were nothing short of spectacular, the desserts served at theFrench Kitchen are probably their weakest link as they were great but not spectacular.

Chocolate Creme Brulee, Vanilla Ice Cream

Lusciously rich Valrhona chocolate custard with homemade Vanilla Cream Cream, a french classic which certainly can’t go wrong.!

 Warm Apple Crumble, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

I opted for the apple crumble, while the slices of caramelized apples and brittles of crumble were decent, the Burnt Caramel Flavor of the Ice Cream was pleasing, but not as good as the one I had @ Salted Caram

18 Nov 2011 • 2 reviews • 31 followers

Quiet hustle

My other half brought me here to enjoy french cuisine as we both wanted to check out a new place we both haven't been before. The first impression was great, quiet and hidden. It is rather difficult to locate the entrance as it is small and quite unassuming. To sum it up, this place is atas.

The menu is of course limited and there is no ala carte.

I went for the $88 course while he went for the $78. There was a $68 course as well.



Food presentation

Bread is free-flow and it is soft and warm just the way i like it.

The presentation of the entire course was good, and somehow good presentation makes the food seem like it tastes nicer (okay maybe its just me).

Main course

I quite like the Pan Seared Atlantic Sea Scallop with Organic Glazed.... (its a mouthful) basically its the linguine. The scallops are fresh and delectable.

Dessert

My course came with the Gratinated champagne sabayon with pear marmalade but i didn't like it that much. I preferred the Traditional Dubois warm chocolate fondant with caramelized banana ice cream! I love how thick the chocolate is but yet its not sticky or jelat. It goes very well with the salted caramel ice cream. Yummmmmmm!

Overall, i am satisfied with the service because the waiters are attentive and they are polite. The ambience, like i previously mentioned, is good. The food is tasty and unique though i would think the price is a lil steep. But definitely left a positive impression on our first visit.

13 Oct 2011 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Fantastic

I've been to French Kitchen for lunch quite a few times now and every time i have been amazed by the place. Firstly the 40 odd dollars they charge for their 3 course lunch menu makes this place accessible to everyone. Couple that with the standard of the food and you get a place that is very very special!

The lobster bisque here is out of this world. Creamy, lobstery goodness! This is usually followed by the duck confit.....WOW, the duck confit! This is one of the best duck dishes i have tried in Singapore. I absolutely love the way the meat just falls off the bone. Dessert usually consists of a creme brulee or a sabayon of some type but my all time favorite are the profiteroles! They don't always have them for dessert, but if they do, you'd be a fool not to order them.

The price and the outstanding food makes for a memorable experience everytime here. Props to Jean Charles Dubois for an excellent restaurant!

03 Sep 2011 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Outstanding Experience

Celebrated my wife's birthday with lunch here. For starters, I had escargots which were excellent and mywife took the lobster bisque which was nice as well.

My main course I took the barramundi which was ok but could not compare to the duck confit my wife chose which was outstanding!

The desserts were Sabayon and Chocolate Creme Brulee. My wife and I loved both of them and a nice touch was the chocolate birthday cake they presented after dessert.

Service was excellent as well throughout and the chef even made an appearance which was nice I felt.

One of the best dining experiences I've had in recent times.