Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat: 19:00 - 21:00
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.
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.
Saint Pierre group power duo Edina Hong and celebrity chef Emmanuel Stroobant scored a major victory with the opening of The French Kitchen. Not only did they poach long-time chef of The Raffles Grill Jean-Charles Dubois, they gave him his own restaurant to shine in. And shining he is.
People stream in here for French classics like the fabulous lobster bisque ($22), boeuf bourguignon ($38), beef prime rib with truffle and shallot sauce ($65 for two) and exquisitely French dishes you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere in Singapore like roasted pigeon with dried Bayonne ham ($45), and sweetbreads and mushrooms in puff pastry ($30). We had all the above, and more--the poached pear with Chantilly cream ($16) and the must-try warm chocolate fondant with banana ice cream ($16).
Accompanying all this is delectable wine and the most wonderful service this side of the equator. And if the la carte prices are too much, The French Kitchen has very reasonably priced set menus ($36 for a three-course lunch) and degustations ($88 for a six-course dinner). Consider how much more you'd pay at other restaurants of a similar high standard, this is good value. We definitely recommend coming here and making an occasion of it.
I have been a fan of Jean-Charles since his Raffles Grill days. It's no surprise I ended up as a fan when French Kitchen was opened a couple years ago. A big fan!
Excellent service coupled with a stylish ambience and to-die-for cuisine. The 3-course set lunch at $36++ is particularly a steal. Even the amuse bouch is often a delight.
Not being back for a couple of months, I decided to bring a client for lunch. I was craving for their lobster bisque, a signature dish. Its probably the best lobster bisque u can get in town. For main, we opted for the cod fish with artichoke puree, mussel cabbage and tomato confit. The cod fish was one of the best I had for a long while. The fish literally melts in ur mouth! The small tomato confit added a whole new dimension to the simple dish.
Just like I always choose the lobster bisque for my starter when I am here, I often also end up with the chocolate creme brulee for dessert. This is the another signature of the restaurant. The dark creamy chocolate creme brulee with homemade earl grey ice cream is an absolute delight! Not too sweet, rich but not heart clogging. Perfect!
Another must try here is their duck confit which is often featured in the set menu too. In fact, after having visited so many times, I never ever had food less than excellent! And the service is always a delight if a little too formal at times.
I cant wait to be back!
Thanks to that lovely person who introduced me here. I've been here many times eversince. The seats are not many, so it's best to make reservations.
Best to visit them during lunch time, it's most affordable @ just $36++ for a 3-course meal(I mean, that for a yummilicious french food?!?! it's a steal!). Do not expect many dishes in the menu coz there're always about 2-3 items for u to choose for your starters, mains & desserts.
For the food, pls pls, if u want to look like an expert & impress ur gf/bf/wife/husband/friends/clients, intro them the lobster bisque. It's the best lobster bisque ever! I wanted to slurp up the entire bowl! As for mains, I've tried their duck confit & mash cod fish. They are both divine! To end the course, nothing but their creme brulee. It just ends the meal really well. Don't try to act smart & order the other dessert, coz u'll end up wanting to eat ur fren's, which they'll never ever share with u, trust me!
Bon apeptit, people!