When we walked in for lunch, we went waaaahhh, so atas. Beautifully decorated in dark wood and leather, a very classy and classic steakhouse. But the service was atrocious. Ms Atas asked for a glass of wine and the waiter asked, “Do you want red or white?”
“Do we have a choice?” Ms Atas said.
At this point, the waiter should have brought us the wine menu. Instead, he said this word very slowly, “Yesss.” Pregnant pause. And then he repeated slowly in an impatient tone, “Red or white?” as if we were idiots.
Why couldn’t he just bring us the wine menu?! Why did he have to so condescending?
Mac & Cheese, side dish for the steak.
For lunch, a 2-course set lunch costs about $30, and a 3-course costs very slightly more. But there was only one starter available (an tomato soup that day) and only one dessert (a respectable carrot cake). So Ms Atas and I didn’t see a point of ordering a 3-course meal. We ordered a 2-course meal each, sharing the starter and dessert.
The tomato soup and carrot cake were ok but the steaks were terrible. Both the ribeye (above) and striploin (below) were cold and stringy and tough. The striploin was strangely, slightly tastier.
After hearing rave reviews, this was disappointing. Including a glass of expensive red wine at $24, we paid $102 for two for set lunch. There are other places that are cheaper and serve better food in Orchard. The unpleasant service colored our taste for the food. This won’t make it to our top 5 favorite steakhouses in Singapore.
96 Somerset Road #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore 238163
T: 6238 0054
Rating: 2.878/5 stars
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.