The dining scene in Singapore is getting vibrant with upscale fine dining steak house, Ruth's Chris opening its first restaurant in Southeast Asia on 13 August 2012. Ruth's Chris Steak House has over 130 restaurants over the world with its first Asia outlet in Taipei.
Located at Marina Mandarin Hotel, Ruth's Chris Steak House serves finest custom-aged USDA Prime and Australian Wagyu steaks. Ruth's Chris takes pride in proprietary cooking methods, the beef is broiled at 982 degree Celsius oven to sear in the natural flavour and served sizzling on 260 degree Celsius plate that keeps the steak hot and juicy to the very last bite.
Sizzlin' Blue Crab Cakes 4.8/5
The Sizzlin' Blue Crab Cakes ($35) was the largest jumbo size crab cakes I ever seen. The crab cakes came with huge chunk of fresh crab meats served on a hot sizzling plate of lemon butter. Simple and straight forward with excellent pairing that brought out the natural sweetness of the crab meat.
When the crab cakes were served, it came with a yellow parcel. It contains a half lemon so that it can filter the lemon seeds as we squeezed the lemon juice from it.
Ruth's Chop Salad 4/5
A Ruth's Chris original. Julienne iceberg lettuce, baby spinach and radicchio are tossed with red onions, mushrooms, green olives, bacon, eggs, hearts of palm, croutons, bleu cheese, lemon basil dressing and then topped with crispy onions. The Ruth's Chop Salad ($23) with the bleu cheese can be an acquire taste for some but for me it was delish cause I love cheese.
The succulent Ribeye Steak (12-ounce $85, 16-ounce $120) uses USDA Prime at its best, well marbled for peak flavour. The ribeye was medium rare served on a hot sizzling plate of butter. It was deliciously juicy.
Petite Filet 4.2/5
The Petite Filet (8-ounce $85) is the most tender cut of the corn-fed premium USDA beef. Like the ribeye it was served on a hot sizzling plate of butter. The beautiful piece of steak was not as succulent as the ribeye but was more tender and flavourful.
To go with your steak, Ruth's Chris Steak House offers quite an extensive sides on their menu. I got to try the Potatoes ($20) and Mushrooms ($20). For a side the portion is rather big. Among the two, my favourite was the mushrooms which were sauteed with butter. They were big, juicy and flavourful.
Most of us have tried New York cheesecake and I was eager to try the New Orleans Cheesecake ($25). The homemade cheesecake was moist and creamy served with fresh berries. I was quite shock to be served the whole cheesecake for one person portion. How could I finish it after the huge steak?
Ruth's Chris Steak House offers a friendly, warm and inviting fine dining atmosphere. Top rated beef served on hot sizzling plate of butter is their signature. Before cutting into the steak, the redolent of butter already tantalised the senses.
Thank you Chi Tran of MSL Singapore for the invitation.
Ruths Chris Steak House
Marina Mandarin Hotel
6 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 63369093
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line)
Daily: 1130am - 3pm, 530pm - 11pm
1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit B or D. Walk to Marina Mandarin Hotel. Journey time about 5 minutes.