New York 2014 – Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Not too long ago, Ruth’s Chris Steak House opened its doors in Singapore at Marina Mandarin Hotel, a famous 5 Star Hotel. This steak house is in the same league as Morton’s, which in Singapore is typically viewed to be one of those restaurants reserved for important occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. Even though the food is, no doubt, of good standards, in my opinion it is severely overpriced especially if you see how much it costs in USA where it originated. I made it a point to have steak at such steak house at least once for this trip. (But actually I wish I could have more!)

 

The price of the 2 ½ course lunch is only USD$28.95 (SGD$36). This price in non-existent in Singapore for a restaurant of such league!

 

Lobster Bisque

I love lobster bisque and was delighted to find it as an option for the set lunch. It was a no brainer to take this as my first course even though I was interested in the steak salad and grilled shrimps too. If only I could have more lunches in New York City..

10oz Prime Ribeye

The choice of main course was even more obvious. This is a steak house and I’m here precisely for the steak! The 10oz size is about 250g and that’s bigger than average for Singaporean portions. The second option on the menu was a smaller 6oz Petit Fillet with Shrimp and to be honest I only just noticed that right now, while doing this post. (But I would have gone with the ribeye anyway because I like my steaks to be fatty).

I ordered mine medium rare and the doneness was perfect. The USDA beef was juicy and flavourful and nothing short of expectations. It comes with a side dish and I picked the sautéed mushrooms. I remembered that Morton’s in Singapore actually charged extra for sides like this.

The dessert was a small piece of chocolate bark and I was glad that it was small because I was too full to enjoy dessert.

Overall the portion was way too big for our Asian appetite and I think 2 sets are good to share among 3. We had our leftover packed to go as suggested.

 

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