Hubby had a craving for steak and he had been reading rave reviews on Les Bouchons, so off we went to Ann Siang Road (of course we had to make reservations first because apparently this is a very popular place)!
Les Bouchons was actually opposite Lolla (which we went with G and friend the last time), and reviews were full of praise on the steak-frites (steak and fries). This chain of French restaurants started in 1998 and there are now 5 of them along Club Street, each serving a slightly different clientele with their different offerings, and some more in Robertson Quay.
The place is quite small, with only 6 tables or so inside and a couple more alfresco tables. Interior deco has an European-like with heavy chairs, wooden tables and oil paintings. Lighting was not excessively bright but rather soothing and comfy to make dining a cozy affair.
We ordered a Grilled Rib Eye Steak with “Vigneron” Butter ($38.80) and a Grilled Sirloin Steak With Herbs ($38.80). Both were served with salad & free flow of home made French fries.
The salad came in quite a huge bowl and we were also served a bowl of bread while we waited for our steaks.
But the bread was so hard!
Hubby had a hard time cutting and chewing them, but he managed to finish them because he didn’t want to waste food.
The salad was very fresh though, and there were walnut pieces which added the very crunchy texture to the greens.
We ordered our steaks to be medium rare. When it arrived on our table, and I cut it opened, I saw the middle to be bloody red. I asked the waiter and he affirmed that it was medium rare. 😦 It seemed like I have no fate with not-bloody-yet-tender steaks…
Hubby enjoyed his steak very much but we both agreed this was not going to be our best steak… Now where is that Morton’s voucher??