Les Bouchons Restaurant, Ann Siang Road
Man, I wish I had known about this place earlier (7 Ann Siang Road, 6423-0737). It was pretty cool: a little unpretentious French place specializing in steak frites, and not much more. All they had was a one-sided menu centered around a selection of meat dishes, most of which were uniformly priced at S$30.80 (US$22) complete with a salad and unlimited servings of fries.
I opted for the ribeye, which looked whimpy-thin but went into my belly rather easily, especially with that butter on top fueling the taste. The melted butter went conveniently with my fries too, which were done - to my surprise - in that fresh and spongy In-N-Out Burger style, albeit seasoned and cut more thickly. A selection of sauces sat on the side should you so desire, including mustard, horseradish, and Bearnaise.
OK, they did have a few starters and desserts on the menu. I grabbed an order of escargot, mainly because I had heard that this place was related to L'Angelus around the corner, and I had very fond memories of those crouton-topped snails there. So I was a bit bummed to find they put them all into a small iron pan here instead.
But I'm not complaining. I loved how simple and unpretentious everything was here, and will gladly return. I can only wonder if that two-person cote de boeuf is worth coming for or not...it sure looked good at the neighboring table.