Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Les Bouchons Restaurant, Ann Siang Road

Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Vigneron Butter

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 sure looked good at the neighboring table.


LiquidShaDow said...

I've tried the cote de boeuf more than a year back. It's not too bad I guess if you feel like having meat, but it probably wouldn't be close to the really good meats that you can have around here. It definitely wasn't very juicy.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of their steak frites, having discovered this place a couple of years back. If you are ever in NYC though, try the burgers at the Shake Shack (, I had them recently and thought they were better than In-and-Out (which I already like alot)