I have been putting this post off for almost a month because I did not have a very good experience at the restaurant. It was my first and only time being disappointed at a mid to high-end steakhouse. And it shows how much it fell short of that we did not even stay for dessert.
It was meant to be a birthday celebration for me by my family. I was actually looking forward to the dining experience there because Wooloomooloo Steakhouse was fully booked for Restaurant Week even before it was opened to the public, which I took to be an indicator that the food was exceptional.
After placing our orders, we were given this bread that Dad and sis unanimously said could not compare to Morton’s.
Since mum and sis did not have an appetite that day, so both of them ordered salads.
Mum ordered the Wooloomooloo Salad ($32). Char-grilled fillet mignon, romaine, baby spinach, button mushroom, heart of palm and cherry tomatoes tossed with mustard vinaigrette and truffle oil. Huge serving and mum’s only complaint was that there was not enough variety in the greens.
Sis had the Wooloomooloo Tuna Nicoise ($30). Tuna steak, young potato, olive tapenade, French bean, hard-boiled egg, tomato and mixed of greens tossed with mustard vinaigrette dressing. Pretty presentation and tuna was seared perfectly.
While the salads were delightful, both of them said they would rather have their salads at Cedele which they feel is tastier and cheaper.
Dad and I had a side of caesar salad and mashed potatoes for sharing.
Featuring dad’s Australian Black Angus Beef rib-eye, 12 ounce ($68). 150-day grain fed, four weeks wet aged from Beef City Farms, Toowoomba, Queensland. Cut was good, but doneness was not exactly right, it was more rare than medium rare.
All steaks are served with their four sauces: au jus, peppercorn, mushroom and red wine. I personally loved the peppercorn and au jus the most.
Here is my Australian Angus Beef fillet mignon, centrecut, 10-ounce ($62). Grass-fed from Homestead Beef, Warrnambool, Victoria. I must say this is the most generous fillet mignon I have ever had! I have always equated the fillet mignon to a dainty cut and this one was large! However, the meat was neither tender nor succulent.
Honestly, if the price range was not so high, I would not be that upset. However, since we paid dearly for the experience, I expected the meal to match up to the cost. If you are looking for a good steak, I would recommend Les Bouchons Rive Gauche for mid-range and Cut by Wolfgang Puck for an excellent high-end dining experience.
2 Stamford Road
Level 3 Swissotel The Stamford
Tel: 6338 0261
Opens Monday to Friday 1200 – 1430 hrs & 1830 – 2300 hrs.
Saturday to Sunday 1130 – 1430 hrs & 1830 to 2300 hrs.