Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Chop House (Vivo City) | ThumbsForFood

We happened to chance by the new Gastrobar, The Chop House situated in Vivo City. Feeling hungry and craving for some steak, we decided to give this new restaurant a try.

The Chop House is presented from the Wooloomooloo Group that are the brains behind the famed Wooloomooloo Steakhouse. The Chop House offers a casual dining concept that can be seen from it's full ceiling to floor windows and outdoor semi-waterfront dining area. 

You will be greeted with the wooden entrance and the signage of The Chop House. We were there on a Sunday night and we had thought that we could immediately be seated as there was no queue at the entrance. It was only when we were told by the waitress at the door that we had to wait for 20 minutes that we found out that they had a waiting list. Bent on eating some steak that night, we decided to wait. However, we were only seated about 40 minutes later as the waitress explained that they were facing service staff shortage as they were newly opened.

Entrance of The Chop House
We were told that indoor seatings were reserved and thus, we were ushered to the outdoor seatings facing the waterfront area of Vivo City. Thankfully, it was a breezy night and the night lights of the distant Sentosa added some mood to our dining ambience. 

Indoors and Semi Waterfront Dining Areas
As you can see from the menu below, The Chop House pride themselves for their burgers. We were recommended by the waitress to try the Patty Melt. We were not for burgers that night, thus, we gave it a miss. We would however, come back to try their burgers soon! They offer seafood grill, sausages and a range of steak and sides. We felt that the prices of food offered were quite reasonable, consistent with their goal of presenting a casual dining experience.

 The USDA Prime Rib Eye ($36) caught the eyes of Z. It was served with fried onion streaks, salad and some gravy to go with the steak. The steak was really delicious and done very well. The meat was juicy, flavorful and tender. When placed into the mouth, the meat was full-flavored and coats the palate perfectly. You don't have to dip the meat into the gravy as it has great flavor on its own.

USDA Prime Rib Eye (200g) 36
Australian Grass-fed Beef Tenderloin ($27) was tasty as well. The meat was moist, juicy with a slight chewy texture. We also liked the baked potato that complemented the steak was soft with buttery notes. The rocket salad provided a balance to the whole dish.

Australian Grass-Fed Beef Tenderloin (200g) 27
I chose the Berkshire Pork Chop ($32). It is difficult to find juicy and succulent pork chop cuts as they tend to be dry and hard. The pork chop in The Chop House was juicy but, the texture was still on the hard side. I would love it to be less tough. I like how the pork was marinated as it did not overpower the pork's own flavor. Like the steak, it came with streaks of fried onion, some salad and baked potato. I enjoyed the pork chop with the streaks of fried onion as I felt that it brought out a sweet flavor when eaten together.

Berkshire Pork Chop 32
Drinks wise, The Chop House offers a variety of beers such as Mata from New Zealand, Mac’s Great White Cloudy Wheat Beer, Pure Blonde Premium Lager, and Schneider Wiesse Tap 7. They have a self-serve beer tap where patrons can buy a stored value card and purchase fresh tap beers with it. Beers at happy hour range from $12. 

Overall, we felt that the steak did not disappoint and we felt that the prices of the food were reasonable. The ambience of The Chop House was great for drinks with friends over some sides and meat. One thing we felt that has room for improvement was their service. The service was slow and the waiting staff were not meticulous enough. Having said that, we would definitely return to try their burgers! 

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

The Chop House
1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-161-162 VivoCity
Singapore 098585

Mon-Thurs: 12pm to 11:00pm
Fri, Sat and Eve of Public Holidays:
12pm to 12am
Sun and Public Holidays:
11am to 11pm

+65 6376 9262

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