Saw Ruth’s Chris Steak House for the first time when visiting Meritus Mandarin back in Singapore and all I could think of that time was how classic this steak house must be. Well, it can be seen clearly from the formality that you might often observe from fine-dining establishments and that’s the impression I got during my first encounter back then.
More than a year later, Ruth’s Chris arrives in Jakarta and located in one of the busiest spots of the city. Residing in one intimate corner of Somerset Apartment, next to Lotte Shopping Avenue; Ruth’s Chris is ready to take over the “steakdom” of the metropolis.
Clad with the sophistication of speakeasy feel, a blast from the past, but also homey at the same time; Ruth’s Chris introduces the classic southern hospitality of The States in the menu.
SIZZLIN’ BLUE CRAB CAKES
As the proponent of the use of sizzling hot plates, Ruth’s Chris’ signature appetizer is the rich and satisfying blue crab cakes that goes really well with the butter sauce and to be paired with the bread. This is a must try for both classic American and seafood lovers.
This is probably the best stuff I ever had for a long time and it came from these marvelous juicy shrimps and paired with the New Orleans-style butter sauce – both garlicky and herb-y. I seriously went off for the rampage with this beautiful dish.
RUTH’S CHOP SALAD & LOBSTER BISQUE
The chop salad boasts over the use of 15 ingredients and finely plated, packed with freshness and flavors. Meanwhile, the lobster bisque emphasizes the use of pumpkin, generous use of lobster, but tastes subtle at the same time – unlike many other versions of seafood bisque which was very sharp and numbing. However, I still personally prefer the chop salad.
Despite of the name, the premium USDA beef was portioned 230 grams! Went with the medium rare and it was perfectly executed. Let me say this once again, perfectly executed!
Again, the sizzling hot plate sealed the day as the MVP with its ability to further grill the steak a bit until the outer texture reached my liking. It’s no fuss and no frills with Ruth’s Chris’ steaks as they will always serve it only seasoned with basic salt and peppers and butter sauce. They won’t even recommend to combine the steak with black pepper sauce or other kinds for instance. They have it in the menu though if you wish to order.
Of course there were complements such as the mashed potato, asparagus, sauteed mushrooms, and Hollandaise sauce but I like my steak naked and bold!
CHEESECAKE WITH FRESH BERRIES
Unlike the usual cheese cake that we found in dessert shops, Ruth’s Chris’ version has the outer crust to seal the secret cheese-y and creamy goodness inside. It felt classic, beautiful, delicious, and also friendly for your palate. It’s flavorful but did not feel punishing to your stomach and senses at all. Nothing could go wrong from a good cheese cake as the end of a great adventure in a fine restaurant like this.
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
Some menu are suitable for vegetarians
Somerset Grand Citra, GF
Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio, Jakarta – Indonesia
Daily, 12pm – 3pm (lunch), 5.30pm – 11pm (dinner)