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Friday, August 26, 2011

Food: San Francisco Steakhouse @ Tropicana City Mall

Update 2/4/2012: Unfortunately, San Francisco Steakhouse is no long open at Tropicana City Mall

San Francisco Steakhouse was one of the earliest places I can remember (after Victoria Station and The Ship) that my family would think about for steak, growing up. Of course, the F&B scene has evolved so much in the past 10 years or so, that now for me, San Francisco is often more associated with coffee instead of steak.

Since Tropicana City Mall opened, there's now a San Francisco Steakhouse closer to home, and when we saw a Mydeal group deal for it, we thought, why not give it a go?

We finally made reservations for a weekday, and made our way there after work. At about 8pm, the place was about two-thirds occupied, which is great news for them.

We started off with the Soup of the Day (RM 7.90). I'm couldn't really figure out what it was, a cross between chicken and mushroom, perhaps? The taste wasn't strong enough, and was neither here nor there, with no bits in the soup either.

The soup came served with french loaf slices and garlic butter. The french loaf slices were warm, but untoasted (which Adam didn't like) and I enjoyed the garlic butter very much; freshly chopped garlic well mixed into in a blob of creamy butter.

I chose the BBQ Apple Beef Ribs (originally RM 49.90 for a half slab) on a bed of fries. These beef ribs were certainly bigger ones as compared to Tony Roma's, but not superior taste-wise. The sauce coating the ribs was nicely sweet, yet no hint of apple. The meat was tender, but surprisingly very fatty for ribs, and toward the end as it cooled down, I soon realized it was just too oily to finish. 

Adam had the Rib Eye Steak (originally RM 51.90). The steak was a little below expectations; it tasted good and being done medium, retained the original tenderness of the meat, but it was also a little too thin and again, contained quite a lot of fat, which didn't leave Adam with much meat. If you ask me, there are certainly better places for steak.

For our dessert, we chose the Coit Tower Cookie Sundae (RM 14.90) which was homemade chocolate chip cookie topped with 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream. The cookie was warm and chewy in the beginning (similar to cookies from Subway, if there are any Subway regulars reading), but hardened towards the end, presumably from all the chill from the ice cream. It because hard to cut through even though I tried to let the ice cream melt into it to soften it up. Adam loved it though, due to the generosity with the ice cream. :p

We weren't entirely pleased with the food as you can tell, but we did see the rest of the crowd dining happily away. Maybe we were ordering the wrong items off of the menu, but for a steakhouse, we do think they need to step it up with the rib-eye. All in all it was a nice visit, although it remains to be seen if we will venture back for another foray there.

San Francisco Steakhouse
Lot G-40, Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall,
No. 3, Jalan SS20/27,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7728 8010
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am-10pm

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