February 13th, 2016. I went to Somerset Grand Citra to attending Ruth’s Chris Steak House pre-opening VIP lunch with fellow foodies. It was very easy to find the place because the night before the invitation came, I accidentally saw the sign “Ruth’s Chris Steak House” in front of Somerset, and I wondered, “Hmm.. new place.. hmm..” And the day after, voila, the invitation came up.
Since 1965, founder Ruth Fertel’s original vision for a neighbourhood steakhouse in New Orleans has extended well beyond its shores. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the upscale fine-dining steakhouse is opening its first restaurant on February 13, 2016. This marks the tenth restaurant in Asia, alongside world-class destinations including Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Taiwan.
Located in South Jakarta area, in the ground floor of Somerset Grand Citra Apartment, Ruth’s Chris Steak House features the fines custom-aged U.S. Prime Beef which is famous for its exceptional meat quality and excellent marbling. Each steak is served on a plate heated to 260-degree Celcius to ensure the steak stays “sizzling” hot. To fully savour the quality of its steak, no sauce is added.
Well, before I talk about the steak, let me show you around the venue. It’s definitely a welcoming fine-dining with great hospitality that hard to find these days. I couldn’t stop capturing the place because it’s super splendiferous. When you stepped inside the place, there will be a receptionist inside and ready to escort you to your seat. You will see a bar and VIP rooms before you arrive in main dining area. The interior is so elegant with classy lightings and luxurious windows around the seating area. Classic.
We were seated in private room that was very fancy. It’s actually two private rooms with two doors. It depends on the needs. You can use 1 room or 2 rooms, they will adjust it for you. They prepared long table with cute cow (toy for stress people) and Mardi Gras beads. So fun.
It looked hard and dry but it was really soft and delicious. Love it. Addicting, actually. 😀
Sizzlin’ Blue Crab Cakes 230k
Two jumbo lump crab cakes with sizzling lemon butter.
Love it before I squeezed the lemon. Even better after the lemon-squeezing. This crab cake was different from any other crab cakes I’ve ever tried. They need no flour to cover the crab chunks. You will experience pure crab cake heaven. The beautiful lemon enhanced the savoury taste of the crab cake. Perfectly scrumptious.
Barbecued Shrimp 190k
Large shrimp sautéed New Orleans-style in reduced white wine, butter, garlic and spices.
OMG! This is so much better than the crab cakes. #ShrimpTeam woohoo.. The shrimp was very juice and fresh. But tell you the truth, I love the sauce. Yup, the sauce was the one that stealing my heart, right after the first sip. Remember the complimentary bread? I finished it by cleaning this plate LOL.
SALADS AND SOUPS
Ruth’s Chop Salad 140k
A Ruth’s Chris original. Julienne iceberg lettuce, baby spinach and radicchio are tossed with red onions, mushrooms, green olives, beef bacon, eggs, hearts of palm, croutons, bleu cheese, lemon basil dressing and then topped with crispy onions.
I didn’t order this one because I didn’t really trust salad. LOL. But after tried a spoonful, I said to myself, “It’s one hell of a salad!” It was flavourful with different style of salad. Beautiful presentation, of course. When I saw the salad, I thought, “Why I order the soup? Why!!!”
Lobster Bisque 160k
Yeah, it took only a second for me to arrange the cows near the lobster bisque. Funny picture, right? LOL. Ok back to the lobster bisque. It tasted very creamy and rich. A little bit bitter, I guess. So, yeah, not really my favourite.
Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish.
Ruth’s Chris specializes in the finest custom-aged Midwestern beef. We broil it exactly the way you like it at 1800°F (980°C) to lock in the corn-fed flavour. Then we serve your steak sizzzzzling on a 500°F (260°C) plate so that it stays hot throughout your meal.
Petite Filet 570k
A smaller, but equally tender USDA filet. 8-ounce (230 grams)
I chose Medium Rare. And yes, it was worth it!! As you can see my photos below, it’s still red. And as you read above, yes, it’s so hot!!! The meat was tender and juicy. Definitely one of the best steak I’ve ever had. Like I wrote before, they used no sauce. But it was surely delicious without any blackpepper or mushroom or barbecue sauce. When everybody ate this petite filet, there’s no other sound except “hmm” or “woooow” or “omaigattt” or just a sigh with steakgasm sound. LOL. Definitely must-try steak!
With a hint of roasted garlic.
It was so mushy so tender so addicting.
Sautéed Mushrooms 120k
French Fried Onion Rings 120k
Fresh Asparagus with Hollandaise 140k
Creamy homemade cheesecake served with fresh berries.
Cheesecake will always be my last choice. But, when you cover it with delicious crust.. Bring it on!! Well, the cheesecake and the sour cream weren’t my favourite. So yeah I won’t judge you if you take those creamy and soft cheesecake from me, but please leave the crust alone! But it’s so true that this cheesecake was giving a new perception in my mind. And I wouldn’t be surprised if people will come back only for experiencing cheesecakegasm. Yeah, I experienced more-gasm here, since the steakgasm until the cheesecakegasm. LOL.
To be here with fellow foodies for pre-opening VIP lunch was truly a privilege for me. Thank you so much Ruth’s Chris Steak House for inviting me and giving me a chance to try your food before others do. Congratulations on the opening. Really hope for the best.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Somerset Grand Citra Apartment
Jl. Prof. DR. Satrio Kav. 1
Kuningan, Jakarta 12940