Friday, December 24, 2010


This is an invited tasting and personally we are glad to accept it. In normal circumstances, we wouldn't have visit French bistros on our own accord as we fear for our pockets.

A newcomer at Duxton Hill, L'Entrecôte is a single main course bistro that brings in the L'Entrecôte's signature Steak Frites. Apparently this is a Parisian gastronomic concept first established some eighty years ago and Singaporeans are privilleged to enjoy this imported time-tested recipe, brought in by two accomplished restaurateurs, Olivier and Loic and rest assured this is the same recipe as the one found in London and Paris.

Apart from the one main course concept, the other unique factor of L’Entrecote is that they do not take reservations, so if one arrives at L’Entrecote and that there is no table free at that time, they have a great seating area outside to allow one to enjoy a glass of wine whilst waiting.


The elongated bistro may appear to be cramp and lack privacy as the tables are placed very close to each other but upon taking a sip of a complimentary glass of Kir, a refreshing white wine lightly sweetened with blackcurrant liquor, one will naturally unwind.

High ceiling of L’Entrecote

From the vintage mirrors lining the walls to the wooden banquets and the unique paper tablemats from France, the set-up is designed to mimic a traditional French bistro. In addition, the key highlight of this place lies in a light well near the end of the bistro, which is simply captivating, be it during the day or night.

Steak Fries

The only main course offered in this place is none other the legendary Parisian steak and fries. We were sold by the combination of the slight tangy sauce, fries, the salad (served with mustard dressing and walnuts) and the complimentary glass of Kir.

The entrecôte steak is doled out in two servings with the second kept warm on burners. The refill of fries are served hot too. The highlight of the entire steak lies in the secret sauce, poured generously over the trimmed and tender slices of steak.

Vacherin du Bistro

Other than the single main course offered, L'Entrecôte also features a range of entrées and a 15-strong dessert menu. We took Chef Olivier's recommendation; and Vacherin du Bistrot, a delightful combination of meringue, vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce, deserves a thumb ups for the melt-in-your-mouth meringue and the hot chocolate sauce neutralizing the sweetness splendidly.

We have never expect ourselves to enjoy this place so much. For such a huge serving, the pricing of the steak and desserts is reasonable. Moreover, friendly staff and its fantastic ambience sums it all up. Sure glad to know about this place and one can be very sure we will come back again.

Many thanks to David from ATE consulting for the invitation and due to the lighting and space constrain, the photos posted on this blog were provided by L'Entrecôte.

L’Entrecôte – The Steak and Fries Bistro
36 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089614
Tel: 6238 5700

Operating hours
Noon to 10:30pm (Mon to Fri)
6pm to 11pm (Sat and P.H)
Closed on Sundays


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