It was Lun’s birthday so I thought we would go somewhere we don’t normally go. Located on Hornby Street, Hy’s Encore Steakhouse doesn’t exactly have the look for a restaurant – at least not on the outside. The first time I encountered it, I thought it was a church or something. Little did I know it was a steakhouse and quite spacious inside.
Right when we walked in, I immediately felt kind of out of place. It had very much the same feel as Gotham – a “not-your-everyday-food” kind of feel. But I digress… I was very surprise to see almost a full house inside the restaurant. That’s interesting~
While we were staring at the menu, trying to decide what to order, our server offered his knowledge on the steaks and made his recommendations. He also took the opportunity to show us the grill which illustrated the different portion of the different steaks.
|Cheese Toast for Two|
I’ve heard many people saying about this famous item and our server also recommended it. When I suggest ordering this as our appy, I got a doubtful look from both Greeny and Lun. I could completely understand why because I was skeptical about it as well. Yet it was quite surprisingly good – our order wasn’t overly greasy. The cheese toast had a very sophisticated depth; it wasn’t just cheddar, I heard there was a couple more different cheese coupled with it. The toast was very soft that you felt it just melted in your mouth. It was a “wow” reaction despite its price.
|Bone-In Rib Steak|
|Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee|
Price aside, I thought the experience was quite pleasant and we were well-served. The porterhouse is appropriate for occasions where you want to treat yourself for something good and fulfilling. But both Greeny and I actually like the bone-in rib steak more. Different personal taste~ Also, I thought the potato on the side was a very nice touch. This is a place you may want to consider for special occasions or a romantic dinner with your special someone.