After much hemming and hawing, I've decided to give Otis a 5 because of their impeccable service. The 3 course meal is expensive, but they make up for this with large sides. I had a chef's appetiser, entree, wagyu main ( plus a salad and 2 potato dishes) and dessert for $90.
Food: I would give it a 4/5, because it's traditional European style cooking. Although the food was good, it's just not my thing. For example, the scallop entree came with a thick creamy sauce at the bottom. It was nice tasting and filling, but just not what I prefer. The scallops themselves were big and juicy and perfectly cooked, the apple puree on top was equally nice. The ubiquitous puffed rice seen at all restaurants made another appearance in this dish.
The salmon sashimi dish was probably the most favourite of mine. A pretty dish with a large number of ingredients (salmon, caviar, daikon, segmented citrus, carrot purée, white sauce, green sauce, microherbs. The devil's in the details, for example the carrot purée had a hint of fresh ginger.
The crème caramel was exquisite, it was very soft and silky. It came with a whiskey topping, which made it taste rather burnt. A nice hint of smokiness is good, this was too much for me as I'm not a whiskey person. I tasted it the next day and the alcohol must have evaporated, which made it much more pleasant. ( Yes they give takeaway!).
The pepper steak itself was amazing!! Tender, juicy, beautiful topping. The sauce was normal gravy mixed with marmite. Remember Bovril? Me neither. They were a bit heavy handed with a big salty pool on the plate. I can see other pics of their signature dish which contain less sauce, and a lighter colour too. So maybe mine was overly saucy.
Final thoughts: Our waitress was very lovely and patiently explained the menu. The chef tried to accommodate our special dietary wishes as much as possible. They could do with wiping down the placemats between main and dessert. The bathroom also needs a complete reno. Although it's a two hatted restaurant, there's a shortfall when you compare it to other two hatted places. ( Unfortunately the only other 2 hatted place I can think of is Aubergine). Can recommend for a special occasion or if you're a foodie. If you like meat, spuds and butter but bougee, this is the place for you. See less
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