Les Brasseries

A new offering on Club Street, this French restaurant that specializes in meat has moved into the space formerly occupied by successful Italian Gaetano’s and the odd Brazilian‑Japanese‑European restaurant Mozzaic that came and went. It has set itself up beautifully, with an elegant dining room that opens onto the quiet Mohamed Ali Lane. When we were there, the staff were very prompt, clued‑in and on the ball. In fact, this may be one of the few restaurants in Singapore where the service is better than the food. Unfortunately, while the menu sounded excellent—with extensive meat choices, mains and appetizers—the food was not very impressive. Our lunch sets comprised starters of salmon gravlax and a vine tomato salad that were both mediocre, as were our mains of steaks. We ordered our steaks “blue” and medium rare and both were overcooked and bland—disappointing as steaks are the house specialty. The dessert of chestnut cream with ice‑cream was the best of the meal. If Les Brasseries wants to join the legion of successful restaurants on trendy Club Street, it needs to up its game.