Friday, March 30, 2012

Tony Roma's @ Suntec City

On days when you feel like you could do with a good pick-me-up, you know it's time to head over to where the meat and beer converge. Like Tony Roma's.

Like its close competitors Lawry's, Tony Roma's is no stranger to those who hunt for nothing but the best ribs in Singapore. While the restaurant packs to the brim with a diverse crowd of family get-togethers and birthday celebrations, it is relatively quieter during weekday lunch hour and thus easier to get a window seat overlooking the koi pond. Most importantly, weekday lunch sets never fail to pack good deals and huge discounts.

Half baby back ribs with BBQ baked beans and mash
And Tony Roma's signature ribs were as good as it gets; Boyfriend licked his plate clean of every morsel, save for the beans. The meat fell cleanly from the bone with a simple tug, and it wasn't difficult to judge how satisfying the dining experience was for him from his megawatt smile. Note to self - bring Boyfriend here again. Oh, and remember to grab a beer to go with it. Or two.

By now, someone out there has to be wondering: what would this pescetarian eat in a meat place?

Grilled salmon with sides of mash and coleslaw

Who said the meat place didn't know its fish? The selection of pescetarian-friendly mains might have been limited, but they were conjured with the same intention to pamper the taste buds. The fillet was crispy on the edges yet tender in the middle, and was topped with a tangy lemon-butter sauce. YUM. The sides were forgettable when you have such an impressive protagonist.

For the price tag, it's easy to turn away from splurging at Tony Roma's for a normal meal and opt for their cheaper counterpart Aston's Specialty just a few metres away. So we chose a really special occasion - our fourth anniversary, to be exact - to dine here.

Ambience: 5/5 (might differ during the weekend)
Food: 4.4/5
Price: $$-$$$
Service: Poor/Satisfactory/Good/Excellent

Eat where:
3 Temasek Boulevard
#B1-007 Suntec City Mall
Tel: 6337 9055

Recommended: Baby back ribs

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