I tell you, I left RedBank Bar & Grill in a food coma.
That’s because it’s impossible not to over-order and over-eat when quality good ol’ American fare at pocket friendly prices is part of the deal! Located at the newly renovated Claymore Connect, RedBank Bar & Grill took over the space of what was previously Tony Roma’s and comes equipped with a life-size screen to telecast major sporting events.
Contrary to American cooking stereotypes, the focus is on the food, not the sauces. There is no need for special flavouring as the ingredients speak for themselves. The tuna tartare is the perfect example – fresh chopped tuna lightly tossed with a citrusy dressing, so refreshing!
Tuna Tartare ($20++)
tuna, shallots, herbs, lemon, olive oil
Rooted to traditional recipes and cooking methods that have been passed down through generations, the menu features many East Coast favourites such as Maryland soft shell crab, Virginia-style crab cake and the less common fried oyster biscuit. All three are delicious and I’d order these again in a heartbeat!
Maryland Soft Shell Crab ($18++)
with old bay seasoning
Virginia-Style Crab Cake ($18++)
crab, mayo, lemon
Virginia-Style Oyster Biscuit ($18++)
large oysters, butter milk biscuit
“Salad” sounds light and healthy but at RedBank, the cobb salad is one hearty dish that will satisfy both carnivores and ladies with a small appetite ha. Generous ingredients threaten to overflow the bowl!
Brown Derby Cobb Salad ($22++)
iceberg, avocado, egg, bacon, cheese, chicken
French Onion Soup ($15++)
fresh onions, cheese gratin
Typical American side orders like mac & cheese and home-style coleslaw are available but the hush puppies are the most interesting! These are nicely spiced handmade cornmeal fritters which taste somewhat like our Chinese “ham chim peng” (fried bread).
Hush Puppy ($12++)
cornmeal, onions, red pepper
Dishes from the restaurant’s Josper charcoal grill are featured prominently on the menu, bringing the typical American backyard grill experience indoors. The traditional outdoor barbecue flavor is imparted to many of its items like the large U.S. steaks (ribeye is huge and most value-for-money!), ribs and seafood.
Mixed Seafood Grill ($33++)
prawn, salmon, seabass, tuna
As if the serving is not big enough, each grilled meat comes with a side of fries while the seafood and poultry mains come with rice pilaf or fries.
Grilled Whole Seabass ($33++)
Grilled Deviled Chicken ($28++)
taragon, pepper, white wine reduction
Rib Eye ($45++)
We were full but no way were we going to leave without desserts, especially when the tempting hand-crafted creations include NY cheesecake with speculoos base (the unanimous favourite, even for myself who’s not a cheesecake fan!), classic lemon pie (so sour, I love it!), chocolate chip tiramisu and creme brulee.
New York Cheesecake ($12++)
Lemon Pie ($12++)
Creme Brulee ($12++)
My thanks to Melody for hosting dinner!
RedBank Bar & Grill
#01-02 Claymore Connect
442 Orchard Road
+65 6694 5376