535 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000
Date visited: 31st August 2013
We met up with Chocolate Muffin, BB and a couple of her friends tonight for dinner. MerlinFan and I had wanted to try the City Grill Rooms for some time now, so what better time than tonight.
I made a booking the night before for four, but company turned out to be five and possibly six later. Now, the lady who greeted us at the door at first told us they could just fit an extra chair to the table rather than get us a bigger table, which was all right. The ambiance was pretty average I suppose - we were seated in the corner of one side of the restaurant. It was really noisy but it suited us fine with loud company.
BB took some time deciding on a red wine. Our waitress responded to the BB's barrage of questions and <ahem> "madness" well. She even let BB try one first before settling on The Signature wine from Yalumba.
At this point, we were told we could move onto a larger table for six, which was appreciated. Service although helpful and knowledgeable, wasn't the speediest - it took a while for our food orders to be taken. Having said that, it was a Saturday night and the place was filling quickly. Once our orders were put through though, food came pretty promptly.
We shared a Grilled Camembert with toasted ciabatta and zesty red onion jelly.
|Grilled camembert $13.50|
We shared an entree of Baby back pork ribs. You can get two ribs for $34, three for $48 or four for $58.
|Baby back pork ribs $58|
Now, everyone had steak in some shape or form (or cut) so I didn't bother taking photos of everyone's - they all looked pretty similar in dim lighting.
I had the Scotch 300g steak.
Mushroom sauce $4.50
Overall, prices are not cheap and service was a bit slow but I would return for a juicy steak and pork ribs, and I'm sure MerlinFan would return for the grilled camembert.
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