Grand Hyatt Steakhouse・君悅扒房
Date of review: September 13, 2016 | Reviewed by: Esther Wong
First-time visitors to Grand Hyatt Steakhouse may initially be taken aback by the interior layout of the restaurant, but after learning that it was formally a nightclub, the history of the space adds an air of playfulness to the dining experience. Plush velvet curtains hang from the walls, which add a touch of colour to contrast against the dark woods and heavy leather chairs. Seating is comfortably spaced, with plenty of room between different parties. Lighting is kept dim, with a soft soundtrack of easy tunes playing overhead.
Diners at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse will find many steakhouse classics on offer here, including fresh oysters, steak tartar, and prawn cocktail. Portions are extremely generous, with many dishes offering enough to satisfy the appetite of two diners. For starters, the seared Maryland crab cakes are light and offer a hearty portion of the crustacean. The dish is paired with a small green salad, which helps to balance out the entire dish. Steak is the focus for mains here, with many menu items designed specifically for sharing. The dry-aged US tomahawk rib-eye chop for two arrives with a delicately crisp exterior, which gives way to beautifully tender and juicy meat within that is cooked to our requested doneness. A selection of six mustards are available to accompany the steak, including the homemade truffle mustard. A side order of sweet potato fries provides a bite and contrasting texture to the meat. For dessert, the apple crumble arrives fresh from the oven, with a good fruit to crumble combination.
There is a comprehensive selection of wines from both old and new worlds available here. As this is a steakhouse, it comes as no surprise that there is a slight favouritism towards red wines, although a decent variety of white wines are also available. Wines by the glass start at around HK$120 each.
Service is kept professional and friendly, with servers display a clear knowledge of all menu offerings. However, due to the layout of the restaurant, we found it difficult at times to get the attention of a server.
For a high-end hotel steakhouse, prices are what you would expect. A filling dinner for two including a glass of wine each comes to approximately HK$2,500.