City Grill Room
535 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Phone: (03) 9602 2228
Service: 7.5/10 (managed to get everyone’s order right!)
It was my manager’s farewell dinner. Initially, we wanted to have it at Butcher’s Grill but we were told that they are not able to cater to so many people on a Friday night. After searching through numerous steakhouses in CBD, we managed to secure a sitting for 20 people at City Grill Room!
It had a very simple layout and racks and racks of red wines around the restaurant. We started with several entrees, the first dish was Grilled Camembert: aged King Island Camembert char-grilled then served with Cranberry jelly. The cheese was creamy and soft, I reckon it will go very well with a piece of Baguette.
As for main, I ordered CAAB Angus Eye Fillet with fries and mushroom sauce! I had the steak done medium rare but the first few slices were technically not medium rare, more of like medium to medium well. (I know it’s disappointing heh!) But I must say that the beef was soft and tender. The moment you put you knife on it, it glided down ‘on its own’. I really wish that they serve mashed potatoes instead of either fries or baked potatoes. The fries were too dry and the mushroom sauce was a tad runny and salty! Did not like it. The sauce at Hurricane was much better.