Serious Steaks: A reliable spot above the crowds of Tsim Sha Tsui, Stables Grill serves up an edited surf ‘n’ turf menu in its charming, heritage setting.
Look & Feel: It’s hard to argue with the surrounds at Stables Grill. As you might have guessed, the chic restaurant has been built into the former horse stables of the Marine Police Headquarters, which dates back to 1881. The antique wooden stable doors, which open to a peaceful alfresco space, are actually the preserved originals.
On the Menu: Dig into an international menu here that zeros in on char-grilled steak and seafood. There are a few crowdpleasers as well, like the summery gazpacho, lobster linguini and whole rack of lamb.
Jeng: If you like steak… then you will like Stables. The USDA prime sirloin ($328-656) was a favorite: the lean cut comes out perfectly grilled and accompanied by a huge head of black garlic. We also love the by-the-grape wine flights ($150), which enable you to sample a trio of pinot noirs, champagnes or syrahs.
Not so Jeng: We have been let down by the desserts here on several occasions. Our advice? Just skip the sweets and order another steak.
Service: All good — aside from remembering to fill up water glasses. Some of us are thirsty for wine and water!
Great For: Date nights, alfresco dining, wine.
FYI: After dinner, sneak upstairs to Whisky@Stables for a nightcap.
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