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“Hearty American fare”

Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill
Ranked #976 of 11,172 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Reviewed March 14, 2014

A classic American-style restaurant set in dark wood and vintage lights, fixtures and posters, Dan Ryans Chicago Grill emits a hearty, open and relaxed ambience that instantly makes the diners feel right at home. There is also a bar where one could enjoy a drink or two before meals commencement; or after-dinner drinks as well.

Seated comfortably in a booth, we had a hard time deciding if we should go for the enticing set lunch, or order from the Brunch or A la Carte menu. Everything looked good, and we were ravenous. We finally made up our minds, and decided to keep the orders to a minimal because they stated there in bold that they "Serve American Portions"... ahhhh, a kind reminder to smaller-eaters to please not over-order and waste food.

The main courses were served before we finished our basket of bread and soup - something that left us somewhat perplexed as the current items already took up most space on the table. In fact, the overall service was slow and the wait staff often tended to overlook guests trying to get their attention.

We had the Rib-Eye Steak with medium doneness. The steak was succulent - tender and lean with very slight hints of fats that added to the crispy chewiness of the meat. The taste itself was superb, flaunting its red-wine marinated flavor in a subtle overture. We also tried putting tiny speckles of salt (the dish came with two types of salt on the side) onto the steak, and this brought it to another level of deliciouness entirely - not too much, just a few tiny grains please. In fact, even the seasonal vegetables and fries served with the steak tasted great as well, especially the thin, crispy fries.

Our Fisherman's Platter basically consisted of three types of fried seafood - cod fish fillet, squid and shrimps (yes, the menu stated "scallops" but we did not detect it in the platter). Nonetheless, it was tasty and not greasy. Edison* thought the cod fish fillet was a little dry, but the overall review was good. The coleslaw was refreshing with a strong tinge of onions, and the lovely thing is the minimal use of mayonnaise as dressing. This gives the coleslaw a light, crispy sweet flavor instead of being mayo-polized.

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Whilst I did have the option of not going once they told me that their ovens were on the blink, I could still order cold food. I choose to stay and the food was lovely.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Eleven of us visited the restaurant one evening. We were accomodated quickly and the order taken quite promptly. The staff were helpful and service was pretty good considering preparing food for 11 at a moment's notice, most plates were cleaned off. As it's Singapore the beer/wine seemed quite expensive, but all in all it is a thumbs up.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Have Lunch at Dan Ryan Singapore and was very disappointed that I was at the verge asking for my money back
* The Chowder Soup had a texture of a custard- very thick and heavy
* The Caesar Salad did not have beacon bits, sprinkle of parmesan cheese and very little dressing
* The M/R Scotch steak was tough and not even Medium
* When I ordered coffee- they served percolated coffee

That sums up the class of meal standard

Choo Loot

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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Having always drive past this place, we finally decided to give it a try during New Year's Eve. Situated just slightly outside of the Orchard Road shopping belt, it is definitely easy to get here. Despite the close proximity to the Orchard area, the place is surprisingly not packed, considering that the food is pretty decent and reasonably priced. Initially we were a little worried about portion size, as the menu says 'Warning, American portions' but turns out it was manageable. We tried the chowder which was really hearty. We also tried the buffalo wings and onion rings, pretty good as well. For mains, everyone in the party chose a fish dish. The ingredients were really fresh and for me, I enjoyed my fish and chips. I like how the fish was being encrusted in a light layer of breadcrumbs as opposed to the typical thick batter at other places. We would have loved to go for dessert, but we were pretty stuffed by the time we finished our mains.
Will definitely come by soon to try the other dishes.

Thank c2h5ethan
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