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“Quite good but not memorable”
Review of Jaan

Jaan
Ranked #45 of 11,201 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $200
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Marina Bay
Description: Derived from the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘bowl’, JAAN is an intimate, 40-seat restaurant dedicated to showcasing the finest in Artisanal French cuisine in Singapore. The Artisanal menu by Chef de Cuisine Julien Royer is built around a passion to showcase the freshest ingredients through simple but beautiful dishes that reflect both culinary tradition and creativity. The result is an imaginative, innovative cuisine that celebrates and respects seasonality, terroir and the skills of the world’s best gourmet producers.
Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife and I dined at Jaan a couple of days ago and ordered the 10 course Chef's surprise menu. We were devoted visitors to Jaan when Chef Andre was there and while we have visited for lunch a couple of times since he left, this was the first time we had been back for dinner.

The evening started well with an interesting selection of amuse bouche and a table by the window. We had:

- Course 1: Avocado and Langoustine Canelloni - enjoyable and a nice start to the meal; very mild flavours, might have benefited from some acid for bite but still nice

- Beetroot composition - like the concept but the flavour disappointed lacking any variation and while a variety of textures were presented, needed some crunch

- Walnut crusted diver scallop - not bad, I liked the apples for some sweetness and tartness

- Confit Artic Char - fairly dull, really lacked flavour and texture

- Smoked Organic Egg - great presentation albeit didn't really get Roesmary in the flabour; however overall the dish was nice but slow cooked egg dishes are becoming quite common and this didn't really have any originality attached to it

- Bresse Pigeon - this was the only main course. Nicely presented as a whole in a dish prior to being plated. Well cooked and nice garnishes but nothing memorable about it. And when having a 10 course meal one is looking for an indulgent main course, and the pigeon just didn't really hit the spot

- Cheese course - one slide of truffled brie. It was nice but as part of a 10 course meal, I'd expected a proper cheese course with the offer of a selection - the one paltry slide was disappointing

- Pre-dessert - this was described as a palate cleanser. If so, a palate cleanser should not be counted as a course. Anyway it consisted of sponge cake topped with come coconut merringue

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant, one of the best in Singapore,
and the price for a set menu at lunchtime is quite reasonable,
for an 'haute cuisine' restaurant.
Great view, great service, delicious food. Will go again.

Thank JakCv
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great views accompany and excellent meal on top of the Swissotel. This is fine dining at its best and all I can say is that the price is justified because we walked away from our meal absolutely blown away. No words can do justice to the magic created in this kitchen.

Thank DesiOnTheMove
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Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

I believe that the bread should be served before the 1st course is served? No? Well other than that, everything else was great. The servers were sharp and attentive. I mentioned servers as there were not a specific one or two that was taking care of us(only 2 of us) as all of them did which I would say creates a little confusion.

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Thank Fid_Souja
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The setting is quite spectacular, panoramic view of the city, absolutely stunning. The food whilst very creative and presented with lots of theatre, was somehow missing something.
Winelist was also slightly disappointing, all very generic and quite expensive.
Overall, a pleasant experience.

1  Thank jessbrownee
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