Took my son here to celebrate his new job and hang out together plus give Lawry's a trial run. Walked past it so many times and wondering what the fuss was about. Having made a reservation and circumstantially arriving late,we were greeted amiably by the staff and led to our table in a restaurant with decor reminiscent of the Tanglin Club i.e all the areas named after iconic Singapore landmarks but essentially all browns,beiges and dark wood........very retro and a throwback to the 60's at best. Clean and bright but more like a movie set I thought. Staff attired in uniforms more akin to tea rooms than a steak restaurant but again very friendly and welcoming,except I must say for the 'Chef' who when arriving at our table gave a perfunctory bored wave over his shoulder as he was introduced. Not a show stopper but at these prices not what you expect. The food itself or should I say the steaks looked superb and we opted for the Lawry's Prime Cut and we both agreed this was simply fantastic being perfectly cooked,slightly rare and as tender as you could wish for. The 'sides' however were a different story with everything being reduced to a pulp and not very appealing at that so creamed corn/potatoes/spinach which other than the prime rib,together conspired to make this like food for the toothless. Not a single crunchy firm vegetable in sight or on offer..........very poor Lawry's. The salad starter was poor,limp brown edged lettuce and a gloopy sauce all spun in some manic tabletop tumble dryer,an inauspicious start. The portions were generous so we skipped on deserts and got our bill which was frankly 'steep' but on balance worth it for trying out an institution.Recommended for meat lovers only.