Chophouse removes itself from the old gimmicks of steakhouses and instead exudes a level of class through its service, food and contemporary setting.
Forget everything you thought you knew about a steakhouse, and go and try Chophouse in the Sydney CBD.
Described as a tribute to the New York-style steakhouse, Chophouse removes itself from the regular gimmicks of steakhouses and instead exudes a level of class through its service, food and contemporary setting.
Inside the Sydney restaurant, the lighting is fairly dim, projecting a calm ambience throughout. Wood is featured throughout the décor, with beautiful wooden tables, high ceilings and faded walls. Chophouse has a capacity of more than 200, with tables and booths spread across two levels, plus a bar area and outdoor seating.
To start, the steak tartare with waffle chips was one of the highlights of the evening. The steak collapses under the fork and is a delight with the crunchy chips. The crispy zucchini flowers with prawns, cornichon and dill were something else, while the Iberico jamon with grilled peppers went down real well.
Although there's plenty of variety on the menu, Chophouse prides itself on its 'meat and chops'. It's not so much for meat lovers, but more for those who appreciate quality produce. The MB7+ wagyu rump is 250g of the finest beef from Brunette Downs in NT. Chophouse's chefs have treated the cut, four on the marble score, with the upmost respect. The caramelised surface of the meat from the grill has an oaky flavour, which matches with the juicy steak and red jus. If you need a hint of spice with your beef, the harissa should satisfy.
If you're hankering for some meat but don't feel like beef, the grilled barramundi with mushrooms and carrot puree is a delicious alternative, while the cheeseburger is more than just a crowd pleaser, with pickles, chutney and mustard. Make it a double if you're feeling brave.
With the desserts, give the baked rhubarb pavlova a try. Drenched with coconut yoghurt and wattle seeds it's surprisingly sweet and crunchy.
Having heard about Chophouse as being a premier steakhouse in Sydney, it's really not just a one-trick pony. Impeccable service, the finest produce and meals you will keep coming back for. You'll never look at a steak the same way again.
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