The Chophouse (Vivocity): where the Pork Chop reigns supreme.

Drenched in natural light, open spaces and a gorgeous long table on the al-fresco patio, you can get a sense that communal dining is encouraged here. The notion of feasting, boosted by a plethora of meaty delights and impending gluttony, highly likely under such jovial circumstance. Casual and unpretentious, you might just want to get a pint of Paulaner Weisse ($11) to start, the generous folks at The Chophouse runs happy hour all day long, so that's definitely worth a mention.

Get started on the Fillet Mignon Salad ($17) only because you're probably gunning for the pork chop upon entrance yet still want to make a move on the beef, so here's your best bet for satiety on both protein fronts. Pan-fried fillet mignon, plump and red in the middle is plonked down on a cushy bed of argula, romanie lettuce, shredded fennel, baby spinach, roasted peppers and cherry tomatoes salad, dressed in a luscious coat of aioli to ensure you dive into your daily dose of greens. I would recommend you wash it down with a glass of their house-wine, the Malbec ($12) from Alamos, Argentina is a mild-mannered spiced up red that will kick-start the palate for what will eventually spiral into an afternoon of debauchery.

Serving familiar pub grub classics, the Crispy Calamari ($16) falls right in line. These aren't exceptional but at least you're guaranteed no rubbery strings and limp battered coating here. Flanked by a dish of tartare sauce, you'll be scrapping the bottom of the basket before you even know it.

Where mains are concerned, a trip to the butchers block is a no-brainer. There's the USDA Prime Rib Eye ($39), cooked to just the way your like, is as honest - not to mention affordable - as food should be. Served with our choice of bearnaise sauce, it was commendable, if not redundant when faced with the table side condiment tray housing an irresistible chili mustard that we eventually smeared on everything. Another no-nonsense delivery hits the table and this time there's a bit of an Asian spin on it. The Berkshire Pork Chop ($33) basted in Mongolian glaze consisting of hoisin, black bean and chilli sauce is awesome. The racy fat-laden slab pushing through the assertive flavors and reigning supreme where carnivores are concerned. A worthy side dish is the Creamy Spinach ($6), no pathetic one-ladle serving here, instead, you get a hearty portion that is serviceable and extremely filling. It's easy to crown this side-kick a winner, but then again you're detracting from the main picture. still...

And as if it isn't enough, we decidedly settled on a sweet ending to extend the gastronomical journey. Being recommended the Chophouse Bailey's Cheese Cake ($8) by the floor staff, we dived in head forks first. Buttery digestive biscuit crust, check, kudos to that but minus points were assigned with regards to the gelatinous texture of the cheesecake. Kids, save your calories and load up on another side instead. Pssst, I heard the mac and cheese is pretty swell in this joint.

As the amount of new Food and Beverage establishments pick up steam in Singapore, let's not forget the old players who have provided a competitive dining scene locally. The Chophouse with its down-to-earth price structure and downright delicious fare being one of those places you should still patronize.

The Chop House
1 Harbourfront Walk
t: 6376 9262

Operating Hours:
Mon - Sat and Eve of PH: 11 30am - 10pm
Sun and PH: 11am - 10pm

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