Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Tables @ Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok - เดอะเทเบิลส์ @ แกรนด์ ไฮแอท เอราวัณ กรุงเทพ

Cuisine: International / Steak House
Price: THB2,700 per person (what we paid for)
Visited: 12 May 2014
Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Value for money: 4/10
Services: 6/10
Scale: [ 1=poor ----- 5=average/standard ----- 10=outstanding/exceptional ]

The Tables @ Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is one of the famous high-end dining room in Bangkok. It is situated on the mezzanine floor of Grand Hyatt Erawan. The venue is elegant and comfy. The kind of food they serve here are mostly French food and steak range. The interesting thing is the theme of table side cooking. Many dishes at The Tables will be prepared by table side but of course not the whole cooking process such as steak would be grilled in the kitchen before slicing by table side and risotto will be partly cooked before ending the final seasoning process by the table side. This theme of cooking can be interesting from time to time but not so often. For the service, it is obviously great. Staffs are polite and well mannered but might be lack of some knowledges. Nevertheless, I could feel the kind of weirdly negative look from some staffs at The Tables, I mean the kind of look/attitude that make ones uncomfortable. Perhaps I am a local. Perhaps I am not a regular there. Perhaps my sense was wrong.

The Tables @ Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

spacious and cosy dining room

range of alcohol for cooking

table side cooking station

my choices of bread for the evening

For starter, I had Champagne risotto, parmigiano reggiano, black truffles (6/10). Risotto for the starter, a little heavy but I like it. At first, a chef will present ingredients for the course before cooking. Of course, the risotto had partly been cooked. Within a few minutes, the dish was ready. I would say that this was a pretty nice dish in term of flavour. The aroma, the balance taste, and the fabulous magic of truffles were well integrated. The one thing I did not like was the texture. It lacked the unique sticky texture of risotto which I really like. The rice seemed not to be the short grain one and kind of low in starch. Not sure whether it was their intention. Well, you may like it though whilst I don't. Otherwise, this is sure a classically great dish. A dish with wonderful fragrance without too many stuffing.

ingredients for the risotto

chef preparing risotto

Champagne risotto, parmigiano reggiano, black truffles (THB900)

For the main, I had entrecôte double, sirloin, USDA Prime Nebraska 450 g (7/10). This was a well prepared piece of steak. I asked for medium-rare and it was perfectly cooked to my statement. Wonderful flavour and texture indeed. This is sure another good steak house in Bangkok apart from New York Steakhouse at JW Marriott Bangkok and Fire Place at Intercontinental Bangkok. Having this steak with mustard and a touch of salt can be perfect already. Else sauces like red wine sauce or pepper sauce can also help. At the time, there were 3 choices of mustards and salts to be chosen from. Nevertheless, there was a point that still wonder. Entrecôte is rib-eye but instead it is sirloin at The Tables (forgot to ask the staffs). If you happen to know why, please kindly let me know.

chef slicing steak at table side

entrecôte double, sirloin, USDA Prime Nebraska 450 g (THB2,600)

perfect medium rare steak

black peppercorn and red wine glace sauces

range of mustard and salt

To end the meal, I chose cherry jubilee, vanilla bean ice-cream (8/10). This was sure a nice simple dessert. I love the bit that they put quite a reasonable amount of Cointreau in the cherry sauce. The vanilla ice-cream was also well made: creamy and not overly sweetened which paired well with cherry.

Ok, The Tables is a good place to explore and is sure a place for romantic couple. All you need is quite a deep pocket as one is expected to pay around THB3,000 plus for a three courses meal and this is without alcohol. If you are to order wine, expect to pay much more. Wine range here is not bad at all but they do come with steep marking up. A more value for money choice if you are a big eater is the Sunday buffet brunch which cost THB3,500 per person with free flow of beverage range.

ingredients for cherry jubilee

cherry jubilee at table side

cherry jubilee, vanilla bean ice-cream (THB350)

petit fours of cherry glaced chocolate

The Tables @ Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok - เดอะเทเบิลส์ @ แกรนด์ ไฮแอท เอราวัณ กรุงเทพ
494 Ratchadamri Road
Bangkok 10330

Open Hours: daily 12:00pm - 02:30pm for lunch (11:00am - 03:00pm for Sunday Buffet Brunch) and 06:30pm - 11:00pm for dinner

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