Found this little neighbourhood gem with LC a few weeks back when we were looking for a late dinner around 9pm. Domain is our go to place every weekend for breakfast as we live around the corner, but have never really ventured out to check out dinner. Not wanting to head into the city, we decided to give it a go as it was jam packed with guests even so late at night.
Entrecote is a Parisian steakhouse, famous for it’s one dish only, steak with unlimited chips and salad from 12pm until 12am. The concept is very simple and they have every table of their restaurant full, which means it’s working. Breakfast is available, which is a full a la carte breakfast (no steak here), and from the looks of the menu, we will definitely be back for a taste of this.
After a recent travel to Paris, Jason Jones, the mastermind behind the restaurant decided to bring a bit of Paris back to Melbourne and open a’Steak & Frites’ inspired style restaurant.
We all know I’m not a big red meat lover, but if it’s all they have on the menu, it must be good! I ordered my steak medium rare, which was written on the paper table setting by our waiter. We didn’t go with any sides, as it was already 9:30pm by the time we were seated. Shortly after a beautifully cooked to perfection steak arrived with shoe string (very salty) chips and a tasty simple leaf salad. The steak was dressed in a herb butter sauce that was absolutely amazing!
The concept is a beautifully cooked steak with unlimited chips and salad for $39.90. This might be amazing to those who can eat a massive amount of food, but for us girls it was just the one plate for us. Maybe on our next adventure we will be able to indulge in the complimentary refill of chips!
SERVICE & ATMOSPHERE
Entrecôte has taken over the space which housed Lynch’s Restaurant for over 30 years. This old white bricked house is the perfect setting for what lies beneath the front doors. The house has been kept in tact with each room acting as a different intimate dining room space. Olden wooden stairs bring you up to the terrace area, with additional dining room areas, large rustic fireplaces and rouge coloured walls.
The staff were extremely friendly and took the time to explain the concept of the restaurant and history behind it when I asked him some questions. They seem to all love their jobs and take a great interest in each and every customer.
If $39.90 isn’t good enough, they also have happy hour with reduced prices on wine and $2 oysters.