For Christmas, I brought my parents to Day & Night Angus Steak and Raw Bar. I have never eaten there myself or at any Day & Night location before. But to be honest I wasn’t expecting too much since usually Asian-run steakhouses are not too great. They had a Christmas / Winter menu for us to pick from at 3 different price ranges (4 courses). We decided to go with the cheaper one since we didn’t really need to eat like foie gras…and not even sure if it’d be good. Ours was a 4 course meal for $50 each.
Our starting appetizer was a trio of smoked salmon, shrimp and duck breast. My favourite was the salmon, but I also really loved the cocktail sauce they provided for the shrimp. The shrimp was majorly disappointing because they were so frozen I had difficulty separating the 2 shrimps without using my hands -_- The duck breast was a bit salty..but I guess that’s normal.
Our second appetizer was soup where we had the choice between French Onion Fusion soup or Lobster Bisque. I’ve never had French onion soup before so I opted for that while my parents both got the lobster bisque. It was pretty neat how they served it. We get a plate of the ingredients – onion & cheese, and lobster and the server then pours in the soup broth with a teapot! Since I’ve never had French onion soup before, I really have nothing to compare it with, but I did like it because the onion was caramelized which tasted nice with the melting cheese. Both broths were on the salty side though, but for the lobster bisque you could definitely taste lobster within the broth. They were also not on the creamy side which probably helped with the soup not feeling overly filling.
For mains I got the Rack of Lamb in medium rare. It ended up being too rare for me especially since they cooked it with the racks un-separated. That also made it very difficult to cut out slices to eat : / I also like lamb when it has a very strong taste. I can’t figure out exactly what that taste is called in English -_- I googled and all I got was “gamey”. But anyway this lamb was not strong in that taste and the rawness really put me off because the inside was completely raw and sometimes my whole cut would be 99% raw.
My mom got the Rib Eye (I think…the waiter kind of confused us because I think he gave my parents the right dish but said the wrong thing). It wasn’t anything special honestly.
My dad got the Striploin and this was the tastiest of the 3 steaks we had that night. It was much better seasoned in taste and cooked better. Probably because it was Medium. I find that at Asian steakhouses they can’t cook it accordingly to the degree that you want – you always get too raw or too well done.
For dessert, I was really hoping for cake and not ice cream but we ended up getting something even more disappointing….Fruit. It looks pretty and all but I mean I can eat fruit, and dried fruit, and jelly at home.
I’m not too sure on whether or not I’d like to come back to Day & Night to eat from their regular menu. I have heard good things about it from friends that dine there, but more so on their oysters which I don’t really eat much of anyway. I actually liked the restaurant that used to be there before Day & Night (can’t remember the name now), but they had good pasta and I was sad they left. Overall, I don’t think their Christmas/Winter menu was really worth it so I’m glad I picked the cheapest one because the more expensive ones were around the same thing just different for the 1st appetizer.