Last week was nostalgic as I visited Roda Al Bustan in Garhoud after a decade. This time to have dinner at Roda Grill which is located in the Lobby Level of the hotel. Roda Grill is a steakhouse that also offers seafood and vegetarian options.
The setup of Roda Grill is intimate and it has a separate bar area. The wooden panelling, hardwood floors, dark wood furniture, dim lighting and an open kitchen makes it a perfect and cosy venue to share a meal with family and friends.
The restaurant is headed by Chef Andres and his team. We loved the fact that the chef came over to our table and spoke to us about the concept of the venue and also recommended few dishes.
While we were having a round of Drinks, we were offered warm Bread fresh out of the oven with butter and olive tapenade. The warm bread was amazing and it was so soft and tasty that it just melted in our mouth.
Next Chef Andres sent us amuse bouche- Meat Pie for my friend and veggie pie for me, as I’m a vegetarian. The pie was so comforting and moreish.
As their Caesar Salad came highly recommended, we had to order it and the salad was made at our table side. We get to choose our ingredients. The Caesar salad was light and refreshing.
One of the standout and must-try dish was the smoky flavored Burrata with Beetroot Hummus. It was served with grilled peach, pomegranate and rocket leaves in the side.
My friend had the Australian Ribeye Steak with Potato Wedges and Mushroom Sauce as her sides. She found the steak -tender, juicy, full-flavored and perfectly medium rare like the way she loves it.
I had Linguine pasta with tomato sauce and veggies for the main course. It was delicious.
Compared to the amazing food that we had, the desserts were just okay. The Chocolate Souffle though the presentation looked good, the taste wasn’t great. The other dessert which was served in a jar was a kind of White Chocolate Mousse with strawberry compote was yummy.
Overall, we had a wonderful dining experience at Roda Grill. The food, the drinks, the service and the atmosphere was fantastic.